|Sunday, 30 April 2006|
Saints, Dockers stage climatic draw
This story will go on all week!
Saints and Dockers in a Draw
Crazy end to a game this afternoon - watch the last few minutes
|Friday, 28 April 2006|
Nerds FC : Great TV
The premise - take 14 nerds, teach them to play soccer and have them play a professional team. Yes, it's a reality tv show, but it is really really good.
We're up to episode 3 this week where they record a team song and film a video clip - very entertaining seeing them dancing with the brazillian samba dancers.
Very progressive SBS! Where's the lyrics to the team song???
BTW - SBS is going to be repeating the program later in the year, if you have missed the first 3 episodes.
FOX Footy Channel Program Listings 25th April 1st May 2006 NSW only
For the first time this season, the Saints are playing on a weekend, during the day. It's been a weird start to the season
This is reflected on the poor replay options on Fox Footy this week
The good news - I finally get a live game.
The bad news - it's on Channel 9 on Sunday at 1pm
|Tuesday, 25 April 2006|
Tweety : Boy or Girl ?
During our recent trip to Movie World, I got into an argument with my children.
I asked the question - Is Tweety a boy or a girl.
The kids said "Girl".
I say "Boy".
Well, that answers that!
Power hold off the Saints
Not only did I have to stay up to 11:30pm to watch the game, Saints lost as well.
I've been grumpy all day. It was a fast paced, high scoring game - but the Saints didnt look like winning. Defence was loose and the forwards missed some changes. Grrrr
PORT ADELAIDE 6.2 12.5 17.6 19.8 (122)
|Monday, 24 April 2006|
News about the Power V Saints Game
Impressions about the Gold Coast
We saw most of the attractions at Movie World - Shrek 4D AdventureTM, Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster, Road Runner Rollercoaster, Wild West Falls Adventure Ride, Looney Tunes Village, Looney Tunes River Ride, Lethal Weapon - The Ride, Batman Adventure - The Ride 2. I chickened out and didn't go on the Superman Escape ride.
Wet N' Wild wasn't as much fun, mainly due to Emma's tantrum and she wouldn't go on any of the rides. While she sulked, Brice and I tackled Terror Canyon, Mammoth Falls, Calypso Beach and hung out at Buccaneer Bay. He loved it and would have stayed there all day.
Following the theme park adventures, we moved to our other hotel, the Palazzo. That afternoon, we ventured into Surfer's Paradise for lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe and a visit the Ripley museum. We even spotted a meter maid or two!
The following day, we tackled another theme park - Sea World. I reckon this is the best of the bunch. A mix of rides, attractions, animal adventures, not to mention Sharks and Polar Bears. We spent a whole day there, and we only got to see half of the park.
After all the excitement of the theme parks, I took the kids back to Surfers to ride the Aqua Duck, an amphibious vehicle that trundels around the streets of Surfers and then glides along the broadwater. The kids even got to drive the Duck when it was on the water! We then did our own trundeling on the streets and went to the Gold Coast Wax Museum. There is only one word to describe this place - LAME! It's a bit of an anachronism amongst the other attractions on the Gold Coast. I should have gone to play mini golf at King Tutts Putt Putt
We wrapped up the trip with some rest time at Palazzo Versace. It was nice, but the overall place had a weird vibe - lots of "beautiful people" strutting in their expensive clothes and refurbished bodies. The word of the day for me was "Faux". Definitely not my scene. As nice as the place looked, I was glad to be leaving it and heading back home to my own little resort,
So, there you have it - a week on the Gold Coast. Photos are coming soon. I need to pull them off the camera.
It was nice to go away, but it's much nicer to be home. I have another week left of my holidays, no email, no meetings, but I've got a bunch of things I need to get sorted.
Frank Arrigo, a tax preparer at H&R Block
FOX Footy Channel Program Listings 18th 24th April 2006 NSW only
I just got back from a week away on the Gold Coast with the family. Lucily I havent missed any footy, The Saints play this evening against Port Power.
I've looked at my Fox Footy TV listing and see that I have to wait until really late before I can watch the game. What Crap!!
|Thursday, 13 April 2006|
Saints Maul Lions
Great result! The boys looked hungry.
It's a shame the lions got a few easy goals right at the end - I was looking forward to a 10 goal win!!
Riewoldt stars as Saints down Lions
Saints tame Lions
Saints easily brush aside Lions
Motivation does Lions no good
Motivation does Lions no good
Aussies prevail over Bangladesh in 1st Test
After getting a huge shock in the first test against Banglasdesh, the Aussie team have won by 3 wickets! Talk about a great escape
Played at Narayanganj Osmani Stadium, Fatullah, on 9,10,11,12,13 April 2006 (5-day match)
Result Australia won by 3 wickets
Fall of wickets
Toss Bangladesh, who chose to bat first
Player of the match tba
Umpires Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and Nadeem Ghauri (Pakistan)
TV umpire AFM Akhtaruddin
Match referee JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire Nadir Shah
Close of play
day 1 - Bangladesh 1st innings 355/5 (
day 1 - Australia 1st innings 145/6 (
day 2 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 124/5 (
day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 212/4 (
[listening to: Wish You Well (live) - Bernard Fanning ]
5:12:21 PM  comment  trackback  G! My Interests
More news Before the Saints meet the Lions.
Big game tonight. I'm excited.
[listening to: That's How You Got Killed Before - Elvis Costello ]
3:44:01 PM  comment  trackback  G! My Hobbies
One year ago today
Here's a recap - @ home again, facing the inevitable, Incredible Shrinking Frank, It's official - I have a date with my surgeon, Post From DIARIST on my XDA II, surgery over, Unexpected benefit of MSN Spaces, big news day
So, how am I doing these days? Well, I'm feeling much better, that's for sure!
I have slacked off with my exercising for the last few months, which isn't good. I need to get back into that.I've put a bit of the weight back on, which also isn't good.
I'm taking some time off over the next few weeks. It's school holidays in NSW, so I need to help my wife wrangle the 4 kids. Well actually my 2 big boys will be playing with the XBOX 360 for the next little while, so I'll be wrangling the 2 little ones. The odds are in our favour - 2 adults to 2 kids. Or are they??
I will be posting photos to my flickr account of the holidays, so keep an eye open for them.
|Wednesday, 12 April 2006|
News Before the Saints meet the Lions
The build up to the round 3 game between the Saints and the Lions has been interesting. It's all about revenve
[listening to: Clubland - Elvis Costello ]
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|Tuesday, 11 April 2006|
When Coil Packs Go Bad
I was driving to work this morning in my Audi and it felt really really rough.
The car made weird noises, it vibrated as I was driving, it had a horrible idle, it laboured as I accelerated. It just didn't feel right.
I dropped the car off. The guy said that it was "misfiring". Hmmm, something to do with the spark plugs maybe?
The dude had also mentioned Coil Packs. Hmmm - what's that? I did a search and found the following
Makes sense. Definitly related to the spark plugs.
Reading the info on that site was a bit of a worry. I spent the morning fretting about my little 4 wheeled friend..
The guys called me back a bit after midday with good news. It indeed was a failed Coil Pack and now it's fixed.
Cost to Frank = $0
w00t! Gotta love warranty work![listening to: Gold Digger - Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx ]
9:33:29 PM  comment  trackback  G! My Interests
I suck at Chess
Behold the carnage:
Portable Game Notation (PGN)
|Monday, 10 April 2006|
FOX Footy Channel Program Listings 11th - 17th April 2006 NSW only
Here's the upcoming schedule for the week
5:53:10 PM  comment  trackback  G! My Hobbies TV
LinkedIn April Update
[listening to: Girl - Beck ]
4:51:40 PM  comment  trackback  G! Geek My Interests
|Sunday, 9 April 2006|
Ice Age 2 : The Meltdown
It's movie weekend.
I took the little ones to see Ice Age 2 : The Meltdown this morning.
The best time to see a kids movie is 10am on a Sunday - the car park is empty, there's no one around, and the theatre is practically empty. bliss
The kids sat throught it all and left happy (maybe it was the toys that kept them happy).
We reckon this movie was just as good as the first. Even the SMH agrees.
There was even a message about Global Warming, which even Bricey understood.[listening to: Greetings From A Dead Man - Eurythmics ]
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|Saturday, 8 April 2006|
[scrubs] series 3
We got Series 3 of Scrubs on DVD recently.
It makes me laugh. That's gotta be good.[listening to: Holly Holy - Neil Diamond ]
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V for Vendetta is E for Excellent
This entry in wikipedia sums the movie up:
We're just suckers for a dystopian themed movie!
There's so much to the movie, but the thing that stuck in my mind is it's really clever. Check out this piece of dialog:
And Natalie Portman gets her head shaved
[listening to: Space Rocks Keep Falling on My Head - Away With The Fairys ]
8:34:00 PM  comment  trackback  G! Family My Interests
It wasn't a pretty game, but it was a good struggle and St Kilda prevailed against the Tigers.
St Kilda trip over the line
Ball falls victim to captaincy curse
|Friday, 7 April 2006|
waiting for the game
The game between the Saints and the Tigers isn't on until later this evening and I'm trying hard to avoid the score
Time to read some news from the leadup to the game, thanks to my news aleter
|Monday, 3 April 2006|
FOX Footy Channel Program Listings 4th - 10th April 2006 NSW
I got my latest Fox Footy newsletter. And you know when they say "All information subject to change", they are right, as last week's programming changed, as i discovered on Saturday - or maybe that was just an April Fools Gag?
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|Sunday, 2 April 2006|
Latest AMAZON purchases delivered
I got a new batch of goodies from Amazon this week
The kids just love movies by Hayao Miyazaki.-- I've trained them well.
|Saturday, 1 April 2006|
Thinkgeek have some great new products for April
Got the latest Thinkgeek newsletter - some new items for APRIL
What's New @ ThinkGeek !!
The iZilla - Digital Media Monster
The USB Desktop Tanning Center
Grow Your Own 1up Mushroom Kit
Wireless Extension Cords
The Screened Sphorb - The future, again.
Buzzaire - Metered Dose Caffeine Inhaler
Headlines following the loss
Saints play down Ackland, Blake row
Saints too uneven for Thomas