Not long now

We paid the bond, signed the lease, picked up the keys and started moving Kate’s things into our unit-to-be. Kate will live there as of now, but I’ll move in after the wedding, so it’s not really our unit until then.

Back from the coast and working tonight. Trying to earn more money before I get married so we can go on our honeymoon. Not really, but so we can pay for everything we need to cover before then. As I write this, it’s 25 days, 14 hours and 38 minutes until our wedding starts. But it’s also now 7 minutes until I have to start work tonight, so again I’m on the run. Catch you all later.

Germany 2006

Australia’s going to the World Cup! Yeah baby. Still on the coast, living it up. Went for a run by the beach this morning…it’s a tough life.


Well, here I am on the coast. In about an hour we’ll mosey on up to Brisbane to visit the doctor, then hopefully we’ll have time to get back here for the soccer, AUSTRALIA v URUGUAY! Yes, it’s on. Recoba, one of Uruguay’s best, has been quoted saying Uruguay have the “divine right” to be in the World Cup. Arrogant much? Yes, they may be the better team, but I think divine right may be pushing the issue. Anyway, looking forward to that.

Hope everyone’s enjoying their week. Me? Oh very much, thanks for asking. I’ll probably fail one of my French classes, but everything else is looking okay at this exact moment in time. Until inspiration collides again, adios.


I have my last exam for this year in 8.5 hours. Then I’m off to the beach with Kate for a week. More of this. Less, hopefully, of that in the bottom right corner.

We found a place to live when we get married, and Kate will be moving in next week when we get back from the coast. Viva las marriage.

Put yourself in this picture


You may not have been aware, but Liberia (west Africa) heads into presidential run-off elections today. The candidates are GeorgeWeah, former international soccer star and…someone else. The link is to his official website but be warned, it has an embedded campaign ad video on the front page. Narrated by Denzel Washington, no less! If my ears do not deceive me.

The other candidate is Liberia’s former finance minister, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. So you have a popular football player, and an old-school, upper-crust, Western-educated member of the elite. In the old days the opposition candidate would have been a communist, representing the ‘people’. The educated upper class would have consequently been supported by the CIA, and much oppression would result. I guess a populist ‘people’s man’ isn’t so threatening when he’s a sportsman. Still, I’m sure the Liberian elite can’t believe they’re about to lose their grasp on power to an uneducated jock.

In the words of ‘King’ George Weah,

I challenge all Liberians to be the best in all their endeavors, to exhaust the fullness of their potential and to build a society defined by a new sense of mission, a country we all will be proud to leave with posterity.

Long live the king. And no, I’m not linking to Ellen because I haven’t searched on her. So sue me.