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shelbel

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  1. Just saying hello

  2. Hey I love your avatar and profile picture

  3. Hi Shelbel, You're not in VIC are you. Pray if you are you are safe!

     

    Nat

  4. Hi Shelbel!

    I haven't seen you around in a while :) Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Here's to good books in '09!

    :cheers:

  5. Sorry for the long delay in my reply! Your first post was fine - you didn't need to go to all the trouble of redoing it! I have so little time for reading lately - I've read about 20 pages of my Jane Austen novel in a week. :cry2: And I'm barely keeping up with the forum as well.

     

    It's great that your daughters are so motivated in sport. I'm usually so lazy but have been turning that around a bit lately. It makes the world of difference when you exercise for pleasure and not because you feel obligated to.

     

    I'm glad you're enjoying Janis Ian again. I'm listening to Dido at the moment. I find I can never go wrong with her music.

  6. LOL! I think there's a collective, international crossing of fingers right now! One more week to go...I can feel the knots forming in my stomach now.

  7. I can completely relate to how your feeling at the moment Echo, I felt the exact same way late last year when Australia held it's election, we had had a very conservative and narrow minded prime minister for almost ten years and our country was crying out for change - even though it always looked imminent that the Australian Labor Party was going to win; I still felt incredibly anxious right up until Kevin Rudd made his victory speech.

     

    I know the American election is so much bigger than the Australian, there is so much more at stake, not just on the home front but also on a world wide scale - I am keeping my fingers crossed Echo; that America gets the change and new direction it so desperately needs.

  8. Sorry about the mistakes Kylie, I'm just learning how to cut and paste, I will retype my message so that it makes sense - this seem to be my week for embarrassing moment!

     

    I'm so glad you like the colours! I was avoiding reading Moby Dick the other day, so I decided to play around with my profile page.

     

    Falling off your bike, sunburn and a flat tyre all in one week Kylie! You have just reminded me why I never ride myself, preferring to encourage rather than participate.

     

    My twin daughters are absolute sport junkies, they love to set themselves goals and train incredibly hard to attain them; they are nothing like me, they get it entirely from their father - I'm not the competitive type at all and I only like to play sport for the enjoyment, I often look at the girls and think they're completely mad!

     

    I've been in such a rut lately with my music choices, gravitating only to the old faithfuls - thanks for the suggestion of CW Stoneking, I will definitely check him out through the week and a big thanks for reminding me of Janis Ian, I haven't listened to her music in the longest time (maybe even years); I pulled her cd out yesterday and played it, I had forgotten how fantastic she is!

  9. I’m so glad you like the colours! I was avoiding reading Moby Dick the other day, so I decided to play around with my profile page.

    Falling off your bike, sunburn and flat tyre all in one week Kylie! You have just reminded me why I never ride myself, preferring to encourage rather than participate.

    My twin daughters are absolute sport junkies, they love to set themselves goals and train incredibly hard to attain them; they are nothing like me, they get it entirely from their father - I’m not the competitive type at all and I only like to play sport for the enjoyment, I often look at the girls and think their completely mad!

    I’ve been in such a rut lately with my music choices, gravitating only to the old faithfuls - thanks for the suggestion of ……., I will definitely check them out through the week and a big thanks for reminding me of Janis Ian, I haven’t listened to her music in the longest time; I pulled her cd out yesterday and played it, I had forgotten how fantastic she is!

  10. I'm still scared to be too confident...I actually wrote a new blog post about this, if you want to check it out!

  11. Thanks Inver, I was avoiding reading Moby Dick the other day and thought I would change my avatar and play around with my profile page.

  12. Pretty avatar....and love what you have done with your profile pagey thingy.....clever.

  13. Hi Echo, I think you have every right to be feeling quietly confident about Obama, I feel it would take a major disaster on the part of the Democrats to lose now and I just don't think that will happen. I hope you will keep me informed if anything interesting comes up over the next few weeks, we get a little bit of coverage here in Australia, but not as much as I would like.

  14. Aw, thanks, shelbel! I know, none of the negative attacks McCain is trying are working. I hate to get too confident (which is what happened in 2000 and 2004), but I'm feeling pretty good about Obama's chances! :) Thanks for reading!

  15. Ooh, I love the colours you've got going here!

     

    The cycling is great. In three days I had a flat tyre, a minor fall and some severe sunburn but other than that I'm really enjoying it! :lol: I haven't been able to go out for the past few days though because I've been getting home late and I don't have any lights for my bike yet.

     

    Wow, triathlons! I admire people who can do those. I'm far too lazy and unfit.

     

    I'm flattered that you would ask my opinion! I was in JB Hi-Fi the other day and they had some music playing that was so interesting that I went to the trouble of asking what it was. I'm not sure if it will be up your alley, but it's by CW Stoneking, who apparently resides in Australia and his songs sound like they're straight out of the 1920s/1930s. Apparently I can't post a link here, but the is called Jungle Blues. It's on JB's website if you're interested in more info.

     

    I've also been getting into Janis Ian a lot lately (I'm a bit slow, I know!) Do you like her music?

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