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That I can understand this, or that I'm actually posting it *grins*

India Foxtrot Yankee Oscar Uniform Charlie Alpha November Uniform November Delta Echo Romeo Sierra Tango Alpha November Delta Tango Hotel India Sierra, Charlie Oscar Papa Yankee Alpha November Delta Papa Alpha Sierra Tango Echo India Tango Tango Oscar Yankee Oscar Uniform Romeo Lima India Victor Echo Juliet Oscar Uniform Romeo November Alpha Lima. 0:) Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Mike Echo Mike Echo

In other news: Posted off my application form for the Masters degree yesterday. Fingers crossed that I get in.
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I woke up this morning to low visibility and the faint smell of smoke. I thought "Grea~at Yarrahbah's on bloody fire, again". (This happened a couple of weeks ago and you just couldn't see anything. Visibility was low and everything stunk of bush smoke for about a week).

Turns out I was kinda half right. It's not Yarrahbah that's on fire, it's the Tablelands, but that's only come down into Cairns a little bit. It's not bad enough to cause the haze that we've got now. Seriously, Cairns is surrounded by mountains. I know that the mountains are there... I bloody well live against one of them! but can I see them? No~o. I can't see much more than a really faint outline if I squint.


The answer to what's causing this: Dust storm.

I repeat: WTF?!?!?! This is FNQ. We don't get dust storms! (and I asked Mum, who grew up here as a little girl. She said she'd never seen this up here either).

I have pictures of the main drag I took with my camera-phone today when I went down to Central for lunch (boy was that a bad idea. I felt scungy for the rest of the day after that plus wheezy and sneezing like you wouldn't believe). I'll post them up later.

In other news I can now officially call myself a Jedi Master *grins* or at least that's what the DoS (Director of Studies), said to me.


We were having a conversation about the strangest student names we've had (I won, btw. I've had Dong Ki and Hong Ki. It took me about 3 weeks to learn how to keep a straight face when calling the roll). The DoS was sitting behind his desk listening (and giggling... most disturbing to see a grown man giggle like that let me tell you) when he suddenly he bounds up from behind his desk and flings himself out the door. He's still hanging on to the door frame, grinning maniacally, and points to our group. "I can top that!!! I interviewed a Korean with the name Jedi today! And he's in your class!" *points his finger at me and gives me this manic grin*

Needless to say I won the "Strangest Names" competition.

So I am now known as the Jedi Master in the staff room ^____^.

The DoS's antics aren't over yet. This man is a card, an absolute card... he keeps the office interesting.

I look over at him about 20mins after this conversation to see him slouched down in his chair with some sort of pink bottle in his hand. I couldn't work out what it was until he unscrews the lid, takes it off, and then proceeds to blow bubbles out his office door.... o.O

I kid you not! He was blowing bubbles.

Me: Ah, our DoS. The epitome of maturity.
DoS: Shut up! It's been a hard day! *blows more bubbles out of his door*

I love my job!

Also, I went back and re-did that iTunes meme that was going around as I now have iTunes and can answer all the questions.

meme behind here to save your flist )

Book Meme

Aug. 5th, 2009 07:52 pm
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Nicked from [ profile] banditscribe

Meme behind here to save your flist )


May. 19th, 2009 05:22 am
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'cause I'm procrastinating.

Your result for Guess The Language Test...

The Language Master

20 of 24 Knowledge!

You scored 20 Knowledge. You did Awesome! I hope you had fun, that is all that really matters. The best result you got is a little bit of exposure to some of the many languages of the world. If you liked this send me feedback and maybe I will make another one. If you vote that is appreciated also.

Take Guess The Language Test
at HelloQuizzy

Another one behind here )


May. 18th, 2009 10:31 pm
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Nicked from [ profile] agiftedmind

*holds laughter in for all of five seconds*

I'm a Sparkly Seeker! who's love interest is 'Screamer...and I'm gonna have Springer's babies.

Your Transformer Sue by ravenclaw_devi
User name
You are a...sparkly Seeker
Your color schemeexact same colors as love interest
Your opticssapphire pools
Your special powertelepathy
Your attitudebristly on the outside, mushy in the middle
Your love interestStarscream
Your weaknessYou care about your friends too much
You will...Have Springer's babies
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Nicked from [ profile] rosieknight

The first TEN people to comment in this post get to request a drabble of any pairing/character of their choosing from me. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level. If you absolutely can't write, I don't see why you wouldn't be able to offer drawings or icons or something instead. Last bit ain't mandatory.

1. [personal profile] rosieknight - Banachek/Simmons friendship. Evil Brownies
2. [ profile] agiftedmind - Vader/Padme
3. [ profile] banditscribe - Fushigi Yuugi Tasuki/Miaka. Prompt: "That's not a kiss -this is a kiss!"


Apr. 17th, 2009 06:34 am
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Well, I'm safely back in Mragowo but I wish I was back in Paris.

Here's the Meme:

1. Reply to this post, and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post ( including the meme info ) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

[ profile] agiftedmind chose these ones:

1. This one is a quote from the amazing fic Tribute written by [ profile] rosieknight and [ profile] drharper. It is very, very funny and I suggest you should all go and read it now!

2. Reepicheep from The Chronicals of Narnia: Prince Caspian. I <3 Reepicheep and he deserved an icon. I had fun screencapping him and this icon was the result ^__^.

3. To the non-Aussies on my list let me introduce to you the Magpie. This bird is nucking futs during nesting season. They will literally dive bomb anything that moves no matter the size. You know Semi-Trailers (think Optimus Prime size). Yeah, I've seen 'em dive bomb something that big.

4. This had to be what was going through Sam's mind during this scene so I made an icon of it. I had fun making it, but I have discovered that the colour red is a pain in the but to get right if you still want to be able to read the script on there.

5. Which of you Aussies remember this tv ad? I certainly do *grins*. Jan forgot to put the company ad into the Yellow Pages and while she's fleeing her boss screams this out the window. Lots of Aussies use this phrase now when they're not happy with someone *giggles* Myself included.

Here's the ad for those who didn't grow up in Australia, did but haven't managed to see it, or just want to see it again:


Feb. 28th, 2009 07:36 am
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Nicked this from [ profile] rosieknight.

Name a character and I'll tell you three (or more) facts about them from my own personal pseudocanon.


Feb. 24th, 2009 08:53 am
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Okay, nicked this from [ profile] banditscribe:

Clicky here for Meme-age )


Feb. 11th, 2009 09:10 pm
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'cause I'm kinda bored.

Clicky for Quizzes )


Dec. 7th, 2008 08:50 am
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Nicked from [ profile] boz4pm

Post the first couple of lines from the first entry each month of 2008


Right, well, I should be marking exams. I should be writing report cards... hell, I should be in BED!!! (It's half past bloody three!!), but instead I'm making icons from the new Transformers movie


... I just realised that I haven't told you anything of what I did on my holiday. BAD Sheena! LOL!

So, I'll start with my first day and post one a day ('cause I'm seriously running around like a demented headless chicken on crack at the moment at work. Two new students and only a few months to finish text books that should take 4 semesters, not TWO!! Aaaaaaaaaaaah!!! STRESS!!!)


( You know you're Australian when... )
Scary thing is, I was nodding at most of these (except the anthem. I know both verses of that)


I feel so proud right now...

... why? Because I cooked dinner.


I've been making a ton of icons lately (things have been hectic at work and they're great stress relief) and I thought I might post and share.


I'm not as think as you drunk I am.....yeah.

I've had to go over all of my exams (all 7 classes of them) to see how many of the fails I could drag up to a pass. It took me most of yesterday to mark them (not counting the couple of hours I was at my bosses for my farewell bbq) and I had to go back over every single bloody one. (to give you an idea, the pile of tests is about 4 inches thick!)


Bad Sheena,

... .no biscuit!

I've been home for a few weeks now and haven't really mentioned what I've been doing. Bad Sheena!

So, For about the first week or so I was jet lagged to absolute hell! My first day back I lay down, had a nap, and then gave Mum this "Who the hell are you and where the hell am I?!" look when she woke me up. I was really, really out of it.


I went to Green Island today. Beautiful weather, lovely and sunny, but there was just one small problem...

... lots of wind. Which meant that the seas were up at the 3-4m swell range, which means that the catamaran that I was on was rocking like you wouldn't believe. I nearly fell down a couple of flights of stairs coming down from the top deck. Thank god I've got fast reflexes and caught myself on the handrails. It wouldn't've been pretty otherwise. Broken bones at the least.


I'm flying back to Poland tomorrow. I'll probably be out of contact for a couple of days. The hostel in Warsaw has free WiFi, so I'll try to send an email once I get there.

Also, I rule at packing! Just thought I'd let you know that *grins*. One port (weighing in at 21 1/2 kg), one backpack, one laptop case/backpack, and one sling over one shoulder bag holds the next nine months of my life.


I'm turning into a teacher!

I know, I know. I'm already a teacher. But we got the textbooks today and I got ridiculously excited over the fact that we had textbooks, to the point of running around the office going "Woohoo!!! TEXTBOOKS!!!! w00t!!!! Take that photocopier!" and then doing a very silly dance.


So.. It's Halloween..

...which back home in Australia is usually a non-event. We get maybe one or two teenagers trying to trick or treat (half the time not even in costume), but Halloween isn't really a big thing in Australia. We don't carve pumpkins, we don't really have dress-up parties (though I wish we did. I love dressing up!) and we certainly don't go trick-or-treating.


Right, so I was about to head to bed when I thought "Hey, isn't Star Trek supposed to be coming out at Christmas???". So, I did a quick swing by Youtube to see if I couldn't find the trailer and Jackpot. One full-length, non-teaser trailer *bouncy*bouncy*bouncy*

And before you all start going "Wait! Hang on a second, I thought she was a Star Wars fan..." I have a bit of a confession to make...

... I'm a huge fan of both.


Nov. 28th, 2008 06:03 am
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Nicked this from [ profile] nurdhegliwen

Meme behind here to save your flist )

My Dragons:

Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!

{{Adopt one today! Heavenly Crest}} {{Adopt one today! Elite Guard}}


Oct. 21st, 2008 08:08 am
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I got tagged by [ profile] nurdhegilwen so I'm going to use this as an excuse to take a break from lesson planning (oi! Busy at the moment. I've got four or five private students that I see in teh morning and then 6 classes that I see during the evenings... BUSY!!!)

Meme behind the cut to save you from a long meme )

{Adopt one today! Aerial Dreaming} {Adopt one today! Midnight Serenade}
{Adopt one today! Silent Artemis} {Adopt one today! Cytryne}

Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!
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Please leave a one-word comment that you think best describes me. It can only be one word. No more. Then copy & paste this in your journal so that I may leave a word about you.
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Despite the fact that I don't actually have iTunes I'm going to try and do this meme. Nicked it from [ profile] rosieknight .

Click for a hint at my music tastes ).


May. 19th, 2008 12:48 am
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Nicked from rosieknight

Meme )


Sep. 28th, 2007 05:51 am
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Nicked from

[profile] banditscribe

<div style="border:1px solid black;background-color:white;color:black;text-align:center;">
  <p><!--t-->My score on<!--/t--> <a href="">The When Will FOX Cancel You? Test</a>:</p>
  <p><span style="font-size:18pt;font-weight:bold;">9 Seasons</span><br/>
  <span style="font-size:12pt">(( 46 Costs, 72 Reception,  and 53 Cult Appeal ))</span></p>
  <p><img src="" /></p>
  <p style="text-align: left; padding: 10px;">


You are a rare phenomenon.  You are the expensive show with a healthy cult appeal that still somehow managed to be a ratings smash.  You are living proof that sometimes, all the planets can align in the right order.  Although FOX would prefer something cheaper to produce, they're more than willing to make the investment for the returns you offer and the inevitable impending cash flow from your merchandise.  You live a full life of nine seasons and retire confidently, knowing that you have secured a high place in the history of television.</p>
  <p><!--t-->Link<!--/t-->: <a href="">The When Will FOX Cancel You? Test</a>
  (<a href=""><!--t-->OkCupid Free Online Dating<!--/t--></a>)</p>

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nicked from [personal profile] windtear

1. Do you have a tattoo?
2. How old are you?
3. Are you single or taken?
4. Fish?
5. Do you dream in color?
6. Ever seen a corpse?
7. Hipsters or Hillbillies? Raye's Addenum: And can any of you explain exactly what this question means?
8. How did we meet?
9. What's your philosophy on life and death?
10. If you could do anything with me, and have no one know, what would it be?
11. Do you trust the police?
12. Do you like musicals?
13. What is your fondest memory of me?
14. If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?
15. Would you cheat?
16. What are you wearing?
17. Have you ever peed in a pool?
18. Would you hide evidence for me if I asked you to?
19. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?
20. Which do you prefer - short or long hair?
21. What's your favorite day of the week?
22. What's your favorite color?
23. If you could bring back anyone that has passed, who would it be?
24. Tell me one interesting/odd fact about you?
25. What was your first impression of me?
26. Have you ever done drugs?
27. Will you post this so I can fill it out for you?


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