Thursday, 29 April 2004

Awww, I've been sat upon by a cuddly, fragrant Jinny. (Cat-musk is lovely. Her own perfume.)

~ posted by Anna @ 10:18 PM

April in Hindsight
(Taurus) Highlights from AstrologyZone

"This will be one of those months where you'll need lots of patience. The pace of life is sure to slow down when Mercury, the planet that rules communication, transportation, negotiation and commerce, retrogrades from April 6 until 30."

Uuuuh-huh. No kidding. Great time to learn the functions of a cash register system, eh? :P

"If you can delay signing contracts in April, do - typically nothing good comes of contracts agreed upon during a Mercury retrograde period."

Heh heh, whoops! My first-ever/one-and-only contract was signed on April the... um, around the 10th I think. Oh well.

"It's a superb time to do research or to go back to projects that got sidelined some time ago. It is also a very favorable time to reconnect with people from your past."

Hmm, like perhaps catching up with an old friend, albeit only through SMS? Cool.

"Taking a job from a new employer would not be wise, however."

Well, damn! Ehhh. But what can I do? Too late now. ^_^

"You might want to buy a gym membership this month or begin running or power walking each morning.... If you absolutely must miss a day, vow not to go more than two days in a row without a workout."

Oh dear. Bad me. Yeah, I think I've done a decent walk about, oh, four or five times this month. Very Bad Anna.

"You will be in a much more normal zone financially by May 7..."

Gonna be rich by my berfdie? Groooovy.

"Often at eclipse time the universe asks us to give up something in exchange for something else, so be prepared for that. Still, don't get upset at the idea of losing something - a solar eclipse usually works in everyone's favor, especially one with as many positive aspects as this one has."

Like, say, losing my free time in favour of money-earning time? *shrugs* Yeah, okay, I'll try not to resent it too much.

"Try to treat yourself well this month, and should anything come up, get the care you need."

Hmm, well, guess I'm leaving it a bit late to get that doctor's appointment regarding my monthly troubles. Blah. Better see what can be done.

"We all have to reinvent ourselves from time to time, and this is your time, dear Taurus. In fact, that may lead you to decide to give yourself a radically new look."

All I did was touch up my hair with henna. Wheee.

~ posted by Anna @ 10:10 PM

Sunday, 25 April 2004

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Elastic: spastic
  2. Intervention: bloody Christians
  3. Risk: taken
  4. Junk food: waste
  5. Arrogance: grrrrr
  6. Responsibility: avoid
  7. X: men
  8. Marshall: Wade..?
  9. Kill: Bill (ugh)
  10. Brother: Where Art Thou?

~ posted by Anna @ 10:08 PM

Monday, 19 April 2004

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Virginia: ham
  2. Soft: and cuddly
  3. Carol: singers
  4. Vanity: plate
  5. Feminist: bitch
  6. Alias: a.k.a...
  7. Coward: -ly
  8. Beer: nuts
  9. Chance: opportunity
  10. Honest: policy

~ posted by Anna @ 10:08 PM

Sunday, 18 April 2004

Today wuz my first eight-hour day at the stoopermarket.

I won't say it went without a hitch, but it was manageable. Things'll get better.

But god damn it, my feet hurt. They're so sore that I'm crying. Okay, I may have had a couple of glasses of wine, which heightens my emotions to make me all stupid... but I've soaked them, and rubbed them, yet it's shocking how sore they are. And my back hurts. And I have the same hours tomorrow.

Sucks to new shoes and sore muscles. I'll have something to eat and go to bed.

~ posted by Anna @ 8:35 PM

Wednesday, 14 April 2004

Cat Capers
I never got around to mentioning this the other day, but we had a feline visitor to our house. A pretty, dainty, pure white, golden-eyed thing with a sweet voice, who got our resident cats thoroughly disgruntled, and what's more she(?) did not want to leave. Mum had first heard her meowing from the gully which borders a corner of our backyard - and Miss Puss took Mum's response to her calls as an open invitation to enter our house. We tried to chase her out many many times but she nimbly evaded our attempts to shoo her out the door, and scampered into another part of the house. When we did get her outside, she insisted on coming right back in. She was not remotely scared of us humans, or our cats. She would not take a hint. She did not know that she was not welcome.

And today she was back again!

The little minx suddenly appeared in the hallway, ignored the growlings of Sam and Roux, and sauntered about meowing at us. After another few departures and arrivals, I decided to dampen her spirits by dousing her with a large jar of water. Unfortunately only a little actually got her; the rest spilled all over the front steps. Although this did scare her off for all of, oh, an hour or so; when Mum arrived home, so did the cat. I had readied a second jar of water, not believing I'd need it! I took her outside, held her at arm's length and deliberately poured it over her. She was last seen scarpering under the deck in the general direction of the gully. I hate to do such nefarious things to a friendly, confident, playful cat, but she musn't be allowed to stay. I have prior feline loyalties! And the little girl must have her own home, and perhaps an owner who misses her. Let's hope we don't see her trying to attach herself to our household again.

~ posted by Anna @ 1:57 PM

Chasing the Rabbit
Cacao, bunnies and resurrection: what's the connection?

"'Last year,' a co-worker confided, 'we got so sick of people grabbing at the huge chocolate rabbit on display that after Easter Sunday, we took the rabbit outside and ceremonially sacrificed it by beating it with a stick.'"

Ooh, poor wabbit. Heh heh. Sounds like a fair strike at the modern, irrelevant aspects of Easter. Or should it perhaps be renamed 'Eater'? As in, "I'll eat'er eggs!" or something like that.

Nah, I don't usually do the article-linking thing in my blog, but hey, why not? It's a holiday. (Well, it was a few days ago.)

~ posted by Anna @ 11:38 AM

Tuesday, 13 April 2004

Ho hum.
Today's not really worth saying. Spent most of it feeling wound up and chronically bored. Time slid by as slowly and slimily as a snail. My computer apparently felt the lag too.

Things worked out as planned, though I worried right up until the moment of truth and relief. Seems like I wasn't the only one; though 'twere for our own particular reasons. Gripes all around in the release of pressure, and reassurances.

Am clean and warm, having showered. Suddenly dying from a craving for green jasmine pearl tea. :(

Will retire now. *ZZZzzzzzZZzzZzzzzz.....*

~ posted by Anna @ 10:05 PM

Monday, 12 April 2004

Friday Five
Friday Five again, yay!

1. What do you do for a living?

I'm about to get my first ever job, as a supermarket checkout chick. Wheeeee.

2. What do you like most about your job?

I guess it's good to have more contact with people, shallow as it is. And the job's nice and simple once I get used to it.

3. What do you like least about your job?

Hmmm... don't know yet.

4. When you have a bad day at work it's usually because _____...

Ditto. Dunno.

5. What other career(s) are you interested in?

Horticultural things... I'd work in a garden centre (nursery) if I had to, but I'd rather have my own horticultural venture somewhere out of the city and suburbs. Ideally I'd like to end up mostly self-sufficient.

~ posted by Anna @ 11:00 AM

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Boxing: gloves
  2. Lewis: Carroll
  3. Bodyguard: mafia
  4. Burnout: doughnut
  5. Cruising: on a Sunday afternoon
  6. Easter: bunny
  7. AA: batteries
  8. Research: and development
  9. Redemption: song
  10. Snickers: satisfies

~ posted by Anna @ 10:16 AM

Monday, 5 April 2004

Nothing much to say.
Just a friendly goodnight to you all from Trainee the supermarket-elf.

~ posted by Anna @ 11:43 PM

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Condemn: -nation
  2. Promiscuous: sax
  3. Pro-life: extremists
  4. Mona Lisa: smile
  5. Crown: of thorns
  6. Mumble: stumble
  7. Hack: -ers
  8. Diet: soda
  9. Introduction: ...?
  10. Latin America: foreign

~ posted by Anna @ 11:41 PM

Saturday, 3 April 2004

Yeeee!! Much more betterer today. Feet are sore but brain is less crowded, and I think I've slowed down to below 100kph before sleepytime, unlike last night.

I think I'm a good supermarket-elf. Learning things and better habits. Practice makes... well, improvement, if not perfect.

Aahhh, goodnight. Enjoy the celebratory smilies, O Blog.

P.S. My hands smell of lime. Mmmmm.

~ posted by Anna @ 11:15 PM

Friday, 2 April 2004

Anna is tired. And confused. And glad to be home. *whirls* Can I please stop thinking now?

Too... much... information.

Like juggling lots of really little balls in a particular order. Mmmmmrrrrff.

But hey, I learned some things. :P

(In case you didn't know, that was my first trial shift at the supermarket checkout.

~ posted by Anna @ 9:55 PM