Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Sunset City

I just took this photo from our back window, I was a little late to catch the sunset properly but still quite nice.

I have been looking at the finer details for the trip to Vegas, I am hoping it colud get even better as Damian may be getting married around that time so it will be great if I can be there at the same time (if I get an invite!).

Anyway, it was just a quick one to show you the sunset!

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Friday, March 03, 2006

What do I want to do?

I have been quite fortunate in that I have already managed to fulfill many of my ambitions in life and I am now thinking about a few I still have to achieve. Well, one of the big ones is to see the Northern Lights. My trip to Iceland left me unrewarded but I am still inspired to find them. there is a fabulous link about them here.

And of course the picture here is them in their full glory. Swimming with Dolphins would be another one. That could also be done on a trip to Australia and New Zealand (Monkey Mia has loads apparently). In addition to that, I quite fancy a ride across the USA on a harley, maybe even a different bike. I just think that would be a whole lot of fun. I will need a travel partner for this though. Any takers? There are some good websites about this, one of which is flyrideusa. Of course, I have already mentioned playig in the World Series of Poker. After I have done those, I can sleep for a while.

As most of you know, patience may be a problem. Once I decide I want to do something, I want to do it NOW. Work will be there only problem (twenty days, grumble grumble, I think I will have to follow other peoples lead and go to Mansion Poker, ha ha) so, by that rationale, it will take me about four years. I was kind of hoping to do them all by the end of this year.

I wonder how work would feel about me taking a six month hiatus...

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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Boring ramblings

Not been a particularly exciting few days. We have had loads of big storms, the likes of which I have never seen before. The winds are so powerful it is not unusual to see trees literally ripped from the ground beneath them. It's also been pretty cold.
Luckily that is also broken up with some fabulous weather.
Its amazing to think that the tourists will return soon, only about 10 weeks now. It is actually quite funny seeing everybody rushing around, trying to clean the place up after four months of doing nothing. All we need now is for them to start thinking about doing something with the roads. They are not great at the best of times but at this point, they resemble something from a war zone.
I was just scanning through the photos on my phone and came across the one shown here. It was actually taken on Christmas Eve, two Santa Claus riding along on a scooter. Highly amusing. Its a very good job that I can think quickly on my feet, I had to explain to Justine how it was possible that there could be more than one Father Christmas. Luckily, she still believes in his existence and it was merely his brother. Rudolph was sleeping after all the hard work over December.
Poker continues to be profitable and now I am even more keen to go to Vegas for the World Series of Poker. The one down side is, the holidays at work are appalling, you only get 20 days. If I take 15 to go to Vegas, that leaves 5 for the rest of the year. Not good. Its actually quite surprising, they are such a good company to work for in almost every other way. Obviously just don't like you having holidays!
The flights and tickets are all sorted for the World Cup now, the plan is to meet Tony in Munich, we will rent a car the day before and then head down to Nuremburg for the game. It's incredible that these boys get away with it but for an average hotel, over 500 euros for two nights. I wouldn't mind paying that or indeed more for a decent one but for an average one, not good...
I can't recall if I have said this before but, I have spent so much time watching "24" on DVD the last week or so. I went to play.com and they had the first four seasons at only 17.99 each. I had never watched one before but recall seeing the trailers for the first one. I wanted to watch it but, one skiing holiday later, plans kind of changed! Anyway, I purchased all four and it rocks! If you don't know anything about it, go to my "suprise" link on the right hand side (although not much of a suprise now!!).
Anyway, for now...
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