How was your day dear?: May 2007 Archives

Friday .. what did we do Friday..? Not much.. Stu cooked some turkey chops which were yummy, and we drank beer and watched some Star Trek.

Saturday was cleaning day. Think I spent half the day washing up. And vacuuming. And cleaning the bathroom. And Stu cooked up a storm.

We started with jarlsberg and extra tasty cheese, and cream cheese and sweet chilli sauce.

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For mains there were lamb shanks slow cooked for ~7 hours with carrot, garlic, onion, tinned tomatoes and red wine. There was also a parsnip mash with parsnip, yoghurt, butter and wholegrain mustard. And also steamed beans, with a sesame seed paste, garlic and lemon juice, which was, er, interesting :)

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Dessert was an apple and rhubarb pie.

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The table looked quite cool.

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Then Melita came over and food and conversation was enjoyed by all.

Today was round two of washing up, then we wandered over to a meeting of the Canberra Killifish Study Group, where geeky fish-type people gathered to talk about killifish and look at slides. The dude's tank setup in his garage was pretty cool.

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Then to Scotty's for dinner, and finally back here to collapse.

Jumper

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It finally got cold enough tonight to warrant putting a jumper on. First time in Sydney this year I think. Silly to be a mere week away from winter and only need it for the first time now.

Oh, and the parents are thinking about going overseas next year. Which I'm somewhat annoyed about, because if they go off to Europe without me I'll be *completely* jealous. If they went the year after I'd have a much better chance of being able to go with them. *sigh*

Well, sort of anyway. Got a burst of enthusiasm to digitise some of my old audio tapes. Which lasted about four tapes, until I had a faulty tape that wouldn't play properly, and then it became a bit too hard. Then raided my wardrobe, and pulled out maybe 1/4-1/3 of the stuff there to either throw out or donate to charity. Then got a bit overwhelmed with the amount of crap I have that I can't bear to just throw out, and trying to figure out how to get rid of it all.

Finished off the weekend with Dead Man's Chest, which is also a lot of fun even as a repeated viewing. Will make a valiant effort to watch through some of the special features so can get the dvd back to Kirk soon.

And I even remembered to patch some servers!

Achieving crap

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Last night I was stressing over how much *crap* I had to do.

Tonight I feel a lot better at having actually achieved something with my evening. Although I did forget to do some server work.. bit too late now tho...

Weekend

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Saturday

Wandered into town and met up with Damien. Went for brunch at the cafe above the Tin Soldier. It was quite good. Then went downstairs so the boys could spend money on toys :) Spent quite a while there, then after that wandered over to HobbyCo. Found out they're moving soon - useful information! Was very tempted by a 1/350 scale Yamato for $89. And some A380 models. In the end just bought a small cheapie die cast model A380. Then just came home and relaxed while I popped on a lamb roast. Watched Sideways after dinner, but got extremelly annoyed because the movie ran a lot longer than the guide said it would, and missed a whole chunk of the ending :(

Sunday

Slow start to the day. Managed to avoid having to do any mother's day type things. Was gonna call but somehow never got round to it.. oops .. Went to Flemington Paddy's just for fun. Most of what's there is crap, but did spend $5 on some nice spices. Then Stu went home and I caught up on videos and scanned more of my crap...

Poker yayy

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Came second in a six-handed poker tonight yayyyy :)
Finally got out with triple queens that lost to Guy's straight. Nice to actually come out ahead for the evening instead of behind :):):)

And not only that, my boy is here!!! :)

Boring

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Nothing to report. Bored out of my brain at work at the moment. Nothing new doing, except for one project that is waiting on other people (there is no "us and them", there is no "us and them"...).

Leaving only boring stuff, or things that I can really only do after hours on servers. And was patch Tuesday this week, and I'm sure I haven't finished patching servers from *last* month yet.

*sigh*

Insanity

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Um. So which way is up??

Had a nice weekend with the boy.

Saturday went out for big brekky and general wandering. Housey stuff in the afternoon, then Annie called us up to invite us to one of her friend's surprise birthday parties. There was promise of pig on a spit, how could we say no? heh. We actually turned up at the same time as the guest of honour which meant some quick-talking from the person meeting us. I think she was suitably surprised though. Dinner was good, and Annie says she could cater our wedding if we wanted to have it there (the church hall in Yass). I did miss out on watching Spiderman 2 on telly though, which we'd been planning to watch, as we've not seen it. Will have to rent it or something.

Sunday (after Stu not sleeping at all and hence me not having a good night either) we got up early to head back out to Yass for Noah and Lily's baptism. Followed by a big family lunch which was rather pleasant (and lots of wine to be had hrmm). Then a very early night, and a much better nights sleep all round.

Tonight I came home from work early to sort out the 35 sets of lego that sold on ebay over the weekend (!) And was at it literally all night. *sigh* The profit I probably made from all the lego is probably worth it.. but damn it's such a lot of work :(

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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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