|Sunday, 25 September 2005|
Off on Holidays
[listening to: Burning Down the House - Talking Heads ]
9:29:11 PM  comment  trackback  G! • Family
Brice has a makeover
He looks like a different child - check out his photos
He is still wild , but we cant blame his hair anymore.
His Auntie Rita said he looks intelligent and sophisticated - how can she work that out from a photo?? She must be magic.[listening to: Blind - Talking Heads ]
6:57:34 PM  comment  trackback  G! • Family
|Friday, 23 September 2005|
Quiz: What Cute Animal Are You?
You Are A: Parakeet!
This popular bird is kept as a pet in homes all over the world. Originating from Australia, parakeets like warm weather and lots of seeds and fruit. They are also known for being messy and quite loud! But you cannot look at one without falling in love.
You were almost a: Kitten or a Bear Cub
You are least like a: Chipmunk or a DucklingTake the Cute Animal Test!
9:28:28 PM  comment  trackback  G! • Geek
Orkut Stats Update : September 2005
I had forgetten all about Orkut recently, until a flurry of emails from folks in Portugal made me log back into the system.
I hadn't posted my stats since February 2005, so lets look and see how the community has grown:
I am now connected to 9,498,656 people through 106 friends, with 18 fans & 15 scraps.Phew, that's a lot of connections.
Since I last logged on, Google has integrated the GMail user id to be the logon. this Google ID is becoming to be pervasive - kinda like Google's passport, but obviously much less evil.[listening to: (Nothing But) Flowers - Talking Heads ]
3:09:16 PM  comment  trackback  G! • Geek
|Thursday, 22 September 2005|
CNNNN - They're back!
Got this email today. The boys from The Chaser are back on the TV.
[listening to: Don't Change - INXS ]
9:35:11 PM  comment  trackback  G! • TV
Curb Your Enthusiam Series 4 : It ROCKS!
I've been a big fan of this show, despite the attempts of the local Free To Air network to destroy it. It's one of the smartest, most entertaining shows out there.
The running theme in this season has Larry David playing a lead role in "The Producers" on Broadway.
This is what HBO says about the series - Larry David lives a charmed life-an understanding wife, famous friends, a supportive manager and an angelic singing voice so what's his problem? See Larry buy medical marijuana, take a hooker to a baseball game, steal a golf club from a corpse, ruin Ben Stiller's birthday party, attempt to cash in on his tenth anniversary present with Gina Gershon and trip the light fantastic in The Producers with Mel Brooks and David Schwimmer.
I have no idea when it will be shown here in Australia. But when it finally is on, do yourself a favour and check it.
The next series starts in the states this week. Cant wait to see it soon.[listening to: Mystify - INXS ]
9:17:13 PM  comment  trackback  G! • TV
|Monday, 19 September 2005|
Arrrrggg - Avast, me hearties!
Jackie Gleason ]
9:35:52 AM  comment  trackback  G! • Random
|Sunday, 18 September 2005|
MiniGolf Tour : Round 1
The kids have decided we're going to play every mini golf course we can find over the course of the next few months. There are a few of them in Sydney, so we should have a bit of fun in this 1st annual event.
Today we went down to Narrabeen to play at Pirate Mini Golf. We took the Shipwreck course. It;s a par 36 course.
We had a good round. Emma scored 4 hole's in one. Bill and I got one each (but I came close a few times) I lost a ball and had to go get another one. (that's why I had 3 6 holers in a row)
The scorecard for the round shows the result - a tie between Bill and Me, and Emma wasn't too far behind!
6:18:10 PM  comment  trackback  G! • Family
|Saturday, 17 September 2005|
what next? i'll watch some dvds
Since the footy season is now over (for me and my team anyways), time to refresh the DVD Collection.
I got these from Amazon during the week:
Yup, it's a lot of TV series. I find this is a better way to watch tv shows anyway. The Aussie TV networks are run by total knobs, who have destroyed tv shows in the past, such as Arrested Development, Firefly, West Wing. I could go on...
So we just don't watch network tv much these days - apart from live sport. We either record stuff on our Foxtel iQ for watching later, or just buy the series on DVD. (and yes, there are other options to consume this stuff too.)
It's all about time-shifted TV . Consume when required, not being dictated to the requirements of an outdated business model.
That's the way I like it.
2:32:09 PM  comment  trackback  G! • TV
|Friday, 16 September 2005|
Swans steal the match
I've gone from being excited, to just being numb.
Counting down to Preliminary Final
It's less than an hour to the start of the Preliminary Final at the MCG between StKilda and the Sydney Swans. The Saints win this and they are into the Grand Final - 1st time since 1997. They lose and their season is over.
I've promised Billy we will go down to the Melbourne to see the big game next week if the Saints make it. It will be my first time to a Grand Final. Hmm, I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's take this one game at a time...[listening to: Music for the Young & Foolish - Ben Lee ]
7:02:00 PM  comment  trackback  G! • My Hobbies
How Is Your Inner Child?
Haven't dont a quiz in days. This one really appeals
6:25:16 PM  comment  trackback  G! • Random
|Wednesday, 14 September 2005|
We've Raised a Half-Million Dollars and Sent Over 50 Tons of Food and Water
The latest news from Michael Moore. What a terrific result
[listening to: This Time - INXS ]
5:00:49 PM  comment  trackback  G! • My Interests
|Tuesday, 13 September 2005|
What's your Superhero Name?
It's that time again.......
8:35:26 PM  comment  trackback  G! • Geek
|Monday, 12 September 2005|
Oil Storm : What The?
What's freaky is that the events of Hurricane Katrina, its economic impact and the ensuing price increases nearly parallels the events in the movie. I guess all the facts were out there for ages, and it didn't take a rocket scientist to put it all together.
BTW - Some dude has posted a promo of the show that was running locally.[listening to: Love Is (What I Say) - INXS ]
9:42:30 AM  comment  trackback  G! • TV
|Sunday, 11 September 2005|
My Own storTropper - can't choose
I've been playing at the storTroopers site and have designed 2 little friends
I can't decide who to choose to be my blog buddie.[listening to: Fair Weather Ahead - INXS ]
8:18:46 PM  comment  trackback  G! • Geek • Random
Plazes: Cool Location-Aware Social Networking
You can even see my WhereIs Page
Help build up the Australian plazes - Read about it, signup and add me as a friend.[listening to: Silent Night [#][*] - INXS ]
6:45:55 PM  comment  trackback  G! • Geek
A Letter to All Who Voted for George W. Bush from Michael Moore
The latest from Michael Moore.
[listening to: Need You Tonight - INXS ]
6:13:44 PM  comment  trackback  G! • My Interests
|Friday, 9 September 2005|
How to make a FRANK
9:30:12 PM  comment  trackback  G! • Geek
|Wednesday, 7 September 2005|
Here's How You Can Make an Immediate Difference in Louisiana ...a message from Michael Moore
Michael Moore's latest email is a beauty - not much else needs to be said.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
There is much to be said and done about the manmade annihilation of New Orleans, caused NOT by a hurricane but by the very specific decisions made by the Bush administration in the past four and a half years. Do not listen to anyone who says we can discuss all this later. No, we can't. Our country is in an immediate state of vulnerability. More hurricanes, wars, and other disasters are on the way, and a lazy bunch of self-satisfied lunatics are still running the show.
So, in the next few days, I will write to you about what must be done about Bush and Co.
But today I want you to join with me in bypassing the colossally inept and incompetent Bush administration and get help DIRECTLY to the people of the New Orleans area -- right now.
A lot of you have written me to ask what you can do. Many don't know who to trust. Many want to do more than write a check. You are right to think that writing checks to relief agencies will not get water and aid to people in the next 48 hours. Checks will be needed later and can be written later.
I have a way, though, for each and every one of us to do something today that can affect people's lives TODAY.
For the past few days I've been working with a group that, I guarantee you, will get direct aid to the people who need it most.
Cindy Sheehan, the brave woman who dared to challenge Mr. Bush at his summer home, has now sent her Camp Casey from in front of Bush's ranch to the outskirts of New Orleans. The Veterans for Peace have taken all the equipment and staff of volunteers and set up camp in Covington, Louisiana, on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. They are accepting materials and personally distributing them to those in need.
This is where we come in. We need to ship supplies to them immediately. Today they need the following:
Paper plates, paper towels, toilet paper, baby diapers, baby wipes, baby formula, Pedialyte, baby items in general, powder, lotion, handy wipes, sterile gloves, electrolytes, LARGE cans of veggies, school supplies, and anything else to lift people's spirits.
You can ship these items by following the instructions on VFPRoadTrips.org. Or you can deliver them there in person. The roads to Covington are open. Here's how to get there. You can drop them off or you can stay and participate (if you stay, you'll be camping so bring your own tent and gear and mosquito spray).
If you can't ship these items or go there in person, then go to VFPRoadTrips.org and make an immediate donation through PayPal. Camp Casey-Covington will have immediate access to this cash and can buy the items themselves from stores that are open in Louisiana (all donations to Veterans for Peace, are tax deductible).
Each day I will post up-to-the minute information as to what is needed and the progress Camp Casey is making. Please visit MichaelMoore.com often and do what you can to help.
Many other groups are also doing good work. MoveOn.org has set up a system for people to offer rooms in their homes to the survivors.
There is no time to waste. People are suffering and dying. Each of us can do something. There is no other alternative.
Thank you in advance for your help. Tomorrow, we will take care of the other work we need to do about the ideologically hamstrung incompetents in charge.Kylie Minogue ]
5:50:23 PM  comment  trackback  G!
Willy Gilligan AKA Bob Denver Passes Away
I loved the show - it was one of my favorites as a child. I had my own hat, just like Gilligan. I dreamed of eating a coconut cream pie, as cooked by Maryanne.
I had recently gotten my kids watching the show on one of the local foxtel channels. The kids liked it too.
See ya Little Buddy.[listening to: Cigarettes Will Kill You - Ben Lee ]
5:47:54 PM  comment  trackback  G! • TV
|Monday, 5 September 2005|
Saints : Season 2005 Review
Here's the summary of the Saints Season in 2005
Keeping a lid on it
The Saints are now favorites for the flag. I'm trying to restrain myself. It's difficult not to be excited.
Quiz: The Birth Order Predictor
12:04:03 AM  comment  trackback  G! • Random
|Sunday, 4 September 2005|
Kids take me to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Today was Father's Day.
My kids let me sleep in until 10.30am, and then they brought me breakfast in bed, and some lovely gifts.
Following our regular lunch at Leichardt, the boys took me to see the recently opened Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Emma didn't come with us, she sees it next week with her friends at Amy's birthday party.
The movie was excellent. Johnny Depp was terrific as the disturbed Willy Wonka, abd Bricey loved the Oompa Loompas (who were all played by the same actor). I was surprised to see aussie actor Noah Taylor playing Charlie's dad.Original Soundtrack ]
11:29:08 PM  comment  trackback  G! • Family