[First Filed: December 28, 2008 @ 08:08]
Just throwing a lifeline out there to find out what there is to do in Canberra to bring in 2009 ??
Gots nowhere to throw my own party, and wanted to find some events to attend.
Don’t really care about people’s ‘private’ plans, but if anyone can be helpful to let [...]
[First Filed: December 25, 2008 @ 16:55]
Gungahlin Al has sent in his Christmas Tree. Christmas havving 12 days we’re still taking entries.
Send them in to email@example.com
Slideshow of all entries below:
From a previous thread
#195 posted by Disposable
07:56, 24 Dec 2008
I did the Screensound/NFSA tour years ago and it was fairly spooky. I have also done one of Tim the Yowie Man’s awesome weird Canberra tours, definitely recommended and a lot of fun.
Apart from the NFSA surely Canberra’s most haunted spot has to be [...]
I have been delegated organiser of a get-together of friends (40ish year old women). I am thinking a really nice breakfast/brunch somewere on the southside or city, preferably outside with a lovely setting. Any suggestions of places to go would be great.
Oh, and please don’t suggest Silo – I know it’s fantastic and all that [...]
I spent Christmas day with the Jews, Moslems, Sihks, Hindus and atheists of the world at Melbourne Zoo. I stood on the parapet and watched as the Zoo Keepers fed the still wet and bloody head and shoulders of a newly slaughtered goat to a pack of hungry African Hunting Dogs. The large crowd roared [...]
[First Filed: December 22, 2008 @ 09:02]
I’m not really here, just doing the Christmas trees.
And a fine crop we have with contribution, respectively from Danman, CleptaK, and Nik73.
If you want your Christmas tree features just email it in the firstname.lastname@example.org
Slideshow of all the entries below:
Out of nothing other than idle curiosity, I’d be interested to find out how fast my fellow Canberran’s are when connected to the Interweb.
Do a speed test at http://www.speedtest.net and post the results here.
For me, variable speeds anywhere between 4Mb and 10Mb download speed. Here’s one result from a few minutes ago : http://www.speedtest.net/result/378717055.png
For those [...]
Just in case you wake up tomorrow morning, unwrap all your presents, and then find your unemptied recycling and garbage bins out front… The hard working garbos and recyclers are taking a well earned break, no doubt disposing of some meats, and recycling a few tinnies. TAMS have issued a notice that garbage and recycling [...]
Apfel Pie was very impressed with the effort this bus driver had gone to.
But the cake was most definitely taken by Purp Penguin’s friends with a legendary feat of vomit bomb consumption.
If you want your tree considered for competition email it in to email@example.com
Slideshow of all the entries to date below:
OK it’s Christmas eve and you still haven’t got a gift for that special person, and you want to give a little piece of Canberra… What are some good local Xmas gifts? For one of my extended family, I picked up a bottle of Mount Majura Vineyard 2006 Merlot – you can almost taste the [...]
Hairy Noised Wombat has sent in the Bureau of Statistics’ contribution to Christmas Trees.
Only a couple of days to go, get your pictures in to firstname.lastname@example.org
Slideshow of all out entries below:
[ 23 December, 2008; 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] Duane Le Corey Michaels sits on the deck of his seaside mansion on the southern shores of Brazil caressing Burindi, his now fully grown pet tigress. He reflects on what once was and what is yet to come for him in the only way of life that he knows – the Cell Block way.
Yesterday was the Salvation Army’s Carols in the Town park, held at Lake Tuggeranong. It started at 5.00pm, but even with careful planning, i did not get there until 5.30pm.
There was a petting zoo, jumping castle, inflatable slide, face painting, music and ….. Santa!
Santa gave out bags of lollies – my kids were on a [...]
[First Filed: December 20, 2008 @ 10:07]
Last night I tried to crush my girlfriend’s insufferable christmas cheer by getting her to drive us around while I photographed Christmas light displays.
We planned to take in a variety of Canberra suburbs. But having begun in Amaroo there was nothing to be done but to finish it and [...]
I’d like to publicly thank Paul from ACT Towing for his Good Deed a few weeks ago.I had my newborn and three-year-old in the car, driving home from dropping Dad off at the ATO. It was a rainy day when we got up, and we drop him off so he doesn’t need to ride his [...]
After having lunch today with someone working at Australia Post, they let me know that if you really want your Christmas Cards to get through this year then follow these 3 steps.
1. Buy Australia Post envelopes, because they are made to survive the various large sorting machines that the envelopes go through. All [...]
Just the one tree in today from Thumper (Bundybear’s fraudulent entries will be ignored from now on).
Do you really want your family’s efforts to go un-represented? Send your pictures in to email@example.com
Twas a dark and stormy night…
Amid much slurping of fine wine last night, the ACT Writers Centre announced
winners for a range of awards for 2008. Here is the link:
At least one of the recipients is yours truly. But you have to guess who (or is that whom…).
Where they as bad as you expect or did you get so drunk you can’t remember?
This is pretty much how I get them, don’t ask me about the weird capitalisation
National Youth Week 2009 Grant Applications Are Now Open!
Youth Week 2009 runs from Saturday 28 March – Sunday 5 April 2009. The theme is Make A Move.
Small seeding grants are available to support organisations in developing and running Youth [...]
As seen in the Belconnen Mall this afternoon.
Chances are one of you is friends with the owner.
Care to explain the look?
The RSPCA has broadcast its horror after a live scalped possum was found in Kitchener Street, Hughes and brought into them.
The little fellow had to be euthanised.
Shame Hughes, Shame!
Please send queries on the status of International Men’s Day and associated awards to the MLA of your choice
The Minster for Women, Katy Gallagher recently opened nominations for 2009 ACT International Women’s Day Awards. The ACT International Women’s Day Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of women in the ACT community.
The Awards [...]
The Canberra Times has the astonishing news that the National Museum has run out of space for its collection.
This despite having an enormous building and nothing at all that anyone wants to see.
Flog some crap on Ebay is my advice.
It’s been doing the rounds but we haven’t done it yet.
Does anyone know the story behind these pictures of a burning ACTION bus?
[ 24 December, 2008; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The NCA is ringing the bells for a big Christmas Eve concert at the Carilion.
Some of you will be assembling complicated toys, I will be showing Notorious BOG all the new bars that have opened since in Canberra in the many years since he departed for Japan. But if you’re after something in between then [...]
Three trees in today.
In the first Bundybear submits an entry from Elizabeth, the South Australian Charnwood and hometown to Jimmy Barnes.
In the second is Huwr’s tree with dog adding cute factor.
The third is gtim108′s.
To enter the competition email your tree picture in to firstname.lastname@example.org
Slideshow of all the entries below.
UPDATED: The commenters (and my fact-checking fairy [...]
There’s no shortage of emos around here, and both Kevin Rudd and Barack Obama have been elected.
Despite all this the lawn stubbornly refuses to mow itself. The landlord is getting antsy and the housemates can offer no guarantees that nasty things do not lurk in the tall grass.
So I need a brush-cutter, a [...]
There’s been a rumour going around that the roadside water usage signs are presenting different results at any given time. If true that would do little to enhance community confidence in the water conservation message.
Between 11am and midday today I made a study of the signs on the Barton Highway, Barry Drive, and the Tuggeranong [...]
Our Chiefly Arts Minister has decreed that “Local composer Dr Ruth Lee Martin and musician and lyricist Peter J Casey have been named 2009 Creative Arts Fellows”.
Each fellowship is worth $45,000, which is not a vast amount to try and live on.
With his arts hat firmly in place The Chief has also announced the ACT [...]
johnny_the_knife has sent in this christmas tree as his festive offering.
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Slideshow of trees so far below:
My missus is very pregnant at the moment, and loves (actually, demands) constant massages. I’m getting bored of doing this all the time, and I’d like to line her up some time with a ‘professional’ masseuse as a treat.
Attempts to organise this in the past have been unsuccessful: About a year ago, I bought [...]