Alarm Bells


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Uncredited images on the internet make me weep.

Listening to
: Walking After Midnight - Patsy Cline.
Eating: Homemade pfeffernüsse (not quite as good as the bought stuff, but still good).
Drinking: Aldi brand lemon soft drink.

I have been a busy letter writer over the weekend. I got to cross off a whole bunch of 'needs reply's in my correspondence book, from 15 letters owing to 5. Phew. I don't usually write letters all in one go like that as I like to put as much effort into each letter and I think it can detract from them being personalised, but I think they were all okay and I really enjoyed writing them all. I am totally out of writing paper now though, ick. This morning before C was up I walked to the post office and stopped at the little opshop near my house on the way home. There are two men who work there, one is nice and one is not so nice. The nice man charges me only 20 cents for a record, whereas the not so nice man charges a dollar each. Sadly the nice man was nowhere to be found today and I only came home with four records to chop up their covers and make into envelopes.

Some of the envelopes are addressed but don't have letters in them yet, so I won't put those up just yet. Here's some of the outgoing;





(close your eyes Belen :P)




And this one doesn't have a home yet. If you'd like me to send you something email me your address :P


C is at work tonight and I'm not sure what I should do with the evening - I'm thinking some singing and guitar playing, watching Carnivale and folding washing >:(

I think I successfully convinced my friend Lauren that she should move to Australia today :P

After being asked a couple of times of the origin of the snail-tape-dispenser mug pictured in the last post I Googled around and found a place you can purchase it here.

I have a bit of a fascination with names, I often browse through the Victorian Births Deaths and Marriages database of the top 100 male and female names each year since 1929, just because I find it interesting -

In 1929 the top 10 male and female names were;
John
Margaret
William
Patricia
Ronald
Betty
Robert
Dorothy
James
Joan
Kenneth
Shirley
Kevin
Mary
Keith
Elizabeth
Raymond
Norma
Donald
June

In 1969;
David
Michelle
Andrew
Lisa
Paul
Karen
Michael
Sharon
Mark
Nicole
Peter
Julie
Darren
Susan
Craig
Maria
John
Joanne
Christopher
Jennifer

In 1990 (the year I was born);
Matthew
Jessica
Daniel
Sarah
Michael
Stephanie
James
Rebecca
Christopher
Emma
Joshua
Samantha
Andrew
Emily
Thomas
Lauren
Benjamin
Melissa
David
Laura

And 2008;
William
Mia
Jack
Olivia
Thomas
Chloe
Joshua
Isabella
James
Charlotte
Lachlan
Ava
Oliver
Sienna
Riley
Emily
Cooper
Ella
Noah
Sophie

I also am very amused by the website; Baby's Named A Bad Bad Thing which features some of the most unique names, and the Wikipedia entry detailing the top 10 names in every country.
It seems a whole bunch of girls I went to school with are having babies lately. In the last month I have heard of the births of two little girls named Willow and yesterday a girl who was a few years above me gave birth to a baby boy named Lyric. I thought that was a very original, interesting name. I have a little cousin called Domino (a girl). Have you heard any interesting names lately?

I would like your advice; two to three times a day the securing alarm of the business across the road from my house sounds really loudly for about five minutes, often this is in the wee hours of the morning. After the thing has been going for five to ten minutes somebody from the business, who lives next door, comes over and turns the alarm off. I'm certain it's not just me in our neighbourhood that is a little bothered by it, but I'm unsure as to what sort of action to take, if any. This has been going on for several months, several times a day. Hmmf.