Sunday, 28 December 2008

All in a day..

Christmas has come and gone with little fanfare here but I hope all readers have had a safe and happy time.

With new car and feeling a little down I decided fishing would be the thing to do. Not much happening on tv except the cricket and quite frankly that is as boring as watching paint dry at the moment. Not having wet a line in ages, I was quite adamant I would catch the first fish....and YES, I did but wait for it.... none worth keeping, they were all too small.
Here you see the 2nd biggest silver bream which was about the size of a cigarette packet. Oh well, better luck next time.

Time to move camp and head to a different spot when driving a mother cassowary and her twin chicks were walking across the road. Cassowaries are an endangered species with approx only 1500 left. Cassowaries are the third largest bird on the planet. They feed mainly on fruits and people are discouraged from feeding them as they become too familiar with humans and can rely on them for food. Cassowaries have been known to attack and have powerful legs with which they use to attack and possibly disembowel their victim. I stopped the car as the chicks kept running in front and then when attempting to pass he would run back and forth, eventually we got past, all the while momma was happily eating roadside keeping a watchful eye on the enthusiastic chicks.

Here in my own backyard every afternoon there is a visitor of a male peafowl or peacock. He wanders through my yard, minding his own business eating any insects that he finds. Every night you can here the cries of the peacock which is said to occur during mating season, I have yet to see a female pea hen. Tikky and Felix, the masters of the house were delighted when they first seen the giant bird and crouched in the grass. The peacock was non-plussed and walked straight past them, and now I think they have given up on a feast that only pussy cats dream of. I have been trying for a few weeks to get a decent photo to share with you all and so far this is as good as I can get.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Nun's Rant for the Day

I been busy , moving house, buying another car and generally vegetating. Every now and then, mainly every day I have a rant about something but today I have a few to share.

Chief Dunce award would go to the parents from New Jersey who complained a store would not ice their sons name upon his birthday cake. Come on, surely they can't be that daft to not know naming their son Adolf Hitler would cause some mumblings along the line in the little guys life. Yes it is every parents right to name their offspring as they choose but in extremely bad taste to name one after a most despicable man of history. I am even more amazed that they were allowed to register the boys name as such. The one to suffer in all of this is the child, the parents are full of their own importance. Bunch of idiots. No other way to describe them. The above picture describes them to a T.

Late last week Victorian Police shot and killed a 15 year old boy
at a skate park. Allegedly he was waving two knives around at various members of the public and threatening police. It has been reported that the teenager was sprayed not once but twice with capsicum spray to no avail and yet he continued to threaten the police. The police involved say that when he advanced toward them waving the knives around, they opened fired and subsequently the boy died. There has been calls for the supposedly non lethal tasers to be issued to members of the police force. A very sad time for the family and friends of the young man, and dare I say just as devastating for the police involved. If one can forget for a moment the age of the young man involved, how else would you expect the police to act if a person was threatening to harm others with a just as lethal weapon? It only takes one wrong move and anyone close enough including the police could of been harmed or killed. The law is the law and if you can run amok and threaten people with weapons, then you expect to be dealt with until you are stopped. What would the outcry of been if any perpetrator was allowed to continue and possibly maim or kill another. We can ask what if for eternity but on that fateful day, what if didn't come into it. The situation was dealt with for there and then, not what if. Nothing will bring the young man back and the grief for his family would be immeasurable.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Rana Verde Asada

Imagine my horror at this tasty morsel I found this morning after a night of a few rum and cokes and cooking pizza and spring rolls... poor little guy.

Monday, 8 December 2008

To be OR not To be Educated..

Time and time again you hear people say that being educated in the sense of going to a university or college matters nothing. I think it don't matter either but it is glaringly obvious as to how one gets treated if the difference is there. I kinda get pissed off when I feel people patronise me. I may not have a degree or diploma but I know bullshit a mile off when I see it. Don't pat me on the head and say there, now. I follow gut instincts and am fair to say those instincts are rarely off the mark. I don't surround myself with fellow people who are part of an in crowd, I have no need to boost my standing in life in any way, shape or form. The dictionary is an interesting book, lots can be learned from it, but if I have to converse with half the vocabulary from the book of many words and meanings to be thought worthy then go find your entertainment elsewhere.
As this post originally started out about the differences in how people interact and treat others according to education standards, today I received an email telling me that the Holocaust is being removed from the UK schools curriculum as it offends the Muslims who apparently believe this travesty and waste of human lives never existed. I could not find anything, anyone out there shed any light on this or is it just rumor mongering at its best?

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Don't Sack Bidgood

James Bidgood is a naughty man who should be thrown out of parliament according to the Opposition.
Mr Bidgood took a photograph of a man who had doused himself in petrol and then threatened to set himself alight. He offered to sell the said photo to a newspaper in exchange for a $1000 donation to charity. There are howls from the corridors of Parliament House for Kevin Rudd to reprimand the errant MP or sack him.
Marat Aminov's parents have been on a bridging visa for the last 10 years here in Australia and in desperation over the plight of his aging parents, Aminov thought this was the best plan to draw attention to the agonising situation his parents face.
There are calls for an inquiry and a code of conduct to be written up for all members. While one understands the terrible and anxious time it must be for the parents, if they have been waiting for ten years for the visa rigmarole to be sorted, who was in power for most of those last years? Not the current government but the now whining opposition. As for Bidgood's photograph, well if it wasn't him then any other member of the public could of done so. Here we have a man who went to extreme measures to draw attention to his parents situation but the Oppositon's criticism and harping on about it is all hot air. Do you really care about a member of parliament taking a photo or a lunatic attempting to set him self alight in a public gallery, afterall Aminov ultimately got the attention he was originally seeking.

Monday, 1 December 2008

The Seven Layer Meme.

Here is the latest in meme's from Sunday Stealing..

LAYER 1: Tell us your...

* Name: Joanne
* Birthday (month, day): March 5
* Birthplace: Launceston, Tasmania
* Current location: Cairns, Queensland
* Eye color: dark blue
* Hair color: black
* Height: 157cm
* Righty or lefty: first name should be always..kidding
* Zodiac sign: Pieces

LAYER 2: What's...

* Your heritage: I'm a convict lol
* The shoes you wore today: none, went barefoot
* Your weakness: jam
* Your fears: no jam
* Your perfect pizza: seafood, no anchovies, who eats them stinky hairy fish?
* Goals you’d like to achieve: to say goodbye at those in control
* Your first waking thoughts: did i fart in my sleep?
* Your best physical feature: my eyes
* Your most missed memory: my dad, Jaimi and February 2006

LAYER 3: Do you...

* Smoke: yes and flames appear out of my nostrils when seething mad
* Cuss: when I have to
* Sing: like a cat whose tail has been stood on
* Do you think you’ve been in love: I know it
* Did you go to college: nunyaa
* Liked high school: only when I was class clown
* Want to get/stay married: I'd like to but it isn't necessary
* Believe in yourself: no
* Think you’re attractive: no
* Think you’re a health freak: definitely not
* Get along with your parent(s): no
* Like thunderstorms: Not all the time , at times I get afraid
* Play an instrument: I can play When the Saints go Marching In on piano lol , does that count

LAYER 4: In the past month have you…

* Drank alcohol: yes, not enough though
* Smoked: yes
* Done a drug: only caffeine, that's a drug so they say.
* Made out: nunyaa
* Gone on a date: no
* Gone to the mall: no
* Eaten an entire box of Oreos:. eeew how could anyone do that
* Eaten sushi: never in my life have I eaten sushi
* Been on stage: not in last month, but life is one big stage isn't it?
* Been dumped: no
* Gone skating: no
* Gone skinny dipping: as if I would, too many nosey parkers in this town
* Stolen Anything: never

LAYER 5: Have you ever…

* Played a game that required removal of clothing: Of course, I lost until I cheated
* Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: a few times but no hangover the next day
* Been caught “doing something”: nunyaa
* Been called a tease: never
* Gotten beaten up: plenty
* Shoplifted: not on your life, people who shop lift need hands removed

* Age you did get/hope to be married: once I did, don't believe in fairytales
* Numbers and names of children (either you have or want): nunyaa
* Describe your dream mate: dark, handsome, and quiet
* How do you want to die: hopefully quickly, painlessly and after sex
* What did you want to be when you grow up: paramedic or nurse
* What country would you most like to visit: come on, those who know me, know the answer to that.

LAYER 7: Now tell...

* Name a drug you’ve taken illegally: many moons ago, pot
* Name a person you could trust with my life: Jameeca
* Name a favorite CD that you own: The Hum of Life and AcDc...Back in Black
* Number of piercings: two
* Number of tattoos: no...women and tattooos unless tastefully done are yuk
* Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper: not on most wanted list thats for sure but approx 6 times.
* Name a past experience that you regret: I regret the amount of trust I have placed in people in the past.

Baby Bird...what is it?

Does any of the readers know what kind of bird this is?
Today I was sitting near by back door when this little fellow just appeared. It cheeped so quietly I quickly looked around to see where Felix was, no problem there, fast asleep on my dining table. Happy to leave him there for now, I wasn't going to allow this one to end up as his dinner.
The chick was so calm, it let me walk up and pick it up, no hassles.
Not being in a position to care for it myself, I rang wildlife rescue people and within half hour, they arrived and took the chick into care where it can be properly looked after. I have no idea what kind of bird it is.
As much as I love my cats, I can't stand to see them eat helpless animals.