Friday, August 25, 2006

The Bald and the Beautiful

We did it! I raised $1030 for the cause. Thanks to everyone who donated their dollars.

Sam came into school and got a 'trim' as well. I think it's called a number zero. I got a number 2.

These two brave souls are Debs (a teacher) and Alysha (student). Deb's hair was way past her shoulders and Alysha's plait was long enough to sell to wigmakers, apparently.

Fabulous, dahlink!

(Thanks to Madame Savage for the picture...)

I went to a dance party last weekend. It was fun. I looked awesome. I was reading HP's blog the other day and saw that she had a feather boa for a party too. We must be, like, lost twins or something to both be so fabulous it exactly the same moment!

I think fashion people should bring back long gloves. They look great :) And purple is definitely my colour.

By the way, my Dad is in hospital until Sunday, and should be home after that. Yay!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Good and Bad news

In the vein of "if you blog it, it will happen", I managed to earn 'player of the day' on Saturday. Yay me! And my 10B girls won the final to win Collegiate 5. The team all came to our place for pizza, and we watched the game on video. Despite knowing the result, it was very entertaining to watch. I actually said at one point: "ooh, I hope we win!". Hilarious. :)

On a sadder note, my Dad went into hospital yesterday with breathing difficulties. His lungs are poked from many years of smoking, even though he stopped way back in the 80s. He spent the night in Hutt Hospital, and Mum is going in to see him today. It sucks seeing my Dad like this. He has always been fit and strong and busy, and now he can't even hold a conversation as it tires him out. He looks all small and frail in the hospital bed.

In triathlon training news, I ran about 3k on Tuesday, and swam a quick 30 laps on Wednesday. I needed to clear my head after sitting in the Emergency Dept with Dad all day, so the swim was just what I needed. Got my bike fixed (for $200, and new bikes start at $250!!) so I'm all set for a ride to netball practice tonight. Need to buy lights first...

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Just a little off the top, thanks!

This is a picture of me having my head shaved last year for Daffodil Day. I raised $500 for the cause. This year I'm going for $1000, but so far I have only raised about 6 hundred dollars. The ceremonial shaving takes place Friday 25 August (That's this Friday!!!) so it's not too late to help.

I'm pretty sure some of you in blog-land would like to sponsor me. You can do so by adding a comment to this post with the dollar amount you would like to put forward. Easy huh?

If you will see me in person in the next week or so, I can put the money forward and get you to pay me back. Otherwise you can send it to F. Hall c/- Upper Hutt College, Moonshine Road, Upper Hutt. Whatever you do though, check back in on Friday afternoon. I will post pictures after 2pm!

If you choose to sponsor me - thanks heaps! I am eternally grateful.

If you choose not to sponsor me - that's OK too. Just be aware you are going to die a horific death very shortly. I know Voodoo.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Crafts and Netball

I went to the Dunkley's Great NZ Craft Show (tm) on the weekend, and spent up large! Sam and I bought pressies for three of the five Niblings, and two of our three Sisters. Love to get started early on the old Christmas pressies. We also got some yummy roast garlic, smoky garlic sauce, biltong (dried meat), fudge, and Sam bought me a copper fish to hang somewhere. I just coated some chicken in the garlic stuff and MAN was it strong! Use sparingly... You have been warned.

My School netball team has their final game on Saturday. We are second on the table, and are playing the team at top of the table. We are so gonna win! Last time we played them we only lost by eight, so a win is very doable. Feel free to observe - 10am at Sacred Heart College.

My outdoor team is playing 7th vs 8th on Saturday. 3.30 at Taita Courts, in case you're interested. My aim for this game is to earn 'player of the day' again. I have got it three times this season so far. We also want to win of course, and probably will. Our opposition is the only team we managed to beat all season. At least I have learned some new things this season. I've never been too concerned about winning - I'm more of a do-er than a winner.

We had an indoor netball tournament on the weekend. Six 30 minutes games with a 30 min break in the middle. Whew! I wasn't as sore as I thought I would be on Sunday though - maybe I'm fitter than I look. My only niggle was tired shoulders on Sunday afternoon. Fine now.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Holy nose hole batman!

I got my nose pierced!

That is all.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

tired and nearly bald

I'm tired. Tired tired tired. I can never sleep properly when Sam's on shift. Every bloody third week. I stay up too late, trying to stay awake for when he arrives home but when that can be any time between 11 and 4am it's a bit difficult.

Now Sam tells me he can't make the school concert on Friday because he has to work, and he's the "only one" who can make it. Out of what, 10 people? Like one of them can't cancel THEIR plans for a change? He's going to miss our new Indian dance, and I'm conducting the choir too. Poos.

I got asked to have my head shaved for Daffodil Day again. Last year I made $550 for the cause. I told them I won't get it done this time for less than $1000. Anyone wanna sponsor me? Free picture emailed to you after the event... anyone?