The Pyrex gods have spoken….

Sharyn, Please don’t cook…..

Pyrex dish cracked in half - in the shape of an apple

Eat an apple instead!

The dish with apple shaped crack colored in

Anyone know if they make chocolate apples?


Peas & Corn…

From frozen to flambé in 4 minutes & 23 seconds

Guess I should have read the instructions first….

Lunch plans amended accordingly

Surfing on a rainy Saturday

It’s been raining all day today, and I was kind of bored and feeling like I needed to surf something a little more than sites with animals doing cute and weird things. Here are some of the cool sites I played with today!

PicLits – I’ve been a member on piclits for a while, but until recently I didn’t realise that others could see and comment on your piclits. Basically, it’s a site where you find a pretty picture and create a poem that’s uploaded to it. This is one of the first piclits I made:

PicLit from

See the full PicLit at

Then I created some social media accounts on Digg and StumbleUpon, if you’re on either, please friend me.  I haven’t bookmarked much on either yet.  Digg has a link to a site with free ebooks and StumbleUpon has the ebook link, a couple of videos from the hailstorm in Melbourne today (so I can remember to show them to my brother next time I see him) and a link to a funny article about police being called about a naked woman tied to a tree that turned out to be a consensual thing.

I learned to speak Italian at Live Mocha … well, I haven’t mastered the language yet.  But so far I can identify people – and I know how to say She is Fat, I am Fat and You are Fat.  Plus, I can say “I am a female, I am short” and this is me saying it!  

I downloaded 1984 (the book, not the album) from Planet eBook because although I’m pretty sure that I read it while I was at school I don’t remember much about it.  I assume it must have been assigned reading, otherwise I expect I’d have paid more attention.

Then, because reading 1984 on my laptop reminded why I really need to get an iPad or Kindle or something similar… I went looking for an audio book at Books Should Be Free.  What I really love about this is that you can sample the books before you download them and there’s a huge range of books.

And a couple of places you can have some great fun with pictures (I’m sure you’ve all seen my “Glamourman” shot below), it was made at Photofunia but there are a heap of other great places to play with pictures listed at 25 Websites To Have Fun With Your Photos

Cool eh?

Backyard flooding AGAIN

Every time there are more than a few millimeters of rain, my backyard floods. These are some pictures I took today….

The backyard:

Backyard flooding March 2010

The clothesline is somewhere back there... but I probably wouldn't get anything dry anyway

Not that I have any intention of doing the washing on a day like this.  Not that I have any intention of going outside on a day like this.  Except to take stupid photos.  It’s always worth going outside to take stupid photos!

A tubby toy:

It may be wet... but I'm having a whale of a time

I know, it’s not a great photo… but who wants to be getting too close to a whale right now?  Besides, I was trying to stand under a tree so as not to get wet.  I failed!

The lost world:

The drowning of dino

How the dinosaurs became extinct

That’s the real reason the dinosaurs became extinct…. they hadn’t invented floaties yet! If they’d practiced their swim safety, the human race would probably have never made it past caveman stage as we’d have all been eaten before we could invent the cool stuff!