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

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ben & Jerry's

I miss being able to walk into any convenient store, any gas station, any department store (Target, Kmart etc) and being able to buy a large tub of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream for the small price of $2.50-$5.00.

Here Ben & Jerry's is only available in select candy stores that stock American foods or their select few scoop shops that have started opening up but you are expected to pay around $14.00 for the same sized tub that I was buying for $5 max in America. You are lucky to get the small tub that would be gone in 2 spoonfuls for $5. (I think it might be $4.50, but none the less)

At least Erina has it there for $12.50.... but I find it hard to spend $12.50 on 1 tub of Ice Cream when now I know I could get 3 for that price.

Greensplat xoxo

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Just get the ticket!

Yesterday whilst on my way from work to the train I entered the Central Station country link platforms as per usual. I came through the archway near the light rail stop and overhead a young girl yelling to her friend these words:

“200 Bucks. Are fucking kidding?! 200 fucking bucks from those arseholes”

Upon glancing at the gate I caught sight of the “arseholes” she was talking about – Transit Officers.

Now I admit that you can give anyone a uniform and all of a sudden they think they are Colonel Klink, and that these guys are usually ADF or Police drop-outs/reject with a point to prove but when it comes down to it anonymous girl, you didn’t buy a fucking ticket.

I’m sure you could have scrounged together the cash out of your Louis Vutton hand bag that you had to pay the initial fare and then this whole mess could have been avoided. A simple visit to the ticket machine would have saved your anger and saved you $200, but you ran the gauntlet and lost. Yes you have a right to be angry but only at yourself.

It pisses me off that you have to make a big deal out of something that you could have avoided. Grow up and deal with it.


- I admit some people legitimately cannot get train tickets due to ticket machine malfunctions/being broke etc
-    Some guards have not on ounce of compassion to anyone with a heartbeat
-    I have also caught public transport but understood if i got caught so be it, my fault
-    I couldn’t see if the bag was a fake or not
-    I am probably making a gross exaggeration when i say “she looked like she could afford the fine” but hey that’s my opinion
-    My friend Cazperz has shared her experience in which she was down by fiddy cent and the Transit officer emptied her whole travel ten then fined her! Now that’s a reason to be angry!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Nothing annoys me more than when I am rushing to work and I miss the lights by 30 seconds all because people think they walk fast and cut me off. When really they don’t walk fast!

Beep goes the Smoke Alarm

Monday morning. I've got the day off and Drew has a late start. Here we are just relaxing, having some nice breakfast when the smoke alarm decides it wants to start beeping every 20 seconds.

My brother was working downstairs so after I dropped Drew off at the train station i told him the smoke alarm is going nuts and you need to fix it before tonight. He told me it must be the back up battery. I told him I was heading out to Woy Woy and asked him to find out what battery it takes. So he slides off the lid and to his surprise there was no back up battery (in that section) in the alarm.

His next solution is "Wow, it's dusty. I'll bring the blower up later and clean it out, hopefully that helps. Otherwise I will buy a new one." I left the house as I had stuff to do.

I go back to my Mum's house after going to Woy Woy because I was feeling really sleepy and wanted a nap, which I couldn't do at my place (my brothers renovation dream) as the smoke alarm was driving me nuts. He comes down to my Mum's and says "The smoke alarm has stopped". Yes! I thought to myself.

After waiting for my Mum and Nephew to get home so I could see them for a bit I headed back home and as soon as I walked up the driveway I heard the horrible headache creating BEEP. I called him to let him know it was still going nuts and I asked him to just disconnect it. I had to wait an hour as he had to drive his painter home.

He comes back up finally and 4.30pm and has another look at it and realises there are 2 screws holding it in place. He removes them and magically there is a battery in it. I go to Coles and replace the battery and he put is in and screws everything back up and WOW the silence is amazing!

Greensplat xoxo

Wheat pack Heat pack

After getting an awesome massage on the 14th May, the Massage Therapist said I hold a lot of tension and tightness in my neck and shoulders and to help that at home I should put a form of heat pack on my neck and shoulders to help relieve this.

I went to Priceline in search of some new lipstick and I came across an awesome hot pink wheat pack. Now I didn't buy it as I already had my hands full with what I was already buying and I thought to myself, I'll come back next week. They have heaps.

I go back to Priceline Saturday just passed because I decided the tightness in my shoulders isn't any better and I want a Pink Wheat pack.

First Priceline I go to in the city, only has blue and I really wanted pink. I go to another Priceline in the city, they don't have any. So i decide to not go to anymore Priceline’s in the City because I don't like my chances and to go to one up the Coast.

Monday comes around and I go out for a lovely train ride to Woy Woy and can you believe it, that Priceline doesn't have any at all. I was feeling quite annoyed at this point as I just wasted an hour of my life coming out to Woy Woy. I decided to check Kmart to see what they have. I was about to walk out when what did I see, a Wheat pack in a Pink case! I was so excited so I quickly grabbed it as there were only 2 left.

Greensplat xoxo

That is not a Bucket, that is a mixing bowl.

First day back from USA, I decided to put as much washing on as I possibly could so the next 2 days could be spent relaxing and trying to recover from Jetlag. Upon hanging up washing on a clothes horse I noticed a red bowl similar to mine sitting on the "Sports" room floor with other containers filled with dirty paint water and paintbrushes.

It clicked, wait a minute that is my bowl. I checked my cupboard and yep my small bowl was missing. I was pissed. That is one of the bowls that I use for making cupcakes! I called my brother and asked why the painter had used my bowl right out of the kitchen. He claimed he had no idea and he came up and had a look.

I soaked it and soaked it and put so much cleaning stuff in it but now the bottom is all scratched from whatever they did to it!!!

Are people really that disrespectful? Not to mention the kitchen was a mess from all the sanding and painting that had occurred.

Greensplat xoxo

Fix the house. Don't break my cups!

While we were in the Wonderful World of USA, my brother was meant to be doing a whole heap of work on the house, things he couldn't do while people were staying in it. Instead he was too busy making Cocktails with his "Girlfriend" and using my Bodum travel mug as a cocktail shaker which he managed to crack.

This was suckie for a couple of reasons:

1) It was a double walled mug and the crack was on the inside. So any liquid you poured in would get stuck between the two walls.
2) They were all sold out at Chalet, which is where we bought it from.
3) I had to buy replacements online so I had to wait for delivery

However it was cheaper online.

Greensplat xoxo

I'm busting....

America has a serious lack of public toilets. That is all.

McDonalds New York

Our first official day in America was in New York and it was spent walking around sussing out the Village. We'd had an early breakfast and decided to get into the city like 8amish. So we also had kinda an early lunch which unfortunately Maccas was the only thing near and at LAX it smelt like old school maccas.

It was a terrible mistake. The meat on that Cheeseburger was gross. I now know where this rumour came from "sometimes maccas use the drink tray cardboard in their patties"

Thinking back on it though, I'm not sure if it was just being overwhelmed on a surprisingly hot day in a City we didn't know. After that we did decided not to eat at food chains that we have back home incase they weren't as good. Or incase they were better and we couldn't get that sweet hit again.

Greensplat xoxo

Monday, June 6, 2011

Where for art thou DVD cable.

The weekend before Drewsnaps and I went to the Wonderful World of USA we decided to spend the weekend down the Coast seeing Family.

Upon arrival home, well bed time we went to put a DVD on to fall asleep to and for some reason the DVD player wasn't working. Great! it wasn't even our DVD player. Our DVD player is out in the lounge room with the Surround Sound. Now this DVD player was woeful to being with. My brother talked it up saying it was a Hard Disc recorder and all that. Turns out, he has bought a DVD player that plays both DVDs and VHS' and recorded from VHS to DVD. So the thing took forever to even load the DVD once you waited the 20 minutes for the eject button to actually work.

Back to the story. We tried to put the TV onto AV1 to play the DVD and there was no connection for it. We checked the back of the DVD and surprise surprise, the cord from the DVD player to the TV was missing all with the exception of a single yellow cord still plugged into the TV and nothing else.
We went searching for a spare cord but couldn't find one, which was weird as there was a time when we had so many. We gave up and decided to Bring in our DVD player and HDMI cable.

Now the story of where the cord went missing to. I asked my brother what he had done with the cord as he would've been the only person in the house while we were gone. Turns out his "Girlfriend" at the time had an "awesome" surround sound system to set up but it didn't come with the cord that we were missing.

My brother decided to take the cord out of our room so he could look all macho setting up her DVD player.

took him about a month to replace the cord.

Greensplat xoxo