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2005-11-17 08:15:48
Meeting Janice
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The night after the Goodies Melbourne show I got to meet with Janice after her horsey show Equitana had finished. We had many things to talk about, as she showed me her artwork, and let me teel you that the items you see on her website [visit her journal for the addy] are but a small sampling of her talent.
I also got to see some photos of her beau Stephen, and when I made the comment that they looked like a married couple, Janice gave me a funny look and told me the story of how someone else had made a similar comment during a weekend at Steves farm. In all probability a lot of other people have thought the same, but just never mentioned it. When you add in the somewhat spooky fact that some of Janices earliest press clippings on aviation included Stephen  then things just get into the Twilight Zone. These two have so much common ground that for them to not end up together would basically be going against the laws of nature.
To sum up the situation I think the best way to express it is to use the old airmans adage, "What looks right, Flies right. 

It was fun to meet Janice and to also see her get so excited by the gas jets outside Crown Casino.

Mood - Reflective
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7 Comments

2005-10-21 11:50:05
40 journal Entries How about another Badge?
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I reckon we should have a Journal Level 4 badge for 40 journal Entries to reward those members who not only have a journal but bother making regular entries. I also belive that there should be either buttons or an automatic ranking of the journals to indicate new entries and the most visited journals. The journals near the top of the page naturally get viewed more often, and inactive journals should settle to the bottom of the list.

Mood - Whatever
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3 Comments

2005-10-18 08:21:31
Happy 1st Birthday Ben Thinking of you
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Today is the first birthday of my baby boy Ben.
I was present for his entire labour and birth. The doctor complimented me on my courage at sticking out the entire labour, blood and all. He said most fathers would have gone running out during the birth.
Not me I wanted to ensure that my boy came safely into this world, and a bit of blood and guts wasnt going to put me off. I had a job to do and I was doing it no matter what.
Speaking of blood my ex wife later required 3 units of blood and I was monitoring that as well.
I was the first to bath my little boy and that is something that I cherish.
It is particularly cherished given I have not seen or been updated on my boys condition since I last saw him Xmas Eve 2004.
i have missed out on an awful lot of his development and growth and it hurts, but at least I am still alive so that means I can still get to see him one day and that is something I am looking forward to.

Mood - Mixed
Music - Happy Birthday
Edited - Never
4 Comments

2005-10-12 15:26:30
300 Journal Visits Who passed the post?
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299 Journal visits and I am wondering who will clock up the 300 for me.

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2005-09-28 07:22:20
Goodbye Don Adams Agent 86 of CONTROL
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I was very saddened by the news posted by lisa detailing the passing of my favorite Secret Agent Don Adams who played Maxwell Smart Secret Agent 86 of CONTROL.

So Long Don and Thanks for the Laughs.

Mood - Saddened
Music - Theme from Get Smart
Edited - Never
13 Comments

2005-09-24 07:05:22
Membership has benefits
D-Day
Actually getting off your arse and joining in here at the Goodies web site has a number of really good sorry Goodie benefits.
You get to chat to people with a common interest and who you know already share a simmilar sense of humour, and it is a great way to make new friends from all over the world.
Now how Goodie is that?
Very Goodie I reckon, dont you!

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2005-09-16 11:34:52
The Merlin saved the Free World
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I have been thinking about the various aircraft that Janice our resident aviatrix and artist extraodinaire has painted and their involment in WW11. Four of the five aircraft that Janice has painted and shown me were powered by the Rolls Royce Merlin engine in most if not all variants.
Without the Merlin to power the Hurricane and the Spitfire, Britain could very well have lost the Battle of Britain.
This engine had the required power and the development potential to be developed to meet the growing horsepower requirements of aircraft during WW11. Only late in the war and post war was the Merlin replaced in the Spitfire by its successor the Rolls Royce Griffon.
The Merlin powered the Hurricane for its entire career.
The Merlin transformed the Mustang from a low level army co-operation fighter into a high altitude long range fighter extraordiare. This transformation enabled Allied [USAAF]fighters to escort USAAF B!7 and B24 bombers to Berlin and back and take on and defeat Luftwaffe Me 109's and Fw190's and in doing so saved the Allied daylight bombing campaign from disasterous crippling losses.
The Merlin also powered all but one variant of the Lancaster heavy bomber, most famously the Dam Busters Raid.
The Merlin also powered the Halifax heavy bomber in most variants.
The Merlin was also used in one rather unsucessful variant of the Beaufighter.
The most sucessful use of the Merlin would have to have been in the Wooden Wonder the Mosquito twin engined; fighter, fighter/bomber, bomber, and night fighter.
So as you can see without the Merlin, British and Allied survival and later success owes a lot to the Rolls Royce Merlin engine.

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2005-09-13 11:33:18
The Hurricane
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Janice our resident aviatrix and artist extraodinaire has just sent me a copy of a painting she did of a WW11 Hawker Hurricane.

It is a ripper of a painting, no doubt about it.

Thanks Janice

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2005-09-11 11:38:48
September 11 4th Anniversary
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Today marks the fourth anniversary of the September 11 attacks upon the World trade Center, New York, and the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
I read a banner headline on the Nine MSN home page the other day where some muslims here [and probably elsewhere] in Australia are denying that 9/11 ever happened and that it is all just a Hollywood type propaganda movie.
I mean this is just un@#$%^&* believable, and to me it just raises chilling comparisons with the behaviour of modern day Neo-Nazi's who deny the existence of the Holocaust.
These people need to have their noses rubbed in the real truth of the matter [both the muslims and the Nazis], until they are no longer capable of propagating their lies and bullshit, otherwise we as a species will never advance, but just continue to re- run history.

Mood - Guess
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2005-09-10 01:17:08
Thunderbolts and Lightning Very Very Frightening
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The reason I am up at this time making entries to my journal is that we currently have a big storm passing over Melbourne. Lots of lightening and thunder and of course little Mustang Sally, she of the eat dads Maccas fame is or was going bananas. She has been frantically diving under the covers, trying to tunnel into the bed or the pillow, then jumping up and heading for the door. When she gets to the door she scratches on it to say let me out, and goes belting arround the house. She is just not happy anywhere, so of course trying to sleep is impossible, might as well do something usefull.
Meanwhile Alice is just being Alice wanting to be where the action is and now she is quite comfortably asleep on my bed. Thats Alice for you; sleep, eat, pats and park and she's happy.

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2005-09-10 01:04:17
Need more Journal Badges
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i am going to have to start a campaign for more badges to be developed to cater for those of us members who:
A; Make regular journal entries
B; Have made more than 30 journal entries ie badges for 40, 50 etc and what about 100
C; How about a duck badge for members who start a jounal and then never make another entry, although they maybe private journals, it must annoy visitors to visit a blank space. Maybe those journals should be marked by a phantom duck.

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2005-09-07 20:39:03
Badge 7 or 200 visits Who'll be first
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Entry 30 annother journaling badge is due, so now the question is will the badge arrive before or after my journal clocks up 200 visits.
Yes folks small things can be ammusing, but Ive learnt to take as many little joys from each day as I can. God knows I've worked my way through enough shitty days.
If you dont agree then its T.F.B. [Janice you wont want to know what that means], anyway dear reader what are you going to do about it. Sue me? like I give a damn.
Sorry getting worked up, deep breath calm down. Anyway I had a bit of a rant for tonight, so Ill go now, for a lie down

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2005-09-07 20:27:13
Bye Bye Web Gypsy
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One good thing about moving into my own share house is that now I can get back on line. Well I have been back on line for nearly a month but I have been slack about filling in this journal. First I was using dail up and then ADSL, which was great, talk about fast, tjhat is until I used up my high speed quota for the month, so now I'm back to near dail up speed.
Either way its all better than having to borrow time at my family members houses or at the local library.
I mean having access is better than being "Web Blind" but it losses its fun after a while.
The only down side to having the web at home now, is just how much time and energy it can suck up, its worse than Tv, or maybe it is the new TV?

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2005-09-05 21:49:52
Father's Day Sucks
D-Day
Yesterday was my first Father's Day following the birth of my baby boy last October.

It should have been a good day except for one major problem. I didn't get to see my boy.

My boy is 10 months old and the last time I got to see him was Xmas Eve last year when he was 2 months old.

Eight months is a long time in a baby's life. They change and develop so fast, they reach and pass milestones all the time.

My first smile was ruined by my Ex wife, when I told her of my first smile, she replied "I've had lots of those".

My only photos of my boy are from the hospital when he was born and I gave him his first bath.

I am going to ahve to fight my way through the Family Court system to regain the right to see my boy, that my ex decided to deny me.

Father's Day Sucks  :'(   

Mood - Dark Angry Pissed Off
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3 Comments

2005-08-20 16:39:13
What a Week Im Buggered
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Its been a busy week this week with moving stuff between houses, interviewing new housemates, helping them to move in and get to know the area, getting reconnected to the web. Im just jotting these things down so that I dont forget to raise them as jounal entries.

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2005-08-15 19:13:16
Rolf on Enough Rope
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Im looking forward to Rolf Harris being on Enough Rope with Andrew Denton on ABC TV tonight, it should be good as Denton is a good interviewer. He manages to draw out from his subjects answers to questions most of us have thought about but are never asked.

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2005-08-12 09:48:59
"Sorry About That"
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The other day while I wqs back at my share house I went down to the local bakery for some lunch. A pie and a pastie  very good to have on a cold winters day. Anyway as the young girl was bagging up my pie and pastie she said "sorry about that". I replied that she needed to say that like Maxwell Smart Secret Agent 86 of Control would and say "Sorry About That". Well all I got in response was a Bambi in the headlights look of huh?? So the more mature counter lady and I had to give her a brief explanation about Maxwell Smart, Control and Kaos. Dont tell me that Im getting that old that people dont know who Maxwell Smart is or is it because the show is no longer repeated adnauseaum on free to air TV but rather is on Cable and so not as widely viewed. A penny for you thoughts.

Schtagger zis is Kaos ve do not -------- HERE!!! Zeigfried

Mood - Perplexed
Music - Theme from Get Smart
Edited - Never
7 Comments

2005-08-11 21:17:44
Wevenge of the Frying Pan
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I cleared out some of my items out of the share house over the last two days and one of the items was my non stick electric frying pan. Guess what it was covered in sratches. So what you say? No big deal. When if I told you that it was my 21st present from my Auntie and my late Uncle and I have had it for 19 years, would that make a difference? I am feeling a Wery Wengeful Woaman [think Monty Python when reading this] and so somewhat bitter

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2005-08-10 18:58:04
Yes Minister For Silly Walks
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I have been dealing with a bit of Red Tape lately and the similarities with the TV show Yes Minister and what has been going on are striking. Talk about the left hand not knowing what the right is doing and things going missing. Remember dear friends whenever you are dealing with beaurecrats always keep a record of who you speak to and when and also keep copies of anything you have to send them. Also deal with all correspondance promptly. I now wish I had as it would have saved me a whole lot of grief and trouble.

Mood - Exhausted
Music - Send in the Clowns
Edited - Never
0 Comments

2005-08-09 21:51:56
Hiroshima 60 Years On
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The 6th of August marked the 60th Anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima and when I get a moment I will make some comments about this important moment in History. Until then do some thinking about it and read up on this pivotal event.

Mood - Thoughtful
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3 Comments

2005-08-09 21:36:26
Badge 6 Journal Level 2
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Ah Badge 6 Welcome Aboard. I know it seems a little strange to get all excited by a little badge floating across my profile page, but hey I need all the small victories I can get so I'm not complaining. One badge I am eyeing off is the Handy User Badge, but I put that down to me being a Tradie. One can never have too many tools, although it can drive you nuts when you know you have a tool but you cant find it.

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2005-08-05 20:42:56
Entry 20 Happy Birthday Janice
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Janice our resident aviatrix and artist in residence let slip today that Tuesday is her birthday. I thought that I would make her a present of being my twenteth journal entry and so qualify me for annother badge as thank you for her support and friendship since I joined the Goodie gang. Its not everyday that you get to meet a lady who has as big if not bigger interest in Warbirds as me. Most girls would be lucky to tell the difference between a Spitfire [WW11 hero of the Battle of Britain and beyond] and a F 14 Tomcat [as "flown by Tom Cruise" in "Top Gun"]. Let me assure you that Janice could certainly tell you the difference and a whole lot more besides. In all probability she would also tell you of the different aircraft she has painted and the nose art she has done on some Warbirds. Yes she is also a damn fine painter to boot, I know as I have some examples of her work sitting in my computer and once I get set up I will put them up on my walls.
So HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANICE. 

Mood - Jovial
Music - Happy Birthday to Janice of course
Edited - Never
3 Comments

2005-08-05 20:22:33
Is bean_is_a_carrot a relation of mine?
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I sent bean_is_a_carrot a friendly hello the other day and she responded which is nice [unlike some other rude members who havent replied] and in my hello I mentioned that my maternal grandmother was a Bean when she was young so there was some possibility that we were distantly related. Anyway bean writes back and tells me that her forebears had returned to England from the colonies [Australia] and more particularly Melbourne. So the plot thickens and we are both going to do some more research and try and discover if there is a provable link.
Stay tuned for further updates on this intruiging development.

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2005-08-05 19:20:59
The Big Move Begins
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Today I began the process of moving into my new rental house. I should state that while the house is @ 50 years old it has only just become a rental house and I am the first tennant. The previous occupant was obviously elderly as there are grab handles at the front and back doors plus grip strips across the front landing. Strangely there are no grab handles in the shower or the bath, so I dont know what to make of that. I would have thought that if you were going to put handles up then putting them in the bathroom would also be a priority. Then again what would I know as I have only been working in the building trade for 20 years.
Personally I reckon that every bath and shower should be equiped with handles anyway to prevent falls and burns caused by slips and other events whilst in the bathroom. Think about it, anywhere else where you had a combination of water and slippery surfaces, not to mention hot water and electricity, and you would have to take all sorts of safety precautions. But for some reason if it is in a bathroom then it does not seem to matter except for very old or frail people. Go figure that one out and give me some of your thoughts as feedback.

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2005-08-05 19:02:25
100 Site Visits Not Out
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I noted today that I have also clocked up just over 100 visits to this site. It is amazing just how the numbers mount up. Initially I had to look twice as the number of my visits to this site and the number of visits to my journal were simmilar. So I will keep visiting this site to keep my number tally mounting and you dear reader can keep visiting my journal to keep the journal tally climbing.

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2005-08-04 20:15:26
100 Visits Not Out
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I must say that it is nice that enough people have visited my journal for the visit count to now top 100. It is also very gratifying that my Goodie friend Janice was the one to log the centuary visit and help me to clock up the ton [or should that be tonne in these metricated days?] or visits to my web diary.
I do like to read the comments regarding my journal entries, so please make comments. They dont all have to be  no doubt some will make you  :'(  but such is life.

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2005-07-29 21:38:50
Call off the Search
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SUCCESS My long search for a new place to live is finally over as I have been approved for a rental house. It is not perfect by any means but it fitted most of my search criteria in terms of location and facilities, and is at a price I can afford. Stangely I inspected the house @ a month ago with my brother  and in that time the price has dropped by $ 10 p/w, other houses with fewer facilities have come and gone and yet the house was still there. So just maybe the house was meant for me and my two dogs Alice and Sally.
The next task after moving in is to find some suitable house mates and I am certainly wiser after living in my current share house. Clearly defined and enforced rules are the way to go and people who cross the boundaries cop it hard. Dont get me wrong there will be a fair degree of latitude between one boundary and another  to allow for people being people but like a naughty dog they will be brought to heel when necessary. I have been through to much rough stuff in the last year to tollerate knuckleheads in any part of my life. D-Day

Mood - Relieved, and giddy with excitement
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6 Comments

2005-07-28 21:18:07
Living in a Share House
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If you have been reading my journal from the beginning you will be aware that I am currently living in a Share House. No doubt those of you who have already lived in a share house will probably be groaning, rolling your eyes, shaking your head, and suffering flashbacks to your own experiences. Such living arrangements could easily provide enough material for a journal or book on their own. Some funny things happen in share houses and I will make future entries as to some of my experiences. D-Day

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2005-07-28 21:08:50
Goodie Soldier 3
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So you have decided to become a Goodie Soldier fighting Osama bin Laden and his forces of Evil. You have done your First Aid Course to prepare yourself and you are working on developing your Danger Radar, now for action. The best way for a member for a Goodie Soldier to fight Evil is to do Good Deeds everyday with a cheerful smile.

New Idea for a T-Shirt "I'm A Goodie and Im going to kick Osama's ass.
D-Day

Mood - Fight Evil where ever you find it
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2005-07-28 14:43:08
P51D Mustang "Jan" Avatar
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I hope you like my new Avatar of a USAAF WW11 P51D Mustang Fighter. The avatar is from a painting done by our very own Janice from a photograph she took of a Mustang taking off at the last Avalon [Victoria, Australia] Airshow. Janice used the photo to provide the basis for her painting and then used one of her Aviation books to provide the example for the nose artwork. The painting and other similar works are amazing in their detail and I cant wait for zaphod to post examples to the site so that you can all examine and enjoy them yourselves.
Top work by Janice.
Thanks also to my brother for helping me to adjust and then post the painting as my avatar. D-Day
Question does anybody know how the word avatar came about?

Mood - TAKE OFF FULL THROTTLE
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2005-07-28 13:54:39
Badge Number 5 Finally
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I have finally gained badge number 5 for having made 10 journal entries. What a relief. It took me only 1 month to gain the first four badges and a hell of a lot longer to get to badge number 5. I guess when you consider that since the end of the first month of my membership [and badge number 4] I have moved house and done a few other things and lost regular access to the net and therefore this site it is all to be expected.

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2005-07-25 19:58:08
Sally meets Alfred
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The other day a new housemate moved in and Sally and I went to say hello. While talking to my new hosemate I noticed some movement and so got to meet Alfred my housemates pet rat. Sally was studying Alfred intently and then worked out what he was and started going absolutely bananas. She wanted to jump off my arm and go and rip him to shreds. Alfred quickly jumped back in his cage and I took Sally back to my room. Lucky Alfred

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2005-07-25 19:52:41
Goodie Soldier 2
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So once you have done your First Aid Course or refresher and are feeling more prepared it is time to begin work on developing your Danger Radar.
We are all born with a danger radar, its just that it is never developed or understood in todays busy world. Example;  Dogs moving to high ground before the tsnuami struck on Boxing Day. Animals have to use their danger radar more.
Learn about terrorist behaviour from documentaries to know likely targets and methods of attack.
Study people to detect suspicious behaviour.
Listen to your gut feelings and the hairs on the back of your neck, it could save your life.

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2005-07-25 19:38:27
Are You Prepared? Become a Goodie Soldier
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If you are finding all this terrorist stuff a bit overwhelming and    :'( with the result that you feel like  then it is time to reassert some control in your life.
How? By Educating yourself and ensuring that you are prepared for the time when the shit hits the fan.
1. Enrol yourself and your friends in a First Aid Course. Dont put it off or put it on the round to it file. Do It Now.
I did my first course nearly 20 years ago as an apprentice and the skills I learnt have come in handy when patching myself up on the job, par for the course when working with trade tools, also handy for patching up injured pets just ask Sally, and for assisting injured housemates.
The advantage to yourself in doing such a course is that should you find yourself in the middle of something then instead of just panicing and standing arround gawking in terror you will set to and help out and make a positive contribution.
Having viewed numerous reality shows over the years I have come to the conclusion that too many people have what I call the Fire Truck mentality, that is they get into trouble and expect a big shiny fire truck to come to their rescue. As events in London have shown, when the shit hits the fan, anything you can do to buy time for an injured person, till the rescue professionals can come to your aid, is absolutely vital and lifesaving. Once you understand the concept of triage especially in a disaster situation, buying time for someone is vital

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2005-07-23 22:28:39
The London Blitz for the new Millenium
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I would just like to express my anger at the latest efforts by Osama Bin Laden and his loonies, to kill and maim innocent civilians on the London Transport network.
These [and I cant seem to find a polite word to describe them] individuals have hijacked the good name of Allah, the Muslim faith and the good deeds of Muslims everywhere, for the purposes of spreading their brand of EVIL.
They are like cancer cells in the body of humanity and they and their supporters need to be contained, isolated, and erradicated.
Top marks to the Police who shot the bomber on the train. That took GUTS.
Fight this evil whereever and whenever you find it.

Mood - Vengefull
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2005-07-04 19:29:34
Janice the Artist
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Recently after a discussion about Mustang fighter planes and Mustang cars, Janice sent me an email containing a copy of a painting she had done of a WW11 P51D Mustang Fighter taking off. Talk about a top painting. Janice used a photo she had taken at Avalon as the model and used a reference book to develop the nose art. I tell you that you have to look really carefully at her painting as the level of accuracy and detail makes most people think they are viewing a photo not a painting. Mesmerizing.
Today I saw some more pictures Janice sent me, one of a C47 Dakota in what appears to be Australian WW11 South West Pacific camoflage and markings.  The other picture is of a horse Laddie, I was actually expecting a picture of a dog with a name like Laddie. Again both very amazing paintings with amazing degree of detail and accuracy.
Janice is certainly very talented and zaphod will have to help her to load them up to the site so everyone can view them.
Well Done Janice
D-Day

Mood - Mustangs Rule the sky and roads
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2005-06-20 18:56:26
Sally has a good day
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The other day I was on my way to look at yet another rental property, when I pulled into Maccas for some drive thru. I got a 1/4 pounder medium meal, and took off, sharing some of the fries with my Long Haired Chihuahua, Sally. She is a little dog I rescued from the side of the road near my old house several years ago. She was in a terible state and was so scared that when I finally caught her and picked her up she bit me and drew blood. Try not to laugh too hard, and remember I have tradie hands, so she must have bitten pretty hard to draw blood. Funnily enough, she stopped screaming when I put her in the front of my work van. I took her to the vets, she had them scared, when I went back she was in a cage you could fit a German Shepperd in, but nobody had tried to claim her, so I took her home. We quickly learnt that Sally likes meat and pasta, and loves chicken and Maccas.
Anyway, Sally and I arrived outside the rental property and were tucking in when the real estate agent arrived. I hurredly packed up the meal, I had not even started the 1/4 Pounder, and went to see the agent.
It was another disappointment, the house still had the original kitchen, bathroom, laundry and toilet. The house was probably built in 1950 as an early cream clinker, with the rest of the street mostly post WW11 red clinker. I know because I know my houses and also because I asked an old guy living in the street, to confirm my assessment.
So would you pay $250 a week to live 11 km out from Melbourne, in a 3 bedroom house with a 55 year old kitchen? For the record, the house is currently for sale for $310,000.
Anyway, I got back to the van and openned up the door to discover quite a sight on my drivers seat. There was Sally having the time of her life ripping appart my 1/4Pdr. The drivers seat was covered in all the ingredients from the burger. Good thing it is a work van, what a mess.
I picked up one very solid little dog, and was told off vocifeously for my touble. I couldnt get too mad with her as she has been picking at her food lately, and has been hard to feed. She has also lost condition recently with the house move and so on.
She also hopped into the scraps again on the way home later that night. One very full dog that night.
Moral of the story, keep Sally clear of my maccas, and dont leave any in the van.
Still I love having her in the van, she loves travelling on my lap, resting her chin on my arm, so she can watch the world go by. Better than a car alarm too.
She has a few other funny traits but I will tell you about them annother time. D-Day

Mood - You have to laugh
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Edited - 2005-06-20 18:58:01
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2005-06-13 23:20:02
Cooee Cobber, Thanks Mate
D-Day
When I first joined the club I had access to the web from home, which I lost when I had to move out of my house after selling it, so I disappeared from here for @ 2 weeks. This resulted in Janice posting her Cooee Cobber message. For any non Aussies reading Cooee is a bushies hailing call to a mate or cobber, especially when they dont exactly know where each other is. The sound developed because it travels well across paddocks and through bush, it also works in crowds.
I guess now we have to add the internet to that list.

So a big THANKS MATE to Janice for posting the message. 

Much Appreciated D-Day

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2005-06-10 16:14:57
Bugger Logged Out Again
D-Day
It happened again, typed up an explanation of the Hospital Saga, and guess what happened again. Lost the bloody lot  :'( How very 

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2005-06-08 17:32:45
The Hospital
D-Day
I spent most of today at the hospital after one of my housemates was injured at work unloading his delivery van. How he managed to drive himself home I dont know. He should really have gone direct to hospital, because he came home and had a lie down, and blacked out for a second time. So I drove him to hospital and then stayed with him until his girlfriend arrived and took over.
I did type in a longer more detailed explanation of what occured but the site logged me out and I lost my entry. Not happy Jan

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2005-06-06 23:24:51
D-Day Plus 61 Years
D-Day
Today is 6 June 2006, 61 years after "D-Day" also known as "The Longest  Day" , so what better day for "D-Day" to begin a public diary. 

So why choose D-Day as my site name?

First the brief history lesson/refresher for you readers.
The name "D-Day" refers to 6 june 1944, the day "The Allies", began the invasion of Nazi Occupied Europe, on the beaches and landing grounds of Normandy, France.
This event has been shown in several films the most recent being "Saving Private Ryan".
Should you wish to learn more then Google "D-Day". For you tech types try also "Mulberry Harbour", DUKW, LST,PLUTO, and "Hobarts Funnies", and you might learn something.

Now for the reasons;

Firstly, the last four didgits of my Army Reserve, [ARES]  Regimental Number, [you know, name, rank and serial number] are 6644, which translated into a date becomes 6/6/44, translated again becomes, 6th June 1944, which  equals "D-Day".
Strange but true, especially as I was given the number and did not choose it.
One or more places to the left or right in the line and this whole story would go belly up.

Secondly, I have been studying D-Day since school, and I have got to say that the internet makes it a lot easier to learn about today, and it is amazing what you can learn about from the many sites available.

Thirdly, there was a character in the John Belushi movie "Animal House" named "Brother D-Day", and as I have a connection to another of John's films the "Brother D-Day" title fitted.

Fourthly, I was discussing D-Day and France with my dad the other day and it turns out that I was present for the 25th Anniversary in 1969. I dont remember much as I was only 4 at the time, but at least I can say I have been there.

So the nett result is that "D-Day" fits and "If the shoe fits wear it".

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