Thursday, December 31, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!
"Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.
His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"
Sunday, December 20, 2009
While looking at youtube i found this clip and thought it is pretty good, alot of people have misconceptions of how gay men spend their life.
With this clip it clears up alot of them, anyone who thinks that all gay people are a certain way and all like the same things like Cher, Musicals and keeping the house clean it will open your eyes..
Enjoy....i know i did
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I first woke up around 2 hours after i went to bed from a really weird dream, i cant remember exactly what it was, but it was like this big ball of air was coming out of me and the air was evil .........
i am one of those people that seems to have weird scary dreams , i couldnt go to sleep for about 20 mins, i just walked around and then read a little...........hopefully when i go to bed later i will have pleasant dreams
Later on i woke up with a cramp in my left leg, i could feel it happening but i didnt want to get out of bed and i was trying to stay asleep but i had no luck...i had to get out of bed again, i was walking around for about 3-5 mins before all the cramping sensation went away.....
It made me think of a friend of mine who has epilepsy, it has affected his legs with when he is walking around looking like he is drunk as the muscles in his legs are going, he told me that he often gets cramps in his legs.........i one time gave his legs a massage and as soon as i had finished doing it he got a cramp in his legs
its bad enough getting cramps now and then but to get them all the time ewww no thankyou..
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Well it seems that a German women inventor Eva Tinter have invented a portable toilet for women..
It says that it can absorb up to 475ml of lady pee (pee is pee isint it, wonder why they wrote lady pee)...anyhow if the female really needs to go alot the bag can contain up to a litre...
How it seems to work is that they have put absorbent polymers that turns the urine into a gel into the bag.(maybe its like that stuff they use to add moisture to the ground)
Also it says that the gel prevents unpleasant smells and the bag can be disposed of in rubbish bins, and its not harmful to the environment.
The inventor said "It can be used in cars or to avoid dirty toilets or at open-air festivals when you don't want to queue,”
The Ladybag comes in packs of three for about AUS$20.
It seems that it has a wide opening and can be used squatting, sitting or standing and it's tiny enough to fit in a purse.
Would you use it as im not sure i would, but then if i got caught somewhere and was really busting to go i might use it....
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Anyhow the old manager sent an email saying she was going to travel from where she lives, down to where we are (around 2 hours travel time)
It was so cool to catch up with her again, talk about what she has been up to and us saying how we want her to come back as the place has gone a little sterile, it used to be fun and had loads of people who we would help daily, but now we dont do that as much.
It was a good time for her to come down as well, as the walls in the area are all getting painted, one wall has a heart and tendrils coming from it, another is an aboriginal painting (a rainbow serpent), some are aerosol paintings, (spray cans) and some are the old painting by hand, some of the children and teenagers in the area have been helping to paint as well
Ive been taking photos of all the different paintings as they have been going along, once they are all finished i will try to add some of the pics on here.
It looks so cool though, the brick walls are getting life. Its good with all the different types of paintings and different cultures as it shows the many cultures we have in the area...
Friday, December 11, 2009
Sure he looks different but it is still the same him, dont you find it weird when things like that happen.
It feels like another lifetime ago.
I dont do the things i used to do 20 years ago and when he was around, like going out to nightclubs and coming home at 5am and seeing things i had never seen before like 2 guys kissing, guys dressed as women, loads of guys in little lyrca shorts that hid nothing (if you get my drift) and the first gay porno that was showing in a club i went too (i dont want to watch another one of them ewwie)...
Im glad i did things that i did when i was younger as the memories of them are so great...
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
This weeks show was about Thai Introduction Agencies.
First you meet Ronnie Conrad of Anglo-Thai Introductions, he is a match maker for Western men who come to Thailand and want a Thai wife, he talks about how he meet his wife.
Ronnie is soon to have a Mrs Conrad number 4, she is Khum Mam, 21, Mam,'s mother had brought her into Ronnie's offices just a few days previously, he claims that he "fell in love on the spot" but admits it took Mam "a few hours" to fall in love with him.
Mam and Ronnie had gone into his office and got close and warm, while her mother waited outside.
As Louis was walking along the street with Ronnie who was trying to drum up more business as he needed more men Louis started reading the brochure,he found it said that "with Thai women, there is no such thing as having a headache", when Louis asked Ronnie what that meant, Ronnie said back that women are brought up in Thailand to look after the man and that the women goes along with what the man says (so im guessing if a man says sex now, she has to have sex with him)
You tube of Louis with Ronnie
Next we meet Lawrence "Dream Weaver" Lynch of Thai Professional Introduction and we meet a client called Lake Palmer who is 56, he is a perpetual loser-in-love from Great Yarmouth who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder
When Louis first meets Lake, Louis asks him why he chooses Thai women, he says he is 56 very much alone and life is passing him by, if he could find someone to love and take care of and they love him in return he would be happy, we find out later that Lake has been married twice
When he arrives at Lawrence's office, Lawrence talks to him about how to treat a Thai women how Thai women dont like to be touched unless they know the person very well
Lake is introduced to a women and straight away he acts like his hasent been near a women for awhile and is not to sure what to ask, he does ask if he can hold her hand and she says no, (later he is holding her hand as they walk to a restaurant) he tells the women he meets that he is free of outstanding loans, he dosent own his house but he has a long rental agreement.
He does comes across as pretty scary to me, he stands over the women and if it was me i would want to run away, i feel sad for him.
Youtube of Lake talking to Lawrence
At the end of the show and two days after Lake's disastrous first date, a euphoric Lake has met and married Panom Yeesoon nicknamed Jad in a Buddhist ceremony, Lake seems really happy and cant believe he has married, as he says "if you see a bargain do you let it get away, someone else might buy it" it was chemistry and meeting of minds.
Lake Palmer appeared on a english chat show in May 2001 and revealed that his marriage was over. Lawrence Lynch's introduction service had cost him £10,000. Palmer claimed that he had been ripped off and was now deeply in debt.
Jad had strung him along for eight months before dumping him for another rich European man, leaving him £12,000 in debt. Ringing her constantly he had a telephone bill of £1800 and sent her £1500 and lavish gifts. Jad was refused a visa as it turned out she was still legally married to another Englishman. Ever hopeful, Lake continued to correspond and send money until April 2001, when she told him in a telephone call she had met a Belgian man and didn't want to know him any more.
Lake suffered a nervous breakdown.
Lawrence "Dream Weaver" Lynch now runs his Thai Professional Introduction Service from a violin shop in Kidderminster.
Ronnie Conrad's marriage to Mam lasted just eight days.
Monday, November 30, 2009
It seems his girlfriend who is supposed to be hot and all that is jealous if another female rings him on his phone.
He asked me if i could tell her i am his aunt, so he moved the phone near her and i said im his aunt and he thanked me for it, but i couldnt hear her at all.
Seems strange to be jealous of every female that rings him, and why is my nephew with someone who gets this jealous, i hope he dosent end up staying with her as his life will be misserable.
One of my ex boyfriends girlfriend after me was very jealous, this one time a few months after he and i had broken up i receive an email from this women i didnt know asking me who i was as she had found an email i had written to him around 7 months previously and telling me how my ex boyfriend was a cheat.
1. he is my ex boyfriend
2. i have moved on with my life
3. HE IS MY EX BOYFRIEND, who cares if he cheats.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
It seems his wife died in 2003,as he was so traumatised by the death he started to sleep on top of her grave, he did this for 20 months till he got sick of the cold so decided he would try to have his wife with him another way.
He decided to dig a tunnel so he could be by his wifes grave when he wanted too,his children noticed the tunnel and stopped him from using it.
What he did next sounds really weird, in 2004 he dug up his wifes corpse and took it home with him he then moulded a figure around the skeleton using clay and dressed the body up in women's clothing and make-up.
Every night he has his wife by his side as he slept
Mr Van was quoted as saying. "I'm a person that does things differently ... I'm not like normal people,"
Saturday, November 21, 2009
The person was someone i used to work with and someone who i used to go out with every week to Oxford St in Sydney (before you ask im straight, i have gay male friends)
The last time i had seen T was around 15 years ago, it felt so strange standing there talking about what we used to do, about going to a Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and a Sleeze Ball, she started talking about one of the guys we used to go with A and how he now lives in London, i told her about the other guy G and how i had just started talking with this guy again.
When i got home i added her to my facebook page which i was then able to find the guy in London so we have started talking now, it seems strange, i have memories of the first time he told me he was gay as he dosent act gay.
My reaction was ehh so your gay who cares your still you, he stood up to give me a hug as im guessing he thought i wouldnt want to know him afterwards, i couldnt care less if he is gay or not it is just a sexual preference, not who he is. He was and im sure still is a very sweet nice guy who used to make sure i was protected when i was out with them
People were we worked used to ask me if he was gay or not, my answer was always that i didnt know, as to me he was still A, so what if he likes guys.
Looking at his picture on facebook, sure he has aged as im sure i have, but i still have the memory of this sweet young man who i used to go out and have fun with every week.
Now all i have to do is keep in contact with these people as i am really bad at that, if i dont see someone for awhile and dont talk to them that way i rarely ring, sms or email them.
Wow thinking about this brought back a memory, around the time i started going to Oxford Street was the time i bought my first mobile phone, a Nokia 100 Analogue from memory it cost me $495.00
On the left here is a picture of what a Nokia 100 looked like, wow it seems strange.
The phone on the right is the phone i have now a Sony Ericsson c510
Friday, November 13, 2009
A few months ago i had a clean up around my house and bagged alot of things that i thought i might be able to sell
This one place i do volunteer work for i usually turn up around 3pm and see what needs doing, but as i had my bags of things to sell i got there at 9am ( they have a market day every 2nd Thursday, people can go there to sell their items for free)
Needless to say everyone was shocked to see me there at that time, the manager in shock asking what i was doing there at that time (no-one seems to believe i can get there early)
Anyhow i did sell quite alot of my things ( i went there with 6 big garbage bags and ended up with 1) i ended up making close to $70 for waking up early for once and on things that i would have normally thrown away, pretty good hey
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
It seems the guy on the left of me thought he could move as well and he moved
Luckily i was traveling slowly and that the roundabout is pretty wide as the guy came out from the left (a P plate driver) and almost hit my car, as i normally watch pretty carefully as im driving we luckily didnt hit, but i was thinking OMG what if i was going just that little bit quicker, i would have been in a car accident.
I had to stop my car in the middle of the roundabout or we would have hit and he just drove along like he had to care in the world.
I hate when that happens, it always seems to be the other person hitting my car as people seem to be impatient
Sunday, November 8, 2009
But today i woke to a knocking on my door, (it was around midday), when i walked to the door and opened it, it was one of the men who lives downstairs standing there.
He had a wallet in his hand that looked alot like mine and it was it seems i had left my wallet on top of my car yesterday, which come to think of it could have easily happened (i was doing 3 things at once).
Anyhow thinking it was probably my nephew banging on the door i went and opened it in one of my most worst nighties and now i feel moritifed that i answered the door this way and half asleep.
It was not actually how i wanted my neighbours to see me.
Monday, November 2, 2009
5.7% Viet Nam
But today i found out that one man who lives around the area is as phedophile he looks about 50 years old, it seems that he had previously paid a younger boy to perform oral sex on him.
Today it seems that he walked up to this women who was holding a baby and started to harrass her and push at her (to me you dont touch anyone who is holding a child), she turned around and hit him breaking his glasses when he fell down.
This area has many children walking around an a shopping centre, the man had walked into the shopping centre with the children (who are around 10-15 yrs old) following him, then the children stood around him telling him to buy them stuff and not leaving him alone till he does, from what i saw he had bought them smokes and food.
After that i found out that he is known by the police and they are keeping an eye on him.
He is a creepy type of man and i always wondered why i felt strange when he was around me and now i know, but ewwww
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Ive been here around 5 years now and i remember to go buy her a present it was just a doll or colouring in books, but now she is 12 i have to buy her more grown up things, what i bought for her was some stick on nails, glitter tattoo's, a lip gloss and some bendy pencils, i still wanted her to feel like a little girl a bit which is why the pencils, but i suppose the pencils are grown up as well....
After i left there i went to a community garden that i have and go sunburnt again, i seem to like being sunburnt lately lol
Now i have a cake in the oven a Banana Walnut cake, just waiting for it to be cooked, which reminds me i should go check it bye
Friday, October 30, 2009
I have pale skin with freckles and and now sitting here looking at my sunburnt arms and can feel the burn on my face
I have a scar on my forehead from when i was younger from tipping a cup of coffee onto my head, what happens is when i get sunburnt part of my forehead is brighter than the rest, im sure if it was dark i would be able to light up the room with it
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I could have written about the house inspection i had
An event i went to, to celebrate Mental Health Week ( im the photo taker of all events)
The banana cake i make for people who have diabetes, very simple to make and very yummy (yes im diabetic)
The flyers i have made lately
A story i found on the net about women and how they like young men (i will write about it when im in the mood)
About my silly cockatiel, who i give a bath too and hates it as he dosent like being held (he wont go near water even if i put some in his cage other than to drink, and i read that birds need to have a bath at least twice per week)...
But ive written nothing about all of them, but one day im sure i soon will hehehe
Thursday, October 8, 2009
A few people had gone to a certain area and some where talking about God and how God is Good and other where saying Hitler was Good..
Why this made me laugh was how some people seem to be really what i think Brained Washed in thinking of God, and that they dont seem to be able to see other things..
People where saying things like it says blah blah in the Bible, so i asked them if they could tell me in which verse it said this and i would go look and if they where correct i would leave them be, no-one could tell me which verse certain things where said ...
Another was that i brought up that God allows us to have free will, so dont i have the right to think the way i do...
From this i got told that i was confused and that i didnt know what i was talking about, but as i have said above i asked them where abouts in the Bible it says such things..
The people who where saying Hitler was good said that they belived in God as well, but they wanted to mess up the God people and see what sort of reaction they would get...
I dont understand why people seem to think only through the Bible and act as if they are Bible Bashed, but then god made us all different and they have the right to think that way..
To me Yes i believe in God, i believe we are all here for a reason and that we all do think differently, but i dont like people trying to push their ideas onto me and being being told that i am wrong as i dont think like them ...
Sunday, October 4, 2009
We have gone 1 hour ahead, normally it dosent affect me with going an hour forward, but today im all confused time seems to be running out really quickly and my bird is surprised im putting him to bed so early.
Daylight saving ends in New South Wales on Sunday 4 April 2010 at 3:00 am, when clocks will be put back one hour.
There's some history about how Daylight Savings started in New South Wales if anyone is interested in reading it.
Daylight Savings History
Thursday, October 1, 2009
So far i have made Herb pull apart bread, where what you do is make the herb bread and you cut it into 8 pieces, you then get some ham and cheese and roll the sides of the bread into the ham mixture then you place it in a round cake dish and let it rise for around 40 mins and then bake it
It comes out really yummy as the ham and cheese have melted and gone into the bread.
This week i made a sorta concoction, i got Sao biscuits and i had chocolate pudding, custard and passionfruit.
What i did was i made a layer on Sao biscuits in a container, made the chocolate pudding pouring that onto the Sao's and then made custard and put that onto of the chocolate pudding and then passionfruit on top of that.
It sorta taste ok, but it was a little weird.
This week or next week i am going to make Vanilla Slice with the Sao biscuits, i remember my mum making them and they where really yummy, so im gonna have a try.
I found a recipe for them so i shall see how it works out. This is a link to the Vanilla Slice i am gonna make if anyone wants to make it
Even though i make all these foods i end up giving it away to friends of mine, they really like it when i get in the mood to cook hehehe
Maybe i will take of picture of the Vanilla Slice, but im pretty lazy with that stuff, but im sure it will taste ok
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Some of what i do is be a receptionist at a referral centre, help people fill in forms, make people feel special by speaking to them and finding something about them that i will praise.
Another part is i put together a newsletter for the area, people send me in articles i go through these articles try to make them sound a little nicer, look for spelling errors or just normal grammatical errors, make the article look nice then put the newsletter together, with a fun page which consists of a recipe, a find a word and some trivia or jokes.
We used to have a manager and the person we have there now is in an acting position, so another part i do is that i get internal emails anything that i think can help where i do my volunteer work or issues that may be coming up, i send them to another person who works for this same place.
Today i received a phone call telling me there was a luncheon on tomorrow and im thinking yeah ok, but it seems that someone has put my name forward for a Volunteer Award, and tomorrow there will be a luncheon to receive the award.
Im surprised about getting a nomination as i dont do volunteer work to get awards, but it is nice getting something to say thankyou for the work i do.
This all might seem weird how i have written this, but last night i had 5 1/2 hours sleep and im really tired at the moment, but im trying to keep myself awake and go to bed close to the time i normally do...sigh........
Sunday, September 20, 2009
The White Australian Policy
On 5 June 1901 the Immigration Restriction Bill was introduced. Thought to be the first step towards the 'White Australia Policy,' the most controversial part of the Bill was a dictation test which was aimed at keeping Australia a 'white-society.'
The language dictation test was based on the tactics of the Natal (South Africa) Immigration Restriction Act 1897. Rather than immigrants appearing to be prevented from entering the country on the grounds of race, the test used literacy to discriminate against non-Europeans. Legislation involving a similar test had already been introduced for the same purpose in Western Australia (1897), New South Wales (1898) and Tasmania (1899).
There were some politicians who objected to the policy. Their objections, however, were not on the basis that it was racist and discriminatory, but because it did not go far enough in ensuring the 'racial purity' of a white Australia.
Under pressure from its allies, the British Government attempted to curb Australia's Immigration Restriction Act. The Bill was ammended by allowing the 50-word dictation test to be in any European language (not just English).
The Act essentially prohibited anyone from entering the country if they were found to be mentally ill, carrying a contagious disease, likely to be unable to support themselves, contracted as a manual labourer, or to have a criminal record.
The Act also allowed immigration officers to test any migrants (but was aimed at those who were 'coloured') with a 50-word dictation test in any European language before they could enter the country. Statistics show that between 1902 and 1903, out of the 805 times the dictation test was conducted, only 46 people passed.
After pressure from a number of countries, particularly Britain and Japan, in 1905 the Act was changed it allowed the dictation test to be administered in any language.
This amendment did not improve the circumstances of the non-whites trying to enter the country because they still could be tested in a language which they most likely did not know.
If anything, the number of those who were allowed to enter the country decreased by 5 percent between 1904 and 1909, as only six people passed the test which was conducted 554 times.
Maltese applicants were given a test in Dutch. A political activist who spoke
several European languages eventually failed when he was tested in Gaelic. If
they complained that they didnt understand the language it was written in they
were still made to do it. As the law said they could be given the test in any
This technique continued to be used by Customs until the early 1960s
The second component of the 'White Australia Policy' was the Pacific Island Labourers Bill.
The Pacific Island Labourers Bill dealt with achieving the deportation of the group which was of major concern.
At the time that the Bill was introduced there were around 10 000 Pacific Islanders (also derogatorily known as Kanakas) living in Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
Mostly from Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands, since 1863 they had migrated to Australia to work on the sugarcane plantations
Despite assisting the growth and prosperity of Queensland's rapidly expanding sugarcane industry Australia wanted them gone
The Act placed severe restrictions on Pacific Islanders. They were completely prohibited from entering Australia after 31 March 1904
The very few who were exempt from the Act were those Pacific Islanders who had come to Australia before 1 September 1879, to work as crewmembers on ships.
A number of the Pacific Islanders who had come to Australia quite some time before as youths and had worked hard to establish a life for themselves. Some were leasing farms, or even owned their own house or had children in Australia. Confused about why they should have to leave, a number sender petitions to the Governor of Queensland, the Prime Minister and even the King. In 1906, the Commonwealth government accepted recommendations from the Royal Commission to allow several exemptions from the Act. For many, though, it was not enough. The final deportation lasted from the end of 1906 until the middle of 1908. A total of 1654 Pacific Islanders were allowed to remain in Australia.
I remember being told about the test when i was younger and found it a little strange that people who wanted to migrate to Australia had to do these tests and also thought it was not very nice that people who came from Asian countries where given the test in another language which they couldnt understand.
From heresay the people where told that they had to do the test if they wanted to live in Australia and they should know how to answer the questions, being told "how much do you want to live in Australia then if you cant do the test"
I didnt know about The White Australian Policy till i got older, im gonna come across racist here as i can see why it was brought in as people fear what they dont know, and some of the problems that are happening in Australia are from people from other countries.
But then the other side, it would be like me closing my eyes and not appreciating the world for what it is and i wouldnt know about some of the different foods and sayings that i have learnt.
To me i think that everyone is the same, it is just that we look different as of the countries we come from.
Call me racist if you want, but i dont care as people who know me, know that i am not racist.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
She wanted a certain song added as her Ringtone and i wasent sure how to do it, but i found this clip from Cnet and it shows you how to do it step by step.
Its pretty easy to do as he shows you perfectly..
Hmmm i cant see how to add the clip here so here is the link to it Iphone ringtones
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The lady was of a larger size and all i could think was how she would probably be so embarrassed.
I was talking to one of the cashier in the supermarket i was in and he was telling me how the chair had broken on the weekend with a poor women falling onto her face, what the shopping centre had done was just screw the leg back in.
The chairs have been there for i dont know how long.
Hopefully this time they fix the chair properly or get new chairs
The last i saw of the lady was that she was sitting outside with 2 ambulance officers seeing to her, she was asked not to move from where she fell by the ambulance people but she stood and walked outside. It looks so she may have hurt her back but hopefully she is ok.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
The first one i thought i would write about is Australian Football League or AFL as most Australians know it....
In 1857, Tom Wills, one of the founders of Australian Football, returned to Australia after schooling in England where he was football captain of Rugby School, being a cricket player he advocated that there should be a game that could be played through winter to keep the cricket players fit.
Wills wrote a letter in 1858 to Bell's Life in Victoria & Sporting Chronicle, stating the need to form a "foot-ball club"
Thomas Wills got together with William Hammersley, James Thompson, and Thomas Smith on May 17, 1859, to draw up a set of rules.
The game that was drew up was to become Melbourne Rules Football. They borrowed liberally from other football codes, Gaelic football (kicking and marking) Rugby (shape of the ball and the body contact) and soccer (the positional names) Players could swap clubs during the season and the premier was decided by consensus.
The Melbourne Football Club was formed on August 7, 1858 – the year of the code’s first recorded match between Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar School.
When the game first started in 1877, it was called the Victoria Football Association (VFA).
The competition included as Foundation clubs
- Albert Park,
- St Kilda.
In 1866 some early rule changes were implemented, with the introduction of time limits for matches and behind posts next to the goal posts, the winning team became to be the one with the most goals scored in a set time.
In 1873 team uniforms introduced. Previously sides where distinguished only by their caps.
In 1897 the system of scoring points was introduced.
Up until 1868 Australian Rules football had been played in two halves but that year four quarters were introduced into the game. Around the same time umpires began playing a bigger role, now bouncing the ball (instead of throwing it up) at the start of each quarter and after each goal.
In 1897 the scoring system was formalised with six points being awarded for a goal and one point for a behind. This scoring method still remain in place today in the modern game. In the same year the first finals were held (won by Essendon).
The foundation clubs –
- St Kilda
- South Melbourne.
In 1908, Richmond and University joined the competition.
But after the 1914 season, University left the League.
- Footscray (now the Western Bulldogs),
- North Melbourne (now the Kangaroos) joined the VFL.
In 1982 South Melbourne where moved to Sydney becoming The Sydney Swans
1987 the competition expanded with the teams below joining
- West Coast Eagles
- Brisbane Bears.
In 1990 VFL changed to their name to AFL, after that three more teams joined in the following years
- 1991 Adelaide
- 1995 Fremantle
- 1997 Port Adelaide
Foundation club Fitzroy merged with the Brisbane Bears to form the Brisbane Lions (after the 1996 season).
How things evolved for AFL
1879- Football was allowed on M.C.G
1858-1891- The creation of football began and certain decisions where made to decide the structor of the game. 1887-20 players where agreeded for each side more where allowed if agreed.
1896- Oct 3rd new rules including crossbar on goals, abolition of behinds and no marks under ten yards. Throw-ins to be from ten yards either side of the goals were introduced
1955- 15 yard penalty was introduced against offending players this stops players holding the man. 1962- V.F.L- replays were permited on Saturday nights.
1966- Umpires are instructed to cut ball ups penalise the flick pass and give frees when scrimmages delop.
1976- Two umpires are used for the first time.
1979- V.F.L. match played in March For the first time.
1988- May 11- The V.F.L.introduced the 50 metre penality
1994- Feb 9 - In addition to the final eight, the A.F.L. reduces the length of the quarters to 20 minutes plus time added on for stoppages.
1980- The match of the day was broadcasted for the first time.
There are now 16 teams that play each weekend.
Players each year are up for an award called The Brownlow Medal, its in the memory of Charles Brownlow who was veteran of over forty years with the Geelong Football Club and the VFL.
Some Links for AFL Pages
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
- I used to drink loads of orange juice easily 2-3 litres per day, so one day i decided to stop drinking it, it was really weird as when i stopped i got ill, i got headaches and felt sick, if i let myself have a little bit of orange juice i felt better, so im guessing i was addicted to orange juice, sounds weird huh....
- I love to read, from an early age i was read too and i was encouraged to read books by myself, i remember reading a book by myself, im guessing 9 years old, it could have been earlier but im not sure...i am always reading and can loose myself easily into any book, if i dont read i start to feel strange as if part of me is missing, hehe at one stage i think i got through almost every Barbara Cartland book, i rarely read love stories anymore, but at the time i was reading Barbara's ones i enjoyed them...
- I love to play World of Warcraft, i can easily spend hours on there playing away and sometimes dont get off the computer till 4am, which makes it hard to wake the next day...
- I do volunteer work, ive been doing it now for around 10 years or so, i started of working for St Vinnies, but now work for another place where i talk to people who have mental health issues make them feel worth being around and help people find jobs, put together a bi-monthly newsletter that goes around the area i work...
- I have a bad habit of playing with the skin around my nails, i pull the skin off when it feels dry...
- I have very hard nails, if i go to scratch someone i hold back a bit as i dont want to pull any skin away which i can easily do, my nails also grow pretty well, even though they grow in weird shapes.....when i was younger i did something to the pointer finger on my right hand (i cant remember what i did), but i remember it growing back really weirdly, now the way the nail grows, it takes skin up with it, imagine the feeling you have when something is under your fingernail and it is annoying, i always have that........ive had my finger nail taken off to see if that was the problem but the problem is still there.....
- I have something called Lingual Tonsils, what that means is that the tonsil tissue has grown into my tongue, hence my tonsils are at the back of my tongue, i have a really bad gag reflex from it, i cant have things in my mouth much or i feel as if im going to gag, sometimes having a toothbrush can cause the problem, ive had my tonsils taken out twice, the first time when i was around 5 (i got told he didnt cut them out properly and left some of the tonsil tissue in my throat), then second time when i was 15, but as i said i have lingual tonsils, so i still have my tonsils hehehe........
- When i was young around 3 or 4 years old i pulled a cup of coffee onto my head, burning my face and scalp a little, my mum told me that one of my eyes had a big blister over it but it eventually went away......you can see the scar tissue on my forehead only when i get sunburnt as it goes redder, i have a problem when i go to a hairdresser, when they use the hairdryer on me i have to tell them to be careful of my forehead, which some of them forget to do grrrr......
- If i get sad i write poems and i do have some of the poems i wrote on this blog, but lately i havent been sad so i havent been able to add any poems on here, not that im complaining....
- Between the ages of 16 and 18 i was taught to cook at TAFE, i didnt get a certificate from the course as i had to do science and i really cant get my head around science, my brain seems to work better with being able to see examples.......i did learn to cook though and can make many types of food, but ask me to cook something simple like steak of sausages im a little confused, i know the principle of cooking them but its not something i can do as easily as something fancy say like a greek chicken pie....
- I love learning trivia, you could call me a geek but i just love it, i love finding out things like. When you blush, your stomach lining also reddens.... i think this type of stuff is cool
- I have 4 nephews and 1 niece, one of my nephews and my niece are by marriage, so i find it weird calling them my niece and nephew as i didnt really have very much to do with them....
- My big toe is longer than my second toe, not sure what that means, but there ya go.....
- Both of my parents are dead, my dad dying about 15 years ago and my mum dying around 5 years ago, i wear my mums wedding ring, but as she had smaller fingers than me i wear it on my little finger, so i dont loose it i wear another ring in front of it, the ring is probably not worth much, but it is my mums and it would hurt me alot if i lost it
- I love to do any type of craft work like sewing, painting, knitting, decoupage, sticking things together, making jewellery (i rarely buy earrings i make my own to suit) i have sold some of the things i make but i get easily bored with what im doing and move onto the next thing...
- Im a horder and alot of times it annoys me i wish i could throw away some of the stuff i have, and before you say why dont i, i often do, every now and then i sit down and go through things i own and get rid of them
Now to think of something else i can write about next time hmmm
Sunday, August 30, 2009
- I have locked myself inside the house --- one day it was really windy and the keys where in the door , my keyring has loads of other keyrings without keys, (i used to collect keyrings) somehow they got stuck and i couldnt get the door open from inside (the keyrings had managed to wedge themselves into the door and at the time locked the door) i rang a neighbour who couldnt push the door open as we found out it was locked, luckily i have a spare key in the house and was able to push that under the door and then i was able to go back outside...........anyone else done that??
- I fall up stairs, not sure how i do this, but i rarely fall down a flight of stairs, i fall up them instead
- I have really long hair now and instead of washing it when i wake up, i wash it at night time like 9pm and wait forever for it to dry.
- I have a mark on my chest from when i had chicken pox, my mum told me that of course i scratched them and one got pretty infected and turned into a sore, it stayed there awhile and finally after a month or so it dropped off leaving this dent
- A few years ago i shaved my hair down to a number 1 blade and when i did i found a scar on the back of my head, i didnt know i had one and when i asked my mum she told me that i fell over as a child and thats how i got it.........what is more weird is that i was going out with this guy and he had a scar on his head almost in the same spot.
- I have a weird way of seeing things, people when they first meet me dont seem to understand me, so i tell them i am ecentric to make them feel better...there is a line from a tv add that says look outside the box, well thats me, i see humor in things that others dont see at all and often will be laughing and people wondering what im laughing about.
Im sure there are others things i do, but cant think of them right now and i dont wanna make this blog longer than it already is...
Friday, August 28, 2009
So i thought hmm lets see why they say that
1. Bella has no outside hobbies,
When she meets Edward all the friends she was making she dosent seem to want to know anymore, and of course she dosent get the chance to really know Jacob
2. The guys are totally unrealistic. as it says in this article
Mike Newton brings Bella “sandwiches and an array of sodas to choose from” (118). I know guys can be nice and all but unless a guy is the girls boyfriend ive not seen that happen in real life
3. Bella is brainwashed.
Edward could kill her and he dosent, do you know of any female who would stay around a guy even if she loved him loads when she found out that he was a vampire espically when Vampires like blood and Bella is forever falling over cutting herself.
4. Bella is a domestic diva.
When Bella moves in with her dad she starts to cook dinner for him every night, she does all the laundry and keeps the place tidy
Now how many female do you know who would move in with their dad and look after him like Bella is doing, i know i wouldnt be cooking each night for my dad and doing all the laundry.
So what do you think, is Twilight bad for your love life, or maybe the book has the female in outdated rolls
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Your conscience may not keep you from doing wrong, but it sure keeps you from enjoying it.
Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.
Misers aren't much fun to live with, but they make great ancestors.
Be careful what rut you choose. You may be in it the rest of your life.
The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.
When you see the handwriting on the wall, you can bet you're in a public restroom.
Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.
The real reason you can't take it with you is that it goes before you do.
Junk is something you throw away three weeks before you need it.
Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were.
A closed mouth gathers no feet.
A man (or woman) who can smile when things go wrong has found someone to blame it on.
A modern pioneer is a woman who can get through a rainy Saturday with a television on the blink.
The world is full of willing people: some willing to work and some willing to let them.
Money isn't everything....there's credit cards, money orders, and travelers checks.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Anyhow this time when i buy a phone i want one that rings really loud...
I went to Whirpool, which is a site that has information about different ISP's, hardware and software for computers and alot of stuff on that line.
So i went to the Mobile area of the Whirpool website and wrote that i am looking for a phone that rings loud, one person answered me and gave me all the information i can need.
He told me of a Website called GSMArena, on this website it has alot of phones, they do tests on these phones and it also tells you the sound volume that comes out of the phone, which is what i was looking for.
Thought i would share this in case anyone else is on the lookout for a new Mobile Phone.
Friday, August 14, 2009
I had lined up at the checkout the person putting my items through the scanner and the next minute i see the manager of the store and the guy escorting a lady back into the shops.
It seems this guy with the trolley is the security guard, and he is undercover.
What happened was a lady had gone into this supermarket i was in and she had walked out the store with a loaf of bread in her bag, the security guy had saw her, it seems that this lady is known in the shop and the manager was talking to her as the took her back in.
I think i heard that the manger say that she had the chance of the police to turn up or pay for the bread or something like that, she chose of course for the police to not turn up
Around 10 minutes later i saw her walking around as if nothing had happened, with me i would have been crapping myself.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
On Thursday last week i recieved a letter saying i had an appointment for today, the problem was i couldnt make it today so i had to get the time and date changed.
On Friday i rang and got some young guy who didnt know how to change it or the number of the people i needed to speak too, said to me with a giggle in his voice ring back Monday.
Monday i ring back - i am given a different number to ring, i ring to be told they need to speak to another person, they couldnt get this person and would ring me back~~~didnt recieve call back.
Tuesday i ring again twice - first time, i will call you back when i get this person, 5 minuties later i recieve a call, sorry we cant get this person, i will keep trying and will ring you back.
.............................................. second time, sorry cant get the person you need to talk too, will call you back
Within this time mind you, i recieved a call from some other person reminding me that i had an appointment saying they had been trying to ring me and this was the fifth time, (first time i got it, no other calls on mobile)
Told this person i need to change appointment,
response was "oh you cant do that"
me - ive been told i can,
other person - oh you've been told that, i will transfer you through to another person,
Transfered to someone else, after a few minutes, sorry i cant get through to the person you need, i cant change it.
Today i wake up, says 4 missed calls, they had been trying to ring me, i got through to the person who i have been talking to since Monday and yes appointment was changed.
But grr, all that work i had to do just to change an appointment.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I dreamt i was holidays in another state of Australia and then this other person who i havent seen for over 10 years and dont ever really want to see again in my life is somehow on holiday with me, on the day he turns up i need to be leaving and want to go back to my hotel to make sure i have packed everything.
On the way back this person who says is my brother is with me (mind you i dont get on with my brother) and he is on my back.
We are walking back to The Hotel through what looks like a big car park to get my bag and my brother is telling me that he wants to get rid of my old friend and not go back with him, that we should sit next to each other on the plane home.
These 2 guys jump out of nowhere, and tell me they are looking for a guy for the night for sex, i tell this one guy that the man on my back is my brother and we are on our way back to Sydney, so the guy says thats ok we best let you go that your busy, i say goodbye to the guy and continue to walk
I am worried about this friend (who i dont like) my brother telling me to keep moving that we need to move, or we will miss the plane home.
I turn around and these guys ask my old friend if they want to go with him for the night, my friend dosent like gay people and said something nasty back to them and when i turn around the two men are bashing him like i saw my nephew get bashed last year, i feel bad that i am leaving him and want to go help him and then i woke up.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
FIVE THINGS TO SAY IF YOU GET CAUGHT SLEEPING AT YOUR DESK:
5. "They told me at the Blood Bank this might happen."
4. "This is just a 15 minute power nap they raved about in the Time management course you sent me to."
3. "Whew! Guess I left the top off the Whiteout. You probably got here just in time."
2. "Did you ever notice sound coming out of these keyboards when you put your ear down real close?" AND THE NUMBER ONE THING TO SAY IF YOU GET CAUGHT SLEEPING AT YOUR DESK:
1. Raise your head slowly and say, "...in Jesus' name, Amen."
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Where i work the manager is leaving and she has asked if a scrap book can be made for her of people who work where i work as well as the events that we have.
I am the one who takes photos when an event is on and i place these photos onto Flickr , i had been getting lazy with adding the photos to Flickr and decided yesterday i would take the photos off my camera, make them all pretty looking, and add these photos to Flickr as well as get some more photos i have for the scrapbook for the manager and print them out.
The thing is that i do the photos on my laptop and then add them to the desktop, so it takes a bit of time to do them as im sure other would know who add pics to Flickr.
I had the photos finally onto my USB stick and was about to go to the desktop and one of my nephews "S" turns up.
Its 10.30pm he walks in, S "can i use your computer, i will only be 30 mins"
Me yeah sure, but i need to do something ok
I sit in the loungeroom watching the end of the movie, its now 11.20pm
Me walks to the computer room, "um 30 mins is up, i need to do something"
S, shows me his watch, i will be 15 more mins
Me, 20 mins later, i really need to do something on the computer
S, i will only be a few more mins, i just need to do this
Me, 25 mins later, ok a few mins is up I Need To Use The Computer
S, Oh ok if you have too, but you can leave the iphone plugged in
Me, i need the usb slot
S, but i need phone charged
I end up doing something else completely, and did today what i needed to do today.
So why is it that the days i have nothing i really have to do, no-one turns up, nothing exciting really happens, but the day i decide to do something people turn up??
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Some parents are seeing it another way it seems, thinking they can drop of their children if they cant handle them anymore
But one 34-year-old father deposited nine children ages 1 to 17 at Creighton University Medical Center -- and then walked away.
"I was with her for 17 years, and then she was gone. What was I going to do? We
raised them together. I didn't think I could do it alone. I fell apart. I
couldn't take care of them."
It seems that the mother died a year and a half ago after a cerebral hemorrhage and the father, Gary Staton, felt he could no longer look after his children
It says that the poor children are “struggling to varying degrees with what’s happened to them.”
I know at times that you get sick of your children, but i always thought deep down that most parents loved their children. Myself i dont have children, but have many friends who have children of all ages. I dont really understand the love most parents have for their child,
I read somewhere years ago that when a child is born it is like part of your heart is torn away from you and placed into that child, so shouldnt it be hard to not want to protect part of yourself??
Friday, July 24, 2009
What was this guy thinking, Oh gee I am
a total Reject!!
This guy i dont get at all, why tattoo squares onto yourself
A different think to do to your arm when you have lost half of it, i wouldnt have thought of it
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
One thing i often see is people who are looking for WoW birthday cards.
Ive previously written about how i made a card for my sister as well as talked about how i play the game World of Warcraft.
So i thought i would have a look to see if there are birthday cards or even cards that have something to do with WoW and below is what i found
Ding IRL Grats
WoW Goodies - you can buy T-shirts, caps and stuff
It could be that people are looking for WoW TCG cards
TCG Cards (trading card game)
I just find it strange that people are somehow getting to my blog cause when i type in WoW birthday cards, or World of Warcraft birthday cards i dont see my blog at all...
But now people who are searching for such a thing will have a reference to go too...
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Men loose about 40 hairs a day. Women loose about 70 hairs a day.
A person remains conscious for eight seconds after being decapitated.
The first human sex change took place in 1950 when Danish doctor Christian Hamburger operated on New Yorker George Jargensen, who became Christine Jargensen.
Unless food is mixed with saliva you cannot taste it.
On average a hiccup lasts 5 minutes.
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
A newborn baby's head accounts for one-quarter of its weight.
If all your DNA is stretched out, it would reach to the moon 6,000 times.