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Well if that was Easter I’m spent…

Help!  I need another 4 days off. With all that has been happening here I’m going to be stuffed when I go back to work on Tuesday.

Thursday night went shopping for Chocy eggs and finished Fable the lost Chapters on PC, it was a nice game, very addictive and very you must choose between good and evil.  Have done GOOD up to the waazoo, now for evil.

Friday day I went over to my mum’s place to mow the lawn where she ambushed me with her recently repaired Chain saw. (Don’t ask) I had to chop down the two trees in the Hedge; it had braches thicker than my head. It’s a small chain saw (if there is ever such one) So there I am chopping branches up a busted ladder , well bent anyway) hoping that I don’t fall, and If I DO fall then make a mental note NOT to throw the chainsaw at MUM, by mistake. 

After I risk life and limb with the tiny chainsaw mum gets me to do some more pruning again with the chainsaw that she could not get done last week . Did the lawns ( yahhhy Winter is nigh and the lawns are growing hardly at all,  and updated the Antivirus on her computer.   Of course I leave mums with the same comment every day and that is I hate Fecking Gardens.

 

So I come home ready to start on the cleaning out the computer room and lo and behold the room was already done, Done as in meaning all the shit from the computer room had vomited out into Dining room, Lounge room, bedroom and all over the bed and sun room I can’t believe that I have hoarded so much shit.  I have to be ruthless and complete heartless. Anything that is a computer part that can be used for the next 24 months will have to go. Anything that isn’t required to be kept for 7 years for tax reasons also must go.

 

Saturday

 

I’m overwhelmed… I don’t know even where to start. I have so many MSDN DVD and CD’s that I’m have no Idea what to keep or what to throw out. Will need to get rid off the Single bed in the spare room that is a given, If people sleep over then they can hunker down on the floor.  One new Porta robe is coming and the current one can turn into the Suit Robe thing.  All summer clothes get stashed under the bed and the work begins in earnest. Head over to mums place for a Roast that is to die for with lemon Margarine Pie.  No eggs though some sort of rice eggy thing. Sigh… I miss the choccy eggs.

 

Sunday

Sunday Loads of Eggs from other sources , we head off to the EASTER SHOW. Ha ha  “WHAT FOOLS “ I hear you all  shout.  No there is method in my madness.

So Off we go to the show. I thought hey Easter Sunday will be great all the happy clappies will be in church Celebrating the rising of Christ.  My old man you to celebrate the rising of Christ every day.. errmmm but I think he was happy that his nether rod  was working ( diabetes) So he would say “ Jesus Christ” its working today.  Anyway I digress.

 

One drive the car. There is loads of parking.

Two FOLLOW THE ANIMAL WALK > you get to see everything you want.

Three steer clear the rides.  They are for munted teenagers that have no idea how much everything costs.

Four visit the Show bag Pavilion last and that’s it the whole thing is done in 3 hours. 

 

Right Catch up to Monday, I get up stupidly early to pick up the  360 from my mates I have other mates coming around to for a BBQ so that I can show them just how cool it is . Still have shit all over the place, nothing like fear being the motivator. Hid stuff in a lot of draws , give the place a once over with the Vac and all is good .

 

Ended up having about 8 people over which was nice as at one stage it looked like being 2  Room looks much much better , I can walk in and about without losing a digit to the computer crap that I had on the floor.

 

 

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Ben Lee and Missy Higgins. Concert

Well we went to Ben Lee and Missy Higgins on Friday night. It was a good night though we forgot to bring a rug as we thought everyone would be standing.  Denied they were all sitting or lying, bunch of hippies.

 

My partner got to see all the Ben Lee songs that she wanted and I got to see the MH songs that I wanted. Left at 9:30 before all the masses tried to get out.

 

Couple of key take always from the night were.

 

  1. MH has a pretty eclectic following. I saw groups of 4/5 blokes in arm and arm crying when she was singing the special two.

 

  1.  Ben Lee looks about 12 years old in the Flesh, I’m surprise they let him into pubs.

 

  1. There were loads of British folk there, unsurprising really as of 2003/2004 there are 19205 come into the country. Apparently going to the colony is ‘in’ again.

 

  1. If you had a rug to lie on forget using it when the show starts as everyone stands and walks all over the rugs without giving a crap.

 

  1. WHERE are the people going who walk towards the back of the concert with a full beer?

 

Apart from all that It was a great night, See some of the photos.

 

 

Went on the Bondi to Bronte walk today with KB, got completely soaked, not from the rain but the sweat that I was making under neath my “gortex” rain coat. Might be time to by a new one as this coat has lasted 10 years.  The were some “beautiful” people around braving the elements to get there exercise fix.

 

Went to a Café to get some lunch and found that they only took cash. Who does that? In this day and age who cant service a credit card. Very annoying.

 

Lastly I get my last remaining wisdom tooth out tomorrow after noon, not that happy really. But it needs to be done as my gum “softness” in that area is around 6….. 3 is the number that you want. So Its being done by one of the fastest bloke in the business.  Which is apparently good as It reduces the swelling. Hmm let you know how I go.

 

 

Catchup.

Right well I have about 20 mins to fill so here is what has been happening since the last big entry

 

So its not really my new role at work anymore. We have had two new people start and so that should make me effectively the non newbie. Still until everything clicks I shall be extra vigilant to ensure that the role is done beyond what it needs to be.

I Organised a surprised bday party for my lovely partner, was very hard work, people let me tell you. I had to even convince her that I wanted to get to the pub for my bday which is very close to hers and have some beers for kicks. We got into the flat and everything is dark, she turned the lights on and wanted to get into her PJ, of course at this stage I’m having kittens yet trying to remain calm, an Oxymoron for me at the best of times. My Partner walks into the room and is set upon 17 people all with party poppers launching all over the room. Needless to say she was both scared and surprised.  It was a great night had by all.

 

July

The biggest thing here was travelling over to the US for a week in Atlanta, and 2 weeks in Seattle .

Atlanta in summer is like sauna hot. 40 degrees most days and very very humid. Every where is air-conditioned but Atlanta is not the place for me.

We were travelling to MGB for the APAC -idol where we auditioned and won a place in the APAC idol. We then performed in front of 600-750 people where we came 3rd place behind a very good Indian team and a excellent Malaysian singer. The link is here if you wish to look www.apacidol.com/index.htm

The night of the party at MS Atlanta was excellent we went to a theme park called 6 flags this one had 9 rollercoaster rides on it and we went on every one of them. I was feeling wery tired after that.

Next day the conference finished and then we went to Seattle weather wise its chalk and cheese. Seattle was fantastic at 25-26 with a breeze. It was freakishly good weather for Seattle but hey I’m not one to complain. Seattle people are all very nice and they do have great coffee. In the downtown section alone there is about 84 star bucks literally one on every corner. My favourite coffee for the time I was there was a Venti double shot wet cappuccino. Techready was fantastic and it was great to meet all different types of people from around the world.

Travel wise I’m spent the last 3 years I have had an overseas trip each year. It was good to get back so that I can get stuck into meeting with customers and driving value and usage in the accounts that I look after.  I have 4 renewals in the next 4 months, so its going to be busy.

 

August

Well being back and getting back into the jist of things has proven to be a challenge. The car snapped a timing chain on the last week of August so that is going to cost a bomb to fix. I’m driving my brother’s car atm which is very nice of him to lend for me. I love driving autos now. I’m over the whole boy racer thing with the manual. The next car will be an auto so that we both can drive.

 

Have been doing the BBBS programme now for a little over 3 weeks my “little” is a really cool kid. We could talk just about anything and normally do. I’m hoping that he gets as much as I have just from these visits. Just kicking the ball around with him is great.

 

September

MM got the ok to head overseas US so he will be heading over there soon. He wil be staying in Houston I believe so I half think he is looking forward to do it and half filled with trepidation. Went and saw the producers on Saturday afternoon all very good, was a very funny show. I have managed to hurt my shoulder doing some sort of cardio boxing the other day. Its seemed to have gone down now but I will have to get it looked at if its still sore by tomorrow night. Saw a very good article on the Long emergency about how we are due to run out of oil by the year 2020. What are people going to do then?  Our dependence on fossil fuels is only beaten by our desire to shop to have the latest and greatest of “something”

Have a look at this link, its not a very long read but very interesting never the less.

http://www.earthship.org/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1112024051&archive=&start_from=&ucat=&

 

Bring on Nuclear Power plants I say.

 

long time no write.

Ok its been a while but i suppose that is the good thing about blogs you can add to them when you feel like . An esteemed work collegue I will use is "secret" name of Stanky t is very good and conisous about adding a blog to his space every day well almost.

Work has been INSANE the 36 customers that i have seem to be on me everyday asking from things like can they take licenses with them if another company buy them out . To enforce the one case one problem rule.  Anyways what has been happening in my life. My younger Brother …aka serial killer headed off to the big bag US of A to have a working holiday travel a bit get some work if he can and generally … hopefully get a shagg .

He has to get one … I saw him off at the ariport the other day and his ex came up to give him a hug and a kiss, I hope he realiseds that there is a milion women out there that would want to meet him. Never the less he needs to meet more women.  Now study is over for him he should ..Fingers crossed.

I have been going to the GYM evry second day doing walking and cycling and PUMPing IRON 3 times a week. They are closing the GYM at the end of march so it will be interesting to see if they are going to replace it with something else… me thinks not. You would think that they would like fitter more productive workers. The good news is that I have managed to lose 2 cm off my waste in 2 weeks all very encouraging..

Went to the opera bar last night OMG apart from the usual bevvy of beautiful people there was heaps MS people there to see off Alison D who is moving to the UK to work in the Reading campus. The beer was free and the company was good. Saw a massive ship leave the dock. All in all it was an good night.

First Entry into Blog

Well First entry into my very first blog, I’m rather excited. the whole experince was very painless. It should do well with all the people who thought setting up a Blog space is hard and only for those " Geeky" type of people.