Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Pappadams for Peace

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In response to a perceived increase violent attacks on Indians in Melbourne, group in started a 'movement' called "Vindaloo against Violence" - support your local Indian restaurant on February 24th. Indirectly and directly showing support to the local Indian community.

Well, a Lamb Masala and a Beef Kashmiri later, I can report that it was a great success.

And I will drive the admin people wild with the smell of curries tomorrow at lunch time.

Simple pleasures.

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Sunday, 21 February 2010

Oh, smashing shot, Curruthers!

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A leisurely lunch up at the local oval watching district cricket.

Champagne, cold chicken, grapes, cakes, coffee in the shade of a tree.

No idea who was playing, it didn't matter much. We cheered both sides on with appropriate words of support: "Oh, smashing shot, Curruthers!", "Damn fine catch, Witherspoon!".

Simple pleasures.
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Saturday, 20 February 2010

Nope. Count me out.

If the internet is anything to go by, the TV news will be all Tiger Woods tonight.

That's a good enough reason not to watch it.
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Monday, 15 February 2010

Things I've learnt #8,482


Parker blue ball-point refills leak in the washing machine.
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Valentine's Day

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I hope everyone had a happy Valentine's Day.

Yes, I know it is a commercial rip-off and rampant exploitation but we don't buy gifts, just have a nice meal. Not that we need an excuse for that.

It is also, by pure coincidence, our half-anniversary.

And the Kookaburra? There was one sitting on a power pole across from our bedroom window, laughing as we sat in bed drinking the first coffee of the day.

Laughing with us, not at us, I hope.
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Wednesday, 3 February 2010