Monday, September 29, 2008

Another season over

Football finished on Saturday. Hawthorn (the Hawks) are this year's premiers. They beat Geelong (the Cats) by 26 points. This was only the Cats' second loss for the year. Both teams clobbered the Saints in the finals series - my boys have a lot of work to do if they really want to match it with the top teams next year.

Meanwhile, it rained pretty heavily overnight so I'm off to see if I've got any decent raindrop pics.....

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Hearing :: is not the same as actually listening.

  2. Aggression :: chest-beating

  3. Charged :: battery

  4. Traveler :: I wish I was one.

  5. Hydrate :: drink water

  6. Detox :: drink water

  7. Qualify :: make the grade

  8. Prison :: jail

  9. Frontal :: lobotomy

  10. Pep talk :: motivation

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt

This week's theme is "view".

Here's a view along the beach at Woolomai:

Woolomai surf beach 2, originally uploaded by jsarcadia.

Two views of the Yarra River - at Warburton on the left and in the city on the right:

The Yarra - two views

A hazy view of Melbourne from Mt Dandenong:


Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday Fill-ins

1. The days getting longer and warmer are some of the things I'm most looking forward to in October.

2. Sometimes I wish I'd made different choices.

3. Jimmy Page is still playing and that's why there is a saying, "never say never"!

4. When I'm down, I tend to drink too much.

5. MJ Arcadia Bookshop is where you'll find me most often.

6. A rainy day is good for reading.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to not much, tomorrow my plans include work and then I'll probably watch the Grand Final, even though I don't care about either of the teams and Sunday, I want to take it as it comes!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Taya

Seven today. My brother's daughter.

Happy Birthday Taya, originally uploaded by jsarcadia.


Saints lost last night. Badly. All over red rover.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt: The road goes ever on and on

This week's theme is "road". Here's a collaboration I did with Janet earlier in the year.

The road goes ever on and on, originally uploaded by jsarcadia.

The Road goes ever on and on,
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errnds meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
-JRR Tolkien

Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Fill-ins

1. There is no need for war.

2. Where in the heck did Phone go?

3. Take a couple of crappy photos is all I managed to do this morning.

4. Prospects for Capitalism are not good.

5. Take it as it comes is the message.

6. Simplicity and tranquility are concepts I could use more of.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to football, red wine, tomorrow my plans include Taya's 7th birthday party and then watching the Saints win against Hawthorn and Sunday, I want to be celebrating the Saints getting to the Grand Final!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

New growth close up, originally uploaded by jsarcadia.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

See you on the dark side of the moon...

Rick Wright, keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter with Pink Floyd, died yesterday after a short battle with cancer. He was 65.

Jimmy Page - Guitar God.

My new 365 object. Saw him in a shop, had to have him. 365 days of Jimmy. Rock and roll!!

Jimmy Page - Guitar God., originally uploaded by jsarcadia.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Cut the crap :: please

  2. Scent :: perfume

  3. Vanishing :: point

  4. Wetness :: damp

  5. Cheap :: and nasty

  6. Badges :: buttons

  7. Puppy :: dog

  8. Problem solver :: brain

  9. Gambling :: poker

  10. Sophia :: Loren

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E.T. Phone Home.......

So, my first 365 days project has finished. Today is day 365. 365 photos of a phone - well, three phones actually seeing as I lost THE Phone with only 15 days to go. That was a major disaster. The positive side to that is that I now have a phone which actually works properly as a phone. So it wasn't all bad I guess. Still, I would have preferred to finish the project with the original. Nevermind.

The first of 365 photos:
One phone/365 days. Day 1

And the last:

E.T. Phone Home......., originally uploaded by jsarcadia.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Happy Happy Happy

Saints 106 - Collingwood 72.


Now we have to beat Hawthorn next week and we're into the Grand Final.

GO SAINTS!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Times have changed

Just heard a guy on the radio promoting his new record/CD. "Just a little 7 track EP." It occurred to me that, back in the vinyl day, 7 or 8 tracks made up a whole album and an EP was never more than 4 tracks.

Oooh oooh oooh

Neil Young is coming to town!
January '09.

Saturday Photo Hunt

This week's theme is "wild".
Here are a couple of wild birds that have visited the jungle recently:
A Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo and a juvenile Crimson Rosella.

Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo, originally uploaded by jsarcadia.

Juvenile Crimson Rosella

Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday Fill-ins

1. I enjoy photography.

2. Whether the Saints will make the Grand Final or not is something I wonder about often lately.

3. In your heart, you knew they wouldn't.

4. Take a camera, add a little phone and you end up with a year long photography project which is fast coming to an end.

5. Life has gifted me with a great family.

6. Out and about with the camera is an instant vacation.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to house sitting for Bronnie, tomorrow my plans include work, more house sitting and watching the Saints (hopefully) beat Collingwood and Sunday, I want to be celebrating a Saints win!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. House :: home

  2. Think :: I think, therefore, I am.

  3. Clot :: blood

  4. Believe me :: it's true

  5. Fumigation :: pest control

  6. Bore :: drill

  7. Luck :: I could do with some

  8. Patient :: sick

  9. Tremors :: DTs

  10. Pickles :: mustard

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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt

This week's theme is "strings".

The sound comes out of here, originally uploaded by jsarcadia.

The job of the strings is to vibrate.


Friday, September 05, 2008

Ride a White Swan

Friday Fill-ins

1. If I was to walk into your life, there's a fair chance you might not even notice.

2. Catch a bright star and place it on your forehead. Say a few spells and baby there you go. Catch a black cat and you sit it on your shoulder. And in the morning you'll know all you know.

3. And you can send me flowers.

4. Drunk myself blind to the sound of old T-Rex but I'm dealing with a memory that never forgets.

5. I'm the innocent bystander / Somehow I got stuck in the middle with you. (Totally different song, I know.)

6. What's keeping us apart isn't selfishness, isn't it?.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to the first of the finals games, tomorrow my plans include work and then some more football and Sunday, I want the Saints to win their first finals game! GO SAINTERS!!!!!


Wednesday, September 03, 2008

There are some serious names in this list...

A recent poll here asked "Which dead rock star would you bring back to life for one gig?"

The results:

1. JOHN BONHAM (with 26% of the vote!!)

#19 I think I'd leave where she is but the others - hell yeah.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Got a joke?

Go over to the mad potter's blog and add it to the list. Must be suitable for kids.

Speaking of jokes....

A woman gave her husband a sealed box and told him not to open it until she was dead. The husband put the box in his wardrobe for safe keeping but couldn't stop thinking about it and what it might contain.
He kept taking the box out of the wardrobe and staring at it. Many times he started to open it but remembered his wife's instructions and put it back.
Finally, after weeks of this he weakened and decided to open the box.
Inside were half a dozen eggs and a hundred thousand dollars.
He put the box away again but, again, it preyed on his mind.
After another couple of weeks he decided to speak to his wife about it.
He told her that he couldn't stand it any longer and had opened the box. "Why are there half a dozen eggs in the box?"
She answered, "Each egg represents a time I was unfaithful to you."
"And what about the hundred thousand dollars?" he asked.
"Every time I got to a dozen eggs I sold them."

Monday, September 01, 2008

Good news and bad news

Good: Saints needed to beat Essendon by 94 points to claim 4th spot on the ladder. They walloped the Bombers 147 points to 39. So they finished 4th at the end of the home and away season. It's important to be in the top 4 for the finals as these teams now have a double chance. The top 8 play finals but it's a complicated system. Teams 5 to 8 play off (5 V 8, 6 V 7) and the two losing teams are out of it - eliminated. The top 4 play (1 V 4, 2 V 3)but the losers get a second chance the following week - play the winners of the 5 V 8, 6 V 7 games. I think.
Anyway, the Saints will play Geelong next week. Geelong are clear favourites to win the premiership again this year and have hardly been beaten all season. Just as well we get the second chance! Still, it's finals and you never know what could happen....
Go Saints!!!!
Bad: Phone is lost.

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Groceries :: shopping

  2. Deodorant :: The Body Crystal

  3. Psychic :: doo do doo do

  4. Cherries :: months away

  5. Spooky :: doo do doo do

  6. Yogurt :: curdled milk

  7. Kitchen :: utensils

  8. Nothing personal :: yeah, right!

  9. Be nice :: please

  10. Delivery :: boy (ie., the guy who makes my lunch every day and delivers it - he announces himself as The Delivery Boy).

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