Fun Stuff: January 2003 Archives

Canberra

At the very end of last year (the last two days in fact), I went down to Canberra for a couple of days. I had free entry to Questacon, so met up with Luc, Liz, Marc and Ryan, and James, George, Josh and Rachel on the night of the 30th, and we'd go to Questacon the next day.

On the 30th I drove down early, arriving by 10am (stopping briefly in Goulburn), and went to Cockington Green, the National Capitol Exhibition (at least I think that's what it's called), the new Parliament House (which I walked to the top of - I'd never done that before), the Royal Australian Mint, Black Mountain Tower (I refuse to mention the name of the telco that owns the tower), before meeting up with Kin Hoong for dinner.

I'm still quite sad that I didn't get the time to go to Mt Stromlo, I'll never get the chance now (even if they rebuild, it'll never really be the same).

Anyways, photos are online on conspiracy.

Harry Potter DVD
Well it finally happened - I bought my first ever DVD - Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone. It was a bit of an impulse buy from an SMSPUP promotion, they sent me a link to Atlantic DVD, and I just wanted to see if they had it in widescreen. Ooops! :)

Actually I mainly bought it because I wanted the sound track cd that came with this particular box set. I figured $45 wasn't too bad for a movie *and* a CD.

So now my DVD collecting has begun. The silliest part about it is I don't even have a DVD player at home (I have one in my computer at work though). Not that that's stopped me before - in 1990 I bought my first ever CD without having a CD player :)

My first CD and first VHS video were both of "Labyrinth". I considered buying Labyrinth on DVD when I saw it in America at the end of 2000, but it was like $30 US which would have made it $60 - couldn't quite justify it. So I'm breaking with tradition, but I think I'll live!

Midnight, one more night without sleepin'
Watchin' till the mornin' comes creepin'
Green door, what's that secret you're keepin?

There's an old piano
And they play it hot behind the green door
Don't know what they're doin'
But they laugh a lot behind the green door
Wish they'd let me in
So I could find out what's behind the green door

Knocked once, tried to tell them I'd been there
Door slammed, hospitality's thin there
Wonder just what's goin' on in there

Saw an eyeball peepin'
Through a smoky cloud behind the green door
When I said "Joe sent me"
Someone laughed out loud behind the green door
All I want to do is join the happy crowd behind the green door

Midnight, one more night without sleepin'
Watchin' till the mornin' comes creepin'
Green door, what's that secret you're keepin?

Green door, what's that secret you're keepin?

Green door!!

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ok so the song is about a dude that can't get any sleep cause of the parties going on next door, but whenever it gets to midnight and I'm still not asleep that's the song that goes through my head ... "midnight.. one more night without sleepin" .. well it's not quite midnight yet and I'm not even in bed so I suppose I shouldn't complain too much :) Oh the wierd and wonderful songs we learnt in primary school. One day I'll have to post up "look what they've done to my song, ma" .. hrmmmmm

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Bit of a slow news day today (the kambrook timer is working well with the fish tank lights, although I've noticed the water has become a bit cloudy, probably due to a bacterial bloom, but from what I've read, no big deal at this stage).. so thought I'd give a plug to my photo server - conspiracy.cia.com.au which I use to dump all my photos so they don't waste space on CIA's system. Events and Fun Stuff usually has the most recent pics.

I still haven't decided on a directory structure for all the files, the current one works ok, but has some problems (eg photos in a directory spanning more than a year will appear out of order). If anyone wants to make some suggestions, post a comment! :)

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