The Looney Left Mum went to the protest rally on Tuesday about the proposed changes to the industrial relations laws. Here's a pic...
Yep, my mum is in there somewhere. She told me about all the "celebs" who were there. Tim Ferguson (former Doug Anthony Allstar) was the MC. Debra Conway was there and sang. John Clarke and Brian Dawe did one of their bits. Lots of current and former politicians. It was a huge turnout. Melbourne more so than any other city. Maybe we're just a union town.
I have to admit I don't think it will have any effect on John Howard though. (A friend at uni told me her politics lecturer referred to John Howard as "The vile muppet" and that descrption has always remained in my mind) As TBT said, it's like Australia is entering our own period of Thatcherism. I'm quite certain that the new IR laws will get through. My only hope now is that people will finally see they've gone too far and vote them out. Not that the others are really all that much better these days, but I'm sure they'd reverse the IR changes if they got in. Even if it's just to be popular and not for any moral reasons. At least it would be done.
Bitch, bitch, moan, moan As daftbird correctly surmised, my recent spate of pain and illness is related to the dreaded "Secret Womens Business". :'( I am scheduled for a hospital checkup on December 22nd but starting to wonder if I should go and see my GP in the meantime. I'll see what happens in the next week. I hope the hospital will let me keep my CAT scans. I already know they came up all clear because I got anxious and rang the hospital the week after the scan. I think it would be kind of cool to have some pictures of my insides. I have a few X-rays and some ultrasounds but this was my first CAT.
What's been happening?
A fairly uneventful week for me really. I emailed my question for The Goodies to that Mix 94.5 in Perth and they read it out on air. I can't believe they said my full name too! Gave me a shock that did! Maybe I shouldn't have asked such a silly question. heheehe Oh well. It gave them a laugh anyway.
Had a sad moment at work the other day. Two of the girls I work with (who are sisters) found out that their uncle had died suddenly of a heart attack. He was only in his 60s. Poor Catherine was absolutely sobbing. It broke my heart to see her. I wanted to cry too and I don't even know him! :'( I got the boss to let me use the corporate card to send some flowers to the girls. I hope they are OK.
On a lighter note I had an email from my Dad with some new photos of my lovely little half-brothers. They live in Brisbane so I only get to see them once a year. Julian is 3yo and Edward is 18months.
I think that's all for now
*edit* hmmm apparently the crying face isn't working
Mood - Happy but slightly manic tending to tiredness.
Music - Somethin Stupid - the original Frank & Nancy one
I have CAT scan pictures of my head. Gave me great pleasure to show everyone not only do I have a brain but it is in perfect working order! Of course The machine might have been a bit dodgy that day .............