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Old 10-19-2002, 08:52 AM   #16
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definate props for mentioning Bon Scott and Allan Border on the same day

I may have to go to OZ to see some cricket, catch a rock concert and pet an emu
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you should have been here yesterday and today then

What do you think of beach volley ball Salome?

U could have had all 3

I saw INXS last night.
As I was driving my friend home this morning to her house at the beach, I said "I know we had a late night, but what is that up ahead?" It was 3 emu chicks, about 60 centimetres high and still with stripey feathers. The male emu sits on the eggs and cares for the young, so dad was standing on the side of the road, trying to convince his surviving chicks to stop playing with cars. There seven chicks in his brood originally . It has quickly got down to 3.
So there's your rock concert and emus...I'm sure we could have found a cricket game somewhere, but the 2 Australian world champ beach volley ballers were there last night at the concert They will be holding a world class tournament at the resort soon and leaving one of the courts in place for the locals to use.( don't worry I haven't played volleyball since high schhol. I'll just be watching)
One of them donated her trophy to auction to raise $$$ for a rugby union player who has become quadraplegic. I thought $1100 for something like that was too cheap. I was doing my best to encourage the rich people, applauding like a lunatic when they spent good dollars.
I think her name is Natalie Pottharst or something, like that.... the girl in the two piece at the Olympics)
immediately made the $5000 top bid for a plane ticket to see INXS in New Zealand (I wanted that).
The Wallaby rugby jumper fetched big dollars.
You missed it man, the alignment, music, sport and emus.
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I came back to apologise fro all my flippancy, I keep it light 'cause the options

are so ...anyway
Amanda asked how we would have all got along at school together, set us up a campus, that is a fun thread.
So I just heard what happened in Melbourne earlier today.
I just saw some poor young girl ask'Why do people do things like this?"
I'm just sorry, going on about emus and wallabies and such..
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Old 10-22-2002, 12:53 PM   #19
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that indeed was a dreadfull event

but there must always be a time and place for cricket, rock concerts and emus

it was one of those things that make you dread watching the news though
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with any luck

I may get to meet some of my cricketing heros soon.
I found some more information about "AB's" effort.

ING and AB's trek for kids.
"Allan Border with be walking from Sydney to Brisbane, 1000 kilometres in 31 days. They are selling signed mini-bats and letters etc. to raise money. He is staying overnight in grafton and they are holding a civic reception for him. I might give him a copy of Achtung Baby ( just thought of that!!) and Electrical Storm (because of what happened the night I first saw u2 in concert, AB is a Brisbane boy).

I have the 1990 cricket year book. I might ask him to sign that....maybe. I certainly want to express my appreciation..I should buy my dad one of the bats...hmmm $100, but it is for charity , for kids, and they both are AB's.
Anyway, what a nice thing to be happening.

My youngest son wants to join the BMX racing club...that will be my next 'interest"I've got to learn about berms and gyros and how expensive wheels and cranks are...here we go!!
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Old 10-23-2002, 03:13 AM   #21
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What a thing..AB is doing the walk right now, he is not far south of here...poor man

The bushfires have flared up, very low humidity very strong winds. It reminds me of when the Olympic rowers were here to train in the Clarence for the 2000 Olympics. The air is thick with smoke, it looks yellow and balck ash getting on every thing. i t blows across for miles on days lik ethis. YUK.
So I feel so sorry for Allan Border. he has a dead line to meet in brisbane, he will want to press on. He shouldn't.

What else did I hear? grafton is hosting a state BMX comp. they have upgraded the track. So I suppoes we'll see what it's about. Well I've been to the track before, I want to talk $$$, it's a costly sport I reckon. cricket is cheaper.

I looked in my 1990 year book today, by Richie Benaud. There are some great pics, a good one of Sir Garfield Sobers, a funny one of imran,mervin,blast from the past...I'm going to watch that moviw tonight. i hope it's good.
anyway, I have to get some $$$ to Ab's trek.
He is a champion my friend....
imagine lots of fireworks there,
now I'm away..this is the song list for the Wallabies fireworks display on Sunday night. It started as soon as INXS ended. It was beautiful, a clear night, great big sound
Queen We Are The Champions
Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
Puccini's Nesuum Dorma
AC/ DC's Thunderstruck...
It was very very very very good. We thought maybe they wouldn't be allowed to use the fireworks, but they have a lagoon and it was a still night, just beautiful
AB trek for kids good luck
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a wise man once said

'my better half Jane wore a pedometer yesterday and she did 79, 000 steps."
AB knows whats going on.
They are almost in Brisbane and have raised about $80,000 from roadside donations. I didn't get to go to meet him, but heard him interviewed on the radio. He is doing about 55kms a day and they were teasing him about his sexy calves and saying he might be able to come out at #4 for the test opener.... it was a triple J interview.

So no autographs from the "burgerman Mc AB"
One day, maybe...
not
But if,
I definitely make sure he has a copy of
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not an emu this time

a bloody great hulking WALLABY!!!( kind of)

One my eldest son's school days mates had gone on to a professional Rugby Union career.He has been selected to play International Rugby 7's for Australia in South Africa and Dubai in December. He is only 20!! A baby imho...a BIG baby
I don't know how much time he will get on the field or if any of you watch it..but
go like the wind
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Fine hard-working young man ,he earned this
Godspeed...literally, you'll need it, don't let them catch you.
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musiclovers, this could be it...th elast emu/sports update from the Clarence

The Daily Examiner"
EMU SPOTTERS THANKED.

More than 30 volunteers and staff of NPSW took part in the Great Emu Coastal Survey recently.
Ranger Gina Hart said ( I'll summarise here)
results based on the survey and recount sightings estimate the coastal poulation to be less than 100 emus. This is the last population of emus found on the coast of New South Wales..."

So there you go...in case u were wondering. It's a bit better than I hoped for, but it is not a secure number by far. I justthink they were here first and deserve some place...but I don't think they will survive in to the future...so that's it for emu news

The Harley Sweepers ( not strikers) won their first game last night. Funny rules to the game, it makes it fast and furious. I will only go to one or two games of a 10 game comp. I'm not "the watermum" anymore...it's secret men's business.
There is a women's comp too i noticed , one of their team names amused me.What was it? hang on........
RED MEANS FAST
I love it..go girls!!!
The Sweepers are up againstThe Undertakers? eww The Gropers? ewww ( it's a local fish, the comp is at the beach) The Gunners, the Cowboys, Boca Juniors, No Idea, Brazil, Punkers, Funny Bunnies......I'll stop
GO THE BEARS
in summer-time aka the HARLEY SWEEPERS
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Old 11-07-2002, 09:03 PM   #25
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one more thing I thought was vcool

Allan Border completed his trek for kids. I couldn't get along to cheer him on. Our local army reserve unit accompanied him through the Clarence Valley. One of the lads/soldiers is from our high school he was quoted as saying it was a unique experience and good to see the community support he received. Well said,
Private DeBono.



I Love that name. I always notice on the roll . AB & Debono, together again.
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I suppose I could pretend this didn't happen

but it did!! how shameful. My son told me, on the whole trek alan border only had problems in one area...Grafton. He and his party were staying in motel rooms. Some lowlife broke into AB's sister's room and stole the cash donations they had collected that day and a lap top etc. Sad isn't it?
I think I have discovered a new summer thing to keep me off the net...listening to the cricket commentary on the radio....I'd forgotten how funny that can be
Conratulations to Leyton Hewitt. he has achieved so much for one so young and is maturing into a solid sportsman. He is meant to be resting for the Australian Open, but in th emeantime he is participating in coaching clinics. One local 13 year old boy has been on the the 40 chosen across the state to take part. He's not that much older than them.

Ummmmm, I've been finding lots of emu poo, "freshies" that always makes me happy . Zjohn Williamson has a cool number plate..EMU333...
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I don't quite understand the sin of pride

I feel pride I think,I certainly feel love. Such a busy week. The "chicks" off to Argentina. My son's mate left to start his career with Manly Football Club on Sunday( they sure are taking care of him, house , job etc, GOOD) and a boy who I cared for a lot(and his baby bro and sister) when there dad died so young. The boy is now 17 and successful and just flew to Germany to spend 8weeks with the German lad who stayed here. So many kids doing so many good things. I spent last night with my friends two little sons....it's official...I LOVE KIDS!!!(and history and cartography...the 10 year old had an assignment...good fun)

I just got back from watching my first 7-a-side soccer game. Boy that is fast and furious and boy that son #2 of mine can play , if I do say so myself. He is FAST and so keen. The team is called the Harley Sweepers, they have a new fan.. they offered me one of their shirts because it was raining. I want to keep it!!Woolgoolga is a very "scenic" place to watch soccer

so woopi , I'm just happy
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latest sports report...more local pride

my dear friend's daughter has just surfed 6 foot waves at Margaret River West Australia in the Australian National titles.
there was an article about her achievements in today's newspaper.
She has only just turned 16 , and surfed in the Under 18's...she has 2 more years in that division!.
She is the only person that travelled there from this area. in the Scholastic Titles they surf as a team of two, taking the points from their best 2 waves each. She had to surf on her own, only scoring with 2 waves. I think there would be a phsychological disadvantage too, not having a team mate and being so very far from home. She almost won, on her own, she was only 2.5 points behind the winner. As a result they have made her an honourary member of the National team. I'm a wee bit proud...I remember seeing her for the first time when she was about 6 months old and thinking she was the cutest baby I had seen. She has become good friends with my neice as they have lots of surf contests where she lives. I'm pleased about that too.
We are nervously awaiting the contract signing . it looks like Billabong have noticed her and may sponsor her**fingers crossed** it will be a great finanacial help. Her mum works so hard for so little. she is my struggling artist friend, who works with children in distress..some of the stories. She does that and also has raised 5 great kids of her own. I love them. Well done muadib.
And my son's housemate's girlfriend, a local, just got an Australian sporting blue for netball. She hopes to play for Australia. Gosh it's just astounding watching them create their lives.
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