31 August, 2005
30 August, 2005
What to say tomorrow?
29 August, 2005
Ultra Sound for my Mother
28 August, 2005
What is Dabido Reading Now?
26 August, 2005
Dabido The Ambulance
24 August, 2005
Crime and Punishment (part II)
22 August, 2005
Thinking of Life Meme
- My loan. (It's going soon though) :-)
- My allergies.
- An IT job.
- Stupid idiots (especially those who make decissions for me)
- The Government (well their stupid games anyway)
- My ex father
- My ex church (Very first church. Not any of the other ones I've attented)
- A giant plasma TV
- A fantastic rock band to play with
- A fantastic Girl Friend (any applicants? Didn't think so!) :-)
- A house would be nice
- A career going in the direction I think I need to head in. (Still trying to decide on a real career path - Writer? Musician? Artist? Must choose one soon and stick to it)
- A loving family (wife/kids etc)
- Return to doing martial arts (preferably Kendo)
- A girlfriend (if I ever get one)
- Raise very stable, successful children who go on to do great things for themselves.
- Become a millionaire (or at least very rich ... rich enough to donate to poorer people)
- Set up a trust fund to keep helping people after I am dead and gone
- Played on the New South Wales State American Football Team (not easy to make that team either) - sacked the Victorian Quarterback in one game.
- Had a poem published in 1980, at age 15. (Yes, I am a published writer).
- Was leader of a rock band which was offered five gigs everytime we played one gig. (Which basically means we were good. Lead guitarist ran off to form his own band and that ended it for all of us ... even the lead guitarist. The whole was greater than the parts).
- Was a studio musician for a short time.
- Had painting hung in Darling Harbour at a Cafe
- Was a leader at a school camp and lead my dorm to be the ONLY male dorm to win the prize for best dorm (yes, girls normally win as they are neater and nicer)
- Passed IQ test showing I have IQ in top 1% (and getting stupider every day)
- Am credited with saving a company I used to work for. (Yes, they would have goe bancrupt without me)
- White water rafted Grade five rapids (and almost got drowned too!) :-)
- Have many, many certificates from work for achievements
- Have two theology Certificates
- Have a Marketing certificate
- Numerous Programming/computer certificates
- Was given nickname 'Legend' after getting High Distinction at University while holding down a full time and a part time job and doing all the majority of housework for me and my wife.
- Have had four films made (and two entered in Young Film makers awards in Adelaide).
- Was in Under 8 soccer team who took out the premiership.
21 August, 2005
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17 August, 2005
Got to see the Dentist today. I was told to turn up at 8:15 AM to ensure I saw the Dentist. I arrived at 8:05 AM and was the second person there. Didn't seem to matter though. Even though I was second one there, a girl pushed in front of me (making me third). I didn't complain as she seemed to be in absolute agony with her tooth. I was a bit amazed though, that even though I was seen third at reception, I somehow ended up being called sixth or seventh to see a Dentist. This place doesn't take appointments, so I have no idea how people seen after me got in front of me.
Saw the Dentist. She said that all my teeth were fine. No problems. She took an X-Ray of the tooth that I was feeling pain with. She came back, and said the X-Ray showed the tooth was fine. There was a bit where some of the filling had broken off (which is what I'd thought), but she said it didn't matter. The reason I was experiencing pain was that I'd apparently been brushing too hard, and had worn away a little of the tooth near the gum line. She said it wasn't enough to get a filling or anything. It might even repair itself.
She stuck some paste on it (to take the pain away), and sent me on my way. I was very surprised when I was presented with the bill. It was so low, I paid with cash. I had reached to get my Visa card, but when she said the cost, I was amazed. No need to incure an eftpos fee or anything when cash would suffice.
I don't have to see anyone for another nine months now. (Actually, that's their waiting list time). Still, I would have liked to have seen about getting my mercury fillings removed and replaced with plastic ones. I might have to go to another Dental Clinic to see if they'll do it.
On another note, my tooth still hurts!!!!
16 August, 2005
Too Much Sex in Advertising?
15 August, 2005
What I Want In A Girl Part II
Before I get into it I'll discuss something else. Someone sent me one of those e-mails with a long list of when you were born and what it means - in this case, it matches you to a colour and the colour is supposed to mean something. In my case it's ... CREAM orCREAM (Depending on which way you prefer your cream) :-) Competitive and sportive. Don't like losing and always cheerful! You are Trustworthy, and very out going. You choose love carefully, and don't fall in love easily. But once you find the right one, you don't let go for a long time. What I want in a Girl Part II Thought I'd get stuck into some more useful details concerning this question. Last time [HERE] a lot was based on very general type stuff. Possibly not useful, as some of it I think was quite normal (like the Fidelity part and the non-violent part). This is a list of more personal type qualities I'd like.
- Likes to play games (such as Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit etc). Yeah, my family are good at games, and we like to be a little bit competitive and play them against each other. It gives people a chance to interact and ignore the Television for a while.
- Likes music (preferably can play a musical instrument or willing to learn). I come from a musical type family. I play many musical instruments, and even though some members of the household can't/don't play, I think it might be nice to be in a relationship with someone who can play. My ex forbade me playing music when she was at home (and always wanted to sell my musical instruments for the money). She is also why I stopped being a musician and started working in IT. It also means I need some time alone to practice (or at least fool around on the guitar).
- Likes travel. I like travelling and experiencing new and unusual things in my life. Hopefully my partner will too.
- Likes movies. I like going to the cinema to escape reality for a while. Admittedly, Hollywood seems to have forgotten how to make movies (they just keep remaking the same ones with different actors and different names hoping we won't realise). If I am ever rich enough, I'll get my own home theatre.
- Likes Anime. Yeah, I like a bit of the old Japanese Cartoon characters running around saying and doing crazy things. Actually, I like most adult cartoons (Simpsons, Futurama, Family Guy, King of the Hill). The Japanese just have a knack with their anime though. You have to love it.
- Likes books. My nose is often stuck deep in a book. In fact, my latest craze is to get the ones at the library on CD or Tape and listen to them while exercising. Makes it easier to get through books with less effort while stopping myself from getting bored while doing constant repetitions on the old weight bench or walking/jogging.
- Interest in Computers. I spend a lot of my time on the old computer. It's like my best friend after my guitar. If I'm not writing, surfing the net, then I'm tackling space monsters or orcs or taking over the world somewhere.
- Interest in multitude of things. I have a great and varied interest in almost everything. This includes visiting museums (though most museums you only need to visit once to get a good idea as to what they're about. Second visits usually bore me). Libraries are a fun excursion for me too ... but only because I can't read all those books at once. Once I've read most of the books in one, I get bored with it. Historical places interest me too. (See Travel). I like to absorb as much of a place as I can, so I try to read almost everything they have written somewhere. Zoos, fun. Art Galeries, Fun. Monkey Parks, Fun. New Places, Rome, Venice, Florence, Paris, etc, etc Fun! Fun! Fun!
- Wants to have children. Two or three would be nice. Okay, maybe I'm strange, but I wanted kids when I was thirteen. Guess my paternal instincts kicked in then. Always wanted to bring them up to have fun and enjoy life. Yeah, that might mean work on my part, but I'd like to give my kids the kind of upbringing they will enjoy, that will make them stable responsible adults. (And rich enough that they won't stuff me and the missus in a retirement village once our use by dates expire!)
- Financially Responsible. My first wife used to love to spend, spend, spend. In the first three years, she was supposed to save her wage while we lived off mine. After three years, I discovered she'd been spending all hers on herself! Ai Carumba! If she had of saved that, we would have had over AUD$60,000 as a deposit for a house. WOW! That's a lot of money wasted. What did she spend it on? Apparently she used to get her hair done every week! That was over $100 a week on her hair! Then she'd buy her lunch, while I took a packed lunch to work. She was supposed to be eating a packed lunch too! What happened to the rest of the money? The rest is a mystery. I know some went on clothes etc. Short version – we make a financial plan and stick to it as much as possible (some flexibility needs to be built in to the plan). What it means though, is we live below our means in order to save the rest. It isn't rocket science!
- Someone nice. I don't like people who are mean behind other peoples backs. Some people I know have married people like that (actually, my ex could be mean behind peoples backs!) Okay, admittedly, some people do need to be told to go away in terms you probably would never normally use, but that doesn't mean you treat all strangers like that. Be nice! You never know when you need to build a good relationship with someone, and first impressions do last.
12 August, 2005
10 August, 2005
What To Do?
Some Nick Knacks I have Collected.
- San Francisco 'tinsel bubble' - you know, you shake it and tinsel inside it makes it look like the city is having a parade. (Usually done with snow).
- Flowerpot and Love heart with my name on it. The flower pot originally held a yellow rose! Nice thing to receive from someone.
- A Cisco Juggling Ball. My old Networks Manager gave one Cisco Juggling ball to each of the three members of our network team.
- Singapore Merlion. Actually, my friend Rizaldy gave this to me. He'd worked in Networks in Singapore and his wife ALSO was working there. He went to visit her during their engagement and brought me backa Merlion! So nice of him.
- During WWII, my Grand Uncle George was on a troop ship which was sunk off Indonesia by a Japanese Submarine. The troops swam to Indonesia and tried to march down towards Australia. They were caught by the Japanese and he was placed in Changi POW camp Singapore. Later he was moved to the infamous Burma Railroad. He survived the war and was the head of the Australian POW's trying to get an apology from Japan for their treatment during the war.
- My Grandfather Jack Elven was stationed at Changi after the war. He was overseeing the Ghurka's who were being used to remove the last of the Japanese from Malaysia. They'd go out on jungle patrols to locate and remove Japanese soldiers who refused to surrender (or who wouldn't believe the war was over).
- In 1969, my family arrived in Penang. We visited Singapore a few times. I can remember the Tiger balm gardens and a few other sites. We visited Changi for my mother, as she had memories of her childhood from there. Today, it'd be totally different. There is also some famous park or garden there, where some of the trees and shrubs have been carved to look like animals and things. My Grandfather Jack Elven also had something to do with that, but I'm not one hundred percent sure what it was. I think it had something to do with the clock they have there. My youngest brother used to be able to speak Cantonese (thanks to the ahma). On one trip, I can remember him on the balcony talking to the people passing by, who were amazed that a white two year old could speak Cantonese so well. (He can't remember any now).
- 2000 I went through Singapore twice - once on way to UK and then on the way back! I didn't get a stop over, which was a pity. I would have liked to have visited to see how much it had changed.
- Recorder (hard to see ... it's there at the back in front of the books)
- Lace Butterfly from Venice
- Lace Horse from Venice.
- Chinese Herb pot. I bought it as I was undergoing accupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for my stomach problems. Never helped. All I got was that pot, and a nasty burn on my right elbow from where the accupuncturist burnt me! I didn't even get an apology. Hopefully cosmetic surgury will advance enough that I can get it removed on day.
- Photo of me leading prayers at church!
- Soccer Trophy! One of many trophies. Most aren't out on display. Somewhere I used to have a medal for when my under eights side took out the premiership. Have no idea where it went. My mother has my old boxing trophies somewhere, though I never liked boxing.
- Coach of the Year Trophy! This is an American Football trophy! Yeah, it needs polishing! :-)
- Hanging off the trophy is a little bear keyring. I bought him before leaving Sydney on my way around Europe etc. I bought a Keyring everywhere I went on the way there, and on the way back.
- Ushi the pinata. Bought him in Sydney. Thought he looked colourful and stuff. Hope no one ever beats the lollies out of him! :-) We were going to stick little army men in him at work and call him the Trojan Bull.
- Teddy Bear - My flatmate bought this for me for Xmas one year! I have NO IDEA why! Seemed like a weird present to me!
- Ogg the Frog. I made Ogg in year eight sewing class - 1978. He's still holding up!
- Large Candle with the Chinese symbol for LONGEVITY on it. Hopefully, the candle will last a long time! :-)
- Egyptian Papyrus picture. Actually, I bought it on holiday in Cairns Australia. Difficult to see, but lying down in front of it are two Egyptian metal plates from Egypt! (Yes, authentic ones you can get for a few dollars almost Anywhere in Egypt!)
- Bern Flag (in front) - I bought the flag as we stayed in Bern Canton Switzerland. I have fond memories of Switzerland. Especially going up the Jungfraujoch and mucking about under a waterfall at midnight (when the lights went out ... and we had to make our way back down in the dark).
09 August, 2005
News Headlines for Today
08 August, 2005
A Little on Free Speech
Goals in Life - Review
- Become a Millionaire
- Marry a Japanese Girl
- Save the World.
- Become a Millionaire .................... ZERO
- Marry a Japanese Girl ................. ZERO
- Save the World .............................. ZERO
- TOTAL ........................................... ZERO
Women - Know what men are really like!
- The nice men are ugly.
- The handsome men are not nice.
- The handsome and nice men are gay.
- The handsome, nice, heterosexual men are married.
- The men who are not so handsome, but nice, have no money.
- The men who are not so handsome, but nice, with money, think we are only after their money. :)
- The handsome men without money are after our money.
- The handsome men, who are not so nice, and heterosexual, don't think we are beautiful enough.
- The men who think we are beautiful (who are heterosexual, somewhat nice, and have money), are cowards.
- The men who are somewhat handsome, somewhat nice, have some money, and are heterosexual, are shy & NEVER MAKE THE FIRST MOVE!
- The men who never make the first move, automatically lose interest in us when we take the initiative.
Would You Have Been A Nazi?
| The Expatriate |
Achtung! You are 30% brainwashworthy, 18% antitolerant, and 23% blindly patriotic
Congratulations! You are not susceptible to brainwashing, your values
and cares extend beyond the borders of your own country, and your Blind
Patriotism ("patriotism" for short) does not reach unhealthy levels. In Germany in the 30s, you would've left the country.
One bad scenario -- as I hypothetically project you back in time -- is that you just wouldn't have cared one way or the other about Nazism. Maybe politics don't interest you enough. But the fact that you took this test means they probably do. I'm gonna give you the benefit of the doubt.
Did you know that many of the smartest Germans departed prior to the beginning of World War II, because they knew some evil shit was brewing? Brain Drain. Many of them were scientists. It is very possible you could be one of them, depending on your age.
Conclusion: Born and raised in Germany in the early 1930's, you would not have been a Nazi.
|My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:|
|Link: The Would You Have Been a Nazi Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid|