Complete In Progress
Start: Wednesday 6th of February 2008 End: Wednesday 3rd of November 2010

Time to go:
Times up

Days late:

29 March, 2010

deck tidy effort

This is only the start of this tiding effort, I want the deck back, I am sick of it being covered in crap that was in the old garage.
  1. Arlec Star lights: I bought these with the vague impression in my head, that Arlec was a quality brand. Turns out they were, and this was one of their first adventures in crap outdoor electricals. A few years ago, Clara chews a few of the wires and I was going to repair them, really I was.
  2. A rusty tin of decking oil, that is soooooo rusty the lid has not been able to be removed for quite some time.
  3. A large but short bit of pipe (diameter: Nearly a foot ~25cm, length, less than a foot) that I acquired, from a skip, quite some time ago to make into a cat house. I saw the cat house in a shot and it cost a fortune. I said, "I'd be able to make that myself, piece of piss" Anyway, the cats have not been living with me for quite a few years now, so I think it's time to let go!

I was going to include a box of hair that I have been collecting as I have been trimming the dogs, but that is mostly from laziness rather than it actually being a 'belonging'

20 March, 2010

bye bye jarmies and some others

  1. When you look at them, you'll understand why they had to go. I have had these ones since I lived in Mildura since 2002. I'll miss you (of course the top is becoming a rag, but I'll keep the bottom half, there is nothing wrong with them, we have to go these things in stages you under stand!)
  2. Two more books for the book library at work. One was a present from a friend, but it's really not that me. The other is a self help book I bought at an airport and really didn't help me at all.

13 March, 2010

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life is a film that is mentioned in Red Dwarf a number of times. Today I bought it from JB, on a trip there with Fiona (which was instead of doing house work). Neil and I just watched it. I know I've had half a bottle of champagne and everything, but I really enjoyed this movie. It's no wonder at all why it is considered a classic.

04 March, 2010

Mr. Gray

I was out at an event a few weeks ago, and chatting with a very nice lady about all sorts of stuff, and the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde came up. This was a book I started to read of the inter-web many moons ago, when I discovered that I really hate reading off the screen, so I stopped and never got around to finding myself a hard copy. I mentioned my list to this lady and decided that finding a copy and reading it might be a good way to get rid of pesky task 96, that I remembered was still hanging around. Anyway, I forgot to write a post and tell you about this change, even though it has been up on the site for a while now.

OK, next bit of this long sager, I had to go to Sydney this week for work. I wanted to take my bag on the plane as carry on, but the pesky lady out the counter weighted my bag and it was two kilos over! So I checked it with out remembering to get my novel out of it. Oops. Oh well, just have to buy another one!

Then I remember Mr Gray, so I went to the book shop to try and find him. This task duly accomplished, with the help of the tall shop assistant, I started reading. This book is defiantly not my usual type of book and I don't think I even had the knack of Mr. Wilde's really long sentences, even by the end of the book. There were whole passages of dialog that I just couldn't work out what the people were on about. But over all, I think I liked it. It was quite a bit deeper and more meaningful than my usual novels. By the end I really was quite happy to pick up my David Eddings again though. Sorry, I'm just not that deep!

02 March, 2010


Well, that took a while. I have been typing all night and have finished cataloging my novels. Obviously this needs a way spiffier web page, which I'll do, but later.... not today

Author FirstnameAuthor SurnameTitlePublishedisbnpagescovergenre
DouglasAdamsThe long dark tea-time of the soul19880434009210246Hardsci fi
DouglasAdamsMostly Harmless19920434009261219Hardsci fi
DouglasAdamsStarship Titanic19970330354469241Softsci fi
DouglasAdamsThe Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy19830330258648159Softsci fi
DouglasAdamsThe Resturant and the End of the Universe19800330262130187Softsci fi
DouglasAdamsLife the Universe and Everything19820330267388162Softsci fi
DouglasAdamsSo Long and Thanks for all the Fish19840330287001191Softsci fi
DouglasAdamsDirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency19870330301624247Softsci fi
DouglasAdamsThe Meaning of Liff19830330281216191Soft
MargaretAtwoodThe Handmaid's Tale19870860688666307Softfantasy
GregBearEternity19890575046139398Softsci fi
GregBearEon19870099547104502Softsci fi
NaomiBellisTheft of Shadows20089780451223289310SoftRomance
AnneBishopDreams Made Flesh20060451460707439Softfantasy
Marion ZimmerBradleyThe Mists of Avalon199301401771911009Softfantasy
TerryBrooksMagic Kingdom for Sale - SOLD19910708882404350Softfantasy
TerryBrooksThe Black Unicorn19981857231082286Softfantasy
TerryBrooksWizard at Large19951857231031291Softfantasy
TerryBrooksThe Tangle Box19950099255510341Softfantasy
Orson ScottCardDragons of Light1983044116661X317Softfantasy
FionaCarrThe Mad Marquis20030843951869311SoftRomance
AllisonChaseDark Obsession20089780451223876359SoftRomance
CoryDaniellsThe Shadow Kingdom200218632534321393Softfantasy
DavidEddingsPawn of Prophecy1996055212284x332Softfantasy
DavidEddingsQueen of Sorcery1990055212348x327Softfantasy
DavidEddingsMagician's Gambit1996055212382x446Softfantasy
DavidEddingsCastle of Wizardry19960552124354444Softfantasy
DavidEddingsEnchanters' End Game19890552124478372Softfantasy
DavidEddingsGuardians of the West19960552130716429Softfantasy
DavidEddingsKing of the Murgos19960552130184444Softfantasy
DavidEddingsDeamon Lord of Karanda19980552130192399Softfantasy
DavidEddingsSorceress of Darshiva19960552130206396Softfantasy
DavidEddingsSeeress of Kell19960552130214444Softfantasy
DavidEddingsBelgarath the Sorcerer19960586213155840Softfantasy
DavidEddingsPolgara the Sorceress19980586123147807Softfantasy
Raymond EFeistDaughter of the Empire19880586074813528Softfantasy
Raymond EFeistServant of the Empire19910586203818827Softfantasy
Raymond EFeistMistress of the Empire19920586203796860Softfantasy
Raymond EFeistPrince of the Blood19900586071407396Softfantasy
Raymond EFeistMagician19890586058281831Softfantasy
Raymond EFeistSilverthorn19950586064176432Softfantasy
Raymond EFeistA Darkness at Sethanon19870586066888527Softfantasy
DonnaFletcherThe Daring Twin20050060757825375SoftRomance
DianaGabaldonLord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade20039780099463337623SoftRomance
DianaGabaldonThe Fiery Cross200100997100131412SoftRomance
DianaGabaldonA Breath of Snow and Ashes200797800992782451391SoftRomance
DianaGabaldonCross Stitch19970099911701863SoftRomance
DianaGabaldonLord John and the Private Matter20049780099461173380SoftRomance
DianaGabaldonDrums of Autumn199700996643131185SoftRomance
DianaGabaldonDragonfly in Amber19940099294710963SoftRomance
WilliamGoldmanThe Princess Bride19870345348036283SoftRomance
RobGrantBackwards19960140171509342Softsci fi
PeterHainingThe Wizards of Odd19970099174421300Soft
TraciHardingan Echo in Time19970732258898656SoftRomance
KarenHawkinsSleepless in Scotland20099781416560258355SoftRomance
Barb and J.C.HendeeDhampir20030451459067376Softfantasy
FrankHerbertDune Messiah19840450022854221Softsci fi
FrankHerbertDune19840450011844605Softsci fi
GeorgetteHeyerThe Convenient Marriage19820330103040236SoftRomance
GeorgetteHeyerThe Reluctant Widow19680330200712287SoftRomance
GeorgetteHeyerThe Quiet Gentleman19980749304502343SoftRomance
GeorgetteHeyerRegency Buck1962SoftRomance
GeorgetteHeyerApril Lady19981875980776268SoftRomance
GeorgetteHeyerPistols for Two19981875980776240SoftRomance
RobinHobbAssassin's Quest1998000648011x838Softfantasy
RobinHobbRoyal Assassin19960006480101752Softfantasy
RobinHobbAssassin's Apprentice19960006480098480Softfantasy
AnneHolmI am David19840416884709191Soft
DorothyHoughtonBedknobs and Broomsticks19790450032868126Soft
JackieIvieHeat of the Knight20070821780131383SoftRomance
Diana WynneJonesThe Lives of Christopher Chant20000006755186319Softfantasy
Diana WynneJonesMixed Magics20000006755291171Softfantasy
Diana WynneJonesWild Robert2001000675524094Softfantasy
Diana WynneJonesThe Homeward Bounders19830416229409224Softfantasy
Diana WynneJonesFire & Hemlock19870416040225341Softfantasy
Diana WynneJonesArcher's Goon1994074970909x241Softfantasy
Diana WynneJonesDrowned Ammet19930749712538312Softfantasy
Diana WynneJonesA Tale of Time City19900749704403285Softfantasy
Diana WynneJonesThe Merlin Conspiracy20040007151403473Softfantasy
Diana WynneJonesHowl's Moving Castle20000006755232302Softfantasy
Diana WynneJonesCharmed Life20000006755151252Softfantasy
Diana WynneJonesCastle in the Air19900416157823208Hardfantasy
RobertJordanThe Shadow Rising199308125137381006Softfantasy
RobertJordanThe Great Hunt19921857230242707Softfantasy
RobertJordanThe Eye of the World19971857230760814Softfantasy
RobertJordanThe Dragon Reborn19961857230655699Softfantasy
C.S.LewisThe Last Battle19900006716695172Softfantasy
C.S.LewisThe Silver Chair19850006716687206Softfantasy
C.S.LewisThe Voyage of the Dawntreader19880006716652189Softfantasy
C.S.LewisPrince Caspian19900006716644190Softfantasy
C.S.LewisThe Horse and His Boy19890006716660175Softfantasy
C.S.LewisThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe19880006716636171Softfantasy
C.S.LewisThe Magician's Nephew19890006716679171Softfantasy
KatieMacAlisterNoble Intentions20020843949651329SoftRomance
KatieMacAlisterNoble Destiny20030843951435366SoftRomance
KinleyMacGregorClaiming the Highlander20020380817896373SoftRomance
KinleyMacGregorTaming the Scotsman20030380817918374SoftRomance
KinleyMacGregorBorn in Sin2003038081790x372SoftRomance
KinleyMacGregorThe Worrior20079780060769979344SoftRomance
JulianMayIntervention19880330303090668Softsci fi
RobinMcKinleyThe Blue Sword19870441068804248Softfantasy
RobinMcKinleyThe Hero and the Crown19910708881645246Softfantasy
RobinMcKinleyRose Daughter19980441005837292Softfantasy
RobinMcKinleySpindles End20010441008658354Softfantasy
MargaretMitchellGoen with the Wind03302400481011Soft
L.M.MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables19870207155437256Soft
L.M.MontgomeryChronicles of Avonlea19890207155453236Soft
L.M.MontgomeryAnne of the Island19900207123527221Hard
L.M.MontgomeryAnne of Ingleside19880207157219252Soft
L.M.MontgomeryAnne of Windy Willows19880207157197224Soft
L.M.MontgomeryRainbow Valley19890207157227310Soft
DebraMullinsThe Night Before the Wedding20089780060799311373SoftRomance
GrantNaylorRed Dwarf - Omnibus19920140174664553Softsci fi
DougNaylorLast Human19950143892310Softsci fi
RuthParkMy Sister Sif19880140340009180Soft
TerryPratchettThe Colour of Magic19950552124753285Softfantasy
TerryPratchettThe Light Fantastic19950552128481285Softfantasy
TerryPratchettEqual Rites19940552131059283Softfantasy
TerryPratchettWyrd Sisters19950552134600252Softfantasy
TerryPratchettGuards! Guards!19950552134627317Softfantasy
TerryPratchettFaust Eric19960575600012155Softfantasy
TerryPratchettMoving Pictures19950552134635333Softfantasy
TerryPratchettReaper Man19940552134643287Softfantasy
TerryPratchettWitches Abroad19950552134651286Softfantasy
TerryPratchettSmall Gods19950552138908381Softfantasy
TerryPratchettLords and Ladies19960552138916382Softfantasy
TerryPratchettMen at Arms19940552140287381Softfantasy
TerryPratchettSoul Music19950552140295378Softfantasy
TerryPratchettInteresting Times19950552142352352Softfantasy
TerryPratchettFeet of Clay19970552142379415Softfantasy
TerryPratchettThe Last Continent19990552146145412Softfantasy
TerryPratchettCarpe Jugulum19990552146153425Softfantasy
TerryPratchettThe Fifth Elephant20000552146161460Softfantasy
TerryPratchettThe Truth20010552147680444Softfantasy
TerryPratchettThief of Time20020552148407430Softfantasy
TerryPratchettNight Watch20030552148997474Softfantasy
TerryPratchettGood Omens19970552137030383Softfantasy
AnneRiceThe Tale of the Body Thief1992034538475x435Softfantasy
AnneRiceThe Witching Hour199101401320311206Softfantasy
JaneRoutleyMage Heart20000732268826470SoftRomance
J.K.RowlingHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone19970747532745223Softfantasy
J.K.RowlingHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets20000747538484251Softfantasy
J.K.RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban20000747546290317Softfantasy
J.K.RowlingHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire20000747550999636Softfantasy
J.K.RowlingHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix20030747561079766Softfantasy
J.K.RowlingHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows20089780747595830607Softfantasy
J.K.RowlingHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince20069780747584674768Softfantasy
Sheri STepperBeauty19920586213058476Softfantasy
J.R.R.TolkienThe Hobbit19930261102214285Softfantasy
FayWeldonGrowing Rich19920006544959250Soft
FayWeldonThe Cloning of Joanna May19930006545939265Soft
VeronicaWolffMaster of the Highlands20089780425218990291SoftRomance
JaneYolenThe Pit Dragon Trilogy19981568659008470Hardfantasy
RogerZelaznyNine Princes in Amber19720380014300175Softfantasy
RogerZelaznyThe Guns of Avalon19740380000830223Softfantasy
RogerZelaznySign of the Unicorn19750380008319192Softfantasy
RogerZelaznyThe Hand of Oberon19770380016648188Softfantasy
RogerZelaznyThe Courts of Chaos19780380471752142Softfantasy
RogerZelaznyTrumps of Doom19860380896354184Softfantasy
RogerZelaznyBlood of Amber19870380896362215Softfantasy
RogerZelaznySign of Chaos19880380896370217Softfantasy
RogerZelaznyKnight of Shadows19900380755017251Softfantasy
RogerZelaznyPrince of Chaos19920380755025241Softfantasy
RogerZelaznyA Rose for Ecclesiastes1969189Softfantasy

01 March, 2010

It's over

ok, so apart this last weekend (birthday party that had really nice free Champaign and friends dropping round for pizza), the dry month wasn't as bad as I thought. This means I have proven to myself that I am not an alcoholic, which is nice.
That being said, I am totally going home from work tonight and having a cider.