Archive for February, 2010
this week shall involve a meeting or tow, video capturing and sleeping in a cardbaord box in the melbourne burbs for the weekend.
The other day I bought ‘RUNTELDAT’ a Martin Lawrence live stand up DVD. It was $7 so I figured it would be a cheap laugh and if it wasn’t amazing thats ok cause it was soo cheap. Later that day I saw it in another shop for $27 so I thought i had scored a real bargain.
Now this is where the ‘Play it forward’ title comes in to play.
I lasted 10 minutes into the show before ejecting it. I sat through the tedious intro which made we want to punch the screen, then the show started and I wanted to laugh really i did but there was no jokes, there wasn’t anything remotely funny about it. So it’s time to play it forward. If you want to give it a go leave a comment and i’ll email you and post the DVD to you.
Watch it, or some of it depending on how long you last, then write in the enclosed visitors booklet i have made how long you lasted and then send it back to me or on to someone else. Eventually i’ll get it back and put up peoples comments and how long they lasted on the old blog.
So who wants to give it a go?
As you know, I’m watching a bond movie every week. The old bonds on the whole are pretty good films but some standout flops have been ‘On Her Majesties Secret Service’ with auusie george Lazenby as bond, he is the crappest bond ever. The next film that was dumb is actually the next film ‘diamonds are Forever’ it just was dull.
But that doesnt matter i’m having a great time watching them.
I shaved on Saturday.I’m eating brownies and that is you up to speed on my exciting life.
I just installed google chrome and it doesn’t seem to like the idea of spaces in between lines and new paragraphs.
Back in 2002 there was a man who became a hero of mine, well not a real hero as I couldn’t remember his name and had to sms Jem to remind me. Maybe more of a legend.
His name is Wallace Weaving (thanks Jem) and he is an old man that decided to take advantage of his $2.50 pensioner train ticket and travel the entire cityrail network in a day. you can read about him here.
I can’t wait until i’m 65 years old and then I can try and beat his record, it will be tough as there is a long wait until i’m 65. By then the cityrail network will have probably fallen apart, I say probably I mean defiantly.
Sure i could do it now but it would cost a fortune, the daytripper ticket designed to let you travel as much as you want in a day has boundaries that are well inside the extremities of the cityrail network so you would have to purchase separate tickets to travel out on each limb of the network.
So it’s not going to happen…….
…. Or is it?
Today I decided to take Oscar on a train adventure, just s short one but enough to fill in 2 hours so Jenny could rest a bit.
I went up to the ticket machine not really knowing where to go, but then read that the machine was out of order so i had to go to the window.
When i got to the window with Oscar in his pram the man in the window said “are you traveling with a child’. I said “yes” then he said “that’s $2.50 for you to travel all day on trains, buses and ferries, if you have a child it’s $2.50 every Sunday for unlimited travel”
They call it ‘Sunday funday’ stuff that! I’m calling it Sunday Bloody Awesome Sunday!
yes it does need the ugly green highlight.
So my mission is set, I figure every odd Sunday i should get me and Oscar into train training, or ‘training’ as i like to call it. We will train for the big one, then one day we will do it. And all for $2.50. It’s gonna be the best day ever.
Today we just went to Macquarie Uni station and back again.
Oscar’s favorite part of the trip was putting his index fingers in the holes in the window.
With a title like that you are probably expecting a rant about Eddie McGuire and his brigade of puffy blue commentators at the winter Olympics that doesn’t have snow.
Well that’s not what this post is about.
Today i had the best idea ever.
Fresh fruit salad + ice magic
I know it’s the sort of idea that could get me the Nobel prize.
The fruit salad was chilling away in a container in the fridge, so i got it out, added fruit to my bowl then poured on the ice magic.
I waited a few minutes but the ice magic didn’t go hard.
Maybe the fruit wasn’t cold enough.
So i put my bowl with all it’s contents into the freezer.
The ice magic still didn;t go hard.
So the best idea in the world has some flaws.
Why didn’t it go hard? Is there some sort of chemical reaction between ice cream and ice magic?
I was in the lift coming up to the office earlier today, and as I do every time i’m in the lift alone, I look at myself in the big mirror.
I noticed that there is a big hole in my beard of nice smooth skin that feels like it has never had hair growing on it. And on the other side of my face in the same area there is beard, not thick but there is defiantly hair there.
In October I’m going on holidays with my wife and son.
We are going to New Zealand.
I hope we don’t regret taking an almost 2yr old overseas, but how could we resist when he is free!!!!!