Sunday, May 31, 2009

It's Hard To Be A Teacher . . At Times!!!!

My job has taken me on an emotional/stressful roller coaster so far this year, happy days, heart breaking days and the list goes on. So it was a relief to have a fun day last Friday, the last day of term. Earlier that week an email was sent out asking for people to attend the V8 Supercars on the last day of term, me being the big car racing fan that I am not, thought I would put my hand up just in case no else wanted to go.

The XXXX Racing Girls

Just my luck, I got picked. I didn't dread it but I wasn't exactly looking forward to it. I thought it would be boring, but to my surprise it was fun, chasing autographs, famous people and hanging out with my best mate Hawka.

My main man Hawka!!

We took 120-130 students who had a good start to the year out, I was the most senior staff member and was in charge, everything went smoothly and they all had a good time.

I got alot of autographs of people I don't know and met Olympic Gold Medalist Steve Bradbury and TV Star Grant Denyer. I also yelled at a Brooks student for hitting Hawka over the head!!!

Todd & Rick Kelly Signing posters for Harri & J.

With Grant Denyer

With Steve Bradbury

It was a fun day, but car racing is still for people who can't catch a ball!!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

It's On!!!

Hodgey - Norm Smith

Once again it is time to hate!!!! Hate those other 15 teams in the AFL. Only 4 days until the season starts and to say I am excited is a big big understatement!!!

NAB Cup Special

But once again all we here is Geelong this, Geelong that, blah blah blah. Oh I forgot "THEY WON THE NAB CUP"!!! That makes absolute no difference, now I guess they are now in the company of Carlton and St Kilda. Now on Friday it is a Grand final rematch, if the cats wi they will carry on about how they gotrevenge, but considering some of our key players are injured they have nothing to brag about, but then again they wont win anyway, losers!!!


That brings me to the "all mighty" Pies, what a great team, they beat a half strength Eagles (finished 15th), a half strength Richmond (finished 11th) and Essendon, but they are supposedly genuine contenders. Contenders for a mardi gras maybe, but not the flag!!!!!! They proved in the NAB final how good they weren't.


Anywy I am totaly pumped for this year, I already have purchased all the 2009 cards off ebay, started a2009 scrapbook and have planned to see 5 games at the G this year. Unfortunately the only way is down for the hawks, but buddy will kick 150 or moreand break Huddo's record.


In this pst are some new wallpapers I have made for my computer, most are old school, mainly because during the off season I have watched a number of old grand finals and read books, mags and old clippings.

Peter Knights - My all time favourite

Feel free to use any of these, but I took hours creating all these so please do not distribute them or re-posting them.

The captain

And before you say anything. Yes I do only blog about football!!!:P

Monday, February 23, 2009

You Don't Need Buddie's, When You've got a Roughead!!!

This past weekend life has returned to normal, i.e FOOTY'S BACK and so are THE MIGHTY HAWKS. Hawthorn were in town for the NAB Cup game against Melbourne. I had contacted the club to try and get a member of the team to present our Prefects with their blazers, but unfortunately Luke Hodge was committed to other engagements until 3:30 and school would be out. The club did however give each Prefect a double pass to the game!!

On the Friday afternoon we traveled down to Aurora to watch the players train. You can read about it here. Fellow Hawk Stalk members Kylie, Patrick and Lauren were there with us. Lauren still denies that she wants my autograph, but I know the truth. They were lucky enough to meet the players, but we had to leave early and missed out!:(

The next afternoon was game time, 1st vs 16th (from 2008), we were missing 9 premiership players and a number of others. We had a young team but thought we would have enough firepower to beat them. As hard as I tried to treat it like a NAB cup game, I just couldn't, a game is still a game.

Before the game I went to the fence to take a number of photos and was lucky enough to be given a premiership cup tie pin from one of trainers. Harri tried to score it for himself when I got home.

The game didn't start too well, the Dees played alright in the first three quarters, the Hawks looked like the didn't care, except for Roughy and Stokesy. We lost Ozzie and Changa during the first haland Youngy got reported, but he has been let off.

Jalen lost interest during the second and third quaters, but bounced back to life in the last. The Hawks came from 4 points down to win by 3, with Roughy kicking the winning goal with 5 seconds left. I did carry on during the game, slamming down the flag with every dody free kick and at one stage yelling out "Why don't you try winning outside Februay!!!".

All in all a dodgy game turned out pretty damned good, the Hawks now play the pre-season specialist Carlton, it will be a tough game.

All I can say is DAMN, I LOVE THIS GAME!!!

Do You Think They Will Know Who I Go For?

After every holidays my desk get a bit of a makeover, any new photos or knick knacks go up or around my desk.So as of today this is how my desk looks. I sure hope the students will know what team I support.

The poster is laminated and stuck to my desk, only place I had space!!!

This is how our bedroom should look! At least then I would be too busy looking at Hawthorn stuff to want to do anything else, that way we would both be happy!! :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

36 year old child!!!!

That's what I am supposedly!!!!!

To here about my birthday yesterday, head over to Lisa's Blog. Most of would have gone there, then ended up here anyway!!

One thing that Lisa did not cover was that I finally received my Oasis "Dig Out Your Soul" Deluxe box set. Which then led me to Kylie's comment on my last post bagging my obsession with Oasis out. Now in my last post I talked about my love for 80's hair metal, but if you really know me, then you will know that my ultimate favourites are Oasis and The Beatles. Hawthorn is the only thing I obsess with more than these two. To prove it, I got all excited today as I was listening to the new album, that I just had to get almost everything out to look at.

Here is the result!!!

Not in picture are the clothing, posters, over 100 bootleg cds and 50 odd bootleg dvds!!!

I could get all my Beatle stuff out, but I would have to lie it all out in the backyard, that's the only place I could fit!!!!!

Anyway, Merry Christmas, I hope you all have a great day tomorrow!!

ps. Blur still and always have sucked!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

It Is Time To Come Out Of The Closet!!!!!!!

I LOVE 80's Heavy Metal!!!!!!Align Center
It is awesome. I bet Lisa is cringing right about now. I have always loved it. When I was 3 years old I got AC/DC's "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" LP for my birthday, so I don't think I had a chance.

All through high school it was all about:

Motley Crue


Guns and Roses
and a heap of others.

Even though high school was 20 years ago, they all still appear on my Ipod. Guns and Roses "Appetite for Destruction" reminds me so much of summer '88.

For some reason this type of music used to get me in trouble with my parents, don't know why. I got in trouble for skipping classes at college and therefore had all my metal taken off of me for a month. Little did they know that my friends just taped copies for me to listen too while I waited!! :) I even got away with playing Aerosmith in my parents car during the ban!!!!!

Today I taken a more mature approach towards the metal. There are three books that I have read in the past few years that I have not been able to put down. They are "The Dirt" - Motley Crue, Slash - Slash and "The Heroin Diaries" - Nikki Sixx. I have read each at least twice each and plan to read them all again and again!!

Where is all this leading I hear you ask!! GUITAR HERO!! I am obsessed with it. I can finally "fulfill" my dreams as a rockin' guitarist!!!!! To play a game that is fun, that includes all your favourite bands and type of music is totally awsome. So when you think of me on Tuesday, my birthday, I will be rockin' it out on Guitar Hero 1 & 2. I can't wait.

Finally if you think this type of music is the devils music, don't stress, I love Stryper too. They are a christian heav metal band!! :) It's all good!!!

Go on admit it, ou love it too!!!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Shane: Superstar on the Field, True Legend Off!!!!

This week the great Shane Crawford retired from football. Why? Body couldn't take it? not motivated? No!! For his children. He stated he wanted to be the father he never had, so he has hung up the boots to spend time with Charlie & Benjamin.

Having met Shane a few times, I have been very impressed with how he always takes time to talk to us, ask about Noah and has never ever denied us a photo opportunity. He is what celebrities should be.

As I write this I feel a bit choked up because while the Hawks have lost a superstar, but the Crawford boys have gained their father.

Shane Crawford was a legend of AFL football, but he IS a wondeful wonderful human being!!

But the again I am a bit biased!!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Pain Of It All!!! but not really!!

On my birthday 2008 in the US the WWE is releasing a 3disc dvd on my favourite wrestler of all time, Edge!!! I got excited for a little while until I found out it will not be out here until January 21. There goes an awesome birthday full of the "Rated R Superstar".

Now for the true pain!!! During the 80s & 90s the Detroit Pistons were the epitomy of evil in the NBA. I have never forgiven them for that period. I have however liked some players on the team, now I have a giant dilema!! If you REALLY know me, you'll know of my love for Allen Iverson, In have a jersey for each team he has played on, 76er's and the Nuggets. But in the last few days he has been traded to the, ghast!!!, Pistons!!!!! That is like Luke Hodge being traded to Essendon!!! What to do, what to do. I will eventually have to have an AI Pistons top, but only for the name on the back!!!! If they do win the championship I would be somewhat happy, but I could never root for them!!!

I already made a wallpaper!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Kobe Sells Out!!!!!

If you read Lisa's blog in the last 24 hours, you would have seen how Kobe has carried on a sacred tradition in our house of being male and hating pumpkin. Well just 24hrs later the little devil sold us out and enjoyed his pumpkin meal!!!!!!

What a difference 24 hours makes

Now I think we are going to be served up more pumpkin, because Lisa will make it for Kobe and make us eat some as well. At least it will be mashed!! Baked and boiled pumpkin is gross.

Anything that is associated with Halloween like pumpkin is, can not be good, but must be EVIL!!!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Athletic Carnival!!!!!!

It may be a bit late, but better late than never. On the 23rd and 24th of October Kings Meadows High School held it's annual athletic carnival. And as usual I was ready for TAMAR to take out victory, we have not won since I have been there.

The first day was the novelty events. I was stationed on the beachless flags for the second straight year. That is where you lie on your stomach facing the opposite way and when the whistle blows up jump up and run 10-15 meters and grab a tennis ball, there is always one less ball than competitor!! It can get rather physical and violent, that is why I was stationed there! :)

Starting off 0ne of the heats.

Mayhem at the end!!

Tamar's Grade 9 Tug-O-War Team!!
On the second day we were at St Leonards track for the main day. I was once again Head Time Keeper, as I have been for the past 4 years. I enjoy the role, but there is never a break!!

My spot at the finish line.

Timing one of the races!!

Working with students to organize times!!

This year I got a flag to show if we were ready or not!!

There was a little bit of rain throughout the day, but it did not pour like it did 2 years ago. There was however very little sun!!! Once again Tamar did not win or come second and as usual it was because lack of participation!!

Ahh well there is always next year!!!