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04 March 2009 @ 11:59 pm
Another great day!  
Happy birthday aoifene ! You are one of my fave people on my flist. Not only did you encourage people to donate $525 to Victorian bushfire relief, but you write classy and clever stories and are just an adorable person in addition to being a keen talent.

Which makes it all the more shameful that the present I made for you last year and had intended to send you no later than Christmas is still sitting on my shelf. I have this posting issue: I sincerely believe that the package will somehow get to the post office, pay the postage, and pop itself in the box. I have popped it in my backpack, and it should only take a few days for me to remember to drop it in at the post at lunch. Brain of a fish, I tell you. A really thick fish.

Happy birthday, too, to ldydark1 ! I don't know you that well, and I have a terrible feeling yoru friended me so you'd not list the end of fathers. Yeah, sorry. It'll happen, just, in a bit ...

AND GOOD FIRE NEWS.

There was a time I thought I would never be able to say that ... Depending on how you look at it, all those prayers for rain across Victoria were answered, or, all those Tasmanians looking at their ghastly weather and saying 'Go north!' and all those other people around the world looking at their snow or so on and saying 'You are wasted here!' combined to create some kind of Butterfly Effect.

This was Victoria last night:


Which was fantastic, because the gale-force winds did occur, but without the searing dry heat that was predicted, the huge firefronts that were predicted were not whipped up. SO a few trees fell on houses, which is bad, but they were not burning fiercely at the time, which is something.

At the time of typing, all the fires in Victoria are actually under control!


 
 
 
girl; obsessed: bandom - blue!brendoncomplications_g on March 4th, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC)
\O/

That's is so so great!

:D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 4th, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
Poor Victorians, they need a break!
pingridpingrid on March 4th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
Mm. It's all that excessive corsetry. Oh, hang on, that's not right!

YAY for the rain, that pic is such a relief even up here! :D
oops: Smileoddishly on March 4th, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)
That is fantastic. *punches air*

Also, awesome photo. :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 4th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)
About time they had some good news!

Hey, where and when are you in New Zealand?
oopsoddishly on March 4th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
I fly on Monday! Arriving in Aukland on ... er, Wednesday, and then I don't really know. Will probably be staying around there as will be looking for work, and hanging around for a couple of months ...

How about you?

(It's just started snowing. Crazy, crazy weather, world.)
Catscatsintheattic on March 4th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
That photo says it all!

Awesome news!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 4th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed. About time they had a little break.
grey_hunter on March 4th, 2009 01:46 pm (UTC)
Yay!

Cool pic, btw!!!
Libbylibby_drew on March 4th, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC)
Great pic. Amazing news. :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 4th, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
The HeraldSun, trashy paper, but good photos! And yes, it's the first time in a month they've not been on tenterhooks.
maggiemarguerite_26 on March 4th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
RAIN!!!!! yay!
Coffeejunkii: joycoffeejunkii on March 4th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
oh, that is indeed good news! thanks for letting us know!
shadowedkit on March 4th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
Yay!!! I was hoping the week-long rain most of SI had would move up the country and cross the sea.. Probaby wasn't that front but atleast the weather got the point of no more sun!

Heres hoping it stays for a while to get the fires out, or futher under control.
E McGee: Suntree by Jilliconsmelusinahp on March 4th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
That is a beautiful photograph.
Asta: pic pink balloonsastarael02 on March 4th, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
Oh that is fantastic!!! Rain, finally! I can imagine how happy people must have been to see that. I hope it carries on!
And I saved that picture cos I like it so much. Kind of like a momento of a moment I want to remember. :)
glass_violet on March 4th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
it worked! rain in victoria and sunshine down here! i told everyone i saw in town the other day to try and will our weather north.
*happy dance*
This Girlthisgirl_is on March 4th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
Fantastic picture, fantastic news!

Just checking, did you get my email a couple of weeks ago?
Robyn: chocolate treatsarobynsung on March 4th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
\0/ \0/
WOOT!
I'm so glad it's finally calming down.
That picture is very powerful.
It's a Deensedeensey on March 5th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
That's an amzing photo
&helena;uminohikari on March 5th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
:Db
Dedicated Escape Artist: rainy day   Pic by: George Marxjadzialove on March 5th, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
I absolutely LOVE that photo. It's fantastic. yay rain!
bare_memabonwitch on March 5th, 2009 06:21 am (UTC)
Singing in the rain? What a relief!
maya231maya231 on March 5th, 2009 06:27 am (UTC)
What a great photo! And yay!!!
Angst Queenaoifene on March 5th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
Awww you are so very sweet! Thank you for such kind words. And no worries about the scarf, hon. I am that way with posting things myself :D

And yay for the rain! That's great news!