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Friday, January 30, 2009

You know its summer when...









I knew it was definitely summer the other day when I looked up from the back yard to see Elvis flying past.





For those of you who live OS this didn't mean that I had been partaking of too many presecription drugs, rather that I saw a bloody enormous helicopter that is based out at Essendon Aerodrome in order to fight bushfires. I think they come over from the USA because once we had dinner next to an entire group of yanks all wearing Elvis t-shirts at the local Indian curry place.

So it is bushfire season and bloody hot at present. I haven't been following the weather reports but the news is full of stories about railway lines buckling, trains being cancelled and yesterday morning on RRR they were talking about birds falling out of the sky, something that Sweet Thang swears she witnessed the other day!


I am sure we also drove past a temperature reading that said it was 47 degrees (celsius- I don't know what that means in American but it is bloody hot down here) the other day as well...

So at present whenever I venture outside it is like putting your face into a blast furnace and it is just too hard to get energised or enthused about much at all.

14 comments:

  1. 116 f. Bloody hot! I'm sleeping directly under the fan this week. I've got double cricket - with 35 (95f) and 37(99F) degrees forecast. Owies!

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  2. Yeah the Skycranes come over from the US each summer.

    We have a Japanese guy over to get some experience with us and he is after an Aussie name. His name is Eigo and a couple of us are doing our best to get him to use Elvis.

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  3. Wandering around at lunchtime I noticed that the weather at least means that everyone isn't wearing black (not that there is anything wrong with that) but the streets of Melbourne are full of colour and lots of skin at present, I could be back in Brisbane or on the GC...

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  4. When the roads and rails start to buckle, it's hot!

    Good to see those old Skycranes still earning their keep!

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  5. Great shot of the buckled railway - v hot indeed

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  6. GB as long as the skin is covering attractive women thats all that matters

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  7. Chaz - a gentleman wouldn't mention it but that is right on the mark.

    This is the news from Connex:

    http://www.connexmelbourne.com.au/news.php?newsid=491

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  8. It's not summer until I hear from Barnesm :(

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  9. I forgot to say I left a pair of crocs on the back patio the other day and they shrank like shrinky dinks!!!

    Karada good to ee you passing by...

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  10. Gb sorry have been associated with lerm too much!!

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  11. chaz - fair enough he is a pretty bad influence on all of us....

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  12. Pretty bad, OMFG Bob, thats UNderstating it something chronic.

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  13. WOW, that helicopter has a HUGE penis.

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