Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Dress Code: 1) You are advised to come to work dressed according to your salary.

2) If we see you wearing Prada shoes , Versace dresses and carry aGucci bag, we will assume you are doing well financially and thereforedo not need a raise.

3) If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better,so that you may buy nicer clothes, and therefore you do not need araise.

4) If you dress just right, you are right where you need to be andtherefore you do not need a raise.

Sick Days:We will no longer accept a doctor's statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.

Personal Days:Each employee will receive 104 personal days a year. They are called Saturdays & Sundays.

Bereavement Leave:This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for dead friends, relatives or co-workers. Every effort should be made to have non-employees attend the funeral arrangements in your place. In rare cases where employee involvement is necessary, the funeral shouldbe scheduled in the late afternoon. We will be glad to allow you to work through your lunch hour and subsequently leave one hour early.

Bathroom Breaks:Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilet. There is now a strict three-minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, the stall door will open, and a picture will be taken. After your second offense, your picture will be posted on the company bulletin board under the 'Chronic Offenders' category. Anyone caught smiling in the picture will be sectioned under the company's mental health policy.

Lunch Breaks:* Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch, as they need to eat more, so that they can look healthy. * Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure. * Chubby people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim-Fast.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Doc totally setup by Current Affairs last night

Big trouble for Bank of Queensland
Big trouble for Bank of Queensland
*Click link to view video

My lovely hardworking eldest son was setup by A Current Affair and a hidden camera.

He didn't say or do anything wrong, and said they looked very weird. As he says..."Glad it wasn't anything bad. I think I remember exactly who it was though; they acted kind of strangely. They asked about BOQ deposits, which I assured them were secured by the government and told them that as a smaller bank, we were more insulated from the international market. I doubt they put any of that in though. That show really annoys me, they could of at least asked for my consent or something (though history shows that this would be rare for them).
"...uses as an excuse" . What a load of shit. I told that lady that BOQ had higher lending rates than the other big 4 banks because they are smaller and the cash credit market has higher costs of borrowing now. Ridiculous. They asked whether BOQ deposits were guaranteed, which I assured them they were by the federal government. Good thing, otherwise they would have tried to rope me in on that shit too."

Watch around the 5 min mark, dat's my boy. *and btw, I am over people whinging that other people have fun, as a reward for hard work. Yes, we are all hurting in the current finacial crisis, BUT have a bit of generousity of spirit.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Important Medical Information For Women!! (This is cute)

Pregnancy, Estrogen, and WomenPREGNANCY Q & A & more!

Q: Should I have a baby after 35?
A: No, 35 children is enough.
Q : I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move?
A: With any luck, right after he finishes college.
Q : What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex?
A: Childbirth.
Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational.
A: So what's your question?
Q : My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?
A: Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.
Q: When is the best time to get an epidural?
A: Right after you find out you're pregnant.
Q : Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?
A: Not unless the word 'alimony' means anything to you.
Q: Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
A: Yes, pregnancy.
Q : Do I have to have a baby shower?
A: Not if you change the baby's diaper ve ry quickly.
Q : Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
A: When the kids are in college.

1. Everyone around you has an attitude problem.
2. You're adding chocolate chips to your cheese omelet.
3. The dryer has shrunk every last pair of your jeans.
4. Your husband is suddenly agreeing to everything you say.
5. You 're using your cellular phone to dial up every bumper sticker that says: 'How's my driving-call 1- 800-'.
6. Everyone's head looks like an invitation to batting practice.
7. Everyone seems to have just landed here from 'outer space.'
9. You're sure that everyone is scheming to drive you crazy.
10. The ibuprofen bottle is empty and you bought it yesterday.

10. Cats' facial expressions.
9. The need for the same style of shoes in different colors.
8. Why bean sprouts aren't just weeds.
7. Fat clothes.
6. Taking a car trip without trying to beat your best time.
5. The difference between beige, ecru, cream, off-white, and eggshell.
4. Cutting your hair to make it grow.
3. Eyelash curlers.
2. The inaccuracy of every bathroom scale ever made.
AND, the Number One thing only women understand:
Other Women

Sunday, November 23, 2008

More storm images #3 - Patty

Native bees make a new home after their tree falls down, a neighbours attempts to tarp his roof in high winds, (note the tiles have lifted to the lower right of the picture), a small white car is crushed under a falling tee, the clean up continues.

More storm images #2 - Patty

Susan inspects what used to be her swimming pool "My two daughters were swimming in this 20 mins before the storm hit", parks are closed as crews clean up. Trees snapped off midway, like matchsticks, then hurled into neighbours yards, windows, roofs.

More storm images - Patty

You can see the swathe cut through from Mount Coot-tha at the top, to the trees snapped off at mid-height, roofs tarpaulined.

Trucks line Waterworks Road clearing trees and shrubs, 5 days after the storms.

Food dumps are placed at either end of the suburb to drop off spoiled food from continued power outages.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Winds coming in blasts.

Weird bunches of wind, ekkkkk!

Qld residents prepare for evening storms

Southeast Queensland residents have begun bunkering down in the lead-up to another storm, expected to hit parts of the state about 4pm (AEST) on Saturday.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has issued a severe weather warning for residents in the Southeast Coast, Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts, with expected wind speeds of up to 100km/h.

"Winds will become gusty during the afternoon and into the early evening with the potential for damaging gusts across the region, more so about the ridges and higher ground," the warning reports.

ENERGEX spokesman Mike Swanston said strong winds forecast for the weekend could bring power interruptions and damage to the electricity network.

"Strong winds have the potential to bring down trees and branches which, along with other loose objects, can be carried long distances and into contact with powerlines," Mr Swanstons said.

"ENERGEX has fully-rested crews after the devastating storms of the past week and have placed them on standby in readiness for more severe weather, and in the event that power is lost we will work as quickly as possible to safely restore power.

Storm damage images - taken by my mate

These images show how destructive the Big storm was, whole huge trees snapped in half. And annother storm due tonight, predicted to be worse. *faints.

Friday, November 21, 2008

My Road Trip.

Well, I hope you all enjoyed travelling with me from Brisbane to Melbourne then catching the ferry to Devonport, and then driving to Launceston and flying home.

I certainly enjoyed bringing you the images, and I will always be eternally grateful to our mate Johnno, who dutifully blogged my images, to keep you all up-to-date.


More storms forescast for SE Qld. *ekkkkkkkkkkk!

Southern and central Queenslanders are bracing for the fourth fierce storm in a devastating week described by Premier Anna Bligh as a "never-ending story".

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast wild winds of up to 90km/h and hail on Friday night, with worse storms to hit on Saturday.

It predicts Friday's storm will affect areas from Emerald in central Queensland to the Gold Coast.

The systems will move north on Saturday to stretch from Barcaldine to Brisbane.

Thunderstorms that have pounded south-east Queensland for nearly a week - inflicting hundreds of millions of dollars in damage and claiming two lives - swept inland on Thursday night, unleashing its fury on Blackwater, 290km west of Rockhampton.

The mining township, with a population of around 5,000, has been declared the state's 13th natural disaster area.

Many locals reported hailstones nearly 18 centimetres in diameter.

Blackwater resident Merv Gibson said the storm lasted about an hour.

"I was near the car and next thing an 'F 111' went over the top - and that was my roof," he said.

When local MP Vaughan Johnson drove through the storm, his rear window and mirrors were shattered.

"The car was rocking - it was like about 10 big fellas rocking the car," he said.

Emergency services crews in the township responded to nearly 100 calls for help.

The Queensland premier flew into the town early on Friday morning and was stunned by the trail of destruction.

Twisted iron and uprooted trees were everywhere, scores of cars and houses had shattered windows while there were gaping holes the size of dinner plates in roofs and walls.

"It must have been terrifying for the people," said Ms Bligh.

"The hailstones were of an extraordinary size.

"We're very lucky that we didn't see any damage to people or loss of life."

The Darling Downs town of Warwick also suffered extensive storm damage on Thursday night.

Meanwhile, some 80,000 homes in the state's south-east lost power with Energex recording 90,000 lightning strikes.

Brisbane suburbs devastated by the storms on Sunday and Wednesday, such as Paddington, Red Hill, Ashgrove, Arana Hills and Everton Park, again suffered damage.

This included fallen powerlines, trees and branches blown onto powerlines, and water seeping into underground cables, Energex said.

The Scarborough Bay Hotel on Brisbane's bayside was extensively damaged.

Ms Bligh said she'd been talking to the federal government about financial assistance for the clean-up.

She said the Queensland government had deferred a proposed mid-year budget review to mid-December - the budget contingency of $10-$20 million would be inadequate.

"This is going to have a very high recovery bill and it will have an impact on a budget that is already under pressure," she said.

"We are in for a rocky summer," she said.

"Like everyone here in Queensland, I'm beginning to wonder when it will end."

She paid tribute to emergency workers, some of whom were taking their first break after four days of relentless work in difficult conditions.

"I hope Mother Nature is a bit kinder to us than she has been in the past few days," she said.

"It's starting to feel like the never-ending story."

Emergency Management Queensland deputy executive director Bruce Grady said Saturday's storm would bring stronger, gusty winds.

Residents should take precautions, including heeding weather alerts, trimming trees, securing loose items, preparing an emergency kit and covering any debris from previous storms.

"If they are concerned about current damage and what that might mean in a storm we would encourage them to move to family and friends," Mr Grady told AAP.

He said there were specific concerns about the safety of 14,000 Year 12 students finishing school on Friday, and heading into the traditional schoolies celebrations on the Gold and Sunshine coasts.

"Having that many young people concentrating on things other than storms is a concern," he said.

"As storms approach we would encourage people to stay indoors - that's the safest place.

"It's a small price to pay to lose one or two days out of your schoolies week."

Meanwhile, two of Queensland's largest energy suppliers are offering financial relief to residents affected by storms which have battered the region since Sunday night.

AGL and Origin are offering payment plans for storm affected customers to help with financial difficulties as they face the rebuilding process.

AGL is waiving all contract termination, disconnection and reconnection fees for storm affected residents.

Origin is asking its storm-affected customers to contact them to discuss payment arrangements on a case by case basis.

Energy Ombudsman Barry Adams encouraged all storm-affected residents to contact their energy supplier for assistance and was satisfied with the assistance already offered by AGL and Origin.

"Recognising the severe hardship people are facing to rebuild their homes and their lives, I am pleased to say two of Queensland's largest energy retailers are showing compassion when it comes to electricity and gas accounts," he said.

Mr Adams said any residents unable to receive the help needed from their energy retailer should contact Energy Ombudsman Queensland on 1800 662 837 or email

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pattys travels to Melbourne and Tasmania nov 2008 part3

Land ahoy

Loading on boat

The Sun Princess

Spirit of Tasmania

4m waves expected

Checking on the boat

Clean car

waiting with a wine

In Melbourne

I think he likes the hawkes. Shepaton. X

Arrived in Victoria

At Jerilderie..Home of Ned Kelly

Cattle on the road

Cattle on the road

Fruit fly exclusion zone

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pattys travels to Melbourne and Tasmania nov 2008 continued


Heavy fog and rain coonamble. Ekk! X

At gunnedah. Too much rain, roos, road puddles and monster trucks


Monday, November 17, 2008