Tuesday, 23 September 2008

C2B 2008

Well the City 2 Bay has been run and won (definatley not by me) again. Another beautiful day greeted us on Sunday morning, 19 degrees, a light breeze form the north, perfection all round.

As I had done absolutley no training, I opted for the short version, 6kms, form Kurralta Park Centro to Glenelg. I was feeling pretty confident I could make the distance, as 6kms is not too far to run. I am not sure about my preparation for this though, the night before I had a steak and two beers, but I made up for it at breakfast by having a banana (?), I also had a sail on Saturday afternoon, which was pretty exhausting. The reach was only about 200 metres long, due to the wind direction in the Goolwa chanel, so lots of gybe and tacking training, quite tiring.

My time for the 6kms was 31.49, which was what I was hoping for, last year I did the 12km version in 1.02.38 or something like that, so I was on par with my last years pace.

Well done to all of the other Tiser runners, most of them posting PB's for the day.

29,000 people ran in this years fun run, so bloody good effort to all that made it out........

Friday, 19 September 2008

Media Club Bowling night

Just a quick post to show you what happened at the Adelaide media Club Bowling night! We filled 23 lanes at Norwood Bowl, 5 in each team, three from the Tiser. Two marketing (Retro Rollers and Team Tiser) and one Agency team (they called themeslves Teachers pets). Now I am a member of the Agency team, but I was damned if I was going to wear the outfits they were wearing! Great work team!

Agency Team, now you can see why I was happy to join another team, black and white are not my colours!

Resident Ranga Ryan, went as a contestant in Australian Idol, needless to say, he was mobbed by fans! After he took off his Idol T shirt he resembled a bus driver, weird!

Amy O, Lano and Jodie. Be happy Jodie, you cant win everything

Tiser FC - Great work team,

Scotty and Lano share a few tips (what is it with those gloves Scotty?)

No idea what Jodie is doing here?

Son shapes up for another strike!

Another great night, always a fun time on these bowling nights. We were a bit miffed with the lack of a 'best dressed' prize this year. KWP! (an advertising agency) went as a full bridal party and stayed in character the whole night, brilliant, even to the extent of sending a thankyou note to Jodie V on behalf of the bride and groom.

Now lets go windsurfing, should have some better material tomorrow, looks like its gonna blow.

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Resume normal service please

Oh yeah!

Well, after 5 - 6 weeks of 'what the hell am I doing with my life' talk and the reality that I will be living in Adelaide instead of packing up my (our) lifes to moving to Maui anytime soon, I have decided to get out of teh doldrums and Harden the fuck up!

After returning from Maui in 2006, I had a few problems getting back into the swing of things, was uninterested in work, fitness, wanted to just go sailing all day.....you know the feeling. It took me only a few weeks to get back into normal Adelaide life. Now after spending 3 weeks in Maui and having the best holiday of my life, the time to retuen to 'life' has taken 5 weeks!

I must admit, life in SA has been pretty fine, I have had some cool work functions, a day at the horse races (and getting paid for it) some cool lunches with frineds and clients, I have had some sailing time, a cool session at seacliff last week, I have the city to bay running race this weekend (probably do some training), but the best thing about the last 5 weeks has been coffee! So I dedicate this post to my trusty coffee machine...

Aint she a beauty? I have had this cheapie sunbeam special for about three years now, best $199 I ever spent. Makes a bloody good brew. There is such an art to making the ultimate home made Machiatto or flat white (thats a latte for you seppo cafe crawlers)

Step One: Have good fresh coffee, freshly ground if possible, or I cheat and use Vittoria espresso blend. Pack tightly in the coffee cup, making sure you twist the wedge when packing, turn on machine and make espresso (short black) fill 3/4 of cup (use proper cups)

Step two: make sure a good creme is covering the top of the shot, other wise its a waste of time, gotta have a cream!

Step 3: Fill the milk jug half full and start the milk frother (technical term) and start frothing, making sure to have the steam sitting just on the surface of the milk, heat milk while frothing until unable to touch bottom of the stainless steel frother.

Pour milk into side of coffee cup, making sure to make pretty patterns, patterns are important! Notice crema on coffee, num num num!

Drink while reading paper.