It had to happen…

25 March, 2007 at 7:35 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 11 Comments

I am glad I have lived to see boganism make its come-back. The Age newspaper in Melbourne (online) publised this story, showing Melbournes fashionable are now turning to flannies and stove-pipe jeans to look the part. And paying shit-loads to do it. Admittedly, my skin tight dark blue faberge’s (with white stitching) are a thing of the past, and I have put on about fifty kilos since those days, but I am sure I can organise something with the flannies I have left over, to ensure I am considered one of the “fashionable few” next time I head down south…

 “These days, the most fashionable are forking out thousands of dollars on designer gear to look like fair dinkum, Victoria Bitter-swilling bogans.” (and I do it for $6.99 from Target…huh…)

 ’bout freakin’ time.

I love my radio station-Edit #2

21 March, 2007 at 9:10 pm | Posted in General Stuff | 7 Comments

Mix 106.3, one of the two ‘popular’ radio stations in Canberra has to be the best in the world, for me.

 Due to the relatively small population of Canberra (300k-ish), there is a much lower listener population, and therefore, a higher chance of winning their competitions.

 In Melbourne, Fox FM and Triple MMM have competitions worth thousands and tens of thousands of dollars. Here, the stakes are listed in the tens and hundreds, usually, with an occasional thousand dollar + prize winner.

Today, I won two tickets to see INXS when they play at the AIS Arena next Tuesday.

***UPDATE–23/03/07: I managed to also score an invite to “Lunch of the Month” as well- another (guess) $150-200 to the kitty… Three course meal, for two, including lots of glasses of wine… And when I said “I’d love to come, but I signed a thing saying I can’t enter any competitions for 60 days”, I was told not to worry, because this isn’t a competition, but an invitation.***

Here’s the prize list, so far:

“Mixclusive Preview” to see “Click”, starring Adam Sandler (two tickets, $30)

“Mixclusive Preview” to see “The Devil Wears Prada”, Starring Meryl Streep (two tickets, $30)

“Moonlight Movies”, as a VIP (washed out, but worth $50)

“The Works” CD, Jon Stevens ($30)

“Dixie Chicks” cd (Can’t remember the name, gave it away the same day I won it-($30))

“Richard Luton Properties Valentines Day Ball” (Ticket donated by The Home Loan Centre- $150)

The Bangles, Live (two tickets, $240- I never actually checked their value, but that’s what I was told)

INXS, Live (two tickets, $198).

** “Lunch of the Month” (two tickets, uncertain value, assume $175)**

Grand (amended) Total, $933. In two years.

Sure, I’d love to win a competition worth $10,000, but the chances of that happening are fairly slim. And I certainly can’t complain about what I have won so far from Mix.

Polocrosse-Yass style

19 March, 2007 at 6:22 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

This last weekend, I spent in Hall, a little country town adjacent to the ACT. Yass Polocrosse were hosts for a Polocrosse carnival, and two of the organisers live on the same farm as I do. So I went along.

Fun was had by all; and if you are even remotely into horses, and action sports, I recommend you check out a polocrosse competition. Four “Chuckers” (quarters) of 8 minutes each in standard competition, and the action is full-on.

It took me a little to understand the rules, but the sight of half a dozen horses galloping down a paddock, jostling each other at full tilt, whilst chasing a bouncy ball is a little awe-inspiring.

I was “recruited” to help out in the canteen, both during the day, and Saturday night, when there were a heap of folks looking for a feed. Not bad value, either. $12 got you a t-bone, two whole spuds, corn & peas, carrots, and the worlds best gravy (I was serving the gravy-it had to be good!!). And dessert (apple pie and ice cream).

 Entertainment was provided; a four piece band, who did really well, mixing covers with original numbers. Some tool from the crowd got up, and convinced them to let him play guitar with them. General consensus was that he’d had too much to drink.

I even drove to Yass on Sunday to pick up a friend of the two people mentioned above. She didn’t seem to appreciate my humour…

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 Even after getting home on Sunday night, I was immensely grateful that today (Monday) is a public holiday (Canberra Day) for those that work in the ACT.

 And next time I go to a Polocrosse carnival, I will video some of the action for you to have a look at.

EDIT- I realised, after re-reading this, that the line above about getting home on Sunday night could be taken to indicate something untoward may have occured between “girl giving me the bird” and myself. Didn’t happen. If you read the line above the photo, it states that I picked Laura up from Yass Sunday morning. I then took her to the Polocrosse. And she’s 16,  for Gods sake… get your minds out of the gutter!!! (and how strange is that statement, coming from me…)

And I just re-read that last line about filming “some of the action for you to have a look at…”. You people are terrible!!!

I’ve got a stye in my eye (lid)

13 March, 2007 at 10:49 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 13 Comments

And now I think, I’m going to cry….

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The bloodshot eye is a direct result of the stye, and not due to excessive alcohol compsuntion. yet. (haven’t had anything to drink today. )

So…Friday night…

12 March, 2007 at 10:27 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Well, Friday night was good. The food was good, the service was shit, and the company was good.

 And I was home, by myself, at 11pm.

But don’t feel bad; I did enjoy myself, had many scintillating conversations, and managed to not embarrass myself.

 The next night was better; I took the kids (and the ex-she helps control the kids) to SkyFire, which the “other” radio station put on to celebrate Canberra’s birthday. The fireworks were ok, but the high-point of the night was when an F111 Jet jet did a “dump and burn*” 100 feet away, over Lake Burley Griffin. Very spectacular, and VERY FUCKING LOUD!!! Anthony was jumping up and down, yelling and screaming, with his fingers stuffed so far into his ears that they nearly touched in the centre of his head. I was crouched down filming it with my shitty digital camera (on the wrong settings, of course) and Natasza has left finger prints in the top of my shoulders, when she grabbed hold and proceeded to grip the muscles between my neck and shoulders (I couldn’t be stuffed googling anatomy charts for the name of that muscle right now…).

 I may post the vid sometime in the future- but for now, it’s nigh nigh’s from me.

Sleep well….

* A dump and burn is not the result five hours after an extremely hot vindaloo, it’s when the jet dumps fuel as it’s flying, which then ignites, presenting a rather awesome tail of flame from said jet. And it stinks like all the worlds Zippo Lighters have just been emptied into the top pocket of your shirt.

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