Sunday, March 20, 2011

New funny site for the sharing

Hi Guys,

I know it's been a while, but I thought I would share with you some of the sites that make my day so much better.

Enjoy you guys and I will attempt to be a little more constant with the posts.

Be awesome to each other

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Who Could Do That?

Today is a rant. I haven't really let loose with one in a little while. I have put up a couple of posts on my other site Becs Beauty Buzz about the flooding that has been happening in and around my hometown of Brisbane and the aftermath of it all. I mentioned how proud I was to be an Australian when I see everyone pulling together to support each other, even though we are all complete strangers.

This is just the opposite. Today I want to talk about the people who are using the flood for their own profit. It started with smaller shops charging extortionate prices for everyday items to people who had no alternate but to buy them as they had been cut off from other options by the flooding. There have been reports of some stores charging up to $10 for a single loaf of bread, and by that point it wasn't even fresh!

Then there were whispers of "volunteers" showing up to help clean out the damaged property and mud from the houses that went under who were taking out unaffected items like flat screen TVs and the like and walking out with them pretending that they were damaged and they were hauling rubbish away when in reality they were taking one of the few things that people had left.

There were stories of people who were taking boats off the river which had come loose from where they had been anchored due to the force of the river and loading them up on trailers and claiming them as their own under maritime law.

Most recently, there were reports of "tradies" coming along and taking a deposit for repair work on flood damaged houses "so that the owner could beat the rush" and then never returning. I highly doubt most of these people were tradies to start with to tell you the truth.

This kind of thing makes me so incredibly mad. This has really detracted from all the genuinely good work that people have done in providing shelter, food, water and help in general. All it takes is one idiot like those jerks who are stealing items by saying they are damaged to make the already fragile people who have lost almost everything distrustful, and I can totally understand that.

That's today's rant. Come back tomorrow for another, much angrier one about how the insurance companies are now not paying up. My blood is boiling just thinking about it all.

Be awesome to each other.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Things that made me laugh today

Mr. Bend It Gif - Mr. Bend It

Marios Feature in  Tom Yung Goong Gif - Marios Feature in  Tom Yung Goong

Samuel Derpson Gif - Samuel Derpson

Dont Honk at Granny Gif - Dont Honk at Granny

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Auto correct - Love or Loathe?

Just about every device these days has an auto correct feature - but does it cause you more embarrassment in the long run then what you would feel with your own dodgy typos?

I mean, sure it's a little embarrassing when you spell an easy word completely wrong, but when auto correct turns "beating Scott" to "beating off" there is a lot of awkward silence on the other end of the line.

So do you use your auto correct? I have been known to hit send before thoroughly checking and have been left a little red faced, but I have nothing on these guys.

damn you auto correct funny iphone fails and blunders

damn you auto correct funny iphone fails and blunders

damn you auto correct funny iphone fails and blunders

damn you auto correct funny iphone fails and blunders

damn you auto correct funny iphone fails and blunders

damn you auto correct funny iphone fails and blunders

damn you auto correct funny iphone fails and blunders

Crazy right? It's good to know that stuff doesn't just happen to me.

Be awesome to each other.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Public Transport - Need I Say More?

I probably don't need to say more, but I will, because if I didn't - well, this would be a very boring post.

Having just moved from the Southside of Brisbane to the Northside (which is something akin to changing from an Australian citizen to a New Zealand citizen in the books of Southsiders - i.e. a huge deal!) has also required me to change my form of public transportation to work. I previously used to catch the bus and as we know, it was full of crazies. I now catch the train, which may not seem like a big thing to most of you, but having been a Southsider all my life, I have never had to catch a train in Brisbane before on my own. I think I have been on a train all of twice, both times with someone who knew exactly where they were going.

Do you guys have that feeling when you hope on a train for the first time that it might not end up at the destination you want? You sit there with your stomach slightly sunken with potential dread. I mean, it's not like it would have been the end of the world, but you don't want to be the idiot who catches the train in completely the wrong direction. Trust me, it has happened to people I know, and at the time, I gave them crap about it like it was no ones business.  

So there is that, and then there is the wonder of which crazy or at least which type of crazy you will have to deal with on that particular day. Shockingly, my week of train catching as been completely crazy free. I always thought that trains were nasty, smelly things that homeless people slept on and used as their own personal toilets. Not so, it would seem my fears were unfounded.

I also thought that the train station carpark would be a mugging waiting to happen. Again, completely untrue. The carparks are safe and monitored by cameras and I have never felt unsafe.

I think this is because on the Southside, the only contact I ever had with train stations was driving through the poorer suburbs (with my car doors locked) past their train stations and seeing people loitering suspiciously, hearing about every ones cars getting broken into. The poorer suburbs on the Southside were located near the train lines and as such, I never had any reason to ever catch a train anywhere. The bus services in the other, wealthier, suburbs was a much better and safer option as far as my parents were concerned, so we lived many, many suburbs away from the closest train lines in a suburb that was all family's, children on bicycles, kittens and puppies.

It is due to this that I have made some very wrong assumptions and generalisations about the type of person who catches the train in the Brisbane area. I will admit that I was predjudiced and now realise that all the bad stuff was completely in my mind. Of course it helps that the station I catch the train from is in an affluent area, similar to the environment I grew up in. It's kind of like the Northside is the complete reverse to the Southside.

Because trains are much bigger then buses, I don't experience the kind of cramming of passengers I did while catching the bus, and as a result, I do not have issues with people licking my neck, random strangers pulling my ipod headphones out of my ear because they were curious what music a girl like me would listen to, creepy old dudes "accidentally" touching my boobs and ass. All of those things happened to me on the bus within the last year. And more.

The one thing I love about the train is that I can totally zone out. The train stops at all the places regardless, unlike the bus, which you have to press a button to get it to stop.

So, to all my train readers out there, I am sorry I previously thought so badly of you. I was wrong. Buses are much worse.

That's it from me today.

Be awesome to each other.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

No words can describe this...

Oh man, this made me cry a little because I was laughing so hard.

This is from one of my favourite sites - Passive Aggressive Notes

That's it from me today.

Be awesome to each other.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Things that made me laugh today

So I've been ranting and venting, but where is the awesomeness I promised you? Right here. Here are the things that have made me laugh today.

Click to see the full awesomeness.

A sign on a toilet door.

And things that have just spun me out.
Don't stare at it for too long. Your brain may explode.

And then there is this. Which just makes me think that...well I don't even know what to think. This is a real sign in a Barnes and Nobel store.

That's it from me today.

Be awesome to each other.