Showing posts from October, 2011

Alternative Rugby Commentary - RWC: How To Win The World Cup

I Love My Distant Facebook Family

Facebook allows me to keep in touch with some of my younger family members back in the UK (think children of distant cousins) and man alive they make me laugh, for instance wee rant the other day: you fuckin skanky bitch just because you dont like the fact we are gettin close and whateva you say wont change our friendship because he wont believe two shits that comes out you bullshittin mouth jus because i got there before you done me you have to ruin it for me just because your single dont mean everyone else has to be as well you fuckin skank :@ My response of: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA - classy She came back with: i know right.....we are okii now thoughh xx By posting this I'm interested how easy you guys could find out who this is about - let me know.


What can I say - Wales lost to France in the Rugby World Cup semi-final by 1 point. Despite the referee killing the game for me with the red card so early in the first half I am amazed by the Welsh team/squad and how they still, with 14 players, managed to take it to the French side. Yes they lost by missing kicks, yes they could've gone for a drop goal right at the end but really, 14 players against 15 just made the game far too tough. I don't care what the French do in the final I even don't care if the All Blacks win/lose against Australia later today. For me the Rugby World Cup has ended and everything from now on is a mere sideshow that I shall observe from the sidelines. Oh, and please don't try and engage me in some sort of SkyTV-esque discussion on Welsh game percentages, referees, competition guidelines and rule books and the like - I don't fucking care. Thank you to all the Welsh players, you made the competition special.

Don't Care If It's Not A True Story

This made me laugh and laugh and laugh - thanks Dad for sharing Pocket Tazer Stun Gun, a great gift for the wife. A guy who purchased his lovely wife a pocket Tazer for their anniversary submitted this: Last weekend I saw something at Larry's Pistol & Pawn Shop that sparked my interest. The occasion was our 15th anniversary and I was looking for a little something extra for my wife Julie. What I came across was a 100,000-volt, pocket/purse-sized Tazer. The effects of the Tazer were supposed to be short lived, with no long term adverse affect on your assailant, allowing her adequate time to retreat to safety...?? WAY TOO COOL! Long story short, I bought the device and brought it home... I loaded two AAA batteries in the darn thing and pushed the button. Nothing! I was disappointed. I learned, however, that if I pushed the button and pressed it against a metal surface at the same time, I'd get the blue arc of electricity darting back and forth between the prongs.

Miramarians, Stand Up And Be Proud

As you know the ever awesome Worser Bay School Fair is coming soon(ish) (Sunday 6 November, 11am-2pm, 168 Seatoun Height Road, Miramar) and they have just released a special T-Shirt that ALL Miramarians (it's official ) need to have! I quote from their latest press release (well, email from the office): These have been designed as an ongoing fundraiser for Worser Bay School but they will be released at a special price for school families to order ready to wear for the School Fair. The T-shirts are a quality 100% cotton blue unisex t-shirt with the logo "I'm proud to be called a Miramarian" (logo design as attached). They are available in: Adult sizes: S, M, L, XL and 2XL or Youth sizes: YXS, YS, YM, YL The T-shirts will sell for $30 at the School Fair but if you place an order before 4pm on Thursday 20th October 2011 they will be just $25. You are able to pay by cash or cheque (made out to Worser Bay Home and School) to the school office at the beginning

IgniteWelli - The Journey Continues

And excellent post from Jason Grigsby helping me prepare for my IgniteWelli presentation - How to Give a Successful Ignite Presentation The two (out of quite a number) points I'm focussing on are: Improv Editing. — Ignite is as more about editing than presenting. When you stumble, you have to make up time somewhere. You have to be comfortable changing the script to make up time or fill time. Know Your Key Moments. Use Them as Anchors — Whether it is a joke that you’ve planned or a poignant moment when you want to move the audience, know where they are in the slides and as you practice improvisational editing, make sure you edit in a way that keep those key moments intact. FREE IgniteWelli - What : Ignite Wellington #4 When : Tuesday 8 November, 2011 Time : Arrive from 6pm for the Ignite Contest, speakers at 7:30 pm until approx 9:30 pm Where : Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington

Worser Bay School Fair 2011 - Sun 6th Nov

Pop it into your diary. Worser Bay School Fair 2011 Come celebrate Miramar's Independence! The Worser Bay School Fair Sunday 6 November 11am-2pm 168 Seatoun Height Road, Miramar Rain or Shine

IgniteWelli - The Journey Begins [video]

FREE IgniteWelli - What : Ignite Wellington #4 When : Tuesday 8 November, 2011 Time : Arrive from 6pm for the Ignite Contest, speakers at 7:30 pm until approx 9:30 pm Where : Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington