Archive for September, 2011
After almost 12 months in the Apple recruitment process and it ending with me not getting a job I was still excited about the Hornsby Apple Store opening today.
During the past year I had 5 interviews and months of waiting in between to finally be told I was not going to get a job but that I could apply again in a few months if I wanted to. I didn’t want to.
Anyway the hornsby store opened at 10am this morning, I knew it would be busy and dumb to go at 10 and also as a protest to them not employing me I waited until 11am. It was super busy when we walked past and security had set up barricades to control the long line of people waiting to get into the store. The first 1000 people in to the store get a free apple shirt.
I am not kidding when I tell you that I was the 1001th person to enter the store.
Bloody Apple, I love your products but you sure don’t love me.
Me – ‘Hey Oscar is mummy the best mummy?’
Oscar – ‘Yes and I’m the best Oscar’
Jenny – ‘Is daddy the best daddy?’
Oscar – *silence
Jenny – ‘Who is the best daddy?’
Oscar – ‘no one.’
I think I agree with almost everything in this article.
Yesterday I did some things.
We are supposed to take our turtles out in the real sunlight a few times a week, they have UV lights above their tank but real sun is better. We are pretty slack at doing it becasue it’s a bit of effort and the little buggers are really fast so we can’t just let them roam the front yard.
They used to have a nice little set up but they worked out how to climb over the fence.
So I decided to build something a little more substantial.
I’m not a perfectionist when it comes to handyman stuff, which is good because I’m not very good at it. I kind of just make it all up as I go and try to avoid using things like tape measures and accuracy. This time the end result is not too shabby.
Although I did manage to squeeze my finger in some pliers resulting in a massive blood blister which a few minutes later I accidentally ripped open with a screwdriver.
It really hurt, and still does.
Plus I have blood all over one of my screwdrivers.
Anyway eventually I finished it.
One of the other things I did yesterday was use a camp solar shower. Our hot water is heated by a natural gas ‘instant hot water’ system which is quite energy efficient, but it still does require the burning of the gas. I got a solar camp shower the other day for a ridiculously cheap price so wanted to test it out. I filled the bag with water, left it in the sun for a few hours then took it inside for a shower.
The water was warm, the flow was quite weak but I was able to have a shower and clean myself. I’m not planning on using it every day but I reckon in summer it won’t be hard to use it at all and I can shower happily knowing I’m using much less water and no dodgy fuel.
I’m pretty much captain planet.
Today the turtles used their new outdoor digs, I’m pretty sure they liked it although they never talk to me anymore.
Today marks 5 years of marriage to my favourite wife.
When we were first married we often used to say to each other how being married wasn’t all that different to being best buddies onnly now Jenny didn’t have to drop me home at the end of each day. Thankfully that is still the case, we have no desire to live in separate houses.
Being married is pretty fun, and I think we do an allright job at it. We laugh a lot, we don’t really fight. Well he have disagreements and sometimes our rage at each other gets soo intense that it can be up to 30 seconds after something angry making has happened for one of us to offer the other one a drink or make some witty comment.
I guess everyone does conflict differently we aren’t very good at it and don’t really want to learn.
Most of all we are buddies, we enjoy hanging out just as much as we did in the flirting days. Simple things make us happy like jenny bringing me home a bottle of coke or me remembering to bring the washing in. (both of these are rare occurrences, which is why they are so special when they do happen).
Jenny I love you and stuff.
5th Anniversary’s are ‘wood’ . you know like how others are paper, and gold and stuff. I’m not sure when the itunes one is but I’m excited about that one when it comes.
To fit with the wooden theme I made Jenny a little gift.
I got a bit of wood from under the house (thanks Keith). Carved out a little bit, got a plaque made, stained the wood and stuck the plaque in the hole I made.
’5 YEARS Wooden have it any other way’
She better like it because I hurt my finger pretty bad making the damn thing. Not in a masculine way like ripping off a fingernail with a chisel or something. No I hurt it by getting it jammed in a hinge on my folding work bench when setting it up.
So I just discovered I’m a YouTube hit.
This Friday marks Jenny and my 5th wedding anniversary, so I was scrolling through old blog posts and found a link to a YouTube video of the kiss at our wedding. It was taken by our buddy Sam on his phone and uploaded to the interwebs. It seems that in the last 5 years there has been a lot of people watching this video expecting to find Howie D of the backstreet boys kissing his wife.
In fact 70,888 people have watched it.
So another year of AFL tipping draws to a close, and in the little league with some buddies I finished on top.
this last round was tense, I thought Grant had me, but I managed to get 6 tips right this week compared with his 5.
Overall there are 171,025 people who are part of the tipping competition and I finished ranked 2,638
not too shabby.