And the rest of the weekend

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Friday I snapped this:
Under the Bridge

Yesterday was quite a busy day.

Went into town to spend lots of money on the Stubie.  He got an Olympus E-420 digital SLR camera.  He actually wanted an E-620, but that's not due out til April - after our Japan trip.  He also got a couple of pairs of jeans and some underwear.  Had lunch in the Canberra Centre - where I had a full roast pork meal for $8 - and it was very nom-worthy!.  And then we tried to spend a DJs gift card we got for our wedding.  Man that was hard work.  Who knew spending money in DJs could be so hard.  Unless you want to spend $300 of course :/ 

Stu with camera

The rain yesterday was very cool, although we still need more of it!  Hint! Hint!
(in the morning Mt Ainslie was gone, in the afternoon it was decorated with a rainbow)

Mt Ainslie missing

Mt Ainslie rainbow

For dinner we went down Northbourne Ave to find some places in the Entertainment Book to use our card for.  The first place we went to (Zipp) claimed to be fully booked at 7:30pm, even though the place was only about 1/3 full.  hrmmm.  So went up to Breeze.  The food was good enough and the service was quite good, however yet again, we came across an Entertainment Book restaurant that didn't give the deal specified in the book.  We were supposed to get "buy one main course get one free", which would have been worth $28, however they only gave us a $17 discount.  I wanted to say something, but Stu is more allergic to confrontation than I am, so we just gave no tip.  Which made me feel a bit sorry for the dude cause he was actually pretty good.  <mails the Entertainment Book people>

Then we toddled off to see The Reader (via dessert at Baskin and Robbins), and got home very late.

Today was a bit quieter.  Got a bit of house tidying and Japan planning done.  Did our food shopping.

And that was it really. 

Less than two weeks to go!  Wheeeee!!


delmer said:

I'm allergic to confrontation as well.

I'm very good about never going back to a place, however. Or not buying an Entertainment Book ever again. (Which, I admit, sometimes reeks of cutting off my nose to spite my face.)

March 20, 2009 5:55 AM


Kazza the Blank One said:

hehe yeah, except they do pay for themselves quite quickly after a couple of uses. I did mail the Entertainment Book people, but never got a response.

March 20, 2009 7:05 AM


woosang said:

Looking at the site, it states that the restaurants don't pay to be in the book and therefore are not advertising as such.. they are under no obligation to maintain an offer, a bummer but at least you got a discount even if it is not the one you expected.

Its killin' me and I have to ask.....(Sorry) Why buy the E-420 when the E-520 is avaiable from Big W?? (Just wondering, is there a feature in the 420 that is not in the 520? Is it too heavy? Bigger?? Just too expensive??)

March 20, 2009 8:54 AM


Kazza the Blank One said:

I guess the point is we only went there because of the discount available and felt a bit ripped off that it wasn't given to us.

Don't know, you'd have to ask the Stubie...

March 20, 2009 10:52 PM


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