Archive for November, 2003
Well i woke up at 5:30 am and had a shower and got stuff together then john and i walked up to the station, i went to jacks then to the office then back to jacks carrying a big table. Tim and Don met me at jacks at about 6:50 we then loaded up the car and went off to the mall to set up, Richard arrived and unloaded his sound gear, and i played human ping pong between the mall, the inn and the pcyc.
It was a definate day of last minutes, a few technical glitches in the concert but mosty ok.
Anyway the pageant finnished on time and jen and i began our journey to the airport. We got to the airport, i mindied the car in the drop off zone while jen ran in and went to the dunny. Then she left and i went to check in.
I stood in line and eventually got to a counter, and i handed over my flight details thingy and she typed stuff in the computer i put my bags on the conveyer belt. Then the Qantas woman said “have you checked in already earlier today sir?” i said no asi had just arrived, she then told me that I was already booked in, which is very odd, like someone had already booked in earlier on my ticket, she she called supervisers who called supervisers who called supervisers until there where 4 qantas employees talking on phones and to each other all standing behind the little desk.
I dont know what they did but they printed out a boarding pass and took my bags so it all got sorted somehow, which is nice.
Tjhey let me on the plane and i’m now blogging from melbourne airport waint for my flight to launceston.
ahhhh the life of howie
welcome home tom
Lets blog my day and the day to come.
Well its 1:14 am and I just got home,
It all began at 8:32 this morning when my alarm went off, I got up and had a shower and went off to work, there was lots to do at work today because of tomorrows advent pageant, at about 3pm Don came and picked me up and we went off picking up hired equipment. At about 5:20 we returned, at 5:30 I met with Richard the sound dude we went and sussed out the pub like where we will get power from and stuff and also the mall whislt discussing the running of the day as we walked, the after that I got home a bit before 7, and read blogs and emails and sat on the toilet. Daniel De Berr came round to try on my tuxedo jacket for his formal, then I realised that my camera battery was missing. This is a big problem, so I looked everywhere making a mess of the place in my searching. Its not here! I had a panic attack as its needed by 7am tomorrow morning and without it I cant video the advent pageant nor can I take it to poatina for this other video stuff.
The only thing I could think of was to borrow steve bevis’s camera, the problem being that he lives in hazelbrook in the blue mountains, I gave him a call and whilst on the phone tom him before I asked to borrow his camera I asked if my battery was in his camera bag, he went away for a tick and came back and there was a pause and he said “yes it is” so I got off the phone and went up to the station and caught the train to the blue mountains I got the first train at 8:30 and arrived at Hazelbrook at 10:38. Steve was standing at the top of the stairs with a coke and a mars bar in his hand..what a champ, oh and the battery he had that too. We had a quick chat then I got on the 10:45 trian back to Sydney and arrived at Hornsby station at 1am And here I am home. I now have to try and get music onto a CD and also pack for going away.
Tomorrow I’m starting my day at 7am at jacks then setting up the pageant stuff, videong the pageant until midday then rushing off to the airport for a 2 pm flight to Tasmania. Then filming and meetings and stuff in tassie until Monday arvo when I fly back and arrive at 3pm, the catch the train to Hornsby and finnish off the Monday jacks shift, then come home and sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.
So I might not get to blog before Monday. Sorry. Don’t miss me too much.
I miss jo
I have 720 Fly buys points, I’ll be off to vanuatu before you know it
I’m coming home from work these days feeling quite tired, which I think is a good thing because I’m tired from doing stuff, not always physical stuff but you know lots of thinking and organising and stuff its good.
I get to fly to tassie on Friday, I love flying, and going via Melbourne on the way down so that’s 2 separate planes in one day.
Ryan asked me tonight if jo and I where going through some trouble tonight because of that last post. I have to say that to my knowledge myself and jo are going good, I guess me saying “to my knowledge” doenst give a good case for our relationship. Hmmm how else can I word it, oh I know.
Me and jo are going great guns!
I just thought it was a funny quote, I found it in an old email, I was cleaning out my inbox last night and sorting stuff into folders and came across and email with the “top ten rules for life” and it was one of the rules.
The five most essential words for a healthy relationship are “I apologize” and “You are right.”
You only ever need two tools: WD-40 and gaffa tape. If it doesn’t move and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn’t, use the tape
Tinku is here for dinner yip yip horay!
After getting to sleep at about 2:30am this morning my alarm went off at 6:40am..what a dog! I woke up and had my shower and messaged kaia, she said she would pick me up at 7:45 so I went back to sleep until 7:30. Then Kaia came with Lauren, Bronwyn and Dana. We drove out to Quakers hill for out state team day.
Jen, Lauren and I left at 1:30 cause we had to come back for café.
Café was fun, now I’m home I’m quite tired. Tonight might be a good night to be in bed before 10pm.
Well I’ve been editing the wedding video all day, i’m very close to finnishing the ceremony, which is good but then i have to do the reception.
Jo has gone away for a week now, i saw her off at the station today, I even offered to carry one of her bags, she gave me the light sleeping bag, good old jo, she knows how buff i am.
Had hot chips and gravy with david too.
Then later in the evening i was in the mood for a film after so much editing so myself chris and david went and saw Mystic River.
It was pretty good, a bit slow but still good. Clint Eastwood directed it.
Now its time to go do the dishes, and then copy a video.
Got state team day tomorrow, gotta get up early.
so england one the world cup, my predictions was looking close for a while but then it got dogged.
instead of watching the rugby myself david and jo all went to see a film we saw “school of rock” with jack black. It was mild! oh before the movie we had indian from “ramaj” the new indian resteraunt in hornsby mall, it was yum i had butter chicken and rice and a coke and cheese naan.
after the film wer stood around westfield discussing people who walked past. then it was off to the station where we met the drunk guy who showed us his spider bite and talked about his swallen genitals and told me i was a lucky boy having a girl hanging off me and that kids will be on the way soon.
He also said david was a beautiful man.
then we got on a train david stood up to get off at waitara but the trains first stop was chatswood so here we are blogging.
Matt brought up the topic of sheep, now I would like to throw in my 2 pennies worth of sheep talk. There’s nothing like having a yarn about sheep, sheering your stories with one another.
Who the hell decided that if you cant get to sleep you should count sheep?
I can understand if you’re a shepherd and you have to count your flock before you go off to sleep, but if this was the case you would also have to count them when you woke up just to make sure some of your sheep hadn’t caught a boat off to the middle east while you where sleeping. And also it shouldn’t be something you do to get to sleep because if you fall asleep half way through counting you will never find out how many sheep you have, you would wake up in the morning and start counting again but you wouldn’t know how many you had last night so your count would be meaningless and the fact that if counting sheep makes you sleepy then you would fall asleep again.
Maybe it was invented by a New Zealander “hey bro lits count ship” “oh yeah that id be choice”. Seeing as there is nothing else to do in a land that is over run by the wooley mammals. Infact it would probably be a good idea if everyone in New Zealand counted sheep before bed they could gather together everyone’s count and work out how many sheep they have in NZ
Tom while you’re in NZ do your part and count some sheep.
What about all the people who live in places where there are no sheep, do they lay awake all night wondering what the hell a sheep is and how am I supposed to count it if I don’t know what it is, there are probably whole countries full of people who are pumping themselves with anti-depressants and sleeping tablests because they all lay awake at night trying to count sheep. Not succeeding.
This is a global problem, and its high time someone did something about it!
Governments around the world should put out new strategies of sleep for their people, the Canadian government could tell their people to count Moose, the Americans could count the amount of stupid things that george w has said, The Tasmanians could count their heads, the russians could count the empty vodka bottles beside their beds. The list goes on, I say ditch the sheep unless your in the middle east then take the sheep, count them then eat them. But if your not in the middle east or New Zealand, don’t count sheep. Make it local, make it relevant, make it real.
I like to count the amount of cokes I have had in that day
Started early with a 7:17 wake up. Then an 8;00 team meeting followed by a shower and email check followed by a bit of office followed by a trip to the city followed by rough edges followed by a trip to hornsby followed by the office then soon it will be a trip to berowra then boys brigade then home then bed…ahhhh i cant wait for sleep.
i think i said “followed by” too many times in that post.
I am now officially broke, well i have 15 cents so i guess i’m not really broke, but i’m close.
stupid greater union and their late visa withdrawels. stupid available balance $0.00
oh well there is always the TEAR jar!