Saturday, 28 November 2009

Absolutely amazing.
Currently watching NasaTV on my computer and it is televising LIVE the arrival of Atlantis from the International Space Station. The Atlantis will touch down in 7 minutes at Kennedy Space Centre in Florida time of Friday 8.44am. The time in Sydney is now Saturday
 1.40am Aust EST.

(Nasa Photo)

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

CSI's Bobby Dawson, stand-up comic, filmmaker & all around misfit has a twitter account - ItsAHardG - where he regularly posts twitpics from his various acting jobs.

These twitpics were taken from the set of SVU with Chris and Mariska.


Monday, 16 November 2009

Atlantis and Crew Prepare for Flight
The STS-129 mission will be commanded by Charles O. Hobaugh and piloted by Barry E. Wilmore. Mission Specialists are Robert L. Satcher Jr., Mike Foreman, Randy Bresnik and Leland Melvin. Wilmore, Satcher and Bresnik will be making their first trips to space.

Atlantis and its crew will deliver two control moment gyroscopes, equipment and EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 1 and 2 to the International Space Station. The mission will feature three spacewalks. The mission also will return station crew member Nicole Stott to Earth and is slated to be the final space shuttle crew rotation flight.
Atlantis will launch on the STS-129 mission
Monday at 2:28 p.m. EST Nov. 16, 2009.

You can watch the launch live on nasatv -link

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Friday the 13th
Happy Birthday to me.

My only wish is that  the coming year is an improvement on this last year. I feel I need to make a 'bucket list' and persevere with it. No more puting off things till tomorrow ... or the next day ...week...etc.

Twitter - greggrunberg
Happy Healthy Birthday to all
Friday The 13th Babies celebrating today!!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

The choice of 'Daisy Bell' was a tribute to the IBM 704, which, thanks to the brilliant programmers at Bell Labs, became the first computer to sing, way back in 1962. The popular ditty from the late 19th century was chosen by geniuses John L. Kelly, Carol Lockbaum, and Max Mathews as part of a demonstration of speech synthesis.

You know I would love to get a ringtone
of "Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do?".
It would be brilliant to hear that verse
everytime my mobile phone rang. lol.

Friday, 6 November 2009

I had planned on going to the shops to stock up on some groceries but the medication I am on has drained my energy so will spend the day just pottering around the house. The weather is overcast and miserable back to wearing long pants and shirts. I love the freedom that warm weather gives you when you're not laden down with winter-weight clothes.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

I had an appointment today with my doctor to check if I was able to go back to work, after he spent sometime manipulating my shoulder here-there-allover, he decided I need to have xray and scan done to see why there is still some pain in shoulder.

Afterwards,  I had to go into work to fill out an incident form and drop off doctor's certificate and receipts on monies I had paid for appointment, while I was in the office I had a chat with my supervisor and office manager to discuss my future hours as my contract is coming up for renewal... both very supportive and will wait on results of xray and scan to see how many hours I lose or will be increased (before this problem I had been asked if I would like to have an extra 5 hours a week). was chuffed that at 56 yo I have been offered more

My work is physically demanding and  I don't want to push myself that eventually I have to retire with injuries/wear'n'tear. Manager said there is a possiblity that if I drop to 5 hours less a week on contract they could still give me relief work to bring it back up to my present workload. So basically its a win/win situation.

Monday, 2 November 2009

A lazy day today, lots to do
but because of my sore shoulder I have to take it easy.

I am still waiting for my annual leave to be approved I sent it in over a month ago but because my supervisor was on leave for 3 weeks, she is only now attending to it ... not happy...because now others in my team have put in request for their leave now. Cross fingers she processes by date not top of pile.

Yeh! I know I'm having a whinge but my leave is for the Christmas and New Year weeks, we get so much tourist traffic over this period plus Christmas shoppers that it is quite stressful to drive in amongst them ... especially near the beachs as the tourists tend to rubber-neck and potter. lol

I drive over that small bridge, at the bottom
of the photo, each day to get to work,
Avoca Beach
A couple of times a week I visit clients here

Copacabana (Central Coast))
and here also.

Shelly Beach (Central Coast)
This beach is up the road from where I live.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Today I spent just pottering  around the house, I have decided to change the colour schemes of various rooms and am tryin to visualise how they will look when painted a different colour.