mebfeath: (music is too loud)
2009-12-02 05:24 pm
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music recs!

Switchfoot's new album - Hello Hurricane - lots of awesome. Classic rock, but awesome lyrics. I personally think it's much better than their recent offerings.

Owl City. Odd name, yes. I love the flying messages at the top of their website, though. Very cool. Their sound is quite electric - technically it's synthpop - but it's quite fun. I don't usually like anything too synthpop (Muse is the awesome, but probably my limit), but this guy's lyrics are quite good. And it's not over the top. My favourite song so far is Fireflies, which apparently did extremely well in the US.

So yes. MySpace is your friend! Go! Listen!*

* Gee, I'm demanding today...
mebfeath: (Default)
2009-12-02 05:04 pm
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oh teh funnies!

New Moon in 15 minutes by the fabulously talented [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda.

Go read. Now!

ETA - Twilight in 15 minutes. Hysterical, if you ask me. Don't read this at work. Like I just did. Lucky I'm the only one left. Apart from my boss, who is *this close* to getting up to see what I'm doing. ...Aaaawkward...
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2009-08-10 08:52 am
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Top 5 meme

Filched from [livejournal.com profile] allisnow.

Ask me my Top Five [Whatevers]. Fannish or not. Any top fives. Doesn't matter what, really! And I will answer them all in a new post.
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2009-05-29 10:11 am
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This is how wars start, guys.

'The Great D-Day Hissy Fit'

*snigger* You guys are too funny. ;)

You also have to wonder who's writing the captions for news.com.au - 'Crater Eats Car'.

I really want to reply with the comment 'OM NOM NOM' and see what I get. Really want to.

Edit: Pictures! (Sadly without car...) More Pictures! It really is amazing no one died. The car was in so far only from the back door was showing. Yikes. That would not have been pleasant.

In more concerning news, '20 years on, Tiananmen wounds still raw' - or, 'What happens to you when you do something the Chinese Government doesn't like, but knows the whole world is watching'.

Edit: I just tried to do my links using 'html' instead of 'href'. *facepalm*
mebfeath: (PotC @WE - 'garden party')
2009-05-18 01:03 pm
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GRUMPY.

Yes, that's right. Grumpy.

I am on a diet. A ridiculous diet. This diet involves no wheat, no sugar and no yeast. And considering dairy products are already a touchy subject, very few of those.

What does this leave me to eat, I hear you ask. Well, very little.

- Vegies (limited potatoes)
- Salad (no dressing)
- Meat (including chicken and fish)
- Nuts (no pistachios or hazelnuts)
- .....

Yes, that's about it. It's quite ridiculous.

FOUR TO EIGHT WEEKS.

I am actually beginning to possibly feel sorry for my classes over the next two months. I'm probably going to have slightly less grace than I normally do...

Off to assembly I go.
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2009-03-18 12:25 pm
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Tweeting...

  • 12:50 @chiroho *End up* with an enormous amount? ;) #
  • 12:51 thinks everyone should go and read Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. It'll be available in the US as well in Spring 2010. Go! Read! #
  • 15:32 Haha! I like that. Actually, I had to read it for the library. So technically it was school work, so I wasn't technically procrastinating... #
  • 15:33 is stoked her English meeting lasted all of 2 minutes. On the downside, I now have no excuse to not mark. Dammit. #
  • 07:31 is at school already. *eyes clock* #
  • 07:33 can't remember what her facebook status was last night, and really wishes she could so she could understand what all the comments mean. #
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Ooh! It works, it works!

I guess it's amusing that I'm amazed something works.

Ok, ok, back to marking.
mebfeath: (australian flag)
2009-03-02 10:05 am
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I think my eyes are going to shrivel up and hide behind my brain.

Despite sleeping from 4:30pm to 8:30pm, and then going back to bed at 10:30pm and sleeping till 6:30pm, I am still tired.

Yup, definitely sick. Yay for doctor's appointment this afternoon.

I am so incredibly over this. I cannot do it justice on LJ.

*falls over*

*runs off to Year 9 class*
mebfeath: (PotC @WE - 'garden party')
2009-02-28 06:09 pm
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My nose hurts.

And I have a headache.

That is all.
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2009-02-23 03:56 pm
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I'm never letting anyone near my face ever again.

Well, at least until March 3, when I have an appointment to check everything's ok and have the splints taken out.

Yes, splints.

Basically... Cut for TMI... )

Other than that, getting better. I have finally achieved the awesomeness of being able to breathe through both nostrils (for all of two minutes) and the amazing disgustingness of sinus wash. EWW.

Nose is very blocked (I'm pretty sure the big plastic splints aren't helping), and is still running like a tap. Which means I can't yell very well (which I found out today with my Year 9s. Excellent.) and have trouble talking for long periods of time (a sentence is pushing it).

Can't smile. Top lip still not functioning properly, which is rather irritating, because I like laughing and smiling, and tend to do it quite a bit.

Ended up ditching work today early. I really over-did it thinking I could survive. Managed to teach one class then packed up off to the doctor who gave me some nice stuff to make my stomach feel better (it's traumatised, I think).

Have been told to have tomorrow off as well. So I'll be having tomorrow off. Everyone at school was just so lovely, really. They all took one look at me and asked me what the hell I was doing there. Several of them even offered to drive me to the doctor and home if I needed. So lovely.

So yes. Lots of joy and laughter over here...
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2009-02-16 05:17 pm
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2009-02-13 09:06 am
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Images from the Victorian Bushfires

Images from the Victorian Bushfires

If you want to get an idea of just how horrifying it really was. And it's still going.

The worst thing: most of these fires were deliberately lit. Several were lit during a telethon last night raising money for the victims. WTF?

These people seriously need to be locked up forever where they can't get out and do this again.

In other unrelated news, I'm sick. Joyz.
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2009-02-12 04:38 pm
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One wonders about the repercussions of this.

Judges Approve Warrant for Sudan’s President

I don't believe it's the wrong move; I just hope it doesn't result in more violence.

In other news, I'm doing a presentation on genocide at the Years 10-12 Enrichment Camp on Saturday (Enrichment Camp is for those students who want to go that little bit further). It has been harder preparing for this than I thought.
mebfeath: (australian flag)
2009-02-12 04:34 pm
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But this makes it all better.

Sam reunited with rescuer David Tree.

A testament to their relationship - she didn't bite his nose off!
mebfeath: (ron - 'meh')
2009-02-10 11:57 am
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My poor country...

Victoria fires: 173 dead, towns ruined, police chase arsonists

Victoria's Worst Bushfires on Record: A MAP

I just can't believe why people light these things, knowing people can/will die.

It makes me want to cry. All these people dead.
mebfeath: (PotC @WE - 'garden party')
2009-01-28 02:00 pm
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Ahh, study hall.

Yes, this is where I am right now. I am supervising a group of about 25 students who are meant to be in study hall. Except that most of them have had all of about 3 classes, and have nothing to actually study. So I don't blame them for being a little restless. Especially two boys up the front whom I have just threatened to move if they don't stop talking. Gah.

It's great, because I get lots of time to post on LJ prepare for lessons, etc, that I wouldn't normally have. I study hall.

And I have just realised I haven't eaten lunch. Mmm. An hour and fifteen to go. YESSS.

I'm so tired. Yesterday was really draining, and coupled with the fact that I haven't really had enough sleep over the last couple of nights, I'm falling asleep where I sit and struggling for motivation. This is not good.

*kicks two boys in front row*
mebfeath: (ron - 'meh')
2009-01-23 11:46 am
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Gah!

I have to leave school early to go to a Pre-Admission Clinic for my operation.

SO. FRUSTRATING.

I really could have used the time today to finish planning and meeting with people and planning and sorting out timetables and planning. Gah.

I promise I will do a decent post on school soon. It's been fantastic so far though - I'm totally stoked to be here. Everyone's been awesome and friendly and wonderful.

So yes. Must leave in 30 minutes, and I still have to sit down with a colleague and plan Year 9 English for this term. Spectacular.

In other related news, I'm finding it easier to update Twitter than to write a whole journal post for the moment. Does anyone know how to get LJ to post on my journal what I post on Twitter? (I know it has something to do with RSS and feeds and stuff, but the help files were wholly unhelpful.)
mebfeath: (mine!)
2009-01-21 03:04 pm
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Oh no!

I just realised I missed [livejournal.com profile] meg_pat2000's birthday. I am a bad friend.

Happy birthday, Meg! Hope you had a wonderful day, and that it wasn't too filled with school stuff...

*hugs*
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2009-01-13 10:24 pm
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A love letter to my immune system.

Dear body,

I do not appreciate cold sores.

I realise you haven't slept well over the last couple of nights, and that you were doing your best to stop a sinus infection from setting in, however, this does not give you license to allow a cold sore to appear.

I don't care that it's in a new spot on my lip. The right hand side of my top lip is just as bad as the left hand side of my bottom lip. Anywhere in general is bad. Very bad. And the fact that it's small doesn't mean it's ok, or that it won't get bigger later.

I have a very important week coming up and I need you to make it go away. Now.

Very little love,

Me
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2009-01-13 08:10 pm
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Meme! Blame meg_pat2000.

A. People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blog and replace any question that they dislike with a new, original question.

B. Tag eight people. Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag who tagged you.


001. What are your nicknames?
Feather, Heath, Feath...

002. How do you style your hair?
Usually parted to one side, with a slight fringe. It's quite long, and layered. Getting it cut tomorrow!

003. What's new in your life right now?
School! Well, it will be in 3 days. ARGH.

The rest... )

I tag...[livejournal.com profile] iainc...ugh! I think most other people have been tagged! Comment if you haven't been tagged, and I'll tag you. ;)