Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Ok, so sometimes an Arts student wants to be a smart person

aka How Much Does House Get Paid?

So. If House and the three Cottages each take a seventeen per cent pay cut, House shouldn't have to fire one of the Cottages. Right? So, assuming all the Cottages get paid the same, the equation should look like this:

(H - 17H) + (3C - 17 x 3C) = H + 3C
100 100

100h - 17h + 300c - 51c = h + 2c
100 100

83h + 249c = h + 2c

83h + 249c = 100h + 200c

49c = 17h

h = 2.88c

So House gets paid 2.88 times as much as each Cottage.

Does anyone think this is even remotely right? Considering I haven't done any math more complicated than 1500 take 500 leaves... shit, too many. Keep typing for about five years now. If (as I assume) it's not right, what is the right equation/answer? C'mon smart people.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Vodka and Coolers

We're about to watch The Office which The Witch seems to think is inappropriate for Skywalker. LMC and I are all "It's fine" and "Chill out" and "He won't understand it anyway." Then we were all "Just say 'What' and 'I don't get it' and 'What's everybody laughing about?'"

The Witch: Skywalker!
Skywalker: What?
The Witch: Come up here to the table thanks.
Skywalker: I don't get it.
Me and LMC: [Pissing ourselves laughing.]
Skywalker: Why is everybody laughing?


The Witch decides we all want to watch Zathura but as she and her sister are trashed on one and a half wine coolers, has to get LMC to check how long it goes for.

LMC [trashed on several vodka-lemon-limes]: Look on the back stupid. Right there... Wait, where does it tell you? Oh there. It goes for... one hour eighty five minutes.


Incidentally, I'm thinking me and LMC should have started this Vodka and Christmas thing several years ago (and, as she pointed out, several hours earlier). Christmas is fun y'all.
Merry Christmas!

Hope you all got everything on your list!

And now I'm off to watch to watch Season Two of House. That's right.

Love, Missy.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Life, The Universe, and Everything.

As we all remember, I was required to have a meeting with the BA people which was both stupid and pointless.

Actually, the point was to advise me if what I was planning to do next year was all fine with them, and if what I'd worked out wasn't, they could just shut the hell up.

Which they did.

And so I find myself right here in the Land of Why Didn't They Tell Me I Couldn't Do This. Thanks a lot, BA people.

There's some limit on how many units you can do per year, and it doesn't include doing four six-unit topics per semester. Unless it is by special permission. Are you insane?

Shut up Flinders.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Why didn't someone tell me???

It's like a week til Christmas.

Did you all know this? I sure as hell didn't. But now I do. Thanks a lot y'all.

So of course I had to go Christmas shopping. The thing I ordered online a week or so ago actually arrived TODAY from England for Chrissake, just after I'd got its recipient all prepped to get like, a card because their present was too late (due to the fact that I didn't know Christmas was just going to creep up on me and jump out when I least expected it). But it arrived so I was feeling all good.

Except when skywalker, who had neither ideas nor money, became the first one to get presents for everyone because I am just so damn full of good ideas and I insist on sharing them with other people who then go out and make them happen leaving me with jack all.

In the end, money was spent, presents were bought, I am still brilliant, and Christmas? You can bring it on.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Dude, where's my dinner?

Ok, it's 7:26pm and I am freaking starving.

Thanks a lot Uni Hall.

Since dinner is served absurdly early there, were it semester-time, I would have eaten dinner AND dessert by now. AND gone for a walk to the ovals to do cartwheels with Eri. AND watched Futurama. AND written another couple of hundred words or so on the essay of the moment. AND be checking to see how much time I have left before HOUSE COMES ON.

But since it is, and it isn't, and I haven't, I am very very hungry right about now.

And likely to remain so for at least half an hour to an hour. Yay me.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Soundtrack to your life

1. Open your library on your Zen or Ipod or other MP3 player.
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press play.
4. For every question type the song that’s playing.
5. When you go to a new question press the next button.

Opening Credits: Tessie by the Dropkick Murphys.

Waking Up: If You Like Pina Coladas by Rupert Holmes.

Falling In Love: I'm A Believer by Smashmouth.

Fight Song: She Likes Me For Me by Blessed Union of Souls.

Breaking Up: You're Still The One by Shania Twain. That's gonna be a fun break-up, I can tell.

Making Up: Shut Up! by Kelly Osbourne. Aggressive making up style there.

Life's Ok: Boom! Shake the Room by Will Smith.

Mental Breakdown: The Life I Lead from 'Mary Poppins'.

Driving: Rubberneckin' by Elvis.

Flashbacks: Fall Down by Jebediah.

Happy Dance: Watching You by the Rogue Traders.

Regret: UGLY by Daphne and Celeste.

Final Battle: Bad to the Bone by George Thorogood

Death Scene: Save the Last Dance from 'Save the Last Dance'.

Closing Credits: Theme from 'The Suite Life of Zack and Cody'.

Stolen from Silent Babble. You're all tagged.

Monday, December 11, 2006

It's Snowing!!!

Ok, not really. Obviously.

But I made a snowflake. It's very pretty.* Go make one.

Maybe we'll make some with the kids at work.

* I can't figure out how to copy a pic here, so you can't see it here it all its prettiness. Sorry bout that.

Edit: Here's one done by skywalker entitled "Jet Flake."

Friday, December 08, 2006

Intelligent and Useful... Who Knew?

You scored as Fairly intelligent and useful girl. Hey well done! You are a fairly intelligent and useful girl. You have done well to fight the relentless wave of pointless crap that comes at you from all angles in the media trying to turn girls into pink obsessed simple brained pointless idiots and thus subjugating them and preventing them from interfering in any male dominated realm where, if undivereted, they would wipe the floor with the competition. Keep expressing your individuality - in this way you will help others to follow your example and break free themselves.

Fairly intelligent and useful girl


Stupid pointless girl


Slightly pointless girl


Very intelligent and useful girl


Fairly pointless girl


How much of a stupid pointless girl are you?
created with

Thursday, December 07, 2006


Once again,random spaces

that I can't
do anything

about.You just have to
keep scrollingdown and downuntil...
you make it.
YearStudy PeriodTopic Name Grade Description Units
2006Semester OneENGL1004 Writing Nation DN Distinction 4.5
2006Semester OneENGL1008 Fictions and Transformations DN Distinction 4.5

Sunday, December 03, 2006


Things about scooters:

They are fun to ride.

They are I can do 62kms/hr. Max. Downhill. I am always doing between 55 and 60 ks.

Car drivers are impatient. And rude. And they frequently make me fear for my life. (If all I can see is your headlights in my mirrors, you're too close.)

I will move over into a bike lane sometimes. I get to choose when, you don't.

If the speed limit is 60 or below, I won't.
If there are two or more lanes, I won't.
If I'm in danger of falling off the bike lane into the mangroves, I won't.
Deal with it.

And if I get pulled over for going too slow on McMillans road, I will not be happy. Do not expect me to be. And registration sticker should be the first thing you check. Just a tip.
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