I closed my eyes and saw…

Lemonade

Because this is the first time I have written about these things, I thought I should preface it with an explanation.

I don’t know how many people do this, but any time I close my eyes I generally see things… No I’m not crazy (at least I haven’t been certified yet). For instance I’ve seen a tortoise walking along Mulgoa Road in Penrith with cars zooming by. I’ve seen an old man at a sink washing his hands and looking in the mirror. I didn’t know who the old guy was… I see all sorts of stuff.

Last night, as soon as I closed my eyes, I saw two girls at a lemonade stand selling what you would assume to be lemonade (I couldn’t see inside the cups). A third little girl approached the table and bought a cup of lemonade. Took a sip and grimaced. She asked the girls what was in it and they told her they ran out of lemons and had to use grapes, that they crushed themselves.

Strange I know… specially considering I am no where near sleep when it happens, my dreams are generally more full-on. See the beginnings of Genosis :: The City for the Future for more.

So anyway… not sure if I should keep writing these here, or maybe start a new blog like a dream diary.

Basketball Diaries

What am I doing? I said yes to joining the company basketball team and I haven’t even played basketball for about fifteen years. Not sure I remember the rules and only picked up a basketball yesterday. I forgot how hard it is to get the ball through the hoop.

Every Wednesday for the next 18-20 weeks I’ll be playing basketball with the guys from work. They’ve already played one game and lost 20 – 42, I don’t expect that to improve, but we can try.

The Family Discovers iChatAV

Now it’s going to be all video… sheesh now we’ll have to make sure we’re dressed and respectable. Smile… no cost communication is a good thing… showing my ugly head not such a good thing. Those poor peeps.

iChatAV is a pretty cool tool. People talk about voice over IP (VOIP) using things like Skype but we’ll just stick to Video Chat with iChat. While I’m not too happy about putting my head on screen, it’s awesome to see the Maygen and Jacob (and of course all the other family memebers too).

Wii – Is it a Revolution?

Nintendo WiiI can imagine what everyone’s going to think when I have to tell them I’ve been playing with my Wii (pronounced “wee”) all weekend. And yep that’s what I’m going to have to say when the thing is finally released here in Australia.

We of course will have one as soon as it comes out… we’re even thinking about selling the Jeep to ensure we can afford one.

But seriously though, it looks like it is going to be v.cool.

Branding

The one thing I miss, besides the people who were friends, from my days at Murdoch Magazines… people who live their brands.

marie claire, Better Homes and Gardens and Men’s Health had the most dedicated people working for them. They believed in their product and in their brands philosophies.

1000 Steps – Maybe next time

1000 Steps Kokoda TrailOn April 25th, with good intentions, we ventured to the Kokoda Trail in the Ferntree Gully. This track was named as a local memorial for the real Kokoda Track in Papa New Guinea.

David, Craig, Mark and I drove nearly two hours to get there, stopping on the way for lunch.

Being ANZAC Day it was very busy and way too many runners for such narrow trails! Don’t those guys and girls have anything better to do on a public holiday.

Anyway as I said we went there with good intentions but the walk to the base of the 1000 steps was enough for us all. Hey at least we saw the steps. Took some pics and walked back down…

And because it should be documented lunch didn’t turn out so well for all of us… not sure what the deal was but I’d suggest the chicken in my Chicken Ceaser Salad wasn’t quite right and the trip home was interesting to say the least.

Genosis :: The City for the Future

For sixty years building has been taking place in the desert in outback Australia no one goes near the place because urban legends keep them away.

Another sixty years and different contractors have done different work for huge amounts of hush money and all-in-all given the length of the project their talk wouldn’t matter anyway.

Population by invitation only, the Society is in control, they have a plan.

Who knew you could hermetically seal an entire city… and who knew a plague was coming that would dessimate the entire population of the earth…

Another sixty years will pass before the new garden of eden is opened to a whole new world.

Some said the Earth needed a cleansing, just like the great flood… but this time God was taking too long…


Basic plot outline… maybe it gives away too much… but I’m not sure I could write a whole book anyway. I dream of crazy things while I’m asleep.

Big Brother – Non-event?

Yes, much to the chargrin of many of my friends I’ve started watching Big Brother 06. And I’m thinking it’s gonna fail this year.

It seems their thinking was along the lines of, last year we nearly had it, but the people were too skanky and uneducated. This year we’ve got a good share of educated people, but they’re all still kind of skanks.

I think only three of them didn’t say they have cheated on their partners in the past, and at least two of them said they are chronic cheaters with no remorse. Given the demographic of this program, are we sending the right message to our youth with this sort of programming.

Sure it makes for better TV; but a mother, daughter combo who went for a boob-job – TOGETHER – seven weeks before entering the house! And it was the mum’s idea. Scary.

I’ll still be interested to see what happens… I like to watch.