Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Oh, by the way...

I found this rather funny.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Nerd Alert! Nerd Alert!

How quickly the weekend goes. One minute you're leaving work on Friday night and it seems the very next minute you're heading to bed on Sunday, dreading the next morning.

I had a good weekend though. On Saturday we went out to dinner at La Porcetta, an Italian restaurant that's always pretty good, followed by an evening of playing pool (and God forbid, I had to play! We only had four of us there so I got included automatically).

On Sunday, Christian had a bunch of mates around to play Magic cards (don't anyone say a word! I mean it!).

On the left is Tiho, Christian and sexy Mike, and on the right at the front is brother-in-law Mike, Dan and barely visible Scott.

While the boys were entertaining themselves, Kat and I went out for a bush walk, taking Max with us.

Max (short for Max factor 2000) belongs to sexy Mike and is a gorgeous dog. She has such a nice nature, never runs off or barks. I'm not sure exactly which breed she is, Mike just describes her as half goat, half doormat. We went into the bush surrounding the Weir and then Kat and I decided to go up to John Forrest National Park. After dropping Max back off with the boys we made our way up there and went for a hike to the falls and the tunnel. The falls weren't exactly spectacular after such a dry winter but the tunnel is always so much fun.

Some pesky kids were riding their bikes through it which wasn't the smartest thing in the world as the ground is pretty uneven and half way through it gets so dark the only thing you can see is the light at the end, but we managed to make it through unscathed.

Our little hike ended up being roughly six kms (maybe slightly more) so it turned into a good walk. The weather was gorgeous, the sun was shining and we had a great time. Then we headed back home to watch Father Ted and Eddie Izzard which rounded off the evening rather well even if I do say so myself!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Say what?

On Sunday Christian and I went down south to help a friend out with his rally practice day. Apart from getting covered in red dust and getting extremely sunburnt (it's winter for Christ's sake!) we had a great day.

Along the way we drove through numerous towns and I was struck yet again by the wonderful names they have. In fact, my dream job would be making up names for small Australian towns.

Here's a selection of towns we drove through on our short trip to Benger.

North Dandalup
And numerous other towns ending in 'up'!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


I passed some roadkill the other day that looked suspiciously like a lobster...

That is all.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Can you hear the melody?

I'm not a big music fan. I listen to my mp3s in my car but I don't really listen to music at home and I rarely have the radio on. However I'm going to now share with you some of my favourite songs (unless of course you'd like to leave now - the door's over there *points*)

These songs I feel are timeless. No matter how often I hear them, they always feel fresh and leave me feeling upbeat and chirpy.
* Amazing by Alex Lloyd
*She will be loved by Maroon Five
* Where you end by Moby
* Everything you want by Vertical Horizon
* Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf or any of the covers

The following are songs that are special to me in various ways.
* Throw your arms around me by Hunters and Collectors. About six months into our relationship Christian and I panicked slightly after realising that we didn't have a song. We finally settled on this one as it symbolises embracing the moment and living for today.
*Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden. From the moment this song was released I knew I wanted to walk down the isle to it. Six years later I finally did and Barb almost burst into tears when she heard the first notes, as she knew I'd been wanting it for so long. It's kind of replaced the above as 'our' song.
* Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd and Thunder Struck by ACDC. These were the two favourite songs of our friend Rob who was killed in a hit and run while he and Christian were walking home from basketball many years ago. Whenever I hear them it takes me back to an innocent time when we could laugh without wondering what the ultimate price would be.
*Pachabel's Canon. My favourite piece of music ever. It is enchanting, uplifting and so beautiful it can move me to tears.

On a final note I would like to say Happy Birthday to Christian and Barb, who brought so much pain and tearing to their mothers on the 8th of July ;-)
We went out for brekkie last weekend for Barb's celebrations and yesterday we had a barbie here for Christian. We had a lot of fun and ate way too much cake, and we also had several drinks. I must say I was definitely tipsy when I lit the bbq and if it wasn't for the more pressing concern of cooking various animal remains, I most likely would have crossed the line into 'inebriation'. However I paced myself after that and so remained slightly tipsy for the remainder of the evening. Christian also had a few drinks, staying clear of the Southers though as he really didn't want to do the whole 'bucks night alcohol poisoning' thing again. The vodka he consumed did make him slightly better at playing Guitar Hero than he normally is and it's a shame I couldn't find my camera. You'll just have to imagine how amusing it was!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Ha Ha, very funny Christian

As most of you would know, I'm a huge Jenson Button fan. I received an email from Christian tonight titled 'Button injured in horrific F1 accident'.

Now, I missed the US Grand Prix on Sunday. I did hear that there was a huge crash into turn 1 and most of the field were taken out, including Button. Even though I had seen the update on his blog talking about the accident, it just didn't click with me that this was a joke. I was slightly panicky as I opened the email and missed the grin on Christian's face. This is what awaited me.

Needless to say that I wasn't immediately amused. Christian pissed himself laughing while I called him a prick. After a minute or two I was laughing too, but it wasn't a very nice thing to do!