So when I was younger I used to rollerblade quite a bit. Not when I was as young as the child in the above picture I assure you but when I was younger. I remember skating down the biggest hills I could find, wind in the hair. I remember going to the roller-arena to enter all the speed skates. I remember spending ages perfecting those jumps, backwards skating, grinds. Then slowly but surly I started doing it less and less.

Next week I turn 23. It looks like I may be getting a pair of rollerblades for my birthday. I can't wait to get back into it...

Professional Dilemma

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;"

- An excerpt from 'The Road Less Traveled' by Robert Frost

This is where I currently stand at the moment. The is a new position open at my company in a different department. It is a tempting job, more money, different sort of work. Shifts rotate between 7am and 11pm rather than the 8:30am to 6pm at the moment. In the new position, if you finish after 6 then you get a cabcharge home. The job is basically a advanced data entry position. I would at least be off the phones.

My dilemma is that my work at the moment is becoming enjoyable. I am getting more and more work so I am no longer bored. I am being trained on the back-end systems and how to run the mangerial reports. I am responsible for running the statictics each day and creating the reports for the GM to view.

My dilemma is that do I apply for the more money and new type of work or do I stay where I am and get further development in my current position for a better position in the long run?




More terrible decisions...

I know what your thinking but this is not mine. Every now and again there is a news article that really annoys me (It might be my fault for reading www.news.com.au. The online version of The Daily Terrorgraph). Today I managed to come across this article. Some of the comments have some sort of commonsence about them but majority don't.

I am a smoker. I don't smoke anywhere near as much as I used to but I still do. I have been asked in the past "why?". I enjoy it. Its been quite a few years since smoking was banning in pubs and clubs within Australia. Yes, it happened state by state but it is now Australia wide. It is ok, a minor inconvienice but still, ok. Earlier this year, a ban was put on smoking in cars with children. This I can understand also. Unfortuantly, this is one ban that I can see being adopted Australia wide and I am against it.

I can understand where people who don't like it come from but these are the same people that walk around cities where hundred of tonnes of carbon dioxide are pumped into the air (and their lungs) by peak hour traffic. These are clear, open areas that people are smoking and general public places. The smoke disapparates and just fades into the general pollution.

Besides all of these point, the most basic one is that it is legal. Soon, the only place that people will be able to smoke with be in their own backyard. Its absolute garbage. The government would love to ban it i'm sure but that love all the money that the taxes bring in. I feel that this is a attack of civil liberties and they are trying to make people who smoke into petty criminals.

This is me. Outraged.


My Hottest 100 Of All Time

Each year, Triple J radio station gets their listeners to vote and they have the Hottest 100 of that year. Recently they had the Hottest 100 of all time.

I decided to sit down a create my own list of hottest 100 of all time. Below is the list. They are not in order as that would be a mammoth task and tbph (To Be Perfectly Honest) I can't rate them between each other. If you are not sure you know the song, I have provided a Youtube link to the video (possibly a live video). Enjoy

Nine Inch Nails – Hurt
New Order – Blue Monday (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJN_vgyx74M)
David Bowie – Ashes To Ashes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyMm4rJemtI)
Lamb Of God – Laid To Rest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOWB6rmSd4I)
Duran Duran – Rio (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3W6yf6c-FA)
Blondie – Rapture (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWRL9NLQqP8)
Justice – Waters Of Nazareth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqJu_3CPhC4)
Cream – I Feel Free (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZIN2H0ZKgE)
Daft Punk – One More Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH-0s0pRleg)
ACDC – It's A Long Way To The Top (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1iR2Wi3u5o)
Eric Clapton – Layla (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX5USg8_1gA)
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Jammin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WlCdiU9IzA)
Fear Factory – Replica (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qJjrESPwb8)
Cake – Never There (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbzt1HnVzIQ)
Bloc Party – One Month Off (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9wFlfrxSBk)
Frank Zappa – My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama
Annie – Heartbeat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRxSW3Kac_A)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Into My Arms (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS4gRmvvDsU)
Blur – Girls And Boys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATWnH-yb6-o)
Frenzal Rhomb – Punch In The Face (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9-jBticD00)
Country Joe McDonald – Feel Like I'm Fixing To Die (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBdeCxJmcAo)
Aphex Twin – Windowlicker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUc4ZyLAsAM)
Cog – Open Up (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77scCh5nxqc)
At The Drive-In – One Armed Scissors (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caEYU9_hAlo)
Lady Sovereign – Gatheration (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z21DuM8CDo)
Boston – More Than A Feeling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm_-sW4Vktw)
Janes Addiction - Stop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjjUq2nioJw)
Cassius – Toop Toop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBZM6RSqW-Y)
Electric Six – Gay Bar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTN6Du3MCgI)
2 Unlimited – No Limit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQGzcu1ha3s)
Cornership – Brim Full Of Asha (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDe6regyJnU)
Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Down (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W_hEdt1Xes)
Corey Hart – Sunglasses At Night (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlZNMzSLTQ4)
A.F.I – God Called In Sick Today (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNTFf4V5UjA)
Nine Inch Nails – The Perfect Drug (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4SO_tWe4R8)
Chicks On Speed – We Don't Play Guitars (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK9XQLSpFBA)
N.W.A – Gangsta Gangsta (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jEbr6zPrAA)
Babylon Zoo – Spaceman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBV-FH2_SXc)
Peter Gabriel – Solsbury Hill (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMwn_hnoS5Y)
Mindless Self Indulgence – I Hate Jimmy Page (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqwKatmKIoY)
Combichrist – Without Emotions (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10ztYexCCTs)
Backstreet Boys – Everybody (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6XE1XRiLeY)
Polyphonic Spree – Two Thousand Places (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHySBlLBn7E)
Death From Above 1979 – Blood On Our Hands (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEtBcEo7rK0)
Rage Against The Machine – Wake Up (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1T8xgHdMEM)
ABC – The Look Of Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xdz7KjVhpQ)
House Of Pain – Jump Around (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwQbPgouUYo)
Buck 65 – Wicked And Weird (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wyyVh3uc5Y)
Incubus – Vitamin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi_HnGx0t1Q)
Barry White – Can't Get Enough Of Your Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGNj77gDgP4)
Hilltop Hoods – Nosebleed Section (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSFT2OKcdk0)
Prince – Gett Off
Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1UmMu3R7o)
Afrika Bambaataa – Planet Rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lDCYjb8RHk)
Placebo – Nancy Boy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxGBuvOCs9o)
Billy Idol – Dancing With Myself (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG1NrQYXjLU)
Klaxons – Magick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDqNcCuFIzE)
Busy P – Rainbow Man (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZFVDcysmQU)
Jamiroquai – Canned Heat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1u3w3jJaCM)
Limp Bizket – My Generation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE9CXWV1alg)
Kraftwerk – The Robots (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXa9tXcMhXQ)
The Church – The Unguarded Moment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osz-GQbX37o)
Outkast – B.O.B (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2-IVJ2NL58)
Black Sabbath – Paranoid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aIhh9nFYv4)
Ben Lee – Cigarettes Will Kill You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJAorQM7sL8)
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ii8m1jgn_M)
Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M89c3hWx3RQ)
Alive Cooper – School's Out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbNEOJMGFAo)
Korn – Got The Life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUZcTNznmdU)
Beyonce – Single Ladies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyHVQT8aIBM)
Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five – The Message (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4o8TeqKhgY)
Rammstein – Asche Zu Asche (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu5pC4sLiHA)
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq4NZEtNTAo)
Foo Fighters – Monkey Wrench (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ0we7NmojM)
Billy Talent – Red Flag (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VhJWH2eDUA)
Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkKxGzm98AU)
Peaches – AA XXX (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an0ce8kfYOc)
Ben Folds Five – Brick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV4hIy0zfps)
Hot Chip – Shake A Fist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGfJ4shG4ak)
Black Eyed Peas – Weekends (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnYiQ2FVG8I)
Lords Of Acid – Rubber Doll (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYmRdd0yJTg)
Dizzee Rascal – Fix Up, Look Sharp (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZGvnI37mxk)
Regurgitator - ! The Song Formaly Known As (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMos7XjwacY)
Rob Zombie – Living Dead Girl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvsMPOfblfg)
Cherry Poppin' Daddies – Drunk Daddy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqFpkIn25FY)
Simian Mobile Disco – Hustler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHnYntZzaiQ)
Green Day – The Grouch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1c4_kPZZxY)
Air – Cherry Blossom Girl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mcPxVBuIj0)
Kelis – Milkshake (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AwXKJoKJz4)
Grinspoon – 1000 Miles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsnTh5H7o64)
The Dandy Warhols – You Were The Last High (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiZHmwzNAqE)
The Music – Bleed From Within (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri-8Wq3GIg4)
The Offspring – Bad Habit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wMa_t5cBgY)
The Presets – Cookie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4HV_MOwibA)
The Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfcisnVHtA0)
The Streets – Geezers Need Excitement (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AeBS-R2xJE)
Tiga – You Gonna Want Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoTkTSJb9Wc)
VNV Nation – Fearless (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5CYmkbfDHs)
Frank Sinatra – I Get A Kick Out Of You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtwO2tKZmwQ)
Charlie Daniels Band – The Devil Went Down To Georgia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDm_ZHyYTrg)

Somethings you need to see to believe.

Some things you need to see to believe. This statement holds true, especially when it comes to the internet. Today I stumbled upon 3 particular videos that make me shake my head in amazement and I would love to share them with you now.

This one I have already posted on my facebook today. I think what gets me is the back-up 'dancers'. Also just doesn't really have the balls to scream "Aye esé! Que pasa?"

Now, if you live in Sydney area you will know where Kingsgrove is. This is just bad on the fact that these guys wish they lived in the ghetto rather than an area that is populated with middle class white people.

As always, you leave the best for last. This video just leaves me speechless. Pink Floyd boxers that leave nothing to the imagination and Bronski Beat have never sounded so great.

A stroke of Genius

I can imagine the scene now. All the Apple Developers sitting in a room trying to think up a new product until one of them stands up and shouts...

"Lets just take the iPod Touch and increase the size by 500% and add an email feature"

Well, they certainly earned their bonuses this year.