I”m sooo tired!
Archive for Sunday, June 29, 2003
Well its 6am and I just finished editing the Uluru video, its ok I wouldn’t say it’s the best thing I’ve ever made! It was hard to make due to the masses of photos and not much video footage to sort through plus I was trying to keep the contents of the video in chronological order which made editing tedious at times. As usual whenever I or tom make videos something goes wrong along the way somewhere, this video had its fare share of problems, with the camera dying 10mins after leaving Sydney to the replacement camera only having one 40min battery, to the computer being a dog. At the moment I have this finished video on the computer but of course I can’t get it off the computer because there is some error. It’s always the way, just when you think it’s all done and you can go to bed for 3hours it all goes pear shaped and the computer wont export….
I might have to call David in the morning, it is the morning, and well I might have to call him later in the morning, although it’s his birthday today so I also don’t want to call him, but I need the video…oh…stupid computers.
Yesterday on the train on the way to Rough Edges, there was an englich gentleman sitting a few seats behind me, he was talking on his phone in a very posh proper accent, then suddenly he raised his voice and said “I DONT EAT CHEESE, YOU’VE NEVER SEEN ME EAT CHEESE, I’ll see you there goodbye”. It was very funny.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR DAVID, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
People look up some really strange stuff in search engines, someone just typed “women pissing in the shower” in msn search and it linked to my blog to this post
I really really dont like witchcraft and tarot and voodoo and all that stuff star signs and and stuff it makes me feel really strange, like something i dunno i just get this weird feeling in my body when i’m around that stuff, even harry potter.
Well as you can see the new “upgraded” blogger is quite good, it posted that last one twice without me even asking it to. I hate new blogger.
Here I am getting distracted from editing; I have done 5 minutes and 26 seconds.
Not bad for a whole day I’d say!
It looks ok, I think its defiantly watchable, I do however think that I defiantly wont be going to bed on Saturday night that after David’s party I will edit the night away and most of the morning in order to have it finished by midday Sunday, but that’s life.
I think that’s all I have to say..sorry it’s boring
Today blogger made a stupid move. It gave everyone the new version of blogger, which is slow, un responsive and ugly. Stupid blogger i want the old one back this sucks. Stupid bastards.
Ryan moveable type is getting vert tempting!
Ryan’s post is 1,814 where as mine is a mere 1,018. Ryan also had an extra day to write his and he had mine as a guide of something to beat. The fact of the matter is that I think his is better but I don’t want to admit it. So I need to make up as many excuses as I can to make it look like Ryan had an unfair advantage. Did I mention he is older than me, meaning that he has had more years than me to refine his creative writing skills. He has also been blogging for over 3 years.
There is still hope maybe everyone else thinks his is boring and they would rather go and sit on a milk crate in the middle of a toilet block, than read his Appin post. Or of course on the other hand maybe people love it so much they have cancelled their trip to Noosa just so they can keep reading it over and over and over.
I have now read Ryan’s post twice and I have enjoyed it both times, in fact not only have I cancelled my trip to noosa I have also bought a UPS. (uninterrupted power source) so that if I have a blackout I can still see Ryan’s Appin post glowing on my screen, it will guide me in my hour of darkness and shed light on my blackened home.
I would just like to say that I seriously enjoy being silly!
Tom said “I probably don’t vote because I don’t like to encourage competition. Except Bible competitions. They are all right. People can get aggressive with each other, and fight for glory if they are learning the Bible. God likes that.”
The real reason he isn’t voting is because he cant choose between us, and if he does choose one of us over the other we might stop being his friend, which is probably true I mean our friendship with tom is pretty flimsy anyway.
So people I leave the voting up to you but in true Christian style we are both winners whatever the outcome.
I did it I did it! I put a picture in my blog without any help, who’s a little geek who’s a little geek? The answer to that question is still Ryan.
Tinku has a blog now, well he doesn’t know that yet because he isn’t home, but when he gets home he will know that he has a blog.
I have a new photo on my blog as you may have noticed. This photo was taken by Chris on the way home on the train from David’s birthday last year. David, Adam and Jem where a bit under the weather, so Chris and I amused ourselves by making fun of those under the weather and posing for photo’s, I found the empty bottle on the train and held it up, then SNAP there it was documented. I hate wine.
THE GREAT BLOG OFF!
Below is a post all about Tinku and his trip to Appin this morning, your job is decide out of my post and Ryan’s post which is the longest and most interesting version of the story.
I guess just write in our comments and tell us what you think.
The looser has to buy the winner lunch in the food court
Whilst curled up in my bed, dreaming of being a panellist on “the panel”. By the way I often have this dream! Most of Sydney was awake, and off to work. Jo French stayed over here last night and we had a night of frivolities, the late last night Jo arranged with Tinku that he would drive her to work. Now Jo works in Liverpool and it’s a long way from Hornsby to drive, especially if you are Tinku, you see I don’t think Tinku has ever woken up before midday in his life so not only today did he have to wake up but he also had to wake up damn early and drive to Liverpool. Him and Jo left home at 7:15 am and began their journey to Liverpool through the outskirts of this great beautiful city. The two arrived at Liverpool at 8:30am and said their goodbyes maybe even a kissy, then at 8:35am Tinku was on the road again, this time alone. Jo had given him some directions on the best way to get home from Liverpool, and Tinku remembered one of the directions was to take the Hume Highway. He managed to traverse the streets and roads of south western Sydney until he stumbled across the Hume Highway, it was now he realised “this is the way home” and turned onto the Highway, He drove and drove and drove thinking to himself about how clever he was finding his way home so quickly, he thought about what he could do once home again like sleep, I’m sure he was thinking about sleep. Signs flashed past but he kept pedal to metal and continued his trek home.
After the second sign informing him of campbletown exits he began to wonder if this was the way home? Then it clicked “this is wrong” he had hit the south western rural urban fringe of Sydney and we all know that if you hit the south western rural urban fringe of Sydney you are not close to Hornsby. The landscape turned from suburbia to semi rural to dead set farms and sheep and stuff. There was an exit in sight he could finally turn around and head back to Liverpool so that he could head back to Hornsby. The exit was Appin, a fine little town south of Campbeltown where the locals sit on the footpath in deckchairs watching people use their town as a turn around spot so they can head back to Hornsby. Tinku glanced up and saw a sign saying “22km to Wollongong”.
If it wasn’t for wrong turns most off us would never get to see interesting things, like how may times have you gone out driving and turned down the wrong street or wrong highway or something and afterwards thought “that was a crazy street” or “I’m glad we made that wrong turn cause now I have something to write about in my blog”. Wrong turns are an essential part in our developments as a race and as people spiritually, we wouldn’t know ourselves if we always went the right way we would be lost souls, but instead of being lost souls due to getting lost we are now no longer lost. That’s the problem with big city by pass roads and tunnels, it eliminates the chance of getting lost and taking the wrong turn there fore you end up having an un stimulating day and eventually if you keep driving that way your brain will freeze and you will die.
Three lefts make a right, this is also the case with wrong turns I think it is safe to say that three wrong left turns makes a right right turn. I’m so intellectual!
After departing the lovely precinct of Appin which just so happens to be the town next to cataract which is where Blackstump is held. Tinku began up back up the Hume highway towards Sydney but still a fare way from home about 78 km in fact. So its still early in the morning he could have been home by now back in bed dreaming about Hindi film stars but instead he is driving north along the Hume Highway towards the other side of Sydney in fact he is heading for the Northern Rural Urban Fringe of Sydney, he wont quite reach the rural urban fringe but he will come close. You see Hornsby is situated in a gap in the Northern Rural Urban Fringe, to the east is bushland then terry hills which is on the fringe and to the west is dural which is also part of the fringe but Hornsby is a bit rebellious in geographical terms as it is still part of dense residential zoning.
Back past the Liverpool exit Tinku drove but this time he was going to right way, the way home. Unless of course he lived in Appin then this whole post would be a complete and utter waste of time and bandwidth. So lucky for me he lives in Hornsby.
He arrived home at 10:45 after leaving home at 7:15. Not bad for 3 and a half hours, well done Tinku. Its probably the best way you are going to experience Sydney if you just get in the car and drive around, just drive down a road and think to yourself “yeah I might turn here” then do it, you will get lost, and you will find it hard to find your way home, but at least your brain wont freeze up and die. I just spat on the monitor, sorry tom.
We are all very proud of Tinku’s efforts and I am sure we all hopes he does something similar soon, don’t be embarrassed, its not embarrasing to go on an unexpected journey, its spontaneous and courageous. Its Mighty and Flexible. It’s not something to feel bad about, sure you wasted $20 bucks on petrol and lost an extra hours sleep but you gained so much. You are the hero of today.
So to all of you out there in blog land I say this to you.
Go get lost!
It’s good to see we finally have a woman’s opinion on all this talk about women, thanks for joining Jo!
Of course it is plain to see that I’m a S.N.A.G due to my accurate perception of women and their wants and needs. For instance McDonalds is a cuisine that all women love and desire. Not only that as I said they will pay for them selves which is better for everyone because then it doesn’t break the budget if you want a McFlurry as well.
Today I got up at 11am and got a message saying that my tapes had arrived from the Northern Territory, so I headed up to the Fusion office where they had put my mail in the pigeon hole I had made for myself the other day.
Then I came home and spent the day capturing video, capturing is the most long and boring process, that was the good thing about linier editing there was no capturing it was just tape to tape. But you do get a much nicer end product from non linier editing. After capturing for most of the day I stopped so Tinku could watch a Hindi movie and I had a sleep cause I had a bad head ache, then I woke up and helped make dinner with Jane tom and Tinku then has another sleep cause my head still hurt, my head ache finally went away during dinner which was a great relief.
Now I’m blogging.