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Get outta the way foo!
Get outta the way foo! avatar

by on Oct.25, 2012, under ramblings


Sometimes I wish I was friends with Mr T, then when I wanted to go for a walk at lunch time I would get him to speed down the mall in front of me, yelling at all the people

“Get outta the way foo!”

Then I could walk down the mall without any annoyingly slow people getting in my way, or those even more frustrating people that stop, convening in the most logical walking path to discuss the hand bag they just bought and hiw it defines them as a person.


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takkun impersonator #453
takkun impersonator #453 avatar

by on Oct.05, 2012, under ramblings, takkun impersonators

so there might be a reason that takkun has so many impersonators. sarah spotted a video of a takkun impersonator on the youtubes and someone in the comments asked what kind of cat he was.. to which the response was a bengal. reading up a bit about bengals and they sound very much like takkun. would certainly explain his size. i always associated bengals with spots though, but turns out stripes just like takkun’s are common, so the spotted bengals command more money.

all of these cats are impersonators of takkun


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apparently this should be said out loud..
apparently this should be said out loud.. avatar

by on Sep.26, 2012, under ramblings

i was watching pawn stars with sarah last night and we were being abused by channel 7’s advertising. it was like a battle between mcdonalds and red rooster for $2 food supremacy. sarah decided that probably the only thing worth while from either menu is the cheeseburgers, but decided overall that the shiny grease covered mcdonalds overall offering looked better.

to which i proclaimed “but of course it does, red rooster are trying to sell things that look like crumbed turds and dog nuggets” – according to sarah, this is apparently what should be said out loud.


red rooster certainly need to make more effort on their $2 menu though. who would spend $2 on a single crumbed turd (chicken strip) or for 3 dog nuggets (apple bites) or the pineapple fritter that is a kilo of cinnamon and sugar away from being a donut.


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mmm.. brains!
mmm.. brains! avatar

by on Sep.24, 2012, under ramblings

i’m not sure if its just my building, but people can never wait to get into the elevator. i guess not just my building because people are equally as pushy trying to get onto the train.

as i was trying to exit the hideous gold mirrored box that is the magical vertical transport tube of my building, a swarm of mindless people pushed in before i had even gotten out. all i could think of was zombies.. special zombies i suppose as they completely missed the “mmm.. brains!” part. lucky me i guess.

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by on Sep.10, 2012, under instagram

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galco’s soda pop stop…
galco’s soda pop stop… avatar

by on Sep.10, 2012, under ramblings

when sarah and i first started dating, we were stuck for ideas of things to do. after all brisbane is a pretty sleepy little place. we made a list. i was maybe a little bit ambitious at that stage and i guess in an around about way of letting her know that i was serious business about her, i added in some things like “take a photo from behind the hollywood sign” and “eat french toast.. in france”

being the technological kid that i am, the list was on my phone. being the cautious kid that i am, i backed up that list along with all my other apps in case of some kind of disaster. me being the somewhat clumsy kid that i am, somehow deleted the backups when i upgraded android.

one of the things on the list of things to do was go to galco’s soda pop stop in los angeles. this was one of the more recent additions after we saw the shop on vimeo.

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 John Nese is the proprietor of Galco’s Soda Pop Stop in LA. His father ran it as a grocery store, and when the time came for John to take charge, he decided to convert it into the ultimate soda-lover’s destination. About 500 pops line the shelves, sourced lovingly by John from around the world. John has made it his mission to keep small soda-makers afloat and help them find their consumers. Galco’s also acts as a distributor for restaurants and bars along the West Coast, spreading the gospel of soda made with cane sugar (no high-fructose corn syrup if John can avoid it).

so i figured i’d rebuild the list slowly, as i remember things that were on it. big things that i don’t want to forget. if they’re here i know we’ll do it.

it will be a bit of an adventure driving around to get there. i’d hope to stay around the beaches again near marina del rey / santa monica when i return to the usa. an adventure driving right along the edge of the los angeles cbd.

an adventure well worth it.

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a quick look into the not so distant future..
a quick look into the not so distant future.. avatar

by on Aug.22, 2012, under ramblings

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a quick look into the not so distant future..
a quick look into the not so distant future.. avatar

by on Aug.22, 2012, under ramblings

so over the years, my brother, matt, has made it his life’s mission to point out that i am thinning on top. in fact, he likes to point out to everyone in the family that they’re going bald, except of course for him, with his head of thick hair. well, i thought i’d take a quick look into the future because lets face it, i can’t pull off a shaved head so i’m going to have to go donald trump styles.

so get ready ladies, cause i’m gonna look damn sexy.

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pretty pleased with myself..
pretty pleased with myself.. avatar

by on Aug.07, 2012, under ramblings

i’ve been riding to work lately, started off with once a week, now i’m doing twice a week, although probably not the best decision to ride tuesday/wednesday, having a day in between would be better but i backed it up last week with a 1hr 54min on tuesday and a 1hr 58min on wednesday, that is if you ignore a 10min stop to eat and rest and an emergency toilet break somewhere in the middle.

other than an easy ride with sarah on sunday i haven’t been on the bike since last wednesday and i put down a non-stop 1hr 44min today. very pleased with myself.

also, fyi, an ‘easy’ ride with sarah was 11km return at about 15km/hr with a short stop at the half way point. sarah did fantastic especially for not having ridden for so long. so probably not easy for the average rider. i have to say i’m pretty lucky keeping a lot of my fitness after being so lazy for so long.

hopefully if the magic of the internet works, just below here is my trip to work from this morning. average speed of 23km/hr, taking it easy to not tire myself out too much  by the end. compared to last week, i’m feeling great! things can only get better.

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Minus lights and power laces.. For now :-P
Minus lights and power laces.. For now :-P avatar

by on Aug.02, 2012, under instagram

Minus lights and power laces.. For now :-P
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