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2009- A year in review.

2 comments Thursday, December 31, 2009
2009 - a year in review.

Barack Obama was inaugurated as the first African American President of the USA.

Michael Jackson died. Everyone cried like we lost the guy who found the cure for cancer, before he could tell us the cure.

Everyone went ballistic about Swine Flu and look- all/most of us are still alive.

The world found out nasty details about what goes on behind the scenes in Tiger Wood's life.

The Chaser showed how many easily offended people there are with the "Make a Realistic Wish Foundation" sketch. (Just for the record- I thought it was great.)

Seedy Kyle Sandilands caused controversy by quizzing a 14 year old girl about her sex life, making him universally hated.

Obviously there are many more important things that also happened in the last year of the noughties, but unfortunately my tiny brain can't think that far back. Please add your memories of 2009 and I'll add them to the list :)

Happy New Year :)
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2009 in my life.

2009 has had ups and downs and tips and turns.

Because I'm bored/in a relationship with myself, I thought I'd share with you all the (un)interesting things that happened to me in the 09'.

I finished a short course in media, meeting some amazing people; friends that I'll still be laughing with when we're 75.

Auditioned to be a presenter on the new children's television network ABC3 and failed. I thought it'd be a good idea to make my audition 'different' and 'not what people would think to do'.....all the presenters chosen had really typical video auditions. Last time I try to be clever, ever again!

Began 'shut up, vita', consequently polluting more online space with my biased opinions, whinging about politics, laughter at innocent bystanders and most importantly, my mindless bullshit.

Gained entry into university next year, studying Communications/Broadcast Journalism.

Did an internship at a magazine for teenage girls. I won't name the publication but I will say that yes, they do recycle stories. Regularly.

Was part of a sketch filmed for one of my favourite television shows. Most likely in the top 5 fun days I have had this year.

I wrote a wanky, self indulgent blog post about myself.
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2 comments Monday, December 28, 2009
hello dear lovely people.

first of all, i'll apologise for being such a slack blogger! not posting on here or commenting all your wonderful blogs for over a week.

everything has been so hectic recently. i'm currently moving house and it just so happens to be the Christmas season so obviously choosing this time of year to pack up our lives was the most logical choice we've made.

hopefully the tabloids will provide me with good blogging material in these coming weeks so I have more stuff to have a whinge about.

hope you all had a beautiful Christmas, or just a beautiful week if you don't celebrate Christmas :)

it is almost new years eve! what are you all doing for the occasion?


photo by Nirrimi
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and the winner is....

1 comments Sunday, December 27, 2009
I'm so sorry it has taken me *this* long to announce the winner of the Christmas/End of year giveaway- everything has been hectic lately!

Obviously you want to know who the winner is.









from Five Foot Nothing.

Thank you so much to everyone that entered. I'll be sure to run another one very soon, I like giving gifts :)

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merry christmas.

2 comments Friday, December 25, 2009
So this is Christmas
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas (War is Over, if you want it, war is over now)
For weak and for strong
The rich and the poor ones
The road is so long
So happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas (War is over, if you want it, war is over now) 
And what have we done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
And we hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
War is over, if you want it
War is over now

Merry Christmas.

Hope you all have a beautiful Christmas.
I apologise for neglecting this blog so much lately- I'll be on with an update in a day or two.
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facebook is good for everything.

7 comments Saturday, December 12, 2009
Today, I saw this on a friend's Facebook status update and felt the need to share it with all of you:

95% of teens would cry if they saw the EDWARD CULLEN at the top of a skyscraper about to jump. Copy and paste this to your status if you are part of the 5% that would sit there with popcorn and a camera and yell "DO A FLIP!!!"

That statistic is more than likely untrue, but it's still amusing :) And yes, I reposted it.. would you? 
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Fleetwood Mac follow up

4 comments Friday, December 11, 2009
Seeing Fleetwood Mac on Tuesday night was amazing.
I can't even describe how good it was nor can I describe how much I love Stevie Nicks.

I did try and take photos but the lighting was horrible and they all came out super blurry.
But I found some elsewhere from that night so here they are:

and this one.. this was so sad.

I pretty much love Stevie Nicks ♥

photos from NicksLive

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What is the world coming to?!

11 comments Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Mia Freedman's blog MamaMia has alerted me to the fact that CHILDREN and BABIES are now being photoshopped.
Seriously, what is wrong with the human race when they believe that little kids need to be retouched?


I think the really horrid part of this story is that the girls' parents have obviously agreed to this, or even in some cases, requested these major changes. If so, what is life going to be like for these young girls when they get older? Kids, girls especially have enough problems accepting themselves without their parents having their photos altered. If they're going to do that, they might as well go and book the toddlers in for plastic surgery. 
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rock on, gold dust woman.

5 comments Friday, December 4, 2009
I'm going to see the legendary Fleetwood Mac in concert this Tuesday!
Even though all the band members will probably be using walking frames and taking nap breaks every 10 minutes, I am very excited. It should be a good show.

I am actually quite disappointed that Christine McVie will not be touring with the band as she left sometime during 1998. She was a pretty good vocalist. I like her. All other original band members (Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie) will be there thankfully.

I'll be sure to have some photos from the concert, but until then here are some photos from the vintage days of Fleetwood Mac.

Lovely readers! Do any of you like Fleetwood Mac? Or am I just totally living in the wrong decade?

ps, I wish I was Stevie Nicks ♥
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I want these, what fun.

Today I came across some erm, unusual stuffed toys.
Lets just say you won't find these at Toys R Us.

I'd like to introduce you to...

The Kissing Disease



Wait for it.


Whoever has a sick enough mind to come up with this sort of thing- I want to shake their hand. Who comes up with a stuffed toy resembling a disease?!

These are so amazingly unique and kooky. I love them! I'm very much considering buying them. Although, that might make me look like more of an insane person so if anyone wants to buy them for me, that would be more socially acceptable and less weird.

Available from ModCloth

Have you entered the Christmas/End of year giveaway yet?! More prizes to be announced :)
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Christmas/End of year giveaway!

25 comments Monday, November 30, 2009

For a bit of fun/thank you for wasting your life by reading this blog- I'm doing a Christmas/End of year giveaway (As if that wasnt plainly obvious by the title.

Not quite sure how to describe the prize.. Let's just say it's a basket of goodies with a little bit of everything that's beautiful, interesting, fun, alluring, cute, lovely, sweet smelling, delicious tasting, eye catching and all things awesome.

As it gets closer to the competition deadline, I'll post a couple of sneak peeks into the goody basket so keep checking back.

TO ENTER: 'Follow' this blog with Google Friend Connect (it's over there --->) and then just leave a comment saying anything at all :)

You can enter as many times as you like. Feel free to tell your friends so they can enter too and have a chance to win.

Competition closes December 15th!

Good luck everyone, I wish you could all win :) 


First item revealed: A loverly vintage black clutch purse.. sourced from the wonders of Surry Hills! (photo coming soon) 

Second item: A copy of Mia Freedman's book 'Mama Mia; a memoir of mistakes, magazines and motherhood'. 


Third item: Some delicious marshmallow scented bath goodies :)

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maybe it's a good idea to re-read before you publish.

4 comments Sunday, November 29, 2009

You can definitely tell when either a high school work experience kid has written a story, or when the sub editors were under the influence of unnamed substances..

Pay particular attention to the text in bold.

THE heavily pregnant owner of this vehicle thought her own water was going to break as she watched the family car being buried by a freak flood.

The Hyundai XL was parked in Quinns Rocks yesterday morning when a water pipe burst, sending hundreds of kilolitres of water gushing down Camira Way. 
Samantha Sandilands, 20, who is due to give birth in eight days, stared in horror as her car slowly disappeared under a torrent of rubble.

``The first thing I thought was `I hope I don't go into labour','' she said. ` ``But as long as I could get across the road, I knew I could get to the police car parked up the road and get to the hospital.

``I was really stressed and told the police I might go into labour, so they hung around and offered me a lift to the hospital if needed.

``I thought my water might have broken.''

She described it as ``a waterfall coming down the road''.

``It was similar to Bells Rapids (on the Swan River at Brigadoon),'' she said. ``We went to bed and it was still flowing.''

Her partner, Matt Young, 21, said he was woken by a policeman knocking on his door about 1am.

``I didn't know what was going on,'' he said. ``I came out and there was a wall of water down the road.

``As I got to the letterbox, I was knee-deep in water.

``I managed to wade out to the car and managed to save the baby seat out of it, that's about all we got.

``I was in complete disbelief. I did not know what to do. I was in shock.'

I think this article needs to be subbed. 

Story from
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i have to admit, it's getting better.

3 comments Friday, November 27, 2009
Julie from Masterchef appears on the cover of the latest issue of Women's Weekly. I'm pleased to report that she is much less photoshopped than last time.

Look, she has eye wrinkles and she's actually recognisable this time!

The Weekly must be trying to make up for all the disastrous photoshopping catastrophes in the world because they featured Sarah Murdoch on the cover of last months issue- "all natural".

Sure,*some* of this photo is non photoshopped- but I'm a bit suspicious about her teeth.. they look a bit too brilliantly white.
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a hint of lovely.

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good old Johnny.

Regardless of political opinion and which way you swing- you can't deny that this photo isn't amusing.

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gifts and giveaways :)

3 comments Thursday, November 26, 2009
Today in the mail I received a Frankie Magazine 2010 Calendar. The lovely Amanda from Here Comes The Sun ran a giveaway last week and I was lucky enough to win :) The calendar has the most beautiful illustrations and layout- it's so very cute.

Anyway, anyway. I thought this was an appropriate time to announce that I'm going to have a Christmas/end of year type giveaway on 'shut up, vita'. I'll post more details next week and give you the opportunity to enter.

I haven't put the whole thing together but it's going to be a little basket full of exciting goodies. I promise it will be good and not a seedy little thing :P

I feel a bit bad about only one person being able to win so maybe I will have a 2nd prize too :)

So keep checking back for details and your opportunity to enter!
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italian love.

3 comments Monday, November 23, 2009
My lovely friend Emma is currently overseas in Italy working as an Au Pair.
(For those who don't know, an Au Pair is basically like being a Nanny and looking after the children of a family)

The little girl that she looks after is called Sveva and she said this to Emma recently: "I love you Emma. Can I hold please your hand? Your hand is very important in my world little and big, Emma. Big because you are 10years more big of me, but you are little of age"

Is that not the most beautiful thing in the world?

Emma also took this photo and I loved it so much I decided to share it with all of you :)

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How much information is too much information?


I think this article from The Daily Telegraph, probably sheds a bit too much information than what we'd like to hear...

A WOMAN with a medical condition that gives her 300 orgasms a day has found a man of her dreams after she wore out a string of boyfriends.

Michelle Thompson, who suffers from Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome, thought she was just too demanding for men and would never find the man of her dreams.

But she has been with her neighbour Andrew Carr, 32, for the past six months and he's as keen for sexual intercourse as she is and they make love 10 times a day.

Michelle's rare condition means she always craves sex and can climax at any time anywhere.

She even had to quit a job in a biscuit factory because the machines kept setting her off.

"I know I'm lucky to have so many orgasms when there are women who have never had one. But the condition has ruined my love life," she said.

Michelle's first boyfriend bowed out after a few months saying he couldn't keep up with her demands. And over the years several others gave up - with one telling her he was a man not a machine.

She dated one man for five years but "by the time we broke up, he was exhausted, he left as a defeated man".

Then in May she met Andrew, who is divorced, who lives over the road in Nelson, Lancashire, England.

"I did worry that he would grow tired of me like everyone else, but when I told him he laughed and said he would burn me out first," she said.

Am I the only person that's thinking, okay cool- that's great for you and your private life but there's no need for it to be published in a tabloid.

The main thing that puzzles me about this article is how the "news story" came to the attention of the reporter. I mean, Michelle isn't a celebrity or public figure and there's been no medical miracle story in this at all. It's simply about some random woman who is finally content with her bedroom life.

Must have been a very slow news day.

(If she has 300 per day, this is approximately 12.5 per hour. And just as she thought she was finally drifting off to sleep...!)
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The Twilight craze is decreasing the intelligence of the human race.

13 comments Saturday, November 21, 2009

Twilight. You either love it or you hate it with a passion.

I hate it. I just don't see what the appeal in it is.

I got given the first Twilight book for Christmas from my father (who was unaware of the psychotic vampire wannabe teen cult that's taking place). I figured that since it was a gift, I should probably try and read it and then maybe form a proper reason to hate it.

So I read about 18 pages of it. 18 pages too long to know that it was absolute crap. But it's not really the poor writing or dialogue that I hate.

I hate the teenage kids that now *think* that they are vampires. The way some of these kids behave, it's like they've been in some brainwashing cult. Can they not distinguish the difference between real life and fantasy, Fact and fiction? No. They honestly believe that they drink blood, run around after midnight, can't go near garlic and that biting your girlfriend on the neck is perfectly normal social behaviour.

Now, I'm not saying that people can't enjoy books or film a step higher than usual, because we see Harry Potter fans dressing up for film premiere's and writing themselves fake letters from Hogwarts etc. But this seems to be a different type of fandom, an "all in good fun" type of behaviour. Not an "I'm going to kill you and drink your blood" type of fandom.

And as for the girls that are absolutely CONVINCED that Edward Cullen and themselves are destined to be together forever, seriously- do you have a brain stem? He's a fictional character! He's not real! It's almost exactly the same as the ones that are focused on making Robert Pattinson their boyfriend- he's a celebrity, probably about 8 years older than you are, and lets not forget the tiny detail that you two haven't actually met and probably never will meet.

It's getting to the point of being ridiculous. If you're so obsessed with blood being sucked out of your body, go donate blood to the Red Cross.

Where do you guys stand? Love it or hate it?
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Earth Song.

2 comments Wednesday, November 18, 2009
No matter how much people try to deny and ignore issues such as global warming etc, we can't ignore the amount of destruction we're causing with pollution, deforestation and war. It's so sad and horrible that we can destroy this beautiful earth we live on so easily.

Michael Jackson wrote a song in 1995 'Earth Song', which is more relevant than ever at the present day. The world's a beautiful place and we're ruining it. We need to fix it.


Watching this music video gives me goosebumps. Amazing but shocking images. The lyrics carry such meaning and a powerful message.

Earth Song

What about sunrise
What about rain
What about all the things
That you said we were to gain.. .
What about killing fields
Is there a time
What about all the things
That you said was yours and mine...
Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we've shed before
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores?

Aaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaah

What have we done to the world
Look what we've done
What about all the peace
That you pledge your only son...
What about flowering fields
Is there a time
What about all the dreams
That you said was yours and mine...
Did you ever stop to notice
All the children dead from war
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores

Aaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaah

I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don't know where we are
Although I know we've drifted far

Aaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaaah
Aaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaaah

Hey, what about yesterday
(What about us)
What about the seas
(What about us)
The heavens are falling down
(What about us)
I can't even breathe
(What about us)
What about the bleeding Earth
(What about us)
Can't we feel its wounds
(What about us)
What about nature's worth
It's our planet's womb
(What about us)
What about animals
(What about it)
We've turned kingdoms to dust
(What about us)
What about elephants
(What about us)
Have we lost their trust
(What about us)
What about crying whales
(What about us)
We're ravaging the seas
(What about us)
What about forest trails
(ooo, ooo)
Burnt despite our pleas
(What about us)
What about the holy land
(What about it)
Torn apart by creed
(What about us)
What about the common man
(What about us)
Can't we set him free
(What about us)
What about children dying
(What about us)
Can't you hear them cry
(What about us)
Where did we go wrong
(ooo, ooo)
Someone tell me why
(What about us)
What about babies
(What about it)
What about the days
(What about us)
What about all their joy
(What about us)
What about the man
(What about us)
What about the crying man
(What about us)
What about Abraham
(What was us)
What about death again
(ooo, ooo)
Do we give a damn

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Trashy teen novels.

5 comments Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Does anyone remember the Sweet Valley books?

My entire youth involved reading them in every spare moment. (Maybe I still, on occasion, pick one up and have a read...)
I remember being in Kindergarten and reading Sweet Valley Kids, to Grades 1-6 reading Sweet Valley Twins and then Grades 7-12 reading Sweet Valley High. Apparently there's Sweet Valley University or something like that. Maybe I should start reading them when I begin my degree next year!

Anyway, there's talk of a Sweet Valley High movie being made. Diablo Cody ('Juno', 'Jennifer's Body') is allegedly writing the screenplay for the movie. I guarantee this film will probably be an absolute load of crap (because the books are). It will be awful much like The Spice Girls Movie- So horrid, cliche and lame that it's really good and will remain one of the best movies you've ever seen. Sooo, I'm pretty much really excited for the movie.

Off but still on topic, everyone has Twitter these days. Everyone from Ellen DeGeneres, to Kevin Rudd, to book publishing company 'Penguin' all follow, have followers and send out tweets. I thought the line would be drawn at companies having Twitter accounts to promote products but nope. Characters from Sweet Valley High such as Elizabeth & Jessica Wakefield, Todd Wilkins, Bruce Patman, Lila Fowler and even one of the teachers from the school is on there! Whoever made these accounts clearly have far too much time on their hands. To be fair though, the tweets are sort of entertaining in a really lame way...

Bruce Patmansays:

Tip #1: Be incredibly rich. The authorities are much more forgiving of date rape when you can bribe them.
Tip #2: Driving a hot car attracts shallow women who are just ripe for the picking. (And remember, date rape in a shitty car is just rape.)

Elizabeth Wakefield says:

@brucepatman What's a hand job?
@LilaFowler Whatever Lila. You're just jealous because you have a father that's away all the time and a mother who doesn't love you.

If you've read the books, I promise you'll find these tweets entertaining.

I also just discovered that characters from The Babysitters Club series have Twitter accounts too and they tweet the people from Sweet Valley High! What the hell?! Seriously! Who is the person sitting at their laptop creating all these accounts for fictional characters? If you are them, please get in contact. :)

Did anyone else read Sweet Valley High or The Babysitters Club in their younger years? (Don't be afraid to admit that you still do!)
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