DIY Weekend…

Thumper 11 July 2008 25

So little rioters, what’s happening?

Hamster racing in Weston park?

Aardvark training at the Griffin centre?

The reading of the complete works of Emily Bronte at Kippax Library?

Shark fishing in Tuggrah lake?

Post away, the world (or at least, Canberra) awaits….

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25 Responses to DIY Weekend…
ant ant 11:00 pm 12 Jul 08

It’s time to be hitting the Patterson’s Curse and thistles, but trying to pick a time when it’s not frosty and not about to rain is the trick. Sunday looks hopeful.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 8:04 pm 12 Jul 08

bubzie said :

Canberra gangshow, 7:30pm tonight, and tomorrow, and 1:30pm tomorrow as well, at erindale theatre! 🙂

Last time I went to this my car was broken into in the car park at Erindale (about ’01 me-thinks). I haven’t haven’t been to a Gang show since.

Genie Genie 5:22 pm 12 Jul 08

Anyone know any information about the Zoo’s Birthday celebrations this weekend ???

One would think they would put something on their website.. but alas no !

Meconium Meconium 1:34 pm 12 Jul 08

Good comparison with the Young’s, Woody; I didn’t know you were such a beer man.

Admittedly I prefer the Young’s too, but a nice Russian on tap goes down well on a bleak afternoon.

Kramer Kramer 9:59 pm 11 Jul 08

Nosey – “…today I am purchasing two mountain bikes…”

Another victim of le TdF effect. I have noticed even during the first week, the increased bike presence on Canberra roads, paths and trails.

bubzie bubzie 5:16 pm 11 Jul 08

Canberra gangshow, 7:30pm tonight, and tomorrow, and 1:30pm tomorrow as well, at erindale theatre! 🙂

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 5:12 pm 11 Jul 08

Friends over tonight for a curry night – accompanied by fine wine and home made beer.
Family night tomorrow in front of the telly with kids video’s. A tad domestic but enjoyably fun.

I had planned to play golf but with this wind and my hook the ball would end up smacking me on the back of the head.

Can those going to Lenny Henry throw on a post over the weekend to tell us how it was? I’ve been to his previous concerts but this one caught me by surprise. He’s always been very good.

AussieGal83 AussieGal83 3:21 pm 11 Jul 08
jvb jvb 2:29 pm 11 Jul 08

Lenny Henry tonight, discoduckdiving with Nude Antz at the Mawson Club Sat night

Crikey Crikey 2:14 pm 11 Jul 08

A-League Grand Final Rematch at Canberra Stadium on Saturday
This Saturday, Hyundai A-League champions Newcaslte Jets will take on the Central Coast Mariners in a grand final rematch at Canberra Stadium.

Newcastle Jets v Central Coast Mariners
Canberra Stadium, Bruce
Saturday, 12th July 2008
Kick off 1:00pm

Tickets are available through all Ticketek outlets, online or by phone 132 849

2008 McDonald’s Kanga Cup participants get free entry with display of their tournament ID at the gate.

needlenose needlenose 1:56 pm 11 Jul 08

Frequently Asked Questions is back for another of our regular gigs at Casino Canberra – free entry; smooth jazz by the main bar from 9pm to midnight; nice and warm post-Lenny Henry, dinner or a movie. Should have suggested it for the RiotAct drinks!

FredJ FredJ 1:26 pm 11 Jul 08

Off to see Lenny Henry tonight. Think I’m going to have to hit the Wig to try the stout first – thanks for the tip Woody.

Thinking about heading to Brucey Stad for the football tomorrow…

Then off to Thredbo for the first time this season on Sunday – can’t wait to see how the new bindings go.

Thumper Thumper 12:17 pm 11 Jul 08

Indeed, these posts originated before the Dark Ages…

madman madman 12:06 pm 11 Jul 08

RiotACT drinks are on Sunday

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 11:51 am 11 Jul 08

Nosey said :

Great post idea Thumper.

These are traditional on the Riot (every Friday, except when someone forgets and they show up on Saturday) going way back to the Beforetime, when Johnboy stalked the land, and he would wake up bloodied from the previous night of storyhunting.

All that Icky Thumper has done is change the format slightly.

Nosey Nosey 11:29 am 11 Jul 08

Sorry to double post.

Great post idea Thumper.

Nosey Nosey 11:28 am 11 Jul 08

I’m hoping the weather improves as today I am purchasing two mountain bikes and a kiddie trailer to tow my two girls in.

If it does improve, around Lake Ginninderra I go.

Go Northside. WOO HOO

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 10:59 am 11 Jul 08

The Wig and Pen is showcasing four stouts for the season (including the infamous Russian Imperial), and you can get a tasting tray of all four with tasting notes for $9. Tried the Fiery Aztec yesterday, described as a chocolatey stout laced with jalapenos. It was OK – maybe smoked chipotle and chocolate essence a la Youngs Double Chocolate would’ve been nicer.

Overheard Overheard 10:57 am 11 Jul 08

This can warm you up tonight:

Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys plus McKenzie-Jones at the Merry Muse.
Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys is a zydeco swing dance band featuring Queen Juanita (ex Blues Cowgirls) on vocals and piano accordion and Dr Zot (from Allez-gator and Dr Zot and the Rhythm Project) on guitar.
Polish White Eagle Club, David Street, Turner. From about 7.30pm. $15/$12.

Apropos another thread about radio, I meant to mention that for anyone who’s into jazz and swing and cruisey sort of music, Artsound FM have two hours of music from 10am to midday, interrupted only by news on the hour and the odd station ident or tasteful sponsor’s announcement. It will be a bit elevator-y for some, but worthwhile checking out if you like uninterrupted music. 92.7FM and 90.3FM in the Tuggeranong Valley.
Disclaimer: I’m an (unpaid) volunteer announcer on Artsound.

Rug up, kiddies; I’m orf shortly to be beside the seaside for a week-ish.

Kramer Kramer 10:52 am 11 Jul 08

Cross Country (XC) mountain bike racing at Kowen Forest on Sunday morning. I think Sunday should see a hint of Sun and a slightly damp/grippy course, so it should be perfect conditions for taking my heart to redline for almost 2 hours.

More details on the CORC website.

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