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I have too many clothes.

5 comments Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Over the past two weeks, I've been continually reminding myself to clean out my wardrobe and chest of drawers as they are, quite literally, overflowing.

By 'clean out' I mean 'squash everything in tighter so I don't have to throw anything away'.
After a excellent post by Miss Peregrin and an equally fabulous one by Corrine/Frock & Roll I was inspired to catalogue the contents of my wardrobe and post the results on here. 

I knew I had too many clothes but these results just freaked me out. I don't even want to know how much money I've spent on everything.

~ 40 tshirts/overshirt things.
~ 17 jackets/blazers.
~ 7 cardigans.
~ 8 pairs of leggings (black, floral and navy blue)
~ 21 skirts.
~ 9 pairs of shorts.
~ 2 pairs of jeans (I never wear them either!)
~ 7 vests.
~ 1 pair of non denim pants.
~ 72 dresses.
~ 12 hats/berets.
~ 38 pairs of shoes.
~ 16 bags

I didn't even attempt to count my belts and headscarves.. there'd be over 100 of them.

This little exercise has shown that I either need to throw out a million things or stop buying new ones.... as if that's going to happen! 

What is lurking in your wardrobe? Are you also in need of a clean out?

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shake your bonbon.

6 comments Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The whole world is currently losing its shit over the fact that Ricky Martin has come out of the closest publicly. 

1. Who cares?

2. I thought we all knew he was gay anyway.

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The race for Gold is on.

3 comments Monday, March 29, 2010

It's that time of year again, *drumroll*, for the TV Week Logie Awards.
If you're not from Australia, there's probably a 99.9% chance of you not having any idea of what the Logies are. Basically they are a sort of lame version of the Daytime Emmy awards. But for some reason I get really excited for them every year. The way I carry on, you'd think I was nominated for the Gold Logie with my only other competition being Daryl Somers. 

Anyway, I'm not nominated for the Logies, I'm not even going, sooo here are the nominees for the 2010 TV Week Logie Awards. 

TV WEEK GOLD LOGIE – Most Popular Personality on TV
Esther Anderson (Home And Away, Channel Seven) 
Wil Anderson (The Gruen Transfer, ABC1) 
Rebecca Gibney (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven) 
Adam Hills (Spicks And Specks, ABC1) 
Paul McDermott (Good News Week, Network Ten) 
Ray Meagher (Home And Away, Channel Seven) 
Rove McManus (Rove/Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? , Network Ten)
Shaun Micallef (Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation, Network Ten) 

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – Most Popular Actor
Luke Jacobz (Home And Away, Channel Seven) 
Todd Lasance (Home And Away, Channel Seven) 
Ray Meagher (Home And Away, Channel Seven) 
Hugh Sheridan (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven) 
Erik Thomson (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven) 

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – Most Popular Actress
Esther Anderson (Home And Away, Channel Seven) 
Rebecca Breeds (Home And Away, Channel Seven) 
Rebecca Gibney (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven) 
Jessica Marais (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven) 
Jessica Tovey (Home And Away, Channel Seven) 

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – Most Popular TV Presenter
Natalie Bassingthwaighte (So You Think You Can Dance Australia, Network Ten) 
Melissa Doyle (Sunrise, Channel Seven) 
Adam Hills (Spicks And Specks, ABC1) 
Rove McManus (Rove/Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? , Network Ten)
Shaun Micallef (Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation, Network Ten) 

Luke Mitchell (Home And Away, Channel Seven) 
Charlie Pickering (The 7PM Project/Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation, Network Ten) 
Matt Preston (MasterChef Australia, Network Ten) 
James Stewart (Packed To The Rafters, Channel Seven) 
Josh Thomas (Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation, Network Ten) 

Kate Bell (Home And Away, Channel Seven) 
Carrie Bickmore (The 7PM Project, Network Ten) 
Ashleigh Brewer (Neighbours, Network Ten) 
Mirrah Foulkes (All Saints, Channel Seven) 
Katherine Hicks (Rescue Special Ops, Nine Network) 

All Saints (Channel Seven) 
Home And Away (Channel Seven) 
Neighbours (Network Ten) 
Packed To The Rafters (Channel Seven) 
Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities (Nine Network) 

Deal Or No Deal (Channel Seven) 
Hey Hey – The Reunion (Nine Network) 
Spicks And Specks (ABC1) 
Sunrise (Channel Seven) 
Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation (Network Ten) 

Better Homes And Gardens (Channel Seven) 
Domestic Blitz (Nine Network) 
Getaway (Nine Network) 
Ready Steady Cook (Network Ten) 
Top Gear Australia (SBS ONE) 

Before The Game (Network Ten) 
Sports Tonight (Network Ten) 
The Footy Show AFL (Nine Network) 
The Footy Show NRL (Nine Network) 
Wide World Of Sports (Nine Network) 

Dancing With The Stars (Channel Seven) 
MasterChef Australia (Network Ten) 
So You Think You Can Dance Australia (Network Ten) 
The Biggest Loser Australia (Network Ten) 
The Farmer Wants a Wife (Nine Network) 

Bondi Rescue (Network Ten) 
Border Security (Channel Seven) 
Find My Family (Channel Seven) 
RPA (Nine Network) 
RSPCA Animal Rescue (Channel Seven) 


TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie
A Model Daughter – The Killing Of Caroline Byrne (Network Ten) 
East West 101 (SBS ONE) 
Packed To The Rafters (Channel Seven) 
Tangle (Showcase) 
Underbelly: A Tale Of Two Cities (Nine Network) 

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – Most Outstanding Actor
Roy Billing (Underbelly: A Tale Of Two Cities, Nine Network) 
Don Hany (East West 101, SBS ONE) 
Garry McDonald (A Model Daughter – The Killing Of Caroline Byrne, Network Ten) 
Ben Mendelsohn (Tangle, Showcase) 
Aaron Pedersen (The Circuit, SBS ONE) 

TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – Most Outstanding Actress
Justine Clarke (Tangle, Showcase) 
Claudia Karvan (Saved, SBS ONE) 
Asher Keddie (Underbelly: A Tale Of Two Cities, Nine Network) 
Susie Porter (East West 101, SBS ONE) 
Kat Stewart (Tangle, Showcase) 

Anastasia Feneri (My Place, ABC3) 
Anna Hutchison (Underbelly: A Tale Of Two Cities, Nine Network) 
Camille Keenan (Satisfaction, Showcase) 
Eva Lazzaro (Tangle, Showcase) 
Matt Preston (MasterChef Australia, Network Ten) 

“Bushfire Disaster” (Ten News Victoria)
“Godwin Grech” (ABC News)
“Samoan Tsunami” (Nine News)
“Victorian Bushfires” (Seven News)
“Victorian Bushfires” (ABC News)

“Code Of Silence” (Four Corners, ABC1) 
“Liberal Leadership Meltdown” (Sky News) 
“Matthew Johns Interview” (ACA, Nine Network) 
“Proof Of Life” (Australian Story, ABC1) 
“Rising From The Ashes” (60 Minutes, Nine Network) 

Chandon Pictures (Movie Network) 
Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation (Network Ten) 
Thank God You're Here (Channel Seven) 
The Chaser's War On Everything (ABC1) 
Wilfred (SBS ONE) 

Golf – Women's Australian Open 2009 (ABC1) 
Horse Racing – Emirates Melbourne Cup Carnival (Channel Seven) 
League – 2009 NRL Grand Final (Nine Network) 
2009 AFL Grand Final: St Kilda Vs Geelong (Network Ten) 
V8 Supercars – Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 (Channel Seven) 

Camp Orange: The Final Frontier (Nickelodeon) 
Dirtgirlworld (ABC1) 
Hi-5 (Nine Network) 
My Place (ABC3) 
The Elephant Princess (Network Ten) 

Bombora: The Story Of Australian Surfing (ABC1) 
Bondi Rescue (Network Ten) 
Darwin’s Brave New World (ABC1) 
Last Chance Saloon (SBS ONE) 
Law And Disorder (SBS ONE) 

I have a few complaints here. 

1. Why is Paul McDermott nominated for gold? All he does is read off an autocue. I've also heard from a reliable source that he doesn't write any of his own jokes on Good News Week either. I will admit though that I have a personal distaste for McDermott. I'll never forgive him for telling me that I looked like a hippie who'd just flown in from Nimbin. 

2. What happened to the awards (Most Outstanding/Most Popular) for comedy? They have vanished!

Who are your hot favourites? Who would you like to see take out the Gold? Any nominations that you think are complete bullshit?

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it warms the heart ♥

4 comments Thursday, March 25, 2010
This is not a suggestion, this is an order.

Watch this video.

It will be the most amazing thing you see all day. I promise.

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Spend this Saturday in darkness.

3 comments Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Earth Hour: 8.30pm – 9.30pm

Saturday, 27th March 2010.

The time of year has rolled around again for Earth Hour.

Basically Earth Hour involves turning all your lights off for one hour in an attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to create awareness of climate change.

The theme for this year is “Earth Hour, Every Hour” meaning we should all take steps to look after the environment ALL the time. Not just once a year for an hour.

Here’s some tips and suggestions on how you can reduce your carbon footprint!

* Switch the lights off (and any other electrical appliances you have running- such as fans, radios, televisions etc) as you leave a room. I’m sure your imaginary friends watching the tv’s in an otherwise empty room won’t mind.

* Turn the tap off while you’re brushing your teeth (or whilst shaving- for all male readers!)

* Have shorter showers. I know how amazing it is standing there under the steaming water whilst staring at nothing, but seriously. Maybe we should limit these long and pointless showers down to one a month. Or one a week, depending on how addicted you are.

* Walk, ride a bike or take public transport instead of driving when you’re able to. It’s more cost effective and walking/riding a bike is good for you as well as the environment!

* Recycle, Recycle, Recycle!

* Remind all your friends, neighbours and family about Earth Hour and how they can reduce their carbon footprint. Every little bit counts.

* Click ‘Attending’ on the Facebook Earth Hour event ( and invite all your friends.

Even if you’re a climate change sceptic who should just shut the eff up, you might as well participate in this because you’ll save $$$$ on your electricity bill!

For more information go to the Earth Hour website

Earth Hour: 8.30pm – 9.30pm

Saturday, 27th March 2010.

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Apparent UFO sighting in Sydney


Fiona Harrigan of Sydney is convinced that what she captured in these photographs is a UFO.

"As I was about to take the picture this black object appeared and then it started to move," she said. "It started off about 800m away but it came closer- to about 400m- and then two other little round things appeared from this bright orange light above."

"There was no noise. It was calm and peaceful but it was very weird."

The main UFO is said to have shot off above Governor Macquarie Drive at Chipping Norton, with the smaller UFOs flying away in the opposite direction.


Surely if there indeed was a UFO in the sky, other people would have also witnessed this. Sydney's a busy city. It'd truly be unbelievable if not one other person came forward and said that they too also saw the UFO. 

This is probably just Balloon Boy and his family up to their tricks again.

Who believes in UFO's? Who's a sceptic?

story & photos from The Daily Telegraph
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I heart Fiona O'Loughlin

6 comments Friday, March 19, 2010
Well the media seems to have moved from Lara Bingle & Michael Clarke to the latest "drama"- comedian Fiona O'Loughlin calling Bindi Irwin 'creepy' and 'a freakshow' on television program 'Spicks and Specks'. 

This is just another thing that the media needs to calm down about. Sure, Bindi is a child, but for goodness sake, if they didn't want her to get upset well then maybe they shouldn't have splashed it all over every headline. If the media didn't make a big deal out of it, the Irwin's probably would never have found out about it. 

Bindi is in the public eye. She is going to cop criticism every single day of her life. 
What Fiona said wasn't that bad, and I think she was pretty spot on with her impersonation. Bindi Irwin is a bizarre sort of child.

Bindi does carry on in such a manner that is way too over the top and this isn't her fault, but it's how she's been modelled for a life on television and in the public eye. What do her management and family expect? Of course people are going to point this out and make a joke out of it.

Also, this was aired on Wednesday night and the media only caught wind of it today, on Friday? It must be a slow news day.

And to all the media outlets that keep bringing up and comparing this The Eulogy Song that was performed on The Chaser's War on Everything in 2007- That was THREE years ago and it was awesome so shut up. 

Opinions? x

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Should concerts come with a rating?

We all know from using common sense that any show that Lady Gaga performs isn't going to be sweet and lovely with rainbows and butterflies. So why was a parent compelled to take her 9 year old daughter to a Lady Gaga show? The shows of which are reported to be comprised of sex, blood and eating disorders.

When Linda Fitzsimmons took her daughter Jessica to the opening show on Wednesday, she said that she was "shocked and suprised" by it. "I couldn't believe it. Jessica likes her songs and I'm okay with her listening to them. There's no swearing in them and she's too young to understand the hidden meaning", she said. "But if I tried to take her to an MA 15+ movie, someone would stop me at the counter. Why not with concerts?"

The promoter of the Lady Gaga concerts in Australia, Michael Coppel said that it's nearly impossible to put a classification on a concert and the responsibility lies with the parent. "It's hard to rate a show. What someone might see as risque differs from person to person," he said.

I disagree and agree with him. If you can classify a movie, why can't you classify a concert? Michael Coppel also said that he doubts if Australian concerts will ever carry a classification because most promoters don't see the show before they book it. Surely though, the classification can be added before tickets go on sale? Even if the promoter hasn't seen the full concert, surely they can get video recording of rehearsals and a run down on  what elements the show is going to involve? It can't be that difficult, surely. I think classifying concerts is probably a good idea in the long run. CD's are classified if there's swearing so if the songs on the CD are going to be in the concert, there's a minimum classification right there. 

 I do agree with him however, that it is the parents responsibility. Obviously Linda Fitzsimmons has been living under a rock for the past year or so. If she realised that Lady Gaga's songs had hidden meanings, perhaps it would have been wise to do a quick google or YouTube search to get a bit of background on her?

"But if I tried to take her to an MA 15+ movie, someone would stop me at the counter. Why not with concerts?" Quite simply, if you turned up to a concert that you'd paid a few hundred dollars for tickets and they said "You can go inside, but your daughter has to stay out here", you'd be making a very different story to the Daily Telegraph and possibly every other news outlet.

What do you guys think? Should concerts carry a classification?

full story at the daily telegraph

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                             blind photography 

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Sandra Bullock. I'm in love.

6 comments Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I know this is way too late to be commenting on couture from the Academy Awards, buuuuttt, I have to say this. Sandra Bullock looked amazing! She is beautiful.


Who were your favourites, frock wise, at this years Oscars?
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Dear Australian media, YOU SUCK.

8 comments Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I'm not even going to get into the politics of the Lara Bingle-Nude Photo-Brendan Fevola-Woman's Day-Michael Clarke-Engagement-Breakup-Stolen Car- story because it's been going on for too long and it would take about 4 years to go through it all. 

What I will say though, is that the media need to LET IT GO.

Leave Lara Bingle and Michael Clarke alone. 
Leave their families alone.

This is getting to the point of being absolutely ridiculous. The Australian media disgusts me right now. Lara Bingle's mother was outside Lara's apartment building, reduced to tears because reporters and camera crews were hounding her and she couldn't get inside. This was happening about 2 weeks after the story first broke out. Why do reporters even bother? They were asking her questions like "Is the relationship off for good?" What, do they think her mother is going to turn around and say "Yes, yes it is. Lara and Michael have decided to break up indefinitely. Would you like to come inside actually and have a coffee with Lara and I so we can tell you more information that doesn't concern you or the rest of the country?" 

I don't even care what Lara Bingle has done, sure, I don't agree with her selling her story to Woman's Day magazine and there's probably a few other things she could have done differently. This doesn't change the fact that a human being (one of which whom has not committed any heinous crime) should NEVER have their privacy invaded like this. This constant bombardment and harassment has got to stop. It's sickening.

Ultimately, I would blame the media for being the majority of the reason that Bingle & Clarke's engagement broke up. It's horrible and I think it's time that we all got on with our lives so they can do the same. 

Oh and by the way. Can we all just stop freaking out about the current location of Lara's $200,000 engagement ring?!

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Going Gaga.

9 comments Saturday, March 6, 2010
Lady Gaga is such an effing kook.

It's a shame that she chooses to act like a complete maniacal tool and writes stupid songs because she actually has a decent voice.

Gaga took part in a Hello Kitty themed photo shoot recently, here's some whacked out photos. This woman (or man, depending on what you believe) has some crazy ideas.

In saying these criticisms, and even though I obviously think she's an inane piece of garbage, she does have a lot of courage to put herself out there and be an individual. In this day and age, that's got to be a good thing, right?

What do you think about the one who wants to 'take a ride on your disco stick'?

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blog award :)

6 comments Friday, March 5, 2010
Thank you to the every loverly Tina from Five Foot Nothing for presenting me with this blog award.

I have to tell you 7 things about myself so here we goooooo.

1. I think it's disgusting that there is a Mt Franklin bottled water showbag at the Easter Show this year. Sorry but if I wanted water, I'd just go to my tap.

2. I really think that the scents of methylated spirits, petrol, cleaning products and mineral turpentine are nice. Not in a fragrance wearing way, but in a "mmm are you filling up your car" kind of way. 

3. As you've probably noticed by a trend in my blog posts, I think the magazine industry is rapidly going downhill. Yet I still aspire to have a career in this field. I can't work out if it's a good or bad thing that magazines/general print media will be dead very soon.

4. I really think everyone just needs to CALM DOWN about the film 'Avatar'. It really can't be that good.

5. The novelty of having an iPhone wears off after about 3 minutes. 

6. I recently saw a woman in an airport lounge with a giant sticker across her laptop proclaiming "Follow me on Twitter!!! [insert username here]". I am deeply embarassed and sad for the lame and desperate life this woman must lead. Talk about going to extreme lengths to gain popularity. 

7. At time of going to print- I have approximately 68 dresses in ownership. Is this one (or 40) too many?

I'm passing on this award to:

Stacey/Miss Peregrin from The Secret Life of a Retail Assistant

Tara from Gin in a Teacup

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floral doc martens

7 comments Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Is it wrong that I find these boots wonderfully attractive?

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