BLUE GRASSMe Me Me. In a vain attempt try to write about a topic day in day out, I decided to write about myself past/present and future. Harsh but reasonably truthful. Plus I'll throw in some different things that interest or disgust me.
Wednesday, May 05, 2004
Australian Public Transport System is total bollocks. It's unreliable, never on time, and quite frankly a rip off for the service they provide. After testing first hand the useful and always on time, if not early, international train, taxi and bus services overseas Australia really needs to pick up it's game.
Taxi's in Wagga are a rip off, the Countrylink train sometimes takes 2 hours to get to Albury from Wagga, after it was already 40 minutes late. The town buses are pretty good as punctuality goes, but don't run til midnight or as often on weekends as weekdays, and there is no Sunday service.
And people complain about the hole in the ozone layer, yet they drive their car, when most of the time they don't need to, they could walk. Get off their fat polluting arses and walk round the corner to the shop, where they will probably buy something and put it in a bag so it's easy to carry. When the fat polluting bastard doesn't need to carry it very far as they drove their stinkn' car there in the first place.
Next time you are at the shops think about how you are killing me slowly you greddy fat bastards.
After that stretch out on a tangent about fat bastards, I'll get back to the point I was trying to make about the transport in Australia. We have been to heavily influenced by America thinking that we have to drive our fuel guzzlers around all day, unnecessary short destinations etc when in comparison when I lived in the UK I only needed a car once in six months, when I had to catch a boat bright and early one morning when the trains hadn't started yet for the day. Granted the UK is smaller geographically than Australia, but people wise heavily populated.
So summing up, don't drive if you don't need as it's a waste, and if other countries can do go without a car so can we, hopefully the Australian public transport system will pull their finger out and catch up to the rest of the world.
Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Is one of those movies that I can watch over and over. I don't know what it is but when I'm feeling down or a little stressed, Top Gun seems to fix everything. I'm not a huge fan of Tom Cruise as he is a short man with a big nose whom don't think is all that versatile as an actor.
Over the past 2 years my brother and I have had an on going battle over the family copy of the movie. You see when I moved out I took most of the videos with me, as I bought them. But my brother chose to disagree, saying that Top Gun was his. Being the lovely stubborn little sister that I am I gave it back to him after 2 years, when I was in good mood. Unfortunately I forgot that one always wants what they don't have. Subsquently i had the biggest urge to watch it on the weekend.
I'll have to wait til I go home next.
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
The life long battle between Good and Evil. How the food they give you describes the job you do.
I work at Subway Mobil. It pays my way through Uni but I don't want to be there forever. I like the power I get when I'm working as I close the shop of an evening, which puts me in charge of the juniors, and means i don't have to put up with the bitchiness with the older staff of a daytime. Although I'd rather work during the day as I hate waiting around for my shift, as there's always something you want to get finished before work but it always takes longer than expected, so you end up never finishing something. Plus working with food, is damn annoying if you are a starving uni student, when you only get a free 6-inch after you have worked over 3 hours, which is a shitter.
When I was overseas the year before last, I worked at Formby Golf Club. Formby (here's a mapFormby Area Map) is situated half an hour out of Liverpool in the U.K. on the Northern Train Line. The Golf Club is affiliated with the prestigious St Andrews Golf Club. I worked in the Gents bar where they liked to drink Fosters or Whiskey. It was great I'd get a three course meal and a bottle of wine everytime I worked.
If I was to choose my line of work by the food being a free 3-course meal for bar work and silver service waitressing or a as a making sandwichs and cleaning a lot for free 6-inch. I think I'll move back over to the U.K., cause the poms feed you better than the yanks!
Monday, March 29, 2004
Things that are difficult to say when you're drunk .
>Things that are VERY difficult to say when you're drunk .. .
>b) British Constitution
>c) Passive-aggressive disorder
>Things that are DOWNRIGHT IMPOSSIBLE to say when you're drunk ...
>a) Thanks, but I don't want to sleep with you.
>b) Nope, no more booze for me.
>c) Sorry, but you're not really my type.
>d) No kebab for me, thank you.
>e) Good evening officer, isn't it lovely out tonight?
>f) I'm not interested in fighting you.
>g) Oh, I just couldn't - no one wants to hear me sing.
>h) Thank you, but I won't make any attempt to dance, I have zero
>i) Where is the nearest toilet? I refuse to vomit in the street.
>j) I must be going home now as I have work in the morning.
Quite funny aren't they I think the majority of the population can empathise at one time or another.
Sunday, March 28, 2004
Today I played my first game of Hockey (this is a really cool website I found) since year 12 and that's 3 years ago. I played in a team at school who meant well but we always had tough competition. I am now starting to think if I put my old team in the Wagga league we could win a premiership. I played for Lake Albert against Uni, 16-0 depressing, but I got best player. You know it's a shite game when the fullback gets best player. Plus the fact that the girls I was playing with are the age group I used to coach and have had enough of their immature bullshit and whinging. What's wrong with teenagers these days? I was never that bitter. I had issues but i didn't have a bitter and pessimistic outlook on life. Is there something in the Wagga water? One girl told me she's that hungover (age 16) and has been doing it since she was 8!?!?!?! Did I miss something here?
Wednesday, March 24, 2004
I have very sore muscles. I'm battered and bruised from doing excercise after coming out of a two year rest from sport. Before the brief retirement I was playing a different sport once or twice a day.
You see when was at boarding school, I had nothing to do on the weekends, as my parents lived Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory and I lived in Albury (N.S.W.), I couldn't go home for the weekend so I thought to myself that I may aswell involve myself with every sport i could possibly be interested in.
I'll endeavor to compare my active life then to what it became when I finished school.
Monday would begin with a 2km run at 6am, lunchtime a game of basketball, followed by Indoor Soccer or Netball in the afternoon.
Tuesday morning I'd have Basketball practise, and a walk in the evening.
Wednesday, depending on the season, aerobics in the morning/or Swimming, Ten-pin bowling or Yoga for activities at school, Softball or Netball practise in the afternoon.
Thursday, hockey training after school.
Friday morning Aerobics, casual game of Tennis in the afternoon.
Saturday (season depending) Hockey in the morning or afternoon, and Netball in the middle, Tennis in the late afternoon.
Sunday an extra Hockey game if i was lucky.
So after actually looking at what I used to do, and how active I was, I am disgusted to say that I turned into a fat slob, who on a Thursday is still sore from training Monday and Tuesday night.
Monday, March 22, 2004
I'd like to say that i am appalled that stamps are now 50c.
I know everyone want's to make a pretty penny but 50c! come on. Inflation, the cost of living has increased, but so has the use of email, so the public should be therefore encouraged to write letters and post them. Just last holidays I brought a tear to my grandpa's eye when he received a letter from me. As his generation is getting older, and thinning out, he doesn't have much contact with anyone close anymore.
Formby Golf Club
Formby Area Map
Aerial Map of Formby
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