Sunday, November 25, 2007

Questions for you

Here are some questions and my answers, have a look & then have a go yourself.

1. What time is it? 4:30pm (Sunday)
2. What are your full names? Scott Edward Parker
3. What are you most afraid of? The unknown, dark places
4. Place of birth? Blenheim, New Zealand
5. Favourite food? Chicken, chocolate, ice-cream
6. Your natural hair colour? Dark blonde
7. Have you travelled? Australia, New Zealand
8. Do you scrunch or fold toilet paper? Scruncher
9. Love someone so much it made you cry? The fact that never got to know my dad as
an adult
10. Been in a car accident? 3. The first I hit someone who failed to give way to me, the
second I was hit from behind while driving my taxi in NZ, and third, I was hit
from behind at a round-about.
11. BMW or Mercedes Benz? BMW
12. Favourite day of the week? Wednesday! Friday & Saturday
13. Favourite Restaurant? Italian
14. Favourite Flower? Anything colorful
15. Favourite sport to watch? AFL (Aussie rules), cricket
16. Favourite Drink? Mocha, tea, any soft drink
17. Favourite ice cream? Hokey Pokey (NZ tip top)
18. Disney or Warner Brothers? Warner brothers
19. Favourite fast food restaurant? Hungry Jacks
20. What colour is your bedroom carpet? grey
21. How many times you failed your driver's test? twice
22. From whom did you get your last e-mail? Bonnie Coyle
23. Hobbies? Computers, music, tv & DVD's, sound engineering
24. Bedtime? 10pm on weeknights, later on weekend & holidays
25. Who of your readers will answer this questionnaire? I'm not really sure; I guess we'll
find out
26. Who is the person you are most curious to see their answers? There are so many
people out there, so I'd be interested to see anyones answers.
27. What means the most to you? My faith & my family
28. Favourite TV shows? See the left hand sidebar of this blog
29. Dating MALES or FEMALEs? My wife
30. Tall or short? Tall
31. What is your favourite colour? Red
32. How many pets do you have? None
33. Age? 28 (29 in Dec)
34. What would you like to accomplish/do before you
die? Travel, fulfill my ministry call, pursue a career in computers

So that's me, I'd love to see your answers. If you have a blog why not post your answers on your blog, by copying and pasting this post onto your blog & then deleting my answers and inserting your own. If you do, please leave a note in the comments section of this post with the link to your blog.

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New leadership

It's all over. Last night we saw a big win for the Australian Labor Party & Kevin Rudd, who will now become the 26th Australian Prime Minister.

A big CONGRATULATIONS to Kevin Rudd & the ALP.

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Australia votes

Today is the Australian Federal election day; polls open at 8am and close at 6pm. It's a battle between Kevin Rudd & John Howard.

Who will win?? Who will you vote for??

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Are you speeding?

I couldn't find the image I was looking, but the sign basically says "Are you speeding? Speed camera ahead" This was the sign I came across driving home from work tonight.

Chances are you've seen the sign that informs you that you've just driven past a speed camera; of course once you see that sign it's too late; if you are speeding you've been flashed.

This sign I saw tonight on the road was placed about 50 meters before the camera, which if you are watching the road correctly you'd see & have plenty of time to check and adjust you speed accordingly.

This proved a point to me that the police & government are not all about revenue raising with their speed camera's, but as they claim they want to get drivers to slow down & hopefully reduce the amount of accidents & deaths on our roads.

I think the warning signs are good for quick reminders for those of us who often creep above the speed limit; but for those who still don't see the sign, you can be assured the camera will see you.

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

The final leg

This week is the final week of the Australian Federal election campaign. For five weeks now, we've heard lot's of different promises from both major parties, and you start to wonder how many of these promises will be fulfilled, when the winner is decided.

There are two things that really make me mad during this election campaign. The first is the amount of money spent on tv ads, flyer's etc. If they spent that amount of money on the more important things such as running the country or helping those in other parts of the world who are desperate.

The second is that they spend all their time slamming the opposition rather than selling their own policies. It's always "Mr Rudd said this" or "Mr Howard did this". They sound like children squabbling. To think that one of them will be our Prime Minister!!

I suppose it's only going to get worse during this final week, but it will be all over next week.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

It's time to wake up

Take a look at this video clip, & then tell me if you will still let the cat sleep on the end of the bed.

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

The heat is on

It looks like summer is starting early this year. Today we had our first heat wave of the summer months.

The mercury topped 37 deg C this afternoon, & tomorrow it is tipped to reach 39. I am sick of the hot weather here in Perth. I know it's only the start of summer, and Perth is known for it's hot climate & beach culture, so I'm really looking forward to getting back to the cooler climate of New Zealand in 2008.

Thankfully my mum, who is staying with us has a portable air conditioner to replace the cooler fan we have been using up until now. I just pray that it won't be too hot too often this summer.

So do you thrive in the heat, or like me do you just push through the summer months & long for the much more pleasant winter months?

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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Back to work

Don't you hate the last day of a holiday break? I was supposed to be back at work today, but due to a last minute change of plan, I had to help my mum put some of her stuff into storage today; so it's back to work tomorrow.

I have had a good 10 day break and although we didn't really go anywhere, it was lovely to spend some time at home with my family. One of my goals while on holiday was to change the look of my blog, which obviously has happened, & for now, I'm happy with it.

I do enjoy my courier work, and am looking forward to getting back into it; the funny thing is I have two days of work & then two days off again for the weekend.

So after a few days in the easy life, it's back to 5:30am wake ups & the business of the real world in the city of Perth.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Six months today

It was this day six months ago on the 5th May that our baby girl, Chloe was born. It has been an interesting six months watching Chloe discover herself & the world around her.

She is now at the stage where she is very vocal; it could be a quiet room & then all of a sudden the silence is broken by a squeal or other similar baby sound.

She is also close to crawling; she moves backward on her back with her legs & it's only a matter of time before she learns how to push off on her front.

Here are a few photos that we took today.

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Saturday, November 3, 2007

A childhood favourite

Jo & I did something last night that we haven't done in ages; we had McDonald's for tea.

We usually have takeout on one night of the weekend to give Jo a break from cooking & me a break from the dishes. It usually is a toss up between KFC, Hungry Jacks (for those of you outside Australia, HJ's is equivalent to Burger King) & fish n chips.

We find that HJ's is more filling for the price you pay, compared to McDonald's & therefore we havent had it for a long while.

So we decided to try something different last night, and for less than $20 we had a feed of Mc Donald's; it was good finish off a quarter pounder & reminded me of when I was a kid and having Maccers was such a novelty.

So do you prefer McDonald's or other fast food options, or do you avoid them altogether? I guess when you get older you develop a taste for other less plastic y types of takeout. It is good to visit your childhood favourites every now & then.

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Getting in Early

I know it's only the first day in November, but when you look at it, there's only 9 weeks until Christmas.

If your family is anything like ours, yo have many people including children to buy presents for, & allot of people, like us, just don't have allot of money to throw around.

Jo & I worked out how many people we have to buy for & decided that rather than waiting until the last couple of weeks, & having to buy everything at once, we would start now & buy one or two things each week until the big day.

This year we have a couple of other families joining us for Christmas, so we thought we would buy something small for each family, so obviously that's extra stuff to buy, which is fine if you are prepared.

Are you going to start early, or just wait until the last minute? I think if you get organized early, you can actually enjoy the festive season when it officially starts, whenever that it; it seems to be getting earlier every year.

So, the next thing we need to think about is Christmas cards & emails.

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Look, what's new?

No you're not seeing things, Scott's Simple Life is undergoing a makeover.

One of my goals while on holiday's was to re-design my blog; more colours, a second sidebar. I was getting bored of the old theme. Unfortunately I cannot take the credit for the design; after much googleing, I found a theme which was compatible with the new blogger system.

I still have a few things to be add, but it should be all done within a few days (I hope).

So sit back & enjoy Scott's Simple Life, just like you did before.

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