Archive for January, 2008
Well today was my first day in my new job, and unlike my other job i can talk about work as much as i want, I can even link.
It was a bit of a full on day, it was an all day staff meeting with the first half of the day being facilitated by someone from outside TEAR. Not a big fan of thos types of things, it was all about goals and dreams and strengths and affirmations. I dont enjoy that sort of thing, and to make matters worse it was friggen hot in the office, no aircon and one crappy little fan.
The second half of the day was better actually talking about roles and things coming up.
its gonna be a fun job i think and a challenging one too. And there is even $$$$$
The ABC now has a mac version of their ‘ABC Now’ widget. yay!
I could tell as I entred the cinema that this was not going to be my type of film. There was a lot of teenagers, a lot of whom were being noisy and anoying. I took my seat away from my allocated one.
During the movie i laughed once and i cant even remember what it was that made me laugh. I can see how people would enjoy this film, lots of sex jokes and lots of little quirky one liners so the entire teenage population will probably love it. Only a 2/7 for me.
I found a new taste sensation tonight that was a big surprise.
I had a chocolate wafer biscuit and there was some grated cheese on the chopping board so i put it on top of the biscuit and ate it. It was really good. Who would have though tasy cheese and chocolate wafers!
feel free to try it
poor little ham isnt any better after 2 weeks of soaking his foot in antiseptic. infact he is worse so back to the vet on tuesday
I went to the soul shop today to ask when my plan expires.
It expires on the 6th April!
Yeah baby thats exciting, then I can get a new phone and leave the soul-less soul.
The only thing i need now is for Apple to release the iphone in Australia by April 5. Otherwise my loyalness to nokia will continue.
some dodgy nut tried to scam me on ebay today. I’m selling an mp3 player that got donated to work and some scammer thought he could nab it, i showed him. Gave him a cyber punch to the head.
in other news tiny teddys are a good morning tea snack.
We have an op shop attached to our office and it is staffed by lots of little old ladies who volunteer each week.
Sometimes they pop into the office to ask us things or use our phones, photocopier etc.
Anyway a lady just came in to use our photocopier, whilst she was using it, the copier jammed so once she left jenny retrived one of the jammed sheets out of the bowels of the copier.
This is what she was copying, made me laugh, made me laugh even more knowing that a little old lady just copied it to show other little old ladies.
God went to the Arabs and said, “I have Commandments for you that will make your lives better.”
The Arabs asked, “What are Commandments?”
And the Lord said, “They are rules for living.”
“Can you give us an example?”
“Thou shalt not kill.”
“Not kill? We’re not interested.”
So He went to the Blacks and said, “I have Commandments.”
The Blacks wanted an example, and the Lord said, “Honour thy Father and thy Mother.”
“Father? We don’t know who our fathers are. We’re not interested.”
Then He went to the Mexicans and said, “I have Commandments.”
The Mexicans also wanted an example, and the Lord said, “Thou shall not steal.”
“Not steal? We’re not interested.”
Then He went to the French and said, “I have Commandments.”
The French, too, wanted an example and the Lord said, “Thou shall not commit adultery.”
“Not commit adultery? We’re not interested.”
Finally, He went to the Jews and said, “I have Commandments.”
“Commandments?” they said, “How much are they?”
“We’ll take 10.”
There, that should offend just about everybody.
I know it’s not friday, but would you care to divulge?
Today I had to go to a TEAR thing near broadway and as I arrived at central i remembered tom blogged about wanting steak and a movie today. So i called him and it just so happened that he was sitting in a pub with Matt at broadway about to have a steak so i got to join them. $5 steak and chips!!!!!!!!!! It was a good steak and good chips too all for $5 well actually I only payed 20cents for my steak cause tom payed for me.
It was a lovely lovely thing, steak and chips for a sunday lunch. Then i went to the TEAR thing and came home.
After church tonight jenny and I headed off to a surprise birthday party for one of our buddies we met through work a few years ago. It was fun also quite strange i’ve never really been to a party with drunk teens before. There was one boy just carrying around the bladder from a cheap cask wine, he sure did have class.
And some rather bulky boys sitting in a spa together!
Anyway it was an ok night.
We eventually got a treadmill on ebay and yesterday we headed up to saratoga to pick it up.
Stupid treadmill makes you hot and sweaty, i quit. maybe jenny will keep using it.
I have to say that this ‘Corey’ guy who had the big party is a bit of a noob. He thinks he the coolest guy ever.
Anyway this little game is a ripper, takes ages to load but its worth it.
my best is 271metres
Update! I just got 457m
I’ve wanted to watch this film for a while but have been to embarresed to pick it up at video ezy. Instead i’m blogging about it to the world. Anyway I watched it tonight, not becasue i thought it was going to be good i knew it would be crap and i wasnt dissapointed, it was crap!
I wanted to watch it cause it has become this massive teen cult movie, so i wanted to see what its all about.
In true ‘straight to video’ style it wasnt very good. The lip syncing to the music was hilarious.
anyway dont watch it, unless you are 15 and dont have any bindies left to suck un
The problem with being back at work is that I have nothing interesting to blog about. Therefore I should not be back at work but rather galivanting across the countryside finding things to blog about.
I start with TEAR in a few weeks, maybe there will be an interesting post then.
Today wife and I went to the XXXX Gold Beach Cricket. I bought tickets for jenny’s christmas present.
It was cool. Last year we watched it on tv and really enjoyed it.
The first game was Australia v England, which Australia won by by a whisker.
Here is my main man Mark Waugh in fine form!
the second game and region al final from the 2 days of games in Sydney was Australia v New Zealand. The kiwis won by over 20 runs.
It was a fun day, we all got free bright yellow bucket hats, there was even a streaker who after a long chase by security guards was met on the sideline by some friendly police.
The only thing that was a bit poopy was that when you watch it on tv all the players are mic’ed up and have ear-pieces in so you can hear the frivolity between players and the commentators interact with them. Well at the game you cant hear what the players are saying. It was coming through the PA really faintly, but the ground MC was pretty good.
I’d love to have this camera operators job
The other day I went to bunnings to look around for stuff to make a better outdoor enclosure for the boys. Normally we just take them out every few weeks in a plastic box with some water in it. But its time to get a bit more elaborate.
I give you ‘Ham and Pineapple’s Garden Retreat’
Market value for this 5 Star garden retreat is $42
animated characters interacting with live people doesnt work very well, acutally it worked well in ‘who framed rogder rabbbit’ but thats about it
Because of Ham’s injury we took the boys to a specialist reptile vet man this morning. The vet man checked out Ham’s foot and did a few tests on a water sample from our tank. Poor old Pineapple just came along for moral support for Ham and he ended up getting a syringe shoved up his butt hole. Ham didn get the probe and he was the sick one. Poor pineapple.
We have to change a few things but on the whole we are looking after the boys well. We need to bath hams foot in some stuff once a day for the next few weeks.
Now pineapple and I can do some father son bonding sharing our experiences of medical staff probing private bits.