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01 January 2012 @ 05:06 pm
101 books in 2011
2008 | 2009 | 2010

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Steph


It seems like this is the week everyone's coming back to LiveJournal so I figured I would jump on board. I still check my friends page constantly through-out the day, it's a habit I'm not sure I will ever get out of, but it has been a while since I've posted anything.

Now where to start? Nothing major has really happened lately.

I've moved back in with my parents. My friend and I were planning on moving to London next year so we were supposed to spend this year saving as much money as possible, but she's just blown all of her money on a holiday so I don't really know what's going on with that. I won't be too disappointed if London gets pushed back or falls through because then I can use all of my savings to buy myself a car :)

I'm going for my license at the beginning of October and I'm slightly terrified. It's not that I'm worried about driving, I've been doing that for 3 years now. I know I can drive. I just hate making mistakes and I hate being judged. And I just have a really bad feeling that I'm going to get nervous and make some stupid mistake. Fingers crossed for that one.

My birthday was last week so I have to try to remember than I'm 22 now. Which kind of sucks. I like odd numbers, bring on 23! My parents bought me a Kindle (still waiting for it to arrive..). I still love collecting books but I think it will be really nice to have it for traveling or just lugging around in my handbag all day. Sometimes I end up with 2 or 3 books in there and that gets heavy!

My best friend Marnie bought me a 3-barrell curling iron. I'm still getting the hang of it so there's been lots of crazy Hermione Granger a la HP and the Philosopher's Stone hair going on. It's lots of fun ;)

And for myself I bought a new phone and a new watch. My poor credit card got quite the workout that day. My phone is the HTC Sensation and I completely love it! It's so shiny and fun. And kind of complicated to figure out compared to the iPhone, which is actually perfect for me. I get bored if things are too easy. The watch is a Garmin GPS which tracks all of your runs (distance, time, calories, heart rate etc..). It's pretty awesome, and makes me look forward to getting outside.

Running has been going well, the Bridge to Brisbane 10K was last Sunday so we headed out there at 4 in the morning (!!!). I was really hoping to finish it in under 1:10 and I finished in 1:09:33 so I am thrilled with that! It was a really great experience, lots of fun, but it was so crowded (43000 people!) so even one hour into the run you were still worrying about dodging people. It never really got to a point where you had your own space. I would love to try a smaller race next time, maybe another 10K or I might start working towards a half marathon! (Aahh..)

I've starting doing an online TAFE course in Business Administration. I still don't really know what I want to do with my life, and I'm not worried about it anymore either. I don't need a career, just a decent job where I make enough money to do all of the things I love. But we figured since my calling in life seems to be organizing everything I can get my hands on that some kind of administration position might be a good fit.

I'm determined to get to 101 books this year, but I don't know if it will actually happen or not. I'm so far behind. Maybe I'll speed up when my Kindle arrives. Nothing gets your butt in gear like new toys.

Uh, what else?.. Work is pretty much the same. Boring, but perfect hours and good pay. We just hired 2 new staff members this week and I got stuck training them both (because no-one else could be bothered doing it). It's not too bad though because it means that I can train them to do things the way I like them done. I already managed to brainwash the new guy into always putting pens back in the pen holder (seriously, I'm the only person who does this.).

I can't believe I wrote that much. No hard feelings if you just skimmed it guys, I'm not even sure I can be bothered going back to proof read all of that... But of course I did anyway. Because I'm a crazy perfectionist like that.

So hopefully this isn't the last you will hear from me for another 6 months. We'll see :) I still need to bore you all with lists of TV shows I'm watching this season.

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Steph
04 September 2011 @ 04:23 pm
Would you give up the Internet for $10 million? (this is for the rest of your life.)


I would happily live in a pre-internet world but as long as I'm living in this century there is no way I'm going to miss out on all the incredible technology they're going to come up with through-out my lifetime.

$10 Million is a weak amount anyway, they should have said $50-100m. That would get people thinking.