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Well I did say I'd post a link of my guest blog when it was up. So without further ado here it is enjoy and good night.

Sara Douglass, Celebrating Ten Years of Crusader This Month
As anyone that has attended university for any amount of time would know, assessments become a seemingly endless grind that wear you down and demand more and more of your time and effort. So what have I been doing lately?

Yes you guessed it! Assessment piece after assessment piece.

Thankfully I have a wonderful date looming, that date is November 1st. Glorious, magnificent November 1st. The day that all my assessment is due in by and the day I can go out and get absolutely and magnificently hammered. Not something I normally indulge in being somewhat of a conservative but this year come the time my last piece of assessment is sent off and my outbox is clear I'm off to party town.

Something else I'm pleased to say I've been doing lately is working on a guest piece for a friends blog. She runs this blog as part of her business and has asked me if I can write a piece on my favorite author. So naturally being the kind hearted, nice person I am I said yes. For those that know me I know that is a largely overstated exaggeration, I'm not really that nice I just am not very good at saying no when people ask me favors.

Anyway I've agreed to do the blog, have actually written it and am eagerly awaiting feedback, something I blame the education system on. Why do we have this constant need for positive feedback and constructive criticism? Can't we just punch it out and then take whatever may come? Who knows? Certainly not I.

With luck it's going to be published tomorrow. Woo! I'll post the link here once it's up.

Anyway I need to finish a lesson plan for Saturday's class. I'm teaching my learners how to take cuttings of plants, it's not the most exciting thing to teach people, it is however cheap and easy. So in the grand tradition of being a university student I shall follow the rule of it doesn't cost a lot it's good. I'm sure my teacher will like my lesson after all everyone will have a nice new little plant to take home and the end of the day and who can complain about that? Not sure but just in case I have chocolatey type bribes to make sure no one rains on my parade.


Return To LJ

So it's been ages since I posted to LJ but I figure it's time to return.

*Trumpets roll the royal fanfare*

I'm going to give a quick rundown on my year in as few a words as possible and then try and make regular posts. I've been busy this year doing a whole bunch of things including crashing my car and moving to a new town. I've gone back to university to train up as a teacher (primary). I was involved in running Nullus Anxietas II which was a blast. My Pop died this year. And that's the main highlights of my year.

Oh year and I turned 25, I hit the quarter of a century and the world did not end. Yay for the world.

New Year Meme

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?

- Lead a committee
- Have my heart smushed into little pieces
- Birth a calf
- Find solace in spirituality

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I can't remember my resolutions but am sure I didn't keep them. I've put it on my to-do list because one always hopes for the best

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

No, thankfully not. I'm so not a kid person

4. Did anyone close to you die?

A couple of close calls but thankfully no

5. What countries did you visit?


6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?


7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

November 11, I realized my world view had been changed significantly without my noticing and rejoiced

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Awakening from the dream and turning my life around

9. What was your biggest failure?

Losing someone I loved

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

I had a really bad case of the flu this year which was upsetting as illness doesn't normally affect my family

11. What was the best thing you bought?

I'm going to say my iPhone because I really can't remember buying anything else very spectacular

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Pa, losing your eye sight and retaining your good nature and your fantastic sense of humor is a fantastic acheivement

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Someone who was very fake and used me for their own benefit and gain

14. Where did most of your money go?


15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

My friends

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?

Sadly Katy Perry - I kissed a girl

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

a) happier or sadder? mostly happier although slightly more stressed
b) thinner or fatter? fatter
c) richer or poorer? poorer

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Money making, fun socializing, exercise, actualization

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?


20. How did you spend Christmas?

With family

21. Did you fall in love in 2008?

Yes but it didn't last

22. What was your favorite TV program?

Hard pushed to pick - Rome (HBO), Battlestar season 4, Dexter season 3, Primeval season 1 and 2

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

I've managed to go the year without hating anyone. Am very pleased, I got irritated yes but some good healthy exercise to get the irritation was most helpful

24. What was the best book you read?

Jasper Fforde - Big Over Easy, D.J Conway - By Oak, Ash and Thorn, Naomi Novik - Temeraire, David Gemmell - Fall of Kings, Sara Douglass - The Serpent Bride, Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Kate Bush, THC, Cat Empire, Flight of the Concords, The Waifs

26. What did you want and get?


27. What did you want and not get?

Career job, lasting relationship

28. What was your favorite film of this year?

Prince Caspian (it's the only new movie I can remember seeing and liking)

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I had a job interview, went to the movies with a best friend and got drunk by myself. Was 24

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Getting a good job

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?

Classic clothes that don't date rule but geeky clothes rock

32. What kept you sane?

The jury is still out on that. Probably Lucy, Sarah, Mum, Nimue and for a while Matt

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Duke out between Nathan Fillion (Mal Reynolds from Firefly), Matthew Macfadyen (Mr Darcy) and Simon Woods (Mr Bingley)

34. What political issue stirred you the most?

The apathetic idiotic people who have no friggin' clue and allow our country to be f*#^ed up

35. Who did you miss?


36. Who was the best new person you met?

Good year for meeting new people, can't really choose

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.

Anything is possible all you have to do is believe

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

If I could tell the world just one thing
It would be that we're all OK
And not to worry 'cause worry is wasteful
And useless in times like these
I won't be made useless
I won't be idle with despair
I will gather myself around my faith
For light does the darkness most fear

Nullus Anxeitas 2

Feel free to post this poster elsewhere the link is: http://www.pace.com.au/nullus2/NullasAnxietasPoster.jpg

25th Sep, 2008

Your result for The Which Discworld Character Am I Test...

Captian Carrot

You scored 89 intelligence, 55 morality, and 71 physical strengenth!

You are an intriguing character. Good hearted, incredibly strong, and a headful of information that makes that Jeopardy guy look like a bar trivia hack. No one knows what to make of a six-foot tall dwarf who dates a werewolf, and may be the true heir to the throne of Ankh-Morpork. But you can make everyone get along, and are a born leader.

Take The Which Discworld Character Am I Test at HelloQuizzy


Engaging personality, sensitive, modest, occasionally narcissistic, but can rise above vanity.

Colors: male: violet, female: rose
Compatible Signs:
Set, Horus
Feb 12 - Feb 29, Aug 20 - Aug 31

Role: God of the earth
Green-skinned man, with leaves all over his body and a goose on his head. Sometimes he was shown laying on his side under his wife, the sky goddess Nut.
Sacred animals:

What is Your Egyptian Zodiac Sign?
Designed by CyberWarlock of Warlock's Quizzles and Quandaries

Discworld RPG

I've been playing the Discworld RPG a lot lately. It's heaps of fun.


What Fun

You are The Wheel of Fortune

Good fortune and happiness but sometimes a species of
intoxication with success

The Wheel of Fortune is all about big things, luck, change, fortune. Almost always good fortune. You are lucky in all things that you do and happy with the things that come to you. Be careful that success does not go to your head however. Sometimes luck can change.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

I like

Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in with? (pics)
created with QuizFarm.com
You scored as SG-1 (Stargate)

You are versatile and diverse in your thinking. You have an open mind to that which seems highly unlikely and accept it with a bit of humor. Now if only aliens would stop trying to take over your body.

SG-1 (Stargate)


Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


Serenity (Firefly)


Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


Heart of Gold (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)


Enterprise D (Star Trek)


Moya (Farscape)


Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)