Archive for March, 2008
You can’t come to Central Australia and not take some photos.
here are the 2 photos I have taken.
In a couple of hours i”ll e boarding a plane to come back to Sydney town.
Had a good time out here but looking forward to my home.
it’s a beautiful place out here.
I think the desert is broken. I flew out here on wednesday morning and since I have been here it hanst gone over 25 degrees. Today its all kind of overcast and dull. whats going on!!!
I want just one scortcher, a nice 45 degree day, oh how i love the heat.
In other news I have some seriously chunky,red dusty snot.
The last few days out here in the red centre have been busy busy busy.
I’m the video / web / other stuff guy. And today i did the Mala walk 4 time (it’s part of the walk around the base of uluru.
pluse many other jobs.
sleepy isnt it.
tonight could be a late one too.
I’m here in Yulara, (the resort next to Uluru).
I realised in my carry on luggage i had a pocket knife and sydney airport security didnt notice.
i found it when i took my laptop out when i got here.
its not heaps hot here, about to go get me a coke and then head off to do some work.
It’s 5:45am and i’ve already had my shower.
I’m off to Uluru with work today, in past years I have spent 2 weeks on a coach to get out there and back. This year I have the luxury of flying. But some noob booked me on the friggen 8am flight from sydney airport.
I should be able to get a little bit of blogging done whilst out there, and will return on sunday.
for the record, i booked my flight, all to save $60 i chose the early one…..deary deary me
that is the time my alarm is going off in the morning.
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you have probably already read the news on jenny’s blog. But if you are looking for a more offensive and insensitive version of events then please read on.
We got an email on Friday morning from the family who own the house we are staying in. They let us live here rent free while they have been in New Zealand for the last 2 years. It’s a tops house. and 5 bedrooms is just the right amount of space for the 2 of us. Anyway they emailed to say they are heading back to Australia probably at the end of June. Which is nice, if I lived in New Zealand i’d want to move back to Australia too.
To break it down for you, just in case you are thicker than a rugby league players neck, we have to find alternative accommodation. Apparently not only are they coming back to Oz, but they want their house back too.
Once we heard the news we jumped into gear and came up with a pretty weet option. Kmart is having a sale on 6 person tents, so we headed into Kmart but the dogs had sold all the tents. So that option is gone.
Leaving us with only a few other avenues to follow.
- Arrange for a close family member to take an early trip to heaven
- Guilt some rich person into giving us their home so they can pursue their life long dream to be a gypsy.
- Move all of our stuff into one of the ikea display apartments in Rhodes
- Buy a campervan and park it outside our neighbors house so we can use their unprotected wireless internet.
- Ask kevin if kirribilli house is still available.
- Look at renting our own place on our limited budget, probably somewhere like LaParouse, Cowan or Hunters hill.
- Buy a property and build a kit home from those magazine subscriptions where each month you get the next piece.
- pretend we have a sick child and go live in Ronald McDonald house
- Change the locks on our current place so the owners cant get back in
Which option do you recommend?
Today I got a letter at my old address, most weeks i seem to get mail there. things like ‘get this fancy new credit card’ or the friggin humane society who sends me mail all the time, in fact they send me more mail since i called up and asked to be removed from their mailing list.
Todays mail was the humane society, a superannuation one and one from a debt collector.
the debt collection letter was very short, it simply said it was acting on behalf of centrelink and that i owed the commonwealth $51
I thought this was a little odd, seeing as my last dealing with centrelink where in 2003 . The letter didnt explain why i owed them money so i found a phone number for centrelink and spent a good 20mins on hold.
Eventually i got to speak to a human who said i owed them $51 dollars becasue i got overpaind in some of my youth allowance payments. And that now centrelink had outsourced it’s debt collection.
they sure are quick at noticing things, oh look 5 years ago we paid this guy $51 too much over a year or so. Lets get our money! Some work experience kid was forced to clean out an old dusty filing cabinet in the basement of a centrelink office.
Thhe other day charcoal chicken in hornsby closed.
The best hot chips and gravy ever!
Cheap chips, friendly service. Ice cold coke.
Dark times ahead.
Today I was in the city for a work thing, I scored the job of standing at the resource table. It was pretty cruisy, listeing to music and chatting to people if they came to my table.
When it came to pack up time I did the usual. (pull out your phone and pretend to be on an important call)
But you can only do that for so long, i packed up some signs and moved some tables, then a female colleague of mine cam over to me as she was just verbally abused by a man when she went and asked if she could pack up that table he was sitting at. She asked if i could go over and have a go. So i went over and quietly asked the man if he wouldnt mind helping me pack up the table and chair. He didnt take to kindly to me asking that and stood up and swore at me a bit telling me it was his table, he then took a swing and punched me quite hard in the arm. Part of me would like to say he punched me in the head casue that would make the story more exciting but i’m kind of glad he only punched me in the arm. It was a good hit!
Being the super violent man that I am, I decided it was best to walk away.
In the end we let him sit at ‘his’ table for a while and someone a bit later had a go at packing it up. After some more verbal abuse he eventually let the team pack up.
In other news i saw ‘Vantage Point’ this evening, it was pretty good altough i was getting bored of watching the same thing over and over.
After a top lunch with sam comprising of a chicken burger, chips and a coke, Jenny and i headed to a 40th wedding aniversary surprise afternoon tea.
There is nothing better than the combination of old people and afternoon tea.
It is guaranteed there will be cakes, lollies and other edible delights. And i must say i was only slightly disappointed at the extreme lack of scones with jam and cream. Lift your game oldies, lift your game!
in other news, hello to Thane and Mike who I found out today like to stalk me online.
‘Cocaine is God’s way of saying you have too much money’
There anrn’t many things in this world that i hate, but the things that i do hate, i hate a lot.
Like dogs and their crap.
i just stepped in dog poo bare foot, you know the feeling, the squidgy sound followed by the slightly warm play dough type feeling of it moving up between your toeas and across the bottom of your foot.
I hate dogs and their bloody poo!
I going to wear shoes for the rest of my life, even to bed.
If you go to westie or for some reason you don’t have you keys, to get back into the office. You have to walk through the op-shop and out the back. Well the other day i didnt have my keys for some reason so i walked through the op-shop. To get to the ‘staff only’ door you have to walk past the change rooms.
I walked past and as i walked past there was a very old lady standing in the change room just in undies and and a bra, i know this because she had the FREAKING CURTAIN WIDE OPEN!!!!!!!!!!
I tell you what, i dont think i have ever opened a door so fast and got myself through it.
After work wife and I went to see ‘run fatboy run’.
It was a fun movie, simon pegg does good films, and this was no different. It was much more tame than ‘hot fuzz’ or shaun of the dead’ but it was still really good.
The story was predictable but tha didnt matter casue there was lots of funnies and quirky characters.
On this day in 2007 I sent myself an email that would arrive in my inbox in ine year.
well today i got it, i had forgotten about it, in fact i still can’t remember sending it.
Hello howie, you sexy man
Its friday morning and you are about to head off to turramurra high to build newspaper towers. jenny just sent you a link to some website that emails you in the future, hence this email.
jenny has a cute bum
If you are wondering how many train tickets I have managed to keep since the 4th of April 1997. It is 608
i’m glad I now work in glebe at least once a week because it has brought me much ticket love.