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Birthdate meme thingie... oddly appropriate...

Your Birthdate: June 2

Your birth on the 2nd day of the month adds a degree of emotion, sensitivity, and intuition to your life.

The 2 is a very social number allowing you to make friends easily and quickly.

Yet you are apt to have a rather nervous air in the company of a large group.

You have a warmhearted nature and emotional understanding that constantly seeks affection.

You are more prone than most to become depressed and moody, as emotions can turn inward and cause anxiety and mental turmoil.

It can be hard for you to bounce back to reality when depression sets in.

Oven dramas! When we first moved in to the new place, I was miffed to find that the oven door didn't close properly. Oh well, I thought, if I have any desperate need to bake, I'll prop the door closed. Last night I examined the oven closer...

Disaster! The oven appears to not have any gas running! Grill is okay, stove top is okay... but no oven! I need to bake. I am a baking kind of a person. It's a stress relief thing; when I am really down or paniced, I bake to feel better. Doinf things with my hands, you know? Baking to me is like the secret cigarette the ex-smoker neaks just before an exam to calm their nerves. I need baking.

However, the new real estate agents seem super nice, and when I called them up today to put the oven-gas issue on the already submitted non-urgent maintenance form, they were competent, speedy, and assured me that they would get someone on is asap.

North Melbourne Nostalgia. One of the nice things about moving to the new place was that it was right near the house I spent a great deal of my hedonistic youth in. The area, quiet with only an edge of skankiness, has a lot of memories attatched to it. I especially like how I now walk to and from work past (at least part of) Royal Park.

Royal Park and I have a history, you see. We have tested eachother. It is a very significant place for me, as it is the site of some of my most frightening, enlightening, awe-inspiring, heart-aching and joyous spiritual experiences. The sky always seems bigger around Royal Park, yet nearer. Like all you would need to do is jump a little, and you would be sucked up into the clouds.

It is a piece of parkland that makes me smile on a regular basis.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 4th, 2005 04:32 am (UTC)
living near royal park does indeed rock. I love dawn walks through there. Once I saw baby foxes in a wild bit near the zoo. Plus all the other wildlife living so close to the city. Not to mention hearing lions, elephants and monkeys :)
May. 4th, 2005 07:06 am (UTC)
I think a faulty gas applicance counts as a "legally must fix it yesterday" item even if it's not leaking. Plus, faulty cookin facilities also come under "legally must fix it yesterday" so I'm not surprised they didn't stop to ask "how high".

Royal Park. Nice. I often wish I worked on the Parkville Strip...
May. 4th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
I agree with the cycling through at night. I'd put my head down and slide down the hill at top speed, hoping that the boogy man didn't jump out from behind the bushes, to arrive panting and washed through by the wind at the bottom of the hill.

I've been to stargazing in the middle of the park too - the only time I've seen Mars through a telescope was there.

May. 5th, 2005 02:40 am (UTC)
This may sound like a stupid suggestion, but have you tried pushing in the oven knob while turning (and hitting the ignition)?

Twice now I've been perplexed by ovens that wouldn't light, and twice now it's turned out that you need to jam in the knob while turning it to make the gas flow (including my new oven). I guess they think it makes children less likely to accidentally gas themselves or something.

May. 5th, 2005 02:46 am (UTC)
Yes! We managed to get it to spark once, but we've never been able to replicate it. No matter what, though, there has been no gas flow detectable.
May. 8th, 2005 09:21 am (UTC)
Some of them also have a lever inside the oven, usually on the bottom somewhere, that you have to press to get the gas started, at least until you warm it up.
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