Monday, September 7, 2009

A week off from the blog of life.

I had a week off and still not ready to work.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

ALF: Leo Barry the next to fall.

HAVING only played his first match of 2009 last weekend, stalwart Sydney defender Leo Barry has decided to hang up the boots at the end of the season.
Barry, 32, has a permanent place in the hearts and minds of Sydney sports fans after pulling down the mark which saved the 2005 Grand Final, the Swans’ first premiership in 72 years.
Known to all as "Leaping Leo", Barry has played 235 matches in fifteen seasons, racking up 56 goals along the way - only seven of which have come since he moved from attack to defence in 2001.
However, after playing 20 matches last season, Barry failed to force his way into reckoning for much of this season and said his ongoing battles with injuries forced his hand.
"After much consideration and a frustrating year so far, I have decided to retire at the end of the 2009 season," Barry said in a statement.
"I have obviously struggled with fitness and that has made it an easier decision to end my football career.
"After spending fifteen seasons at this Club, I feel very fortunate to have played for one of the truly great and highly respected footy clubs, and also to have achieved the ultimate success with a fantastic group of guys, coaching staff and support crew in 2005.
"At the end of the season I will take time off to consider my future either in football or possibly in an area of stockbroking, as I have already been doing some work with Citi."
Sydney coach Paul Roos said that Barry had emerged as "truly one of the great gentlemen and family men of the game."
"Leo and I arrived at the Club together in 1995 and have enjoyed an incredibly close relationship over the past fifteen years,"Roos said.
"As a player he simply should not have been able to do the things he did. Leo was a 185cm, 88kg full-back and played on some of the biggest, fastest and best full-forwards of all time, and constantly beat them."
"This he did with his fantastic athleticism but most importantly, an incredible self belief and desire to be the best player he could possibly be."
Barry joins fellow Swans veterans Michael O'Loughlin and Barry Hall in announcing their retirements in 2009.

Tiesto is returning to Australia in 2010

I will go to the Sydney gig read as followed
Kaleidoscope World TourAustralia January / February 2010
Hardware, Totem, AM Only, and are proud to announce the return of one of the worlds most important electronic music acts, Hollands DJ/producer Tiësto. Tiësto smashed Australian records with his “Elements of Life” tour in April of 2008 where for the first time in Australia, he finally presented his concert production highlighted by his DVD releases over the years. His last tour in 2008 included concert shows in Sydney and Melbourne only, with club shows in Brisbane. Tiësto now presents his new Kaleidoscope production across Australia in January and February in 2010 taking in concert shows in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.
Tiësto’s 4th artist recording Kaleidoscope is expected to reflect the growing stature of a man who many consider to be the world’s biggest DJ. Featuring Artist Collaborations with Jónsi of Sigur Rós, Kele Okereke of Bloc Party, Nelly Furtado, Calvin Harris, Tegan & Sara, Emily Haines of Metric, Kianna of Tilly & The Wall and Australia’s very own, Sneaky Sound System. The will be released on October 9th on Music with the first single I Will Be Here with Sneaky Sound System is released on August 14th through Warners. The album is a bold step for Tiësto, highlighting his musical prowess and true testament to his music ability. Another classic in the making and his biggest release yet.
Tiësto’s career highlights to date are many but recent exploits include a Grammy nomination, headlining both Coachella and Bonnaroo Festivals in 2008. With over 1 million Facebook friends, global brand sponsorships deals and sell out headline shows around the globe, Tiësto is on the crest of a wave which is only set to continue. In addition to being a huge live draw (July 31st Tiësto staged his own outdoor headline show for 25,000 people in London’s Victoria Park), Tiësto is also one of the world’s biggest names in remixing, with recent work completed for Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Killers, and Calvin Harris. The forthcoming long player released through the [PIAS] Entertainment Group will cement the reputation of a truly global superstar atthe prime of his career.

Fri Jan 29th – Sydney, Hordern Pavilion9pm to 3am, tickets $118
Sun Jan 31st – Brisbane, Riverstage4pm to 10pm, tickets $99
Fri Feb 5th – Melbourne, Hisense Arena8pm to 2am, tickets $118
Sat Feb 6th – Melbourne, Hisense Arena8pm to 2am, tickets $118
Thu Feb 11th – Perth, Metro City8pm to 2am, tickets $90
Fri Feb 12th – Perth, Metro City9pm to 3am, tickets $90

Available from inthemix, and Moshtix

Tickets for all shows go onsale at 9am, Wednesday August 26th.

Monday, August 17, 2009

AFL: The end for Hawthorn for 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Random guy

What's happening with Keanu Reeves ?

Wow is the actor Keanu Reeves getting ready for a new role or has he dropped out from the public eye.

What's happining with Dani Minnouge

Dani Minnouge is getting more like Joan Collins everyday

What's happening with Jack Tweed ?

Jack Tweed out of Jail but not out of trouble??? Last time I wrote about Jack Tweed he was sharing the same prison as Boy(I'm off my fuckin head) George and was lived in fear of going to the showers. God for the life of me, there would be worst men to have sex with, at least he would be famous enough to bragg about. Now he is out of jail and home in Essex with plenty of Essex girls, hosting sex parties. Well that's what the press would let you believe. The grandmother of his children have said he is unfit to look after them let alone see them. Poor Jack what will become of him. Maybe he can become a porn star, from the picture above he aint bad looking.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

AFL. At last I saw the Swans win a game.

At last I saw a good game of football this year. A milestone for Cousins who had his 25oth game plus Mickey who has his 300th Game.

SYDNEY Swans coach Paul Roos says talk of a seventh successive finals appearance for his side is “ridiculous” as he prepares his men to tackle Geelong on Saturday night.
A big win against Richmond on Sunday, combined with favourable results in other games, has left the Swans a game outside the top eight with three rounds remaining.
But with impending clashes against top-four hopefuls Geelong, Collingwood and the Brisbane Lions, Roos was under no illusions as to his side’s hopes of playing in September.
“People talk about the finals but it’s probably ridiculous. We’re mathematically possible but even Choco [Power coach Mark Williams] said the other day that at 9-10, he was a bit embarrassed about being in the eight,” he said before training at the SCG on Tuesday.
“If we can continue to play some good footy – and we’ve got three really good sides coming up – hopefully we’ll win more games than we lose but we know it’s going to be challenging.
“If we can get three really good games of footy in the next three weeks, then we go into the off-season with a lot of confidence.”
The injury-ravaged Cats head into Saturday night’s game at ANZ Stadium on the back of a 35-point loss to Carlton in round 19.
However, Roos said Geelong’s indifferent form in the past month – when compared to their all-conquering run of 55 wins from 58 games that ended in round 13 – was an aberration.
“They’ve got some real quality players and I know a few people have written them off, but I certainly haven’t. I have them up there with St Kilda, certainly in terms of talent,” he said.
“Their biggest challenge is just to get healthy over the next three weeks and if they do that, I think they’ve got a really big chance of winning the premiership in 2009.”
Roos said the Swans’ recent good form in running ladder leader St Kilda to a point and the win against the Tigers augured well for his side’s chances on Saturday night but he stopped short of outright optimism.
“I’ve got no doubt playing against St Kilda here, for those young guys, allowed us to play a lot better against Richmond because all of a sudden they’d played against the best team and the atmosphere that night was fantastic. That will be the case again Saturday night, playing against Geelong," he said.
“For us, it’s just about trying to get consistency of effort over four quarters and that still mightn’t be good enough to beat Geelong.
“It wasn’t good enough to beat St Kilda and it mightn’t be good enough to beat Geelong, because they’re such a good side, but that’s what we want to try and achieve.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Aussie men make the worst husbands

Australian men make the worst husbands in the world because they loathe helping out with the housework, a British study claims.
An economist from Oxford University found that women wanting to settle down were better off finding a bloke from Scandinavia, the United States or Britain than Australia.
Study author Dr Almudena Sevilla-Sanz said that based on her study of 12 developed countries, men and women were both more likely to cohabit or marry if they believed their partner would help out with the household chores and child care.

But it appears that when it comes to finding a husband willing to help out, Australian women have a tough time.
Dr Sevilla-Sanz's study ranked Australia as the least egalitarian society, making its men unattractive marriage partners because they were more unlikely to do household chores.
Norway, Sweden, Great Britain, the US and Northern Ireland were judged to be the most egalitarian countries.
Next were the Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Austria and Australia in last place.
"In egalitarian countries you might, in principle, expect to see women preferring to remain single rather than face the prospect of spending more time doing household chores," Dr Sevilla-Sanz said.
However, this study shows that in egalitarian countries there is less social stigma attached to men doing what was traditionally women's work.
"For instance, if paternity leave is the social norm, more men take it.
"This leads to men in egalitarian societies taking on more of a domestic role, so the likelihood of forming a harmonious household becomes greater, resulting in a higher proportion of couples setting up households in these countries."
The study's findings were based on a survey of 13,500 men and women aged 20 to 45 from each of the 12 countries.
Each was asked about their attitudes to gender, housework and childcare responsibilities.
The study found that women living in less egalitarian countries were 20 to 50 per cent less likely to live with a man compared with women in more egalitarian societies.
The study, titled Household Division of Labour and Cross-Country Differences in Household Formation Rates, is due to be published in the Journal of Population Economics.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

AFL: Swans vs St Kilda

Round 18 is the same match up as Round 1 but this time the battle ground is the SCG.
Sydney is very hard to beat when they play at the SCG and when they are behind they are also a very dangerous.
The Captain of St Kilda Nick Riewoldt (pictured above)is one of the best players of the comp but the young Swan, Jessie White (Pictured below) is proving himself to be a great player since the sudden departure of Barry Hall. White put the Swans in the lead in the dying minutes of the game on Saturday night. No one would of thought that the Swans would see the lead in this game let alone win the game.
But fate had us beaten with St Kilda's Leigh Montagna (pictured below)coming in with a scrapper kick to get a behind and win the game for his team. All I can say is, I wish I was at the game and well done Sydney and keep up the good work.

1st August time to get healthy

Friday, July 31, 2009

Rudd wants to kill off the Australian camel

Did you know that the dingo is not native to Australia. Let alone the cats and dogs we let live freely and happily around us. Now Rudd thinks he can win points on killing off the camel. It has come to light from oversea where a news anchor on American financial channel CNBC has launched a stinging attack on Prime Minister following his Government’s decision to spend $19 million to cull feral camels in the outback. And it's picking up a strong world wide movement of descent. If you have to kill off something Mr Rudd kill off waving your hands around when you speak.

Rudd I use to like you.

Since moving to Melbourne I've become more of a Victorian living in Melbourne than a gay man of Australia. Rudd and the Larbour party have be holding there general meeting in Sydney and a very low key affair, untill now where it was annouce that Rudd was not going to support the idea of same sex marriages in Australia. Now at this point of time of my life I feel I will never find Mr Right but that's another story. What is more importaint is giving people the same right across the board. No matter if they are Gay or Straight. Black or white and the one I like male of female. What dark age do we still live in where a woman is still payed less than a man for doing the same job. So if two people can have sex together, why can't they be married and have children. Just because they are gay I say many straight people should be together or bring up children. Look at my parents which I love to bits but they struggled to feed us clothes us when all they really wanted to do was go out all the time. So Rudd wait up and have a look at the people who voted for you and the people you are disappointing.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Swimming : Melquiades Alvarez Caraballo at Rome 2009

What the ? What was Melquiades Alvarez Caraballo thinking, he's not at Wagga Wagga.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Swimming: Ricky Beren at Rome 2009

What happens in Rome stays in Rome. Or does it?U.S. swimmer Ricky Berens swimsuit had some sort of malfunction, I mean it's so tight that it is not surprising to me! Yesterday uring FINA World Championships in Rome, Ricky Berens's swimsuit split while he bend over ... to get a drink minutes before the race ... so unfortunate ;-)There was no time to change the suit, so U.S. anchor leg Cullen Jones urged Berens to forget the gaping hole and swim. Berens dived in and contested his third leg as scheduled, helping the U.S. team to a fourth-place finish in its heat in 3 minutes, 11.64 seconds and securing a critical slot in the night’s final for Phelps and his teammates...Berens, the 2009 Big 12 Swimmer of the Year from Texas, was not available to comment on the suit problem. Jones, though, said tears were becoming increasingly common as swimmers sought the tightest-fitting suits possible for the greatest performance-enhancement. 'They’re all splitting,' Jones said. 'We’re all having problems. We want to get it as tight as possible as sprinters.'”