Sunday, July 23, 2006

worth a look

Takes a little while to load but it's worth the wait.
The Big Ad

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Meanwhile I'm stuck here in cold, grey Melbourne. The sun was out earlier but it's well and truly in hiding now.
And I've got a horrible cold....cough cough, splutter, sniff, cough. I'm not exerting myself too much today.
I think I'd much rather be on the beach.

Tallow Beach
When I did my trip up the east coast last year I spent a bit of time at Byron Bay - on the way up and again on the way down. Huge backpacker town. I stayed in a caravan park just south of town...lots of space. Plus, it was the off season. The locals were all wearing jumpers, I was in shorts, hehe. A five minute walk and I was on Tallow Beach looking out at the Pacific. Magnificent. I walked along it every morning. I was a bit too early for the whales...they are more easily seen a bit later in the year.

and then there's Byron Bay

hey Shirl.....Rainbow Beach

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Sainters by 3 points. Jeez, against the bottom team they should've done better. Still, a win is a win.

Meanwhile, here in the bookshop, I was looking forward to a nice quiet day scanning the shelves ( for the database).
Hahahahaha! (definitely maniacal!)
Some guy just dumped 154 books on me. Fortunately for the bank balance, he took exchange/credit rather than cash. But now I've got to scan, price and shelve them all.
So much for an easy day!!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Sainters! An easy win against Collingwood (the team we all hate with a passion). Sweet.


I think this might be my next read.
Went to a friend's birthday party last night. Had way too much champagne (as usual!). I wonder if it's possible to get done for being drunk in charge of a bookshop.
I wrote "welcome to the other side" on her card....wonder where I got that idea from????

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Finished The Hobbit. A good lesson in what can happen when greed overcomes reason. Fortunately, Thorin and Co do come to see reason at the end.
I think The Hobbit began as a bedtime story that Tolkien created to tell his own children. And thank goodness he did.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

I got home yesterday and decided I wanted to read. Home alone, peace and quiet. So I picked up The Hobbit. I haven't read it for years and thought, 'why not'? I love Tolkien. He is one of my all-time favourite writers. I've read Lord of the Rings many, many times and will, no doubt, read it many more times still.
But, as I was following along with Bilbo and the dwarves, I suddenly realised that the images in my head were the film versions, particularly Bilbo, Gollum and Gandalf. I find that a little bit distressing. I'm struggling to remember what my own image of hobbits was before I saw the films.
Damn you, Peter Jackson!! I loved the films, don't get me wrong, but I want my own images back!!!
Boy, oh boy. It's only quarter past two in the afternoon and I've sold over $450 worth of books already today. Everything from Crime and Punishment to Harry Potter. Haven't even had time for lunch! I think I'm just going to sit for a little while.
Oh shit! I just remembered.....Saints are playing, right now! That's how busy I've been, I even forgot about my boys. Eek!
Okay, got the radio on the right station....I think we're winning but it's only the first quarter.