Wednesday, October 5, 2011

NO, I don't want your Dumpling!

For the past year now on my lunch breaks I walk by this Chinese Noodle House on the lower level of my work building and for the past year without fail almost everyday I am greeted with "Do you want some Dumpling? I have a table for you"

No, I don't want your Dumpling! If I did I would've gone into your "Noodle House" by now and tried your dumpling. I have to hand it to them though, they are persistent.

However, because I am always greeted with this I now find myself humouring myself and getting their hopes up by walking closer to the shop front.

Green Splat xoxo

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bananas In Pyjamas

A month or so ago I looked after my Nephew on a Monday as I had the day off and what better way to entertain a kid then to have some paper and pencils out, some play dough out and ABC kids on in the background.

Whilst ABC kids was on I heard the tune of Bananas In Pyjamas so naturally I looked at the TV and boy did I get a shock.

When did the lovable characters of Cuddles Avenue go from people being dressed in the actual costumes

to computer animation?

At least when they were people dressed in costumes they lived in a real like environment and used real like props, which made it easier to believe that maybe there really was 2 Bananas In Pyjamas, 3 Teddy Bears and a Rat in a Hat living in a cul-de-sac called Cuddles Avenue.

Greensplat xoxo

Sunday, September 4, 2011

I want to punch you in the face!

To the person who wrote this wonderful and accurate description of Every Time I Die, I want to punch you in the face!

"If you're into hardcore, then you're definitely into New York metalcore exponents EVERY TIME I DIE, who are coming out to Australia even though it's sunny and everyone's quite optimistic out here, which doesn't work at all with metalcore. Maybe the nice weather will soften them somewhat. It's hard to scream and be angry in paradise. I hope it doesn't prove too challenging though; I already have my outfit picked out for this show. All black everything."

Greensplat xoxo

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Self Control? I have none....

It has recently occurred to me (after many of years) that I have a serve lack of self control. And what made me realise this was,  just after eating a bag of Allens lollies in one sitting and in less than 5 minutes.

I'm not going to lie to you, (Marge) It's a terrible trait to have.

Put some of my favourite things in front of me, like a tub of Cookies n' Cream Ice Cream, Allens Lollies (Preferably Strawberry's n' Cream, Red Frogs, Party Mix or the Retro Mix), Mars Pods or Twix Pods, Tim Tams, a Chocolate bar or (actual) Strawberries n' Nutella or just a jar of Nutella and it is so hard for me to say no. And more than often, it will be entirely gone or I'm constantly saying to myself and out loud, "Just one more spoonful and I'll put it away" until I hit the bottom of the container and realise it's too late.

This never used to bother me, but now when I do it I feel guilty to the fact that I try and avoid my sweet stash and I even try to avoid the sweets aisle when I do the groceries. But it doesn't last, I find myself in the chocolate aisle during my lunch break, buying which ever of my favourite bars are for a $1.00 that week and eating it within 30 seconds of getting away from the check out. 

Hey at least I can feel less guilty if I'm spending less money right? Well that's how I justify it....

Green Splat xoxo

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A KitchenAid would make my life complete

I really want a KitchenAid, a Raspberry Ice one to be exact

But seen as how that isn't available in Australia a Candy Apple Red one will have to do which is a whooping $859.00 due to being a limited edition.

 But can you believe that in Stores here the cheapest you will find one is $795.00 and that is for the basic and pastel colours and online is $659.00 (for not the best colour)

On the American KitchenAid site however and in stores, you can purchase the same Bad Boy for a measly $299.00-$349.00.

Why is it so much more expensive here?

This actually makes me more sad than angry
Green Splat xoxo

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Once again Leggings are not pants!

We have said this before and I will say it again…. Leggings are not pants.

I’ve seen a lot of girls of all ages and all sizes wearing leggings this winter. Now there are several things wrong with this;

Firstly, I don’t care what size you are, leggings are not flattering to wear out in public unless you have either a) a dress on or b) a long top covering all your bits. And the people I have seen have not had any of the above mentioned.

Secondly, leggings are no where near warm enough to keep you warm this winter. I know for a fact as I wear a pair of leggings under my work pants and majority of the time I am still cold.

Thirdly, for a couple of dollars more you could own a pair of pants and not be made fun of.

Please do us all a favour and keep your leggings to working out or to the comfort of your own home, which is the only time you will see me in ONLY a pair of leggings.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ariel in a Wedding dress? I must have it! But not for that price

So when I was in America they have Disney stores almost everywhere and I happened to come across a ton of Ariel (Barbie) dolls that actually looked like her, which I have been searching for for years. And until now nothing compared to the Ariel barbie doll my sister and I had as kids.

In the Chicago store I fell in love at first sight with Ariel dressed in a stunning white wedding dress. But unfortunately I couldn’t but it then as I wanted to keep it in the box and I didn’t have enough room in my suitcase after everything we had bought so far on the trip. So instead of buying Ariel in the Wedding dress, I just bought Ariel in her mermaid stuff and a pack that contacted her blue (Kiss the Girl) dress and the pink (I’m going to brush my hair with a fork) dress.

The reason behind my buying the normal Ariel was because I didn’t mind taking her out of the box to brush her hair and change her clothes because I had all intentions of buying Wedding Ariel at Disneyland of course.

Disneyland comes around, we search all the toy shops inside to find NO Wedding Ariel anywhere, also the Ariel’s that they did have, were not as good as the Disney Store ones. After going on a whole heap of rides and looking at shops, we decided to find the Official Disney Store so I could get Ariel and we could get something for the Nephews.

We found the Official Disney store and it was very disappointing in regards to Disney Princess. We asked staff if they had what we were looking for and they said “Disneyland Store stocks different things to the Disney Store”. Isn’t it the same company? I was bummed and it made LA crappier than it already seemed.

Get home after Disneyland and decided to find out where the closest Disney Store is so I can get me Ariel. There was one 30mins away by bus.

We set out there the next day, waiting way too long for a bus that didn’t come so we got a cab. The cab driver than didn’t know where the shopping centre was that we were going to and dropped as off at Fox, almost 6 blocks away from the shopping centre.

We get to the shopping centre and look at the directory to find the Disney Store and as we look at the shop number, we notice the Disney Store layout on a shop to the right, however it was covered in black curtains…. It had closed!

I was devastated. We decide to leave and on a way back we spot this awesome shopping centre real close to our hotel so we have a look, in hopes that all the closed store for “West Side” has opened up there, but they hadn’t.

We get back to the hotel and decide that Santa Monica might be nice to visit so I look up what shops they have there. Can you believe it, they have a Disney store and other cool stuff. We get on the next bus.

We get to Santa Monica and go to the Disney Store and I couldn’t see Wedding Ariel anywhere. I asked staff, they were sold out. Thus ends the search in America for Ariel as we had 2 days left.

Next day we go to Universal Studios and the depot where our tour bus had to stop, there was a form of Disney store on Hollywood Blvd. I run down and check. No luck 

Once I got home I checked the Disney Store online to check stock as they ship certain items to Australia and they have her in stock. I finally went to commit to buying her over the weekend just past (18-19th June) and they were out of stock.

I decide to check eBay and there are a couple, mostly around the $50+ mark, except one that was at $35.00 or offer me a price. So I offered $25.00 as the doll was only worth $19.90. The bitch on eBay doesn’t reply to my offer and lets the listing expire.

2 hours after it expires, she send me an eBay message asking If I was interested and assumed I offered her $30. I said “Yes, I’m still interested.” You had the doll for $35.00 and I offered $25.00, please let me know what you would be happy with?” So I agree to pay $30.00 and ask her how much shipping is to two post codes, 2000 and 2250. She replies with, “Are you in town often? If you like you can pick it up from my brother’s house in Surry Hills?”

Are you serious! I’m not going to some random persons house in Surry Hills to pick up a doll that is overly priced to begin with. I tell her I would prefer postage and asked her to calculate it and let me know, by this time the eBay messages were going on for 2 days and she would not give me a straight answer, all my questions, statements and offers were all straight forward.

Two days pass and she has not replied. I check my hotmail and I have a message from eBay “An item you were watching has been relisted” I check to see which item it was and yup, It was Wedding Ariel and guess what the price was now, $55.00.

This person has royally pissed me off. I hope no one buys it from her. I wonder if there is a way I can report her to eBay for being such a dipshit! Because of her I’m now Wedding Arielless and ANGRY at how stupid some people are.

Greensplat xoxo