Wednesday, September 28, 2005

The end of an era...

Sad, sad news last night. Sur Taj, purveyor of Indian Cuisine, our favourite local restaurant, has been sold... Efdias (REALLY don't know how to spell OR pronounce that) told us the news when we were picking up our Tuesday night special last night. I dropped by and talked to Ifdi tonight - and met the new owner - Benny. We'll be eating there Friday night, their last night. It'll be a bit of a party.

We always thought WE'D be the ones to leave Sur Taj... not the other way around.

Time means change...

Friday, September 16, 2005

Monday, September 12, 2005

Another Day, Another March

On Saturday it was an International Day of Action for the Make Poverty History campaign. Around 100 people marched in Brisbane. The impact was great - check out Erin's photos HERE

This week is the 2005 UN World Summit where world leaders will be discussing these issues. Lets hope they have the wisdom to make some good decisions and save some lives.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Team Diana

Continuing the noble tradition of naming our trivia team after absent members, Team Diana did record breakingly well this evening. The major contributing factors, from team members were:
  • Sarah - as usual, answering the majority of the questions
  • Ben - for clarifying with Bomber that our 'double score round' was round 2, in which we scored a healthy 9/10
  • Erin - for achieving 10/10 on the character/movie matching round
  • Brad - for spinning the wheel and thus doubling the score of our previous (8/10) round
All this left us with a score of 68 - putting us in THIRD POSITION OVERALL!!!
Yes - there were more than 3 teams there. About 9 teams as a matter of fact.

Meanwhile... how can I rant about such trifles when the US government is trying to water down the Millenium Development Goals at next weeks UN Summit on Human Development: ABC News Item This is SERIOUS and could effectively mean the needless deaths of thousands/millions of people.

Finally, included is a photo taken by Loz on our camera at MxPx on Sunday night. I was there - up the back with Justin, Cathy and Andyroo. Mike, Tom and Yuri still rock, I must say.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Trivia with Bomber!!!

Photo courtesy of Erin
(Note to Bomber... you said "If I see that photo up on the internet I'll..." but you never finished your statement. So we thought we'd just try it... Plus - Erin did it first.)

Friday, September 02, 2005

Introducing... Sleepy!!!

Di just sent me this photo of Sleepy - our resident Blue Tongue Lizard. He loves our new garden and especially the 3 new goldfish in the water pot. I'll have to post some photos of the goldies soon!

- We're more than halfway through Harry. A little too much snogging in the latest book we think.
- We may have come last at Trivia at the Red Brick Hotel last night by the slimmest margin in our team's history. I think we got about 47, with the second last team getting 55. Our brilliant performance was due in no small part to the presence of Erin 'T-Bone' Gebert whose brilliance, especially in the music department was unsurpassed.
- Di's Mom is visiting on her way home to Adelaide from America for the next few days. And she's bringing Di a badgemaker, which is the source of much excitement in the Schultz household right now...