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Feb. 16th, 2007



the candle, the candle, the candle is on fire

oops, I thought I had posted about this earlier to campbellhouse community, but better later than a poke in the eye with a laser canon

So, tonight of the 16th, is the night of the Campbellhouse Candle Cathedral burning.

It's a new years celebration of a form, it's a time to burn the worst of last year the the flames, and bring people together for the progress of the new year arriving.

Candle burning will start well after sundown (about 9:30pm or later), come earlier for casual socialness. BYO munchies as desired. Musics provided

Feb. 3rd, 2007

intellectual hottie (green)



Did anyone get any good photos at the party last night? laurel_waits, I'm looking at you!

Jan. 28th, 2007



Party on Friday!

Q: What do we do on the first Friday of the month now that there is no
more Lithium?

A: I'm not sure about the rest of the year, but on February 2nd,
there's a party at our place.

Because our place is a house and not a club, it won't be exactly like
Lithium, but it will be a place where you can come to:
socialize (or sulk in corners, if that's your preference);
listen to music;
drink liquids (because drinking solids is tricky);
get dressed up;
maybe dance a little;
fire twirl;
and catch up with those people you only see once or twice a month.

When: Friday 2nd Feb, 9pm onward
Where: Campbellhouse1
What to bring: Yourself, your friends, your liquid refreshment of choice
Who to tell: People you like

P.S. Sorry about short notice, I've been out of town.

1. If you don't know the exact address, email me: ironed_orchid at livejournal dot com and I'll reply with street address and directions.

Jan. 19th, 2007

Moo Cat


(no subject)

Hey! I can see our house from here!

(just noticed the icon; go me.)

Jan. 18th, 2007



just like last year...

It's that time of the year again... ie, the very start of it. w00t!

So once again, I'm celebrating New Years at Campbellhouse with the Candle Cathedral.

For those unfamiliar, the Candle Cathedral is a collection of candles that I assemble together and then burn as an alter to the year past. On the alter we sacrifice the memories of 2006 best left behind in the flames. (pen and paper will be provided)

So, mark it in your diaries for Fri Feb 16 (roughly: the new moon, and also chinese new year).

We will have entertainment in the form of people, music, movies, and a pool if it's still warm enough. BYO food and drinks.

Note that this isn't a big party shindig - rather, just an informal but fun gettogether of friends and loved ones to sit around and reminisce ... and plan.

We have a 2007 to live. We should start it well.

PS: The cathedral needs building. Please donate candles to me between now and the end of January if you'd like to include any. I'll be building the cathedral sometime in Feb before the 16th. All donations welcome.

Jan. 14th, 2007



(no subject)

Hey there, folks.

I'm looking at moving house in the near-ish future. I might want my microwave oven back if I end up moving into a place that has none. Otherwise youse can keep on using it, of course.

Just thought I'd give you some warning, so you have time to ask around and see if you have any other friends with microwaves.


Dec. 7th, 2006

intellectual hottie (green)


how to avoid dying with a falafel in your hand, 101

grimreaperess bought a book yesterday called Speed Cleaning which is full of info on keeping a house clean when you don't have much time to spare. It looks really useful.

The idea that basic cleanliness can be achieved in 15 mins a day made me think about how little time it takes to do some things around the house.

For instance, I emptied the dishwasher earlier.1 This takes about 2 minutes at the most. I often do it when I'm waiting for my coffee to brew or a kettle to boil, so I hardly even notice doing it.

But when the dishwasher is full, whether with clean or dirty dishes, I do notice the pile of dirty dishes that accumulates in or by the sink. And the thing is that when there's a big pile of dirty and crusty dishes, it takes a lot longer to sort through them, rinse, scrub and stack them into the dishwasher. So by emptying the dishwasher early, time could be saved, because then people could rinse and stack dishes as they use them, rather than letting them pile up. Then the only thing that needs doing is putting in the detergent and pressing the on button, which takes a few seconds.

So I guess being organized about practical little things like this means that it should be possible to keep a house clean in 15 mins a day.

I also read Hanne Blank's blog, and a month or two ago she was writing a lot about housekeeping. It was both fascinating and useful to read about what having a well kept home means to her, and how she goes about keeping it that way. I really liked that she wrote a whole entry on How to Wash the Dishes, after some readers had commented about not having a good grasp of basic every day chores like that.

What both Hanne Blank and the Speed Cleaning book emphasize is that doing a little bit here and there can add up to having a nice living environment, without having to put several hours aside at a time to clean.

When I grow up, I wanna be all organized and junk like that.

1. I know not everyone has a dishwasher, but I figured I'd use examples from Campbellhouse, seeing as I live here.

Nov. 30th, 2006

Bear, Calypso


(no subject)

everyone's invited to my 20th bday thing.
what: lunch and drinks. and i'll bring a cake. i like cake.
Where: all bar nun, o'conner
when: 17th dec, 12pm
rsvp: 6th dec, if you don't have my phone number, just leave a comment.
hope to see you there.


pumping it dry

This is a call out to anyone who might have a spare washing machine they can donate/sell in the direction of campbellhouse...

Ours has died. It fills and agitates/washes, but no longer pumps water out/spins.

So, on the lookout for a washing machine - can anyone help?

(...and till then, on the lookout for somewhere to wash clothes!)

Nov. 27th, 2006



Dear Campbell Houseians (if thats right)

hey guys,

i thought i would ask, as it is polite. im having a birthday bash for me/farewell for laura on friday the 1st. i dont know what time i will finish my work (at southern cross ten in waston) and was wondering if i could come by after work, get changed, leave my car there and then possibily stay over that night and drive back home the next day.

if that is possible, great. if not, i would like to know asap.

Thanks you

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