Saturday, August 30, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt

This week's theme is "beautiful".



Just another Tequila Sunrise

Sunset at Woolomai 2

Swing bridge

Camelia days #2

Looking out across the bay for ten seconds

I think I'll stop there...

Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Fill-ins

1. When I'm sick I'm sick!

2. When I take a walk, I think about every single thing I see and whether it's worth photographing.

3. Money can't buy happiness but it can help.

4. Cotton makes me eh? and leather makes me think about motorcycles.

5. The strangest person/character I've had lewd thoughts about was probably the G-Man.

6. My favorite color these days is yellow because of Daisy.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to the usual, tomorrow my plans include work and Sunday, I want the Saints to win big for Robert Harvey's final home-and-away game!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

Seen at The Snapery. But because I don't have an iPod I used Windows Media Player instead:

1. What would best describe your personality? Funny in my mind (I believe I'm fixin' to die) - Robert Plant
2. What do you like in a guy/girl? We could be so good together - The Doors
3. What is your life’s purpose? The death of paradigm - If These Trees Could Talk
4. What do your friends think of you? Chocolate - Snow Patrol
5. What is your life story? Keep the dream alive - Oasis
6. What do you think when you see the person you like? Got that feeling - Faith No More
7. What do your parents think of you? Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
8. What will you dance to at your wedding? My Beloved Monster - The Eels
9. What will they play at your funeral? About a girl - Nirvana
10. What is your hobby/interest? The Lovecats - The Cure
11. What is your biggest secret? Almost cut my hair - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
12. What should you post this as? Love you (Take three) - Syd Barrett
13. What do you think of yourself? Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Teaser Tuesday

Seen at Wendy's
* Grab your current read.
* Let the book fall open to a random page.
* Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page. NO SPOILERS!
* Share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from (that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given).
* Leave a link to the blog post where you’ve shared your “Teaser" in the comments to the week's TUESDAY TEASER post at Should Be Reading.
* If you don’t have a blog, share the teaser in a comment on that week’s “Teaser” post.

The law which Solomon Kentucky had come forth to proclaim (should the people so ordain it) was one that had been a long time coming; a law which was needed now more than ever before; a law from which the people could draw the strength they needed in order to go forth and do the work of the Lord and the Love on Earth; a law which would make them worthy of the sacrifices that Baby Jesus and Diana had made for them; a law which had long since been on the spiritual statutes of the beacon land across the Atlantic and which now finally was to be proclaimed here, in Great England, in Great Scotland, in Great Wales and across the water in the Emerald Country, that it might give strength and succour to the faithful.
Henceforth, from this time and place and across the whole land, Solomon Kentucky wished it to be known (should the people so ordain it) that every single person would by law and by statute be famous.

Blind Faith by Ben Elton p.127/8

Monday, August 25, 2008

The absolute highlight of the whole Beijing Olympics

And hurdles - who knew?

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Cry :: baby

  2. Stretch :: jeans

  3. Efficient :: not me

  4. Brunch :: breakfast or lunch

  5. Afro :: hair

  6. Preheat :: the oven

  7. Delicious :: yum

  8. Global warming :: is happening

  9. Actions :: speak louder than words

  10. Ride :: British shoegazer band

from here

Sunday, August 24, 2008


One more week of home and away games and the Saints will play in the finals whether they win or lose next week. They walloped Adelaide today by 47 points to cement their place in the final 8. Yeah!!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt

This week's theme is "wrinkled". Enough said.....

Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday Fill-ins

1. Dancing to the beat while doing anything makes me keep going.

2. The last time I gambled I nearly won.

3. When I drive I like to have the music turned up LOUD.

4. I saw her standing there.

5. Give me music, give me books, give me peace.

6. Next week I am looking forward to a lot less rain (even though we need it).

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to the usual - fireplace, red wine, football, tomorrow my plans include work and Sunday, I want to be able to say the Saints won!

The Soundtrack of My Life: According to Shuffle

Saw this at The Snapery


1. Open your music library (iTunes, winamp, media player, iPod, whatever)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question below, type the song that’s playing
5. New question — press the next button
6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool

Opening credits: Soul Kitchen - The Doors
First day at school: Fight Test - Flaming Lips
Falling in love: Helpless - Faith No More
Breaking up: Whatevers Left - Snow Patrol
Prom: Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin
Life’s Okay: The Importance of Being Idle - Oasis
Mental breakdown: Dirty Old Man - Neil Young
Driving: Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell - Flaming Lips
Flashback: Malabar Front - If These Trees Could Talk
Getting back together: Freakshow - The Cure
Wedding: Mitternacht - Kraftwerk
Divorce: Queen of the Highway - The Doors
Current Mood: Cambridge Bypass - Laura
Final battle: Make This Go On Forever - Snow Patrol
Death scene: Lovesong - The Cure
End credits: Rebel Rebel - David Bowie

Monday, August 18, 2008

  1. Signature :: tune

  2. Olympics :: Beijing

  3. 100% :: total

  4. Damn! :: Bugger!

  5. Gold :: coin

  6. Fresh and natural :: food is best

  7. Fraction :: half

  8. Hurry :: up!

  9. Summer :: of the seventeenth doll

  10. 29th :: of February ;)

from here

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt

Better late than never!
This week's theme is "colourful".

Camelia days #2, originally uploaded by jsarcadia.

Daisy hopes to look like this when she grows up.

Glass eyes

Magic Mushroom

Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday Fill-ins

1. The last meal I had at a restaurant was chicken parmagiana.

2. Violence is something I intensely dislike.

3. The full moon equals lots of cheese.

4. Dry as a dead dog's dinger is one of my favorite local expressions. (It's not really, just the first one I thought of.)

5. Sometimes it's best to move on.

6. ________ is the best movie I've seen so far this year! (Haven't seen a good one yet.)

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to fireplace, red wine, football, tomorrow my plans include going to that engagement party I thought was on last weekend, but is actually this weekend! and Sunday, I want to relax, except I have to work!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

I've been taking a pic (or several) of this daisy every day to show the stages of her unfurling into a fully-fledged flower. Not quite there yet, but here are 13 pics I've taken so far.
If you imagine a clock face drawn on the centre shot of the whole bush, Daisy is the tiny yellow dot at about 4 o'clock.

Daisy's days so far

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wednesday's Warble

The Human League. Late 70s, early 80s. I used to listen to this band's first two albums incessantly - Reproduction and Travelogue. This track is from the latter. Very cool.

A Crow And A Baby:

A crow and a baby
Had an affair
The result was a landslide
The result was a dare
The result was a baby
Who wanted it all
Moved out of the doll's house
Moved out of the hall

With one wing on the town and a gleam in an eye of red
Said my father was a crow, now I want all fathers dead
Find the fathers of this world, treat them as a fatal foe
Put them in the deepest hole, then cover the pit with snow

With one wing on the town
And a gleam in an eye of red

I'm just trying to tell you what you'll come up against
If you venture from my side, if you think you're so mature
You will end up in a field, you will be someone's manure
Mushrooms growing from your back
Feeding some damn carrion bird
Do you want to contribute
To the corruption of the world?

With one wing on the town
And a gleam in an eye of red

A crow and a baby
Had an affair
My dream was the baby
The crow was your hair
Parts of me love parts of you
That at least is obvious
Give my baby back to me
You must see its only just

With one wing on the town
And a gleam in an eye of red
With one wing on the town
And a gleam in an eye of red
With one wing on the town
And a gleam in an eye of red

Dreams of Leaving:

Someone stopped the clock
When we should have started early
If we miss the morning meeting
Our lives will be in danger
Someone's trying to stop us
There is someone in our party
It is someone with a grudge
And they won't let us reach the border
Our lives are in his hands
We pay with Krugerands
The currency of pain to help
Us leaving
While back in our homeland
The ones who make a stand
Are taken from their homes and
No-one hears of them again
I felt I had to come here
I thought things would be better
The situation's changed
But I find I'm still resented
Someone wants my job
It is someone in this building
Someone's spreading rumours
And I don't feel I can stay here
I think I'm going north
And now's the time to leave
The people there they say
Are good to strangers
And if I do my best
And try to settle in
I'm sure I can be just like
Someone's neighbour
I'm sure I can be just like
Someone's neighbour

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tuesday's Tune

Song To The Siren. Originally written and performed by Tim Buckley and covered by many artists since, including Robert Plant. This version, by This Mortal Coil (aka The Cocteau Twins), is far and away my favourite. Beautiful song, beautifully sung.

On the floating, shapeless oceans
I did all my best to smile
til your singing eyes and fingers
drew me loving into your eyes.

And you sang "Sail to me, sail to me;
Let me enfold you."

Here I am, here I am waiting to hold you.
Did I dream you dreamed about me?
Were you here when I was full sail?

Now my foolish boat is leaning, broken love lost on your rocks.
For you sang, "Touch me not, touch me not, come back tomorrow."
Oh my heart, oh my heart shies from the sorrow.
I'm as puzzled as a newborn child.
I'm as riddled as the tide.
Should I stand amid the breakers?
Or shall I lie with death my bride?

Hear me sing: "Swim to me, swim to me, let me enfold you."
"Here I am. Here I am, waiting to hold you."

Monday, August 11, 2008

This week's collaboration.

This week's collaboration with Janet. Just a bit of fun this week. The power of suggestion I guess.

It's not what you're thinking!, originally uploaded by jsarcadia.

I also did a couple of collaborations with Sean, one of my Flickr contacts.

Peaches and Cream
Peaches 'n' Cream

String thingies
String thingies

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Month to month :: year to year

  2. Adjusted :: well

  3. Prank :: call

  4. Mop :: the floor

  5. Clarity :: clear as a bell

  6. Parenting :: some people shouldn't be allowed

  7. Glenn :: guy's name

  8. Fingerprint :: unique

  9. Pineapple :: not my favourite fruit

  10. Attorney :: General

from here

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt

This week's theme is "dark".

The photographer 2, originally uploaded by jsarcadia.

Stem cell research


Just one more from Woolomai

Just a little splash of light

Friday, August 08, 2008

Friday Fill-ins

1. You know you're old when the music is too loud.

2. My heart is divided between staying and leaving.

3. Warmth is what I need RIGHT NOW!

4. I have felt the edge of reason, I have known the depths of despair.

5. Gah, won't these people buy some books!

6. Cure me as soon as you can!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to fireplace, red wine, football tomorrow my plans include friends' engagement party and Sunday, I want to have a productive day!

A minority of one

I saw The Dark Knight last night. Didn't like it. Actually, it wasn't a case of not liking it as much as being bored by it. Crash Bang Violence Car chase Crash Bang Car chase Violence. *yawn*.
Yes, Heath Ledger gave a good performance as The Joker but I feel so sad that this was his last performance, the one he'll be remembered for - a completely evil psycopath with no redeeming features whatsoever.
Watching Christian Bale is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Same goes for whoever played Harvey Whatsisname. Gary Oldman had none of his usual lunatic spark. Michael Caine was Michael Caine, as always.
The storyline could have been interesting with the whole choice/chance, order/anarchy, hero/villain thing going on but, really, it was all just a pretty superficial backdrop for the special effects.
I went with my sister and brother-in-law (who both loved it) but, if I had gone on my own, I think I would've left well before the end because I just didn't care about how it was going to play out.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Yes. They must!!


ST KILDA great Robert Harvey has announced his retirement, 20 years to the day after his AFL debut.
The dual Brownlow medallist fronted a packed media conference alongside his wife Danielle and coach Ross Lyon at Moorabbin on Wednesday morning.
He confirmed he will hang up the boots at the end of the season.
"I'm very happy and honoured to stretch my career out as long as I did," Harvey said. "It’s the right time for the club, the right time for myself."
In his 21 seasons, Harvey has won almost every individual accolade, but a premiership flag still eludes him. The Saints climbed to seventh with Sunday's win over Port Adelaide, and face a decisive battle with Collingwood on Saturday.
"This is the last opportunity to play finals footy – that's all I'm playing for," Harvey said.
“Our season is still alive and this is obviously my last chance at (the flag). You take me and Fraser [Gehrig] out and we’d nearly be the youngest list in the AFL, and I think that’s a great thing for the club, and we’ve got a great opportunity."
St Kilda players including Nick Riewoldt, Luke Ball, Steven Milne, Lenny Hayes and Gehrig attended the announcement, and Harvey said he hadn't enjoyed breaking the news to them.
“It is always hard to come off 21 years at a place," he said.
"You try to get the words right and they don’t quite come out the way you’d like. It was the hardest thing I’ve done. Last week has been a bit of a roller coaster because I knew I was going to retire but when you actually say it and when you agree to say it, it is a different thing."
Almost universally regarded as one of the game's greats, Harvey has played 376 senior games, ranking him in fourth spot on the all-time list behind Michael Tuck (426 games), Kevin Bartlett (403 games) and Simon Madden (378 games).
The oldest player in the AFL, he will turn 37 before the end of the home-and-away season.
Harvey began his career against Footscray in round 19, 1988. In his 10th season, in 1997, he won his first Brownlow medal, although he considered it a "hollow victory", having finished behind the suspended Chris Grant in the polling.
There were no ambiguities the following year, when he secured back to back Brownlow medals, plus his fourth and last club best and fairest.
Harvey won eight All-Australian selections, three EJ Whitten medals for best on ground in state-of-origin, the AFLPA MVP award in 1997, two pre-season flags and was skipper for two seasons (2001-02).
He played in St Kilda's beaten grand final side in 1997.
In 1997, Harvey said: "Once you get to 25 you realise there isn't long left – especially when you started at 16. Your body gets such a hammering each week. You wonder how long it can hold up."
He underwent a knee reconstruction in 2001, and in 2002 a shoulder injury again finished his season early, but he bounced back in 2003 to win his eighth All-Australian jumper.
He has played under seven coaches, beginning under Darrel Baldock and outlasting Ken Sheldon, Stan Alves, Tim Watson, Malcolm Blight and Grant Thomas.
"I'm happy to have stretched my career out as long as it did," Harvey said on Wednesday.
Saints midfielder Lenny Hayes recently paid tribute to the Saints champion.
"He's an absolute freak – 21 years in the game, it's just amazing," Hayes said.
"I still remember having the posters on my wall when was growing up of him, being a midfielder.
"To come and just watch how he trains, and be a teammate of his, was a great thrill for me.
"I think mentally he's the toughest bloke I've ever seen.
"Just to be able to get up for games, and just the way he pushes himself at training and during games.
"He's just a freak."
From here

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Pretty lame quiz but....

You know 90% about Led Zeppelin

Fantastic. You know what there is to know about Led Zeppelin, and proberly more, you may think my quiz suck, but dont worry, be happy man:)

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Monday, August 04, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Crankiness :: grumpiness

  2. Backpack :: school bag

  3. Clone :: Dolly

  4. High ground :: hill

  5. Dreams :: sweet

  6. Lovingly :: carefully

  7. Mistake :: error

  8. Carson :: Paul

  9. Errand :: run

  10. Dozen :: dirty

from here

Sunday, August 03, 2008

This week's collaboration.

With Captain Snape. No theme this week so there was a bit of a quandary about what to do. Then I saw Janet's pics for the Saturday Photo Hunt and just knew exactly what to do......

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt

This week's theme is "clouds".

Orange clouds

More light

Black clouds

This could get nasty

Shiny clouds

Silhouetted trees

Dramatic clouds

Tonight's sky

Friday, August 01, 2008

Friday Fill-ins

1. If I could travel back in time, I'd go to pick a war, any war - I'd go to the start of it and make the idiots change their minds.

2. Give me a smile or give me a song.

3. I am listening to

4. Somewhere, someone is thinking - one would hope so.

5. I'll always be me.

6. My idea of a good time includes music.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to not much, maybe a drink at the Acorn, tomorrow my plans include work, football, the usual and Sunday, I want to be smiling!