Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sad but true

Well, it turns out that George the Russian who lives next door is not Russian, he's actually Polish. Quite disappointing really. I don't know much about being Polish - I shall have to do some research on the inter-ma-net so that I can cast dispersions of the appropriate sort.

Apparently he's off for a trip to the motherland shortly and asked if we could call his mobile if a bomb falls on his house. I pointed out that if a bomb fell on his house, we'd probably be in no fit state to be ringing him on his mobile as we'd be dead.

I get the feeling that George doesn't think I'm as amusing as I think I am. Mind you, he is nowhere near as amusing now that he is Polish.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Happening today at Casa Laziest

This is what is happening today at our house.

I took the MonkeyFish child to Tiny Tots at 9.15am. Because it is a wet day, there were heaps of littlies there and it was chaos. MonkeyFish is still a bit overwhelmed at being in the older group and just stands there watching and not doing much else.

Now I have to take the dog to the vet. She's hurt her foot/leg again and won't put any weight on it and cries everytime it touches the ground. 3.10pm was the earliest they could fit me in

Buster's computer keeps crashing because it is too hot and the video card is fried and he doesn't want to spend any money on a new one. Yes, it's a Dell.

And worst of all, I have a hideous caffeine deprivation headache.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Scary, scary

So Halloween this year was a bit disappointing - we only had two groups of kids at our door. I had such high hopes too. The cat was prowling the hallway and was doing her whole hellcat thang and Izzy, wearing black, is already dressed as a hellhound. I hadn't brushed my hair so was costumed as a fishwife, the child wasn't co-operating though and just wanted to go to bed. Anyway, the first lot arrived before dark and I dished out Freddo Frogs to a demon, a witch and a miscellaneous monster. Upon receipt of their treat, they all roared and howled as appropriate and then started to leave until they were cut short by a voice from the end of the driveway - "I hope you said thank you". It's hard to be a tough monster when your mum is ensuring that you remember your manners.

The second lot turned up and were very pleased with their Freddos. They were escorted by someone's older brother dressed in his Emergency Services Cadet uniform. I wasn't sure if the older brother was in costume or not so I asked if he wanted a Freddo and got a "no thank you" with an incredulous look. Obviously was too big to participate in Halloween frivolity. Talk about being old before your time - he wasn't a day over 14.