Saturday, September 15, 2012


No matter where you go, or what you do, you'll always encounter rude people. People who think the world really does revolve around them.

I had a few 'rude' people at work today. (I work at a Library) One incident was far too long to post here. The other was short and sharp.

Patron walks in ‘Give me a computer for an hour’.
Me: I start to explain that I can only offer him 1/2 an hour (on a Saturday as it's our busiest time - didn't get that part out) and he cuts me off with.

Patron: 'WHY' in super aggressive tone.
Me: Because you’re rude and it’s Saturday! Computer number 7 thanks.
Patron: Grunts.
Me: Smiling ‘thanks’.

Is there a cure to rudeness?

That's all I've got.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Only took me five years

So about two weeks ago, I decided to become one with the tech world and get an iPhone. I already own an ipod touch 2nd generation  (which my mum now owns) and a 4th generation. However the price of iPhone plans have been too high for me to get one, until recently.

For $45.00 a month I get $450.00 of calls and 2 gig of data.

I've also added the $8.00 per month of insurance. So rounded up approx $55.00 a month I have an iPhone.

It arrived today the day after they announced the iPhone 5 but anyway!

I like it, I think Suri is hilarious and hopefully they will update it so she can assist 'Australian's with where to eat in the future.

Whilst embracing my inner geek, I'm about to go and make my first phone call on it.

That's all I've got.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Goal setting

I was driving to work late last week and had time to think. I’ve got a writing degree, two young adult novels in draft form, and a 25 + page kindle book of poetry and prose…. Yet here I am, still not published. This came on the back of me clearing out a bookshelf of older books I own to donate to a books sale work is having next month. As I was sorting out my bookshelf, I came across approximately 10 books I’ve bought but am yet to read.

So I’ve decided to set myself some goals.

Firstly – I plan to make time to read. At this moment in my life, I juggle work and uni. So the ‘reading’ I do is either work or study related. However, I love reading, and I need to make time each week to read, even if it’s simply ten minutes in bed, just before I turn off the light three times a week.

The same goes for my writing. I have a journal that my mum bought me for my birthday, it’s a beautiful leather bound journal which I physically write in (yes that thing where we put pen to paper!). However I’ve not put an entry into it since the 1st  of June 2012 (I just opened it and checked the date). This makes me sad, and also creates a little disappointment in myself. I do so many things that take ‘ten minutes’ such as watching something on TV – I NEED to take ten minutes to write each day.

So my goals for the next four weeks are as follows:

1)   Juggle work and Uni
2)   Write in my journal and on here.
3)   Read for at least ten minutes three times a week. 

If I can achieve two and three (one is locked in, there’s no budging there!) I feel that I will have achieved something, and also put a bit of work / study / life balance back into my life.

Also this year I won’t be participating in NANOWRIMO as a writer. I plan to use the 30 days to edit and tidy one of my Young Adult novels. I also need to find someone who will be my second pair of eyes for my prose and poetry pieces I want to put onto Kindle to launch my e-reader self-published career. A second set of eyes are always needed, to pick up typo’s and punctuation errors, as most of you know my punctuation skills are atrocious.

Anyone reading this who thinks they are a suitable candidate for my second pair of eyes. Please leave a message in the comment.

That’s all I’ve got.

Friday, September 7, 2012


Rrrwwwaaararrarrrrr  *sound of my frustration* Why is it, that the most amazing ideas come to us when we're not in a position to write / record them down?

I've had a few 'moments' over the past week where I thought 'Sal.... (yes third person references - break out the head doctors!) this would make a great entry on your blog.....

Now it's time to write and I can't remember ANY of the things I wanted to write about.

So I'll just write this one, telling you all about the uber amazing ideas I had... and you'll have to trust me that I had them, and eventually they will come back to me when I have a piece of paper or a device to record my ideas into audio form, to be played back at a later date......

and I've forgotten my train of thought now, as I was totally checking out the neighbour...

OH yes that's one of the points....

Spring kicked off in Australia on Saturday (1st of Sept for those who are wondering) and it was bitterly cold... I tweeted that spring has sprung, and so had my jumper, trackpants and heater!  Today however (7th of September) it's HOT we're talking 34c where I live. It's blowing a gale from the west which equals HOT wind (I'm on the east coast of Australia, and to the west of me is desert, thus hot air blowing from the west). Anyway, I'm sitting here in shorts and a t-shirt, with the window open and the fan on, checking out my attractive neighbour, she's far too young for me though... but hey there's no harm in window shopping.

That's all I've got.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Food Blog

OMG  This :)

If this link isn't working - this is what 'THIS' is

Strawberry Mango Salsa

3/4 Cup Strawberries, finely diced
3/4 Cup Mangos, finely diced
1/4 Cup Red Onion, finely chopped
6 Basil Leaves, finely chopped
1 TBSP Fresh Lemon Juice
1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
1/4 tsp. Black Pepper

Combine all ingredients and allow to sit in the refrigerator for a few hours, covered.

I didn't have basil, so I used fresh mint instead.... Uber good!

I know a food blog is rare (I think this is my first! What a way to loose your food blog virginity with this gem of a recipe!)