Wednesday, 23 January 2013

I'm Still Here...

Sorry for the lack of posts (again). Got caught up in the excitement of Christmas when I went home to visit the parents and sort of forgot about writing. Will be back soon with more rants... :)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

A Few of My Favourite Things...

(at the moment, anyway)

1. Daniel Craig as James Bond. I went and saw Skyfall last night and just loved it. Special shoutout to Javier Bardem who basically stole the show with his camp/creepy portrayel of Silva. I had my doubts when I saw the awful dye-job/wig they made him wear but it just suited his character so well! The reboot of the James Bond franchise only worked because of the fragility and rawness that Daniel Craig brought to the movies. I am really going to miss him :( I wonder who will be the next Bond? PLEASE be Idris Elba!!

2. The Broken Bells. A "supergroup" led by James Mercer (The Shins) and Danger Mouse. I love The Shins but their recent stuff has been pretty hit and miss. The Broken Bells are a nice injection of indie-pop to an industry oversaturated with tween dance-crap.

3. NYX Round Lipsticks. I mentioned these in my Save the Rabbits! post as a reason to get on board the cruelty-free beauty bandwagon. NYX make hella cheap cosmetics and these round lipsticks are SO pigmented! I have only two shades at the moment (Fig and Rose) but for $2.99 a pop you won't have to sell a kidney to collect the whole set. I just placed a big order with Cherry Culture, an online US site that sells NYX, Jordana and MILANI, and paid $30 for sixteen items and $20 shipping. The shipping is by weight but even if you add the fraction of shipping on to each item it is still WAY cheaper than buying from overtaxed/overpriced Aussie sites. Cherry Culture frequently has sales, too :)


Monday, 10 December 2012

Save the Rabbits!

Every once in a while I get a bee in my bonnet about something or other, which results in me obsessing about that something until I finally acheive/purchase/kill it. Like the time I decided I wanted a cat. I spent several weeks fawning over every cute cat on the RSPCA website and wore Josh down to the point where he let me get one just to shut me up.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

I'm with Stupid --->



At the moment I am playing email ping-pong (or is it table tennis?) with an eBay customer who is upset that her parcel hasn't arrived yet.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Eau de Bleurgh

Oh man, I have really neglected my blogging of late! Aside from some personal dramas, I lost a bit of motivation (I am currently trying to write a 100,000 word PhD thesis) and couldn't bear to write anything- not even my daily rants :( I still kept them going in my head, though...

Somehow, the personal shit has managed to sort itself out (for now...) and I feel inspired to start spewing forth my obnoxious thoughts on pretty much anything that piques my interest :)

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Things That Do Not Float My Boat

1. People who use social mediums (primarily Facebook) to clog up my newsfeed with their bitching and moaning about their first world problems. In particular, the recent furore on the Lust Have It page bemoaning the shittiness of the "VIP" membership because it doesn't kiss their arse and make them coffee. Really. You pay less than $15/month and expect a fucking diamond ring on a silver platter? I suggest you stop your repetitious whingeing, get on with your life (although the jury's out on whether you indeed have one, given the inordinate amount of time you spend writing whiny essays on FB) and thank the gods that you HAVE $15/month to spend on unnecessary beauty products instead of, say, I don't know, LIVING IN A CARDBOARD BOX ON THE STREET. Or worse, having THIRD WORLD problems.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012


My bloggy inspiration seems to have waned a little so I have been neglecting my ranting on this medium but never fear- I am back!

So much shit has gone down (or is it up?) in the past week and I am loathe to go into it in detail so I shall just be cryptic and say "the end is the beginning is the end". Never thought I'd be quoting Billy Corgan, but if this past week has taught me anything, it's that life can throw you a curve ball at any moment!! But you gotta just keep on going. And drinking. And going.

That's it for now- have heaps of stuff to review/bitch and lament about but for now I think I'll just have a beer and a donut :)