Saturday, July 25, 2009

Stop Facebook Using Your Picture in Adds

This popped up on MY facebook page one day, I was not impressed. Okay well actually I laughed, then posted the image on zeds facebook page telling him he was in big trouble. Some of his facebook friends thought I was serious (they haven't met me).

Facebook has the option to allow/disallow use of your picture in adverts. For the sake of your loved ones please disallow use of your picture in adverts.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Shiny Pretty Things

So pretty, so shiny, so luminescent! We need more shiny to brighten up the winter days.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Back to school for me

Ah the joys of extramural study....... oh hang on, there are none. I miss lectures! I don't miss undergrad labs though, they always seemed so pointless.

Okay I lie, one benefit of extramural study is being able to lie in bed on a cold night doing your required readings on your laptop because you managed to find a "copy" of your text book and journals online. Joys. Or emailing the course coordinator and getting the standard "oh god, another annoying extramural student" type reply.
I'm starting to feel like I'm the only one in the whole world enrolled in my course though. Its very isolating.
Nina pops round for studying sometimes. Her handouts are all about how much immigrants hate it here. (I may be paraphrasing unjustly.) I wish I had someone who could get me excited about enzyme kinetics though. Every time I start reading that chapter....ZZZZZzzzzzza soporific.

However I am well into my second assignment (first one already emailed in! wot a nerd bro!)

The only thing weighing on my mind is the bill, they haven't sent it yet, first they suck you in with course materials, readings and assignments..just to get you HOOKED. Then comes the bill. its just like drugs....exactly like drugs.

So my delightful friends...have I told you how much I love you lately? I really do! If you felt like helping me pay off my University Bill, and I know you do because you are all about joy and love, you can click on any of these links. meh, well only if you can be bothered. Otherwise sympathy will do nicely :-) Oh debts! how i love thee. Anyway on with the squeeze!

Thinking of buying a book? (of course you are you smart thing you!) Buy it from Fishpond! They will give me a 10% commission!

Want to get cash rewards for shopping online and doing surveys (its legit bro,I got $120 last year) and help me at the same time? I'll get $2 for every active member that signs up.

Why not get a Rabo account? Its an online bank account with high interest and no fees, ever. You can split your master savings account into multiple accounts each with its own name and savings goal for free! If you play their little cash stealing game you'll get up to $50 free just for opening an account. Thats right..the bank pays YOU to open the account/I use a rabo account for savings and its very good for serious savings goals ( I know you have serious goals! But even frivolous goals will do!) Its the safest Bank in New Zealand Play the Rabo Bank Game and earn $50. Every person that opens a bank account earns me $10.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

OMG My computer desk is a Fracking mess

I'm not known for my tidiness, but man look at my desk! Its just a general dumping ground for bills and other crap I don't know what to do with. I just cleaned all my junk out of the car, I suppose I should do my desk as well. It does NOT strike me as a fun Monday night activity. Drinking beers and then falling asleep reading my book in bed sounds much better.


Ah sweet clean desk, now to reward myself with a cup of tea and some 85% dark lindt chocolate. Less than 2g of sugar per square and lots of cocoa goodness.
I'm trying to cut back on sugar, but one must not cut back on life.
Chocolate must still be eaten.
If only for all those antioxidants. Flavonoid powers! Well flavonoids are pretty powerless on their own but as flavonoids are excreted by the body they increase uric acid levels, a powerful antioxidant (which can also cause gout in some people, too much of a good thing, can be a very bad thing). Dark chocolate also contains cocoa phenols which can reduce blood pressure. Eat 70% or greater.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

How I get Free Money for Shopping Online in NZ

Its like flybuys for the internet. Shop at certain online stores, get points. Its a simple loyalty reward system.

With Smile City you trade those points for cash or goods. I get about $120 a year without going out of my way to buy anything extra.

Some online stores that you earn points through are
Pharmacy Direct, Fishpond books, Liquor King, Foodtown, Duty free stores, Airport parking, City flowers, Mighty Ape (computer games and Dvds), The Apple store (mmm iphone drool!).

You can also earn points by doing surveys and visiting the Smile City website. These are optional but really build up your points quickly.

Be rewarded! Join SmileCity today!

I hate getting up early for work.

But some days, I am rewarded with beautiful sunrises across the hospital car park. Of course co workers give OMG crazy lady alert glances when I stop to take such pictures at 7am.