Misc

God I Hate Bloody Ironing

With wife and newborn baby due to return within 24 hours, I notice with feelings of horror and loathing, the mountain of ironing with my name on it. I am reasonably sure that once I get started, it won’t be so bad but finding the motivation is proving to be a deal breaker.

In March 1923, in an interview with The New York Times, the British mountaineer George Leigh Mallory was asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, and replied, ‘Because it’s there’. The answer became famous, not least because Mallory himself was lost on Everest in the following year. It was sometimes suggested that he and his fellow-climber Andrew Irvine, who were last seen ‘going strong for the summit’, might in fact have reached it before their deaths, but there was no proof.

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The Googlers Guide to Gobbledegeek 2.0

Without a doubt, the most frequently used search string in 2009 was any variation of ‘Nude photos of Julia Gillard’ for Christ’s sake (original post). I still cannot fathom why anyone would be searching for nude photos of the Welsh red-headed politician (no offence J). The runner up is the very steady performer that is any variation of ‘simple pizza recipe’. The one-eyed, almost but not quite, entirely unlike, quasi-serial killer ‘Barry Rochford’ is behind bars in third (original post). For those in search of ‘telstra customer service’, let’s face it, it’s an oxymoron (like ‘happily married’ or low calorie ‘chocolate covered bacon’). You’re not going to find it. It’s like Shangri-bloody-la!

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Unique, interesting or unusual ways to get fit?

I find it extremely difficult to motivate myself to go jogging. In fact, motivation for any sort of fitness-related exertion is nigh on impossible to muster. Before you jump down my throat with unhelpful comments related to bone-idleness and such, may I add that there is a genuine underlying medical reason for this. I’d rather go to the dentist AND watch paint dry than pound the pavement and so I am on a mission to uncover something a little more inspiring.

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Win a Website by Bendigo Web Design

The guys over at Bendigo Web Design are offering the local community the chance to win from over $4000 worth of prizes!

Given the sensational deal and top rate support they’ve given me, I felt it only right to give them a plug and not just because I could think of anything better to post.

You have three chances to win from over 26 fab prizes including the web site, blogs, hosting, domains and email accounts. There are also 20 runners up prizes of 20% discount vouchers.

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I quit the weed today!

Yes indeedy! I no longer smoke. Following a heavy session last night, I finished the dust that remained in my pack of Golden Virginia and feel quite ill now. No more fags for me!