a little east of reality

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

escaping my to-do list

My to-do list for the next couple of weeks:

Tonight: 90 min activity for 8-11 year-olds
Saturday: garage sale (yard sale) at my house (lots of stuff to get togther)
Next week: friends over for dinner (they just moved here from Sydney) and prbably babysitting their kids one day that week, too
Every day until it's done: list a LOT of items on eBay
Soon: first of four "Harry Potter film festival" nights between now and when the new film comes out.
31st Mar: Japan display at the big International Culture festival at church (which the two people who were helping me have dropped out on...hmmm)
By Monday: Finish two entries in the monthly challenge at my local scrapbooking store (I'd put this aside, but the challenge packs go like wildfire - to not enter after getting them would be so rude)

My list of escapist behaviours used while trying to live in denial of the above list:

- finishing all three 'books' on Bookworm Adventures (spelling game (no really) recent gift - loving it!)
- watching the first series of Biggest Loser Australia, series 1 & 2 of Tru Calling, every available episode so far of Heroes and series 2 & 3 of Beauty & the Geek
- sleeping my whole Saturday away
- trying out my new TV (see previous post)

You're probably wondering why I haven't blogged lately - it being such a good time-waster for people ignoring their to-do list. I think maybe it just feels too productive at the moment...hmmm.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

internet banking just got a whole lot more convenient

I've been quite lucky with competitions throughout my life, especially those on the radio. But up until this month I'd never won a competition where I had to answer a question in 25 words or less and I've often wondered what the secret formula is to cracking one of those. Well, I finally did it. I had to say in 25 words or less why internet banking is convenient.

And here is the glorius result, an LG 42" (106cm) plasma screen TV:

I can tell you now that it looks a little out of place in my lounge room full of (nice, but) secondhand furniture, and anyone who sees my car before they see my TV is going to think I have my financial priorities way out of wack, but it is the most fun prize I've won in ages! No more tiny widescreen movies across the middle of my square 51cm screen.

Fun fact for the week is that these big TVs actually use a lot less energy than the smaller traditional style, which means that watching TV and movies in huge, glorious colour is helping both my budget and the environment...bonus!

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