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I've always been a bit of a chronicler. I like to record the things that happen in my life, which is probably my main reason for maintaining this website. Before FuShMuSh I had year books. Each year, I would write down all the movies we saw, the sayings we used, and a description of each event we attended. I stuck souvenirs and mementos into my year books: photos, tickets, brochures, a chunk of Georgia Pascal-Hayes' hair. I also asked my friends to write a summary of "their year" in my year book.

I find it very interesting (and also slightly amusing) to flick through my year books now and see what was important to me when I was 15. Some events I remember instantly (ask me about Stone the axe murderer) and others I'm left wondering at the real story behind cryptic descriptions.

I like to think of myself as a modern-day Pliny the Younger. The events that I record might not be as spectacular as a volcanic eruption, but they are important to Andrew and me. I know that one day my children will enjoy looking at my books and will laugh at Mummy's funny hairstyle and horrible fashion sense. Who knows, in the future my books might end up in a museum, as an account of life in the 20th Century.

Self Portrait Tuesday was initiated by redcurrent. Each Tuesday post a self portrait on your blog. January's theme is 'personal history'.

jess - 31st Jan 2006, 11:11 tags: photography

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Read and Release at BookCrossing.com...

Free Book Wednesday!
Another FREE BOOK is up for grabs (Interested in free books? Why not check out the BookCrossing website for more information). This time, I'm offering The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson. If you'd like to read it, email me at jess(at)fushmush(dot)net and I'll send it your way.

Terms and Conditions: first in, first served. Feel free to journal book on BookCrossing. Feel free to share the book when you've finished it.

jess - 25th Jan 2006, 11:11 tags: booknerds bookcrossing

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On Sunday, Andrew and I played in the third and final tournament of the Summer Fun Series at Mason Park in Homebush. With the temperature reaching 35 degrees out West on Sunday the Summer part was absolutely correct but I think the Fun bit might have been a little bit of a misnomer. It certainly was hard going on Sunday and we all finished the day exhausted and dehydrated. Andrew and I were asleep by six o'clock that evening.

On the day, Andrew played with Allied Forces, lead by Sergeant "Bam" Stuart. The boys dressed in camouflage for the day, which occasioned much "Who said that?" humour. Allied Forces played well in the pool games and made it through to the semis. After losing to Sydney Uni in the Semis, the boys declined to play a 3rd/4th decider and conceeded a draw. I guess that means they came equal 3rd for the Tournament.

My team, sexy, saucy, choice bro Southside, also did quite well on the day. We also made it to the semis where we were defeated by Canberra. After much debate, we also decided to forego the 3rd/4th play-off. We placed equal third for the tournament and second overall for the Summer Fun Series. Go Southside!

Sergeant BamAllied ForcesSouthsidecrazy, Japanese style Southside

jess - 24th Jan 2006, 11:11 tags: ultimate sydney southside

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Matt and Sharon are proud, new parents. Their son, Jack, was born by C-section on the 19th January at 2.10am. At birth he weighed 6 pounds and 13 ounces. We think that Jack looks like Matt but he has Sharon's nose. Sharon and Matt are both very happy and releaxed. Congratulations Matt and Sharon!

JackThe Daley Family
Matt, Sharon and Baby Jack
Auntie Jess and JackAuntie Davina, Uncle Simon and JackJack and Mum

jess - 23rd Jan 2006, 11:11 tags: kids jack new_bubba

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Last weekend we celebrated Andrew's 31st Birthday with dinner @ Stir Crazy and drinks @ The Rose in Erskineville. (photos)

31 things you may or may night know about Andrew:
1.Andrew was born in Ballarat, Victoria and lived there until he was 12.
2.He lived in Goulburn during his teenage years.
3.Andrew has lived in Sydney longer than he has lived anywhere else.
4.Andrew's favourite lollies are snakes, chicos and musk sticks.
5.Andrew has been to all the states and territories of Australia.
6.Andrew has visited 8 foreign countries.
7.They are New Zealand, Canada, USA, UK, Austria, Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore.
8.His Myers Briggs personality type is INTP.
9.This is the exact opposite of my MB personality type.
10.Andrew was a prefect in high school.
11.Until he was suspended for writing something rude on a whiteboard.
12.He spent his 3 days of suspension playing computer games with Jason, his fellow partner in crime.
13.His favourite colour is blue.
14.Andrew's middle name starts with P.
15.It is not Peter, Paul or Patrick.
16.Andrew almost always wears odd coloured socks.
17.He can fall asleep anywhere.
18.He has fallen asleep under a desk while fixing a computer.
19.He has fallen asleep with his face on a keyboard when staying up late to finish an assignment.
20.Andrew has more than 20 movies in his top 10 movies of all time
21.They include The Princess Bride, the original Star Wars trilogy, the Indianna Jones trilogy and anything by Pixar.
22.Andrew graduated from UTS with a degree in Computing Science.
23.He dyed his hair blue for his graduation ceremony to match the colour of his hood.
24.Actually at different times Andrew has had blonde hair, bright red hair, blue hair, green hair, purple and yellow hair, and orange hair.
25.Andrew has bungy jumped 3 times. One of his jumps was at the Nevis in Queenstown which is 134 m high.
26.Andrew has skydived 5 times. All of his sky dives were solo dives.
27.Andrew has his pilot's license and is qualified to do aerobatic tricks.
28.Andrew has ridden a motorbike since he was 16.
29.Andrew can sail a yacht.
30.Andrew has a red belt in Hwa Rang Do.
31.Andrew could be the next James Bond.

jess - 20th Jan 2006, 11:11 tags: birthdays andrew

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