Archive for May, 2011

How is everyone? I still remember when it was 12.34:56 7/8/09. (It’s 12:56 right now, so that second came to mind. :caf…. Ack!! Stop it! Why do I get this ridiculous impulse to type ‘:caf’ at the end of every sentence?! It’s becoming practically a ritual. :caf Full stop: .:caf followed by a :caf. :caf Can’t seem to type a sentence without it! Probably why when I Google Imaged my BYC username, whiteflare, I was rewarded, directly after the avatars of several of my associates (Crazy being the first, this post is dedicated to you) this:

 (Well, it was stationary, this being Google Images and not Google Animations, but it had the same effect of cracking me right up)

Anyhow, back to what I was saying originally before I lost count of how many brackets I needed to insert at the conclusion of that paragraph. I, being practically the only person in my entire year level who listens to the news without being blackmailed, was the one who pointed it out first. Another chick stole the credit (everything I do gets the credit taken away, I am one of those people who fades into the background despite the fact that I have a pretty good pair of lungs on me) and everyone thought it was fantastic, as usual. 🙄

One of these days, I am going to do something for myself. I am going to get a better paying job.

This is going to be a drastic improvement because I am trying to save up for a thousand things, and I can’t buy a single one of them with a thousand dollars. :th

  • A car
  • Flying lessons
  • University (although what’s this thing called HECS that people are talking about? I don’t fancy the idea of taking a loan from the government though, they usually can’t make up their minds about interest rates)
That would be all for the time being. Over and out, I had better start actually doing something now instead of just breezing through the day. I had something VERY important I was going to do. I forgot it as soon as I started trying to figure out how to insert the  into this post.
OOH! OOH! I have just had a GENIUS idea. Why didn’t I think of it before?! If I can insert , why can’t I insert any of the other ones? Guys, I deserve a Nobel Prize for being the most ignorant person on this planet. 

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Some people are precisely that. Thanks, Eenie and Gerbil! I almost forgot what it was like to have a giggle at someone who’s a tad ignorant about what a bee-yatch is… hehehe.

I reset my highlight colour to gold, and the streams of yellow popping up on my computer screen are making it quite cheerful 😛 I am cheerfully browsing through BYC in a bout of spontaneous rebellion, instead of researching the controversy on the Archibald Prize for portraiture.

I have completed my charcoal portrait of Alan Joyce for art class. I’m actually quite pleased with the result. From a distance, you can hardly tell the difference between the picture and the original photo, except for perhaps that I didn’t make his chin chubby enough. (No offence, Alan, but you probably wouldn’t be reading this anyhow, what with all that hoo-ha from your pilots protesting about not being put on Qantas flights and you trying to make little subsidiaries in a million different international locations). The teacher says that the dude would be proud if he ever saw my picture. Although, I have to say, it looks nothing like him now. He looks too stressed and tired about the failing international sector to be smiling much. 😉

What’s with that guy who decided to get his subsidiaries to clear out the oil on the market and send prices skyrocketing? Bit of a smart plan, if you ask me, but he’s in a helluva lot of trouble now.

I’ve been emailing with an old friend over in the UK. I’ve been practising my German, which is, in effect, terrible. I’ve just handed in my exchange forms, and am in a state of terror as I watch German movies I cannot understand a word of. The only things I have managed to figure out over the course of several emails are:

1. Ich kann nicht Deutsch sprechen. Ich meine dass Dallas Fortworth toll ist, obwohl sie sieben Landebahn haben und ich kann nicht wo Eagle Flight 3271 muss gehen verstehe.

2. Ich werde dich schiessen.

Ooh! That point reminds me. Have any of you ever read the book ‘Night Without End’? It is, by far, one of the most epic books I have ever read. I like this Alistair MacLean dude, gone through a couple of his creations before. NWE is basically about a sinister plane crash in the middle of the Greenland ice cap, and the struggle for survival of the scientists who rescue the passengers and the passengers themselves, among whom reside two murderers, the very ones who bought the plane down.

This story is taking self-sufficiency and preservation of life to the next level, at forty to seventy degrees below zero in the centre of a gravity storm and a glacier pitted with large holes.


I’ll end off with a nice cheerful screenshot I took of my new yellow highlighting 😀

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Been waiting for this day a while 😉 23/05, get it? Well, if you know me on Poultryland, you’ll get it. :caf

It’s a pity that years don’t have 16 months and months don’t have 34 days! O, the old home city doesn’t get its own special day of the year, unless you count the 25th July. Which I wouldn’t.

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Now, world. I think I have elaborated before on how this planet has been made so small by air travel! Well, the thing is, the internet’s probably made it even smaller. Being able to talk to people on the other side of the world?! It’s just insane, it’d probably take me 14+ hours to fly to people who may as well just be in the next room :th (Darn it, this isn’t BYC, is it?! :th :caf :frow :ep :weee)

And JFK? Well…. yeah, I doubt that would be able to fit into the next room. And the signal is kinda bad. Always wondered why I never missed anyone’s flight number here at Sydney! :gig (Stop it! :smack)

Director was on yesterday :weee (Okay, I give up. :rant) It means the controllers on the Approach frequency handle the flights directly before they land. It usually happens when it’s not so busy, during which times I am busy, and I always end up missing it. :caf There is a rather interesting “mystery word” I’ve noticed during the approach clearances, “Cleared for the visual runway 34-left on the ___s.” Still trying to figure it out.

I’ve been working on a Health and PE project. Something to do with healthy alternatives. Why we bother with this stuff, I don’t really know (I eat pretty healthy already) but I found this picture. It was absolutely hysterical. The expression on that bird’s face! :lau

Okay, over and out. Must go now. :frow

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Gee, isn’t the world meant to have ended by now? Hah, LOL!

Actually, it was kinda exciting this morning when I logged onto BYC and discovered my browser was stuck in a time lapse. It seemed to think that today is the 10th May, and the entire forum is stuck at where we were on May 10th. Oh, of course, I can still post and read through threads and pages that, according to my browser, don’t exist yet 😛 Oh, the mysterious mind of my computer. :caf Oh, good. I’ve discovered that staying within one thread and not venturing outside will correct his problems. As long as I stay inside the thread. :he

This whole end-of-the-world bull has got me thinking though – what if the world WERE really to end soon (gee, nobody knows when that’s going to happen, apart from perhaps God, but I wonder if he’s made his decision yet. Perhaps he originally did plan it for today, but seeing as someone saw through him, he had to choose again because it’s meant to be his lil’ secret.) 😉

What would my bucket list be? Things I want to do before I die…

1. Visit a stock exchange.

2. Fly solo.

3. Meet someone from BYC.

4. Visit America, and preferably New York, Dallas and Atlanta.

What would your bucket lists be, World? I’ve never been one for relationships. Good friends beat anything, but I expect one day to settle down, find a guy or somethin’. Just not yet!

My mother got a chain-email from an old friend in the UK. This one seriously had me in stitches.

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I’m sure there are several people in this world who could greatly benefit from this advice. *cough cough* Crazy *cough* Actually, he’s been pretty good recently. Eenie told him to go to bed after half an hour, which he promptly did, leaving me floundering in the lonely depths of BYC…

Nah, just paid Sydney a visit. What is it with the man who does not stop saying ‘Rrrrrrex!’ when talking to those poor pilots?! It’s actually rather hysterical and creates a jovial atmosphere, but someone should tell him to stop scaring people. Some of the crews Rrrrrrex along with him, you’ve got to love a Rrrrrrrex pilot who’s a good sport. Be a good sport, life’s too short to have a rod stuck up your behind.

Earlier today, G and myself took the cheese inside joke to a whole new level with the recently released (maybe last year) Angry Angus burger from Hungry Jack’s. We’d compared several varieties, such as Big Macs and Whoppers, but determined from the photos we’d pulled up that the Angry Angus has got to be the most cheesy. It also contains, to quote the advertisement, a lot of Angry Onions.

Our younger friend, N, today innocently chirped out ‘Your brain’s full of cheese!’. Myself and G decided to break the truth to her. “Cheese,” I began solemnly, “Is crack cocaine.” Later, G and I argued over whose idea it was to let her in and give out our inside joke. I think I’ll stick with Bob Jane Cheese-Marts… (Don’t ask. Remember Bob? Well, yes. That’s self-explanatory then. :caf) Haha!! It was funny!

(Oh, man, I feel like I’m writing an episode of Gossip Girl… yeah, I used to read that. I used to be very different. i.e. normal) Hey! Have I recommended the song Rescue Me yet? I don’t remember what I bloggled about (hey, Gerbil’s ‘twits’ cracked me up, why can’t I call it bloggling? :P), one of the reasons why I decided to introduce some categories to Floatmymind. (The title, by the way, stems from the day I learned what a float is and I felt too smart to let the moment pass). I’m hoping that this does not prove too confusing for my regular readers. (I was quite flattered to discover that I do have a couple. Me? A bloggler? Wow.)

Have a nice night, World. Ooh! One last thing. Last Friday Night (TGIF) by Katy Perry is awesome. Not the kind of song I would usually like – never even been to one of those parties, but there’s something about the song that has me hooked! 😀

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Those weaklings, it’s only 15 degrees outside! If it was -10, suuuure I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt, but some people are roasting in here. If this is what taking sedatives feels like, I think I’ll stick with coffee. (Not that I drink any other variety of coffee than the virtual sort of course, symbolised by the code “:caf”.)

Yeah, who drinks coffee anyway? I don’t have any caffeine under my belt. Except those Coke binges I used to go on as a kid because:

a) I don’t think Fanta had been introduced to our household yet

b) Every Saturday our big group of friends would pick someone’s house and stay there till no earlier than 1AM. Us kids used to get all Coked up and bounce around until it was time to leave, upon which we promptly crashed and fell asleep on the drive home.

Gee, I would LOVE being a kid again! Being able to fall asleep on demand even after industrial amounts of caffeine being ingested. Can’t believe they used to put coke in Coke. I wish I was alive back then! *protests loudly* Nowadays everything is illegal.

I heard somewhere that it was illegal to cross state borders with a chicken on your head. Now, gee, isn’t THAT a ridiculous law?! Who in the name of cold air conditioning thought of that one?

I was talking to another BYC user today. How good a lot of people are these days! People must be friendly over in the states, judging by the BYC population and everyone on the air traffic control frequencies who call each other friends 😀 I would love to get my pilot license one day. I love to travel. Maybe make my way over to the US, although that’d be pretty hard in a small plane without a hundred trillion stopovers. (A dollar for every one I make and the US will be out of debt! Now, I just need to find myself a sponsor…) Seems like a hell of a long way away though if I ever manage to get there – I still have much to learn about aviation and I suck at multitasking. Crash and burn!!!

I’m alright at reading a map though. I’ve inherited some good genes, I’d probably be able to get myself around a new place with a map. This doesn’t look too confusing in itself (I know what most of it means):

You know, I can’t wait until I get up there into the skies. I’ve looked up once or twice and thought to myself, now wouldn’t that be great… get a bit closer to the clouds, you know? And not to mention the speed! I’d love to just push the power up and get going. I’m a more technical person, never been interested in writing long novels or painting things. And, to be really honest with you… I just love it when I know things that other people don’t. Makes me feel smart 😉

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