It has certainly been a while since I last blogged, but the #ThursdayBlogChat with Jess from The Belle Lumiere and Kirstie tonight has given me that little push to write something tonight!
I was AWOL for a while as I was a bit burnt out from work & the whole job application/rejection cycle. I decided I needed to just chillax & not worry about work or uni or my blog over the Easter break. It certainly proved a much needed break as I just played video games for most of the long weekend & didn’t think about work or uni. It’s like deja vu all over again as with my previous job, I was constantly stressed & neglected a lot of things.
I read this article yesterday and it just reminded me about the whole “why did you build up North?” conversation I have had with many people. I’ve found myself having to justify why I chose to build my house in the Northern suburbs (aka South Geraldton!) so many times, and I was often left feeling stupid or bad that I made that choice. I have certainly researched it before building, yet that little hint of doubt creeps back every now & then.
But then again, I look at this picture & remind myself that I have made a choice & I am doing much better than a lot of people. It’s all about the bigger picture!
I had the chance to watch Ross Noble’s 2015 Australian Tour, Tangentleman over the weekend. I just admit, I’ve been living under a stone as I didn’t know who Ross Noble is or what they did, some friends were going so I agreed to go along. I figured, it couldn’t be bad as they’ve been before to other tours.
We watched the Saturday session over at the Regal Theatre and boy oh boy did I enjoy it! I went in not knowing what to expect, which in my opinion, is not such a bad thing as I wouldn’t be biased either way. We sat down in the theatre to this sight:
I still didn’t have any thoughts towards the whole thing yet, so I sat patiently waiting for the show to start. There was an ad that came on the screen for a charity that Ross was supporting (haha, we’re on first name basis now) called Riders for Health http://www.riders.org which gives people in disadvantaged countries skills & motorcycles to be able to provide health care to otherwise unreachable places. I thought it was a pretty nifty program & proceeds from the merchandise were going directly to this charity. I thought it was nice for Ross Noble to be doing that.
Anyway, the show then started & it was magnificent! He interacted with the front row of the audience & went on so many tangents from so many random things. I’m pretty sure you could not script the things he came up with. Like cmon, owl sex, give me krill & Darcy Watkins?? People at that particular show would know what I’m talking about. His jokes & demeanour was absolutely worth side splitting laughter & headache that ensued after. Tickets were well worth it as they were under $50 for the show that ran about 2.5 hours long, with a 15 minute interval. More bang for your buck than say, Russell Peters which was almost $200 but ran only for about an hour or so. Then again, they’re entirely different leagues so I really shouldn’t be comparing.
I would give that show a 5 out of 5 for its ingenuity, originality & randomness. To entertain a large crowd for nearly 2 hours takes some skill, especially when it’s largely freestyle. Kudos to the guy. 100% will be watching the next time he tours!
As part of my job I visit people in all sorts of work places, which includes supermarkets. Oh boy do they stock the strangest things on their shelves sometimes! I’ve decided they deserve a category of their own on my blog, hence Supermarket Finds.
On my trip to Woolies yesterday, these are the items I found.
Probably the most amusing one so far, De Gas. Though I’m not sure if you’d take it just before getting gas or at the beginning of the day as a preventative measure. Either way, I hope it works!
For all the Halo 4 fans out there, you can now stay awake with V while playing Halo! Clever marketing scheme on their part
Now this is an interesting one. My parents actually obtained a dummy alarm box to put outside their place in Malaysia. I suppose it might be handy in Malaysia?
Well there you have it for this installment of Supermarket Finds. I’m sure this will continue to expand as I keep visiting supermarkets, no doubt I’m tickled pink each time I go there. Happy weekend!