Archive for April, 2004
Its 11:42pm and I’m sitting in the office still. I’m about to start carrying stuff up the road to cafe. Been sorting stuff out all day. Its funny how my “days off” never really are days off. There is always work to do. Oh well part of works mission statement is “doing whatever it takes” And I think I live to that pretty well.
Its been a hectic week leading up to uluru, but a good week, it hast been negative, just hard work. And its only going to get harder in the next 2 weeks.
I still haven’t really processed the trip yet, like the fact that in 7 hours I will be on a bus with 20 something young people on a trip that will change their lives. I’m sure it will all sink in tomorrow as soon as I step on that coach.
This will be my last blog post for 15 days.
You may miss my blog a bit, but I think I will miss blogging more than you will miss my blog. Thankyou for reading my blog.
I thought about setting a challenge to beat 100 comments on this post while I am away. So then when I come home I feel really special, and I beat matts effort as the comment king.
So in order to spark up a commenting frenzy I need to say something controversial or something secret or a scandal or gossip.
So you heard it here first folks.
I heard a rumor that I am extremely good looking and that most ladies find me irresistible.
Have fun kiddies, be good. Miss you
I think i should try and be more romantic, make jo feel more special, cause she is special to me.
I’m a busy little beaver.
Today i went to the office and frantically ran around like a headless chicken. Pulling together the uluru trip.Its crazy all the last minute stuff to do, then it was time for jacks. At jacks we had our last meeting before uluru. That was good. Then after jacks me and steve zoomed off to belrose for the foundations course running out there. Finnished up there at about 11:30pm. Dave brought me the laptop. then we came back to hornsby and had some majic kebab before heading home. Where i am now blogging in bed with the laptop on my pillow.
There is way to much dog poo around the place at the moment.
Tassa poo used to be quite sparse, but since maggie has arrived having 2 dogs at home seems to have quadroopled out dog poo stakings. If you could buy shares in dog poo i would be a rich man.
The main problem in not the quantity but rather the placement. Hannah has stepped in dog poo twice in the last hour, meaning shoe cleaning and a mopping of all the downstairs floors.
The following search results have directed people to my blog this month.
2. howies halfpipe
3. making a halfpipe
4. 2004 email contacts of baltic guestbook
5. a store where i could by a halfpipe
6. build a halfpipe with play wood
8. cityrail mp3 announcement
9. daryl sommers
10. delta goodram
11. dogging sydney sex
13. get a halfpipe
14. how to build a halfpipe
15. how to halfpipe
16. howies work uniforms
17. little howies’ fun house
18. mark chopper reed
19. meaning of halfpipe
Yesterday was ‘Forest Family Fun Day’.
Earlier in the week Steve and I where meeting to discuss what we would do at fun day, like what activities and games we could do with the young people who where there on the day. We compiled a list of games and activities. Steve came back to me later in the week and told me that he was no longer able to help run games as he had to oversee the whole running of fun day. So it was now me that was in charge of games and stuff. We decided to go for messy games, involving shaving cream and chocolate sauce and stuff. Lots of shopping.
Then we arrived yesterday morning bright and early to set up stuff. Consulting maps and other fun day people. To cut a longer story a bit shorter, it turned out that in the end it was my job to oversee the whole area where youth stuff was happening which included all the novelty races, billy cart races, games, water balloon stuff and the people who where running and helping in those activities. I didn’t mind too much, I wasn’t overly keen on the idea but there wasn’t really any other options for people to do that. So I stepped up. It all went well, it didn’t go to plan, but it went well. Lots of young people around the place. The billy cart races ended up going non stop from midday til 4pm, not a brake between races. The starter of the billy cart races was a real trooper he was there for the whole time. He was telling me its his 4th year in a row doing the billy cart races. Kemp was good value too, she was only planning on volunteering from midday til 2pm but ended up coming at 11:30am and leaving with me at 5pm.
The messy games didn’t attract the hype we thought they would, but the young people who where involved in them had a lot of fun.
Mega phones are fun.
You know when you buy something from a shop and you use your bank card. The shop person always looks away when you are typing in your pin number.
Well I have been noticing lately that I turn away too when I’m typing in my own pin number.
Oh dear I hope I don’t see what my pin number is I might go off and spend all of my money.
Chris first bite of 8 burgers
I’m sorry Rachel.
I slammed Rach’s fingers in the car door last night, unintentionally but i’m still very sorry….
Tonight myslef, jem, chris, tom, david and anmol went to see Kill Bill Vol 2. And i have to say it was definatly not as good as the first one. Originally it was going to be one film, but then at the last minute quentins dash for cash overcame him and he split the film in half. I think as one whole film it would have worked much better, the first one was fun, in a gory kung fu kind of way, there where big fight scenes with swords and spurting blood and flying heads and flips and ducking and weaving. A lot more intense and interesting. Plus the first one had that freaky animation. This volume 2 didnt have anything like that. The fight scenes where mediocuer. the whole film just seemed like a bit of padding.
You know when you are with someone you know quite well, and both of you then begin talking to someone that your firend knows but you dont really know. Then your friend goes off to the toilet and you are stuck with the person you dont know very well. the conversation is very weak, its all just padding out until your friend comes back and there is a common ground again.
Well this film felt like that awkward conversation, it was just padding to fill in time while quentin reeps in the bucks.
on the other side of the coin there where some good bits to the film, The old kung fu master was very cool. He was a bit of an exhadurated sensai from “the karate kid” probably sensai’s mean uncle.
I have decided to start giving films ratings and i give Kill Bill Vol 2
I need to move my blog, its going to move to thehowie.net/blog but I just have to get around to doing that. Chris is going to help me, I should work on template ideas to show him. I made a prototype image to see what I want thehowie.net to look like.
I really should get a move on, I’m paying for a server that I’m not using.
Here we see the sheer enjoyment displayed across Tom’s face as he watches two members of the opposite sex have a rumble on the floor.
(you see tom was behind the photos on Rach’s blog)
I have been dreaming and thinking about my perfect job a lot lately, the last month or so.
I think my perfect job would be to have a David letterman style show on Australian TV every week night at about 10:30pm. “Late night with Howie”. I think its something I would love, having interviews with people having scripted conversations but also having to very quickly ad lib and make up stuff to respond and make the interview spark. Have musical guests, silly skits and pranks. I think I would have an element to the show like Merrik and Rosso with the way they just let the audience throw questions at them. I love it. I love it. So if anyone wants to hook me up I’m quite happy to take the chair. Even radio I would be happy to start on radio.
It was not Donny Jaffa who inspired me, its been a life long dream, from back in the days where I was obsessed with Hey Hey its Saturday.
God bless Daryl Sommers.
If I go to all the work things I’m scheduled to go to it will mean I’m going to spend 72 days away this year. That’s 19% of the year. Poor kemp.