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Friday, February 29 2008

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Leaping

This is a day that comes only once every 4.12371134 years, which makes it a very exciting day indeed.

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Thursday, February 28 2008

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Wednesday
Thursday

Belinda Crashed Again

Today Belinda suffered yet another injury!

Yuko was in the carpark at Lane Cove looking for a space, when a woman in a CR-V reversed out of a space and crashed into Belinda!

The glass in the front right-side indicator was destroyed and some of the surrounding paint was chipped.

Yuko points to damage
The damaged light

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Tuesday, February 26 2008

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Yuko Returns

Yuko got a standby ticket last night and returned to Sydney. She brought many gifts...

Gifts

This one is for Mother!

She bought another iPod Touch (an 8GB model). She will give me her old one which is a 16GB model.

The Touch

Red Chopstick

In the evening we went to the Red Chopstick with Mother to celebrate Yuko's return.

Going to the Red Chopstick
At the Red Chopstick

Yuko at the Red Chopstick

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Monday, February 25 2008

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Yuko Fails to Return

Yuko was supposed to return from Japan today. But she called last night to say that she missed her flight! She arrive late at the airport because the train she was travelling on was late - an unheard of situation in Japan!

She therefore has to stay at least one more day and will attempt to get a standby ticket tonight.

Followup Surgery

In the morning I took Belinda back to the doctor at Artarmon where she had surgery recently. This was to have three new hub-caps fitted. One of these is being paid for by the insurance as it was damaged in the crash.

Belinda has new hub-caps fitted

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Sunday, February 24 2008

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Educational Toys

I saw this educational toy in a local $2.00 shop - not sure what this is teaching our children...

Label
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Necklace

Before Yuko left she gave me the task of fixing Mother's pearl necklace. So as she's coming home tomorrow, I thought I'd better fix it and give it to Mother.

Mother receives fixed necklace

Robbery

Then, I witnessed a robbery in progress...

Taiki gets robbed

Queens

It was the day of the meeting of the two queens. At about 6pm I went down to Milsons Point to gawk. There was a significant crowd, but not so many as to cause riotous behaviour.

The crowd at Milsons Point

The QV exits arse first

The QE2 arrives arse first

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It teaches that horses are pufs and f*** in quadruples - are you f***in' blind?

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Saturday, February 23 2008

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Noswonky's Most Exciting Moments - No. 6 - Changing The Registration Label

It was time to change Belinda's registration label. It was a very exciting moment indeed!

And remember, you can watch all of Noswonky's most exciting moments with just one click.

Two Buggies

Belinda and friend

Ship

I drove to Milsons Point and walked across the SHB to look at the big ship which is docked at the Quay - The Queen Victoria.

Walking across th SHB

The QV (and bear)

I also saw some people wearing white coats - usually not a good omen...

White coat brigade

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Thursday, February 21 2008

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Thursday
Friday

Tree Down

As I exited the driveway this morning, I noticed that a fallen tree branch was blocking half the road. By the afternoon when I got home, it was neatly cut into firewood...

Tree Down

Tree Cut

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Wednesday, February 20 2008

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Monday
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Buggy

Today I saw a Yellow Buggy...

Not Belinda

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Sunday, February 17 2008

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Radio

Mother asked me to go to Dick Smith's to buy a radio for Lady Macbeth. After making the purchase, I was walking back to my car and I noticed this piece of art outside a nearby business. It might be a theme, or it might be a variation...

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Friday, February 15 2008

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Bow

On the way to work, I saw a rainbow. It was very exciting...

Rainbow

Belinda Comes Home

It was time for Belinda to come home from the doctor, where she has been for more than a week.

She's been having surgery as a result of the incident which occurred in September.

Normally I would drive Yuko there in my car so that we could then drive both cars back. But Yuko is still in Japan, so it was time for me to take a walk.

First, I drove to the doctor's, which is located at Artarmon, and picked up Belinda. They told me that the true cost of Belinda's surgery was $4300 which made be feel good about only having to pay the $500 excess.

Belinda's Doctor

There was also some invisible damage to the suspension

I left Mitsy parked there in the street, and drove Belinda home. Then, I walked back to pick up Mitsy. It took about 50 minutes. I took a route I'd never walked before - the new cycleway beside the Gore Hill Freeway.

Cycleway - with a dedicated walking lane

Along the way, I discovered a lake which I'd never seen before, beside the freeway.

Lake beside the freeway - not visible from the road

Mother's Wings

Mother

After my walk, I went to Mother's house for dinner. She had attempted to make Stuffed Chicken Wings like the ones they have at The Red Chopstick (or The Red Chopsticks). She used a recipe from a Thai cook book she borrowed from the library. The result was good, but nothing like the Red Chopstick.

The Recipe

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Thursday, February 14 2008

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St. Valentine's Day

In the morning I received a cryptic email from Yuko asking me to look in the fridge in the garage. So I did. There I found a cold package...

Package in fridge

Contents

Letters

I also received two (2) letters from Yuko. They were documents which were entirely in Japanese for me to sign in the spots marked. I guess they could have been anything - but I signed them and posted them back to her.

Letters - The contents of the two envelopes were identical

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Wednesday, February 13 2008

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Politics

In the morning, people at work crowded around the many TVs to watch a parliamentary broadcast (see coffee picture). Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of this remarkable phenomenon, but I guess it was better than working.

PL8S

On the way home from work, I saw a builder and petrol head who can't spell...

Red Chopsticks

Mother thrusts her Disabled Parking Authority at me

In the evening, I took Mother to The Red Chopstick (or The Red Chopsticks). With Yuko still away, we made a radical change to our normal order... spring rolls...

Spring Rolls

Then Mother bought me coffee at Epitome...

Mother at Epitome

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Tuesday, February 12 2008

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Monday
Tuesday

Mitsy Goes to the Doctor

It was time for Mitsy's yearly checkup, so she spent today at the doctor. Fortunately the doctor is within a few minutes walking distance from work, so I dropped Mitsy in the morning and walked to work.

The doctor found a few problems with Mitsy, but the treatments were effective and she came out with a health certificate.

Mitsy's Doctor

Buggies

I saw two buggies...

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Sunday, February 10 2008

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Saturday
Sunday

Construction

It appears that work has begun on the controversial Woolworths development in Lane Cove Plaza. The council has been fighting over this for years while the site has lain empty and barren.

Ancient Technology

Mother still uses a machine called a VCR, and she needed a new one. So I went looking and discovered that most manufacturers have stopped building these primitive machines. However, I was able to locate one (1) machine at Harvey Norman Chatswood. It turned out to be exactly the same as Mother's broken one, so once I had installed it, she was able to use it without further training.

Last VCR in Sydney?

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Friday, February 8 2008

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Chinese New Year

Today at work there was a celebration of Chinese New Year. We all stood around and watched the spectacle...

Chinese New Year

Carbon Emissions

Later, I made my small contribution to global warming...

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Thursday, February 7 2008

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Yuko Flies Out

Yuko has gone to Japan again for a couple of weeks of non-stop sushi, paperwork and dentistry. I drove her to the airport in the morning and dropped her at the departures concourse.

Yuko at the Airport

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Monday, February 4 2008

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Rain

Rain

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Sunday, February 3 2008

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Umbrella

Yuko's umbrella addiction continues. Today she bought a ridiculously tiny umbrella...

Buying a Hair Dryer

Mother asked me to take her shopping to buy a hair dryer. We went to Chatswood and she bought a hair dryer at K-Mart. Then Mother bought me a coffee...

Mother at a cafe
Coffee

Maroo

In the evening we went to Maroo...

Mother at Maroo
Yuko at Maroo

Dropping Mother home

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Saturday, February 2 2008

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Maps

After significant difficulties, Yuko finally managed to install the software upgrade on her iPod Touch (Touchy). It includes an email client and Google Maps. At Epitome, we checked whether it knew about Riverview...

Lint

Today I removed lint using the lint shaver. Removing lint is fun... the best part being when you get a big ball of lint at the end...

Lint shaving
Big ball of lint

Dancing

Today the Japanese dance group performed at Darling Harbour and Yuko was hired to photograph them. They performed three times, but we were only there for the second and third performances which began at about 6pm.

Darling Harbour

Dancers performing

During the hour between the performances, we went to have dinner at Port Orient, the nearby Chinese restaurant (see beer picture).

Port Orient

Yuko at Port Orient

As we walked back across the Pyrmont Bridge, Yuko started taking photos of a group of women who appeared to be going to a Hens' party. They stopped and posed for her and then she showed them the pics...

Hens

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Friday, February 1 2008

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Tuesday
Wednesday

Thursday
Friday

Noz on the Road

When I was at school, my nickname was 'Noz'. So I was surprised to see that name painted on the road today when I was out walking.

It turned out that there was a logical explanation, which can be seen by clicking on the image...

Click for the explanatory picture

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