October 10th, 2004

My Tree thanks to slodwick

This needs to be shared

This may be an "Only in Australia" story. And it's a true story - made all the main news programs.

15:53 AEST Mon Oct 4 2004

An adult sex toy shut down a major regional airport for almost an hour on Monday when it was mistaken for a bomb, police said.

The vibrating object was discovered at Mackay Airport by a security officer who noticed the suspicious package inside a rubbish bin at the terminal cafeteria at 9.15am (AEST), a police spokeswoman said.

Cafeteria manager Lynne Bryant said her staff had been cleaning tables when they noticed a strange humming noise coming from the rubbish bin.

"It was rather disconcerting when the rubbish bin started humming furiously," she said.

"We called security and next minute everybody was being evacuated while they checked it out."

The police spokeswoman said the terminal was evacuated immediately. Passengers who had arrived on a recent flight, check-in staff, cafeteria employees and hire car personnel were all forced to leave.

"Another two flights were expected to land at that stage but alternate arrangements were made for the passengers to collect their luggage away from the terminal," the spokeswoman said.

She said the emergency situation was revoked just before 10am when the package was identified as an adult novelty device.

Ms Bryant said at the time of the upheaval the airport had been quite busy with two main flights due in and out of the airport - wreaking havoc with people's schedules.

She said in retrospect the humming sounded exactly like a vibrator - but it was better to be safe then sorry.

"You can't afford to take chances," Ms Bryant said.
Bad Day from faula

the day after the day after the night before

I've been talking to some of the people at the party... it would appear I am a great entertainer. Of which I have little or no reccelection.

I do a lot of stupid things when I'm drinking: there's a photograph out there in the world where there's me and an old boss of mine in the middle of June (This is Australia, so June is mo-fo-ing cold), where the top halves of us are dressed to the nines for a racing carnival, and the bottom halves have our trousers bunched up around our ankles. Someone my boss thought it would be a great photo, and someone else me thought that "that was the greatest idea in the entire universe" And that's an exact quote from yours truely. I believe I even spoke in italics.

Apparently the other night I did my Pimp dance. I am cringing just thinking of it.

Y'know I honestly think the only reason I have never ended up with a tattoo is purely due to there never being a tattoo parlour open when I'm inebriated.

On a rather sombre note, Mum called yesterday. My Nana K fell in the bathroom during the night and has broken her left hip. Due to the meds she's on for diabetes, high blood pressure and other elderly-related illness' they can't operate until tomorrow. It's a bit of a shock for her kids - they can't' handle her being fragile - but it sounds like they're all holding it together. Just.

I adore and admire my Nana so much. It's not often in this day and age you know someone who didn't have an indoor toilet until they were 82. Before she moved into the 'Retirement Village" every house she has ever lived in had an outdoor one. It was, in fact, her outdoor toilet where I had my first full-scale battle encounter with a frog.
My Tree thanks to slodwick

Since I'm bored

I'm willing to give that photo meme a try.

Tell me three things you want me to take a picture of and post in my journal-- besides me, that is. y'all know what I look like already (or maybe not). I'm talking about other, far more interesting things.