Fun Stuff: August 2004 Archives

FQ TOPIC: Olympic

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FQ1: Which Olympic events are your most and least favorite?
Least is easiest - boxing - a completely stupid sport. Favourite summer Olympics sport would be gymnastics. I like lots and lots of the winter Olympics sports.

FQ2: In what Olympic competition would you have the best shot at a gold medal?
Pfft! Absolutely nothing! But the only sport I ever really played was hockey so I guess I could be in a hockey team.

FQ3: If you could add or invent a new Olympic sport, what would it be?

FQ PITCHMAN: Propose why your home town should host the next Olympic Games (your choice Summer or Winter).
Well actually we had the last Olympics and it was declared the best Olympics ever, and I'm sure everyone in Sydney would be glad to have it back again.

By the way, Australia is the best country in the world. No really. ok, second after the Bahamas if you consider the medal tally by population..


I was actually going to borrow one of Josh's lego soccer balls, setup a few craters and some space lego minifigs and have "Soccer in Space" but I forgot to borrow the soccer ball! doh!

Theme Thursday did sport this year, and I posted a very cool photo of the Sydney Olympics as seen through binoculars. But the link was removed because I didn't actually click the button. doh!

And here we are in the middle of the next Olympics. Wow doesn't time fly! doh!

So here's my entry for this week's Thursday Challenge, "Quidditch", which should definitely be an Olympic sport, but isn't. doh!


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In response to the Theme Thursday abandonment, SpunWithTears has taken the baton and run with their own version - the Thursday Challenge.

This week's theme is "Anything". So I thought I'd put up what I have as my desktop wallpaper at the moment - Crater Lake in Oregon. One of the highlights of our recent USA trip.

Crater Lake, Oregon


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Finally went and looked up definitions to geek code tonight.

Mine is:

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and my Blog Code:

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Tuesday Twosome

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Lacking inspiration I went in search of memes to play

Trying Tuesday Twosome:

Back To School.....
(What you prefer now or preferred when you were in school)

1. Cafeteria or sack lunch:
Well I always preferred "tuck shop" food to homemade sandwiches, but rarely got it. Nowadays I eat out for lunch every day.

2. CliffsNotes or read the book:
I suppose I really should do a Google search to figure out what that means

3. Uniforms or wear whatever you want:
Uniforms aren't bad cause then you don't have to think of what to wear. However these days I wear jeans and a t-shirt every day, so it's kind of like a uniform anyway

4. Math or Science:
I liked both of them

5. Homework or detention:
blegh neither. Although I never got detention and always did my homework, even if at the last minute!

Mystical Ball

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OK so I was bored tonight. By the time it gets to 8:30 it's too late to start any sort of project. So what else do you do when you're bored, you navigate to From there, link to

Now can someone please explain to me how in the heck that works ?!??!?!??

OK I've studied it some more and I think I can see how it works. But kinda spooky the first few times it sees what you are thinking. But in truth there's only a small number of answers for any given round, and that symbol is given to each number.

We also seem to have equalled with China in the medal tally, hopefully Thorpie or Hackett will win in the 200m tonight and we'll inch ahead.

Happy Birthday to me

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Well we'll see anyway.


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FQ1: What is an activity that you can do better than anybody else you know?
Probably giving massages. James, Alan, Marc and Ric all give good massages too, but they don't seem to be as widely received/famous as mine.

FQ2: What is a subject where you are smarter than anybody else you know?
Probably many aspects of windows administration, mainly iis. Which is a pain in the butt when you want to ask someone how to do something but you don't know of anyone to ask.

FQ3: What is a trait you possess that makes you superior to lesser humans?
Maybe higher than average intelligence. That's text-book/test intelligence though, not real-world people intelligence.

FQ FICTION: Which of your many stellar accomplishments should be recorded in the history books? (Can't think of one? Make it up!).


Why are the Friday Q topics always so hard?? :) I have to *think* which is something my brain always protests over :)

FQ1: Where did you live out your childhood years?
I lived my entire life in the one house in Como in Sydney until I moved out of home four years ago. My parents still live there. They actually built the house (well a builder did, but my grandfather designed and drew it). I'd be very sad if they ever sold it.

FQ2: As a child, what was your favorite toy, book, television show, and cartoon character?
Toy: probably "Cutie". She was essentially a lop-sided pom-pom, but she went to America with me in 1983 and round Australia in 1984 and 1985. She is still at my parents' place.
Book: I was never a big book reader. I like Tin Tin and Asterix comics though.
Television show: I have a lot of favourites from my teenage years, MacGyver and Airwolf would have been top of that list. Astroboy and Starblazers I remember liking a lot from my primary school years.
Cartoon character: Maybe Astroboy or the Looney Tunes characters - Bugs Bunny and the Road Runner

FQ3: Charm us with a favorite childhood memory...
We went on some very cool holidays. America for five weeks in 1983 including all the big amusement parks in LA; Western Australia in 1984; Central Australia in 1985; Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands in 1987.

FQ PHOTO-OP: Show us a photo of just how adorable you were as a child.
See right..


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