Balls

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I made cheesy-bacon and chives balls on the weekend for Stu to have as snackages during the week.  I'd made these before, but kept it simple this time.

* two 250g packs cream cheese (I got the spreadable stuff but you could soften the blocks)
* one 250g pack streaky bacon
* most of a packet of Coles chives

Chop the bacon into little teeny pieces and fry.

Mix with the cheese.

Chop up the chives.

Roll the cheese balls around in the chives.

Very simple and super tasty!

Cheesey bacon and chives balls

Struggling

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Saturday morning I gave away the fridge from the caravan that never worked on 240V.  One less piece of clutter in the house!

Then we headed out to the club.  I chatted to Chris and helped de-nail fence palings in the morning, and helped with the working bee (more de-nailing of fence palings) in the afternoon.

Came home and were all set for a quiet night in, started watching Back to the Future, then Kit invited us down.  Serena had brought Jenga Quake.  Which was my third variation of Jenga this week.  At work they have an original set.  At the club there's a much bigger set.  Quake has plastic bricks which have less friction so are a little easier to pull out.  But we didn't use the quake platform cause that's just silly.  Stayed up a bit too late annoying the neighbours by singing along to seventies music.

Today I barely did anything on the todo list.  Best I could manage was to clean the kitchen.  Did our food shopping, cooked/ate dinner, went for walkies with Chrissie then finished watching Back to the Future.

Surviving

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Only just barely survived the week.  Weird networking issues scuttled my firewall work which just made the whole team look bad.

Tuesday went for a short walk with Chrissie.  We were going to walk last night but I forgot.

On Wednesday I cleared out years of old project paperwork out of my desk drawers.

Thursday we went over to Kit's after drinks.

I also solved the GCHQ nonogram quite easily (it became pretty obvious what it was fairly early on) and have been playing nonogram puzzles online.

And starting to pick up speed on the 5000 piece jigsaw.

Moth

A380

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I had a crap day today.  Epic fail.

So here's a photo of me at the controls of an A380

Kazza and A380

Marina Bay Redux

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A couple of weeks ago I posted this photo mum and dad took of Marina Bay, Singapore in 2009.

Marina Bay Singapore

Here's the exact same view, January 2016

Marina Bay Singapore

Piecing

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Friday night we took Chrissie out for her birthday - she now joins me in knowing the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.  We went to the Dumpling Inn and had some of our favourites (shredded beef peking style and three cup wine chicken) and some dumplings (still can't compete with Din Tai Fung).  Went back to her place afterwards and Kit came down as well.

Lacked motivation this weekend.  Had a big todo list, but barely any of it got done.

I did manage to clean the kitchen and the spare room.  And did some washing.

Other than that, about ten hours on the jigsaw.  And all I've got to show for it is some sorting (about three hours), the edge, and a tiny bit of the jigsaw proper.

Well, also went for a longish (well it took ages, but that was cause of the kid and the dogs being special, it was actually only 4.85km) walk with Chris.  And the sweetie cooked dinner and did *heaps* of work in the garden.

Challenger

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Thirty years ago this morning we woke up to the news of the Challenger disaster.

I was just starting year 7.  My parents heard it on the radio in bed, and told us about it.

I remember being quite stunned at the time.

I also remember that jokes about it came out *very* quickly in those pre-internet days.  (eg - what does NASA stand for? need another seven astronauts)

Sad times..

Zombie Day

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So after *zero* sleep on Monday night, and just a couple of hours snoozing on Tuesday, last night I went to bed at a reasonable time, but then woke up at 4:37am with hurty.

*sigh*

So I was super tired today.

Tonight was just backing up my computer and starting this (a Christmas present from Stu)

The Big Short

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The Big Short

Yesterday we went and saw The Big Short.

I knew nothing about it going in.

Although as it started I remembered Stu saying it was about the global financial crisis in 2008.

It was in fact about several different fund managers and speculators that bet on the collapse of the housing market in 2007-2008.

It was quite well done and I enjoyed it.

  

Another one!?

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What's the deal with people dropping off at 69 from cancer??  First David Bowie, now Alan Rickman!

Mum is 69 - she'd better not be next!!

Kazza's "Boring Life Of a Geek" aka BLOG

IT geek, originally from Sydney, moved to Canberra in 2007. Married to "the sweetie", aka Stu. Prolific photographer, Lego junkie and tropical fish keeper.

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