Quiet night

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Tonight the sweetie and I went to Chong Co for dinner after work.  We had the duck salad which was delicious, and pork pad see ew which was nice enough.

Then just a quiet night watching an episode of Homeland, and an early night.

So this was the breakfast lasagna I was talking about the other day.  Here's all the ingredients.  Eggs, pork mince, ham, and cheeeeeese!

Breakfast lasagna

18 eggs!  Count them!  Just scrambled lightly.

Breakfast lasagna

500g pork mince cooked through, then add 500g cream cheese and a cup and a half of stock (next time: plain water)

Breakfast lasagna

Cook until the cheese has melted.

Breakfast lasagna

Everything ready to layer

Breakfast lasagna

Layering.  Pretty much just ham, eggs, "gravy", cheese .. times two

Breakfast lasagna

Breakfast lasagna

Ready to bake for about forty minutes or so

Breakfast lasagna

Done!

Breakfast lasagna

This morning I actually got to try some of it.  It was pretty awesome.  Although very salty :(  Too much ham and cheese I guess.

And in other news, I woke up at dentist time this morning and probably only got about another hours worth of sleep all night :(:(:(

Celebrating

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Friday night mum came down from Sydney.  Chrissie and Zac came up and we all went out to the Dumpling Inn for dinner (slightly late on account of mum getting lost on account of road closures on account of accidents).  Had shallot cakes, crispy skin duck with pancakes, garlic prawns, xiao long bao and mixed chow mein.  All very nice.

Saturday morning we hopped in mum's car and headed down to Junee, arriving around lunch time.  The others watched some taped Home and Away while I finished up the holiday finances to figure out how much I owed mum.  Then mum, David and I played a game of canasta.  I got off to a good start, but David caught up and won.  Then we channel surfed Foxtel and ended up watching Under Seige 2.

For dinner we headed out to the Junee Golf Club.  Very strange venue.  I had to keep reminding myself it's a small country town.  Eftpos is that new fandangled thing didn't you know?  At least they took credit card when ordering food, if not at the bar.  Also had a cake for mum's birthday. 

Cheesy goodness

Mum

Then back to the house where mum dozed through Arctic Tale and Ice Road Truckers in India.  I half watched and half did jigsaws on Kat's ipad.

This morning we headed home.  Cloudy morning, but no rain, so actually a very pleasant drive, otherwise we'd have been headed straight into the sun.  Got home, then mum continued on home as well.

This afternoon I went food shopping, then came home and cooked all afternoon.  Cooked a roast pork for dinner with lots of roast veggies, then a "breakfast lasagna" from a recipe Lachie gave me.  Stu's brain has been suffering from processed flour the past couple of days so we really want to try again to cut out the processed sugar and flour.  This recipe of Lachie's is about 150% fat though, so it really goes against everything I consider to be "healthy".  Maybe just a very small portion with some tomatoes for fibre?  I could easily have halved the recipe I think, as it did two baking dishes full of food.  The pork roast for dinner was nice too.  Watched some Homeland, did a day's worth of photo processing, and suddenly it's 9:45pm.  Weekend?  What weekend?  I think I completely missed out this week :(:(:( 

Pretending to be healthy

Pork roast ingredients

Happy birthday mum!

Mum as a baby

Busy, Insomnia

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Last night was get home, cook dinner, eat dinner, watch an episode of Homeland, go for a walk with Chris and Ben, and by then it's a quarter to nine, and I still wanted to process a day of photos and needed to wash my hair.  So only just made it to bed by 11pm.

Veggie baking

And then woke up at something like 4:30 with a brain that wouldn't SHUT UP! and only a bit of broken sleep after than.

Tonight was get home, cook dinner, eat dinner, watch an episode of Homeland - and that's in between drama of people with broken down cars and freecycle people all competing for my time as well!  Gaaahhhh!!!  Drama.

Not as bad as Chrissie's dramas of course, with aforementioned broken down car (which isn't even her car).  Petrol gauge was broken and after having been assured that the car had plenty of petrol, it didn't, and she ran out of fuel.  Fun times.  Not.  Especially in peak hour traffic.  Fortunately her neighbour was able to rescue her.

And now it's nearly 8pm.

Better get stuck into the photos I guess...

At least it's Thursday tomorrow!

And here's a photo of a cockatoo, taken way back in February..

Cockatoo

Waaaaaay back in January I saw another one of Nathan Sawaya's Lego exhibitions in Sydney.  This one had a DC Comics theme, so lots of comics and super heroes.  It was at the Powerhouse Museum, and very nicely they let you take photos.  And they didn't overcrowd each session, so it was possible to get photos without a thousand kids heads in the way.

Nathan's trademark yellow man, done like the Joker
Art of the Brick

Batman
Art of the Brick

Wonder Woman and Superman
Art of the Brick

Justice League of America
Art of the Brick

Action Comics
Art of the Brick

Green Lantern
Art of the Brick

Superman
Art of the Brick

Trident
Art of the Brick

Detail in the trident - fish, starfish and crabs!
Art of the Brick

Flash Forward
Art of the Brick

Cobblepot
Art of the Brick

Superman (I really liked the mosaic that made the mirror)
Art of the Brick

Mosaics of comic book covers, and the original covers

Art of the Brick Art of the Brick

Art of the Brick Art of the Brick

Cowl Collection
Art of the Brick

Joker
Art of the Brick

This completely black sculpture of Batman looked transparent because of the way the light reflected.  A photo doesn't capture this.
Art of the Brick

Next to Batman is a Batman logo
Art of the Brick

Inside the logo is all different kinds of bats and Batman weapons
Art of the Brick

The Batmobile
Art of the Brick

Art of the Brick

Check out the detail in the wheels!
Art of the Brick

Art of the Brick

Pretty quiet/boring weekend for us.  Although I was super busy doing house stuff - mostly the pool and fish tank stuff, a bit of housework, some cooking (a beef stew), food shopping, walking with Chris and also with the sweetie, and drinks with Kit and Ben.  In fact I was so busy doing the house stuff I barely had time for anything else, including photo processing (only managed three days worth over the weekend).

And is America *ever* going to toughen its gun laws or what?  Seriously.

WTF

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Whiskey Tango FoxtrotThe sweetie took me to the movies tonight.

He didn't tell me what we were going to see, and I didn't even look at our tickets to find out what we were going to see.

(even if I had, it wouldn't have meant much, as I'd not even heard of the movie!)

So I had literally no idea what the movie was about.

In fact, I didn't know what it was called until we were leaving and I looked at the tickets - as the credits at the beginning were very brief and didn't even list the stars.

I quite enjoyed it.  So did Stu.  We thought it was quite well done.

So I get home and look it up on IMDB, and it's labelled as Comedy, War.

Well ok, there was funny bits in it, but I would *not* have called it a comedy.  Stu was worried that it was going to be silly, but it wasn't really.

Afterwards we had dinner/dessert at Max Brenner - we had chocolate fondue with fruit and marshmallows - yum!

Airgaps in the flights are because A380s walls are so thick it's hard for the GPS to pick up the signal.

Europe 2016

Europe 2016

Europe 2016

Europe 2016

YCDTOTV

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Well that was fun.  NOT.

Wait, that was a few nights ago.

hrmm

So Friday night after getting home I slept really well.  Fine all day Saturday.  Saturday night I woke up in the middle of the night for hours and was a zombie on Sunday.  Sunday night I had a few drinks and slept pretty well so was fine on Monday.  Monday night I slept quite well.  Tuesday was also good, but Tuesday night I woke up in the middle of the night for hours and was a zombie on Wednesday.  Can't. Fricken. Win.

Wednesday night we (read: DC and Duncan and Doc and Chris and even Jai, but not me) won the fricken trivia night.  A-fricken-gain!  

But at least I slept well.

Today the second-place-getters at trivia took us up on our begging offer to run the next trivia night so that was a huge relief!  

Tonight Ben was going to come up but then didn't.  hrmmm

So instead I watched the video that came with one of my installs of Windows - Windows ME I think - which had Alanis Morissette cutting off her hair - which suits her sooooooo much better than the long hair around her face.  And that got me onto watching one of her episodes of You Can't do that on Television which I can't believe I've never actually referenced on this blog!  (sorry: scratch that, I did mention it once, two years ago).

Yeup.

"You Learn"

I recommend getting your heart trampled on to anyone
I recommend walking around naked in your living room
Swallow it down (what a jagged little pill)
It feels so good (swimming in your stomach)
Wait until the dust settles

You live you learn
You love you learn
You cry you learn
You lose you learn
You bleed you learn
You scream you learn

I recommend biting off more then you can chew to anyone
I certainly do
I recommend sticking your foot in your mouth at any time
Feel free
Throw it down (the caution blocks you from the wind)
Hold it up (to the rays)
You wait and see when the smoke clears

You live you learn
You love you learn
You cry you learn
You lose you learn
You bleed you learn
You scream you learn

Wear it out (the way a three-year-old would do)
Melt it down (you're gonna have to eventually anyway)
The fire trucks are coming up around the bend

You live you learn
You love you learn
You cry you learn
You lose you learn
You bleed you learn
You scream you learn

You grieve you learn
You choke you learn
You laugh you learn
You choose you learn
You pray you learn
You ask you learn
You live you learn

Hi Luc!

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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