Sunday, 1 October 2006

Amazon Delivers Again

Got my latest Amazon order just in time for the holidays

Yup. we're big fans of Weird Al

[listening to: Stand Up - Jet ]
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  Saturday, 16 September 2006

Monster House 3D

I took my 2 little ones to see Monster House 3D, at Castle Hill

See Monster House (PG) in 3D!

They loved it.

The SMH has a review

Monster House: a spooky story for kids.

Lots of 3D movies coming out too, which is interesting to note.

[listening to: What If I'm Right - Sandi Thom ]
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  Sunday, 3 September 2006

Footy Tipping Results : Round 22

The end of the season.

I got 4 right. Again, I let my tipping be based on how I wanted things to end, rather than reflecting reality. I was hopeful things could fall the Saints way. I was wrong

Week 22
Home Draw Away
Bulldogs (22.15 147) Bombers (18.17 125)
Tigers (12.13 85) Eagles (26.17 173)
Crows (23.14 152) Demons (14.10 94)
Lions (7.15 57) Saints (16.12 108)
Dockers (23.13 151) Power (9.18 72)
Swans (21.10 136) Blues (6.8 44)
Hawks (21.7 133) Cats (10.12 72)
Magpies (20.19 139) Kangaroos (10.11 71)

My tipping  has me with 108 correct tips for the season. I don't know how I've done in the tipping comp, but I am sure I didn't win.

The Saints have ended up 6th on the ladder and play an elimination final next week against Melbourne at the MCG.

    P W D L F A % Total
1 West Coast Eagles 22 17 0 5 2257 1874 120.44 68
2 Adelaide 22 16 0 6 2331 1640 142.13 64
3 Fremantle 22 15 0 7 2079 1893 109.83 60
4 Sydney Swans 22 14 0 8 2098 1630 128.71 56
5 Collingwood 22 14 0 8 2345 1965 119.34 56
6 St Kilda 22 14 0 8 2074 1752 118.38 56
7 Melbourne 22 13 1 8 2146 1957 109.66 54
8 Western Bulldogs 22 13 0 9 2311 2173 106.35 52
 
9 Richmond 22 11 0 11 1934 2245 86.15 44
10 Geelong 22 10 1 11 1982 2002 99 42
11 Hawthorn 22 9 0 13 1834 2140 85.7 36
12 Port Adelaide 22 8 0 14 1911 2151 88.84 32
13 Brisbane Lions 22 7 0 15 1844 2239 82.36 28
14 Kangaroos 22 7 0 15 1754 2167 80.94 28
15 Essendon 22 3 1 18 2021 2469 81.86 14
16 Carlton 22 3 1 18 1791 2415 74.16 14
Now I need to work out how I get down to Melbourne for the game next week.

Bring on the finals.

[listening to: Rockin' The Suburbs - Various Artists ]
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  Saturday, 2 September 2006

Saints outclass Lions; First Win at the Gabba for 15 years

So, the Saints beat the Lions. Yippee.

The game is on delayed broadcast here in Canberra. It's about to start. Cant wait to see the game.

And we wont know until Sunday which team plays who, in the finals. We could end up anywhere from 4th, 5th and 6th place, depending on Sunday's results.

Qtr Time Half Time 3 Qtr Time Final
St Kilda 4. 1 (25) 10. 5 (65) 13._6 (84) 16.12.   108
Brisbane Lions 3. 4 (22) 4. 7 (31) 7.14 (56) 7.15.   _57

St Kilda:
Goals: - R.Harvey 3, B.Brooks 3, F.Gehrig 3, S.Milne 2, N.Riewoldt, B.Goddard, J.Koschitzke, J.Gram, L.Fisher.
Best: - R.Harvey, N.Dal Santo, L.Fisher, B.Voss, L.Ball, L.Montagna, J.Gram, N.Riewoldt.

Brisbane Lions:
Goals: - J.Sherman 4, D.Bradshaw, C.Johnson, J.Adcock.
Best: - M.Voss, J.Sherman, J.Adcock, C.Stiller.

Injuries - St Kilda: nil. Brisbane Lions: nil.
Reports - St Kilda: nil. Brisbane Lions: nil.

Umpires - S.McLaren, S.Grun, J.Quigley.
@ the Gabba Ground, Brisbane. Crowd: 27,101.

Saints too strong for Lions
ABC Online, Australia - 4 minutes ago
St Kilda remained in contention for a top-four finish after defeating Brisbane by 51 points in the final round of the AFL minor premiership at the Gabba on Saturday night.
Saints break Gabba hoodoo to beat Lions
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia - 13 minutes ago
An emotional lap of the Gabba was completed by inspirational Brisbane Lions skipper Michael Voss - but even the player himself still had no idea whether it marked his AFL farewell.
Saints break Gabba hoodoo to beat Lions
The Age, Australia - 15 minutes ago
An emotional lap of the Gabba was completed by inspirational Brisbane Lions skipper Michael Voss - but even the player himself still had no idea whether it marked his AFL farewell.
Saints romp over Brisbane at the Gabba
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia - 21 minutes ago
An emotional lap of the Gabba was completed by inspirational Brisbane Lions skipper Michael Voss tonight - but even the player himself still had no idea whether it marked his AFL farewell.
Saints step up to defeat Lions
SportsAustralia.com, Australia - 45 minutes ago
With September calling, St Kilda stepped up a gear in defeating the Brisbane Lions by 51 points at the Gabba Ground on Saturday night.
Saints outclass Lions
sportal.com.au, Australia - 55 minutes ago
In a polished display of football, St Kilda completely outclassed Brisbane to come out on top at the Gabba on Saturday night and win by 51 points, boosting its chances of a top

[listening to: Ophidiophobia - Cee-Lo Green ]
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  Thursday, 31 August 2006

Yumm, Cannoli

We've finally found a good place for Cannoli in Sydney - Pasticceria Papa

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Pasticceria Papa

145 Ramsay Street Haberfield

www.pasticceriapapa.com.au

Open:
Sun-Thur 7am-10pm,
Fri & Sat 7am-12 Midnight

There is a common thread that runs through the local businesses of Haberfield, a timeless formula of quality, hard work, tradition and community. Each business, be it coffee or cake, has its own story, and remains faithful to its roots.

Pasticceria Papa is perhaps Haberfield’s greatest example of this. Its Sicilian born owner Salvatore Papa migrated to Australia 17 years ago and for the last 13 years has been sharing with us his homemade recipes.

Pasticceria Papa is a patisserie, bakery and a café. Its display cabinet is longer than the eye can see and filled with fresh cannoli, profiteroles, biscotti and more. It also sells savoury food like pizza, as well as gelato and large cakes.

A world unto itself, Pasticceria Papa offers something genuinely unique. The atmosphere is always lively and bustling, and the quality of the food, consistently excellent. Perhaps this is why there is no better place for indulgences, however big or small.

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

[listening to: Wine Red [Tommie Sunshine's Brooklyn Fire Retouch] [Mix] - The Hush Sound ]
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  Sunday, 27 August 2006

Snakes on a Plane - Do as I say and you'll live!

I took my two big boys - Antony & Billy - to see Snakes on a Plane. We went to Macquarie's Gold Class, as a belated birthday present for both of them.

Samual L. Jackson has some great lines

Overall, It was a hoot!

[listening to: Mr. Brightside - The Killers ]
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  Saturday, 26 August 2006

Saints dominate the Dogs 142-92

Outstanding win by the Saints on Friday night. They dominated the dogs. It was the most complete team effort for the season. And it was great to see Hamill, and Kosi up front with Reiwoldt and Gehrig.

Are the boys peaking at the right time of the year? A top 4 spot is looming.

  Qtr Time Half Time 3 Qtr Time Final
St Kilda 3. 4 (22) 13. 5 (83) 18.08 (116) 22.10.   142
Western Bulldogs 6. 3 (39) 9. 5 (59) 12.10   (82) 13.14.   092

St Kilda:
Goals: - F.Gehrig 8, N.Riewoldt 5, B.Voss 2, S.Milne 2, R.Harvey 2, N.Dal Santo, J.Koschitzke, C.Ackland.
Best: - F.Gehrig, N.Dal Santo, N.Riewoldt, L.Ball, R.Harvey, L.Montagna.

Western Bulldogs:
Goals: - B.Johnson 6, C.Grant, B.Montgomery, S.West, P.Street, M.Robbins, L.Gilbee, W.Minson.
Best: - B.Johnson, D.Cross, S.West, C.Grant, M.Boyd.

Injuries - St Kilda: nil. Western Bulldogs: L.Gilbee (knee).
Reports - St Kilda: nil. Western Bulldogs: nil.

Umpires - H.Kennedy, B.Allen, S.Jeffery.
@ the Telstra Dome, Melbourne. Crowd: 47,120.


Advertiser Adelaide
St Kilda flogs Western Bulldogs 142-92
The Age, Australia - 15 hours ago
St Kilda key forwards Fraser Gehrig and Nick Riewoldt kicked 13 goals between them as the Saints roared back into form with a 22.10 (142) to 13.14 (92) AFL win over the Western Bulldogs to keep their top four hopes alive.
Twin peaks dominate Dogs The Age
Saints burn Dogs at Dome sportal.com.au
Saints confirm finals spot ABC Regional Online
SportsAustralia.com - ABC Online
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Umpires cop Eade rocket
The Australian, Australia - 12 hours ago
WESTERN Bulldogs coach Rodney Eade will approach AFL umpires' coach Rowan Sawers about the lack of protection star centreman Scott West received in the 50-point loss to St Kilda last night.

[listening to: Better the Devil You Know - Kylie Minogue ]
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