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Ten Years

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Ten years ago tonight I met the sweetie for the first time in real life.  It was that meeting that changed the rest of my life.  Had it not been for that meeting I would not be sitting here in Canberra, having just watched through Sherlock, listening to my neighbour's loud music.  I wouldn't be in the job I am now or have a whole stack of friends that I have now.

In short it's been a pretty great ten years.

Kazza, Stu and Aurelius

Aquila saw that picture of the sweetie today and said he hadn't changed a bit.  Neither have I really, although I did point out that I'm a lot fatter now hehe.  And the reason I haven't dismantled the mosaic is that it reminds me of that trip to Queensland where I met the sweetie.

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Ten years ago I was a massive fan of Dave2.

Today I still am.

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Ten years ago tonight I was meant to be packing for a holiday to Queensland, yet I somehow found time to make up this Lego mosaic.  

Blogography tshirt and lego

It will surprise you all to learn that I haven't actually dismantled that mosaic.  It's still in the spare room.  

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Check out the timestamp of that photo! Just then!

So for reasons that I might elaborate on in a couple of days time, I have a bit of sentimental attachment to that mosaic.  I know I really really should make something new, I mean that was the whole reason I bought the mosaic sets to start with.  Maybe one day.  Before I get arthritis and/or die ... 

Incidentally, I'm still wearing that t-shirt too.  Although it's been relegated to winter-only wear, on account of staining from wearing it for so long.  Although I do have another one that I haven't started wearing yet, so I won't be out of Blogography t-shirts for some time yet :)

  1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4. "Of course," he muttered. "That would have been too easy. Anakin, where are you?"
  2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, What can you touch? The wall
  3. Before you started this survey, what were you doing? Eating breakfast, and reading Dave2's version of this
  4. What is the last thing you watched on TV? Sherlock
  5. Without looking, guess what time it is 8:15am
  6. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time? 8:25am
  7. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear? The water spray in the fish tank
  8. When did you last step outside? What were you doing? Last night, coming home from EffanC's
  9. Did you dream last night? Probably
  10. Do you remember your dreams? Sometimes
  11. When did you last laugh? Last night
  12. Do you remember why / at what? Chatting with friends
  13. What is on the walls of the room you are in? Paint
  14. Seen anything weird lately? A girl who walks down three flights of stairs to use the girls bathroom on our floor
  15. What do you think of this quiz? Not too bad so far
  16. What is the last film you saw? Guardians of the Galaxy
  17. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? Germany
  18. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy? An aeroplane
  19. Tell me something about you that most people don't know. Um
  20. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do? Outlaw stoopid people
  21. Do you like to dance? Sure
  22. Would you ever consider living abroad? Yes
  23. Does your name make any interesting anagrams? Probably
  24. Who made the last incoming call on your phone? My neighbour.  She was a bit drunk.  OK a lot drunk.
  25. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer? A form to change my name with an organisation
  26. Last time you swam in a pool? Last Friday night
  27. Type of music you like most? Classical soundtracks (eg anything by John Williams).  Or rock.
  28. Type of music you dislike most? Hip hop/rap crap
  29. Are you listening to music right now? No
  30. What color is your bedroom carpet? Beige with brown flecks
  31. If you could change something about your home, without worry about expense or mess, what would you do? Seal in the laundry and put a toilet in downstairs
  32. What was the last thing you bought? Lunch yesterday
  33. Have you ever ridden on a motorbike? Yes - when I was about seven, at our neighbour's place
  34. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving? Yes
  35. Do you have a garden? Yes
  36. Do you really know all the words to your national anthem? Yes.  Actually I'll qualify that - I'm a bit fuzzy on the second verse (which never gets sung) and don't know the other verses (which aren't official anyway)
  37. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? What day is it?
  38. If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be? I dunno.  Maybe David Bowie
  39. Who sent the last text message you received? My neighbour
  40. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Gosh I dunno.  Bunnings?  Harvey Norman?  Ikea?
  41. What time is bed time? 11pm lights out
  42. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant? No
  43. How many tattoos do you have? None
  44. If you don't have any, have you ever thought of getting one? No
  45. What did you do for your last birthday? Drank lots of whiskey then had dinner at Bella Vista
  46. Do you carry a donor card? Yes
  47. Who was the last person you ate dinner with? The sweetie and EffanC
  48. Is the glass half empty or half full? Depends on the direction it's going.  If you're drinking a glass of something, then at the half way point it's half empty.  If you're filling a glass, then at the half way point it's half full.
  49. What's the farthest-away place you've been? Scotland
  50. When's the last time you ate a homegrown tomato? Month or two ago - some of Kit's
  51. Have you ever won a trophy? Yes - for swimming when we were kids
  52. Are you a good cook? Not really.  Stu is much better, but he rarely ever cooks :(
  53. Do you know how to pump your own gas? Yes.  Who wouldn't??
  54. If you could meet any one person (from history or currently alive), who would it be? Jesus
  55. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school? Yes
  56. Do you touch-type? Yes
  57. What's under your bed? Dust
  58. Do you believe in love at first sight? Maybe
  59. Think fast, what do you like right now? Our heater
  60. Where were you on Valentine's day? Gungahlin for supplies, then out to the club
  61. What time do you get up? Usually between 6:45 and 7am
  62. What was the name of your first pet? Bluey
  63. Who is the second to last person to call you? EffanC
  64. Is there anything going on this weekend? Tidying the house.  Trying to get rid of stuff
  65. How are you feeling right now? Not too bad
  66. What do you think about the most? Um. Work maybe.  
  67. What time do you get up in the morning?
  68. If you had A Big Win in the Lottery, how long would you wait to tell people? Dunno.  I'd probably be questioning the authenticity of it on account of I don't buy lottery tickets.
  69. Who would you tell first? Stu obviously
  70. What is the last movie that you saw at the cinema? Cinderella
  71. Do you sing in the shower? Not really
  72. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? 
  73. What do you do most when you are bored? Read rss feeds
  74. What do you do for a living? Solve people's problems
  75. Do you love your job? Some of it
  76. What did you want to be when you grew up? Pilot
  77. If you could have any job, what would you want to do/be? Pilot.  Actually probably not.  Flying for myself would be fun, but I couldn't handle the stress of flying other people.  Getting paid to travel the world would be good.
  78. Which came first the chicken or the egg? One of them
  79. How many keys on your key ring? I dunno.  Lemme go look.  Six.
  80. Where would you retire to? Probably here
  81. What kind of car do you drive? Ford Laser
  82. What are your best physical features? My hair
  83. What are your best characteristics? Attention to detail
  84. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go? Europe? America? Antarctica? Cruise around the Mediterranean? St Maarten?
  85. What kind of books do you like to read? Science fiction, adventure
  86. Where would you want to retire to? 
  87. What is your favorite time of the day? Sunset
  88. Where did you grow up? Sydney
  89. How far away from your birthplace do you live now? 285km
  90. What are you reading now? I'm in between books
  91. Are you a morning person or a night owl? Morning
  92. Can you touch your nose with your tongue? Yes
  93. Can you close your eyes and raise your eyebrows? Yes
  94. Do you have pets? We have fish
  95. How many rings before you answer the phone? Um, as long as it takes to answer?
  96. What is your best childhood memory? Maybe our trip to America in 1983
  97. What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life? Pie packer, shop assistant, ISP call centre, desktop support, systems administrator
  98. Any new and exciting things that you would like to share? Um, not off the top of my head
  99. What is most important in life? um, friends/family/God
  100. What Inspires You? Good music
Kazza's "Boring Life Of a Geek" aka BLOG

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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