Yesterday was pretty nice for care-free afternoon ridge-soaring at
Beechmont. Pleasant enough to take some photos, in fact (something that
you don't get to do if the air is rough).
so here's Drew(?), a newly addicted flier having fun.
And that's me floating around in my lawnchair.
And Pete, in his equivalent of a camp stool (=superlightweight harness).
[ published on Thu 27.01.2011 12:50 | filed in interests/flying
This week my sister Nina finally completed her degree, after gallivanting
around the universe for the last decade and a half or so. She's now what
she once jokingly called a "diplomierte Strickliesl" (sorry, untranslatable)
and what everybody else would
call "magistra artium (textile restoration and conservation)".
Well done, sister!
With that achievement our branch of the Zangerls has well and truly
overfulfilled the quota of academics (as in "100%"). Maybe, with the
generational pendulum being what it is, Conny and Emil (Nina's recently
hatched son) will decide for Something Vastly More Practical for their
careers, like plumber or machinist or farmer or mason?
[ published on Thu 27.01.2011 10:55 | filed in brainfarts
A pair of youngsters rode the Yarra River in Melbourne using sex dolls for
buoyancy. Imagine the embarrassment when
they had to be rescued.
[ published on Mon 17.01.2011 09:53 | filed in interests/humour
...or any low-lying places around Brisbane. Here on the Gold Coast things
are quiet, no flooding anywhere. But with the crappy weather of the recent
weeks just about anything starts growing mould and mildew. I'm pretty
sick of the humidity...
[ published on Tue 11.01.2011 20:04 | filed in interests/au