|Bearded Iris... I think is what it is called|
|Bearded Iris... I think is what it is called|
|Swing/Reggae band in a club we found by accident|
|They had a mirror over the band which is the only reason I could see them at all (it was a good idea for the shorties in the back!)|
|Jazz band in St Kilda at Clay Pots - awesome little place but you need to be careful when you open the door that you don't knock over the drummer.|
|Pop Records in St Kilda - looks like a record store but it is so much more! There is a bar, a Senor BBQ (I don't know if it is any good but the man loves it) and a cute stage where local acts can come and play. This guy sings a songs about water bears... he was amazing.|
|Same day I think but a different band|
|These guys are called Lizard Punch - the man knows them so we have been to a few shows. They are a punk band and their show includes nipple mustaches, bacon, cricket hats (and whites), cupcakes and beer snorkels. Yeah... its a bit crazy - why aren't these guys famous?|
|Grumpy's Green in Fitzroy - Amazing bar with heaps of boutique beers and live music most of the time. These guys had a really old school swing vibe which the man and I weren't 100% sold on. It was fun and different though.|
"I use a very simple system that can be done by even the most frugal of people. I can't remember when I first started doing this, but it's been at least 7 years. Here's what you do:Another idea that I found was around the concept that if you have to do a puzzle in the morning it will help to wake up your mind. Like wake up and play a couple of games of sudoku on your phone... I did give it a try ... sort of... I woke up a bit, glared at my alarm clock, glanced at my phone, considered picking up my phone, hit the snooze button on the alarm clock and went back to sleep. That is where puzzle clocks come in.
- Set an alarm to go off before the latest time you want to wake up.
- Make the alarm really quiet radio or music.
Set a second alarm to go off at the latest time you want to wake up.
- This is your regular alarm that will wake you up no matter what."
|Photo from here (not sure if it is copyright or not)|
|I wonder how this guy ate his cabbage?|
|I found the print!|
|USB Foot Warmer Hedgehog Slippers|
|This was the most common position for all of us on the first day. Britt was carving it up every day after but falling on the ice was her specialty to start with.|
|Happy to be someplace warm that serves beer after our first day of snow-falling|
|Miss T looking resplendent in her designer ski gear|
|Sammy joining us for a beer (just one though because he was our designated driver)|
|Baby Bro Sprout in his ski gear|
|The Man just chillin' in the snow half way down the run.|
|As you may have noticed from the photo of the guitar, the water in my fish tank is a little yellow. It is the tannens from the wood but I am getting a little sick of it actually and it doesn't look very good so I am downgrading my fresh water set up to this bowl which hopefully will be easier to maintain. Not sure if I am going to sell the fish tank or turn it into a salt water tank yet.|
|Its sad that I have a million photos that I never look at because they are on my harddrive so I printed some of my faves and put them on my wall. I hate the multiple photo frames but string and pegs looks pretty cool. I think so anyway.|
|My parsley seedling is going great guns! I have to get him a bigger pot so that he can really branch out but his future is looking pretty bright. Honey really needs to leave the poor thing alone though.|
|Mr Faulty is not doing so good. He is hopelessly root bound and his lazy owner has not yet bought him a bigger pot. I have stolen some of his leaves for different meals but feel dreadful because he looks so depressed. Yes - those are pencils, I did not have any proper stakes and the dried spagghetti kept snapping.|
|This is the little bit I saw of China and it rained the whole 3 hours!|
|The toilets are basically robots. They are so clever they can sing, warm the seat, detect when you are done and flush for you and shoot water up your hooha.|
|This is the toilet in my hotel room - any smarter and it would become selfaware with disasterous consequences (ie. Skynet)|
|Catching the Narita Express|
|Vending machines for anything you could want (beer included). I was told you can even get used underware.|
|Indian food on the first night (this is the ladies set... which is absolutly massive)|
|Cherry blossoms were out and so very very pretty!|
|Even the coffee in my hotel was high tech - that is a filter with ground coffee that sits over the cup and you fill it with boiling water. Only problem is that I can't get the photo to rotate to the correct position.|
|Japanese breakfast: Rice, marinaded vegetables and miso soup (awesome!)|
|Its a game that looks like pin ball but apparently there is more involved than that. I think it is a kind of gambling though? Not too sure what the story was but there were about 5 more rows of machines like this in the room.|
|And there were buckets and buckets of ball bearings behind the players.|
|Everything has cute cartoon characters. In the supermarket it felt like the shelves are all smiling at you as you walk past!|
|More miso soup with rice balls. Amazing :)|