Wednesday, 1 December 2010
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It's been a good few years since I have seen U2, and it's been almost as long since I attended a stadium gig. Last night at Etiad was fabulous for one reason. My clever Hubbie got us into the claw!
Jay Z was like all rappers in a stadium setting - both pointless and lost.
I would have been happy to hang back - bit as we wandered the stadium floor Hubbie spotted a team leader who offered an alternate viewing spot that turned out to being the jaws of the claw - so we got excellent views when U2 walked round; and a reasonable view of the band from the back.
Saturday, 20 November 2010
Friday, 22 October 2010
Tuesday, 5 October 2010
In a place where the Fire Brigade and Ambulance charge if you call them out - I am not sure the free redistribution of old telly's, pc's and dining suites replaces real public services; but it certainly provides fun with spot the best shelving unit or printer you can salvage for cartridges!
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
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Just one thing to add is that both for the iPad and iPhone the Google app and Dragon Dictation make use of voice recognition - one for searching and one for text entry are excellent.
Once more I just love the iPad - when i can get it from my husband......
Friday, 17 September 2010
But what got me was the scene of 7 Aussie kids out camping sharing a jar of Vegemite. They were handing round the jar and eating spoonfuls right out the jar. I mean urghghhhhh.
I don't mind the odd scrape of the 'mite, on toast or with avocado.... But on a spoon from the jar - that's just too Australian!
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Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Was very oddly the movie we nearly missed. Arriving at Village Cinema we were directed to Cinema screen 6 - and there were 3 lovely young ladies offering choc tops, popcorn and soft drinks - which we very happily helped ourselves too. In we went and we settled into our seats.
And then the marketing manager stood up and described the advert for nappies we were about to see - the demographic it was aimed at etc. We slunk down in our seats, along with two other couples..... but the guy very cheerfully invited us to stay for the short ad, enjoy our freebies and leave when ready.
Needless to say we left quickly and went to watch Bright Star.
Attended preview of Easy A, another US teen movie. Its a reasonable take on high school life, Emma Stone is an intelligent choice for the lead. The plot is somewhat predicable - After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school - until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.
The direction is good and the usual set of predictable high school 'characters' is extended by the virginal christian evangelist girl and her aging, thicko STD infected Beau!
Very good writing makes you chuckle - wait for DVD.
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Monday, 19 July 2010
Sunday, 18 July 2010
Was pleased to spend a mid-week break at Phillip Island and get round the 4 parks/reserves there. Churchill Island (a historic farm), the Koala Reserve and Nobbies (for sealions) and to attend the Penguin Parade. But on the home we got to visit a rather sad and past its best wildlife park (and cowshed - but more of that later) and see the paddock of Roos (the smaller greys) but best of all you could feed them (makes a change from them feeding me with roast roo and kanga bolognaise). So they get a bit excited when the tourists turn up with noms, specially on a Wednesday when they have not seen anyone since Sunday.
Cows - and on the way home we stopped at the Caldwell Farm to see the merry-go-round milking facility. Poor cows indeed.
Alchohol & Bikes
Also had a weekend in Rutherglen - a famous wine region. Sadly I was forced onto a bike and made to cycle kilometers before being offered my first drink.... Thats not true - we stopped at Brown Brothers on the way up... had a fabulous lunch and tasting, plus a glass with my meal.... and drinks at the accomodation that evening. Anyway after easing my well padded but sore bum off the bike we flitted from winery to winery, sipping many Tokays and Muscats. all very yummy and finally made Campbells for lunch. Another stupendous banquet accompanied by a very nice Merlot (one I could drink a very great deal of!) then back on the bike to get to .... well... somewhere. Just getting on the bike seriously put me off..... eventually the day ended with a great but chilly BBQ at the motel (it looked like Scott of the Antarctic and his team) and a impromptue concert by Rick and Rob! Sunday was much more gentile with car rides to the various wineries.... and a swift trip home.
Monday, 22 March 2010
Image via WikipediaWeirdly this is Australian for having an ice cream - no euphemism intended...... Yes there is an Ice cream called a Gaytime - and they are quite yummy.
But how can they get away with it you ask....
Well I dunno but it just goes to prove - Australia, a day ahead and stuck in the 1970's!
Image via WikipediaSo some Australian things to baffle and confuse....
Everyone (mostly) says thank you to the bus driver when you get off..... this positively never happens in England (though it might in rural Wales/Scotland)
I have English feet and they are geared up for Birkenstocks not flip flops (thongs) so its too bad but $1 thongs from Woolworths will never be my footwear of choice.....
Sausage Sizzles - the little brother of the BBQ, a loaf of bread a hot sausage and a selection of condiments.... and there you have the perfect fundraiser - people will wander over and ask how much and pay you for a daggy sausage on a piece of white bread - Terrific!
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Sunday, 21 February 2010
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Friday, 12 February 2010
I have had my iPhone 20 days and I love it - it could very easily replace my Husband in fact. Do I feel the need to upgrade to a iPad? - not at all; I lose the phone function - and its the only plus I can see - get a larger typing area. My iphone does everything at the moment - and its a phone (needless to say I mostly text and e-mail), calendar, music player and e-book, records voice, text and keeps me entertained - even provides neck massages (cough). Will the ipad take off - undoubtedly; but I will wait for the 3rd or 4th Gen before buying, if then as my girly bag is already too full of 'stuff'.
Monday, 1 February 2010
So - grab fanfiction from the web (content is free) and convert it to an eBook yourself, visit Project Gutenberg for out of copyright books and try out the 'I just want my book out there' freebies at ManyBooks. Go get em folks and crush the totalitarian publishers!
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Games - spore, solitare and Touchpets. Utilities - like Planets and Pocketmoney and e readers abound. still got a few more apps to work through in terms of doodle/art, maps and document editing..... but so far soooo impressed!
Sunday, 24 January 2010
Monday, 18 January 2010
SO - tried Fitness First and the local Rec Centre - now its Genesis. A 'Fat Ass Buster' membership so a month of gyming for $100 and I get $5 back for every visit. A a 4 times a week gal I might make back most of the $100! LOL.
And trying DailyBurn for tracking, meal planning and recording nutrition. And it interfaces with iPhone - so watch this space for Apps reviews from next week.