More of yester-thoughts – that’s soooo last year, dude…!
The start of November was an amazing time – with Donna, Cameron & I off to Noosa in Queensland. Neither of us had been there – Donna and I had spent a week in Surfers Paradise a few years ago – but turns out that Noosa is no-comparison to Surfers.
Cameron had never been on a plane before, and enjoyed the take-off with a big grin on his face. That big thrust as you accelerate down the run-way – *I* still love it.
We stayed in a little resorty place, with self-contained cabins and a nice swimming pool with a kids wading pool also.
We did so much in a week – a few highlights :
I had a few more days of holiday before back-to-work, and one of the things we had to organise was my “new” car !
After complaining about the lack of air conditioning and so forth in the Nissan Pulsar – we had a 10 year Ford Festiva basically fall in our lap (only had 120,000 KMs on it – and religiously services/maintained).
A friend-of-a-friend had been wanting to get rid of his little buzz-box, having bought a Holden Calais for very cheap, with a guy going overseas. So – we got his Ford Festiva for only $2,000 – great little car – and it had the bonus effect of pissing off the brother-in-laws – who are anti-Ford ! he he.
Better news – we sold the old Nissan Pulsar for $1500 – with a simple ad in the back-window, didn’t even pay for advertising.
We’d spent some money to get the Ford roadworthied, and serviced/tuned – but was about $1200 change-over – for a car with 1/2 the km’s – and cheap to run (fills up for about $35) – and has Air-Cond !!
After such a great start to November, I had the worst sick period of my life – some would say I’ve always been “sick” – esp. my jokes – but this was serious !
I don’t know how, and never will – but I caught CHICKEN POX.
It left me almost bed-ridden for about a week – with another few days of lethargy, and lazing about – and the spots & pox’es also.
I ended up having to take nearly 9 days off work – the most I’ve EVER taken off sick in my whole career !
And – at a very busy time, following the trip to Noosa (and THAT was 2 weeks off).
I’m all recovered now – but was a tough patch that I won’t forget. If you’ve never been immunized – and never had Chicken Pox – then DO IT – I would have paid $1000 if if knew what was in store for me.
Just prior to getting sick, Donna and I had been to see her brothers band play at a tiny pub in Brunswick St, Fitzroy.
His last band was pretty odd – he was the only bloke, and 5 other girls rocking out – called “More Crap For The Masses” – sounding like Courtney Love gone bad (eek).
This new band is great though – they’re called Kids In Cults – he’s the drummer of the 3-piece outfit. Some great rockin’ songs – they’re probably a late-70’s style punky-rock.
More like Radio Birdman “punk” than Sex Pistols “punk”.
It was their CD/EP launch, so there were a few more people than normal (like Donna and I) – they really rock.
Hopefully, they’ll start to get a few support slots around town, and build up their profile – and I’ll be able to get a back-stage pass for when they play the Big Day Out !
The other band playing was The Wellingtons – another great up-and-coming pub band. I’ll have to see when they’re playing again.
Support LOCAL MUSIC !