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A Gold Star is A Gold Star , No Matter How Old You Are


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Hello People !!! Today was absolutely fantabulous !! I got up after an awesome sleep , drove my new (old) Suzuki swift 93 edition ( named Princess ) that my fantabulous boyfriend purchased for me on Friday ( he is now in charge of all motor vehicle purchases ever since the disaster we call the Honda civic that I bought last year and drove for 3 weeks before it broke…not my fault by the way – more about that in the future …)

So anyway I’m driving to work in my new race car and made it there 10 min early due to driving a car that actually does the bloody speed limit ( the Troopy took 5 mins to get to 100kms an hour ! ). I packed all the free shit into Black Betty and went to do my radio cross as usual. Now for the best part : I drive back to the station to drop the van off and pick up the Princess. Before I left I stopped in to see the brekky presenters Tom and Sarah when shit went down ..:

Me : Hey guys all went well , I guess Ill catch ya tomorrow

Sarah: Actually we wanted to tell you something

Me: (thinking fuck here it goes again , I’m fired ): Oh right sweet whats up?

Sarah: We were just talking about how you’re getting really good at this ..

Tom : Yeah your flow is heaps better and its sounds more natural ..

Me : *aw shucks guys * grinning like the Cheshire cat !

I practice every script 5 times before I say it but lately I have it memorized so wellย  I have started to ad lib etc and obviously its paying off. When I first begun I didn’t think I would last due to my excessive swearing in real life ( I tone it down a bit for my blog ‘cos hey I want people to read it ! ) I really wanted this job so I practiced hard and look ! Practice is starting to make (nearly) perfect !

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Donuts on a diet , Payphones and Blonde Moment # 357855


A common Telstra phone box

A common Telstra phone box (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Donuts on a diet , Payphones and Blonde Moment # 357855

Today started off great. I woke up early , had enough time to actually enjoy my coffee and for once had a hassle free drive to the Hot 100 office. I let my self in with my newly acquired key (up until 2 days ago I had to knock on the back door for ages before anyone heard me and let me in). I loaded the van with milk , newspapers and free passes to every bloody event happening in Darwin this weekend. I then made my way to the bakery to pick up the donuts and cakes that taunt me every morning . I have to give them away along with all the other free stuff and no I can’t even sneak any for myself because I am a girl so of course I’m on a permanent diet (well I try but lets face it my love affair with steak and red wine always see’s me falling off the wagon )

The temptation I face on a daily basis .. It’s not easy I tell ya ๐Ÿ˜‰ pic: fanpop.com

I managed to get all of this done with plenty of time to spare so I made my way out to the furthest suburb from the city – which coincidentally is also where I live so I gave myself a pat on the back for going so far out of my way not once but twice ๐Ÿ˜‰

Any-hoo I arrived to my destination with 15 mins to spare so I had plenty of time to read over my new script and organize all the free shit. With 7 mins before going to air I went to get my phone so I was ready when they called. I looked through my bag – no phone .. Ok don’t panic I told myself , It’s probably in the back of the van. I searched the entire van , still no phone …………

FAAAAARRRRRKKK was pretty much all I could say for the next 5 mins as I drove at a million miles an hour to the nearest pay phone. By this time I should have been on air doing my little spiel but no , instead I was at a pay phone calling Telstra directory trying to get the number for the studio. The first number I got no one would pick up. The next number I called was some old dude’s home phone and finally on the third call Sarah from Hot 100 answered .. thank god. So I did my cross this morning from a pay phone outside the post office . Yep like a pro ๐Ÿ˜‰

When I got back into the station I dropped in to see Tom and Sarah and we had a bit of a laugh about the whole thing .. Tom said he wanted to put this song on air in my honor …

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Nailed it !


A few weeks ago I wrote a post about my upcoming trial with a commercial Darwin radio station and how I was scared I would totally screw up. Well I totally nailed it !!ย  They offered me a job driving ‘ Black Betty ‘ a black van loaded with free shit – except on air obviously I have to say ‘free stuff ‘ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

I almost blew it last Thursday when I was supposed to go in for training at 6.45 am …… and woke up at 7.15 am. Not good when you haven’t even officially started ! Luckily its Darwin and everyone is pretty chilled up here. Matty , the guy I was supposed to meet at 6.45am , kindly offered to meet me yesterday instead .

There is no excuse for 5 and a half hours late .. unless you have been kidnapped by Zoo animals and have a Gazelle dancing on your chest .. hey I ve been in weirder situations ๐Ÿ˜‰ย ย  (audio is fine after 2 sec’s)

I was so wound up I woke up at 2am and scared of missing the alarm again was lying in bed wide awake until 5.30 am. Last night was even worse , I awoke at 1.30 am and again could not get back to sleep. Finally I managed to drift off only to have a terrible nightmare which involved me waking up at 7am to a phone call from my new boss yelling at me that I was crap and he no longer wanted me to work for him.

Luckily this did not happen in real life and I managed to get through my first Hot 100 crossover without swearing once.

Yay for me.

Categories: Darwin, entertainment, funny, humour | Tags: , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

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