Friday, January 26, 2007

Happy Australia Day

Well Aleisha and I made the mistake of venturing out of our house on Australia day, what were we thinking! To cut a long story short when we were waiting for a bus to come home I saw a women throw her old bus pass on the ground. Crikey, thats un-Australian I though, so I mentioned that she dropped something, her response was that it was used and she didn't want it any more. I said but its Australia day shouldn't you be looking after your country by not littering, her response, I look after myself. Next year we will stay indoors.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Goodbye Dr G

Since today is Dr G's last day we had a group BBQ at Cameron's swanky new (well renovated) house last night. It was an excellent evening with plenty of meat and home brew being consumed. Now that Greg has left I may have to start writing writing my thesis as it doesn't look he will have time to do it in Chicago, slacker.

The Group

Thats hot - Mikey

Cameron and Greg


Sunday, January 21, 2007

Symphony in the Domain

Last night a bunch of us headed to the Domain for our yearly dose of culture. The Sydney symphony put on a free performance so I figured it would be an excellent excuse to drink wine and eat cheese. It was an excellent night and the music was also pretty good.

By 5pm the crowds were starting to form

Would you like some chips with that dip

Sunday, January 07, 2007

In search of the Tawny Frogmouth

We headed off to Centennial Park to try and spot some Tawny Frogmouths. While they have the reputation of being somewhat difficult to see during the day we had a location where thay were sure to be. In the end we didnt see any but managed to some other interesting locals.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Cargo Cults

I am currently reading "The God Delusion" written by Richard Dawkins (he also wrote The Selfish Gene) and must admit that I am quite enjoying it. One of the many things that I have been enlightened about is the existence of Cargo Cults. Rather than trying to explain them myself I will simply refer you to the Wikipedia description of Cargo Cults as well as a classic example of one in the John Frum movement.
I guess these bazaar beliefs dont seem that far fetched when you consider that even today some educated (and I use that term very loosely) people believe in similar religions such as Scientology , Mormonism and others that have been around for even longer.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year

We decided to join the masses of people (mostly Poms) and welcome in the New Year from Mrs Macquaries point. It was an excellent day of relaxing in the sun and enjoying the Christmas spirit. Sorry there are no photos of the fireworks as I couldn't be bothered lugging my tripod around with me.

Aleisha and Iain

Millions of Poms