A blog about everything I love! From Astronomy to music and everything in between. I cover 'sudoscience' - We've got aliens, and conspiracy theories, disclosure, want to ascend? Me too..... Then I spin it the whole other way and give you 'factual science' with cool stuff I've been learning at university. I share choice music, books, funny websites, silly hobbies, people, fun and food. Join me on a crazy ride through my life on this wonderful planet we call Earth!

Sunday, 30 December 2012

French people don't get fat!

French people don't get fat

The remarkable thing about the French and their food is that they seem to have an enviable ability to indulge in all things fattening without actually getting very fat. To some extent this peculiarly French phenomenon has been explained by the book, "French Women Don't Get Fat", by Mireille Guiliano, but it still never ceases to amaze me to see the slimmest of tiny little ladies tucking into a huge, steaming cassoulet, followed by something that can only have been made with a gallon of cream, or at least, full fat creme fraiche! It's definitely a skill of sorts and one that I envy greatly.




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Friday, 28 December 2012

Libraries - in love!

I hope you like the latest installment of libraries I love..stay tuned for more.....

Can you just email me the rest of this story?

That moment when your having a great time and somehow you get roped into a conversation about something you just seriously couldn't give a shit about. You try and make eye contact with a friend and telepathicly convey your hatred for this conversation and your desire for them to use any means necessary to get you the fuck out of this.....
Sometimes it works. But not all the time!


I always thought I knew what the meaning of Haiku was until I actually looked it up..... and then I really knew lol. I started to think just for something to do, if I could actually in fact dabble in the Haiku world. So after finding the definition, I looked into how to write a Haiku poem and this is what I found....

Haiku are poems written in three short lines. Sometimes they are written in a single line. They can capture a feeling something less serious.
There are two types of Haiku : English and Japanese.
All Haiku are divided into 5 syllables, 7 syllables and then 5. The structure varies based on the origin of the Haiku.

Definition of Syllable from the Penguin Concise English Dictionary
A unit of spoken language that usually consists of one vowel sound either alone or with a consonant sound proceeding or following.

A Haiku meditation of sorts, that coveys and image or a feeling.
A pseudo haiku says whatever the author thinks and literary haiku adheres to the use of season words a two part juxtapositional structure and primarily objective sensory image.
Haiku has been called an 'unfinished' Poem because each one requires the reader to finish it in his or her heart.

Information gathered and compiled from

My first attempt at a Haiku Poem will probably be a pseudo - haiku.

(first attempt!)

Tara's Haiku -

Words, letters, ink, paper, hand.
People, places, feelings, expressions, lives, doing, being.
Written, said, heard, seen, felt.

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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Cool for Cats exert.

'Then some pissed bloke in the middle joined in with me. 'OiM where's Coogee Bear? What 'ave you done with Coogee Bear?' At which point both Me and the pissed bloke should have been dragged off! But nobody seemed to have the authority to do it. 'Bang a gong!' The pissed bloke yelled, gamely putting in a request for t-rex which was unlikely to be satisified.'

Jessica Adams
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WiFi woes

Feeling a bit drained from all the festivities this holidays and I am having a quiet day!
- Well I was, until my WiFi decided not to let me login - the password wouldn't work, great! So I spent about two hours on the phone to 4 different Indian speaking people, probably sitting in Deli trying to work out what the hell I was talking about. After numerous 'excuse me I don't understands' and relaying the gist of my problem too far to many people, they told me they would get back to me in 72 hours with a possible resolution. Possible resolution? I suggested they wipe the account and start again with the same number, I also helpfully explained what I would do if I was in their situation. They politely told me that what I was suggesting was against regulations. Just give me a new account I told them. That was met with a no again. So Shit!!! I hate when I can't sort something out when I want too. 72 hours to ask 9 different people what they should do and eventually they will in fact wipe my account and reboot with a new or same number. Its not fucking rocket science, god only knows why the guy wasn't authorised to create a new account for me and send me on my way???
 So trying to sync two new Ipods to my WiFi is no longer an option, I had to set them up without Internet connection through my computer and Itunes. Thanks Vodafone for your ongoing support.
It was really no big deal I suppose, but it was annoying! I can in fact still use my wifi from my computer but nothing else can use it.
Anyway, so now I am wondering weather to get into some typing for Ally in Disguise - my new contemporary romance novel, read my book, have a sleep, watch a movie or just stare at a wall...decisions, decisions!

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

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The Top 10 Relationship Words That Aren't Translatable Into English.

I found this page on Stumbleupon today and thought I would share it with you because I found it interesting. I think that the barrier between languages can sometimes be hard to overcome, and lots of things can be misunderstood.

Here is a list of the ten words that I found that were compiled from online collections, to describe love, desire and relationships that have no real English translation, but that capture subtle realities that even we English speakers have felt once or twice.

Mamihlapinatapei (Yagan, an indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego): The wordless yet meaningful look shared by two people who desire to initiate something, but are both reluctant to start.
Oh yes, this is an exquisite word, compressing a thrilling and scary relationship moment. It’s that delicious, cusp-y moment of imminent seduction. Neither of you has mustered the courage to make a move, yet. Hands haven’t been placed on knees; you’ve not kissed. But you’ve both conveyed enough to know that it will happen soon… very soon.

Yuanfen (Chinese): A relationship by fate or destiny. This is a complex concept. It draws on principles of predetermination in Chinese culture, which dictate relationships, encounters and affinities, mostly among lovers and friends.
From what I glean, in common usage yuanfen means the "binding force" that links two people together in any relationship.
But interestingly, “fate” isn’t the same thing as “destiny.” Even if lovers are fated to find each other they may not end up together. The proverb, “have fate without destiny,” describes couples who meet, but who don’t stay together, for whatever reason. It’s interesting, to distinguish in love between the fated and the destined. Romantic comedies, of course, confound the two.

Cafuné (Brazilian Portuguese): The act of tenderly running your fingers through someone's hair.

Retrouvailles (French): The happiness of meeting again after a long time.
This is such a basic concept, and so familiar to the growing ranks of commuter relationships, or to a relationship of lovers, who see each other only periodically for intense bursts of pleasure. I’m surprised we don’t have any equivalent word for this subset of relationship bliss. It’s a handy one for modern life.

Ilunga (Bantu): A person who is willing to forgive abuse the first time; tolerate it the second time, but never a third time.
Apparently, in 2004, this word won the award as the world’s most difficult to translate. Although at first, I thought it did have a clear phrase equivalent in English: It’s the “three strikes and you’re out” policy. But ilunga conveys a subtler concept, because the feelings are different with each “strike.” The word elegantly conveys the progression toward intolerance, and the different shades of emotion that we feel at each stop along the way.
Ilunga captures what I’ve described as the shade of gray complexity in marriages—Not abusive marriages, but marriages that involve infidelity, for example. We’ve got tolerance, within reason, and we’ve got gradations of tolerance, and for different reasons. And then, we have our limit. The English language to describe this state of limits and tolerance flattens out the complexity into black and white, or binary code. You put up with it, or you don’t. You “stick it out,” or not.
Ilunga restores the gray scale, where many of us at least occasionally find ourselves in relationships, trying to love imperfect people who’ve failed us and whom we ourselves have failed.

La Douleur Exquise (French): The heart-wrenching pain of wanting someone you can’t have.
When I came across this word I thought of “unrequited” love. It’s not quite the same, though. “Unrequited love” describes a relationship state, but not a state of mind. Unrequited love encompasses the lover who isn’t reciprocating, as well as the lover who desires. La douleur exquise gets at the emotional heartache, specifically, of being the one whose love is unreciprocated.

Koi No Yokan (Japanese): The sense upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall into love.
This is different than “love at first sight,” since it implies that you might have a sense of imminent love, somewhere down the road, without yet feeling it. The term captures the intimation of inevitable love in the future, rather than the instant attraction implied by love at first sight.

Ya’aburnee (Arabic): “You bury me.” It’s a declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person, because of how difficult it would be to live without them.
The online dictionary that lists this word calls it “morbid and beautiful.” It’s the “How Could I Live Without You?” slickly insincere cliché of dating, polished into a more earnest, poetic term.

Forelsket: (Norwegian): The euphoria you experience when you’re first falling in love.
This is a wonderful term for that blissful state, when all your senses are acute for the beloved, the pins and needles thrill of the novelty. There’s a phrase in English for this, but it’s clunky. It’s “New Relationship Energy,” or NRE.
Saudade (Portuguese): The feeling of longing for someone that you love and is lost. Another linguist describes it as a "vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist."
It’s interesting that saudade accommodates in one word the haunting desire for a lost love, or for an imaginary, impossible, never-to-be-experienced love. Whether the object has been lost or will never exist, it feels the same to the seeker, and leaves her in the same place: She has a desire with no future. Saudade doesn’t distinguish between a ghost, and a fantasy. Nor do our broken hearts, much of the time.

So I hope you enjoyed and thanks too
  http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1T64Y6/:1S7jCd$0.:Y_JLdl1N/bigthink.com/marriage-30/the-top-10-relationship-words-that-arent-translatable-into-english?page=all/     for supplying us with the information.....

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Libraries I love - part 100

the reason I'm tired today.....

Being tired sux...I thought if I stayed up late last night doing fun things with friends, I could have a sleep in today - ha no such luck. So unfortunately I am on another level today. I had so much planned to do but none of it has happened and there isnt even a slight possibility that it will . So I give up on all that I was suposed to do and will rewrite my day as I see fit! Fuck the system lol

Whats it about??

Totes agree to this - I love the part in the middle.....its exciting!!!

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Dream library installment!

I so wish that this was my own personal Library! One day perhaps I will have this many books!

whats doing?

Had a very hectic last week- doing nothing and everything all at once! Haven't had much writing time which pains me and not alot of Blogging time...sorry! However i do promise to ggive you some interesting things to discuss and ponder this coming week. I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas Break, whatever you get up too.
Peace x
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Thursday, 20 December 2012

Awesome shoes.....

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

same but different!

I was out watching my beautiful friend Rhea singing recently, and as I looked around the room I began to notice all these hip, cool,  people roaming around in their trend setting apparently 'one off' outfits, beanies, hats tilted just so, skinny jeans and combat boots of some sort haphazardly falling open like they just couldn't even be bothered doing up the laces - (that's the style) Why don't I have those boots I began to wonder to myself as I checked out the girls and guys laughing with their similar friends. I glanced down at my outfit and was deciding if I fit in or not, after all these people must come here all the time and although I enjoy all the same music as they do - I couldn't say I was wearing anything that they were, don't get it twisted I looked cute, but I tend to wear all sorts of different types of clothes, I don't really fall into a particular category like this 'scene.' Because after a while I realised they were all the same. Just the same as the surfers, the skaters, Emo, punks - any sort of group all dressing the same or similar. These people -  guys with beards and trippy t-shirts, girls with flowing skirts and little jackets over tops with hats - heaps of hats. All these cool people, doing their thing trying to be different, watching live music, drinking herbal tea, funny looking beer's, sitting in groups together and I realised that I wanted to laugh. Not at them, but at what I had just discovered. I find it funny how you can dress a certain way and then be all like I listen to live gigs, take up guitar or similar and just be that cool person. I want to be this so I will go and do it, people can choose to be whatever they want to be - go get an outfit, play the part - be that person.....
I'm not saying that this is bad because I am not them - I do my thing I am not part of a group I wear what I want! Not because it represents something, but because I like it, how I look or how it makes me feel. I do want some of those boots but not because I want to be like them but because I like them. I love going to gigs, I love reading, writing, I am a loner and I am a social butterfly - I love and I hate, but you cant squish me into a little box and say I am that or I am this - I am just me - not following or copying just doing my thing.
And then maybe they are just into those clothes and don't do it to be like the rest,  - am I being judgemental?? But could all these people from all walks of creative life be into the same hats, pants, boots and when you go to there local dwelling feel like you don't fit in because they are all like the same! Something I will think about for a while but seriously will be still wearing what I want - when I want to whatever I want!

Monday, 17 December 2012

again with the books....

Its so true, people who dont read scare me. And if they hate movies as well there is just no hope for them... you could be saved if you like one without the other but if your hating on both then dont look me in the eye!

My book and movie obsession first came about when I was a young child, and now it's just common-place to find me lost in a book, sitting on my lounge, or watching or talking about some cool movie I have just watched or want to see. I have a very vivid imagination and love that I can create stories in my mind for you to read and enjoy!

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Friday, 14 December 2012

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

When is it too many?


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Monday, 10 December 2012

Top 5 tips for writing a novel.


Have an Idea/thoughts, inspiration for a book!

There's no point saying;
"Hey, I'm going to write a book!" and then sit there for 6 months staring at a computer, trying to start with things like 'There was a man who sat staring out his window' QUIT NOW - you are NOT a writer!!!!!


Jot down whatever comes into your head. This is called brainstorming - we all did it at school - Mind Maps and the like can be utilized here. It doesn't matter if it doesn't make sense, it will all become clearer later. I usually brainstorm anywhere from 1 hr to 3-4 depending on how much time I have set aside for this activity. You can always add to it later or come back when you think of a fresh idea or conversation piece.


Use your brainstorming session scribbles like headings.
So my main idea/thoughts is two girls living in Sydney and branching off that I had possible jobs, age, time period, what do they do, what makes them interesting, premise of the story, other characters etc. I take these and start expanding each one into other lists. Once I have these lists I have a rough outline of a story.


With my very basic outline I start to build characters, choose their names, basically creating each person from scratch. This can take months and months and can always be added too down the track or taken from as you get to know each character as you write their stories.


Go into depth with the story line - rough out what you would like to happen, where the characters are going and anything else you can think of. Then I start writing. I worry about setting out chapters and the order it will all go in after I have written about 50 pages and then I can finish building the story and introducing conversations. And fit it all together.

Cheers Darlin

This song reminds me of all that could have been and wasn't! It actually makes me feel alone and sad and heartbroken! It hurts............. it brings all the pain to the surface - WHAT AM I DARLIN? Nothing!!!! Looking at your picture feeling like your looking into my soul!!!!!

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Color Co-ordinate much???

L'été en pente douce, Montmartre, Paris

L'été en pente douce, Montmartre, Paris by Olivier.S on Flickr

Ernest Hemingway - The Bet!

Ernest Hemingway once won a bet by crafting a six-word short story, that can make people cry.
Here it is.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

feet in the sand part deux

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feet in the sand

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saturday night blues

Sitting here bored out of my brain on a saturday night...... that's fucked!!!!
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Blogging is fun and interesting. It gives me the opportunity to think outside the box and discuss things i might not normally share with anyone. I tend to think alot and not really share much, unless of course i want to. I also get to show off my reading lists, love of music and other randomness which i like.
Thanks for reading and stopping by.
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Friday, 7 December 2012

Millie Jackson Fuck you symphony

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

When you don't need a bookmark!

TED - Twisted as Fuck!

This deeply disturbed movie has many laugh out loud moments. From car crashes to dry humping cash registers this rom com cum twisted.... I dont dont even know what? This movie has it all.
It jumps from romantic comedy to borderline out of control moments and then gets all serious on you. Sad, happy, funny, so many emotions and contradictions. The writer must have been on something heavy when they wrote this or suffering some strange dilusions.
What the fuck is with the dad/son combo that steal Ted Old mate? Donny dancing to 'I think where alone now' by Tiffany was beyond messed up - it was creepy and fucking weird!! The relationship between Laurie and John seems a bit out of place in such a commical/rude movie. Teddy's boss at the supermarket was classic - the one liners where all time.

This movie has so many sides to it all of them are good.

 "Thunder Buddies for life!"


I swear I'm going to change.....

Adam Pain is kidding himself.....


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Too many things to do.....

I have so many things I want to do, need to do and don't want to do but I have to do it all! It's going to be a long day!
 Might start off with the things I want to do and watching Ted is first on the list....
I'll let you know how it goes!!!
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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Old Books

Iv'e got half your back in the bag bubbles!

So my ten and a half year old Lasa Appso dog Bubbles is not doing so good at the moment. Apart from the fact that she is going blind at a rapid rate - she actually walked out the front door the other day and straight off the edge. Lucky it was a small drop of 30cm, and is possibly dealing with loosing her mind, she has started chewing her back! Not just nibbling or itching, she's nawing at it constantly. For the last 7 years we have been lucky enough to have Leray from Jim's Dog Wash come and take care of all her needs. Recently however I have started washing her myself, and obviously I am totally unqualified for the job!
I purchased an expensive wash for sensitive dogs at the local pet barn, and washed her and continued to do so once a week. I noticed her scratching excessively about a month ago, so I continued washing and cutting out the mattered spit/chewed up Dredi combo's and trying to get her to stop chewing the bleeding/weeping mess that we previously called her back.
The house has turned into a grave yard of her hairballs, and her poor tail looks like a red raw plucked chicken. I washed her yet again, letting the cool fresh water wash away her scabied flesh, and got out the big guns. Medipulve Medicated Powder! After applying an ample amount of the stuff to my half bald dog, I hoped that it would rectify the sitch! Three applications later, she is still chewing the shit out of herself and I was forced to don rubber gloves and a plastic bag and emu walk the length of my house picking up fur balls. I sprinkled more powder and noticed fleas! Fuck - I remember Leray saying something about her being allergic to them and she has a bad reaction when she is bitten!

PS I have called Leray the genius I like to call the dog whisperer!!!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Library smells

This is exactly what I do! It smells like home, and dreaming and fanasy and life!

Doing it for yourself!

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Catfish - Trailer and discussion...

I watched a documentary called Catfish yesterday about a guy called Nev and his relationship with a family he met online. I really liked this film and thought I would share with you on my blog.
This is the description of the film I got off the YouTube trailer of the documentary.

In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel's brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.

When I watched this movie I was on the edge of my seat, I really liked Nev and wondered what would happen to him, if he would get his happy ending and get the girl but deep down I knew it was going to end badly. I thought Angela the deceptive and somewhat cruel artist should have been more apologetic - it all seemed a bit weird when she was found out! I did however feel sorry for her and wondered how many other women out there are deceiving guys into thinking they are something they are not. The Internet allows people to create alternate lives and live them through the Internet, fulfilling needs that obviously aren't being fulfilled at home or in their lives. Nev handled it pretty well on film - I would have been devastated. He was deceived so badly by a family and ultimately a women who he had fallen in love with.

Shoe love...

Saturday, 1 December 2012