Results tagged “Shows” from Kazza the Blank One

2016 Canberra Show

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Back in February Chrissie and I went to the Canberra Show.  Zac was going to come.  Then he wasn't.  Then he was.  Then he wasn't.  It was all a little bit silly really.  So it ended up just being Chris and me.  We had a pretty good day.  Did 16000 steps and were on our feet for like seven hours.  Had a kransky and cider at Zierholz for lunch which was nice.  And there was potato on a stick!  Fun times.

Chris outside the Canberra Show
Chris outside the Canberra Show

Frozen jumping castle
Frozen jumping castle

Chips on a stick!!!!!
Chips on a stick!!!!!

Chip on a stick!!
Chip on a stick!!

Kranski and Zierholz for lunch
Kranski and Zierholz for lunch

Mr Squiggle Lego
Mr Squiggle Lego

Beautiful quilts
Beautiful quilts

More beautiful quilts
More beautiful quilts

Lacework
Lacework

Papercraft
Papercraft

Fancy cake
Fancy cake

Minions!
Minions!

Rainbow cakes
Rainbow cakes

Icing sugar flowers
Icing sugar flowers

Close up - all of that is just coloured icing!
Close up - all of that is just coloured icing!

Flowers
Flowers

More flowers
More flowers

More flowers!
More flowers!

More flowers!!
More flowers!!

That's no bull!  Oh wait, it is!
That's no bull! Oh wait, it is!

A sheep
A sheep

Oh hai
Oh hai

Here's a llama there's a llama .. ok alpaca..
Here's a llama there's a llama .. ok alpaca..

Pretty spinny things.  The coloured ones are imports from overseas, but I bought one made by an Australian lady
Pretty spinny things. The coloured ones are imports from overseas, but I bought one made by an Australian lady

Dressage
Dressage

Sheep dog trials
Sheep dog trials

Change

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Friday I finally got one of my new firewalls live.  Seemed to all work ok.  Now think I may make our (my) deadlines.

Friday night a cool change came through which was *heavenly*.  I opened the entire house up and the relief was amazing.  Dropped into Kit's briefly in the evening (she fed us a couple of slices of Aldi/enhanced pizza which was just what we needed and saved us ordering evil pizzas).

Saturday was a trip to the Canberra Show, but I'll save that for another post.  Got home completely wrecked (on our feet for about seven hours, 16000 steps, with only a rest at Zierholz in the middle).  Needed to just *sit* for a while to recover.  Started watching Back to the Future III, but ended up down at Kit's for a while cause she had some friends over.  Got to bed on time, but woke up in the middle of the night for an hour or so.

Today just houseworkey stuff and shopping.  In the afternoon we watched Das Rheingold.  This was a production Stu saw at Dendy a while back by the New York Met.  It was quite well done (although lonnnng heh).  Stu cooked home-made salt and pepper squid for dinner and we finished watching Back to the Future III.

Also this weekend (as well as watching some House - we're into season 8 now), we started watching Fuller House.  I loved Full House as a teenager and they're doing a remake.  It was chocked full of references to the old show, and they have a couple of serious digs at the Olsen twins.  It's a little bit more adult focussed - not quite as family friendly I don't think.  Hoping that it finds its own feet though and not just a complete remake of the original series.

Weird Al Yankovic

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Went to see Weird Al Yankovic at the Royal Theatre at the Convention Centre tonight.

Two notes to self:
* always remember to take ear plugs along to these sorts of things
* never ever book tickets on the floor of the Convention Centre

Apart from having to jam my fingers in my hears for maybe a third of the night, and getting very frustrated from not being able to see the stage from behind all the tall people in front of me, it was pretty good.

He alternated between doing a song and then playing video clips of mock interviews, clips from tv shows etc that referred to him.  While the clips were on he'd be getting changed into a different outfit for the next song.  A lot of different outfits!  He did many of the most popular songs, eg Fat, Eat It, Amish Paradise, eBay, and The Saga Begins as part of the encore, with plenty of audience participation :)  and plenty of songs I didn't know too.

So that was all good.

Afterwards the sweetie was trying to see if he could get a tshirt, but didn't know if they had any in his size.  So he hung around at the back of the queue to check.  Which meant we were still there very late, almost the last to leave.  Which meant that when somebody mentioned a signing, we thought we'd wait and see... and sure enough - he came out!!  Very squee!!  So got a heap of photos, and even got an autograph on the CD I'd just bought.  !!

Weird Al Yankovic in Canberra
Weird Al Yankovic in Canberra
Weird Al Yankovic in Canberra
Weird Al Yankovic in Canberra
Weird Al Yankovic in Canberra
And I got to shake his hand too - w00t!! :):)
Very cool :)

Outside just missed the moon setting..

Moonset

When I was your age

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So Dave dragged me along to George Hrab's show in King O'Malley's today.  I'd heard some of his stuff before (including the song "When I was Your Age" down the coast one time) and bits and pieces of podcasts.  But as always with these things, it's always super cool seeing and hearing someone you've only ever heard electronically before.

He did a bunch of songs for a while, then did an "Ask George" bit, then a few more songs.  At around 3pm I think he finished up, but then he hung around the bar and chatted to people for ages, and then later on played a few more songs to the few of us that were left.

All in all it was a lot of fun and very cool :)

George Hrab
George Hrab
George Hrab
George Hrab

Sunday arvo, Nat and Andrew picked me up and we toddled off to the Canberra Show.  I've never been before (and in fact haven't been to the Sydney Easter Show since it was last at Paddington in 1997).  

Had a good time just wandering around and looking at things.  Barely spent any money.  I did buy five daffodil bulbs.  And a Moove (the mobile Moove man kinda convinced me).  And a hot dog and fairy floss for dinner.  Quite annoyed that you can't buy fresh fairy floss anymore, you have to buy it in a plastic bag :(

Took 383 photos.. here's just a few of them :)

Ferris Wheel and tower from the car park.  The walk back to the car felt like a lot lot longer than the walk from the car!
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Working steam engine
Royal Canberra Show 2010
These guys look a bit like our next door neighbour's goat
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Goat closeup
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Goats have really freaky eyes..!
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Sheepdog goat!
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Donkey trial
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Alpaca
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Ducklings!
Royal Canberra Show 2010
This was one massive pig!  The area smelt like pork (before roasting) .. can't imagine why!
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Bubbles!!
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Orange juice stand (this girl had her butt out whenever we went past)
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Wall of bubble machines
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Kazza the dwarf...
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Mobile Moove man (Nat getting a drink)
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Catching a wave
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Ferris Wheel (would have been nice to go up - maybe next time)
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Rides
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Kitty with a moustache.  We were trying to take pictures through the bars and the dude came along and opened the cage for us :)
Royal Canberra Show 2010
I so want one of these!  This thing (apart from the way cool little house around it) has a tv and dvd/cd player built in!!  Andrew said all we need is water-proof wii-motes for spa-wii-ing :)
Royal Canberra Show 2010
I always like the cake decorating.  This ship was my favorite
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Icing flowers are amazing!
Royal Canberra Show 2010
This was straight out of the Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake book..! Lame!! Especially since it won a prize
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Flowers
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Flowers
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Woolworths fruit/veggie display
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Onions in the veggie display
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Chocolate fountain
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Back to the pigs.  Noticed this time that all the piglets' tails were docked :(
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Camel race
Royal Canberra Show 2010
They race to a bucket of food at the end of the track
Royal Canberra Show 2010
This kid looked as if she owned the place.  She was in everyone's way of the view, so we couldn't help but laugh when she later fell off trying to get on or off.
Royal Canberra Show 2010
They were running about 45 minutes late and we had to go, but the Hiluxes started up as we were half way round the track)
Royal Canberra Show 2010
Flying Hilux!
Royal Canberra Show 2010

Shows

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Went to the Canberra Show today with Nat and Andrew.  Pictures tomorrow - I'll be up past midnight if I try to do them now.

We're also going to see Cats in Melbourne with Nat and Andrew in a few weeks, hurrah! :)
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