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How Aussie are you?

From the Suz's Space blog, this is the How Aussie Are You Meme. I'll leave the "No"s blank. I like that it's got a nice mix of bush and urban stuff, and some culture in there too. 1. Heard a kookaburra in person. -- yep. 2. Slept under the stars. -- lain awake yes, slept no. 3. Seen a koala. -- yep. 4. Visited Melbourne. -- live there. 5. Watched a summer thunderstorm. -- yep. 6. Worn a pa

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One artist challenge

I'm only doing this 'cos (a) Rae tagged me (a while back) and (b) I had a smartarse answer for the first question. The ONE ARTIST Challenge ! Choosing only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to 15 people you like and include me. You can't use the band I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Pick Your Artist: The Who

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Doctor Who birthdate game

Just a game I thought of: what Doctor Who episode aired on or closest to your birthday? Check this list to find out. (I guess those born before 1963 or in the 90s will probably gravitate to one of two episodes...) Me: Inferno, episode 7 (third Doctor, 1970). This was a classic slow burn story (excuse the pun) and episode 7 included the resolution from one of my favourite cliffhangers ever

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Significant Other

Sometimes memes are just irritating. For instance that "25 things you may not know about me" one. A few friends have done it. I'm not going to. You already got seven things out of me, and fer chrissake there's 15 years of blog posts people can read if they want to find more. I did figure out some answers for this one, one's Significant Other. It's months old because for whatever reason, I've ta

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Alphabetical music meme

For those so inclined, here's a music meme. Take your iPod, or alternative daggy unfashionable non-Apple MP3 player, or even your music collection on your computer. Pick a song, maybe one you like at the moment, doesn't really matter which one. Using the alphabetic list of songs in your iPod/player/computer, list that song and the following 9 in alphabetical order. What do you get? G

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Seven things you may or may not know about me

I was tagged by Patrick: Seven things you may or may not know about me. I've been blogging for a while, so you might think there's nothing left that's unknown about me, but in reality only a fraction of my life appears on my blog. That said I may struggle to think of things that I want to reveal but haven't already, but I'll have a go. Some things known to my friends but not known to people

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Animal meme

I was tagged by Clay for an animal meme. Though I suspect these answers won't be terribly interesting. An interesting animal I had... I don't currently have any pets. In the past it was goldfish and cats, and when I was very young, budgies. The one I had the longest was Sooty the cat, who was around from about the age of 12 until a few years after I left home -- we got her as a kitten, to ac

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Help an evil genius

My friend Greg is on a quest to become an evil genius. He spotted an abandoned missile base for sale on ebay, and is trying to raise the money to buy it. He writes: "People have donated to help some ditz pay off her credit cards, some kid go to college, some stripper get breast implants... why wouldn't they donate to help a budding evil genius get his first lair?" He's a pretty nice guy, so

Here is my

Here is my backyard

It's not a big backyard, but I was never going to be able to afford a big property in the suburbs I wanted. Oh well, there's a large park quite nearby. The fence isn't really that crooked. It's a trick of the photo stitching software. Likewise, this picture makes the backyard look pretty microscopic. It isn't really: by my calculations it's about 13 metres across by about 7 metres deep.