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1927!!!

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1927 are coming to Canberra!!!!!!  Who wants to go with me? :)
Thursday

Thursday night after drinks we went out for dinner to Thai Chiang Rai.  We got the $35 banquet, but in my mind it was over priced.  There wasn't that much food, or variety for that matter.  I only remember two meat dishes and a vegetable dish for mains.  That place is always pretty hopeless though. 

Bunny ears
Then we headed up to AMF for a couple of games of bowling.  That was lots of fun, even though I did pretty badly (I always do!)  76 and 86 for my scores  I did beat a couple of the guys though, so that was pretty nifty :) 

The computer system at AMF is completely borked.  I didn't get registered for spares I got - not once but twice!  After the first time though we figured out how to reprogram the actual scores, because it got them wrong over and over again.  

AMF bowling
AMF bowling
I got one strike, in the very last frame of the first game
Strike!

Friday

Documented the "Square Peg in a Round Hole" (as Doc has dubbed it) sculpture.  RiotACTed too :)

Square peg in a round hole
Then walked home with Tony

Lake reflections
Had a shower then headed out straight away to meet up with Dave and Steve (the sweetie was meant to come but he had to go to Melbourne for work) to see Much Ado About Nothing.  As always I spent the first part of it trying to figure out who was who and what was going on.  That mostly sorted itself out and I might have actually enjoyed it, except I had restless legs through the *entire* thing and spent more time getting stressed out about that concentrating on the play.  Two and a half hours of sheer torture :(:(:(:(  Makes me question whether I can *ever* go to the theatre again :(


Saturday

The sweetie wasn't going to be home til mid afternoon, so I did some menu planning for the week, then went out grocery shopping.  By myself.  First time in three and a half years!  Freaky ;)

Cooked a variation of Alan's Beef Stew (no sour cream and much more tomatoey), and redid the Violet Crumble Cheesecake slice.  This time I found a more solid cream cheese instead of the "spreadable" stuff, which made the slice firmer which was better.  I also bought four big bars of violet crumble, since you can't buy pieces in bags in Australia anymore :(:(  The real violet crumble was a lot nicer that the dodgy-brothers brand, although probably three times the cost. Oh well.


Sunday

Another foggy morning.  Took a time-lapse of the end of it, but next time I'll try and remember to setup and record the whole thing instead of starting when it's partly cleared.

When I was shopping yesterday, I saw Coles had packs of streaky bacon. They called to me.  Loudly.  So had bacon and egg for breakfast - yummmmmm!!

Streaky bacon
Breakfast of champions

Syd-ah-nee

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Stu had to be in Sydney both last week and this week for work.  They wouldn't pay for him to stay in Sydney over the weekend, and were reluctant to fly him home, altho presumably they would have if he'd insisted.  So anyway, after work on Friday I drove up and we stayed in the hotel together (it's really really weird paying for accommodation in Sydney!)

Friday night was just a quick trip out to get ice cream for dinner (I had a massively huge lunch at work).

View from the hotel balcony
View from Citigate Central hotel

The jackhammering began at 8:00am Saturday morning.  This whole piece of roof was gone by the afternoon.
Jackhammering next door
Saturday we went for a wander up Glebe Point Road where we had brunch, and then wandered around the markets. 

Kent Brewery is no more
Kent brewery is no more
Brunch on Glebe Point Road
Brunch on Glebe Point Road
Walked up to the light rail station and caught it into Darling Harbour.  

Lombard St, Sydney
Lombard St Sydney
Sydney Light Rail
Sydney Light Rail
Wandered around a bit, then went to Sydney Wildlife World (photos in a separate entry).  

Fountain in Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour fountain
Fountain in Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour fountain
Ibis in Darling Harbour
Ibis
After Wildlife World Stu felt like a beer, so we got beer and wedges.  It felt very much like our Europe trip.  Except a lot warmer :)

Beer o'clock!
In fact the last couple of trips where we've stayed in hotels, we've been in other countries that don't speak English. So it felt really weird that hotel staff and the public actually spoke the same language as us... yeah I know, I'm strange.. 

Seagull vultures
Seagull vultures

Saw the Sun Princess docked at Darling Harbour
Sun Princess
Wandered back to the hotel and were just in time to see the Sun Princess depart
Sun Princess sets sail
Anzac Bridge
Anzac Bridge
The Peak and Sydney buildings
View from Citigate Central hotel
For dinner we went to a sushi place on Hay St.  It was pretty good.  It's the one where you can watch them preparing the sushi and a big fish tank right in the middle.  I saw someone from work there.  Well actually, she and her friend saw me and was waving (through the fish tank), except I was expecting to see Sydney people (if anyone) and so didn't make the connection that I knew her.. heh oops.

Wandered up into the Capitol Theatre atrium thingie, where all these photo booths and claw machines were setup. That and the sushi made it just like being back in Japan for the evening. :)  Stu spent three dollars trying to get one of these dudes for Nat .. he even picked the thing up in the claw, only to have it get jammed at the top of the chute.  Rage!!

Claw machine rage

Then we went and saw Up in 3D.  It was pretty good, although I have to say the 3D glasses do dull the colours somewhat.

Sunday morning was relax, then head over to my parents for lunch.  Watched a slide show of all their Europe and UK photos, and they fell asleep through my Japan photos.

Then headed to Sunday Night Dinner, where I surprised most people there by coming.  No James and George tho :(  

Then commuted to work Monday morning.  

Air Guitar

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Natto invited me along to the Australian & New Zealand Air Guitar Championships final tonight.

It was fun, but was so loud I had to jam my fingers in my ears for the whole night so as not to do any permanent damage to my hearing.  Note to self: take ear plugs next time!

Natto with the flyers at the front of the club
Natto with the adverts
Natto playing pokies.  She put a dollar coin into three pokies, and won five dollars from this one (which featured Geisha, Miyajima and Shiny)
Natto playing the Geisha pokies
Natto, James and Rachel
Natto, James and Rachel
This dude was my favourite.  A local too.
My favourite of the contestants
The advertised start time was 8pm.  They didn't start til 9pm.  At 9:40 they said they'd have a twenty minute intermission.  It was more like forty minutes.  Plenty of time to do random image zooming.
Playing with light
A line up of the ten contestants (one obscured)
The ten contestants
Might find out next week who actually won...

Edit: my favourite came second.  The dude at the front of the picture won, with the kiwi coming second.

Hot

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It was hot yesterday.  It was hot all night.  It was hot all day.

Didn't notice much today until I left the office and got home.  Then sweltered all night :/

Was meant to be going ice skating tonight, but somebody piked which led to a chain of cancellations, so was going to be like two people left going.  So didn't go.
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