Zippy Bat Toy

Man... new addiction...

EVE is a MMORPG based in space.

It is scarily large and complex.

And fun.

The normal complaint I have against mmorpgs is that you pay $90 for the CD at the games store, then get maybe a month free before you start to pay. I always felt that if you bought the game, tried it for a bit and disliked it, you were out $90.

At least with EVE, the client is downloadable and free, so there's no pressure to buy, only the game is there to entice players to start paying past the first free fortnight.

It's certainly looking for me that I'd start paying =)

(Thank god for the daily downtime of an hour, else I'd never get anything done =P)
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Green Lantern Kyle Woobie

You know...

gakked from lisaroquin

You Know You're From Sydney When...

You make over $100,000 AU and still can't afford a house.

You never bother looking at the train timetable because you know the drivers have never seen it.

You order organic fruit and vegies online, but eat out every night anyway.

You spent more money on your coffee machine than on your washing machine.

You spend $200+ for your room in an apartment with stunning harbour/beachviews and European appliances; and then spend a total of 40 hours each week there (37 of which you are sleeping).

You contemplate calling a taxi from your home to where you managed to park the car the night before.

You spend 30 minutes in a traffic jam next to a car with more power to its speakers than its wheels.

You know everyone's e-mail and mobile number but not their last name or home address.

You can roll sushi, make pasta and keep your red curry paste recipe under lock and key...but couldn't roast a chicken to save your life.

Your taxi driver was a micro-surgeon before he moved to Australia.

Your co-worker tells you he/she has 8 body piercings but none are visible.

You can't dope illegal?

You've been to more than one baby shower that has two mothers and a sperm donor.

You have a very strong opinion where your coffee beans are grown and can taste the difference between Sumatran and Ethiopian.

A really great parking space can move you to tears.

You are thinking of taking an adult class but you can't decide between yoga, aromatherapy, conversational Italian, French or building your own website.

A man in full leather regalia and crotchless chaps gets on the bus. You don't notice.

A woman with live poultry gets onto the bus. You don't notice.

You are genuinely surprised when you meet someone who was actually born in Sydney (but then, they are Swiss/Thai/Brazilian).

Your hairdresser is straight, your plumber is gay, the woman who delivers your mail is straight.... and your Avon Lady is a drag queen

You take a bus and are shocked at 2 people carrying on a conversation in English.

You assume every company offers domestic partner benefits.

Your boss runs in "The City to Surf"... it's the first time you have seen him/her nude.

You think any guy with a George Clooney haircut must be visiting from the North Shore.

You know that any woman with a George Clooney haircut is not a tourist.

You couldn't figure out how to drive to Sydney Tower if your life depended on it.

You meet friends for coffee at 1am at your local Netcafe / Laundramat /Bookstore / Bar / Alternative healing centre and go for drinks and pool at nine in the morning.

You go out each Saturday for breakfast and the 3pm.

Your shiatsu therapist is headhunted by an Internet Startup and your accountant becomes an actor.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Sydney.

So very true...

Would you believe one of my friends has a car that the lights start dimming if the bass is too high?

Re: coffee, see previous rant =P

Man.. all of these are so worryingly accurate..
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I don't get it.

WTF is a Latte Macchiato?

Traditionally a Macchiato is an espresso shot with a dash of milk "spotting" the shot (thus macchiato)

Traditionally a Latte is a 80/20 mix of hot milk and an espresso shot.

The whole difference between the two is the amount of milk

From the link above, despite the wincing and shuddering I encountered when reading lines such as "... the rise of sophisticated coffee chains like Starbucks ..."1 and "...Brew up a pot of coffee.  While it is recommended that you do this with an espresso machine, you can also use brew drip coffee to make a Latte macchiato..."2 it appears to be a cappuccino.

Okay, so I'm a coffee snob. Starbucks and other chains do not make good coffee. Yes, it is a step up from percolated coffee (and most roadkill is also a step up from percolated) but Starbucks makes some of the worst coffee around. Having the Americans futz around with making names up just doesn't work! I have heard complaints from baristas about people coming in and ordering a certain coffee, then complaining that it isn't how "Starbucks" does it so it must be wrong.


I need a latte =P

::wanders off to somewhere where they have Grinders coffee::

ETA someone who agrees somewhat with my view on the bastardisation of coffee...

1 -  to which I wonder just how anyone could consider Starbucks3 sophisticated...
2 - to which I cry "No you bloody well cannot. Arrgh, TRYHARD"
3 - Or StarBukkake, as a friend of mine calls it
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I can so see the summary now...

"How will BlatentlySelfInsertedMarySue Kawaii-chan (That's me!!) deal with the self referential existential angst with being the daughter of her OTP  (TheirLoveISSoPuUUUREOMGParentSExEWWW)? (Please R&R!!!1!!1!!*holds up a kitten* or the kitten gets it!!!1!)"
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Just saw the episode "Viva Las Vegas" and noticed Nick Lea as the cheating nightclub owner!

How can you resist a show with both Nick Lea and George Eads? =)
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Boxes made from ticky tacky


Hehe, cute it is, but I can't help but laugh at the fact that the model is of a seeming child, yet, on a hot day like this (and man is it hot) the 'pixie' is barechested, and appears to have chest hair.
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