Jan 31, 2010

Belated Christmas Gathering + Stuff

Well today was great! Got to catch up with the Flano's which is always a whole heap of fun. Even through the seemingly never-ending push for me to get my L's it's always fun to see them. Had a beautiful bbq for lunch and good ol' pizza for dinner. You can see the yearly photograph from today on facebook, as well as my brand new hair cut! Loving it!
So I'm about half way through my 6 days off from work. I didn't ask for these 6 days, just the way the roster was made and it certainly feels good to not have to worry about work. Even if it is only for a couple of days. Feels great to unwind, have a couple of beers just watching the sunset. SO beautiful the other night, I even got a message off Lil Jess asking me if I could see it! She should know by now, that if I'm not working, I am most definitely checking out the sunset at some point.
Also on Friday night, Brent, Steve and I drove out to Sefton to watch an Under 20s trial match. Funny how desperate I can get during the off season just to see some footy! I did see Dale, who I only spoke to briefly, but he seemed well. Big Bega smiling like usual, and Tui who was actually playing. Disappointing to see them put him on the wing but. He did not get much ball at all. Don't worry Tui, you will be there one day mate, just keep striving to do your best. So yeah, after that we headed back to the willows and met up with Mum, Annette and Jason who were having dinner. Bumped into Josh BM, Chapman, Little Wadey and Docker. And also Dan BM who fell into a damn fire! Lucky I didn't go on that camping trip. Last couple of days have just been great, I'm sure they will get better next week, Rips party on Wednesday! Beach Shack 2!!!
I ended my night tonight by playing Voya in some casual Fifa. He won the first game, however it was hardly fair as he was using his created player. It went to extra time and he scored a screamer close to the end so 2-1 was the score. No matter, once he had taken his unfair advantage off the field, the true skills were put to the test and of course, the fifa champ prevailed with a strong 3-1 victory. Heck every time I talk about Fifa it's like I'm writing a sports report.
Today I think I might end my blog with something different...

With any luck we'll be together someday but for now just let me say; My happiness is slowly creeping back, now that you're at home.

Jan 24, 2010

The Champ Is Here!!!

Well this blog you probably could have guessed will mostly involve me gloating about winning the Fifa Tournament for a 2nd time. That's right, 2 in a row now. Apparently the first one was a fluke but 2 in a row I don't think so.
During the regular round fixtures I was adapting and planning my game play for the finals. As I wasn't using my regular team of Bayern Munich (they don't cut it against David and Voya using Barcelona and Chelsea respectively)
I was using John's team. Inter Milan. I finished 3rd which placed me in the finals along with Voya (1st), David (2nd) and Danny (4th). We adopted a 1v2 and 3v4 Semi Final, with the winner of 3v4 versing the loser of 1v2. David lost to Voya in a tight one and I outplayed Danny, showing him the extra gear that the big boys use come finals. So it was David V Brad. The grudge match. Probably the match most assumed to be the Final... David was killing me all around the park previous to the tournament, but in the regular fixtures I managed a draw. Once again, I was fully focused and came away with a 2-1 win. David scoring a consolation goal right on full time.
So the final, Voya V Brad. No one expecting me to make it this far (Nick)other than Scott. Who believed I would win from the very start. Apparently the "Finals lived up to expectation". The most intense game I've ever played and I came out the victor! So $45 dollars was mine, but for me it wasn't about the money. More the pride and bragging rights. The final score 2-1.
That has been the most memorable thing since my last post, other than the Fifa Tourny, I've pretty much just been working and playing more, yes that's right MORE Modern Warfare 2. For a little while I did get a little bit bored from it, however that whole day of Fifa cured me. I'm now level 48, first Prestige.
I got another paycheck too! Working on average about 30 hours a week now, making $500-$600 a fortnight. It's not a whole lot but it's good because I'm not spending anything! So since Christmas I've already saved about $2000. I'm looking forward to Rip's get together sometime next week, I'm pretty sure Scott is too =P
So until my next blog...With any luck we'll be together someday but for now just let me say; to me you are perfect in every single way.

Jan 18, 2010

What a day!

Well today certainly has been the most interesting in a long while, it all started at around 8:30 where Scott and myself were waiting at Chester Hill Station, enjoying a croissant and a morning Mother. After buying our 'Daytripper' passes along came who I remember to be a cityrail worker who informed both Scott and Myself that a fine applies for leaving crumbs on the ground. That's right, there is no typo, crumbs. From a croissant. I responded by saying "You're joking aren't ya mate?"
"No, I am just telling you that a fine applies."
"If you can and want to fine me for leaving CRUMBS on the ground, then you go right ahead."
He walked away obviously, I think he was just pissed off because he had just swept that area and then we left some crumbs behind. Either that or his wonderful career choice. Either way, it was not the start I needed to what I wanted to be a fun day.
Scott and I then met Rip at Circular Quay station and caught the ferry to Manly Beach. We could not stop spitting either. Everywhere we went we felt the need to spit. Rightly so too. The day consisted of walking to and from the beach and shops, buying lunch and drinks from Hungry Jacks and someone's brilliant idea to buy a beach tent.
Scott and Rip also went swimming but I stayed in the tent for most of the day. Other than going to the toilet and the beach, where...well let's just say if you really want to know what happened in there, ask me in person.
So then at around 3:30-4:00PM we headed back, had some delicious mango ice-cream while waiting for the ferry and organised with Praveen to meet at Parramatta to watch a movie.
On the way back to the station there was an elderly couple walking by us. Then a younger man walked in front of them and accidentally collided with the elderly man. He then turned around and said
"Sorry, you're alright?"
Then the elderly woman then screamed
They then argued as to whose fault it was. It was only a little part of the day, but for some reason it really got to me. I began to sing "Where is the love?" following this because, I don't see why but an argument evolved from that little incident. There was no need for it, the man apologised. I just don't understand why we can't be more loving and happy and positive. Wouldn't the world be a nicer place if everyone got along, some dream huh? Well if not the world first then I will ask everyone I know, to be a little more forgiving and a little more optimistic. I will then ask them to ask there friends, and so on. Similar to that movie 'Pay it Forward'.
Well once we got back to Parramatta we had to wait for Praveen for about 30 mins. Of course we missed all the decent movies and really did not want to wait until 9:00 for the next Sherlock Holmes. We all decided that the next best thing was to go get something to eat. So Rip directed us to an Indian restaurant. I've never really had proper Indian food before but I was pleasantly surprised. As our lovely dinner came to an end so did our night. It was a great day with lots of laughs and definitely one I would like to do again. As this blog comes to an end so comes in my ending With any luck we'll be together someday but for now just let me say; to me you are perfect in every single way.

Jan 8, 2010

Drunken minds speak sober hearts.

Well it certainly has been a long while hasn't it? Well I've been pretty full with my schedule but I have taken the time tonight to blog.
Well where to start? Christmas has come and gone so quickly just like every year, was great to catch up with family that I haven't seen since last year!
Was also good to see "The Agnews" on Boxing day, along with Auntie Sandra, yes although her last name is no longer Dee she was once "Sandra Dee". Maya and Finn are growing up so quickly now too! It's just unreal.
New Years Eve was also alright, Michael, Brooke and myself were at my house waiting for Scott and Praveen to finish work, hanging with Simon and his mates and then headed off the James Wade's place where we all had a great time!
I especially would like to thank Brooke for being our sober driver and putting up with us for the night! You're so awesome!! xD As for Shane-o. Mate, just learn your limit!
So yeah, didn't sleep all night and had a power nap at 3 for an hour before work at 5 on New Years Day.
So yeah, also got to see Donna, Stew, Mahn, Bec and The Giffin's last week! OMG Shauna starts high school this year, that is so scary! I feel so old.
I've still been working a lot too, of course the pay isn't outstanding but I've earned over $1000 last couple of weeks, not bad for someone at Red Rooster!
I am now currently on my first Prestige in Modern Warfare 2, level 26. I am also now currently much below David's level in Fifa 10. I don't know whether I have dropped my standard or he has just risen far above me, but in any case I must learn from him to be able to stand any chance in the next tournament.
I still rape everyone else in COD.
Been getting too drunk too much over the last month, and I think it's time to take a step back, so I'm going to stop Drinking and you know what for a while. Sometimes it's better that my drunken mind doesn't let everyone know about my sober heart My body also could use a break from that stuff. I hope it's not too long before I'm able to blog again and as I leave you now I'm sure you know that with any luck we'll be together someday but for now just let me say; to me you are perfect in every single way.