This accidentally fell out of her pocket when I bumped into her. Took me four goes.

Thursday, October 27


Kanga Bangas

With a name like that, I just had to buy some. How could I not?

Low fat, low cholesterol, and no worries about mad cow disease because they're not cows.

I also picked up some 'roo fillets while I was there.

Cooking tips here courtesy of the KIAA.

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Monday, October 17



So here I am, lying in bed, watching anime and eating Peanut Butter M&Ms.

Like Pocky, Peanut Butter M&Ms are not available in Australia. Twenty years ago, that would have meant that they were not available in Australia. Today it just means that you have to look around a bit.

Munch crunch.

Okay, it sounded revolting, but it seems to work. I think I still prefer the peanut ones, but these aren't bad.

Next up: Almond.

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Mmm, Chocolate

I have here a bag of mixed chocolate-coated coffee beans (dark, milk, and white chocolate), a bag of Peanut Butter M&Ms, and a bag of Almond M&Ms. The latter two are not available in Australia. Err, that is, they are available in Australia, but they cost more. Finest quality imported chocolate, these are.

I went to the movies today

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Monday, October 10


Pooh Poker


Cards are dealt one at a time, starting with the player to the dealer's left and continuing clockwise until each player has four cards. Each player can then choose to replace any number of cards (zero to four); the appropriate number of replacement cards are dealt to each player in turn, again starting from the dealer's left and proceeding clockwise. The winner of a given hand becomes the dealer for the next hand. In case of a tie, the dealer does not change.

The game is played with a deck of Disney Pooh Snap cards. Since the deck contains only 36 cards and there are no suits, there are some variations from regular poker.

Cards (in order of descending value)


Hands (in order of decreasing value)

Four of a kind
Three of a kind
Two pair
Half pair

Notes: Four of a kind, three of a kind, two pair, and one pair are the same as the regular poker hands. Since there are no suits, there are no flushes, and with only four cards in the hand, there is no full house.

Half pairs occur when you get two cards sharing a common character, thus Pooh with Pooh/Tigger or Pooh/Eeyore, Tigger with Pooh/Tigger, or Eeyore with Pooh/Eeyore. You can only get one half pair; any combination containing two possible half pairs is a higher scoring hand - a pair, two pair, or a straight.

A straight is not a question of having cards in rank order (as in regular poker), but having a chain of common characters across all four cards. There are three such chains:

Tigger-Pooh/Tigger-Pooh-Pooh/Eeyore (highest)
Tigger-Pooh/Tigger-Pooh/Eeyore-Eeyore (lowest)

(This ranking is based on the ranking of the hands if straights were not a special scoring hand.)


Wols Wild: Wols are wild - they can represent any card. Ties are broken by the number of Wols; the fewer Wols, the better the hand.

Lowball: The lowest ranking hand wins. The lowest possible hand is a Piglet-high nothing; the highest hand is four Poohs.


Betting is optional, as the game is designed for frazzled parents and babysitters. Small candies like M&Ms, or other edibles such as peanuts are ideal. In case of a tie, the pot is held over until the next hand, or someone gets hungry.

Best for three or four players; with five players and a single deck it is possible to run out of cards. Ages 30 and up.

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Friday, October 07


Sunny Melbourm&*%ne

This is a - Ringwood - Limited Express - Service via the - City Loop. Help us to create a better service by validating your ticket.

Well, I wasn't planning on invalidating my ticket.

Yes folks, I'm in Tram Town, and my wireless internet access is workmbling just fi83849**(($(.

Speaking of which, what the fetid photon have they done to Spencer St Station?! I thought I would have to walk to Flinders St to actually catch a train.

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Wednesday, October 05


Dee Dee Dee

I'm on holidays from the 6th to the 16th. Yay for me! It's the first time I've had more than one non-public-holiday off in two and a half years.

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