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So Sunday was another nice quiet day at home.

I would have gone to the airport open day, but I didn't register for a ticket as soon as I found out - I tried to get in contact with my brother first.  But he was off cruising so didn't get back to me til a few days later.  By which time there were no tickets left.  I got on a wait list, got offered an afternoon spot, but by the time I saw *that* email they'd completely sold out.  Le sigh.  Still, there wasn't really anything new this year so didn't really miss much.  Just crowds.  And people.  I hate people.

So anyway, in the evening David came to stay the night which was brief but nice to see him.

Today I was just trying to keep up in the morning, then a half hour meeting that went for an hour followed immediately by a one hour meeting that went for two hours.  My legs were restless by the end of it making the last hour a special form of torture.

Stu had a crazy exhausting day as well, so we did the logical thing.  We got pizza.  Even though we have a stack of healthy food in the house.  And I felt even worse after.  Le sigh.

Friyay!

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So yeah crazy busy week.

I finally finished the thing I'd been trying to finish all week late this afternoon.  And then it was home time.

There was leftovers.  And TV dinners.  And Wonder Woman.  And the Princess Bride!  And David Thewlis!

Not so Trivial

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So I've spent a heap of time in the last few weeks working on the next work trivia night.

It was due to run tonight.

Except we only had five tables paid up by 11am.

So we cancelled it.

:(:(

Which is super annoying because this makes the third time that I've had to cancel due to lack of interest.

We're going to try again for early May.

So Saturday night was our work ball.  Lots of eating, drinking and dancing.  Always a great night!

Us at the ball

The room was blue.  Very very blue.

Blue

The band - Something Like this

Something Like This

Obligatory food photos...

For entree I had the pork belly which was pretty awesome.  The sweetie had the cured salmon and crab but I didn't try any of that.

Ball pork

Ball salmon

For mains the sweetie and I both had the stuffed chicken.  I found mine to be a tad dry and wasn't much of a fan of the polenta cake.  I tried a mouthful of Lachie's lamb and that was pretty nice.

Ball chicken

Ball lamb

We also both ended up with the lemon meringue tart, which suited Lachie and Sarah as they both wanted the chocolate lava cake.

Ball lemon meringue tart

Ball lava cake

Exhausted

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Crazy busy week this week.  Short, but exhausting.  And no chance to relax this weekend, way too much to do.

Had lunch with the Chrises and Glenda today which was nice, although I ate too much and was struggling to stay awake.  Had a late dinner and now going to collapse into bed.

Another day of getting things done.. well, and doing crap for other people as well hehe.

Went down to Kit's for dinner (pizza was calling) and a couple of drinks and now an early night.

Ok day today, mostly just doing my own thing.

Leftovers for dinner (if I die of food poisoning it'll likely be from the rice).

Watched some Enterprise with the sweetie, worked on the trivia night (pretty much finished), then watched Postcards from the Edge, which in all this time I've never actually seen.  Did mean for a slightly late night though.

Also, fake Lego should be banned, outlawed, purged from the world.  And anyone that buys that crap sucks.  Just sayin'.

Monday

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Quiet day.  Was still sad from the news of last night.  Had lunch with the sweetie which was nice.

Tonight was just Monday usual crap, and then took Chrissie's car back.

An hour of Lego while watching Addams Family, then bed time..

The Boss

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ok day today.  Had a bit of a long lunch which also involved a game of darts (I got a bulls eye in my first round but didn't do very well after that haha).

This evening over to Chrissie's to pick up her car in case I need to drive while Stu is out.  She is very ready to pop.

Stu had a crazy day so I thought we should watch something a bit "light" and short.  Saw The Boss on Netflix.  We like Kristen Bell so we put it on.  Very silly movie but the light fluff we needed.

Sooo looking forward to a weekend where I *have* to be at home.  

Of course saying that will jinx myself and I'll be at the hospital later.. haha

Butt Flame

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Had a pretty productive day today.  It's amazing what you can get done when people leave you alone to just get your work done!!

Did you know traffic around all of Dickson is *terrible* at 6pm at night?

I was scanning photos of the Olympics in Sydney in 2000 the other day and remembered the photo that went round the interwebs at the time of a guy doing a handstand in front of the Olympic Flame at Sydney Olympic Park at Homebush.  I had a quick Google but couldn't find it.  But I did find it in my small collection of "humour" pictures.

Olympic flame coming out of a guy's butt

Crazy Weeks

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Such a busy week this week. Absolutely crazy.

Took an early mark tonight and came home and played with Lego for a while before Jenn came over for dinner (vegeterian gyoza).  Jenn brought over a few of her Tequilas she got from Mexico last year for a taste testing which was pretty cool.  After dinner we played a game of Carcassonne (I won, oops).  Such a pleasant evening.

Mexican Tequila

Crazy Days

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Been pretty busy.  Work.  Lego.  The usual.  ie, nothing interesting heh.

Did some food shopping tonight and finished off the last of the leftovers for dinner.  Although I did need to Tetris food into the freezer tonight so we still have a bit of work to do there!

Lego Therapy

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Had a thoroughly awful day today.  Thought was going to be picked up to go to Chrissie's appointment, but I was actually meant to pick her up.  Which meant we were late and when we were still on our way they were like, well the doctor is running late anyway, don't bother coming.  So $90 better off (so long as they don't try to charge her) but I was super stressed due to failing because of poor communication and assumtions.  We went and got lunch anyway but I was in a pretty bad mood.

And then got back in time for a meeting, but the dude was like "it's next to the kitchen" except there's *two* kitchens on his floor.  Fricken sigh.  Was in tears because of the stress of everything at one point.  And people.  Hate people.  Why can't I just sit quietly in a room and do my work and NEVER HAVE TO DEAL WITH PEOPLE????

My boss said I needed Lego therapy, so got a bit of that tonight.  And have sore fingers to show for it.

Thursday

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Always a good day.

Although very busy this morning and was only able to get back into regularly scheduled programming after lunch.

Pizza for dinner (it's Thursday) and finally a new episode of Discovery to watch (it's been *days* !! :) ).

Not very exciting

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Fairly quiet day.  Didn't get as much done as I'd hoped.  Needed to talk to someone about some work but they were in meetings and then left early.  

Tonight was the usual Monday night dinner, kitchen, washing, as well as backing up my computer, and then it's 8:30pm, so did jigsaw for an hour.  One of the shows I watched tonight was a special Dad had taped from Channel 7's Sunday Night in about 2009 on Airbus, or as they called it, Scarebus.  It was sensationalist ROT and some of the interview questions were horrendous - along the lines of "can you guarantee you'll never have a software fault again?"  Absolutely ridiculous.  I don't know how this classes as "news" television - it was utter garbage.

Took my number plates into Access Canberra today.  Only had to wait 33 minutes from walking in the door to being seen.  Hurrah.

Ceiling Cat

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This little guy was first put up on the ceiling at work in April 2009.  He moved in August 2010 when I moved desks.  Even though I moved desks several times after that, ceiling cat stayed in the same position.  So he'd been there over seven before the property nazis *finally* noticed him and made us take him down.  He had a pretty decent run up there!

2009
Ceiling cat 2009

2010
Ceiling cat 2010

2017
Ceiling cat

Jingle All The Way

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Wednesday was my ex-section Christmas party, which is actually more like a floor party, which I run every year (for the past five years anyway).  This year I put the price up a little because I could barely get enough of everything last year, and last year I also got quite a few bags of free ice.  So this year for $715 I put on a barbeque for nearly forty people.  A good chunk of that money went on beer but I also got a lot more chili sausages from Bonzer Bangers which were very much appreciated.  So pretty much everything I took got eaten except a couple of bags of lettuce leaves, a loaf or so of bread, some beer and softdrink and quite a bit of water (it wasn't a hot day - in fact in rained a fair bit, but it only rained heavily while we were all eating lunch).  Everyone seemed to have a good time which was good :)

Duck

Friday night I made the sweetie watch Love Actually, because, Christmas.

Yesterday was pretty quiet, just doing bit of house work and jigsaw.  In the evening I was going to watch Carols in the Domain, which are always on the last Saturday before Christmas.  Except this year they did them a week ago.  Sad times.  So then tried to find a Christmas movie to watch.  A couple of weeks ago at work we were discussing best Christmas movies.  General consensus was Die Hard, but ChrisT and I both said Love Actually as well.  Connor's contributions were Jingle All the Way, and The Santa Clause (neither of which I'd seen).  So Netflix had Jingle All the Way, so we watched that last night.  OMFG one of the stoopidest movies ever!  Oh dear!

So another week drifts by.  Had awful insomnia last Monday night - couldn't get to sleep forever then woke up really early.  Dunno if I was too hot or too cold or what.  Rest of the week was pretty uneventful.

Thursday night I made a mint-leaf rocky road which was pretty awesome.

Mint rocky road

Mint rocky road

Friday night we had Scott and EffanC over for lots of cheese and finger food, and gave Scott a bit of a whiskey tasting since he'll be missing out in January.

Nibbles

Saturday morning was fairly productive Getting Things Done.  Mostly just jigsaw in the afternoon.  Later in the afternoon Zac came over to stay.  We watched both Die Hards.  As you do.

Sunday wasn't super productive.  After dinner (the sweetie needed pizza) we found the internet pretty much unusable thanks to a cut in the Perth to Singapore fibre which meant it pretty late before we were going to put on a movie.  So decided not to.  I went down to do the jigsaw then the little brother called me to tell me to watch the Lego Brickumentary on SBS.  So ended up staying up just as late anyway.  Whoops.

Yesterday was the first of the work Christmas parties, which was actually pretty chillaxed and we had a pretty good time.  I even came home with a bunch of leftovers! W00t!  Just watched some The Good Place in the evening.  It's all a bit silly but a bit of fun.

Always Monday

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So last Tuesday was a big Kingsley's lunch followed by me taking photos of people watching horses run around in a circle followed by a bunch of us heading back to Lachie's for darts, jigsaw (ok that was just me) and imitation Jenga (I didn't lose!)

Friday night we caught up with Kit and Pete for a while which was nice.

Saturday was pretty quiet.  Just housework and getting things done in the morning, and mostly jigsaw in the afternoon.  For dinner we went to the Dumpling Inn (which has *finally* reopened after being closed for like six months for "renovations" but we could barely notice any difference) with Chris and Mike and Zac.  We got there pretty early which meant we didn't have to wait all night for food which was good (and the place didn't fill up either, people must not realise it's reopened).

Sunday was also quiet, with housework type stuff interspersed with jigsaw.  In the evening we watched Beauty and the Beast - the live action one.  I quite enjoyed it, but not too convinced by Emma Watson as Belle, it felt like I was just watching Hermione.

And then back to it.  I've got my Sadie hat firmly on at the moment which generally makes me pretty happy.  Just puttering through work at my own pace and cleaning up mess.

Melbourne

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The majority of my new team is in Melbourne, and this week we had a couple of day catchup with the whole team.

It was a pretty productive session but somewhat tiring.

The highlight of the whole thing was the flight down.  The back of our 737 was almost empty.  Connor and I were on the right side of the plane, and we took off to the north, and then banked around to the left.  So as soon as the seatbelt sign turned off, we jumped up and over to the other side of the plane.  We had the most spectacular view of Canberra I've ever seen!  Just amazing.  

Qantas Boeing 737-800 VH-VXB
Qantas Boeing 737-800 VH-VXB

Canberra from the air
Canberra

Canberra from the air
Northern Canberra from the air

Canberra from the air
Canberra from the air

Belconnen from the air
Belconnen from the air

Belconnen Town Centre from the air
Belconnen Town Centre from the air

Canberra from the air
Canberra from the air

Canberra from the air

Canberra from the air

Tidbinbilla
Tidbinbilla

Tuggeranong
Tuggeranong from the air

After passing out of Canberra I went back to my seat and Connor went to the seat behind.  But we got up again to see the SNOW!

Snowy Mountains from the air

Snowy Mountains from the air

Snowy Mountains from the air

Mt Kosciuzsko is centre of frame
Mt Kosciuszko is centre of frame

Khancoban
Khancoban from the air

I stayed in my seat for the rest of the flight.  Usually when I fly into Melbourne it's on runway 27, which is a completely boring approach.  But this flight flew in over the Melbourne CBD before swinging north into 34.  I didn't realise how far south we'd come until I saw the Exhibition Building!  So awesome!

Exhibition Building, Melbourne

Docklands

Melbourne

And what flight would be complete without going to say hi to the flight crew at the end :)

737 flight deck

Another highlight of the trip was catching up with David not once but twice!  Firstly for dinner on Monday night, and then again for breakfast on Wednesday morning.  That was super cool.

Pasta dinner

On the Tuesday night a bunch of us went out for dinner.  We ended up at Kollabo Kitchen for *lots* of fried chicken.  All this plus two bimimbaps for three people?  hrmmmm!!  Similar amounts of chicken were ordered by others.

Kollabo Kitchen chicken

We didn't finish it.

So I took all the leftovers back to the hotel.  Some of it David and I ate in the morning, and most of the rest of it we had for lunch later on.

Oh and also, had my first Uber rides.  They were pretty good.  The drivers were certainly a lot less aggressive on the road that taxi drivers!

It was nice to sleep in my own bed again at the end!

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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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