Friday, June 26, 2009

An Angel's wish

When Farrah Fawcett arrived in Heaven, St. Pete informed her that she'd be granted one wish. Even after having suffered so much, Farrah wasn't concerned about herself, but about the world she had left behind. "Keep the children safe" she responded without hesitation.

And the clouds parted, giving way to a beam of warm, bright, light; and a resounding voice could be heard all thruout Heaven:

"It shall be done"

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ready For Round 2

Granted, things didn't go too well down there in Melbourne. And most experts agree that the Maroons go into tonight's clash as the favorites, while our Blues might still lack experience, with a number of players experiencing State Of Origin for the first time.

On the other hand, it has been said that the Cane Toads only won 2 out of 14 games played in Sydney. Then, the fact that NSW has almost completely rebuilt the team from scratch also means that it wasn't these 13 blokes who lost the previous 3 series. And apparently, some of them banana benders aren't feeling too well.

So, the stage is set; and in just over half an hour, the game shall begin. Tries will be tried; balls will be kicked; refs will be booed; brilliant moves will be applauded, and men not known for having a dislike for women will grab each other every which way they can.

Friday, June 19, 2009

I will survive


Thursday, June 18, 2009

What the ... CH?

Where might this guy have come from?


Friday, June 12, 2009

Sax and violence

This week's Friday Night Performance is even classier than the last one – but not by much.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Happy Birthday, Elsie

Isn't it great to be part of the Commonwealth? Well, one day a year it is; so Happy Queen's Birthday everyone! And while more often than not this is the year's most useless public holiday not only because of the insignificance of the occasion but because of its place in the calendar, today's weather actually allows us to make good use of the day off. Now excuse me, I have a bike to ride.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

You know you're getting old

... when, while flicking thru the radio channels, you come across something called The Geezer Greats Weekend, and find that they're playing a lot of your favorite songs.

I think I'll go and have my afternoon nap now.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Birds be gone

Women, don't despair – I don't intend to forsake you. No, it's the birds of the feathered kind that had outstayed their welcome quite a while ago; and now, it's finally Goodbye.

Of all the beautiful birds that call Australia home, our building had to be seized by the common pigeon, with all the, well, crappy consequences that come with these vermins.

Well, as of today, these more than unwelcome guests will have to find a new home. Early afternoon, a tradie showed up out of the blue, announcing that he was sent by strata management "to fix the bird problem".

And fixed it he has. Within less than half an hour, all of Columbo's window sills were made pigeon proof; and in the course of the afternoon, all other sills and ledges of the building received the same upgrade.

So, ladies, don't take it the wrong way when I say I'm looking forward to my first bird-free night.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Just because it's Friday

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Ok, things didn't go that well last night; but the Blues played better than the end result would suggest. By half time, things were looking grim; not least due to a couple of "unfortunate" calls by the refs, and too many scenes like this:
Billy Slater scores for the Maroons

But the NSW boys made a formidable comeback, giving the Maroons quite a few reasons to be worried:
Craig Wing scores for the underdogs

That was, of course, before the final seconds, when Darius Boyd, not content with a 6 point lead, touched down for a final try just as the bell went off and the game was well and truly over.
Darius Boyd wins the race against the clock

So now we've fallen behind early; that should leave us plenty of time to catch up. And the combination of lessons learned, confidence gained from a promising second half, and the advantage of playing on home turf should leave the Blues with more than just half a chance for round 2.

Queensland celebrate their deserved, albeit short-lived, victory

Some not too happy Blues after a devastating, but without any doubt temporary, defeat.

All images shamelessly swiped from here

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Go the Blues

Yes, it's that time of the year again – We're taking on the banana benders; we're less than an hour away from kick-off of the first of three State Of Origin games. It's true that many see the experienced QLD side as favorites, but there are those who say the rejuvenated NSW side has what it takes to break the 3 year losing streak. Yes, we have quite a few Origin rookies in our team, but quite a few "experts" (i. e. anyone with more knowledge of the game than myself, and that's pretty much everybody) agree that it's a team that can score points; and last time I checked, that was the way games are won.

So I'm confident for tonight's game; and when Origin 2 comes to Sydney in 3 weeks' time, things will look even better.

Ready to go ... the 2009 series of State Of Origin kicks off

Image stolen from here

From a slightly geekier perspective; I'm also looking forward to seeing my first State Of Origin game in Hi Def TV, after recently upgrading some of my electronics stuff.