Archive for September, 2006
it seems that jenny and i both have contracted some sort of stomach bug, nausia and the like. not pleasent and i’m going to stump tomorrow i dont really like te thought og camping and being sick.
scotch finger biscuits think they are so damn good with their finger like shape and there perferation down the middle so you can break them into two bite sized fingers.
The perfiration doesnt work!
You try being gentle but it breaks all over the place, you ttr being roung but it breaks all over the place.
scotch finger biscuits you are no longer my friend
was just in hornsby and a friggen bird crapped on my face!
thats right the side of my face recived the wrath of a birds butt hole. What the hell did i do to that bird, nothing.
from this day forth i now officially hate birds.
A Jihad on all birds!
the other day in all my nerdness i downloaded a little freeware game that is a train simulator.
most of the writting in the game inst in english but its still fun. I can only get to the 3rd station so far.
I”m such a nerd
I’m so manly, out there on a sunny day mowing the lawn after filling a jeri can with petrol from the BP.
Wearing my work boots.
Oh i’m such a good husband out there making the lawn look pretty for the wife.
the woman part of me is that i have had to take a break from mowing, i’ve done the front yard and the verge out the front. but boy oh boy i have some big blisters on my feet. i’m not sure if real men stop mowing cause they get blisters from their work boots. so now i’m sitting inside applying cream to my wounds.
I’m so manly
probably should have gone to a medical centre and got stitches
Well today i manged to get some photos of the kebab for you.
all the plaques around try to fool the public into believing its a statue that pays tribute to the rich mining industry in WA and it was built to celebrate the 1 Millionth resident of WA.
But we all know that its really a symbol of meat! (or tofu), a celebration of the 1 millionth backyard bbq held in WA.
today was one of the best days ever!
Over the last week or so i have been feeling weaker and weaker! no energy to face the day.
Today i was energised. Today we found a Westfield!
Oh yeah, i had a craving for donuts since we got to WA and it seems that western australia is a pretty much donut free zone. but westie delivered with a donut king!
I feel so much better, i have had that big multinational hug that i have missed ever so much. Thanks for being there for me westfield.
these are my new sunnies that i got today, $90 off!!!!!
they change colour.
dont worry tom they dont look the same as yours
tonight jenny and i went to the burswood casino for dinner.
here is a few photos from the last week or so, i have taken many photos but just putting these few up for now.
The bussleton jetty, the longest wooden jetty in the southern hempisphere, 2km long.
The tree top walk just outside of walpole! my gosh walpole was a hole but the treetop walk was cool.
60 metres of ladder straight up a big tall tree, OH&S is no problem in WA, was cool but had damn sore legs after climbing up and down.
the pemberton tramway, i love trains and trams and this was pretty cool, although the driver kept stopping to point out wildflowers and that got boring.
this was the Nglingi caver whihch was really cool. the cave was hue and lost of well lit paths and stuff and no anoying guide you guide youself.
Yesterday was steam train day! i love steam trains, much different to riding a train in sydney, in WA the ohand s talk was “welcome aboard, feel free to hang out the windows and you can leave the doors open if you want and lean out, just watch out for trees close to the track”
so i took advantage of that and hung out the door.
yum this is last night dinner using the room service type thing in our hotel.
i had a steak sanwhihc and it came ina box, never had a sandwich in a box before it was really yum.
while i’m talking about our hotel it seems to be a requirment that all staff memebers have a cold.
Once upon a time there was a young man named howie. He was a strapping young man who had recently found himself an exquisite wife and they where gallivanting across the countryside in south west WA.
One early evening howie went out into the back garden to chop some wood so that he could make a fire to ensure that his new wife was warm and comfortable.
Being the smart thinking, wise old chap that he was, he decided that he didn’t need shoes on, “real men don’t wear shoes when they chop wood” he thought to himself.
He proceeded to the shed to get the axe.
Boy oh boy was he making his wife proud, chopping wood right left and centre, big swings over his shoulder mixed with gentle little taps to ensure there where several different sized pieces of wood.
After there was enough wood chopped he began to use his upper body strength and carry the chopped up wood to the house. On finishing up he returned the axe to the shed and closed the big metal sliding door. It wouldn’t shut properly, he put some weight into it, still not shutting. Howie then put as much force on the door as he could physically muster, not paying attention to the fact that his right foot had moved extremely close to the door.
If you don’t like blood now is a good time to turn away as what happened next casues the spurting of liquid red stuff to cover howies big toe and drip down through to the concrete and across the grass.
You see he shut the shed door onto his big toe!
Oh it hurt!
A nice deep slice into the top of his right big toe, being in a holiday house the house was not equipped with the normal first aid resources. No detol or bandages or swabs.
Howie hat to improvise, alchaolic hand wash was the result, 66% ethanol. Probably hurt more putting that stuff on than it did slamming a giant shed door on the toe.
The moral to this story is its fine to chop wood in barefeet as long as you don’t keep your axe in a friggin big shed with a stupid damn hard to close door.
it would be fare to say that jenny is my favourite wife
bussleton maccas is getting good business from us using their telstra hot spot. i wouldnt be surprised if we are the only people who ever use it.
yesterday we headed back tp pemberton so we could go on the pemberton tramway. It was a lot of fun first we had lunch at the pemberton chicken shop which has a bit of a multi national, fast food joint kind of feel but a 1986 version. wooden benchs and green lino covered tables. very nice, good chicken a highly recomended food spot. for some reason the girl who served us was wearing a headset, but they have no drive thru!
the tram was fun it weaved through the forrest with the dirty old man driver giving us a commentary on the wild flowers as we went by.i do like trams and trains, it was a pretty ugly tram but it did the job.
on satruday we go back there for a steam train trip.
we seem to be getting in trouble fomr people for blogging and checking emails whilst on our fun-ey-moon. well to you people i say this, poo bumm wee its our honeymoon and we would like to spend some of it on the internet. and anyhoo we cant spend all the tiome doing honeymoon things!
interprit as you will!
in other news, we went to the tree top walk thing down in the middle of knowhere, we drive for like 500 hours to end up at a town that looked kind of major on the map but in reality it was a hole.
the town was walpole, it had a shop or two and a park. the tree top walk was really cool, but the town was crap. It seems that since i have been on this honeymoon i have stumbled across interesting facts or events in the towns history, eg perth with the falling over tree and busselton with the barrel on a stick.
well today the town of walpole proudly displays a sign reading “tidy town entrant 2006″
they arnt winners, they arnt finallists they arnt anythig they are just entrants, any town can enter! The dirtyist scum bucket of a town could ben an ‘entrant’. on the flipside it was quite a clean town but thats probably becasue there is nothing there, its not even worth chucking your used maccas wrapers out the car window as you whiz by, it would be offensive to the macccase refuse.
on the way back we went to pemberton now that is a tops town, mostly becasue it has a tramway and steam train. but it aslo has gloucester tree, a 60 metre pluss tall treey that has a winding ladder up its trunk made from steel rods driven into the trunk. an OH&S time bomb! it was fantastic i climbed to the top it took a while but it was worth it.
that is all, now its time to go home and eat frozen pizza, well i wont eat it frozen but it will be frozen until i cook it then eat it.
well since i last blogged jenny and i have left perth in our little hire car that we have called’cindy’
cindy is some little ice cream container on wheels, i cant remember what flavour it is, maybe dihatsu?
anywe its brand new when we picked it up it only had 26km under its belt.
we travled 222km south of perth to pepermint grove beach which is our home town until saturday morning, we have a cool house that looks out over the water, we cant quite see africa but we are sure its out there.
still sick, lots of coughing and jenny has it now too, so we are both snot heads although here voice doesnt sound like barry white.
today we are in busselton it has a mega long wooden jetty, infact is 1.8km long and we walked it. it has a train, but the train is not running, it also has an underwater viewing place at the end but it was closed due to bad visibility underwater.
bussleton is a bit like perth in thee way that it was founded by a momentous occasion and ceremony, perth the chopped down tree well busselton was founded by the first settlers in 1836, they put a wodden barrel on a 30 foot pole.
still fun though, i just had the biggest hamburger in the world, ok maybe not the biggest its no way near as big as perths ginat kebab but it was still big.
Jenny and i jst went for a walk from our hotel in search of some dinner and just to wander a bit.
the person at the airport was right perth is pretty dead on a sunday night.
however we did stumble across a few little gems.
There is a statue in a park near our hotel, and i’m sure its not a giant kebab but from a distance and in the dull evening light it looks like a big skewer with bits of meaton it. (for the vegie readers it could also look like bits of tofu, cucumber etc)
so thats fun a giant kebab in the middle of the city. We also ran int ken bruce in maccas, i enjoy running into people i know in strange cities.
the other thing i found amusing is we walked past the place where perth was officialy founded. it was a plaque on the ground that said
THIS CITY WAS FOUNDED ON THE 12TH AUGUST 1829 BY THE FELLING OF A TREE NEAR THIS SPOT
what a way to found a city, oh i think i might start a city, what is something momentous i could do, i know i;ll knock down a tree then declare this spot a city. we shall call it perth and it shall be home to the worlds largest kebab.