Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Its oh so quiet... Shhh... Shhh...

Everyone has been very quiet on the blog front lately. Makes me wonder what you are all up to...

Me... well I to have been very quiet. Mark and I have been questioning purchasing a new house which, after much thought and conjecture, we have decided against it for the time being. Reasons for this include:

1. Our house needs a lot of work to get it up to "selling standard".
2. We need to get through the wedding first.
3. If we were to purchase a home in the coming month settlement and moving date would be smack bang in the middle of Mark's university exam period.

So... Now we have to successfully manage our neighbours who are driving us crazy. Last weekend we had a 24 hour period of screaming matches and drunken fights - and that was between guests of the tenant! They didn't even live there! They make life entertaining, but incredibly annoying to live next to a block of 6 units containing no less than 5 abusive alcoholics. Mark found one of them crawling under our car the other morning apparently trying to "save our cat" and yelling at Mark for not taking care of his pet - who was curled up on our bed asleep at the time snuggled into a quilt. Yep... one very unhappy, mistreated cat indeed.

Just got to get through to about March next year - post wedding. Then it will be a "free for all" as we seek new walls and a roof.

In the meantime there is painting, skirting boards to replace, wiring to be checked, garage doors to revitalise and a new front fence to be installed. Fingers crossed we will be able to make some small changes over the summer and come March we will be all set to go!

Work = tiring and annoying at the moment.
Nia = working on AO and loving it! My students are enjoying the journey almost as much as I am.

The coming week is Nia Fest in Brisbane. We have Winalee coming out from USA to run a White Belt Intensive and there are classes, workshops and general merriment abounding. Will be wonderful fun! Head to for more information.

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

This is appalling...

This week Hungry Jack's (Burger King's Australian brand) launched their Quad Burger.

What's in it? Four beef patties, four slices of cheese, two rashers of bacon, barbecue sauce, and two buns. It has no vegetable matter whatsoever.

It tops the scales at more than 70g of fat and over 4520Kj (1000 calories) – that is 80% of my avaerage daily calorie intake. As a bonus - if the high fat and sugar levels weren't enough - the burger has more than 1,900 milligrams of sodium.
Eeek! I think I will give this one a miss somehow...
The burgers are certainly not "better at Hungry Jacks". I notice the new burger is not included in the dietary information on their website.

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The snorkel approach.

Some days it really feels as though you need a snorkel to keep breathing through all the murky depths of life...

And that little ticker widget on the side of this page just reminds me of the 100 plus things I haven't done that need to get done in the coming 5 months.

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