Happy New Year!

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ok so a little late :)

NYE Margie came over and we had a bbq (well an indoor version anyways as it was raining).. David cooked up a storm of a lot of meat .. mmmm meat :) We even finished off the leftover smoked turkey and ham that we brought up. Afterwards we played singstar, but it was insisted we play the new version, with no skips, which meant I got a few songs I've never heard of before.. doh.. And then I got beaten by an eight year old at Toxic.. doh! ;)

Spent a decent chunk of the evening doing my year in review. Then I declared it beer o'clock and had a few drinks while we watched The Fifth Element and I Am Legend. We were all too full from lunch to eat much, and in fact didn't even feel like drinking much, so by 11:30 we were all about ready to go to bed. But we hung in there, said our happy new years and watched the Sydney fireworks (that had been delayed an hour for us peoples in Queensland :) )

Yesterday we took it a bit easy, and then we headed off to the airport to go home. The takeoff was the freakiest I've ever been through. It seriously felt like we were about to get blown sideways off the runway! Distracting us from this was the little girl behind Stu who *screamed* for the entire taxi and takeoff until the seatbelt light was turned off. *yay*. Our flight took us right over the middle of Sydney, which frustrated me no end because I was on the wrong side of the plane for the best photos. But still got some reasonable ones of western Sydney. Since when does a line from Brisbane to Canberra go over Sydney tho? And we came in from the south at Canberra.. so really didn't win picking seats on the right side of the plane.

Today it was back to work. Which was not much fun, especially as I'd had so little time at home this holiday. It was a frustrating day of having to get other teams to fix things so that we could do our thing.

I finished the Millenium Falcon tonight. Well, sort of. I was missing two 2x3 grey plates, and a right wing (but I had a left wing leftover). So this is quite distressing me, and I haven't taken any photos of it "finished" yet until I can fix up the wrong bits that would be visible in photos.

Anyways.. happy new year and all that :)

3 Comments

kapgar said:

For a second there, I thought you named the New Year "Margie." And I was thinking, how weird is it that they name their years in Australia?

Then it hit me that you were just setting the scene for your story. D'oh!

Happy New Year!

January 2, 2008 11:40 PM

   

David Johnson said:

Since they put a navigational beacon in Sydney.

January 3, 2008 1:36 PM

   

Kevin Spencer said:

One day I've promised myself that I must go to Sydney for New Year to see those fireworks for myself. It's on my list of things to do before I die ;-)

January 5, 2008 5:57 AM

   

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