Archive for April, 2009
last week I blogged about the doona that you wear around the house.
Well this is even better.
for some reason 7-elevens go hand in hand with Indians.
A few years ago Tom and I spent a night calling 7-Eleven stores all over the world and having conversations with them. I think they where all Indian people who answered the phone.
This morning on the train into work there was 3 indian boys sitting across from me. They began talking about what they where going to do when they had finished school. One of them said ‘My dad is going to buy me a 7-Eleven franchise, then another boy said “oh me too”. The third said his uncle worked for 7-elven and he too would probably run his own store.
The stereotype continues.
Today I was working in the blue mountains at the Bevis house. I had to do a lot of transferring of video files to a portable hard drive for posting to Melbourne.
Transferring 185GB of video footage onto a USB hard drive takes around 2 hours I have discovered.
The day got better with some lunch and fun with Debbie, Jenny and Oscar.
Last night whilst watching Top Gear an ad came on for pretty much the coolest invention ever.
Once the ad had finshed we thought maybe it was a joke as it looked like it cost about $3.50 to make the ad.
It’s a doona suit. You wear it around the house, Oh i ffel like a nap I might just lay down. No need to go get a blanket I’m wearing one.
Anyway someone buy me one.
You’re so vain, you probably think this blog post is about you.
I have concerns for our son, He really loves looking at himself in the mirror and smiling. If it begins at this age imagine what he will be like when he is a teenager.
I think we may have got ourselves a little metro ladies man.
for the last few years I have been using imperial leather soap, I know I know it makes you smell like a nursing home but I like the smell. But Imperial Leather soap also frustrates me, there is 3 levels of packaging before you get to the soap.
I decided i should try some other soaps, In the old days I used shower gel but don’t feel like using that again.
So i sniffed a few soaps in the supermarket and i stumbled across a beauty. It is the best soap ever.
One reason it’s the best is because it’s super cheap.
But the main reason is that is smells like the soap you steal from motels and hotels, you know the little round ones wrapped in paper. I love staying in Hotels and using their shampoo and soap. So everyday in the shower it makes me feel like I’m on holidays, i love holidays. The problem is as soon as i get out of the shower the holiday ends.
I just walked from the office to the post office and back again.
As I was walking along I saw a bunch of police cars up ahead, when i got closer I saw a a lot of cops and a whole side street was roped off with police tape.
Why am I telling you this?
Well normally I would just take a pic on my phone and post it with some tagline like ‘cool’ or ‘somethings going down’.
But my phone camera broke so i have to explain what I saw and you have to create the picture in your mind.
Friggen phone camera, who wants to create their own image. It’s like reading a book. Books are for chumps.
I’m pretty sure that Red Tulip easter eggs are harder to unwrap that previous easters.
I cant get the damn foil off, It keeps coming off in litle pieces and then some of it gets stuck to the egg and then I bite it and we all know biting foil is not pleasent.
my life is so hard.
I’ve been needing a new pillow for 2 and a half years now. I do have a pillow but it is a piece of crap. I used to have a super comfy pillow that I had for years and years all through my teenage years. Then when I got married i decided to throw out my super pillow. As 10 years of dribbling through the night had taken it’s toll on the super pillow. It had given it a nice rich brown tinge and a smell like when you lick you palm then sniff it straight away.
So I threw it out. But instead of buying a nice new pillow to replace it, Jenny and I bought a 2 pack of pillows for $10 or something. Anyway they are pretty much foam offcuts wrapped in material. It’s horrible, every night I think to myself, damn this flat piece of crap is uncomfortable!
Every now and then when jenny and I are in a department store I go and look at pillows, but the problem is no pillow feels nice inside a plastic bag. So i walk along the racks pushing my head into plastic covered pillows deciding that it’s all to hard and i just give up.
Ho do you tell if it’s a good pillow when you can’t test it. The super pillow was a feather pillow. But I don’t think i like feather pillows anymore. Not because I know the rest of thie chicken is being deep fried but when i stay places with feather pillows they just don’t feel comfy enough. Not like the super pillow. But do you get a firm or soft a high or low.
Yesterday I was in Kmart and I walked past the pillows and there was a sign that said 30% off pillows. This was a sign from above, it was time to get a new pillow. And now that i’ve married into the family that only buys things if there is a reduced sticker on it I coudn’t pass this opportunity to be the favorite inlaw.
There was a lot of people around so I was too self concious to push my head into the racks of pillows so instead i squeezed a few then paced up and down trying to decide which felt best, and I repeated this process many times.
In the end I grabbed one, a medium softness something or other. this is it, this could be the beginning on super pillow number 2. Or it could be another piece of crap that I complain about for the next 2 and a half years.
I brought it home and put my stinky old bob the builder pillow case on it and tested it on the bed.
How was it?
I have no idea I slept on my stomach with the pillow beside my head.
Tonight it’s time to take the cover off the BBQ and eat some marinated chicken.
I even made the marinate myself, I know I’m pretty amazing in the kitchen.
far out though the last 2 days I’ve had my lowest daily visiotrs for months and months.
Today we moved offices at work, from Glebe to Surry hills.
I had to be at the office at 8am becasue a telstra man was coming between 8am – 1pm. So off to the newempty office i went. There was 2 desks to put together so I did that butthere was no chairs or anything else. So i sat on the floor waiting for the Telstra man.
About 2 hours after sitting there my boss man called me to say that Telstra had installed the new phone lines, I said no one had come yet. Turns out Telstra ended up doing it remotely and then called our Melbourne office to say it was done. Si there was no need for me to get up before the sun.
Anyway the rest of the day was spent unpacking and setting stuff up. The removalists btought all our stuff in they were called ‘Two men and a truck” but there was 4 of them.
This is my new desk.
In other news only 4 more visitors til 100,000
Today might be the day of the 100,000th visitor to this site.
If it’s you make sure you leave a comment.
Last night I watched a bit of some ABC tv show talking about coal and how coal is mined and then turned into something used for power. Anyway they said something that surprised me.
14% of Australia’s power usage is used to crush rock to get coal so that it can then be turned into power. 14% is a friggen lot, bring on green power alternatives like wind and soalr and hydro.
I was poking around on the dicker/peter/chris-er/ blog and decided I liked their profile questions so I’m going to answer them too.
My last meal would be… Seeing as it’s my last meal I think I’ll go for a soggy kebab and a petrol station hot dog, no need to worry about the results in the morning.
I wish I had… hand eye coordination
I wish I hadn’t… wasted so much money on that stupid stacker game at timezone
My friends always tell me… “Robert! You can’t say that!”
It’s not fashionable, but I… am fascinated by trains
I once saw… the flying Scotsman double heading with the 3801, two beautiful steam engines. See above question.
My favourite music is… Crowded House
I’d spend my final day… At a theme park then in a kebab shop.
I enjoy spending my day off… sleeping in followed by lunch in the foodcourt and maybe an afternoon movie.
My earliest memory is… being on my dads back in the Coles Asquith carpark.
If I had to swap my kidney for a household item it would be… a blue ray player.
At Narwee I learnt… where the hell is Narwee????
If I had to be either blind or deaf, I would choose…Blind, I’m already halfway there.
If there was a three way fight between the ninja turtles, Herman Munster, and Gandhi, I would back…the ninja turtles, my heroes in a half shell. Turtle Power!! How is Ghandi going to win he would just stand there blabbing on about peace.
If I made up a new race of people/creatures for middle earth, they would be….tasmanians.
I believe it will be possible in my lifetime to… wear no pants without getting arrested.
Oh how I wish I could get a forklift license.
Fork-off national competition.
Last night I went to bed with a bit of an upset tummy, nothing unusual for me. But then I couldn’t get to sleep and I was sweating like a pig, in the end I got to sleep at around 5:30am. After going to bed at 11:30pm. It was a crap night. Then when my alarm went off at 8:01am I sure didn’t feel like going to work. My insides where still churning away and i was exhausted.
I took the day off work and went back to sleep for a few hours, then spent the rest of the day sitting in my chair.
Now it’s night time again and my insides are having another rumble, the joys of my bowels. Stupid IBS
Our front door is not a door it’s a living organism. Not long after we moved in it began being very had to close. Keith who was the land lord at the time kindly fixed it for us, he showed me how to fix it in the future. So a few weeks later it became un-shut-able. So I did some fixing keith style which involved paddle pop sticks and some cut up ice cream container. I know Keith is like MacGyver.
Anyway after a month or two it again became un-shut-able, this time we got a proper lock man to come do his thing. He came and fixed the door. Another month or so later we decided it would be a good idea to get a security door, not so much for security but more to keep the mozzies out. The door man came and installed it, about an hour after he left the new security door wouldn’t close, so the man came back and fixed it. Then a few weeks ago the security door found itself un-shut-able due to the house moving. So we have a very unsecure security door. Thats ok the front door still closes. Well it closes if you put in a bit of effort. But then today to front door decided to move a little more. Now it doesn’t close at all. Tom and I both just tried closing it with all our muscles combined, we thought we had at, we stepped back to admire out shutting ability. then right before our eyes it went ‘click’ and swung open a bit.
This leaves us with a security door swaying in the breeze and a front door doing the same. Now if you are a robber thinking we are a prime target don’t bother. We have a very advanced system in place making sure the front door is impenetrable, not to mention two aggressive guard turtles, a projectile vomitting baby, a super fit strong tenant with one hairy shoulder, a mother with access to a powerful dust buster and me.
Normally April fools day is one of my favorite days of the year. It is the official day of dogging. But I’ve got nothing,
And so far only 1 attempt on me.
My mum called me and said she was at Sydney airport and could we go pick her up, I responded with ‘No, you’re in Armidale and have remembered that it’s april fools day’.
There is still a few hours of dogging left so if I think of anything I will give it a go.
Update: There has been a second attempt at getting me, this time from the PA to big boss man, apparently he wants to call and talk to me about my blog.
nice try. David was behind this one trying to convince colleagues to join in. But due to my smartness and stuff it failed!!!!