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Sunday, May 31, 2009

The 110 Pound Weakling

Here's a video the boys made this afternoon.

A skinny 9 year old boy discovers the wonders of Steroids.

Great stuff, guys. When is the feature length film coming out????

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Kids on a Trampoline

Kids on a Trampoline

Our kids and their friends having fun on the trampoline at our place while the adults were upstairs.

Fun with genetics

Party sparklers on steroids. Lawnton on a Saturday night :) -

"What's a sparkler bomb got to do with genetics", you ask.

Towards the end, after the "sparkles" there's a whispery high pitched laugh, a bit like "Mutley" on 70's cartoon "Whacky Races". That's me. But what's wierd is it's how my Dad laughs too, especially at something "Naughty". I'm sure if he had popped over here last night, we both would have been laughing like this!

I love Dad, so it's always fun to discover something else I have in common with him.

Oh, and by the way, well done on the fireworks boys! The neighbors probably think we're forcing down the price of real estate in the area, but you demonstratred a good grasp of physics and chemistry to pull off such a spectacular display.

Part time models - Youtube

And Jonno, my son, I'm really proud of your most recent bass guitar performance on this video. Nice to know we share some music genes, although yours seem to have mutated from Jazz into Heavy Metal.

I should mention that your bass guitar broke shortly before this performance, so you were playing on a totally unfamiliar instrument.

Well done mate.

Genetics can be nightmarish at times, but I think these two videos demonstrate that it can be fun too!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Psychedelic Cows of Launceston

Legend has it that Sir Richard Branson once owned these cows.

Vandals stole the horns from one of the cows, and the legs from another one, but they still remain an excellent example of art in public spaces.

These cows have "lived" in this field close to the centre of Launceston, Tasmania for over a year, and (I think) look fantastic.

Someone told me that one morning, the people of Launceston awoke to find the cows had been moved to the middle of the local highway, aparently directing traffic.

Like the crazy bloke in the video says.... "Moo!".

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Pilot takes photo for me

"Can I ask you a cheeky question?" I asked our pilot as he walked by me on our flight today.

"Sure", he replied.

"If I give you my mobile phone would you take some photos from the cockpit for me please?"

Here's one of the photos. More to follow later.

This is Flinders Island in Bass Straight as seen from the flight deck of an Airbus a320.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast, Australia

A post card that Lilly recieved last year from friend Sophie.

Thanks for the card, Sophie. We love Coolum too.

And thanks for letting me share it, Lilly!

I love the stamp too (click on it to see the larger image, it's worth it) - it could be anywhere on the Aussie coastline during the summer holidays at the beach. Dad's listening to the test match on the radio, the van is full of sand, and there's not enough room in the fridge because of the beer.

Teatro Alla Scala Milano

A Postcrossing postcard from Alesandro in Milan, Italy.

Alesandro's dream is to visit Australia.

Thanks for the card!

See you soon :)

Monday, May 04, 2009

Fort Point and the Golden Gate Bridge

A Postcrossing post card from Allison who lives in Oregon.

She used to live in San Francisco, where she worked for the Park Service, which maintains the military structures in the city, such as Fort Point.

Fort Point was a look out on the bay during the American Civil War.

Thanks for the fascinating postcard, Allison!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Holiday with friends

We've just come back from a great holiday with our friends and business partners (thankfully the same people).

Here's some photos of our time in Coolum last week.

I feel so fortunate to be able to work with people that I really like, doing something that I really enjoy.

Better than winning the lottery, I think.