Friday, April 29, 2005


michelle is smokin'
michelle is a dangerous thing
michelle is a true gift to those in need
michelle is going to be there with david
michelle is a highly underrated comic actress
michelle is the best
michelle is a teenage bi (maybe i'm in with a chance)


Originally uploaded by frogstarstrikesagain.

here he is. you've all seen the pic before... the sexy beast that is BILLY BOB.


as of tomorrow morning i no longer have a cat.
it's all really sudden and i'm feeling really upset that he's going, and upset about the circumstances.
see, i've known for a while that i have to find billy bob a new home as i'm leaving my place in a couple of weeks, and can't take him with me. but i didn't count on it all happening in the blink of a fucking eye. basically i mentioned to my flatmate 2 days ago that i needed to find somewhere for him... and 10 mins ago when i got home from work she said "well, it's all worked out and elle [who??] is coming to pick billy bob up tomorrow morning".
whaaaaat? you can't just give someone's cat away! and i'm still bloody living here for another 2 weeks. fuck, i'm so angry with her. but i also think that it's probably for the best, he gets to go and live on the coast in a nice wee bachelor-cat-pad with someone who will lavish attention on him (i admit freely that i'm not the best cat loving person)
but i'm really really upset about this, i feel like she's been really disrespectful in just going and giving him away to some woman i don't know.
fuck, i don't know how to feel about this.
i'll post now, and think later.
ps. people of blogland, keep posting about your kitties (as if you wouldn't), i need to get my fix somehow.

Saturday, April 23, 2005


"here we go again" i hear you thinking...

but actually, this is a *nice* family dinner story.
my eldest sister turned 30 today. she's the one who's been in rehab for the last few weeks (surely i mentioned the situation at some point..?). i was, naturally, a little apprehensive about the gathering of the clan... as these dinners are often filled with cringe worthy moments, some laughable, some just painful.
we met on a chilly street corner (everyone was on time, even the good doctor. well done D!), with the only plan being "lets eat Thai". so after a bit of a reconnoiter we decided on Amarin Thai Resturant, i'd had takeaway from there once, and had recollections of decent food and nice smily staff.
it's a really beautiful place! lots of traditional bits and pieces adorning every free ledge and bit of wall... brass elephants, silk wall-hangings, odd wee dolls in traditional dress ("ethnic Barbie"), and an exquisite set of flying metal dragons on one wall. (i coveted them...and wished i had a camera with me)
the table was set nicely too, none of this dodgy formica you get in so many small thai resturants. real linen cloth, shiny cutlery, swan-shaped napkins. the staff were friendly and attentive, but not *too* attentive (did i ever share that story about a certain resturant in akaroa?).
the food was so beautifully presented. the rice arrived in a brass dish, complete with pedastool. entrees and mains on green leafy platters ("monsoon" i think is the design. i have a nice bowl of the same family). the curries were in ceramic pots, with tea lights underneath keeping them hot. i got a gingery mushroomy chickeny thing... very yum. it looked a little bit like this. mmm, fresh ginger... love it.
the look on my aunt's face when she realised that "whole fish" really *did* mean whole fish was great... she managed pretty well though.
wow, i don't usually go on like this.
that's it. ahem.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

a window at Piko Wholefoods

a window at Piko Wholefoods
Originally uploaded by fb.

the shit i have to work with...
heh heh.
yeah, it's a beautiful place to work. this window is above our herb&spice shelves. :-) so it smells good as well as looks good.
thanks, fishy, for taking such purdy pics! good to be reminded of the nicer side of working in a delapidated old crust of a building... ;-)we can ignore the sinking floor in the kitchen, and the narrow slippery staircase...

Friday, April 15, 2005



Friday, April 08, 2005


Michelle says:
what's for lunch?

frogstar says:
well... i just had a brinch of tuna and poached egg on sundriedtomatoandbasilpitabread

frogstar says:
brunch in fact

Michelle says:
oh YUM

frogstar says:
it was

Michelle says:
*mouth watering

frogstar says:

frogstar says:

Michelle says:

frogstar says:
a bit of a mouthful.... so to speak

frogstar says:
god, i crack me up

Michelle says: