Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas, one and all

Wherever you are, however you celebrate, have a fantastic Christmas. I'm currently in the passenger seat whilst my Chauffeur (I'm a Lefty Elitist, after all) whisks me from First Christmas to Second Christmas. It's Chauffeur's Third Christmas, so i'm tipping I might not get away with not paying penalty rates.

Have a good one, all!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Kinky Remote-Control Alien UFO Sex

Alternatively, I could call this post I got nuthin or Obligatory
"I've been busy"
post.

And I know posting has dropped off aorund here - not even a lazy-blogging sunset picture to keep you going with, but things have been afoot in my life. I've had less time for blogging - or commenting - during business hours because of the time of year, and I could come up with a thousand more reasons I've been lazy, but it's just that - I've been lazy.

Normal posting to resume tomorrow. Promise.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Product Placement

Well, not really. I do get the occasional offer - separately of this blog - to get free stuff (Things to date: New, not-out-on-the-shelves-yet hair-care range. I got copies of Grazia before they came out, Aveeno moisturiser and tested the Stripe web-radio service for 3G mobile), but I've never felt compelled to write anything up on here. Now, twice in one week, I have been.

Today, I'm pointing you in the direction of Reinvent Yourself. Not because I believe people should actually re-invent themselves, but because they're consistently cheaper on products I buy all the time. (Particularly if, like me you use hair-care products that aren't available in supermarkets, it's handy)

Secondly (And I have no idea if I'm allowed to talk about this - uh, company that's had me testing this product? If you have a problem, I'll gladly delete this paragraph. Kisses)I've been testing a yet-to-be-released haircare range called Pureology. Specifically, the range formulated for Coloured hair.

I'm completely in love with it. It's cutting my straightening time in half and I've been able to stop using one of the heat protecting/smoothing products altogether.

I don't know when it'll be hitting the shelves, but if/when they set-up a website, I'll be plugging it.

Also, can we talk about Natio?

I've been a fan for quite a while, but then, oh, then.

Then I discovered the Factory Outlet. I think it's somewhere in Richmond? I can't quite remember. But right now I'm sitting here gazing at my Lavender and Rosemary hand cream with something akin to lust. It cost me two dollars. I could easily have bankrupted myself in that outlet.

Oh, and who on earth is allergic to baby oil? Answer - apparently me. I've never had a reaction like it.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Moderation Policy

I haven’t had to have a moderation policy up until this point, but here’s the deal: There was a comment on a recent post that I thought crossed a line – it was either written by someone who knows me/ knew me, or someone who has trawled this blog for information and was trolling. I’ve done my best to preserve the privacy of everyone I know and have known on this blog, and up until now the only comments I’ve deleted have been those that revealed something about someone else.

No more.

This is my blog, and I do not have to take your shit. Clear?

You want to post snarky, anonymous comments like the coward you are, fine. I’ve always allowed that, but if I have to respond to your – inaccurate – comments about a job I did for eighteen months four years ago by revealing more about myself than I want to on the intertubes, the comment is getting deleted. And that’s my prerogative.

Don’t like it?

Feel very free to fuck off.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Deleted

Everyone sound the Eveythings Okay alarm.

And thanks, guys.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Minor Crowing

Sorry boys, no recession:

"Strictly speaking, the Australian economy just grew by 0.1% in the September quarter, kept in the black mostly by the recovery in rural Australia from the terrible drought of the past couple of years (which remains in much of the country).

The news means that those economists tipping negative growth like Goldman Sachs JBWere missed. But there is no joy whatsoever from these figures except that there are better times in some parts of regional Australia with higher grain harvests forecast"

Glenn Dyer

What will come next March with the December figures I need to have a think about and peruse the figures before making a prediction. I'm not sure what to do with predicted Christmas spending.

In the next few days, I'll make my call.