Monday, October 16, 2006

Funny Stuff

Yes I promise I'll post more today. But when I was reading Dongurigal's blog a few minutes ago I was treated to this lovely link to a most amazingly hilarious video. I heard the song on the radio this weekend and remembered that video and hoped I could find it again. WOW Thanks, Dongurigal!

I also have to say a huge thank you to all the ladies at FWC for being so supportive and wonderful. It has helped so much having you guys there and knowing I'm not the only one going through such great times (can you smell the sarcasm?) being an expat. Mostly this has been a fun ride, but somedays just plain suck. ok, enough wallowing in self pity today.

Tomorrow I start a new job. I am REALLY looking forward to it. No, I won't blog about least I'll try not to. But it does seem to be a good place to work, nice friendly people, FABULOUS air conditioning *big grin*, and a boss with a sense of humour. Not to mention that it's a pretty progressive dental practice. That's what attracted me to it in the first place. Australia is not known for progressive dentistry, not that it's third world, by any means. But it definitely is behind the USA by a few years. I am really looking forward to the challenge. Now, I must get on with my day. Have lots to do, not much time to do it in, and a doctor's appointment in an hour. Must go dry my hair!

Oh yes, and I will post my first recipe as well.
Haven't tried it yet, but I will be this week...was posted by an American here in Australia where we crave Mexican food more than any other (i think) because there are so few decent places to eat that serve Mexican or Tex-Mex foods.

Mexican Four Bean Salad

-1 can of Edgell's Four Bean Mix (or other), rinsed and drained
-1 tablespoon onion, diced
-1 small tomato, seeded and diced
-1 scallion/green onion, sliced
-1 clove garlic, finely minced
-1 teaspoon diced canned jalapenos and some juice from the jar
-1 tablespoon fresh (or teaspoon dried) coriander/cilantro
-1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
-1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients in a glass bowl and let stand in fridge for at
least an hour to develop the flavours.

It is much better if you have a real lime and fresh coriander, so
worth purchasing them.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Subject: WARNING: dangerous virus

Ok, so there was this email. A cute and somewhat funny email that made me giggle a bit.
You see, occasionally I get these emails from well-meaning friends, co-workers, and family members that have absolutely no clue about anything to do with computers, other than to turn them on, log into their emails and press the send button. Everyone knows who these people are.We all have friends like them. It's amusing most of the time...sometimes, though, it's down-right annoying, right? Right!

Well...imagine, I got this email with the above warning about a virus. I wasn't sure whether or not to laugh, scoff haughtily, taking my life into my hands and open the damn thing....or run like hell (well, press delete quickly anyway).

Silly me, I opened the email; taking a chance that my anti-virus program was up to date.

Lo and Behold! Look what I was rewarded with! I hope you find it as humorous as I did.

There is a dangerous virus being passed around electronically,
orally, and by hand. This virus is called Worm-Overload-Recreational-
Killer (WORK).

If you receive WORK from any of your colleagues, your boss, or anyone
else via any means DO NOT TOUCH IT. This virus will wipe out your
private life

If you should come into contact with WORK put your jacket on and take
two good friends to the nearest grocery store. Purchase the antidote
known as
-Extract (WINE) or Bothersome-Employer-
Elimination-Rebooter (BEER). Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK
has been completely eliminated from your system.

You should forward this warning to 5 friends. If you do not have 5
friends, you have already been infected and WORK is controlling your