Sunday, July 22, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Procrastinator

I meant to go out and buy a copy of the latest Harry Potter book yesterday, but I just didn't get a chance. I worked in the morning, did some washing and other Mum stuff *yawn* and then Bike Boy and I spent the entire afternoon driving around the western suburbs, visiting the builder's interior design showroom and display homes, to begin to decide on paint colours, kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, door handles, tapware, roof tiles, windows and about a billion other things (now that's a whole other post...)

So today I had to go buy a birthday present for my God-daughter, who just turned 16 ....hey, I may be a heathen, but I was perfectly willing to stand up and renounce the devil and all his works for this little sweetie. And the church roof didn't fall in on me or anything. ANYWAY.... while I was out shopping, I picked up the new HP book. I still haven't started it, but tonight when I go to bed, I plan to read a chapter or two.

I'm a bit of an obsessive reader - I cannot go to sleep without reading at least a few pages of something first, no matter how tired I am. And if the book is any good, I'm likely to be awake till 3:00am or something ridiculous. I was shopping with The Middle Child and The Baby, and as I grabbed a copy, I yelled "I'm first!!" To which The Middle Child shrugged and replied: "It'll take me weeks to read it anyway" and The Baby just looked at me like I had two heads or something and asked when we might go see the latest movie.....

Methinks it's time to retire my copy of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, which I've been re-reading for the umpteenth time - the pages are falling out of it. :( OK, so I got it for nix from my boyfriend at the time, who worked at a book shop, but GEEZ.... 28 years and approximately 17 reads is a pretty poor lifespan.


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I also bought some new bling-bling while I was out. A cute belly adornment - a dangly chain of 3 sparkly hearts, the first since I was brave enough to endure the whole piercing experience. Bike Boy was impressed. :)


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In other consumerist news, our coffee maker is on the fritz. I bought Bike Boy a Krups espresso machine for Christmas in 1994, and it appears to have reached the end of its life, which makes him VERY sad. So I spent some time researching coffee machines. I discovered that, if I want to equal the quality of the machine we have (and don't want to go down the pods road - pfft!), we need to spend - oh....about $1000. WTF??? I paid around $250 for our original gadget.

Hmm, some further research is required.

11 comments:

Debstar said...

I've never gone in for the belly bling, doesn't it get in the way of....ahem joyful pleasures?

Kek said...

Hmm, hardly Deb.... it's more likely to invoke a VERY happy response from your other half.

Maybe you should try it. At the very least, it would be good for freaking out your girls....

:D

Debstar said...

Oh yeah and I forgot to mention that one of my favorite books is Jane Ayre by Charlotte Bronte. The book I have is on rice paper and my mother's maiden name is on the 2nd page, and she's been married for 51 years. This book is OLD! Many years ago there was a show called Mastermind (do you remember it?) A woman chose her subject as Jane Eyre and I answered every question right except one which was about what a critic had written.
Damn I'm clever!!!

MTB Girl said...

EEEWW! I agree, don't go near the pods.

I have a Saeco Via Venizia and I've had it about 5 years now. I love it! Which Krups do you have now?

Merlo might be worth a look - they have some specials on demo models at the moment and they really know their coffee and machines - see
http://www.merlo.com.au/home.htm

Good luck!!

Kek said...

Deb, I LOVE Jane Eyre...must have read it a million times. I think the first time, I was 12.

Amanda, ta for your input - I was seriously considering a Saeco. I'll have to send BB out to have a look. Since he's the coffee addict, I'd better leave it to him to make the final decision...

Jadey 0:-) said...

The cheaper coffee machines ($150 - $200) are better than the "cafe" ones. When we were buying them for the shops the pro ones we spent $2k - $5k on were unreliable and we dumped them for consumer $150 ones and never had to repair or replace them and they work fantastically!

Deb said...

I just started back on coffee and loving every minute of it. One cup a day though and it's half caf at that! I think it's an communist plot...coffee makers have become so expensive. They know WE NEED IT! I had to take my belly ring out and let it close up. I'm so damn short waisted, my clothes kept rubbing it and it would hurt.




Happy birthday sister!!!!!

kathrynoh said...

I could've sold you a copy of HP cheap :D

I've never had a coffee machine - I'd drink far too much (well I do anyway) plus part of the pleasure is walking down to the cafe and chatting to the staff.

LizN said...

Yes, I agree with Jadey. We have a Sunbeam one I paid 200.00 for and it makes a really decent cup of coffee. I got the Sunbeam after our Krappy Krups kicked the bucket.

Debstar said...

Kerryn, I got talked into going to see Transformers at the movies. Your boys would love it. Actually it wasn't bad...lots of action, a plot that was pretty good considering and quite a few laughs.

Kek said...

Transformers - My boys saw it the week it came out (of course!). I really wanted to see it too, but had SO much work to do, I couldn't spare the time. I'll wait for the DVD.

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