Monday, August 30, 2010

My Couples Weekend

This weekend was a pretty lazy one. The girl and I did a bit of shopping but mainly just relaxed Saturday. I'm still feeling very average so it was nice to just do nothing. We worked around the house and then enjoyed a really beautiful tea before heading out to the Boho Bar for Erin and Kat's birthday celebrations. There was a big crowd there. Lots of old friends from my school days and also a few guys I hadn't seen for years. One thing I came to realize was that a huge amount of my friends are now in serious relationships. Its bizarre, a couple of years ago Domi and I and one other couple were the only people in a relationship. Our group of friends has always been a single group. Now a days it seems that all but a few have paired up. I guess we really are getting older.

We celebrated again Sunday night with a huge dinner at the Strand for Steve's birthday. Steve is a great friend of mine. We went through school together, played in a band together and have really stuck together through our adult lives. Him and his fiance have just bought a house in our area so its a great time for them. We drank wine and beer and enjoyed good food. The only downer on the night was that when Domi and I got back to my car some scum bag had keyed the tailgate on my ute. My car is only 12 months old so it pissed me off immensely.  I'm hoping I can buff most of the scratch out but we will have to see.

Friday, August 27, 2010

My Sickly Sweet

I'm sick. I know a lot of people already think I'm Fully Sick but this time its just regular sick, and it sucks. One of the worst things about working outside is working outside when you are sick. Its been cold, drizzly and horrible and feeling shit terrible doesn't make the horrid weather any better.

Steve and Bride stopped by our place on Wednesday night for tea and we chatted about them moving into their new house and everything else imaginable. It was a bit of a couple night but not too cheesy. We had plans to all go to the Nova Heaps Good Band Competition last night but I felt like absolute death and couldn't make it. Steve told me it was a great night and the two bands that won were amazing. I on the other hand was in bed at 7:20pm which was Awesome!

Last but not least this is a song that everyone in their lifetimes should here. It makes you realize how talented some people are and that you can make truly beautiful music with next to nothing. Bon Iver - Skinny Love.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My Mundane Weekend

Counting, counting and counting. That's really what the weekend entailed for Domi and I. We spent 15 hours Saturday at a election polling booth directing people, crossing names off and then counting votes. The money was very very good but the day was very very long and horrifically boring. It was about $500 each for us to work there but we started at 7:30am and by the time all 4000 green House of Representatives votes and 4000 white Senate votes were counted it was 11:00pm. We weren't exactly keen to hit the town when we finished so yes, you guess it, bed time. Its not something I would like to do every weekend but for the money it was worth it.

The rest of the weekend was pretty slow. Domi and I just relaxed and enjoyed not counting. After such a mind numbing day it was really good to just let your mind drift and relax. How was your weekend?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Blackish Tinge

Well for the last two days I have been pouring and finishing coloured black concrete. Its pretty much the same as normal concrete except for the fact that its black and gets on everything and it doesn't bloody come off. I am covered in it. I have one more small pour tomorrow and then I won't be using it for a while, thank fuck. Its shocking, and has changed my normally pale skin to a weird blacky brown. Yay for variety in my work diet. At least the finished product looks good.

I wish every photo I take from now on has a thumb in it. Woo.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My Weekend Wrap

The weekend was hectic. Well to be honest the last seven days have been pretty insanely busy. The end of last week, work wise, was crazy. We had to get a footing concreted because the forecast was for rain all weekend and this week so we worked like crazy and just got it done Friday before we got a sprinkle of rain. Friday night was an early one because I was on the job site at 6:20 and the job is an hours drive away! Saturday was another early start because I had a little job to do and the rain was predicted to get heavier. I thought I would start early and maybe beat it but I wasn't so lucky. I pulled up to the job and had barely gotten out of the truck when it started to bucket down. I worked like crazy for four hours in driving rain and was finished by 11 which I was overwhelmingly happy about. It was back home after that for an incredibly enjoyable hot shower and then off again.

After a quick shower and a bite to eat Domi and I went shopping for a new car for her. With the wedding coming up we are a bit pushed for cash but we really want to get her a new vehicle in the next twelve months. We had a couple in mind and so drove around to a couple of dealerships and test drove till our hearts were contempt. I think at the moment its a toss up between the new Mitsubishi Lancer and the new Mazda 3. We test drove a Holden Cruze but neither Domi nor I were a huge fan.
After doing a million miles in someone else's car we drove home to get ready for a big night out.

Saturday night was spent at the Adelaide Casino in the Balcony bar for Elyse's birthday. There was a lot of familiar faces and it was a really good night. I was annoyed because by about 11pm I was ready for bed. I had fun but even though there were flickering lights and loud noises I was having way to much trouble staying awake so It was off home to bed by around 12:30. God I live a rockstar life.

Sunday was pretty much all go as well. We got up and did some ridiculously exciting house work and then were off down to the Dublin for Bridie's birthday. Domi and I had a drink and a chat and then headed home to finish the house work excitement we had built before we left and then it were headed out for tea and Nathan and Cat's new place. The house they are renting is stunning and the wine and food was spectacular. Before we knew it it was late again and work was calling in the morning so we made the trek back home for a good nights rest.

I didn't do a lot at work yesterday which was bliss because I needed a day to get over the weekend. Such is life I guess. Bring this weekend on.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My Tumble

Yesterday was a pretty boring mundane day at work. Except for one small accident. I had a load of clean soil in the truck that had to be dumped, so as i do, I drove to the dump at Lonsdale to get rid of the soil. The load had a bit of grass and other rubbish in it which they frown upon so I had to try and hide it when I dumped. When you tip the dirt out of the truck you tip over the edge of a huge dirt pile that is about 10 meters high. I backed right up to the edge so everything would fall down the embankment and no one would see the grass. I had to swing the tailgate of the truck so it would all come out. That was where the trouble began. It was incredibly windy and so I had to really push the tailgate to get it to open. With one great push it opened up, and I lost my footing. I slid and tumbled the whole way down the embankment. The soil was all lose and I couldn't stop myself. I landed in a heap at the bottom and looked up to see and mini avalanche of dirt coming down on top of me. I think about a half a tonne of dirt landed on me and most went in my boots and pockets. I got up, dusted myself off and tried to climb back up the pile... I couldn't. I ended up walking the whole way round the dump to try and get back to my truck which was sitting, running, with the door open. I was very unhappy and also quite filthy. Just another day I guess.

Friday, August 06, 2010

My Energy Kick

Energy drinks are something that fascinates me. I wouldn't say that I am hooked on them but I enjoy drinking them and I enjoy trying new ones. The other day I tried and drank a Wicked energy drink. It had 33% extra energy in the can which seemed like a great thing at the time but was too much. I spent the rest of my morning feeling uncomfortably energetic and felt quite excited about the fact I was wearing a BLUE SHIRT!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

My Day Off

Today was wet, wild, windy and bloody horrible. It was to wet for us to be able to work on any of the jobs we have going at the moment so I had the day off. Days like these don't come around very often so I enjoyed it immensely. I watched a baseball game between the Phillies and the Marlins which was actually really interesting because American baseball is only on TV during the day time and I never get to watch it. The Phillies won the game which was good and then i did some exercise and now here I am.

I added a couple things to the blog today. The first is the exciting news that The Spud Blog now has a Facebook page, so head on over and check it out. You can even like it, if that's what makes you happy. The second is those nifty buttons at the bottom of all the posts. Instead of having to comment you can just leave a quick reaction. So check those out and if you don't like it I will throw a set of steak knives at you for good measure.

My Music

This is one of the songs that I cant get enough of lately. Its not the type of song I would normally listen too but it is probably one of the catchiest songs I have ever heard. Love it.

Here is Little Red with Rock It

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

My Photo Day

For one of the days last week I carted soil from a job site to a dump on the other side of Adelaide. Driving all day isn't the most exciting of things to do so i kept my self entertained by taking photos of everything around me. There was a dog who lived at the house were we were working. It was a Kelpie cross Blue Healer and had one of the best temperaments I have ever come across in a dog. It loved that we were working there and was a huge fan of the piece of meat pie that i fed it.

The next photo was one of two planes crossing paths in the sky. I thought it looked great when I saw it, so guess what? I took a photo.

On my last trip to the dump I saw an animal in the distance, I caught my eye because straight away I thought to my self, that is a strange looking dog. As I got closer I soon realized that it was a fox. Even though Foxes and normally very timid it was not bothered by me at all. I drove right up to it. Took a photo and then watched it stalk and kill a rather large rat.

My last trip for the day took my to the Stonyfell Quarry to get a load of rubble. It was a foggy, overcast day, so it proved for some great photos up in the Quarry.

Monday, August 02, 2010

The Weekend

This weekend was peacefully awesome. It was spent relaxing with Domi and chilling out with a group of special friends. Friday night was a perfect relaxing night after a pretty hectic week. Domi and I headed on down to Tilney's place. We ate pizza, watched the football and just hung out. Saturday night was a very similar night except at our house. It was actually quite weird seeing Tilney two nights in a row because she is always busy and so are we. It was great to catch up on everything because we haven't seen each other in a few weeks. She is someone I always have time for. Sunday night was spent with another friend who we haven't seen for a long time as well. Jess came up to ours and stayed for tea. She has been jet setting around the country lately so she was full of stories and as always it was just great to see her.

Dom and I also managed to finish our save the date cards for our wedding. We made the decision a couple of months ago that we were going to get married in the Valley of Fire which is just out of Las Vegas. Its going to be a bit of a stretch because, it is on the other side of the world, but all of my American relatives will be there and hopefully some of our Australian friends too. Domi did 95% of the work on the invites and they look incredible. I was relegated to putting sticky tape on things but I did it pretty well. We will be sending them out soon and hopefully some people can make the big trek.