10 More Photos

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Last weekend we bought a cheap 3 piece outdoor set for the front deck. We have used it about a billion times already. Initially I was convinced only white, and something classic would do. So I wanted Adirondeck chairs, but they were either too expensive or hard to source the variation I wanted. Then I thought Acapulco chairs but they were seriously expensive and perhaps not that comfortable. So we just saw these cane-bad-boys outside a shop in Wooloongabba as we were driving past. We did a blocky, sat down and said, “Yeah.” These will do just fine I think.

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Drum throne as a foot stool. ROCK N ROLL!

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So the cat – being under house arrest – has been bored and excessively mischievous. Sometime on Saturday night or early Sunday she chewed through a bunch of important power cables connecting the TV, DVD etc. When I went to turn them on there was a big explosion and suddenly half the powerpoints in the house refused to work. So I called James – guitarist in We Set Sail – and, as it happens, an electrician too. James fixed the problem in a flash – pun intended. This is James’ toolbox. He carries around Molly Ringwald DVDs for inspiration.

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James, Jess and Dee

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No Respect.

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Did a quick tour of the refurbished Wintergarden on Monday. It’s ok. I guess.

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Had this idea for like Karaoke parlours where instead of singing – you get to do powerpoint presentations with the pie charts and the laser pointer and the crazy transitions. (I can’t spell btw). Is it just me or is Powerpoint one of the most hilarious things ever? It’s just me. Yep.

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This is just before the cat made a break for freedom, dived off the deck and then I chased her through the bushes, cutting my foot and giving my shin a big cut and egg-bruise. Ow!

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The view from the bike path. A beautiful day in Nudgee. Pity I was feeling like a big fat pile of poo – being so destroyed from the time-trial the night before.

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This is like the billionth slithery-venomous-reptile I have seen casually crossing the Jim Soorley Bikepath as I was smashing through. But you never get used to panic-gripping the brakes and almost wetting yourself when confronted with the prospect of getting quite personal with a semi-deadly native animal.

10ish Pictures

Please cue this frkn awesome song (Emily Wells’ “Passenger”) while you look:
http://bcove.me/nh198p6c

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I usually only take photos when I am travelling, but maybe the world at home is just as interesting to document.

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The circle of puss-truth.

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Easter and that means (for as long as I can remember) knocking the top off your chocolate eggs and trimming around the brim, some you eat and some you let fall into the void. Then when your egg seems to be almost all eaten – it actually has much more to give.

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I charged the Di2 battery 2 nights ago for the very first time. I found it indescribably exciting even if you don’t.

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The cat has cool and expensive taste for her back-up food bowl

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Dee did a blind chocolate taste test last night. She got the Lindt no probs and got the other two the first time, but then mixed up the cadbury and red tulip on the second go. This was how she reacted:

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This morning I caved to the cat’s pestering and let her have a bit of outdoor time.

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Dee Burke’s Backyard

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A friend of the family donated this cat enclosure a few days ago. The cat was a bit freaked out at first but once we put in the mat and the flag on top – she actually kinda accepted it.

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Keeping an eye on the puss

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On the way to Nundah

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A break while doing laps at Nundah crit track. (Soz about the sweaty camera lens)