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Time:03:26 pm
How to Deal With Poor Tattoo Choices: A Guide for Those from a Low Socio-Economic Background

mother of baby: i have a tattoo of my ex-boyfriend's name, brian. but when i found out i was pregnant i thought maybe i could name the baby brian and then it's like the tattoo is for him
nurse: ...well that's cheaper than getting a cover-up, i suppose
mother: yeah but the baby's father doesn't like the name brian


oh mothers on methadone, don't ever change.
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Time:01:26 am
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Current Music:'digital love' - daft punk
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Subject:2007 meme whoa
Time:07:14 am
stole from humanfemale

this was how it all went downCollapse )
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Current Music:'blackbird' - the beatles
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Time:01:17 am
facebook, and being depressed about where i'm living, have taken over my life so lj has been pushed to the side.

if things go my way (and there is no doubt they won't) i will be landing in sydney with cats by my side in about 20 days and leaving derby behind as a mostly painful memory.

please cross fingers for me. ta.
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Time:10:51 pm
Current Mood:accomplishedaccomplished
tomorrow is monday, it will be my 6th shift for the week and my 3rd last day to complete my J Odyssey application.

i've been working like mad to get this thing as perfect as possible. it's been really interesting just to research and i've had to change my statement saying where i want to go and why a couple of times now.

originally i wanted to go from Finland to Ugande as they have the most and least nurses, respectively. but i changed my mind as i started to research and now it's not just a quest to look at hospitals, but i want to have a look at the social, political and religious differences between places.

where i want to go, their amount of nurses per 100,000 people, and why i want to go there:

- Norway (2065): to visit my Norwegian housemates and the hospital where one of them works, to eat some elk stew, to travel north by train to the Lofoten Islands, to (maybe) see the Northern Lights, to look lustily at tall Norwegian boys in suits

- Cuba (744*): see Communism in action, to drink lots of Bicardi, to check out Santeria (kinda like voodoo!), to (maybe) check out Guantanamo Bay

- South Africa (388): to visit my friend Drew, to check out his missionary work, to examine the effects of aparthied

- Sierra Leone (33): to work with Medecins sans Frontieres and/or Mercy Ships, to look at the gem trade

- Libera (6): to look at the Mercy Ships 'floating hospital' that will be docked there, to look at a place rebuilding after civil war



after working here in a remote area of Australia i've seen things that i would've thought couldn't exist in a country like this, one that is supposedly 1st world. so how do we really compare against a country rated 'the safest in the world' like Norway, to a country struggling to rebuild with non-existant services like Liberia?


*around the same amount as Australia
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Time:11:32 am

the kittnz
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for tomatorama and chose and all the rest of you - the boy and girl cat on my laptop keyboard and lap, respectively.
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Current Location:saigon, vietnam
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Time:08:22 pm
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send me some texts while i'm still in vietnam with my simcard: +84 98626 9780


this hasn't been a real trip in my eyes. i've stayed in nice hotels and eaten lots of western food. i could be anywhere. i could've spent the past 2 weeks in sydney but the people speak poorer english and are more insistant that you buy their items for sale.


it's looking like housebuying is on like diddy-kong for me next year. there's a suburb a few kilometres north of hobart called 'chigwell' and i quite fancy buying there because the houses are cute, cheap and i could refer to the town as 'chiggy'.


please come visit me if i move there. we'll go climb a mountain together. and feel really freakin' cold.
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Current Location:hue, vietnam
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Time:07:54 pm
Current Mood:blahpimple on my lip, ow.
hello, i'm in asia.

did you know that?

staying in Hue tonight, it's somewhere south of Hanoi. one more week until i'm back in Sydney.

i'm only counting down the days because i have a feeling this would've been a more fun trip on my own. no trouble, as i've already bought an old copy of Southeast Asia on a Shoestring and i'm planning a 4 week escape in the midsemester break next year. providing i get accepted into a midwifery grad dip next year.

so far, i have taken about 3 photos due to my general foul mood (and leaving the camera behind at the hotel during the one half-day i enjoyed myself, by myself).

i managed to spend US$500 (~AU$660) in 5 days in a country where i can buy a huge meal for AU$2. that's fairly disgusting.
it doesn't even include travel or accommodation, as i paid for it all before i left.

i like buying presents too much.
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Current Music:'africa' - toto
Current Location:penriff
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Time:06:46 pm
hello.


i'm in sydneytown now. but i fly out to vietnamtown tomorrow.


i bought a new MacBook and iPod, gosh.
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Current Music:machines going "beep"
Current Location:derby regional hospital, chyeah
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Time:02:27 am
hey bros. i'm at work at the moment on my second night shift for the week.

i'm tired.
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