Thursday, November 30, 2006

City nightscape...yet another Xmas drinks thingy, with MoJo Advertising...thanks mate!

Being watchful.........

That eerie glow explained

November 29, 2006 11:00pm
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WONDERING about Brisbane's eerie golden glow?
The Weather Bureau says it is courtesy of a dust storm that went through the St George area in the State’s southwest yesterday.
Dust, combined with smoke from fires and car pollution, combined to produce a haze across the city.
A 20 knot southeasterly is expected to continue through much of the day in coastal areas, with swells to 3m.
Lighter winds are expected in the interior.

Yellow Glow over Brisbane

What a very strange thing to wake up tto this morning

Someone has to do this.......

My view of the weekend..bliss! *reaches for chilled wine

Under yellow skies

This is Pattys picky of this mornings yellow sky possibly caused by the smoke from the fires

Yellow Sky from my view

Here's my yellow sky picture. No the camera is not set on sepia. It's weird!


1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.

Time for the Christmas jokes...

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Merry Christmas


Cold snap hits northern Queensland beaches....great opportunity for making ice sculptures

Storm pics on ABC Radio

Oh look, the ABC finally put up my storm pics.....

Char sends us some cooling images for the Aussies, ice on the green grass. (I just think seeing green grass is pretty cool, bloody water restrictions!) Thanks for sharing Char. Send in YOUR icy images too!

Quake rattles New Zealand North Island

AN earthquake measuring magnitude 5.6 shook New Zealand's North Island today, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

The quake, at 7.54am (5.54am AEDT) was at a depth of 80 kilometres, and centred 20 kilometres southwest of Whakatane on the east coast of the North Island, scientists from New Zealand's Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences said

(woops! I did it again, *grins)

Cherry Venturer to be pulled down in Feb

The day after she washed up on the beach, my mother-in-law snapped this pic of hubby and siblings playing in the lifeboat....more here...........

Xmas '03

Xmas '03

What a dangerous mess!

The Cherry Venturer Xmas '04, the hull is beggining to cave-in...

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Monday, November 27, 2006

Something fun to do!!!

Here's a site to try when you are bored with nothing else to do!!!



A man was separated from his wife, got drunk, staggered to their house, and pounded on the door.

After fifteen minutes, his wife had had enough.
She yelled through the closed door, "What do you want?"
Through the closed door and the bitter wind, she heard, "Honey! I'm half frozen! Can I stay here tonight?"

She replied, "Sure. I was afraid you wanted to come in!"

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Bear's school shirt.....

Third time lucky. What is it?

Detail form the knife on the right hand side, well done Lori.

What is it take two.

What is it, beautifully guessed by Paul. *claps

Weekend Worrier - What is it?

Who came up with the idea to pierce balls with hooks and hang them from a tree. Sounds positively barbaric to me.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Nearly time. When do you put your tree up?

No Bra Shopping Bag

Japan is one of the most environmentally-conscious nations in the world, and it is no wonder that they will find all sorts of ways to keep the earth clean. It is amazing to see such well kept and clean cities all over the Land of the Rising Sun despite boasting a metropolitan population. With the latest version of the Containers and Packaging Recycling Law specifically stating the reduction of plastic bag consumption as one of the key objectives, world famous lingerie maker Truimph International Japan has lifted the curtain on a brand new brassiere that doubles up as a shopping bag.

This bra is better known as the “No! Shopping Bag Bra” and is hoped to vastly reduced the use of plastic bags by shoppers in Japan, carrying their melons and other groceries in their converted underwear instead. It takes just a short while to put together the bra into the form of a shopping bag. One thing still bugs me though - are the women going to go around bra-less while they do their shopping, or do they carry a spare just in case the load gets too heavy?

Winner Midweek Guess the Caption

Well done Anonymous who ever you are, i think the fingers were a giveaway.


Ok, what is this and the important part...what is it's use

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

This is what minus 20c looks like. BRRRRRRR! Good luck Trevor, and keep warm *that's an order!

Jack the Ripper

After nearly 120 years with advancements in police forensics they can now reveal what the murderer of 5 prostitutes in 1888 looked like. Click here to watch

Midweek Guess the Caption

Mission accomplished

Something Red...a red frame painting
A is a train wheel
a smile...frog in a gift shop
a hand....hey kevin, put your hand on the door, i need a photo
something old...they were all old(except me) but here is an old rusty nail and sleeper pad from the Greenvale railway...take it away Slim

Johnno's Treasure Hunt

For reasons only Johnno knows, he is going on a train with the beach Ladies Social Club, *coughs, so I have given him a Treasure Hunt of photos he has to take, and bring back.

Something red
A wheel
A smile
A hand
Something old

Too easy will he go?

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

My Mean 'Mo-vember' woot! *blogged on behalf of Peter, the ol' mo-twirler himself.

Thorpe retires!

Australia's greatest-ever swimmer Ian Thorpe has quit, announcing in a press conference his intention to withdraw from professional competition.

In a prepared statement to the packed conference, Thorpe said his battle with sickness and the revelation that there was more to life than swimming had led to his decision.

More here....

Monday, November 20, 2006

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This is what Brisbane would look like with a 7 metre on the link and see what your area would be like, you can actually change the tide heights all over the world.....Thanks for the link Patty

answer to whatisit


Sunday, November 19, 2006

Johnnos Friday WHATISIT

GOOD LUCK (you will need

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Dubya's parrot

Laura Bush bought "Dubya" a parrot for his birthday. She told Dick Cheney, "The bird is so smart! George has already taught him to mispronounce over 200 words!"

"Wow, that's pretty impressive," Cheney said. "But you realize that he just 'says' the words. He doesn't understand what they mean."

"That's okay," Laura replied. "Neither does the parrot.

Friday, November 17, 2006

By Brooke Williamson

November 17, 2006 12:00

WITH help from family, an emotional Rove McManus carried the coffin of his late wife Belinda Emmett out of a beautiful and moving memorial service today

Along with his brother Luke, father John and Belinda's siblings Matt and Shane plus their father Michael, the talk-show host carried her out to the comic strains of Monty Python's Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.

Looking exhausted, but managing a few smiles, Rove hugged well-wishers as they exited Waverley's Mary Immaculate Church - where the couple were married 18 months ago.

Belinda's coffin was covered in pink and white lillies, freesias and roses, while one fan outside threw rose petals as the cortege made its way to a private cremation.

Rove did not speak himself at the service, but through family friend Father Jim McKeon paid a touching tribute to "Belle" - the name her friends and family called her.

"Not many people get their soulmate or a love that can withstand just about anything,'' Father McKeon quoted Rove as saying.

"Not many people find the one person whom they see a completion in themselves.

"I had that with Belle as she and I shared some truly amazing times, and I thank her for every blessed moment I got to have with her.

"I don't know what I did to be given the gift of Belinda Emmett, but whatever it was, I am glad I did it.''

EMERGENCY services have spent the morning preparing for an early afternoon wind change they fear may drive a major Sunshine Coast blaze into new areas of bushland.
Queensland Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Andrew Berkman said a lot of effort had gone into developing containment lines and dampening down ahead of the expected south-easterly change which was due about 12.30pm.
Mr Berkman said while there were still some flare-ups yesterday's blaze was well within containment lines, however there were concerns about the wind change driving the fire into unburned country in the Little Mountain area.
A fire was also burning in inaccessible country around Bells Creek.
Mr Berkman said 200 people evacuated yesterday had returned to their homes last night.
He said the evacuations of 150 people from a retirement village and 50 local residents was because of fears that the dense smoke would cause respiratory problems.
The fire was driven yesterday by strong winds as wild weather swept the country.
Firefighters battled howling 35km/h winds to contain the blaze, which flared near Bells Creek in the early morning.
By lunchtime, the fire had cut a swathe through the suburbs of Pelican Waters, Little Mountain and Caloundra West � choking the skyline with a heavy smoke cloud visible from Noosa at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast.
A school, three nursing homes and the city's airport were evacuated as a precaution from the fire, which is expected to continue to burn throughout today.
Further west, a bushfire burned through the Tarong State Forest near Nanango, destroying 80ha of state forest to about 5km from the Tarong power station by late yesterday.
The fires, however, were only one story in a day of harsh extremes � with thermometers hitting 40deg in the far north while snow-like sleet fell in the south.
The snow, which fell on the Granite Belt district near the Queensland-NSW border, was described by forecasters as a once in 50 years phenomenon for November.
The last time snow or sleet was reported there was in 1941.
Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Jeff Callaghan said the "very unusual" weather had been caused by a cold front which had travelled from Victoria.
It was the same front which caused violent hail and thunderstorms in Queensland's southeast and snow in Victoria and Tasmania on Wednesday.
"The storms formed ahead of the cold front and now the cold front's coming through with very, very cold air," Mr Callaghan said.
"It happens, but not very frequently. The atmosphere keeps on repeating itself for extreme events every 50 or 100 years or so."
While Applethorpe, in the Granite Belt, recorded the coldest temperature statewide at only 11C, Coen, Kowanyama and Musgrave, all in the far north, recorded the warmest at 40C.
Sydney, meanwhile, recorded its lowest minimum temperature in November for more than 100 years � with the mercury dropping as low as 8C.

Old man

A 90-year old man said to his doctor, "I've never felt better... I have an 18-year old bride who is pregnant with my child. What do you think of that?"

The doctor replied, "I have an elderly friend who is a hunter and never misses a season. One day he was in a hurry and picked up his umbrella instead of his gun by mistake. When he got to the creek, he saw a beaver. He raised his umbrella and went "bang, bang, bang", and the beaver fell dead. What do you think of that?"

The 90-year old said, "I'd say somebody else shot the beaver."

The doctor said, "My point exactly."


A man and his wife are dining at a table in a plush restaurant, and the husband keeps staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sits alone at a nearby table.

The wife asks, "Do you know her?"

"Yes," sighs the husband, "She's my ex-girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up seven years ago, and I hear she hasn't been sober since."

"My God!" says the wife, "Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?"

Schoolies Week

Could someone tell me what a Schoolies Week is please. I would like to know, what, why, where, and when. Please.


The protesters left the mark on the chimney at the power station close to where I live.

Photos with Dad

That looks like fun, me too!

Chuck a quick phoon, as we do!

A bear hug for our Bear from big brother Doc

I am so proud of you!

Straighten that tie young

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Fun weekend in Melbourne

How will the protesters behave this weekend at the G20 meeting here in Melbourne?
I have no problem with people protesting, just as long as they do not claim to represent me and they act reasonably. Last time they acted like vandals. A lot had no idea what they where protesting about, they just went along for a laugh.

Final exam for Uni this year for Doc - he and Ruby can now relax from assignments and hard study.

Ominous skies over Brisbane