Commentary: March 2011 Archives

Airport

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Had to go out to the airport tonight to bail someone out of the carpark.  

I swear every time we go to the airport it's different.  It's like Airport: Fantasia.  Since we were there last they've made some funky new ramps to the upper level.  But the best part is they now have a whole stack of 10 minute free parking spots.  It's in the right-hand carpark, next to the multi-story car park, relatively well sign-posted.  Sure it's a couple of minutes walk away from the terminal entrances, but hey - free parking at the airport!  How cool is that!?!?  So was pretty happy about that and glad that sanity has prevailed!

Stopped in at Dumpling Inn on the way home and picked up some takeaway .. yumm :)

Goodbye Red Bridge

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Sad to see this go.. 

Belconnen Red Bridge demolition
In other news, a few wins yesterday at work (not by me, but did ease the strain somewhat), and a change that *may* have helped, but still too early to tell.

Had a big lunch today.  I suppose I should go find some dinner now...

Damn ..

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I typed out a blog entry last night but either didn't save it or something went wrong, but it never published..

I said something along the lines of long day, starting at 5:19am, involving a balloon ride and fireworks.. and that I took probably a thousand photos .. I actually took 1003!

Well I've got the images now.. now to blog them.. this could take a while..
Twenty one years ago tonight I saw Labyrinth for the first time.  I wrote about it previously eight years ago.

Somehow I think I missed watching it last year on the twentieth anniversary. Probably cause it was a Wednesday and all too hard then never got around to it.  Oh, it was a trivia night which kept me busy that night.

So I watched again tonight for probably the ~55th time..

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

Tsunami..

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Other than watching an episode of The Amazing Race (filmed in Sydney and Broken Hill - around November - jacarandas were blossoming) I didn't get anything else done tonight.  Too distracted by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan :(:(:(
Finished reading The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown on the weekend.  Really quite enjoyed it.  It's certainly a page-turner and very easy to read.  I suppose the fact that it was so similar to the movie helped me visualise it as it went.  

Do need to get to the Louvre one day.  Went to Temple Church but not Westminster Abbey ($60 with no photos to show for it was just stoopid so didn't go pretty much as a protest).  Rosslyn Chapel might have made it onto the todo list if we'd had the time.

Here's a couple of pics of Temple Church in London

Temple Church

Temple Church roof

So the sweetied smsed me at lunch time to go look at his Flickr stream, so I did and totally freaked out cause Black Mountain was on fire!  This is nothing new, they do burnoffs all the time, but this was right at the top of the mountain. Thought the tower was on fire!

Fortunately it was just a controlled burn..

Black Mountain burning
Black Mountain burning

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