Archive for November, 2005
I made an itunes playlist called ‘the howie collection’
A collection of songs and artists that i really like, but not just that i like but songs and artists that have been a bit significant for me, some funny some serious and some that make me dance inside.
click here to view it. (you will need itunes)
Well got my laptopt back from the apple shop today.
A new power supply and a total reinstall of everything. Its good to have her working again especially the part that means i have wirless internet at home.
tonight as I was walking home from commy dinner I walked past the park. Outside the park was 2 cops and 2 men talking to the cops.
I walked past them and as I was walking past the TAFE a man came jogging out of the carpark in the dark. He saw me and slowed down and then walked beside me asking me how I was going and how was my day? He was a friendly chap he then asked me what was happening at the park and if I saw anything. I told him that there was some cops and 2 men they were standing around chatting. He said good ok, and swore a bit then he told me to have a good night and ran off into the distance.
then as I was walking through the lane near my house I heard a rustle in the bushes and then the man appeared again from behind a shrub and said “oh few its just you again” He then asked if there were any cops following me. I said no. He then walked beside me again. chatting away, he told me what he had done and talked about how he was probably going to get a fine and a call from the cops in the morning. then he ran off into the distance again and I walked on home.
I just stepped on a thumb tack in bare feet. When i lifted my foot up to remove the painful little bugger i noticed that not only was a tack inbedded in the bottom of my foot but there was also a small photo that the tack was poking through.
Well today the petition to Greater Union was printed off and i attached the comments that you people left.
I’m posting it tomorrow to Greater Union Hornsby and also the head office in the city.
Hopefuly they will take our comments seriously and they will look into the negative implications of allocatred seating.
I bought this bingo board game thing from target on Saturday. And I think this $10 game has sparked an addiction to bingo within me. Oh its so fun. Will my number come up next?
Jenny and I have played a couple of times over the weekend and its great we cant just play with one bingo card each we are playing with three each.
I cant wait til I get old and get to go play it down the club. Each Tuesday I’ll play 6 cards and take on my arch rival Beryl who is also vying for the prestigious meat tray.
I do like Indonesian people
Also dont forget the old podcasts are all on the podcasts page up the top.
Well today I was up at sparrows fart to go up to the park. We were having a Christmas concert thing at work today and I was meeting the people with the stage at 7:30 in the morning at the park.
I got the park and there were 3 trucks waiting there with 5 council workers leaning against one of the trucks. They were waiting for a go ahead to put up the stage as it was quite overcast.
The got the green light and began erecting the stage. Which I might add I don’t know why it needed 5 people all they seemed to do is press lots of buttons a control panel and hydraulics were moving and un folding the stage right before my eyes. It was a cool stage, big, high off the ground, it had a roof and stairs. It is on wheels and gets toed behind a big truck.
I like stages.
Eventually our hire truck arrived which was full of riser boxes. ON the way into the park it manages to wipe out a massive branch on some tree which upset the groundskeeper who was already edgy from the stage guys running over a hedge.
We got the risers out of the truck and set them up in front of the big stage to make more performance space. They are big heavy boxes covered in carpet so first we put down some tarps underneath them so they didn’t get all mucky.
Then it was time to set up the PA system. My sound guy arrived and began unloading his stuff and setting up. We finishes setting up the PA and after a couple of disagreements on CD choices to hear while we were testing the PA we began testing the mics, starting with choir mics and a saxophone mice and then eventually on to the radio hand held mics. This is were the problems began. We tested one radio mic and had it set to go and then the heavens opened up.
It was less than an hour until showtime!
We had no cover for the PA mixing desk and the risers were going to get soaked. I grabbed my mobile and called jenny and asked her to go buy tarps quick and bring them to the park.
She emerged a few minutes later with 3 massive tarps. We put them over the sound desk and the risers.
Meanwhile all the kids had arrived and were ready for the concert to start. All these little primary school kids standing around in their little rain coats and umbrellas. And others seeking refuge under small verandahs of a building behind the stage.
But the show went on. In the pouring rain. We began with 1 radio mic and as the concert went on, the PA was improvised, most things had to get disconnected because of the rain, for some reason expensive equipment doesn’t like moisture.
The sound man was squatting under a tarp out in the pouring rain trying to make at least a few more mics operational. We got there! The whole concert ended up being done with just 3 radio mics and everything else unplugged due to flood conditions in front of the stage.
Not even any fold back so performers could hear their backing tracks or their voices.
The crowd dwindled as the rain kept falling after each item the performers would leave. With the audience shrinkling and shrinking and our clothes getting wetter and wetter.
I was soaked the sound man was soaked, we had to keep running back and forth from the stage to the mixing desk and so forth to make sure some from of organized chaos was heard through the PA.
Then after it was all over and packed away, a lot of wet cables were rolled (not by me I was off at another work thing). And equipment was put in front of heater to thaw out so it could be returned to the hire company. And the sound man took home all his gear. Probably some sick gear but hopefully a stint in the sun will dry it out for another day.
By 2pm I was wrecked but oh now not over yet then it was off to a meeting at a school.
After the meeting it was relax time, a quick dash to Westfield then I went to jennys house and fell asleep.
Happy Birthday Ty
This photo is my present to you.
click here to listen to her whisper sweet nothings
Since I joined up with this new optus pore paid mobile thing, I often find myself with a lot of credit at the end of each month. So last night tom and I took advantage of this and made some international calls. We called a couple of Radio stations in new york but never got through to a person. We called some casinos in las vegas but not really much luck there either. In the end we called some blockbuster video stores in London.
We had a long chat with a very friendly blockbuster employee, it was fun we talked about Sydney and he talked about London and the top 5 dvds at the moment. We just found the numbers of places by searching for stuff in google.
So much fun, some people find it a bit strange that two boys from Sydney are calling them just to say G’day.
Q: How many customer service representatives does it take to change a
A: 5. One to incorrectly diagnose the problem, 2 to repeat the first
rep’s notes to the customer, and one to inform the customer that the
lightbulb changing service is no longer available in that location.
Q: How many Bush Administration officials does it take to screw in a
A: None. There is nothing wrong with the light bulb; it’s condition is
improving every day. Any reports of it’s lack of incandescence are
totally unfounded, and the result of delusional “spin” assaults from the
fanatic, elitist, liberal media. That light bulb has served honorably,
and anything you say undermines the lighting effect and dims it’s ego.
Why do you hate freedom?
In some sad news, the release dat of the best of ‘hey hey its saturday has been put back to the 24th of November.
But the good news is that that is only 2 more sleeps away.
I’m going to have a hey hey night, first watching the new dvd then watching the final episode of hey hey. I”m not sure when the night will be but stay tuned.
i feel like a nerd.
If by chance you decide to mow the lawn, do not do so if you are only wearing shorts. Especially if the lawn mower does not have its catcher on the back, and especially not if the grass has not been cut for several months. The result is quite painful and a tedious process of removing chunks of rock and stick from the outer flesh of the lower leg proceeds the task.
this website deserves a click.
bowen put me on to this website.
Friday night was “the boys night”. Tom, David, Anmol and myself went to Macquarie centre to see ‘kiss kiss bang bang’.
It was a really good film. And Greater Union at Macquarie doesn’t have allocated seating!
I had never even heard of this film, so it was a real pleasant surprise. It was very funny and had everything a good film needs, very quirky characters and funny narration. I don’t think I have seen many Val Kilmer films since top gun.
I give it 6 / 7.
Saturday well yesterday was yet another instalment of ‘shirts off summer’. Jo, David,Tom Hannah and myself went to freshwater beach for a dip. The water was much nicer than last week when jenny and I went, it didn’t seem any way near as cold. After beaching it for a couple of hours we went and had lunch at a hamburger joint in hardboard.
Then to cap of a lovely day Jenny and I went to see Sons of Korah. And as usual they were really good they also had Cam Semmins doing a few poems so that was fun.