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*sigh* [Nov. 4th, 2007|04:41 am]
Mandie
I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

I love him so incredibly much, more than I ever knew was possible.

And he loves me back.

I've hit a whole new level of happiness.
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Keanu. [Aug. 29th, 2007|05:15 pm]
Mandie
I'm still alive. Just busy. And playing with facebook too much.

This woman read my mind - I love Keanu, and I have ALWAYS loved the beginning of Point Break. It's one of the hottest scenes I've ever seen on film, even moreso than Brad Pitt's sex scenes in Legends of the Fall where you get to see his naked bum.

She writes:

"As a fresh-faced eighteen year-old, I watched Point Break in open-mouthed fascination. From the very opening frames of the movie I was captivated: there, on the big screen, was a sequence that changed the way I viewed films and my sexuality from that point on.

Picture the scene: Keanu Reeves soaked to the skin in a torrential downpour. The tight t-shirt he wears clings wetly to his taut, muscular frame. Manoeuvring himself with great agility around a firing range, he rolls around on the ground, splattering his curvaceous body with wet mud. The camera lingers, lovingly, over the round of his arse; it glides gracefully across his chest, highlighting his erect nipples poking through his wet t-shirt; it tilts down his torso, allowing us a full view of his crotch. Shot in poetically fluid slow motion with a long lens narrowly focused on Keanu’s toned physique; we get to see every ripple of his body in glorifying close-up. The camera adored him and it beckoned me, the viewer, to do so too."

(By the by, MAN I wish I could write like that... she's awesome)

That's from Abby Lee's blog - Girl with a one-track mind.


I really want to go watch Point Break again now. Maybe on the weekend...
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Just in case... [Jul. 3rd, 2007|04:06 pm]
Mandie

Thought I'd better post before my surgery tomorrow just in case I become the first person ever to die from a simple ulnar nerve transposition...

*kidding*

I'm pretty sure I'm not gonna die. 

But just in case.. uh.. <insert something profound here>

Other stuff...
1. Dukkah rocks.
2. Pistachio nuts are addictive.
3. I wanna sing!
4. I miss summer.
5. My holidays are not nearly long enough.
6. I don't want to see the new Harry Potter movie.
7. I do want to see the Simpsons movie.
8. Also - Macromantics this Friday night, Concord Dawn at the Rosemount on July 20th, Birds of Tokyo acoustic set August 5th... anybody else in?
9. I'm sleepy.
10. I wish I didn't leave my new CD at Joel's house.
11. I want a banana.

*eats banana*

12. Yum.
13. Loving Perry Farrell right now.
14. Rocking my old skechers lately, forgot how comfortable they were.
15. I am going to buy many pairs of shoes in Spain.
16. I'm excited to surf Wave Rock.


Awesome - Satellite Party

I tried to look away but I can't resist I can't believe that you exist
where do you come from we shared the day but you're not tangled in its pain

What I behold is awesome
awesome awesome awesome awesome
awesome awesome awesome awesome

read a book, a book of love - within the story, you picture yourself I can tell
if I seem silent I'm just thanking someone far away, for you

what I behold is awesome...
awesome awesome awesome awesome
awesome awesome awesome awesome

They say the world is always turning in suspended animation
I keep yearning for you yearning for you yearning for you

Picture what you and I can do
yearning for you yearning for you yearning for you

What I behold is awesome
awesome awesome awesome awesome
awesome awesome awesome awesome

Oh they say the world is always turning in suspended animation I keep
yearning for you yearning for you yearning for you

You're a gem I'd never give away
if I lost everything I would hold you -
in my hands and open them every time I had the chance
dazzled by what I held
dazzled by what I held

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Oops, it's been a while. Sorry. [Jun. 28th, 2007|12:49 pm]
Mandie
I've been busy.

I have so much to do, and so little motivation. I just want to sleep for a week. But I can't. 

I'm looking forward to Saturday... in fact I can't wait! 

I'm NOT looking forward to the football on Sunday. I don't know whether to watch it with Joel or not. 

I'm REALLY NOT looking forward to surgery next week. I hope the surgeon doesn't accidentally cut my ulnar nerve.

I'm going to the gym this afternoon. It's so badly needed.

I'm a pretty lucky girl. I'm very happy at the moment.

I'm a bit addicted to http://www.grouphug.us again.

I think I should put on a headband for the gym.

I'm not sure what to wear tonight.

I'm a bit excited about Transformers. A bit.

Applied for RPH. Confirmation comes late in July.


That's about it. You're updated.
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Thoughts... [May. 30th, 2007|11:42 am]
Mandie
[mood |crankycranky]

Living next to a construction site, I've been thinking a few things...

Why are they using a Bobcat at 11.30pm?

Why are they working so noisily at 7.00am, when I didn't get to sleep until after midnight (see previous) and have the morning off?

Why are they playing crappy music so loudly?

Why are they singing along to said music so terribly?

Man, looking out the window and seeing sky instead of a house is very weird.

My next door neighbours suck.

and

WHY OH WHY didn't I stay at Joel's house last night??!!??!!
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....Meme! [May. 25th, 2007|02:37 pm]
Mandie
Yes, I've been absent for a while. I've been busy. Deal.

Found this Meme, looked fun.

LIFE EXPERIENCES
Level 1

01. () I had an asthma attack
02. (x) Smoked A Cigarette
03. (x) Smoked A Cigar
04. (x) Smoked Weed
05. () Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex.
06. (x) Drank Alcohol
07. (x) Been In Love
08. (x) Been Dumped
09. () Been Fired
10. () Been In A Fist Fight 

total so far: 6  


Level 2

11. () Snuck Out Of Parent's House
12. (x) Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back
13. (x) Been Arrested or Someone You Know Got Arrested
14. (x) Kissed A Stranger
15. (x) Gone Out On A Blind Date
16. (x) Had A Crush On An Older Person
17. (x) Skipped School
18. () Slept With A Co-worker
19. (x) Seen Someone / Something Die
20. (x) Been On A Plane

total so far: 14


Level 3

21. (x) Thrown Up From Drinking
22. (x) Eaten Sushi
23. () Been Snowboarding
24. (x) Met random people from MySpace/Internet
25. (x) Been Moshing
26. (x) Taken Pain Killers
27. (x) Love(d)or Lust (d) Someone Who You Can't Have
28. () Been in a BAD relationship
29. (x) Laid On Your Back And Watched Cloud Shapes Go By
30. () Made A Snow Angel

total so far: 21


Level 4

31. () Had A Tea Party
32. (x) Flown A Kite
33. (x) Built A Sand Castle
34. (x) Gone Puddle Jumping
35. (x) Played Dress Up
36. (x) Jumped Into A Pile Of Leaves
37. () Gone Sledding
38. (x) Cheated While Playing A Game 
39. (x) Been Lonely
40. (x) Fallen Asleep At Work / School

total so far: 29


Level 5

41. (x) Used A Fake / Someone Else's ID
42. (x) Watched The Sun Set
43. (x) Felt An Earthquake - well, I slept through it...
44. () Kissed A Snake
45. (x) Been Tickled
46. (x) Been Robbed / Vandalized
47. () Robbed Someone
48. (x) Been Misunderstood
49. () Petted A Deer
50. (x) Won A Contest

total so far: 36


Level 6

51. () Been Suspended
52. (x) Had Detention
53. () Been In A Car / Motorcycle/ Accident
54. () Had / Have / going to have Braces
55. (x) Eaten a whole pint of ice cream in one night
56. (x) Had deja vu
57. (x) Danced in the moonlight
58. (x) Hated The Way You Look
59. (x) Witnessed A Crime
60. (x) Questioned Your Heart (alert - retarded!)

total so far: 43


Level 7

61. (x) Been obsessed with post-it-notes
62. (x) Been Barefoot Through The Mud
63. (x) Been Lost
64. (x) Been To The Opposite Side Of The World
65. (x) Swam In The Ocean
66. (x) Felt Like You Were Dying
67. (x) Cried Yourself To Sleep
68. () Played Cops And Robbers
69. (x) Recently Colored With Crayons / Colored Pencils / Markers
70. (x) Sang Karaoke

total so far: 52


Level 8

71. (x) Done Something You Told Yourself You Wouldn't
72. (x) Made Prank Phone Calls
73. (x) Laughed Until Some Kind Of Beverage Came Out Of Your Nose
74. (x) Kissed In The Rain
75. () Written A Letter To Santa Claus
76. () Been Kissed Under A Mistletoe
77. (x) Watched The Sun Set With Someone You Care / Cared About
78. (x) Blown Bubbles
79. () Made A Bonfire
80. (x) Crashed A Party

total: 59


Level 9

81. () Have Traveled More Than 2 Days With A Car Full Of People
82. (x) Gone Rollerskating / Blading
83. (x) Had A Wish Come True
84. (x) Had leg Humped By A Dog
85. (x) Worn Pearls (men - diamonds)
86. () Jumped Off A Bridge
87. () Screamed "Penis" In Class
88. (x) Swam With Dolphins
89. (x) Got Your Tongue Stuck To A Pole / Freezer/Ice Cube
90. () Kissed A Fish

total: 65


Level 10

91. (x) Worn The Opposite Sex's Clothes
92. (x) Sat On A Roof Top
93. (x) Screamed At The Top Of Your Lungs
94. (x) Done / Attempted A One-Handed Cartwheel
95. (x) talked on the phone for more than 6 hours
96. (x) stayed Up All Night
97. () Picked And Ate An Apple Right Off The Tree
98. (x) Climbed A Tree
99. (x) Had / Been In A Tree House
100. (x) Have been/Are scared To Watch Scary Movies Alone

Total so far: 74 


Level 11

101. () Think You've Seen a Ghost
102. (x) Have/Had More Then 30 Pairs Of Shoes or Flip Flops
103. (x) Gone Streaking/ skinny dipping
104. () Been to/Visited Someone At Jail
105. (x) Played Chicken
106. (x) Been Pushed Into A Pool With All Your Clothes On
107. (x) Been Told You Were Hot by a Stranger
108. () Caught A Fish Then Ate It Later
109. () Caught A Butterfly
110. (x) Laughed So Hard You Cried

total: 80 


Level 12

111. (x) Cried So Hard You Laughed
112. (x) Mooned / Flashed Someone
113. (x) Had someone Moon / Flash You
114. (x) Cheated On A Test
115. (x) Forgotten Someone's Name
116. (x) Slept Naked
117. (x) French Braided Someones Hair
118. (x) Gone Skinny Dippin In A Pool
119. (x) Been Kicked Out Of Your House.
120. (x) Rode A Roller Coaster

total: 90


Level 13

121. (x) Went Scuba-Diving / Snorkeling
122. () Had A Cavity
123. (x) Been Used
124. (x) Fell Going Up The Stairs
125. () Licked A Cat
126. (x) Bitten Someone
127. (x) Licked Someone
128. () Been shot at with a real gun
129. (x) Had sex in a field/garden
130. () Flattened someone’s tires

total: 96
 

Level 14

131. (x) Drove your car until the gas light came on (I don't have a light, I drove it til I ran out of petrol)
132. () Got five dollars or less and bought something.
133. () Got 10 cents or less and bought something.

total: 97


That's 97/133 potential life experiences, or approximately 73% achieved by only age 23! Most of these are LAME though. I don't ever imagine buying 10c or less of petrol, or even $5 or less of petrol... and I don't want to be shot at! And yes, I've fallen asleep at school, but is my life really richer for it?
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Yay! [Apr. 18th, 2007|12:10 pm]
Mandie
[mood |happyhappy]

They got the house!

Hooray!
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A new post... [Apr. 18th, 2007|10:20 am]
Mandie
...because the last one is depressing me.


But I don't actually have anything to say.

Um. I'm off to Dongara on Monday morning. I'm staying with the GP registrar in town, should be good hopefully. Mike put in an application for a great house yesterday. *crosses fingers*

I should go to the gym. But I'm pretty lazy.

I have to work this evening. I don't wanna.

I need to burn DVDs for Dan. I don't wanna.

CBF is my motto for the day.

How are you?
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Zaider [Apr. 10th, 2007|01:39 am]
Mandie
[mood |sadsad]

Else, can you help me with this?
It's a form... just fill it out.
But I don't understand... what does this mean?
It says "home telephone", you write our phone number.
Where, here? *points to bottom of page*
No, here *points to boxes next to "home telephone".
Oh.
Can you help me?
I'll do it... you just sign here.

He was born and raised in Perth. He liked school, but mostly the sports. 

He signed up for the army and served in WWII. He got injured badly in the hip.

He came home, and got married. Began a family.

He was unable to walk without the aid of crutches. He was told he would never walk again.

He worked as a carpenter. He was mentally in top condition, but physically he still needed crutches.

With superhuman will power, he began to rehabilitate himself. After numerous operations, and more therapy, he eventually graduated to a walking stick. Eventually, years later, he was able to throw the stick away.

He retired.

He loved his two granddaughters. He was constantly challenging them and teaching them to read, and take an interest in politics. He built them a beautiful dollhouse.

He grew stronger and stronger physically. He joined walking clubs, swimming clubs, triathlon clubs and cycling clubs. He entered triathlons. He rode 100s of kilometres each week. He walked to Pinjarra, Mandurah, and other places with his clubs.

He embarrassed his youngest granddaughter by being able to ride far further than she was.

He did crosswords. He read books. He kept up with current affairs. He wrote letters to the newspaper.

He got cancer. He resolved to fight.

He fought. He won.

The result of the battle was that he lost his physical strength. He sold his bicycle, and never rode again.

The cancer came back. He fought it again.

He won. Again.

It came at a cost. Again. 

His memory started to fail him. It was little things, like leaving the keys in the door of the house when he went out for a walk. He tried not to worry about it.

His cognitive ability started to fail him. He stopped being able to do the crossword. He continued to read the paper, but now his letters made less sense.

Now, he follows his wife around the house all day. He has no bicycle, no triathlons, no walking club. He has no job. He is unable to do his carpentery projects.

He still writes letters to the newspaper. His wife throws them away.

He can't remember how to set the VCR. He thinks the videos are different sizes, and some don't fit into the player. 

He can't remember how to fill out forms.

.....

One day, he won't recognise me. Or his wife. Or any of us.

Is it wrong to hope that he dies before that happens?
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Ch ch changes... [Apr. 8th, 2007|11:26 pm]
Mandie

So, I'm at work. And I'm bored. So naturally, I started googling myself and variations of my name that I have used on the Internet. After searching for "Mandie NotTelling" (my God, I'm creative), I came across a blog post in my old tabulas.

Here it is: http://www.tabulas.com/~Mandie/287775.html

I was reading through the quiz, and it actually quite surprised to me to see how much I've changed in the ensuing (almost) three years.

Even right at the start there, number 4. The wart-like thing on my right ring finger, that had been there as long as I could remember, disappeared at some point late last year. It's now gone, and I don't know what's up with that. It IS weird.

I appeared to be in a bit of a smoking phase... *blush*

7. Who do you admire?: People who have the guts to put themselves on the line to achieve their dreams... people who don't worry about what others think... and people who have self-discipline.

That one is funny, because I actually consider myself one of those people... has my self confidence really increased that much, or was I just in a low mood?

10. Any bad habits?: Overanalysing everything. Thinking way too much. Caring too much about what others think of me. Allowing myself to fall quickly and hard. Not thinking before I speak. Having little to no willpower. Being unable to say no, especially to those I care about.

I'm doing quite well here. I like to think I don't overanalyse stuff too much any more, I tend to just go with the flow. I don't give two shits what most people think of me... I still don't think before I speak though. That falling quickly and hard thing is still true. I have a lot of willpower. I've finally learned to say no to things I don't want to do... that was a tough one.

12. If you were another person, would you be friends with you?: If I was a person who could see through the bullshit, then no, probably not

Good Lord, that's depressing. Of COURSE I would be friends with me, I'm awesome!

16. Do looks matter?: Sadly yes. I wish they didn't, so that more people would want me. 

Also pretty depressing. God, I wanna go back in time and slap myself SO much right now.

LMAO at describing myself as passive... hands up who believes that???

Okay.. I still have troubling understanding myself sometimes, I no longer feel I could live without meat (especially after the awesome roast lamb I ate for dinner), and I still don't untie my shoes to take them off.

37. What are you worried about right now?: That I'm going to fail my exams at the end of this year, that I won't have enough money to go away, that I'll be alone for ever, and that my bones are fragile because apparently my calcium intake is very low..

Wow, fourth year sucked. I didn't fail, didn't even come close. I won't fail this year. I didn't have enough money to go away, but that didn't actually stop me :P I doubt I'll be alone forever. I've actually started to worry about my calcium intake again recently, and started drinking milk in the evenings.

Wait. Why did Anto see me cry? Oh.. God. It wasn't OUR Anto.. it was that other one.. and it was around the time and he and I.. oh God. BAD MEMORIES COMING MAKE THEM GO AWAY!!!!!! *searches for brain bleach*

You know, I honestly cannot remember who the fuck I fancied.

My sister got older, and the last movie I watched was not Troy.

Relationships still scare me, a little bit.

....

And I'm done with that trip down memory lane.

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