Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Australia Day 2011

Or, as certain amongst the community would have it, Invasion Day.

To them I say this "Wake up! If the 'invaders' hadn't arrived, you wouldn't be protesting, because you wouldn't exist."

Atrocities happen every day, in every part of the world.  We simply don't hear about them - or if we do, it's a whisper rather than a scream.  Or a scream cut short, followed by deafening silence. A year on from the killer 'quake, Haitians are still living in abject poverty.  There are people in our own country with life expectancies under 40, many of whom will suffer greatly before dying.

Half the country is under water, and yet, the focus remains on 1 small sector of the affected area. Those who make the most noise, receive the most attention.

I am not saying don't protest - by all means, holler as loudly as you can.  But make it a noise for the future.  The past is just that, past, we can't change it.  What we do today WILL affect the future.  Look beyond your immediate vicinity, to those other areas where your help and voice will be appreciated.

Above all, enjoy the day, remember those who died that we may continue to live in a free society, and have a beer for me.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


The black dog is back.  I wake up every morning, realise that yes, this is real, and want to cry.  Back to the doctor I go.

The Mister gets another lot of cholesterol tests next month, and also sees the ortho for his hips.

Court against the feral junkie took all day, and we still have to go back in May.

Mr21 and Miss19 are doing well, individually.

Friday, January 14, 2011


is under water. Lives and livelihoods have been lost.  My heart aches for the state and her people.

Watch out road users........

I am legally allowed on the roads - I sat and passed my L's today.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Who's bright idea.............

........was it to do 1,000 pushups, 1,000 crunches and 1,000 squats for New Year?  And how did I let myself get talked into it?!

I am not sure exactly WHO came up with this *brilliant* idea, but it's been running for a few years now, as part of the Ultimate Black Belt Test - or at least I think that's what it's associated with.  I know that the Goju-Shorei Systems encourages members to participate, which is how we know about it..  It's tough, but I'm going to finish it.  Troy did it yesterday, and I am doing it today.  1st and 2nd Aussies to do it - go team!

Now, please excuse me, I have 300 of each to go, and then a Radox bath awaits me.