1st Blog on Windows Mobile

David’s mum & dad arrived yesterday from Sydney.

They have opted to use the inflatable matress in our computer room.
In doing so we have no access to our computers until they wake.

@6:25 in the morning I’m already thinking it might not have been such a good idea.

So probably for the next week my blogging will be done on the little Ipaq 4700. Its browser is only showing me an input box 3 characters wide. Makes it somewhat hard to review what I have written so please forgive any big errors. Note to WordPress… we could do with a mobile interface.

Today we are off to the Melbourne Zoo. One of my favouri te places & somewhere David’s mum wanted to go.

Oh and for those who wanted to know, the sale is still on in Nth Fitzroy. David took his parents there yesterday.

Oh My Dr Who

Seems like it only started a couple or weeks ago and it’s already time for it to end. With one episode to go (the finalie to this weeks ep) it looks to be a fantastic end to the season.

Let’s just say that two old friends come back to play and as a world we should be very worried indeed.

I love the way Dr Who doesn’t exist in a world of its own, they make reference to other Sci Fi like the Jaffa Sun Fighter.

I hate the feeling of a series coming to an end, like a good book I want to see how it all ends, but I want to prolong it for as long as I can… I hope they keep Dr Who going. Oh and this episode features more of Torchwood… bring it on.

A Super Superman

Superman ReturnsAs always I walk into a remake (sequel) with a little hesitation. Would Brandon Routh be a good Superman will they bring a good storyline to us? How will Kevin Spacey be as Lex Luthor.

In the case of Superman Returns, I needn’t have worried. The movie was well made. Brendan Routh brought a lot of the nuances presented by Christopher Reeve in the 80’s movies.

The storyline was light on, but a good reintroduction for Superman to the big screen. He’ll be back for another round.

Parker Posey was a stand out in the movie, Lex Luthor’s sidekick and excellent comedy relief. And who can’t be happy with a movie featuring James Marsden?
As the movie is so new we won’t say much more about it, but as Craig points out, it’s not a short movie, so cut down on drinks.

Our super night ended with dinner at the Gold Leaf restaurant, a fantastic Chinese restaurant in Sunshine… the food was great, who can pass up a Chinese place that’s full and full of Chinese people, you know’s got to be good. Thanks to Craig and Mark for bringing this place to our attention.

New Vacuum… how exciting

… it is for me… We once had a Dyson and I loved it… with two Cockerspaniels leaving hair all over the shop it’s nice to have a way to get it off the ground and out of the carpet. In the past we had the Dyson DC05 with a powerhead… it was Awesome I still remember the day we bought it home to our house in Blacktown.

Dyson DC08We vacuumed the house and had to empty it seven or eight times. The amount it could collect was amazing.

Well it served us well for a long time but died, we sent it back to Dyson they fixed it, it came back but it only lived for another three months.

We then made a big mistake… we replaced it with a cheap-ass AirFlow vacuum. It sucked, but we put the money out so we stuck with it… until now.

This morning we went to Godfrey’s had our Airflow all packed in its original box, they were giving $300 off selected vacuums with any trade-in, turns out though the vacuums they were offering we didn’t really want. The one that was amazing was way too expensive.

We said we’d think about it and left… next stop Beta Electrical. Where we looked at the Dysons, looked at others, then looked at the dysons some more. We ended up with the DC08TSS-TBN. Ticket for $899, on sale for $769 we got it for $640… probably a little slip on the part of the sales person. It was probably supposed to be $740. This vacuum was great because it could be used as a vacuum for the car.


News… is it important?

I was just watching Grease on Channel 7 (yep after watching “High School Musical“, thanks Disney). And during an ad break Channel 7 had a promo for their news… it went something like

And 7 news was there when the story broke… and I believe they were trying to cover it up… and this now exclusive the 7 News… 7 News can reveal exclusively… and so on for about a minute.

No I didn’t leave anything out… it went like that and the visuals were all of the anchor saying these things. Not a single story or incident was mentioned, so I have to ask… is the news important? If it is so irrelevant that they can’t be bothered adding it into the promo, because sure the story is probably no longer relevant. but that’s my point. It was big news one day, and the important thing wasn’t the news… it was who brought it to you first, who paid the most for the exclusive.

If it is news worthy, it should NEVER be exclusive. If it is news, then surely it is important that as many people can know about it SHOULD know about it.

Maybe the promo should not be taglined “Seven News, the one to watch” but instead read “Seven news, the one who paid the most”.

Isn’t she a total betty?

My Mum and Pop on her Wedding dayROFL funny thing to say about my mum I suppose, but there you go. Inspired by Clueless, one of my all time favourite movies.

Fortuately for me, and unlike Cher, this Betty is still with us. This photo taken the day she married my Dad, not that they were my mum and dad back then, but you get what I mean.

I’m just a big baby and I miss my mummy, who comes for a visit in just over a month’s time. YAY.

The trip will mark my mum’s FIRST EVER time on an aeroplane… she’ll do it once and wonder why she was ever worried. Next thing we’ll know she’ll be jetsetting around the world.

This photo was also part of my Flickr madness.

Gone Flickr Mad

Yep just uploaded a whole bunch more photos to Flickr. Up to 493 photos in total. Still lots more to go.
Me holding Maygen the day she was bornJacob on his first BikePerry CatmoOne of Eve's Puppies

Also have to find out how to blog photos directly from Flickr, am able to get it to blog to hosted sites, but this one is on my own server and I’m not sure how to get Flickr to post to here. It seems to need some sort of endkey or something. I’ll work it out (or keep copy and pasting).