Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Monday, 28 April 2008
Virgin spits us out with some quip in Hobart and the freezing day we expected has simmered into a reasonably warm one. We are picked up by the gorgeous Sean, and head to Port Arthur exploring along the way. The cafe we've been hanging out for since 1995 when we first discovered it is still operating - Eaglehawk Neck Cafe - but as we arrive we find it's closed for ANZAC day - bloody hell - all this way (and time!) and lunch plans are demolished - but by now it's after 2pm and the list of options is rapidly narrowing. The last time we ate at Port Arthur was shortly before the massacre happened there and that cafe is now a memorial... So we eat generic food elsewhere, then wander around and I actually like it here a lot more this time than last.
The sandstone on the decaying buildings has none of the wear of those in Sydney - it looks like it's been freshly quarried and at times I wonder if it has, must be something to do with the pristine air they talk about down here - though today it's a smoke haze with forest back burning that seems to have been very poorly planned in recent days, and we're coughing and my eyes are a bit sore, but I'm away for the long weekend so I'm still happy.
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
Find something hot today - and share it with someone.
That's today's Wild Hot Wednesday challenge.
The more you can share the better.
I have a few suggestions below.
A Spa / Jacuzzi.
Freshly baked cookies.
A log fire.
Your body after intense exercise.
Someone else's body after intense exercise.
A Steam Room.
Someone intelligent and sexy.
A Tropical Beach.
A Roast Dinner.
A Dance Club.
Something that makes your heart race.
The hottie from gym / the pool / the library.
An electric blanket.
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Saturday, 19 April 2008
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
With all the excitement of entertaining the rellies and of trying to get over feeling hideous, I've not posted a lot. But now with normality restored, I'll see what I can do... though the gut still hasn't quite caught up with my plans.
Friday, 11 April 2008
What drives me crazy in this life is when people always assume the negative. I'm a relentlessly positive guy and I really try to do the best by the people in my world, at all times, even under duress. Despite this and the fact that most people are aware of this, I'll still have people accusing me of being scheming, or playing games, or trying to do wrong by them, as if the aim of my life is to make their life hard for them. The reality is the converse, but some people will go to extremes to support their take, without really trying to understand where I'm coming from - (ie misunderstanding / miscommunication is commonplace). But I've kinda gotten tired of trying to explain this, so if people want to believe negative stuff, then I'm starting to just let them believe what they want to and let them go. If they want to be happy - they're gonna have to work on it themselves. Is that wrong?
Coming out the other end of a period of being less than 100% healthy, I'm feeling fully energised again - it feels good, no actually it feels fantastic! although the people around me do tend to get a little scared when this happens, because who knows what can happen next. Watch out I say, I'm turning up the music...
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
Monday, 7 April 2008
Bathing in the Kitchen Sink
Guess who built pyramids... (click to enlarge)
Thursday, 3 April 2008
Wednesday, 2 April 2008
There's something decidedly fishy about today's Wild Wednesday. In fact it's all about fish. I've been craving and eating fish all week. It's certainly considered one of the best foods you can have (good lipids, good proteins etc), so maybe my body is telling me something. And now I'm making it a fishy wild wednesday so you too can share in the goodness (like you couldn't otherwise!). I've had 2 serves of perch one barbequed (in foil) one fried, tuna and smoked salmon - and just in the past 3 days - I don't think I'm pregnant, but maybe I need to go get tested...
Tuesday, 1 April 2008
So I'm at work and the hundred and second person, upon hearing my darth vader voice and chronic smoker's cough, suggests I see a doctor. I smile politely, tell them I don't know any good ones, and ask what their problem/illness/ raison d'être is today...
I've had people suggest how I should treat myself, including specifics of what to take, where to find it, and how to prevent getting ill in the first place... Isn't that MY job?
I'm just glad I don't have a surname like 'Carver' or 'Paine' or 'Hacker', the days could be very long...
Finally someone got the science worked out!