January 2011 Archives

I took my photoMate 887 (lite) GPS tracker along on Saturday and recorded the whole trip.  Yesterday I downloaded the track and tied it to all the photos I took.  It actually worked really well.  I used the GPS Photo Tagger that came with the tracker (well sort of - I had to download it).  It seemed to save all the GPS data, as verified by GeoSetter.  Although for some reason this data didn't show up on all the pics that went up on the RiotACT today (it's there in the full details page on the Picasa album, but not on the regular photo information bar).

Bendora Dam GPS track


Lamb Sunday

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For Australia Day I thought I'd get some lamb.  But I couldn't choose between a roast and shanks.  So I bought both.  The roast was a mini roast, so only took about thirty five minutes to cook, so did that on Australia Day.  Today we did the shanks.

Very very simple.  Two lamb shanks.  An onion, some cloves of garlic, a couple of potatoes, a tin of chopped tomatoes, a tub of tomato paste and some Worcestershire sauce.  Turn slow cooker onto low and come back six hours later (I did turn them a couple of times).  Carefully remove from the cooker so as not to lose any of the meat :)  Probably should have cooked some greens as well, oh well.

Stu's Devilled Lamb Shanks

Devilled lamb shanks
Very rich and tasty, probably better suited to a winter's night than a summer one, but hey :)

Other than that, I had a relatively productive day, trying mainly to avoid the heat.  Got news feeds under control again, some of the house tidied, bathroom cabinet cleaned out and sorted out a bunch more photos to scan next.

I also had my first go at geotagging some photos against a GPS track, but will save that for another post :)

Bendora - Finally!!

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Today I took my poor little laser out on the crazy rock roads to Bendora Dam!!  (Not much dirt - much has been washed away recently - they were even regrading chunks of it).  So averaged probably 40km/h on most of it.

First stop was at Piccadilly Circus to photograph the signs, and some flutterbys

Butterflies
Butterfly
Then onto the dam.  

The dam is still full to overflowing.

Bendora Dam
Bendora Dam
Saw a cool bird.  Possibly an Australian Kestrel.
Edit: according to Chris it's a young Osprey

Australian Kestrel (maybe)
Australian Kestrel (maybe)
Walked down to try and get a view of the front of the dam.  Climbed on a concrete pedestal to get a view over the fence.

Bendora Dam
Bendora Dam
Bendora Dam
Then continued wandering down the road.  

Past some of the water pipes.  Some of our drinking water goes through this.

Water pipes
Further down there's a little causeway that was overflowing.

Cyclist at Bendora Dam
Causeway at Bendora Dam
Went back up the hill and found a stairway under the bridge downstream from the river that went down to the river.

Found a skink that had lost its tail recently.

Lizard at Bendora Dam
And an unobstructed view of the dam.  This place would have been flooded last month when all five spillways were spilling.

Bendora Dam
Bendora Dam
Stopped there for something to eat, and several lizards came out to investigate.

Lizard at Bendora Dam
Lizard at Bendora Dam
My car struggled somewhat getting back to the top of the ridge between the ACT and NSW, but it made it.

Stopped at the old arboretum at the top of the hill.

Arboretum
Bark
Flowers at the arboretum
And when there was a view of Canberra

Canberra from the Brindabellas
And at Cotter Dam

Flowers at Cotter Dam
Cotter Dam
And the Cotter River (which was at much more normal levels than the last time I was there)

Cotter River
Cotter River
Phewf!!  177km later! 3782m ascent, 3286m decent (odd, since I started and finished at home).  Probably won't get out there again any time soon!

Maybe I should have done this on Australia day (on which we had lamb)...   
I had kangaroo for two meals today, and crocodile as well (my first ever try of crocodile).

:)

Lunch was at the pub with a skewer each of kangaroo (which was tender and super awesome) and crocodile (which was a bit tough so that was a bit disappointing).  Then had leftover kangaroo red curry for dinner.

Kangaroo and crocodile skewers

What day is it?

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It's Friday but it doesn't really feel like it.  I'm sure I'm going to wake up tomorrow thinking I'm going to have to go to work.

Spent this evening scanning another 67 photos from (mostly) 1991.  Last year of high school, so a few of the last weeks of school.  Lots of memories there.  I tried emailing Chris (Crust) on her last birthday earlier this week but got no response, so no idea if the email address works (I got it a year or so ago) or if she just doesn't like me anymore heh (I'm terrible at keeping contact with people).  Oh crap, that reminds me, I never wrote to Linenoise! Gah!

And also the study camp where I met my first boyfriend Mark, and our high school formal.  

And a few other bits and pieces.  Including some experimental photos my brother took, probably in mid-late 1991, of the stars and other long exposure experiments.

David's experiments with time exposures
David's experiments with time exposures
And a picture of my collection of models in 1992, with considerably less dust on them than they do now..

Karen's models in 1992

Australia Day 2011

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Had a bit of a meh Australia day.  Some plans fell through.  Others were too impractical.

So I scanned photos for a good chunk of the day.  Got two more "evil" photo albums scanned.  One was photos from around 1989-1990.  

The other one was all my photos from the CRA National Science Summer School.  It was sponsored by CRA in 1991 so that's how we were all encouraged to talk about.  And now it's called the National Science Youth Forum.  It was a pretty awesome couple of weeks.  At the time I was most interested in Physics because that was my favourite subject at school.  So I was put into a physics stream.  But after seeing the sorts of things real-life physicists did all day (sit around big machines and crunch numbers) I was a little turned off it.  So it was a big influence on me choosing to do biology at uni.

A couple of other points of note from summer school:
* I stayed up all night for the first time while there (on the last night where it's expected that everyone stay up all night)
* I had my first ever proper kiss there.  Charles lived in WA and I've never seen him again (or even correspond)
* I met Hao there, who later became my second boyfriend.  He lived in Melbourne.  Long distance relationships suck. 
* Hao and I got an awesome tour of the Qantas hangars in Sydney from someone who went to the summer school and later worked for Qantas
* I don't keep in contact with anyone from there anymore
* There was graffiti about one the staff members (previous students) on a toilet wall in the library at UNSW.  I thought that was pretty funny.

I was thinking today I should wander by UC - I've not been back on campus in the twenty years since, and now I'm literally just up the road from it.

NSSS 1991
The other fun thing I found was a postcard of Canberra that I got at the time.  One of the small pics on it was a picture of Black Mountain - complete with both the old and the new towers!

Black Mountain old and new towers

And Potty and family came over this arvo for a swim which was nice. 

It's Friday!!

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OK so it's not really.  But I don't have to go to work tomorrow which makes this Friday! Hurrah!! :)

Unfortunately I don't have any photos in my to-be-blogged folder either.

So this is going to be the boringest post ever.  Well maybe not ever.  I've had some boring posts in the past.  Your challenge: find one! mwooahhahaha

I've been blogging for eight years.  2891 entries.  

!!

Even I don't have the stamina to re-read the whole thing.  It'd take weeks!  I tried at one point, cause I thought it would be a good idea to censor my biggest rants, especially about friends and family (parents).  I think I got about a year and a half in before I ran out of steam.  

My mother on the other hand is obsessive enough to read the whole thing if she found it again (she found it once by accident, don't know if she's been back since).  Since she has the internet at home now it's likely to happen sooner rather than later.  Well mum, be warned, there's a rant or two about you floating around.  You have been warned.

Wow.  I somehow managed to stretch a nothing post into a several paragraphs!  

Happy Invasion Australia day for tomorrow.. if anyone wants to come round for a swim, the puddle will be free (preferably in the afternoon when the sun is a bit off the pool).

I never tire of taking crazy light photos.  I really should practise more and try different things..

Light painting
Light painting
Light painting
And here's a pic of the moon last week (full pixels - the 105mm would make this smaller :( )

Moon
Other than that a pretty standard Monday.  Actually had a bit of a lull in my crazy todo list so did some operational stuff.  Not much tonight other than a full backup of my hard drive.

Watercolour

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So other than our food shopping, didn't do much else today.

I did do the first couple of water colours in my new calendar...

I'd been looking at this calendar since late last year and umming and ahhing about whether to get it.  I almost got it a couple of times.  Then when the calendar place dropped to 70% off I decided to get it.

There's three a week - one for Monday/Tuesday, Wednesday/Thursday and Friday/Saturday/Sunday.  I doubt that I'll be able to keep up with that (I only did two today!).  I was reminded of why I'm not the hugest fan of water colour paints - they're actually pretty tricky to work with to get strong enough colours - yellow especially is awful.  I prefer runny paints.  Not that I've painted anything in twenty years apart from model kits.

Anyways.

Here's the first two (original to copy on the left, my lame attempts on the right)

Watercolour Jan 1-2
Watercolour Jan 3-4

Rename Rename Rename

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Warning: complete boring obsessive-compulsive post.

This morning I had the thought that I really should get around renaming all our UK photos with date/timestamps.

Sounds easy, no?

Well with the right tools, the bulk of it is.  Point an application such as Renamemaster at a directory of files and you're done.

Well that only works on the days that all files are in the same timezone.  As soon as you start throwing flights into the mix, the problem becomes how to deal with files in different timezones.  Especially problematic when you're going back in time - you can end up with overlapping files if you do it wrong :/

The first challenge as always was to figure out exactly what time (local time) photos were taken to see which ones need offsetting.  That took ages.  Especially with photos from three still cameras, two phones and a video camera to sort out.  All with different behaviours.  The still cameras were fairly easy cause the time is set manually.  They just worked.  Phones automatically pick up the new times when you change timezones so they were also easy enough, except for some of the iPhone pics which didn't have a date modified timestamp on them that Renamemaster could find - weird! The video camera was a bit painful because it was set by changing the timezone on it.  For some reason the still photos it takes and the videos were different by an hour. Yay.  

I used Exif Date Changer on some of the files (the ones where I was going forward in time and wanted to update them to local time after I'd changed timezones). 

The movies taken by the still cameras I renamed manually cause there weren't that many of them.  But when I got to the video camera and they all needed adjusting by an hour I used Bulk Rename Utility.  Its interface is a bit scary, and by accident I actually modified the original modified date (possibly that will be a problem when we're not in Daylight Saving anymore..) but then also managed to rename them as well.  

So anyways.  It took around eleven hours *groan* but got everything sorted and renamed and the blog posts updated with the stats.

I'm sure my brother will tell me I'm doing it wrong.  But at least now all ~13000 files are done.

Hurrah.

Fly Friday

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Blogging now cause we have peoples coming over shortly for dinner.  Not that I have anything interesting to say :)

Always liking the fact that it's Friday.  Managed to come home, have a swim, clean the house and get dinner on, now at 7:20pm it's quite definitely beer o'clock.  

Anyways.

Here's a couple of pics I got of a dragonfly recently. It was just sitting on the flyscreen and stayed there long enough for me to get some (pretty average) pics of it.

Dragonfly
Dragonfly

Nothing night

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Was going to do some more scanning tonight but thought I'd wait til pizza got here.  Except we called Crust Pizza at 6:55 and it's 8:40 now (we called them again 25 minutes ago) and it's still not here.  Not happy!!

In other gripes.  ReCAPTCHA has been cracked, so I've been getting more and more comment spam coming through :(:(  So now going to have to figure out some other way of stopping the spam that doesn't take me a whole weekend to figure out and implement :/

Just for fun, here's a couple of fishie pics I took last week.

Julidochromis transcriptus
Julidochromis transcriptus
Neolamprologus multifasciatus
Neolamprologus multifasciatus
Neolamprologus leleupi
Neolamprologus leleupi
8:46pm.  Still no pizza.

Stu called them again.  They're just going to do it now.  And give us credit for the next time.  *sigh*

Kazza the Baby One

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Tonight's project was scanning the oldest of the "evil" photo albums.  You know those albums where the sticky stuff deteriorates and sticks to the photos :(  Not sure where this album came from.  It might have been one of the grandparents'.  I seem to remember inheriting it a few years before I left Sydney. 
**EDIT** -  more than a few years! I actually first scanned these (at very low resolution) in 1999!!!

It contains mostly baby/toddler photos of me from birth (obviously) to about 1983 when I was ten.  But only ~64 photos in all of that.  These days a kid would have 64 photos on their first *day* let alone ten years!!  There's probably more around, certainly of later years, but there just wasn't that many taken of my in my first few years.  And they did lose about six months of photos through some mishap as well.

The album is now to be thrown out, and the photos stored in a box somewhere (with clean paper between each one to stop the sticky residue sticking to the photo behind it).

I'm feeling quite old doing this.  Remember, when I die *noone* is going to care about these photos.  No kids and no nephews or nieces are going to exist to be interested.  Our family will history will die with my brother and I.  When I die someone is just going to throw all these photos out and format my hard drive and that'll be the end of me.  It's kind of a weird feeling.  Especially since I have this feeling that I'm probably half way through my conscious life so it's all down hill from here.. 

But anyways...

I guess I was kinda cute as a baby .. where did it all go wrong..?

Kazza the baby

Memories take two

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This time with my high school photos.

Urgh high school hey.  Plenty of good memories .. plenty of bad ones.. 

2011 will be twenty years since we finished high school in 1991.  Our year was the last year to go through year 12 in the girls school, as after that they merged with the boys school across the road to become "The Jannali High School".

Sadly it looks like I never got around to labelling this photo.  Oh well..  Have uploaded them all to Friends Reunited anyway.

Jannali Girls High School, Year 12, 1991

Memories...

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I cleaned my desk a bit more today and decided to attack a folder of photos that my mother had sent to my grandmother over the years.  Mum had put some baby photos and all our school photos into folders with nice labels and everyone labelled!  She would have done this with three copies of photos - one for her and one for each set of grandparents.  Dozens of names repeated over and over again over the years.  (In case you were wondering where my obsessive-compulsiveness comes from!!)

** EDIT: actually I think most of these were actually mum's originals.  When she pulled apart the old evil photo albums that destroy photos I think she separated them out for us, and gave my photos to me and my brother's photos to him **

Anyways.  I scanned the couple of baby photos and all the primary school photos and typed up all the names on the backs for each of them.  I then uploaded the group photos to Friends Reunited.  When I get the energy I'll do the high school ones as well.  

Como Public School, 1984

Seeing the faces and names brought back all sorts of memories.  I've been thinking I should have some sort of "memories" blog where I can write down everything I can think of about my past.  Not sure who it would really benefit though.  Certainly noone else is going to care about what I thought about people thirty years ago.  It could be interesting for me when my dementia gets worse.  Although chances are those old memories will be the last to go lol.

Nat and Andrew came over this arvo and we spent ages in the pool, then I cooked a pasta bake for dinner (no leftovers tho - doh!) and then we played a few games of Bananagrams (which is a lot like Take Two) which I won all three of, then a two-board game of Roborally which Stu won.

Roborally

iPhone shenanigans

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The SIL has been playing with all sorts of photographic effects for a while now.  My brother is not impressed.  I can see where my brother is coming from.  Why take a photo of something then abuse it so it doesn't really resemble what you took a picture of.  And to some extent I agree (my biggest gripes are with the photos that take the image then mirror it or flip it around.. I really don't see the point of those).  But on the other hand, if you're just having a bit of fun, and the pictures you're taking really aren't *of* anything in particular, then putting some effects on them makes them a bit more interesting.

Like this photo of Stu taken at Knead Patisserie today.  I take plenty of pictures of Stu, but to be a bit different, I added an Instagram effect (can't remember which one!).  Not a very exciting (or even very good) photo, but the original is even less so.

iPhone fun
Or these pics of the Belconnen Markets.  The original was created with Pro HDR.  The HDR exposes for both the shadows of the shops and the bright sail.  So it's already looking better than a regular photo would.  But really the content isn't that exciting.  Why not apply an old-school filter to it, then you could look at it think it was out of someone's photo collection from the 1960s or 1970s.  

iPhone fun
iPhone fun
I really liked this picture of a random guy sitting at a table.  With the "antique" Lightroom filter it looks more interesting than the original below it.

iPhone fun
iPhone fun
And a picture of Stu's coffee.  Again, completely boring subject matter, but livened up with an Instagram filter.

iPhone fun
So I can see its point as art.  Because you're not trying to faithfully recreate the original scene.  You're manipulating something that would otherwise have little interest and have some fun with it.

Moving Day

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I moved cubicles today.  Moved to the same spot in the next bank of cubicles.  Our section is taking over the floor mwooahahaha!  Got a few bits and pieces done and went out to lunch for Chris' birthday.  And got a slight early mark.

The pool is now blue again which is a Good Thing.  

There's a red-back spider in the garage.

Nothing more of any interest, so here's a couple of photos.

A Gak Gak bird yelling at me for getting too close to its chick (which had a broken leg or something and wasn't doing too well :( )
Gak Gak bird defending a chick
Sunbeams
Sunbeams

Queensland Floods

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I've had only a detached interest in the Queensland floods.  Devastating, yes, but somehow not personal.  

Until it hit Brisbane and places I've been to.  Watched coverage for several hours tonight.  Sad sad sad.  Stu was pretty sad tonight too.  He having lived in Brisbane for so long and all..

The only people I know in Queensland are ok, although not far from the devastation in Goodna.

Photos from the Sydney Morning Herald and the Courier Mail.

Brisbane floods
Brisbane floods
Brisbane floods
Brisbane floods
Brisbane floods
Brisbane floods
Brisbane floods
Brisbane floods
David described scenes like this as like the end of the world..
Brisbane floods

One of the images that really struck me though was from a couple of days ago in another part of Queensland.

Kangaroo rescue

This page is pretty freaky too.  Someone's done an overlay of the Brisbane River and the extent of the possible flooding..

Brisbane River map
Brisbane River map
So yeah.  Stay safe everyone...

Snails on parade

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Ok this is just gross.  Moral of the story: don't walk outside in bare feet.  Fortunately I didn't step on any (even with shoes on that would have been just gross).  There was a good ten or so of these in a couple of metres of path outside.

Snails on parade
Snails on parade
Snails on parade
Snails on parade

I have no life..

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Well not on a weeknight anyway.  Especially not on a weeknight.  Nothing interesting to talk about.  Haven't done anything interesting.  Boring boring boring.

I backed up my photo directory tonight.  Is that exciting?  Well all except the "masters" directory cause that's too big to fit on this particular disk.  And the UK photos don't fit either.  Good thing I have two other disks that *do* fit all those photos.  I have 38gb of Canon masters, and that's only 6106 files, excluding all the UK photos.  

I have four backup hard drives at the moment.  Two fit everything.  Two fit a subset of files.  I'm thinking of ditching the two smaller ones.  I mean what can you do with an 80gb drive these days *really*?  Besides, all four don't fit properly in my offsite storage location.

Ok that's enough with the boring talk.

Here's a boring picture of my dinner tonight - a lamb red curry with some very old lamb I found in the freezer, pak choy or choy sum or something like that, garlic, a chili off a Crust pizza, capsicum and mushrooms, with red curry paste and a tin of light coconut cream, topped with cashews.  Well it was yummy anyway.

Lamb red curry

Had a decent enough day yesterday.  Did some houseworky type stuff, took down the Christmas tree etc.  And didn't leave the house.

Today I just felt blah though.  Dunno why.  

Didn't get much done.  Did play with my bucky magnets for a bit.

Bucky icosohedron
I was going to work some more on the wedding photo book but it was being a bumhead so gave up on that.

Went out in the arvo to drop off some old fluoro lights and a battery at the recycling place, then dropped in on Scott and Kerry before doing our food shopping.

Jake and Violet
Was still feeling blah when we got home.  I didn't feel like cooking and neither did the sweetie. 

So I had a TV dinner.

Veal cordon bleu tv dinner

Happy ..

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.. birthday David Bowie!
.. blogiversary to me!

Storm clouds

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Part 3 of the Coppins Crossing series.  Here's some of the clouds from the incoming storm...

All but the very last one are just regular photos, no HDR.  The last one is HDR on the iPhone.

The storm brought some pretty impressive hail to Canberra's southern suburbs, although only rain to the northern suburbs.

January storm
January storm
January storm
January storm
January storm
January storm
January storm HDR

Had an ok Friday today.  Got some stuff done and may have even had a win (will find out next week if we did or not).

Coppins HDR

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Had a good play with the ProHDR app on my phone the other day at Coppins Crossing.  I tend to find it makes things a little too bright and too saturated so have adjusted them a bit.  The approaching storm clouds certainly made for interesting photos :)

Coppins Crossing HDR
Coppins Crossing HDR
Coppins Crossing HDR
Coppins Crossing HDR

Coppins Crossed

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This will be part one I think.. will give me material for another blog entry or two that way ;)

DaveO the other day asked if I'd been out to Coppins Crossing, because the bridge was damaged and could make a good photo-op.

Bridge Damaged
Sure enough, it was a bit of a mess...

Coppins Crossing
Coppins Crossing
Coppins Crossing
Coppins Crossing
Coppins Crossing
Coppins Crossing
Coppins Crossing
Saw this cute little birdie too.. no idea what it is..  I might have sent it into the RiotACT but they're getting much better bird pics so probably won't bother (besides this is almost full pixels).

Bird at Coppins Crossing

Back to work

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So back to work today :(

It started off ok but got worse as the day went on.  All day fighting with a crappy crappy cobbled together piece of software, getting home and fighting with robocopy and people hassling me about crap equals a grumpy Kazza.

On a lighter note, I did start collecting photos for the RiotACT's bird week, had a yummy dinner of refried leftover pork and potatoes and watched some Monty Python while cycling.

Crow
Peewee
Honeyeater
Leftover pork

And so it ends...

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I still miss my three month uni summer holidays .. I know, it's been fifteen years since I had one, but I still miss them!

Anyways.

So the end of the break and I actually had a really relaxing day.  Was sort of at peace, so to speak.  Got my desk mostly cleared.  Paid some bills.  Sorted out some finance stuff.  Sorted some receipts.  Played Loops of Zen.  Played Canasta.  Did some kirigami.  Went through some newspapers.  Edged some of the front lawn.  Played with my magnets and made a buckyball.  Played with HDR, Camera+, and Instagram on my iPhone.  Cooked a nice red curry for dinner.  Watched some Star Trek with the sweetie.  Kept the kitchen cleaned up.  Did some washing.  Downloaded photos.

Really good productive day, with lots of fun as well.

I got this 7x7 cube for Christmas.  I haven't been game to muck it up yet!
7x7 cube
Bucky ball!
Buckyball
I'm really liking making my own red curries at the moment.
This one has:
A little bit of leftover pork, garlic mince and half an onion fried in peanut oil in a wok
Mushrooms and zucchini added next
Finally some red capsicum and pak choy
Add in three teaspoons of red curry paste and a tin of light coconut cream
Nomm!   (I also added a small handful of cashews on top).  The sweetie went back for seconds :)
Red curry

Two days in ..

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So two days into the new year and I've already forgotten to blog a day!  Fail!! :)

Yesterday was pretty hot but not as bad as Saturday.  So did get a bit more stuff done.  We did our food shopping and for dinner I cooked some yummy salmon, asparagus and potatoes.  Potatoes were perhaps slightly underdone but the rest turned out pretty well.

We were even civilised and ate at the dining room table! :)

(pic taken half way through the meal :) )

Salmon dinner

Happy New Year!!

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So new year's eve started like this:

NYE fog

And then it just got hotter and hotter.

Documented a crimson rosella having noms in the front yard..

Crimson rosella
Then after I'd cleaned up the house, Nat and Andrew came over with Steve (and later on their friend David came over as well).  Chatted briefly before taking beers and noms and jumping in the pool (that spa bar epic rocks!).  Stayed in until it was well and truly dark, then Andrew and Stu attempted to order pizzas.  Crust and Zeffirellis were both closed (fail!!) so ordered Dominos.  Ate pizzas upstairs while Stu played some of a Miku concert.  Then we headed down to cooler weather and played a game of Split Decision that we got for Christmas.  It played fairly well, although a lot of the categories are just silly and you really just had to guess the answers.  My favourite round was Queen or Queen Latifa album?  Only three questions per round though - doh!  Nat and I were tied at the end and the last question was just a random guess by both of us, but I got lucky and won.  

Edgar the dinosaur
That took us til nearly midnight so then we got icecream and watched the Sydney fireworks!

Chatted for a while and then went up and played 16 races of Mario Kart.  Got to bed at 2am :)

Today woke up at 6am and thought someone had turned the hall light on - the whole hall was glowing.  Got up and the sun was streaming in orange.  So closed the windows and blinds to keep the heat out.  Then went back to bed and attempted to get a bit more sleep.

The aftermath:
NYE beer
NYE beer

Today it was just miserably hot.  Didn't really get much done all day cause just didn't have the energy.  Did clean out the freezer though so there's a lot more space in there now.  Found some leftovers that really need eating, so working my way through those.  

This afternoon we had a game of Roborally - super cool game.  I got lucky in my final move and pushed Stu off the finishing flag on the last program card.  Then we jumped in the pool to cool down and had some dinner.

Roborally boards

Have thought about some New Years Resolutions.  They're a little vague though.  I think a big one will be to keep my news feeds under control.  When they're under control and I can clear them out every day, I feel a lot "freeer" and it's easier to not just sit at my computer for hours not achieving anything.  
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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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