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December 30, 2013 by Jafo
Next year [it's 11 hours from now for me] Mine is to get on the Deadly Treadlie more....starting Day One.

I lost count of how many times I cycled in '13 ....probably because I can't even remember the last time...it was so long ago.

Ain't good enough.....not when you're pushing 60....

 

So....what's your resolutions? ...
December 30, 2013 by Jafo
Michael Schumacher is currently in Hospital in a coma after a skiing accident.

22 years of F1 didn't get him....hopefully this won't either.

I've 'known' him since he started in F1....even provided supporting evidence which ensured he won his first Championship [in Adelaide]...in my role as Race 'Observer'.

Some people could never warm to him...but like Seb....he's 'just' German.....they're a bit that way - serious/driven.

Can't deny hi...
December 8, 2013 by Jafo
But Kid Rock was better...

Saw them Tonight [Sunday] with 100,000 or so others in Melbourne [Etihad Stadium].

Kid Rock was the 'support'...but I preferred them to JBJ.... the accoustics were crap - certainly didn't help...and JBJ's mixer should have been shot...but maybe it was more the stadium than him...
December 2, 2013 by Jafo
Saw this link [as you do - when looking at/for something else]...

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/travel/australia/reasons-why-summer-in-australia-is-awesome/story-fnjjuyvd-1226773885892#itm_s=dtm&itm_t=story&itm_c=content-3&itm_o=4&itm_l=heading&itma_v=story-1226767978928&itma_sv=story-template&itma_g=rhc-story-travel&itma_m=travel-escapecomau-editorial-only-1 

Ick....one of them long ones...
November 18, 2013 by Jafo
Terry named this 'Sabrina' .... bit of a play on words, I expect.

2007 SAAB 9-3 Aero Cabriolet.

Price was too good to refuse, being 70k AUD off the '07 listed price.

Quaintly...although SAAB is Swedish....this one's German...and the Engine was made in Port Melbourne [Australia] just a 'couple of miles down the road' from me.

Fitted with a Hirsch performance chip the 2.8l V6 Turbo Intercooled produces 202kw [276 hp] at 5670 rpm - or 90% of the 400 nm of tor...
November 12, 2013 by Jafo
For those who suffer from eye-strain due to glare... [whilst on the computer, I mean]...

Set-and-forget [except if doing digital graphic editing].

http://justgetflux.com/ 

It works...
October 22, 2013 by Jafo
The fear of an empty glass.

Something to ponder whilst having a beer....)
October 11, 2013 by Jafo
Terry and I just saw it today...and it's brilliant....

As some of you might know...both myself and Terry work as Officials in Formula One .... and I started as a Communicator in 1976 ....around the time the movie was set.

I didn't get 'my hands on' [or even see an F1 in the flesh] until 1980 ... but certainly some of the names mentioned were still around then...and the first time I would have met Lauda was in '84 at Calder [in Melbourne].

It's an excellent movie ...
August 28, 2013 by Jafo
Third year in a row, and that's a first for anyone.

And between Oz and Canada we have 7 of the top ten....

There's something to be said for living in the 'best' place and just visiting cities like NY and London...

[it'd help though if they weren't so bloody far away]....
August 13, 2013 by Jafo
Now, before anyone rushes off in horror that this poor lad has had his 'family jewels' handed to him on a platter.....

....it's common Aussie 'strine' for being stuffed...aka worn out....

Oh, and 'strine' is....er....strine for 'Australian'....

....but no, for the past 4 weeks-odd I have been busy hurting muscles I didn't even know I had....[or anyone else did, for that matter]... busy completing works on a garage that began in February, 1987 .......
July 8, 2013 by Jafo
16 year old Pink fan paid 460-odd to be in the mosh pit at Pink's concert last night [in Melbourne] and TWITtered some crap about a bomb...and 'blowing up the Rod Laver arena'....

His face was identified from his page....and he was located in the arena.....carted out by security and didn't get to see anything of the concert.

He now faces Police criminal charges of terrorism [and notification he will NOT be getting a refund].

 

You rug-rats of the 'Me Generati...
June 23, 2013 by Jafo
Saw it today....Terry spent a lot of time 'hiding'....she enjoys Zombie movies.....

It was good, we both enjoyed it.

Movies re Zombies, Vampires, and such always make me wonder....is there a book of 'rules' by which everyone MUST follow...re how to kill/avoid/beat/etc such critters?

I hear tell they don't actually exist so are the 'creation' of someone's imagination....

 

 

....but I could be wrong....
June 3, 2013 by Jafo
He was an inspiration to many....and will be missed.
May 31, 2013 by Jafo
"Gamers Bill of Rights" has a forum of its own.

How about that.

12 years ....
May 11, 2013 by Jafo
....to people in Australia, at least. [never sure which specific 'days' are universal]

Today's is 'special' for me as it's my first without a Mother.

To everyone else's I hope you have a great day....