Monday, November 20, 2017


I don't believe in reincarnation. To my way of thinking, it seems a bit pointless. I prefer a story that starts somewhere, goes somewhere, then ends somewhere. If people died but then had to come back and give it another go as something else, it feels too much like all that learning and experience was wasted. Then do it again...

However, I do have a pretty good argument in favour of reincarnation. It is thus:

If all living things require a "soul" (or spirit, or spark, or essence - any name for an imperceivable life force), and there are a finite number of these souls, then since there are now so many souls taking their turn being human, then that explains all the extinctions (there aren't enough souls left over to be other things).

That's my argument in favour of reincarnation. I'm sure if we do the maths it wouldn't bear out (how many cows and chickens and pigs are there now compared with a hundred years ago?), but it sounds good.

Sunday, November 12, 2017


Was out for a jog today and spotted a dollar coin on the ground. Stopped to pick it up, then had a quick look around in case there was more. Found another and a two dollar coin. Not too bad, $4 will almost get me a breakfast! Nom nom nom...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Making cakes... my dreams. Had a weird dream that I and someone else (some random npc my subconscious pulled out) were making a cake for some tv show.

We had no clue what we were doing so we were following a recipe, but the steps were weird. Like, one step was add eggs and sugar, then next step was add milk, then third step was separate yolk and egg whites and only add yolks.

Seemed like the recipe was written by someone deliberately trying to sabotage the cake making. Maybe my brain was trying to tell me to read all the instructions before starting something. Or don't trust recipes from the internet. :P

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sugar and Spice

Hrmmm... need to do more exercise. Lots of yummy treats taste nice, but yummy treats go straight to the hips.

Might have a go at making sausage rolls or something. Home made has to be healthier than store bought, right? :P

In unrelated news, passed last round of tests so should be due for a promotion this week. Or this month. Maybe year? lol Lots more responsibility for two or three dollars a week extra. Yay.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Had a weapons test today. Pretty happy with the result; 88mm. Better than my average of around 100mm. Not too bad considering I haven't had much practice in the last few months.

Of the 12 in the group I was with during the test, I got the third best score with the best score being 83mm. I know there are heaps of people out there who can do better than that, but it's nice to be in the high end.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

New phone, new toys

Have a new smartphone to replace the one that died. Well, not new-new, just new to me. My old phone was a Galaxy S2. Had it for nearly six years. Good run for a smart phone. Had been meaning to do backups for ... um ... weeks before it died. Kicking myself for not having done that.

This phone is a HTC. It's much of a sameness between them, though I do still instinctively reach for buttons where they were on my old phone. Was running with an old school phone for a few days. Could have kept using it, but a smart phone gives so many more options. :)

Playing with some new toys at work. The old trucks I was driving were very bare bones, bash it til' it works type trucks. These new ones have more buttons than my computer! Will take a bit of getting used to!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Phone died

Was about time, had the old Galaxy S2 for nearly six years. Was a good run. But she died.