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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.

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9 Years and Counting

Today is my and David’s 9 year anniversary… who said same-sex couples can’t make it work.

We’re off to the Dandenong Ranges today.

Apparently there is a Kokoda Walk, 1000 steps… the good thing is it’s up hill to start so once we make it up, it’s gonna be easy coming back down.

Craig and Mark are coming with us so we should have plenty of photos when we return… as I’ve used all of my Flickr bandwidth this month I’ll have to wait a little while to post them.

I’m going Flickr Pro at the end of the month… YAY.

Today is also ANZAC Day here in Australia, a day to remember the ANZAC Diggers who fought for us all.

Today is also also Festa della Liberazione, (Italy), annual commemoration to mark the liberation of Italy at the end of the Second World War. I only found out about this by reading Roberta’s Blog.

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Pizza for Lunch

Lean Cuisine - PizzaI love pizza… too much perhaps… but I love it anyway.

Today for lunch I bought a new type of pizza I have been very hesitant about… but it turns out I needn’t have worried.

The Tandoori Chicken Gormet Pizza from Lean Cuisine (a Nestle brand) tasted awesome. Not too filling on the way down (it’s quite small) but give it a minute and I didn’t feel I needed anything else to be full.

Now, I’m sure this sounds like an advertorial, but it’s not… just found something I liked and thought I would share it with y’all.

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All better…

Feeling much much better today.

Had some SMSs from a friend who is returning to Sydney. He moved to Tasmania (I want to say just over a year ago, but am sure it is longer – you will soon figure out I have no concept of space and time).

First contact in a long time says “On the Spirit of Tasmania with a truck load of furniture”. Why isn’t he on his way to Melbourne!!!

Tasmania always seemed like a strage place to live for a younger gay couple. And I will always be a little sad that I never got down there to see their place. I know Andrew has been over it for some time. Where they lived was outside of any major town (cause I don’t think you can call any place in Tassie a “City”.

At least with them in Sydney we can catch up when David and I make the trek to see the family. So that’s a “Woo Hoo” for sure.

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Long Weekend… and I’m Sick :(

It’s the Easter weekend and I’ve been sick as for the past two days. Of course because yesterday was the day BEFORE four days off I had to go to work. The company I work for is too suspiscious of sick staff on a typical day. Had I taken the day before the long weekend I’m sure there would have been hell to pay!

So here I am, at 10.30pm, a little tired and about to head to bed.

Just finished watching “Skating with the Stars”… a series from the US. We here have a program called “Dancing with the Stars” and I kid you not, the format is almost identical. The only difference here being that we Aussies no longer have shows that don’t include a 1900 (premium call) for voting purposes.

You may be wondering WHY I would bother watching “Skating with the Stars”, and if you look at My Music listing you’d probably notice I have every album Deborah Gibson AKA Debbie Gibson has released… and Deborah is one of the stars!

Off to bed… hopefully I’ll wake up tomorrow feeling super well. We’re off to see Scary Movie 4!

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Yet another view

Well it appears that right on the heels of my writing that I was thinking of changing blogging tools yet again, spam started to appear.

My old blogging software seemed to go berko with trackbacks, obviously some sort of “bot” was responsible.

So here I am back at Blogger, to give it a proper shot this time around.

I should have put a new entry in, instead of just going over an old one. The October 21st 2005 is when I first signed up to Blogger. At this time I posted a stupid Test post… it’s now Friday, April 14, 2006… a cool six months later. I was surprised to find my account still active. But thank goodness it was!

Daily Life Rants

Treading the Path

Did you know I was supposed to be a teacher? I have had it planned since I was four years old. It wasn’t a child’s rambling, not a dream. At times I still yearn for the career I abandoned before it even began.

I made no conscious decisions that have me where I am today, somewhere along the way I realised the plans of a child had to fall by the wayside.

Quite possibly it was at same time I knew I would never be a father. At 11 or so I realised that two grown men could not have a baby together, another plan dashed. As certain as I was that I would be an excellent father, I was also certain that the process described to bring about conception was neither desirable nor applicable to me.

Never growing up did I think that I would have to couple with a female, I always preferred the other boys in the playground. Still stunned when people act with suprise at the fact that I have never even “pashed” a girl. Why would I want to?

So the life I live continues. I no longer make decisions about its direction. Living with the belief that fate has me in her steady grasp and has done an alright job so far.