This September I’m heading to Cambodia as part of a volunteer group organised by the Apex Club of Albury. Our aim is to improve the facilities at Battambang Ophthalmic Care (BOC) hospital and schools in Phnom Penh and Tonle Sap Lake. You can read more about our trip on our crowdfunding page at chuffed.org.
So it’s been a while between posts for me. Sure, there’s been plenty to keep me fired up, so I don’t really know why this particular story is what has got me blogging again. Blame it on hormones.
So it comes to this. Tiger Woods has been in the headlines for having a few mistresses. I’m sure they each have their own stories to tell however it’s one in particular that has grabbed the headlines recently. Jaimee Grubbs, dubbed Mistress Grubbs in this article from the SMH online, has decided to share her story on national TV, bless her. The article starts with her apologising to Tiger’s wife, Erin Nordegren, for the immeasurable hurt and emotion she has caused her. Right there I’m thinking ‘Ok, really, an apology on national TV? That’s pretty poor form right there love.’ Following that though, is a quote from her saying ‘If it wasn’t me, it was going to be other girls.’ So what, that makes what happened ok does it? Well, thank God you were there Jaimee to stop that from happening. Oh, wait a minute…
You might have noticed in the sidebar that I have a tumblr account set up now. What’s it for?
Stuff like this great song by Root, called “Joe Blogs“. It’s a bit TISM 2.0
I was enjoying a quick break with Mrsdave at one of our favourite coffee houses this afternoon when a woman walked in and decided to insult the barista. I’ll repost what I tweeted at the time.
A woman here just ordered a large, half strength latte. Why not just order a Horlicks & be done with it?
A large latte is already weak, because as a rule it has no more coffee, just more milk, so to ask for it to be made half strength really begs the question, what the hell do you think you’re buying?
I have no problem if people don’t like coffee, whether it’s the taste, the caffeine hit or because you’ve only ever been given international roast, but if that’s the case, why order it? People confuse me no end.
What are our major news sites saying today?
Very different feelings evoked by each image.
I’ve been thinking a bit about tax today, mostly prompted by listening to a spokesdrone from the Business Council of Australia outline their submission to the Henry Review on Radio National this morning. Unsurprisingly he was arguing that the company tax and capital gains tax rates should be slashed and the GST increased, the same tune that the BCA usually sings, but it was enough to start me thinking.
Round 5 will go live on Wednesday. Feel free to ask for your entry fee back.
Consider this an open thread, say what you please.
It seems that the AFL and their free to air broadcast partner, Channel Ten, have managed to achieve what a swathe of tele-marketers, door to door salesman and annoying gits at shopping centres could not, made me seriously contemplate pay TV.