News from 'The World'

Here I am. I live in Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia, a city known with affection as 'The World' due to its Gold Mining history. Only been here a short time but hoping to make it home with my wife and 2 kids.

Taken the boys to visit Santa at Willows Townsville. Pat loved it and Nick woke for a beautiful photo. Lucky we didn’t spend to long in line. Being a Santa would be such an awesome job.

collegehumor:


10. You hate Jeff Dunham way more than he even deserves.
11. Going to the movies counts as having a “break from technology”.
12. The phrase “follow me” does not even remotely invoke thoughts of physical movement.
13. You send emotionally complex, romantically tinged messages by “Like”-ing shit on Facebook.


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It’s scary how many of these I fall into

collegehumor:

10. You hate Jeff Dunham way more than he even deserves.

11. Going to the movies counts as having a “break from technology”.

12. The phrase “follow me” does not even remotely invoke thoughts of physical movement.

13. You send emotionally complex, romantically tinged messages by “Like”-ing shit on Facebook.

[Keep Reading]

It’s scary how many of these I fall into

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I read somewhere that if you fall asleep within 5 minutes of laying down you have a sleep deprivation problem. I think that’s me because I have always been able to sleep quickly.

Even when having an argument with my wife I still don’t have trouble falling asleep. Even though I feel like not sleeping. The major problem is I have trouble going to bed before 11pm but have to be up at 6 for work. Trying to get to bed earlier just doesn’t work. What to do…

Wonderful Christmastime

Hey there haven’t been on in a while. Way too busy. Got the Christmas tree up yesterday and damn it looks good. Getting close now, only 4 weeks to go. I was never a huge fan of Christmas as a teen/young adult - mainly because as a retail worker I was only getting Christmas day off and going back to work. Sucks doesn’t it.

Things are different now that I have kids. Seeing Pat’s face light up when he sees the tree and Santa and all the presents really makes me remember why Christmas is all about.

Patrick is in the bath so it’s time for a quick update. Day off yesterday which was awesome. Spent it with the family, exploring downtown and checking out what Charters has to offer. I came away pretty impressed. Lots of shops all on the main street and plenty of difference to choose from.

Checked out the pool as well. Three pools (that’s right 3) in a town of 8000 is a pretty impressive feat. A regular 50m, a heated 50m for winter and a little kids pool thats only 70cm deep. This is where we spent our time with Pat and Nick absolutely loving it. Nick did really well for his first swim, I think I have a little fishie on my hands.

Back to work today which is still a challenge but one I am enjoying. The best move I have made. Time to put number one to bed so catch you later.

tumblrbot asked: WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST HUMAN MEMORY?

I can remember riding my first bike when I lived in Hervey Bay.  I was 4.  I learnt on a bike we called ‘Uncle Arthur’ after the character by Glenn Robbins on Comedy Company.  It was bright orange and way to big for a first bike but it was friggin awesome.

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rochecoach:

OH GOD I WANT TO REBLOG THIS SEVEN HUNDRED TIMES.

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The current trouble in the US is changing my view of the world. A pretty heady thing when you have just reached 30

bubbleteacup:

rochecoach:

OH GOD I WANT TO REBLOG THIS SEVEN HUNDRED TIMES.

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The current trouble in the US is changing my view of the world. A pretty heady thing when you have just reached 30

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Road Trip Pt 2

Well after the disaster at the hotel we had some shopping to do before the Wiggles concert. We arrived at Castletown Shopping Centre and all was peachy until we descended on Big W to have a look around.

After getting a couple of things we went through the checkouts and got a Coke Zero as I was pretty thirsty from the oily bacon from breakfast. Rosy need to go to the loo so we wandered over that way and while she was inside I opened the Cole up for a swig.

Belergh!!!!!!! How disgusting. Flat as!! I checked the used by date and to my horror it was September 2011. That’s right, two whole months out of date. Back we go to Big W where after waiting for service my wife showed the bottle to the girl behind the counter.

At this point I should make clear that I am a retail manager and if my team ever did this and I heard about it there would be some discussion going on let me tell you. The girl told my wife with quite a bit of attitude ‘I’ll check if we are able to give you a refund on that’. Pardon?? Able?? It’s an out of date product you WILL be giving me a refund.

After ‘checking’ with the other guy on the counter she starts the refund where she now asks for some ID to put on it. For a $3.25 bottle of coke that is out of date. You have to be kidding me. At this point I walked off and let Rosy handle it before I lost my shit. I am told he was very rude right up to the end of the transaction as if she was doing us a favour by giving me a refund on an out of date product. Suffice to say I won’t be shopping there again.

Some more shopping went on after this episode and then it was time to head to Colleen and Norm’s house to get them to drive us to the Wiggles.

Weekend Road Trip - Pt 1

Well back to work this morning after a huge weekend in Townsville. Left the Towers on Friday afternoon after work and headed down the hill to the coast. After dinner with Rosy’s Aunt and Uncle we checked into Rydges Southbank for the evening.

Here’s where the fun starts - for a so called 4 star hotel I had to unpack my own bags onto a trolley and take it upstairs myself and bring it back down again. Great start to the night. After some relax time my wife and I went for a shower where we found a USED face washer hanging on the shower curtain rail. How disgusting. When Rosy called reception she was told “I apologise for that. Someone will come up in the morning’.

FF to the next morning and no person to look at the problem. Heading downstairs for the included breakfast my wife spoke to the person on the front counter who didn’t know anything about the problem!! Talk about awesome!! Also we were given an extra 1 hour for checkout (until 11am) even though as a PriorityGuest member we should get to 1pm. So another black mark.

So time to check out after breakfast where I had to get the baggage cart again myself with no help and load all the bags into the car to leave. Rosy meanwhile was only getting ‘Sorry’s’ from the front desk and still getting charged full price for the evening. It’s safe to say she was a bit pissed and will no doubt let Rydges know about our experience in the coming days.

Part 2 will come later - including my Big W experience and the awesome time the boys had at The Wiggles that made the weekend worthwhile.

Catch you later
Geoff

Hello.

I’m going to try out this Tumblr thing I suppose. I’m sick of Facebook, and spend all my Twitter time reading my stream. Not sure what I’m going to say but I’ll let the conscious flow and we’ll see what happens.