20120927 – Dinning Out

Thursday – Warm and sunny  but some clouds on the mountain.

 

After our hectic city day we have. Leisurely day on the mountain. Get a bit of reading and SQL work done. Then after lunch Wendy does the gallery shops without me – apparently I have a bad attitude towards shopping. Instead I find a nice coffee shop and enjoy the sun, watch the world go by, whilst having a long black – probably not PC but who gives a dam.
These Muslims are giving religion a real bad name. As my atheist hero Pat Condell says can you imagine how appalled Jesus, or that other geezer,  would be if they came back and saw what was being done in the name of religion. 
I’ve had enough of all these fundamentalist fruitcakes and will stick with Dawkins.
Finally got to see the iPhone 5 in the flesh yesterday. Very nice; slimmer; longer; lighter; bigger screen  – should help my typing; Siri sounds amazing and I’m convinced will be he another paradyne shift; on top of it all its about 6 times faster than Wendy’s iPhone 4.
And more slang:
“Enough yabber from this old ocker … take a trip to the dunny, then grab a coldie and a dog’s eye with dead horse on the way back, get a matilda, and have a Captain Cook at the rest of this blog”.
Just to put this country into perspective:

“The average world population density is 117 people per square mile, that of the United States 76 and that of Macao is 69,000. Australia’s is only 6”.

Friday – warm and sunny.
Don’t you just love it when young women take their thongs off in public.
Drive down to Surfers Paradise to go on a boat trip around the waterways of Southport and Surfers paradise. jams everywhere its a bank holiday weekend.
The boat trips a pleasant way to see the Gold Coast. More expensive houses on the waterfront complete with boat docks and some even have helipads. Sadly most of them are empty. How the other half live. After the boat trip we have lunch at the “Titanium”. All included in the $29 fee. Expected the lunch to be very mediocre but it was quite good – rump steak and snapper.
More astute observations from Wendy as she observes pigeons and seagulls. “They’re the same the world over, the lucky ones are here on the Gold Coast and then you have the less fortunate in Belthorn”.
Then we nip into the big shopping mall, Wendy’s treat – joy. Good to see you can buy Gollywogs over here, no stupid political correctness here yet. We don’t really want one but we’re tempted to buy one just to kick PC in the teeth. Mind you knowing our loony country it’ll probably be confiscated at customs in case it causes offence!
Go to Pams where we have dinner with the residents  Try some Ozzie beers, not exactly the best beers in the world, but their wines make up for it. A very pleasant evening and get to meet some interesting people and now know how to make and rejuvenate fudge, never realised it was such a big and profitable business.
Stay overnight at Pams and get a taste of high rise living. Misha, the cavoodle, dives into the bed to stake her claim before we get in. At 06:00 we get a bed wash from Misha  Really cute , just the right size and lovely temperament.
“Australia’s first police force was a band of 12 of the most well behaved Convicts”.
Saturday – warm and sunny.
Take a nice walk into one of the Broad Beach parks, lovely greenery in the middle of the city. Meet up with Brian, one of Pams friends. When we get to Pams apartment Camilles there, she’s grown up a bit since we last saw her.
 
More signs of a liberated society they have licensed brothels. Massage parlours offer happy time, usually at the ned of a massage. I leave it to your imagination as to what makes people have a happy time.
In the evening Wendy and I go out to the Polish place for a quiet dinner. Unfortunately the kids  and parents from hell are there. The kids shouting pizza, pizza,pizza, pizza. Then he starts  making a sandcastle with the salt and pepper while Dad watches on. Fortunately he, the kid that is, starts gnawing on the 2″ thick table. That silences him but probably doesn’t do the table much good.
The restaurants won loads of top awards and the foods excellent. Start off with a tasty Zywiec, Polish beer, then try Pierogi, traditional meat filled dumplings, they’re really tasty. I try the Bigos and Wendy has a Ham hock.
 
Useless facts:

 “In 1954, Bob Hawke was immortalised by the Guinness Book of Records for sculling 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds. Bob later became the Prime Minister of Australia”

Sunday – warm and sunny.
Heavy and noisy rain overnight.
Pat Condells strikes again with a great rant about the Muslims violent tantrums from the religion of peace. You can see it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCXHPKhRCVg&feature=em-subs_digest-newavtr. Just so true and to the point.
Drive down to Peters, one of Pams friends, for lunch. What a fantastic spread he’s laid on. All very Italian. Certainly changed my attitude to Italian food. The Melanzane Alla Parmigiana was lovely. All very leisurely, took all afternoon, unfortunately we had to leave before the cheesecake.
Good to see yet another religion getting upset over trivia:

“US coffee chain Starbucks has managed to ‘enrage’ a group of Buddhists by opening up a store directly outside a well known shrine. This has inspired in a number of anti-coffee protests by religious activists”.

 Meanwhile:

“A pom, fresh off the plane at Sydney airport, is trying to negotiate Australian customs. Finally, when it’s his turn to get his passport stamped, the customs officer starts rattling off the usual questions:
C.O. – How long do you intend to stay?
POM – 1 week.
C.O. – What is the nature of this trip?
POM – Business.
C.O. – Do you have any past criminal convictions?
POM – I didn’t think we still needed to”!

Translation:
Enough chat from this old uncultured Ozzie – take a trip to the toilet, grab a chilled can of beer and a meat pie with sauce on the way back, get a blanket and have a look at the rest of this blog.

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