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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

I've been away in Melbourne for three days and I'm tired, it's almost midnight and I need to get to bed so I can get up at 6:30 tomorrow and re-imerse myself in the family routine. But I would like to do a good blog entry, and since a large percentage of the population can't tell the difference between me and Denny anyway, I'm going to reprint a post she put on her blog yesterday .  it's funny cos it's quite true - (except the part where she claims to be better looking, and I notice she doesn't mention how much taller and smarter I am) - but anyway here you are:

I’m getting tired of people mixing me up for Cathy. It’s funny though, because although people are always thinking that I’m her, the reverse does not seem to occur (I look like her but she doesn’t look like me?) While I get questioned about my cake business and my animation work and told at school that Yes, Zoe can attend Zali’s party (that’s nice, but Zali’s not my daughter), I’m pretty sure that people don’t try to talk with her about her braindead administration work for Australia Post (though come to think of it no one does with me either). And the basketball umpire seems to be able to tell the difference between us on the court as Cathy is not getting pinged for my fouls and I’m not getting credit for her goals. Maybe it’s the big number on my back? Perhaps if we wear numbers all the time people will be able to tell us apart. Or possibly I should wear a sticker that says “Not Cathy” on my top.

Mostly, I just try to stumble through the conversations to avoid making the other person feel embarrassed. Yes, the cake business is doing well, summer is always busy with weddings. No, that’s alright, I’ll get some information to you about the Pixel Pinkie forms later. It probably makes me look like Supermum because whilst holding down 2 interesting jobs (one full-time, one part-time) I’m at school drop offs and pick ups and also serving on the uniform stall and the school fundraising committee. I play up to four different sports and even sometimes appear at Big W in the middle of the day.

For my part, I do not think I look like Cathy. I would say that we might sound the same and have the same mannerisms and of course a bit of shared history, but that’s where the similarities end. Obviously, I am WAY BETTER LOOKING – though no one seems to notice this either. I am trying to work out how this mixing up can work for me and the best strategy I can think of is sending her along to job interviews on my behalf. She never fluffs them like me. I’m great at the written submissions, but it usually ends badly a few weeks later.


Big Night Out Saturday, 21 November 2009
Black and White Sunday, 8 November 2009
Technology problems Thursday, 5 November 2009
Mum is a Make Caker Wednesday, 21 October 2009
The Blues Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Stripey Cupcakes Thursday, 17 September 2009
Jett's Boat Trip Sunday, 6 September 2009
T-Shirt crazy Sunday, 9 August 2009
Christening Cake Friday, 31 July 2009
Cupcakes Take 2 Friday, 31 July 2009
Birthday Cupcakes Take 1 Friday, 31 July 2009
Yum Wednesday, 22 July 2009
leaf cupcake x 200 Thursday, 16 July 2009
happy birthday to me! Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Some sporty cakes Saturday, 4 July 2009
Random thing #3 Sunday, 28 June 2009
Midwinter Dinner Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Black and White Saturday, 13 June 2009
Newspaper Cake Sunday, 24 May 2009
Sticking to the brief Sunday, 24 May 2009
and the cake.. Sunday, 17 May 2009
Little Moment in Craft #5 Thursday, 7 May 2009
Cake in a day Saturday, 4 April 2009
Science Saturday, 4 April 2009
NOW Google has all the answers Sunday, 15 March 2009
Saturday Mornings Tuesday, 10 March 2009
reduce, reuse, recycle Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Cupcakes Sunday, 8 February 2009
Big Week Friday, 6 February 2009
Groom self destructs on way to wedding! Saturday, 24 January 2009
Tasmazia Saturday, 24 January 2009
Lovely Zali Monday, 5 January 2009