Friday

August 27, 2016

IMG_7749Last night you’ll recall that Dwayne said “there is no snooze”. There I was hitting the snooze on my alarm this morning.

Dwayne kicked my candy ass out of bed, earlier than usual. Sure I also remembered my Mum flying down to Melbourne this afternoon. 

Leave early – 8:57 train. Arrive work 9:58.
Scream silently.

There’s a deep story here about two ways to interpret the events that caused an early start to be wasted … You’re not getting that today.

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There was a PokeWalk from Jolimont (is that anything like getting off at Redfern?)
Two new catches! Silver lining and all that. 

A wise person may or may not have said “Lord give us caffeine to change the things we can change, alcohol to accept the things we cannot change and the Mushrooms to know the difference”

Short walk at lunch went, err, long. Because pokemans.

Dined at Docklands. Fireworks, food & funnies.

Good luck Hayley, looks like you are going to need it.

Publish or perish : two days in a row!


Thursday, 25th August 2016

August 26, 2016

Trying a new thing here – capturing some thoughts of the day.

Careful, topics will vary since this is A Dog’s Breakfast.

A comment about my walks getting longer from an accountability buddy on my fitness tracker (Jawbone UP2 for anyone that cares) lead to a long walk at lunch, with three hill sprints! I blame the weather (Spring is close, I feel it in my bones) and that comment.

On the bright side, I caught a lot of Magikarp walking along the riverbank.

Despite the exercise, I didn’t get into the groove of the day work-wise. Managed to get a few brainless things done, a longer list of those will be handy next time brain decides to get-up-and-go.

In all the wandering mind moments, I recalled Merlin Mann talking about a new album in the old school prog metal genre on Back to Work “286: Secret Rap Name”

That’s how I discovered Dead Revolution by Hammers of Misfortune which I’ve listened to a few times now. It also lead to a nice exchange with @hotdogsladies himself (which is a thrill unto itself 🙂

Staying on the music front for a bit : Heavy Music Magazine on Facebook noted that Metallica’s “…And Justice for All”, their fourth album, was released on this day, 25 August in 1988.

Wow. So many memories. Remind me to tell you about “seeing them on tour, getting the t-shirt, being in a car rolling off mountain in that t-shirt and surviving” sometime.

 

Work day done I walked, as I do, over the bridge to find a tram or train. This sight stopped me : I paused for a moment of gratitude and snapped a pic. I love living in Melbourne, especially when it shares moments like these.

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Watched Dwayne & the Rock Clock on Graham Norton : originally aired on Friday 10th June 2016. Thanks Australian TV for random repeats in primetime. The Rock Clock is Dwayne’s app to help you reach your goals. Cute. It has an alarm and no snooze button, just The Rock saying things like “get your candy ass outta bed!” That was in my head the morning after!

Late to bed. Slept OK but.