Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Oh no! Not again!!!!!!

Your Blog Should Be Purple

You're an expressive, offbeat blogger who tends to write about anything and everything.

You tend to set blogging trends, and you're the most likely to write your own meme or survey.

You are a bit distant though. Your blog is all about you - not what anyone else has to say.

Yet another quiz.......

Your Personality Profile

You are dependable, popular, and observant.

Deep and thoughtful, you are prone to moodiness.

In fact, your emotions tend to influence everything you do.

You are unique, creative, and expressive.

You don't mind waving your freak flag every once and a while.

And lucky for you, most people find your weird ways charming!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The Torrens over floweth

Adelaide experienced the biggest rains in the last couple of days, so much so that we've received double the November average in the last 8 days!!!! The last couple of days they were saying that Adelaide had the most rain at this time of the year in 120 years! Well, it's hard to say whether or not it's true but it has been pretty torrendous!

On the way home from work, I was surprised by the traffic slowing down on the River Torrens bridge on Henley Beach Road. So much so that I'm surprised to hear that there hasn't been any accidents, what with the slow traffic and the people all over the place. The bridge was crawling with people and the banks were covered as well.

Last week we went for a bike ride in this very same spot, sat near the banks and had a picnic tea. 5 days later and we couldn't even get near the area where we were only last week.

The kids and I went mad snapping pictures with the phone so here's a few.....

River flooding

The path here runs below the cycle path, but was a little way back from the river bank, the tree you can see is on the edge of the bank.

River flooding

It's hard to see here but the dark blobs in the middle of the water are trees and bushes from the edge of the river bank. The water in the river is usually a little below them.

Park bench

Eilish and the park bench, again usually further back from the bank. You can't see it here but the high water mark is about halfway between Eilish and where the water is now.

Park bench

Eilish and the park bench again!

River Torrens Bridge

Breandan in front of the bridge, you may not be able to see very clearly, but the cycle path that leads under the bridge is completely underwater! There is not so many people on the bridge now but only an hour earlier the entire side there was covered with people. As for the cycle path, there were more people walking and cycling along than I have ever seen along here before.

Wetlands weir

Where the kids are standing is the top of the stairs above the weir next to the bridge. There are several steps down to the normal level of the river to a weir that you are able walk across....Not now!!

Caution Blind Spot Ahead - Blind Cyclists!!!

We are on the other side of the bridge now, looking north. And yes what you can see is a couple of silly cyclists who decided to have a go at getting through! They didn't get very far and one went a little further along the bank and lowered his bike from the shoulder of the bridge. The water reached 3/4 of the way up the handle bars, it was so deep.

Cycle path under the bridge

A closer shot of the cycle path where it disappears under the bridge, you can see the tracks of where the intrepid explorers went in... and the fence along side of the path has debris hanging off of it.

River flooding facing north from the bridge

A shot of Eilish looking north from the bridge. Now usually you can see the artificial wetlands and weir created to cleanse the river. Even with the most rain we've had you could always see where the water was tumbling over the weir, now it's so high there is no obvious indication of the wetlands.

River sign - no fishing, no swimming

I believe that this sign in the middle of the river is one of the ones on the edge of the bank saying that there is to be no swimming in the river or something of that sort. Of course now you can't even get close enough to read it!

River bend

This would have to be my favourite shot. It's absolutely gorgeous and you wouldn't know that there are houses right next to the river, behind the tree on the left hand side (you might be able to see the fences just below the bend in the branch). It reminds me of the River Murray, but much higher up stream. This section of the river is only 200 - 500 metres up river from the bridge, but being much narrower the speed of the water racing through is amazing!!!

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Monday, November 07, 2005

A couple others and then it's off to bed!!


Your Beauty lies in Contradiction. Controversial, unpredictable, and
never what anyone expects.You appearance and your personality are two
opposite things. Even your appearance sends different signals to different
people. To some you may look innocent and sweet, to others you look mysterious
and intimidating at the same time. No one ever knows what to expect with you.
You are a little bit of everything all mixed together. You can be watching
the football game with the guys one minute and the next out shopping at the
mall. You seem to be almost a different person every time you meet someone, but
at the same time you know exactly who you are and there is always that one
thing that makes you you. You enjoy keeping people guessing and people love how
completely unpredictable you are.

Some ThingsThat Represent You:

Element:Fire, Water Animal: Chameleon Color:
Dark Tones, LightTones Song: Everything by Alanis Morriesette

Gemstone:Opal Mythological Creature: Gryphon,
Half-breeds Planet: Mars Hair
Red Eye Color:Brown

Quote:"Appearances can be deceiving."

Where Does Your Beauty Lie? ..::Detailed Results::..
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Mildly amusing, I find that a lot of these are not really worth posting and don't really reflect what I think I am like, but I still love them LOL

You're a Mystical. You don't fit in in any way and
most people just find you weird, but you are in
a group. You are respected by everyone, even
though you're just really different.

What kind of group person are you?
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I must admit though, I love anyone that tells me I'm it out, I don't know why, jut it feels right :-P

Yes I have been quizzing again!!!

I know it's such a silly little thing to do but I just love em!!!

Here's the latest I have done:


You're just the happy go-lucky type. You might have
your pet peeves, but other than that, you're
mainly calm. Blending in with your
surroundings, you're the type of person who
everyone likes. Usually it's you who cracks
jokes at social gatherings - after all,
laughter is the best medicine. Sometimes you
pretend to be stupid, but in all actuality, you
could be the next Einstein.

What Type of Soul Do You Have ?
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This one's great and quess what??? She even looks like me.....well if you take away the blonde hair and have short dark curly hair with a blue streak, and add green eyes, and I've got a feeling that I'm bustier than her LOL the funky glasses are just right though!

But you get the point, yes???


Dark magician. You love the dark because of it's
beauty and just the life that no-one else sees.
Mysterious, calm, quiet... But that doesn't
mean you're not friendly!

What kind of dark person are you?
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Well this one is just plain cute, which is a word I seriously don't use around myself. I am not cute!!!

Well it's that time again!!!!

Yes that's right Shannon has been on one of her funks again!

I have been having quite a lot of trouble doing things these days, just getting out of bed is often more of a hassle than anything. Like today, I woke up with this massive headache and could barely move without my head pounding. So, what do I do??? Stay in bed of course!!! And then when it finally goes away I stay in bed as there is no real reason to get up.


There is a reason for it of course, just it's not a pretty one. I have depression and it seriously fucks up my day. So I try to do things that are fun and think of fun things to do just to make the day a little sunnier.

This is why I don't post here as often as I would like to. I have this then about writing about things in my life. I don't see most of my life as being particularly fantastic and have a thing about writing about ordinary things that happen daily, but because they are ordinary to me doesn't mean that they are to anyone else. But I don't think that writing about them is a particularly great thing to do. Also writing about how crap things are or I feel is not a subject that I would like to read about and also being a very private person, I find it very difficult to put such personal thoughts down in a public sphere where anyone could read them.

So I'm trying to get over this bug of mine and work on something that is positive for all of us!!!!

Wish me luck!!!