Thursday, March 18, 2010

20 questions.........

Well, 36 questions, but you get the point.
The lovely pepperandbaxter tagged me to answer these questions! I think it is a good way to get to know strangers don't you agree? I always stress out about them because I feel my answers are never witty enough. Anyways, here we go!

1. What time did you get up this morning?
7am. The alarm goes off at 6 - but I doze until 7. I take an extremely short amount of time to get ready in the morning so i can be out of the house by 7.30!

2. How do you like your steak?
Rare. And with horseradish cream - mix horseradish with sour cream. It is the bomb-dot-com.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
I can't actually remember - how sad is that. Considering my fiancee is a projectionist, I hardly go to the movies!!

4. What is your favorite TV show?
True Blood, Bones, Castle (and this is just at the moment)

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Canada - pretty much anywhere in Canada. It's cold and I love the cold!

6. What did you have for breakfast?

7. What is your favorite cuisine?
Mexican and Italian

8. What foods do you dislike?
Not too much probably roast pumpkin. Yack.

9. Favorite Place to eat?
There used to be an awesome mexican restaraunt on Lygon Street in Carlton, but it closed a few years ago - so I don't really have any one place I love to eat!

10. Favorite dressing?
Balsamic and oil - with some fresh herbs thrown in.

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive?
Hyundai Getz. He is red and his name is Oliver. I. Love. Him.

12. What are your favorite clothes?
Jeans, boots and plain black t-shirts. Boring huh?

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
I'm pretty pessimistic - so I would have to go with 1/2 empty.

15. Where would you want to retire?
Gah - not sure, it is a while away yet!

16. Favorite time of day?
Morning - when noone else is up!

17. Where were you born?
Carlton, Melbourne.

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?

19. Bird watcher?
No. Nature tends to bore me. Ha!

20. Are you a morning person or a night person?
Definitely morning. Once it gets dark at night I get sleepy.

21. Do you have any pets?
No - my cat Tiger lives with my parents in Cairns now. I miss her.

22. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share?
I just graduated my PhD. Still enjoying making people call me doctor.

23. What did you want to be when you were little?
I wanted to be a nurse.

24. Are you a cat or dog person?
Cats. definitely. They can look after themselves, and they have such distinct personalities.

25. What was your last drink?

26. Always wear your seat belt?

27. Been in a car accident?
My car got toalled two years ago. Someone T-boned me when I was driving down the street. Scariest thing ever.

28. Any pet peeves?
Um - thoughtless people. People who think they are better than you. People who are mean.

29. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
I love everything except pineapple. Cooked fruit is the food of the devil!

30. Favorite Flower?
Rose (Lame and predictable I guess)

31. Favorite ice cream?
Cookies and Cream!

32. Favorite fast food restaurant?
Does Grill'd count as fast food? Their burgers are the BALLS.

33. How many times did you fail your driver's test?
Passed first shot!

34. From whom did you get your last email?
Spam email from a Dr. Viagra. No I don't need a bigger appendage thankyou.

35. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Devil Kitty on Brunswick Street in Melbourne. Check them out if you are in Melbs.

36. Do anything spontaneous lately?
I tend to not be spontaneous. It's quite boring really.

37. Like your job?
Sometimes, sometimes not. It can be pretty high stress, but science is a nasty nasty bitch sometimes.

38. Broccoli?
Yum. Broccolini is better though

39. What was your favorite vacation?
It was for work, but when I spent two months in Edmonton, Canada and a week in San Diego for a conference.

40. Last person you went out to dinner with?
Not dinner but I went to lunch with a bunch of friends and family for my graduation.

41. What are you listening to right now?
Podcast of 'Rue-Morgue Radio'

42. What is your favorite color?

44. How many are you tagging for this quiz? Anyone who wants to do it really!

45. What time is it? 9.52AM

46. Coffee ??
If you could hook me up to an IV containing coffee I would be content.

So if anyone is reading this and wants to give it a go - go nuts!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Winter: Behold the Awesomeness.

I am not a creative person. Being a scientist I am analytical and not at all arty.

I find polyvore facinating, but difficult to make sets that look as cool as some others I have seen around lately. However it is the bomb-dot-com to put together my dream outfits and looks for winter this year.

Firstly I see black black and more black:

My Favorite Colour
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Lab Chic!
Lab Chic! by

Things I will love this winter:

*Leather bomber jackets
*Leopard print (scarves and shoes)
*Classic black and white tanks and t-shirts
*Slim leg jeans
*Big soft leather roomy tote bag (for work)
* Leggings (although NOT as pants)
*Pencil skirts
*Over the knee boots and ballet flats
*Splashes of colour on nails (have to offset the black somehow!)
*Casual off duty looks - Harem pants, bonds oversize hoodies
*knitted beanies, and mittens

Things I want to love doing this winter:
*Drinking Drambuie on ice (preferably drunk at my local when it is cold outside)
*Reading in bed when it is raining outside (trying to work my way through the entire Stephen King back catalogue)
*Going to the beach all rugged up to watch the ocean in the wild weather
*Lots of red wine in front of open fires

Why do all my activities involve drinking or reading?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pssh! I'm not a henchman, I'm Dr. Horrible. I have a Ph.D. in horribleness!

Hey Y'all -

I'm still here. Yes. Seriously. Still trying to get the hang of the whole remebering to blog thing, and well, when you can't find the charger to your camera, so you can't take photos, so you have nothing to post...well the whole situation just makes me want to have a Bex and a lie down.

This week has been busy busy busy due to the following:

1. Grant season at work where all the scientists have to write a 9 page proposal to the government explaining why we should remain employed for the next three years

2. My Mum coming down to visit for my birthday which resulted in a whirlwind of house cleaning in preparation for her arrival

3. And finally - my PhD graduation!

Here is a photo to tide you (me?) over until I have the time to write a long winded post about how important and smart I am to be one year older and a Doctor!! :)
Here I am trying to look very contemplative and doctor-like. A (my partner) tried to tell me I looked more like Harry Potter. I disagree.