Friday, August 31, 2007

AFL Round 22 Tips

It's the final round of the home & away season of AFL for 2007. The final series begins next week, but we have this weeks tips to submit first. After scoring 6 out of 8 last week, I'm hoping to end the season on a high. Here are my tips.

Collingwood vs Adelaide - Adelaide

Richmond vs St Kilda - St Kilda

West Coast Eagles vs Essendon - West Coast Eagles

Brisbane Lions vs Geelong - Geelong

Port Adelaide vs Fremantle - Port Adelaide

Sydney Swans vs Hawthorne - Hawthorne

Western Bulldogs vs Kangaroos - Kangaroos

Melbourne vs Carlton - Melbourne

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Like new.....almost

Have you ever accessorised something, with a refreshing result?

I finally replaced the steering wheel cover in my little car the other day; the old cover was cracking, crumbling & basically falling off; it certainly was not doing the job that it was designed for.

I had previously taken it off for that very reason, but after a couple of days of driving with a sticky, crumbly steering wheel, I gave up & put it back on.

So, on Saturday I went to an auto parts shop, spent a small amount of money and bought a new one. It took about 5 minutes to remove the old one, & stretch the new one to fit. What a difference; the steering wheel is now more comfortable to hold, it smells new & even though the interior is old, it actually makes it feel fresh.

So what addition have you made to something needed sprucing up. What difference did it make.

Oh, by the way, tomorrow is rubbish collection day, so the old steering wheel cover will be gone forever.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Security at the airport

Last night we took my mum to the airport to see her off on her trip to NZ. After she checked in, we proceeded to the security check point so we could go up to the departure gate to see her off.

Now if you've been to any airport in recent times, you'll know that when you go through security, you have to empty out all your pockets, take off any jewelery, & then go through the scanners, which beep at you if they don't like you.

We had Chloe with us, asleep in her pram. When we got to security they wanted us to take her out of the pram, fold it up & send it through the scanner separately. Now I have no problem with the security procedures, but taking a sleeping baby out of a pram is perhaps going too far. Isn't that what the walk thru scanners are for, prams also.

To make the situation worse, the supervising official was very cold & couldn't have cared less; Very unhelpful.

In the end, Jo didn't go through, she said her goodbyes downstairs, but a friendly helpful official would have been appreciated.

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Friday, August 24, 2007

AFL Round 21 Tips

The last few weeks I have scored 4 or less, hopefuly I can improve on that this week. Here are my tips for round 21.

St Kilda vs West Coast Eagles - West Coast Eagles

Carlton vs Kangaroos - Kangaroos

Fremantle vs Melbourne - Fremantle

Collingwood vs Sydney Swans - Sydney Swans

Adelaide vs Brisbane Lions - Adelaide

Western Bulldogs vs Hawthorne - Hawthorne

Geelong vs Port Adelaide - Geelong

Essendon vs Richmond - Richmond

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Random Questions

Here are some random question for you to answer. Today's topic is food. My answers follow the question, but you can leave yours in the comment section of this post.

What are your favourite fast food or take away? Hungry Jacks, KFC & Fish n Chips.

How often on average would you eat fast food or take away? Once or twice a week.

What are your favourite international restaurants?? Italian, Chinese & Asian.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Can anyone help??

Here's a question for all you techies out there. I found a new template that I want to use on this blog. I've downloaded to my computer & then tried to upload it to my HTML template. It gave me some error message.

I then switched to classic blogger mode & inserted the new template that way, which worked fine, the only trouble is that in the classic version, the customize page elements feature is not available, which I really need. I tried upgrading back to Beta blog, but I had to chose a new template, & it won't let me use the new one I've got.

Does anyone know how to use a new template in Beta blogger?? I'll be your best friend forever. You can either leave any suggestions in the comments section of this post, or send me an email. Thanks.

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

The joke's on you

Next time you step into a port-a-loo, make sure you double check your location first. The people in this video look a bit puzzled.

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Friday, August 17, 2007

AFL Round 20 Tips

It's footy tipping time again. Last week I scored 4 out of 8. Here are my tips for round 20.

Collingwood vs Melbourne - Melbourne

Essendon vs Carlton - Carlton

St Kilda vs Fremantle - Fremantle

Brisbane Lions vs Sydney Swans - Sydney Swans

West Coast Eagles vs Richmond - West Coast Eagles

Hawthorne vs Port Adelaide - Hawthorne

Kangaroos vs Geelong - Geelong

Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs - Adelaide

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A flat start to the day

Have you ever tried to use something with a flat battery?

I had downloaded an MP3 off the net this morning intending to put it onto my MP3 player & listen to it on the way to work.

I got up ten minutes earlier to allow time for it to download & then copied the file to my MP3 player. I then put the MP3 player in my bag & headed out the door.

When I arrived at work, I got myself organized, took the MP3 player out of my bag, put the earphones in & pressed the ON button. Nothing happened. I tried it a couple more times without any success & realized the battery must be flat. No I didn't have any spares!!

I was quite disappointed, because I was looking forward to listening to a radio programme that I got from the Internet, but these things happen sometimes & life must go on.

Has that ever happened to you, or do you make sure you have spare batteries with you??

I've replaced the battery, & now look forward to listening to it tomorrow.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Random Questions

Every now & then I'm going to post random questions for you to answer. I'll include my answers in the post & then if you choose to answer, you can leave your answer in the comment section of the post.

So here's the question(s).

What is your favourite day of the week? Friday. Why? For me it is the last day of the working week & we always have a BBQ lunch.

What is your least favourite day of the week? Thursday. Why? It is generally the busiest day of the week, especially the morning.

What about you? Leave your answers in the comment section below.

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Friday, August 10, 2007

AFL Round 19 Tips

Due to a busy week & weekend, I was unable to post my footy tips for round 18. I'm getting in early this week. Here are my tips for round 19.

Richmond vs Collingwood - Collingwood

Hawthorne vs Brisbane Lions - Brisbane Lions

Port Adelaide vs Carlton - Port Adelaide

Melbourne vs Wester Bulldogs - Western Bulldogs

Sydney Swans vs St Kilda - St Kilda

Kangaroos vs Wes Coast Eagles - West Coast Eagles

Geelong vs Adelaide - Geelong

Fremantle vs Essendon - Fremantle

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Wacky Wednesday

A roller coaster is one of those adventure rides that you might go one once a year at the local royal show, right.

Apparently a man wanting to reclaim is old Guinness World Record, after it was taken off him, took up the challenge of riding on a roller coaster for 7 days straight.

After 7 days on the ride, he is said to be going strong, & not ready to get off in a hurry. He wants to make sure his record is never broken.

Oh by the way, officials say he is allowed off the ride for 5 minutes every 2 hours for a comfort stop.

I don't know about you, but one ride on a roller coaster is more than enough for me.

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Sunday, August 5, 2007

You could win cash

This is rather a clever idea to attract visitors to a blog.

Over at Ashwin’s blog, you will find one crazy blog owner!! You can win $2500!! To enter just copy this text and paste it in your blog!! But hurry, this competition will not last long! So get posting!

That's all done. I'm in to win, how about you.

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Life seems too busy

Is it me, or does life just seem to be always busy?

It seems like there's always something to do, somewhere to go, people to see. Yesterday (Saturday), Jo & I did not spend half an hour at home all day. We went to the shops in the morning to get stuff in preparation for the rest of the day. I was intending to get a haircut, but that didn't happen because I didn't even have time to wait in the queue.

We went home, fed & changed Chloe & then headed out the door again. It was my nieces 7th birthday & we were going to see her for lunch. It was lovely to see her & the family, but we left there about 1:30pm & drove home again, fed & changed Chloe again, had a brief sit down before heading out the door once for to go to a friends wedding.

When we finally got home about 8:30 last night, we put Chloe to bed & sat down in front of the telly & put on a movie. That was short lived, as I soon fell asleep in my chair. We headed off to bed about 9:30pm.

Have you had a day like that lately? It's one thing after another. When you've got a 3 month old baby it's even harder.

After yesterday's efforts, we decided to have a rest day today. The thought of getting up & heading off to church this morning didn't really seem too appealing. Sunday is a day of rest is it not??

Saturday, August 4, 2007

A sigh of relief

If my working week could be represented by an open book, at the end of this week I would've closed the book shut, never to be opened again.

My job as a courier driver is usually fairly straight forward & simple. I might have a busy or bad day every now & then, but not every day as it has been this last week. I've had extra work to do every day, & have been home late most evenings.

Some reason this week, come the end of the day, there's always an urgent job to be picked up that must be delivered today, not overnight, as our system is supposed to operate.

The last couple of days our air freight from Sydney has not arrived on time, so due to no fault of our own, we ended up with two days of freight to deliver in one day. I managed to finish the week & got home at a reasonable hour, so now a rough week behind me, I can have a couple of days off & look to the week new ahead. It's gonna be great.

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