How many of me does it take to fix a light bulb?

Today I did something taluminium laddershat could have been, and, with a bit of hindsight, probably was funny, but at the time it was just cringeworthy. And not just a little bit cringeworthy, either. It was major, pathetic, Three Stooges cringeworthy.

I like to think of myself as a pretty self sufficient kind of a person. I live, quite comfortably on my own and that’s always worked fine for me, but once in a blue moon I come up against something new. Something I haven’t had to deal with with before. As a pretty self sufficient kind of a person, I like to think I’ll be able to deal with these moments as they arise on my own. I guess you could say I’m stubborn like that, but, as I see it, it’s more that I’m fully capable of handling my problems on my own. So when one of the lights in my apartment decided to blow, I decided that, with a quick ‘how to’ search on Google under my belt, I had enough expertise in that area to handle the simple task of changing a lightbulb.

Even though I don’t have an aluminium ladder of my own, I know a mate in the ground floor apartment who does, so I figured it would be easy enough to borrow it from him. Irritatingly, Steve has one of those ridiculously huge Bailey ladders, and it wouldn’t fit in the lift, but that just meant a bit of extra cardio for me, carrying it up the stairs. The problem with that was that I got into a bit of a rhythm, where I wasn’t really thinking about much more than continuing up the stairs, so when I got to my flaw I just kicked the door open and stormed through. Thing was, I was holding the ladder horizontally. The whiplash was mind-boggling, and I was moving so fast that I actually fell down, under the ladder, which then fell on my chest. If there’d been a laugh track laid over the top of it, it would have looked like slapstick comedic gold. As it was, it looks like three broken ribs, cracked plaster, and a long hospital bill.

Oh, and one busted light bulb.

Foot pain fixed by the podiatrist

foot specialist CheltenhamI want to call up the podiatrist so that I can get this foot looked at. It’s been giving me troubles for the past week or so, ever since I hurt it in the footy match over the weekend. I can’t help but feel pain every time I walk on it, as well as when I wake up in the morning. I guess I must be moving the wrong way in my sleep, and it hurts when I wake up. Sometimes, I even wake up in the middle of the night because of the pain. I want to sleep but I can’t and I even wake up the wife when I get up in the middle of the night to go out to the living room. I don’t want to disturb her with my stretching and stuff, but I accidentally do it every time, it’s annoying for both of us.
I’m more irritable at work and I’m less productive. I end up taking it out on those I care about, and I end up being a little too short with them. I just want this pain in my foot to go away, which is why I called up the podiatrist in Cheltenham, and tried to make an appointment with a foot specialist. I am waiting in the car park now, fingers crossed for the appointment. The professional looking building is good indicator. I can see the sign out the front and it makes me feel like they know what they are doing. I’m in good hands with the Cheltenham foot specialist. I am also in good hands with my wife, and I wish that she were here with me. I wish that I could hold her hand and get her to tell me that everything is going to be alright. She always knows how to calm me down. If all goes well I’ll be back on the foot field soon so that we can win the premiership this season.

What to do for Sam’s birthday

My bIce skating Melbourneoy Sam is turning 9 two weeks from now and I just don’t know what to do for the kid. We’re thinking about booking him one of those party venues Melbourne seems to have plenty of, but darn it I’m just not sure we really should.

I mean, it’s not like he’s mentally challenged or anything, he’s just real awkward in social situations and pretty slow on the uptake. He’s got a couple of friends at school, or so he says, but we never see them round at the house. We talked to his teacher to make sure the people he’d named in his class were real people, about six months ago, when I asked about his friends, it turned out he’d just made up names off of the top of his head. When I talked to his teacher about it she said there were no people by that name in his class. I gotta tell you, that made me real worried for a moment there. This time, at least the names were real, but we’ve got no way of knowing whether they’re actually his friends, see? And if they’re not, we wouldn’t want to book him out a party venue for friends he doesn’t have. It’s a complicated kind of situation.

Couple of years back, he got real into ice skating, learning to ice skate through lessons and such, but it was a cold kind of a pastime for such a warm country as Australia. I always thought learning to ice skate here was a real impractical thing to be doing, but he seemed to enjoy it a lot and that was good enough for me. Maybe we should have his birthday at an ice skating rink? That way he doesn’t have to talk to the other kids if he doesn’t want to, which, knowing him, he probably wont. I’m not a bad parent, mind you. All I really want for him is to have a good time.

Procrastination Leads to Clutter

clutterThere is some truth to the phrase ‘if you don’t eat yer meat, you can’t have any pudding’. It’s true, truly truthful. Because, and this is thinking really hard about the issue…if you DON’T eat your meat…how CAN you have the aforementioned pudding? Meat comes first, before pudding you see. The conquering of the meat is paramount to progressing towards the pudding.

This is a really deep thought for a Thursday. Maybe I need to roll things back to something a little bit lighter. Like my will! I have this legal will draft that I’ve just been casually chipping away at for a while now, and it’s my primary source of procrastination. That’s probably why I keep having the deep thoughts, you know? I think that I really need to get onto that last will and testament that people think is so important. But that means going through my possessions, and that’s the end of that because I always find something terribly distracting. Just yesterday I dug up my old coin collection. I used to be mad on those things, polished them every day. I was under the delusion that my friends would actually be impressed by this collection of small metal objects. Still, I managed to score a few limited edition ones. One day, those are going to be worth something. But not for a while, so if I’m getting on with making a will, those should go to my grandchildren. Kelvin is so obsessed with shiny things, so I hope that’s going to continue into his adult years. He’s gonna love these coins!

It’s all so much to deal with, lots of trinkets and baubles to sort through. Makes me want to make my will just a matter of writing ‘you all just work it out amongst yourselves, and be civil’. Then my family could just roll with that. But a last will and testament isn’t quite so easy. Back to it, I suppose. Until I’m distracted again…

Putting a Stop to the Hackers

firewallThe level of excitement I feel for the upcoming Galaxy Conflict: The Push Wakes Up is just phenomenal, more than anything I’ve ever felt before. I absolutely can’t wait to get my tickets, because I was at work when they were released and my boss wouldn’t let me take a break at that exact moment to go and get them. Seriously, boss. But still, I want the full cinematic experience and nothing less. That’s why I’m in a bit of an online war.

See, I have these friends doing web development courses in Melbourne, and I’m doing a similar thing up here so we’ve kind of connected online. I thought I knew them pretty well, but as it turns out…not so much. They’re part of this super-shady hacker group who are trying to get a copy of The Push Wakes Up before it airs in cinemas, which is just unacceptable. For one thing, they’ll be viewing the cinematic event of this millennium on their stupid little laptop screens, which just makes me sad. And then, it’s morally wrong, because they’re essentially stealing something that belongs to a paying audience. Those in my web design course feel the same: online does not mean free. Thus, I’m now part of a group trying to protect The Push Wakes Up from these nefarious hackers. I’ve already informed the colleges where they get their education, and strong corrective action has been promised. There’s nothing more to do but sit and wait for the next cyber-attack.

I can’t believe I thought they’d be better. I bet if their fellow web development students knew about this, they’d feel the same way: it’s pure selfishness, and they’re spoiling the experience for themselves as well. Maybe at some point, they’ll realise. But maybe, they just need to complete the entire web design course experience, and then they’ll see the light. It’s themselves they’re hurting, in the end…

Places to be in Victoria

The lush vineyards of Victoria have attracted many couples over the years. More and more people each year are choosing marquee’s in Victoria to tie the knot. The romantic fairytale backdrop tends to attract the brides, and the abundance of quality wine seems to appeal to the grooms. Never the less, couples seem to be choosing Melbourne marquees for hire preferences. The marquee offers a great party feel and atmosphere to any event. Each hire being specific to the bride and grooms wedding themes and styles. Something seems to be in the air in Victoria which makes visitors and locals a like fall in love. With the magnificent nature and countryside around who can blame them.
Victoria’s capital Melbourne has a vibrant and multicultural population growing from year to year. It has a large proportion of Greeks and Italians. With this brings a love for food, fine wine, and most of all a good party! Often the streets of Melbourne have party marquee hire’s scattered all over. One thing I love about Melbourne is the cultural European like feel it has on you. A smile is on every face! A Friday night brings the young party goers who flood the streets. The Melbourne party marquees resemble more of a rave with bright flashing lights and strobes, all are in full swing late into the night.
Last but not least my favorite spot would be Bayside which is located in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs. Surrounded by stunning peaceful beaches, it offers a perfect party marquee hire spot. Bayside marquee hire operates extensively throughout these coastal Melbourne suburbs. Seeming to offer a huge range of party hire equipment whether it’s for a 21st party or a 40th birthday party the range or party equipment is astonishing. Including options such as dance floor hire, lighting, furniture hire and much more, not to mention the marquee.

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