Tuesday, March 11, 2008

White Rabbit Syndrome

I'm late . . . I'm late . . . For a very important date. No time to say "Hello." Goodbye. I'm late, I'm late, I'm late. . . . so things that were GREAT about today:

Had a long conversation via Skype with ClareBear who is living a fast and furious life now in Peru having Carnivale'd in Rio, toured with camans in the Pantenal, jet boated at Iguaza falls, perused La Paz, stayed with native Indians on the outskirts of Titicaca, walked on salt flats, done a level 4 rapids white water rafting trip, been horse riding in the Andes, has a couple of days to explore the city of Cusco, parcel up her Bolivian Llama gifts and post them before being off to the Inca trail. She's happy, healthy and having a ball so I feel good. Drop her a line, she has hot tips for what not to do at 4000m altitude. It will be the last post for a week or so. If you're on Facebook, she's loaded some photos.

Got home to DrummerBoy pouring an ICY glass of champagne and a surprisingly clean house - he needs help with his resume for a real job so had a really nice exchange, a serious chat and a giggle before he was busted out by Ocky to go to band practice and realised that in every photograph he takes an awful picture. When the police come after his abduction and ask for a photograph of my son for publication, I am left with nothing. Bless . . . (I bought the T shirt, very irresponsible)

Thank goodness at least the Fringelet can wear a kookaburra like bling! Yep, he's wild hand feeding has made him a regular visitor to this particular Fingal Bay property.

Finished the best part of an enormous custom mail-out telling clients that we're raising their fees, cleverly signed by moi so that TheBoss still looks like an innocent and managed to get through a share deal for Mr Whyte which is always a challenge.

My dog didn't run away like yesterday when she spent the day just 500m from home with two very spunky but incredibly concerned builders. My only excursions from work were to visit the solicitor and pick up her royal muddiness! (she has since been incarcerated in the dog house). Do fluoro vests count as uniform - they were hot!)

Spoke twice to my flirt of the month Rattie Mattie who as usual solved my IT problems. He's so sweet!

Found I had $34 in my bank account which allowed me to buy some nice bread and ingredients for GrannyMar's super soup - go visit it's delicious even without the addition of alcohol (I'm not about to splosh me bubbly in a soup!).

Cleared our letter of offer from a developer with our Solicitor . . yep . . we're on the downhill slope hopefully and contracts are being drawn up but we're sworn to secrecy, my neighbour is not impressed but I threw my socialist tendencies out the window and looked after number 1. I do feel a little guilt . . .well a nanospec . . actually none! I just want to go 'weeeeeeee'.

Finally got Overall, Yummy Mummy and BikerGirl together for a lunch at the end of the month which is harder than organising a world tour for Madonna!

All in all, an interesting day . . sorry I haven't visited everyone but had no internet this morning and it's my habit to visit early our time which is tomorrow your time if you catch my drift.

Phew . . time for another chotapeg (Is that word part of your vocab yet?)

And Ryan . .I saw what you got up to . . .'resh in the gesh' indeeeeeeeed! Please never show me your gesh!

Crispy where are you?

As Jeff Fenech would say "I loves yous all!"


Ryan said...

Every year we have have a word or phrase at Fingal, this year was all about the gesh. How awesome were the kookaburras, at one stage we had 2 or 3 of them on our arms. Apparently kookaburras are fans of uncooked mince from Coles, who'da thunk it?!

Grannymar said...

Glad you liked the soup.

I'll keep you in mind if Elly resigns as my manager! :lol:

Nick said...

You keep saying your house is just an ornary lil place, nothing special, and blow me there's a frigging forest at the back there! Or is that someone else's house?

Nick said...

Oh and how come Clare seems to be suspended from a jet plane at 33,000 feet?

Emperor Ropi said...

I am never late. Nice picture with the owl by the way.

Clare & Jem's Excellent Adventures said...

Haha! I love Fringlet's new ring! It totally goes with her outfit! And I would like to take this opportunity to announce that I AM NOT related to that monkey looking thing you claim to be my brother...

Baino said...

Well I'm quite happy to see the death of 'k-e-b-aaaaaaab' And yes, the kookaburra's looked stunning. Beware the b-e-a-k!

Baino said...

No problem GrannyMar I can sell Ice to Eskimos

Not my house Nick, although we have a nice wooded paddock a the back, it is the place DrummerBoy stayed last weekend at Fingal Bay in Port Stephens. Lovely spot. Clare was on the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivian salt planes, they alter depth of field.

Ropi: So you have said before. Me neither and it's a Kookaburra . . a native Australian bird which laughs instead of tweets. Very large beak, look it upon Wiki.

ClareBear: Thank goodness you take after your father! Seriously I have about 2 decent photos of him!

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Now that was a frenetic post!
But sounds like Clarebear's having a blast - tell her to mind those mozzies going up the Inca trail - I believe they're savage!

I'm off to check out Grannymar's soup.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, guess you had a short drink and nothing to do with short pants. Fluro vests DO count as uniforms ... I wash at least three a day and brawny men collect them from here when their muscles outgrow the old ones ;) Congrats about the house and GREAT post!

Quickroute said...

Glad to hear the wee one is safe and still havin' a blast! When are YOU going on a roadtrip?

Baino said...

AV: Bit like you at the moment. Busy busy. She's well prepared with her Malaria malarky et al

Anony: Love a man in uniform . . hate doing their washing! Send a couple of bronzed and brawney's over here please! Cat can look at a King!

Qucky: (Sorry, Aussie habits die hard, we shorten or ad an 'o' . .) Come November, plans will be afoot! At least one decent holly each year. I'm a bit old for roughing it these days . .been there, done that! Might just throw a dart at a map and see where I end up!

ian said...

That was definitely €34 and not $34 m - pity.

nonny said...

Great photo's, it looks so hot there.

You are on the move, yeee haaa!!! I hope it all goes great and you do well. Don't be minding anybody else, they would not do it for you. Things are on the up!