How was your day dear?: June 2009 Archives

Quiet day

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Had a slow quiet day today.  Got some of the things done that I didn't manage to get done yesterday so that was good.  Although didn't get around to trying resurrect my old captcha generator, so still no leaving comments for now.

Looonnngggg

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So had Mishi over for dinner tonight and to see Japan photos.  We put them on a memory stick and played them through Stu's dvd player to the TV. Which worked fine except that I wasn't able to skip through the more "boring" ones.  So the whole night was very long.  So I guess some more culling is in order.. but I've *tried* over and over again.  *sigh*

On a lighter note, my beef stew was well received.  I haven't cooked one since I moved to Canberra, and it was oh so delicious.  If I'd had the time I'd have documented the process.. maybe next time!
Had a super fun night at Nat and Andrew's.  Stu helped Nat cook a stir fry, then we played Pictionary and then attempted to play Zombietown.  But it took us ages to figure out what we were meant to do and suddenly it was 11pm and the Stubie really needed to go to bed.  So didn't get to actually fight any zombies.. oh well.. :)
Had a fairly quiet morning.  Got quite a lot of rss feed items read.  Was under five hundred unread tonight, which is quite an achievement!

After lunch went over to Pauline's so Stu could fix up their new net connection.  While I helped do a jigsaw :)

Scott and Kerry and Jake came over for dinner and Wii.  Did lots of roast veggies, and my potato bake was almost entirely gobbled up .. so much for leftovers ;)

Could use three day weekends more often...

And home again

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Had a relaxing morning this morning.  Slept in for a bit, then got ready and went and played Wii Olympics.  Of course the kids joined me... but thas ok ;)  Won a few gold medals for them, and was beaten soundly in a few events too :)

Left a bit before one and headed down for my unit's AGM.  Was cool to catch up with some peoples and see my place which I haven't seen up close in a year and a half.  

Went down Rocky Point Road and went and saw the house where Clive James grew up (6 Margaret St, according to his Unreliable Memoirs), as well as the street he used to billy cart down the hill from.  

Clive James house - 6 Margaret St Kogarah
Clive James billy cart Sunbeam St Irene St

Had some Maccas for a linner/dunch and then we headed home.  Only made it half way before Stu decided he was too tired to drive, so I took over.  Got home (via the bottle-o) and declared it beer o'clock.  

Saw an article on Boing Boing about Michael Winslow, so of course decided to watch Police Academy :)

And so now it's bed time.. how'd that happen..? :)

Goodbye Grandma

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Said goodbye to Stu's grandma today.

Were nearly late because Stu put the wrong street (same name) into the GPS and we ended up 7km away.  But made it just in time.  The service was fairly simple but nice.  Little Squishy even spontaneously said goodbye as the hearse was about to be driven away, was very sweet.

Afterwards went back to her flat with Annie and Potty and hung out for a few hours while Little Squishy had a sleep.  Then headed over to Aunty Jan's for a few drinks and then some delicious dinner with just about all the family, was pretty cool.

So all in all quite a nice family day.

Came back to J&G's and played Wii with the kids and then showed them some of our Japan photos.  They thought there were too many blossom photos.. oops.. :)

Half way

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Half way to Newcastle tonight.  Didn't get to talk to George much cause it was pretty late by the time got here.

More dinners out

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Last night met up with Andrew and James and Trish and Michael for dinner.  Was a fun night.  The connections between us, James, Trish&Michael were kinda cool.

Tonight got home fairly late.  Was going to do a stirfry but was tired and hungry and grumpy, so Stu cooked up some mushrooms and reheated some of his fritatta.  He's a good sweetie :)

Fog

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Been getting rather a lot of fog lately...

This made James a little late getting in this morning...

Canberra Fog
After work we met up for dinner.  Went to Bella Vista.  Both (especially me) ate far too much! oops :)  But it was very good.


Cold

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Although a whopping 8C at the moment.. somewhat up on the -5 this morning!!

Not on call any more hurrah!!!

Shopping

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Had to go shopping tonight.  Practically no food in the house.  Not even detergent for the dishwasher (disaster! ;) ).

Pretty average day otherwise.  Made something work that now frees me up to do some other things I've been putting off while make aformentioned thing work.

Perl/captchas still broken.  If I knew what to look for I'd be trying to figure out how to use the previous version of perl that was installed.  Or make it use different libraries.  Or something like that.  But since I don't know exactly what's wrong or how perl is setup (and no access to log files) it makes it a bit trickier...

Nice day

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Had a fairly productive day today.  For a while I was setting a timer and doing 15 minutes of computer stuff then 15 minutes of non computer stuff.  Non computer stuff was mostly tidying tho heh.

Spent a good chunk of my afternoon locating my flight photos on Google Earth.  Got freaked out when I saw the ocean was *moving* !!

Then Stu went and got Nat and also James came over and I did a lamb roast - yumm!  And so doing christened our new dining table :)  Then we wiied and generally had quite a lot of fun.  

Dining table christening

This moonrise was actually yesterday

Moonrise

It's good to have the sweetie back home.  Altho I did enjoy being able to make the bed in one second flat - instead of the usual several minutes it takes me to straighten out the bedding that Stu puts all over the place when he sleeps ;)

Dining Table

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Our dining table arrived today.  It's huge!!  And weighs a tonne too.

Of course the first thing I did was spread out all my Japan bits and pieces all over it, and stuck all the little bits of paper and receipts into a scrapbook.
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