January 31, 2006

tired...

why do work need to start so early in the morning?

January 28, 2006

cool
























An american (of course) guy named Doug Vick have invented this slippers with bulit in flashlights. The lights comes on automatically when you step into the slippers and reach 6 - 7 meters. Doug invented the slippers after he got tired of bumping into things in the dark at night. I would have solved this problem easier - just turn on the lights. But I still find this slippers very cool.

huge



Originally uploaded by dynamitt.
my husband had this great idea of blowing up one of our favorite pictures. One if the reasons he thought of this is because he had lots of printer credit left at uni which he wanted to use before leaving. The picture consists of 66 A4 pages pasted together. If you view only one page it looks like a bunch of dots but put together it looks pretty good.

The finished picture became a bit bigger then we had expected though, so it is going to take a while to get use to looking at our big faces every time we enter our bedroom.

January 26, 2006

pherotones

I read an article in my newspaper today about pherotones. This is different ringtunes for mobiles which according to the webpage is supposed to give you better luck in attracting the opposite sex. I found the tunes more funny then attractive. Check it out for yourself. Here is the tunes for men and for women

January 22, 2006

photo of the week

A small airplane was cruising over our apartment buliding and left a webpage address in the sky. I tried to take a picture of the whole address too, but it did not come out very clear, this is the best shot I got.

finally

I dont think I have been more greatful for sunset then I was today. Friday and yesterday was hot to, but today has been just way to much. With the sunset came the cool change and wind. It feels great! This week forcast is for 25 - 30 degress, that is more to my liking then over 40 as it has been the past days. I do still like summer though, really I do.

just...

to hot to do anything... *melts*

January 20, 2006

my pet



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crazy weather

it has been very hot today. It was forcasted 35, but I'm pretty sure it has been up to 40. The parts of the child care centre which do not have air condition felt like a bakerovn.

My husband came to pick me up from work and the short bike ride from home had made him all exhausted. We hurried to the closest shopping centre for a bit to eat, it was so nice to be inside in to cool air condition. Then we went grocery shopping.

We was inside the shopping centre for no more then 30 minuts but by the time we go out it has started to be very grey and dark clouds. Before we could reach home, which takes us about 15 min, it started to rain and it was also much cooler. The rain lasted for maybe 10 minuts, and then the sky started to become some blue again. I took a shower and by the time I was finsihed with that, the sky was all blue again and it is alsmost as hot as it was earlier. Crazy.

January 19, 2006

aint that easy

When we were living in Bendigo we (or mostly me ) would order pizza when we could not be bothering doing any cooking.

Right now I'm really missing our old pizza place! We tried first to get a pizza from the same company as our old pizza place, but their closest shop is to far away from here, so they refused to deliver for us. Then we just looked in yellowpages and pick a place that was close to here. Well that was not a good idea. That was the worst pizza I have ever seen! We took one bit each and then trew it out.

Still hungry and still to lazy to cook we called another place which we have had pizza from before so we know it is at least eat able. They told us 30 min wait first and then called us back after a while because even though my husband repeated the adress twice and also got the chick on the phone to read it back to him, they got it wrong. So another 30 min. Then they called again and said that they had checked with our local shop and they could not deliver in 30 min, the earliest they could do was in an hour and a half !

My husband then asked me if I still wanted pizza and yeah I did, but only if they will give it for free and add a garlic bread. A request they smart enough agreed too.

But right now I wish we were back in Bendigo were you on weekdays could get pizza delivered in 15 min and it was always good. Well most of the time is was anyway. Sometimes we got a retarded chick on the phone which mixed up our ordes. What is this really with dumb people and pizza places?

January 18, 2006

visa saga part 2

I applied for my permant visa alsmost a year ago now. It was a long process and more papers and forms to fill out then I could ever imagine. I am pretty sure though that I answered the same questions at least 3 times..... Well I manage to finished all the paperwork and after a long long wait I was rewarded with a visa in November last year.

Now its my husbands turn. So it will be one more time of filling out heaps of forms and wait and wait. Immgration office sure manage to keep life interested.

January 17, 2006

and your name is?

I went in to my new workplace today to meet some of my co-workers and also have a look around before I start on Thursday. I was introduced to some of them and it turns out there are 2 Angela's and 1 Angie. Im wonderig how I will be able to tell them apart, I mean how do I make it clear who Im talking about... My husband which always sees the bright side comment that shared name its a good thing - it will be easier for me to remember the names...

January 16, 2006

wow

when I was a kid I had a rubik cube, but I was never able to solve it properly. I always ended up taking the pieces apart and then put it back together as 'solved'. Didn't take long before I messed it up again... This guy however have a bit more hang of it.

January 15, 2006

photo of the week

this weeks photo is of my husband making one of his many lovly faces.

January 13, 2006

questions and answer

I stole this from Shet Li. I realize that I should probably have posted this before the new year, but what the heck.


1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before?
Get married :)


2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Hmm not sure if I kept them as I can't remember them :P. But yeah I made some for this year.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My husbands sister gave birth to a little girl on September 17.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No - and I'm greatful for that

5. What countries did you visit?
Pretty much traped here in Australia thanx to DIMIA

6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
more sleep probably - can never get enough

7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
2nd of December, our wedding day


8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Thw whole years was amazing both personally and professionally, but our wedding was the most stand out.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Not being able to limit my chocolate intake :P

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Just common cough and cold

11. What was the best thing you bought?
My laptop :)

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Hameed - best guy I have ever known

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Depressed - defently what happen in Sydney. Racists always make me angry and sad.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Food, food and some rent and bills

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
getting married

16. What song will always remind you of 2005?
'the book of love'

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?
Happier for sure

ii. thinner or fatter?
like to say thinner, but probably the same

iii. richer or poorer?
richer in every way possible

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
kiss

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
being cranky

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
we spent it at our new home and had a nice turkey dinner.

21. Did you fall in love in 2005?
over and over again.

22. How many one-night stands?
none

23. What was your favorite TV program?
Biggest loser :P

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
nope

25. What was the best book you read?
Harry Potter no 6 (think it was the only one I got time to read)

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
hmm that kids can sing very nice when they bother trying

27. What did you want and get?
An ipod

28. What was your favorite film of this year?
The notebook

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I became 31 and had a big party at home the day before, and then the best dinner and movie date with my then boyfriend on my birthday. The presents from him was the best.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
That I had someone to share everything with

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
sloppy :P

32. What kept you sane?
My husband

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
hmm none

34. What political issue stirred you the most?
racisme

35. Who did you miss?
no one really

36. Who were the best new people you met?
all my kids at the pre-school

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005:
sometimes you should ask for permission twice

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

(I have) the time of my life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

Now I've had the time of my life
No I never felt like this before
Yes I swear it's the truth
And I owe it all to you
'Cause I've had the time of my life
And I owe it all to you

January 11, 2006

blond joke

nice blond joke . Thanx thaum1el

aliens??

When I took a shower this morning I noticed this strange tripoint scare a little above my left knee. To me it look like I have been abducted by allliens and they have put a tripoint fork thingy into my leg to drain my preciouse blood while I was asleep. My husband just think I cut myself on something and didn't noticed doing it, as usuall. I like my explanation better...

January 10, 2006

daddy



Originally uploaded by dynamitt.
This is such a typical expression by my dad. Everytime he is consentrating on something he sticks his toung out to sort of 'keep the balance'. In this picture he is struggeling to type an sms on his new mobil phone. Love you daddy.

January 9, 2006

childhood memories


This strip remind me of my childhood when my friends and I will try to sleep outside in a tent or in a cubby house. I dont know how many times we tried, but every time one of us started to tell a scary story and it ended with that we all ran home to our moms...

January 8, 2006

getting organized

for weeks now our office/guest room have been looking like a totally mess. This has been the room we just left everything we didnt know where to put..




But now after getting a few things and most importantly a chest of drawers to put all our junk in, our office looks pretty good.

January 7, 2006

lunch date

We had planned on a lunch date yesterday in one of the resturants in the main shopping street here.

First its seemed like we couldn’t make it as IKEA was delivering some things we bought and they were running late, very late. They finally came at 2 pm and as soon as they had left I called my husband and told him I was coming and then jumped on my bike.

Well the nice resturant I wanted to try was closed for holidays until next week…and so was most other places in our main shopping street. I never know resturants took weeks holidays, but I guess people that work there need some time of too.

Anyhow, we ended up in McDonalds. Not quit what we had in mind, but we still had a nice meal. When we finished eating we just walked around in the street holding hands and looking at all the small and interesting stores. So all in all it was a good date.

January 6, 2006

driving Miss Daisy

I loved this movie. Stubborn little old lady, I can totally see myself as similar to her in some years. Some people (like my husband) might say Im pretty much like her already…

new year solutions

January 5, 2006

my man and his toy

movie time

I change this goal from ‘watch classical movies’ to this – as the first goal was not very spesific. Well here is the list:

Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)
Chicago (2002)
Beautiful Mind, A (2001)
Gladiator (2000)
American Beauty (1999)
Shakespeare in Love (1998
Titanic (1997)
English Patient, The (1996)
Braveheart (1995)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Schindler’s List (1993)
Unforgiven (1992)
Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Rain Man (1988)
Last Emperor, The (1987)
Platoon (1986)
Out of Africa (1985)
Amadeus (1984)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Gandhi (1982)
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Ordinary People (1980)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Deer Hunter, The (1978)
Annie Hall (1977)
Rocky (1976)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
Sting, The (1973)
Godfather, The (1972)
French Connection, The (1971)
Patton (1970)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Oliver! (1968)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Man for All Seasons, A (1966)
Sound of Music, The (1965)
My Fair Lady (1964)
Tom Jones (1963)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
West Side Story (1961)
Apartment, The (1960)
Ben-Hur (1959)
Gigi (1958)
Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
Marty (1955)
On the Waterfront (1954)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Greatest Show on Earth, The (1952)
American in Paris, An (1951)
All About Eve (1950)
All the King’s Men (1949)
Hamlet (1948)
Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946)
Lost Weekend, The (1945)
Going My Way (1944)
Casablanca (1942)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Rebecca (1940)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
You Can’t Take It with You (1938)
Life of Emile Zola, The (1937)
Great Ziegfeld, The (1936)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
It Happened One Night (1934)
Cavalcade (1933)
Grand Hotel (1932)
Cimarron (1931)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Broadway Melody, The (1929)
Wings (1927)

today

we finally went to IKEA. I haven't been to an IKEA store since I left Norway almost 3 years ago. It was good and in the same time odd to see that the store here was exatully the same as any IKEA stores in Norway.

We didn't get everything we wanted because some parts where out of stock. So we are going back to get 1 bed frame, 1 bedside table, 1 tallboy (why is it really called that?) and another set of drawers for our office. It is going to be strange to have a real bed after have been sleeping on a madress on the floor for more then a year.

What we did get today though was good and cheap lunch at the IKEA cafe and a sofa bed for our office/guest room. So now we are pretty much prepared for my parents visit in february.

January 4, 2006

so true...

what makes me happy

136. Having a lazy day
137. Finding plums on sale
138. A nice long bikeride
139. Wandering around in the library
140. Be given information book about our local community at the library
141. Having a new blog: http://dynam1tt.blogspot.com/
142. That I figured out how to do some html
143. That I still have holidays for another 2 weeks
144. Long conversations at night with my husband
145. That my husband got a job

chicken little



Originally uploaded by dynamitt.
We went to see this movie the other day. My husband said that he later read review of the movie which was all negativ. We liked it though and had a good time and some great laughs. I even got a little scared of some scenes..

The movie overall was fun, good animated and the story was new and different from the original story (which I also like) The chicken himself reminded me of some of the kids I have been teaching. Would absolut recommand this movie.

January 3, 2006

antz...

Today we just had enough. So I went to the supermarked and got the strongest insect spray they had. When I got back I sprayed on the outside of the house first as high up as I could. And then back up in our flat my husband took over and sprayed every inch.

After a little rest, we scrubbed the whole flat – so right now its nice clean and antz free :D Lets hope it stays like that…

rain


rain
Originally uploaded by dynamitt.

getting there

Im pretty proud of myself for figuring out so much about how to make this blog like I want it. I have no knowledge of html so this is just common sense and lots of luck :)

Still have to find out how to post pictures from photobucket or other host so that it appare as a tumbnail in the post but can be clicked on to view larger...

January 2, 2006

goals


me and more me

So who is this 'dynamitt' and why that name?

Dynamitt is a word play on my name. My real name is , well used to be at least, Dina Smith. My best friends little brother called me 'dynamitt' to tease me. I hated it when I was 12. I really don't mind it now. I use dynamitt as a name on most things now a days, easy to remember.

You said your name used to be Dina Smith?

Yes, but in December 2005 I got married to Hameed and as old fashion as I am I took Hameed as a last name about 6 months later. Being a Norwegian living in Australia, in the middle of applying for permanent visa, it was a bit to complicated to change my name at our wedding day.

So your husbands name is Hameed Hameed?

Hehe, no. His name is Hussain Hameed, but everyone (well almost everyone) call him Hameed. I called him Hameed for 3 1/2 years before I change my name, so it just felt weird to start calling him Hussain.

A norwegian living in Australia, how did that happen?

I am a pre-school teacher and I took my bachelor of education in Norway. After working at a child care centre in Oslo, Norway for some more then 2 years I realized that I really did not know much about children with special needs. I wanted to go back to studies to learn more about special education and I really wanted to study in English. The options was: UK, USA or Australia. Both UK and USA is ridiculous expensive, so Australia is was.

So are you still studying?

No, and that I am greatful for. Oh don't get me wrong, it was great to study here but I am so glad I don't have to read for exams or write assignments ever. again.

But you still live in Australia?

Yes, and we will probably stay. I met Hameed shortly after I arrived here. We actually lived in the same house on campus. We hit it of right away and became best friends pretty much from the first time we met. Then we became a couple and later we got married. It has always been easier for us to live in Australia as we both know this place just as well.

Are you Australian citizen then?

Nope, I am still very much a Norwegian. I have Australian permanent visa though and Hameed is in the final stages of getting his. Visa applications are now fun I tell you. To much paper work and to much waiting. I hate waiting.

Hameed is not Australian either?

No, he is a proud Maldivian, who cant figure out why Australians are not able to say 'Maldives' the right way.

So what do you do now when you are not studying anymore?

Now I work in a child care center. It is hard work, but I love it. My dream though is to one day be able to open my own center. Hopefully that can come true when we are able to buy our own house.

And Hameed, what is he doing?

He is a student right now (poor guy). He is doing a degree in IT so in a few months he will be earning lots and lots of money and I can hang around and do nothing (well I can dream)

I saw there was a link to 'Sami's story'. Who is Sami?

Sami is our son who was born 6th of August 2007 and passed away on the 1oth of August 2007. He was born with so many complications so he did not really have any chance. I am working on writing up all of his story. Slowly, very slowly..

So why did you start a blog?

Because I am cool and hip like that.... No, not really. Probably mostly so my mum can keep track of my whereabouts. One of these days though I hope to be able to earn a few pennies from my blog. I just have to figure out how.