|Monday, 31 January 2005|
2005 AFL Fixture - ready for importing into Outlook
As is my tradition, please find the following CSV file for importing into Outlook which contains the 2005 AFL Fixture. The AFL site has a series of Excel files for download, but they are useless for importing into other applications, so I needed to tweak the info to make it useful.
I did this last year as well, because there is no other way to get this information into my calendar.
Only 52 days to go before the premiership season starts ...[listening to: The Only Living Boy in New York - Simon & Garfunkel ]
10:37:35 AM  comment  trackback  G! Geek My Hobbies
Back to School 2005
It's a big week in the Arrigo household this week.
All 4 kids at schools - what is their mother to do with herself now?? Time to sit on the couch and eat bon-bons???[listening to: Better The Devil You Know - Kylie Minogue ]
8:56:27 AM  comment  trackback  G! Family
|Friday, 28 January 2005|
How Jedi Are You?
Cameron Reilly & Mick Stanic ]
4:11:03 PM  comment  trackback  G! Geek Random
|Monday, 24 January 2005|
I am 53% evil.
Are you evil? find out at Hilowitz.com
[listening to: Star 69 - Fatboy Slim ]
10:56:57 AM  comment  trackback  G! Family Random
|Saturday, 22 January 2005|
We Love Our Lamb
Fatboy Slim ]
10:37:29 PM  comment  trackback  G! Random TV
Antony sent me a link to this.
I'm not sure if he wants it, or he is suggesting I get it for me[listening to: Radio Ga Ga - Queen ]
5:56:10 PM  comment  trackback  G! Family
|Friday, 21 January 2005|
Happy Birthday to Hard Head
I'll join in and wish Hard Head a Happy Birthday too.[listening to: I'm Going Slightly Mad - Queen ]
5:32:49 PM  comment  trackback  G! My Friends Random
|Wednesday, 19 January 2005|
Bricey Turns 5 Tomorrow
We're working hard to prepare the party to end all parties.
Tomorrow our baby turns 5!
[listening to: Let's Rock - Smash Mouth ]
8:11:09 PM  comment  trackback  G! Family
|Tuesday, 18 January 2005|
Happy Birthday to the Scobleizer
Hey Robert - Happy 40th
Hope you have a great and cheesy 40th party
CHEESE ROLL CALL (Episode P4)
Sung to Semper Fidelis by John Philip Sousa.
Pinky: A world of cheeses Deliciously made for you and me Flavors like Provolone and Brie Each with its own ethnicity. So many cheeses Are available all around the world for you to eat Especially good with crackers and meat A nice yummy treat. Thousands of cheeses The texture of some can be real gooey Others are quite firm and chewy Some are better when mildewy. Bountiful cheeses When you take a big whiff a few Will make you want to spew Especially strong is the cheese Remoudou A real stinkeroo. It's incredible just how many kinds there are From countries near and far It's really quite bizarre. Now from the mouths of cheeses big and small We proudly present to you The cheese roll call. *Wensleydale: I am the British cheese Wensleydale, lightly * pressed and smooth textured with a subtle * milky flavor which is clean and refreshing. * *Pinky: Welcome, Wensleydale! * *Cheddam: G'day! I am Australian Cheddam, an * innocuous, golden yellow, rindless block * inspired by Cheddar and Edam! * *Pinky: Welcome, Cheddam! Edelpilzkäse: I am the German cheese Edelpilzkäse, a fine, blue-veined cheese with a pale ivory paste and very dark veins traveling vertically through me. Pinky: Welcome, Edelpil... Edel... oh, willkommen! +Brie: I am the French cheese Brie, a soft, + unpressed, naturally drained cow's milk with + white rind flora, molded into large flat disks + and ripened for three to four weeks. Pinky: Thank you, cheeses! I want to eat you all! Pinky: Oh, how I like my cheeses Cheese from around the world Cheese is the taste that pleases Cheese from around the world (sing with me, cheeses!) +some: Oh, how I like my cheeses Cheese from around the world (everybody!) +all : Cheese is the taste that pleases Cheese from around the world Around this great big world Around this big cheese world Around this great big world Around this big -- cheese -- world! Pinky: Mmm... yummy! Narf![listening to: Ain't No Mystery - Smash Mouth ]
12:06:25 PM  comment  trackback  G! Geek
On The Pod - An Australian Podcast
It was fun - I can really talk some crap :)Stereophonics ]
11:23:39 AM  comment  trackback  G! Geek My Friends
|Monday, 17 January 2005|
A Principius for the Rest of Us
Anyway, good luck with the business mate![listening to: Can't Get Enough of You Baby - Smash Mouth ]
9:10:42 PM  comment  trackback  G! Geek My Friends Random
More Quizzes & Blogthings
3:28:21 PM  comment  trackback  G! Random
Stupid Quiz Time
What else to do on a lazy Monday afternoon, but take an online quiz or three. Thanks to Geoff for the pointers.
So, here goes....
[listening to: Don't Let the Man Get You Down - Fatboy Slim ]
3:22:43 PM  comment  trackback  G! Random
Thought for the day
Don't use shampoo when you really want to use body wash.
I made that mistake.[listening to: Don't Let the Man Get You Down - Fatboy Slim ]
3:07:44 PM  comment  trackback  G! Random
|Sunday, 16 January 2005|
one minute of silence for tsunami victims
*silence*[listening to: Jig - Reel Big Fish ]
11:59:39 AM  comment  trackback  G! Random
|Friday, 14 January 2005|
New word - colorectal
I had never heard it before, but I will be hearing a lot more of it from now on.
I did bit of poking around the web and found that there is a Society of Colorectal Surgeons in Australia. A society! How many of them are there??
These guys have a website and they even have a cute logo for their society - which I have produced here on the right.
The logo is a scalpel surrounded by these little brown things winding up (or is it down?) the scalpel. Are the brown things meant to represent anything?? Like maybe little spherical pellets of ..... (I realy cant say that can I?). They do on their website as they describe diverticular disease
Anyway, I am now learning way to much about this particular subject. Way much much more than I ever expected.[listening to: Can't Get Enough of You Baby - Smash Mouth ]
1:15:59 PM  comment  trackback  G! Geek Health
Books I read while I was in Hospital
While I was in hospital recently, I had the pleasure to read a few books. There's always an upside!
State of Fear was excellent - a thriller regarding a global conspiracy (is there anyother kind) and the threat of global warming. The tsunami reference was chilling. It was a LONG read but really enjoyable.
The Hade's Factor was the first of a series of books that Robert Lodlum has been producing. It features a classic hero Jon Smith who gets embroilled in a global conspiracy (really? another one) regarding a killer virus outbreak. I liked the characters that popped up in the story, such as Marty Zellerbach, the computer genious who has Asperger's Syndrome. Hmmm, now I know why Antony suggested I read this book.
The Cassandra Compact is the second of the series and introduces us to the secretive Covert-ONE organisation, while pitting our hero in a global conspiracy (again?) regarding an outbreak of smllpox and the use of biological weapons. Hmmmm.
Actually, I can't wait to read the other's in the series as they were a good read. I found it a good way to pass the time while I was lying in bed.[listening to: Pet Names - Smash Mouth ]
11:43:00 AM  comment  trackback  G! My Interests
Back from hospital *AGAIN*
Yesterday I came out of hospital, after spending 6 nights connected to a IV for the treatmeant of my recuriung problem. Yes, I was admitted back in October 2004 for the same problem. You think the nerd god king would learn by now.
During my stay I took some photos with my "illegally smuggled into the room" XDA II. The funniest one was the Windows XP Channel I found when I was swapping channels on the inroom telly. How about the dodgy warning on the equiment and everybody's favorite the "NIL BY MOUTH" sign.
How many of you have had an IV? It's not pleasant. They stick in this thing called a cannula, which had a really long pointy needle, into a vein and then they add tubes, tape and god knows what else to complete the system. I had 4 different cannulas during my 6 night stay, as well as 4 failed attempts. My arms look like an Iraqi battlefield. The doctor who botched it all, who shall remain nameless but I know who you are mate, made a real mess of it all. I finally met the hospital's IV maestro who sole job is to look after these IV installations. He was the Jedi Master of intravenous cannulas. I never felt the needle go in, and in one fell swope he plugged me, taped me and was gone.
During my stay I noticed so many inefficiencies in the day to day business of treating patients - technology could really a HUGE difference and I am sure there are medical facilities out there using lots of great stuff. I hope NOT to stay in any of them in the near future.
Anyways, I am now out of hospital and sitting at home recouperating. I'm sitting in my bedroom, blogging, listening to music and the odd podcasts, drinking my 2 litres of water a day and looking forward to my next high fibre meal.[listening to: Walking Contradiction - Green Day ]
10:42:51 AM  comment  trackback  G! Family Health
|Thursday, 13 January 2005|
All hail the monsterous nerd. You are by far the KING NERD GOD!!!
What I want to know is why I didn't score 100%
Overall, you scored as follows:
2% scored higher,
What does this mean? Your nerdiness is:
For your nerdy work, here is the promised image:
7:32:04 PM  comment  trackback  G! Random
|Thursday, 6 January 2005|
Amazon - How I Love Ya!
2:23:21 PM  comment  trackback  G! Family My Interests TV
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
We all love Sponge Bob Squarepants. The kids like it, I like it. What can I say, it just rocks.
When we found out that a SpongBob movie was in production, we counted day the days for it to open here in Australia.
Well, today was the day.
We lined up outside the theatre waiting to get into see the movie. When they finally removed the rope, I was first in line to buy tickets. Then the boys raced up the stairs, made a mandatory biological pit stop, and then we all ran inside into Cinema 2.
Ahh, good times.[listening to: Veronica - Elvis Costello ]
1:56:29 PM  comment  trackback  G! Family My Interests
|Wednesday, 5 January 2005|
My LinkedIn Network of Trusted Professionals
I signed up with LinkedIn many many months ago. Interestingly I have been contacted mainly for the folks I know, with people wanting me to refer them onto others.
Out of curiosity I checked my status today to see how big a network I had - apparently I can make contact with 555,100+ professionals. My summary is as follows:
[listening to: (I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea - Elvis Costello & the Attractions ]
6:07:52 PM  comment  trackback  G! My Friends My Organization Random
|Tuesday, 4 January 2005|
The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy Exhibit @ Powerhouse Museum
Today was a overcast humid miserable day in Sydney - even the cricket was delayed by rain, so we decided to take the kids to the Powerhouse Museum to visit the recently opened Lord of the Rings exhibit.
The exhibit consists of props from the movie (costumes, jewellery, armour, models, digital effects etc..) as well as a bunch of video interviews (kinda of like the stuff you find on the extras section of a DVD), as well as some special events, such as the Shire playspace where hobbits under 10 can dress up an elf or create a sword.
Well, when we got there, there was a queue snaking out of the museum. Looks like the rest of Sydney had the same thought as we did. Since we are Powerhouse members, we went in the express lane. When we got in, we found another queue to get into the exhibit! 30 minutes later we made our way into the exhibit. Phew. It took a lot to keep Brice entertained in the queue - three more corners to go. Oh this is the last corner before we can get in, yada yada yada.
Now, I like LOTR, but I am not that really crazy about it. Seeing the clothes and the walking tree, and touching the swords was kinda ok, but not worth the time it took us to get into the place. To make matters worse, Antony freaked out when he saw the crowd and spent the whole time complaining and wanting to get out. This set Emma off as she complained she never watched the whole movie and the monsters were ugly.
In the end we rushed through the exhibit bumbing into the other freaks and geeks who made the pilgrimage to middle earth.
Finally we exited via the obligatory tour via the LOTR gift shop - luckily for me no one wanted a plush talking Gollum doll.[listening to: Poison Moon - Elvis Costello ]
8:13:08 PM  comment  trackback  G! Family My Interests
|Sunday, 2 January 2005|
In a State of Fear
My kids gave me a copy of State of Fear for Christmas.
8:00:24 PM  comment  trackback  G! Family My Interests
|Saturday, 1 January 2005|
Sydney NYE Appeal raises more than $1m
Oxfam collected more than $1.1 million for the victims of the Asian tsunami as millions of New Year's Eve revellers gathered in cities around Australia to see in 2005. more[listening to: (They Long to Be) Close to You - The Carpenters ]
12:43:48 PM  comment  trackback  G! My Interests
Sydney welcomes in 2005
[listening to: Listen Like Thieves - INXS ]
8:49:06 AM  comment  trackback  G! Random
[listening to: Listen Like Thieves - INXS ]
8:47:52 AM  comment  trackback  G! My Interests