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-PJ- wrote: January 17, 2021, 9:46 am
greeneyed wrote: January 17, 2021, 9:10 am
-PJ- wrote: January 17, 2021, 7:12 am
Then later on in the arv we went into Horseshoe beach and watched a few coal ships going in and out.

I had Subway for dinner..
You ‘ol romantic!
It gets better..she paid for the Sub.
Did she let you get a drink and cookie? Congrats by the way!
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bonehead wrote: January 16, 2021, 8:40 pm Happy Anniversary big rig.

Long day, family breakfast at our go to Cafe and all day at the beach

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Thanks boner,

Had a quiet one. MrsPJ had a first aid course to attend yesterday morning. Then later on in the arv we went into Horseshoe beach and watched a few coal ships going in and out. It was real busy, plenty dropping a line in the harbour..

I had Subway for dinner..

I take it there was no cricket yesterday.
in and out, footlong, I see where this is going

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bonehead wrote: January 17, 2021, 11:54 am
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bonehead wrote: January 16, 2021, 8:40 pm Happy Anniversary big rig.

Long day, family breakfast at our go to Cafe and all day at the beach

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Thanks boner,

Had a quiet one. MrsPJ had a first aid course to attend yesterday morning. Then later on in the arv we went into Horseshoe beach and watched a few coal ships going in and out. It was real busy, plenty dropping a line in the harbour..

I had Subway for dinner..

I take it there was no cricket yesterday.
in and out, footlong, I see where this is going

t20 comp, I give that a miss

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The monsters celebrating another birthday today.

Happy Birthday ole girl..8️⃣4️⃣
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-PJ- wrote:The monsters celebrating another birthday today.

Happy Birthday ole girl..
HB to the dragoon

Boneyjr has foot surgery this afternoon, will be a long boring day

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bonehead wrote: January 22, 2021, 6:14 am
-PJ- wrote:The monsters celebrating another birthday today.

Happy Birthday ole girl..
HB to the dragoon

Boneyjr has foot surgery this afternoon, will be a long boring day

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Hope all goes ok for Boneyjr.

He’ll be back sprint training soon enough..
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There was a shark attack in LakMac yesterday.

Yarrawonga Park is down the southern end of the lake. A 58yr old man bitten on the arm at approx 6-30pm Saturday evening and was airlifted to JHH in a serious but stable condition.

It was only a matter of time this happpened.

Council need to hurry along with the netting of swimming baths around the lake, which has been asked for by residents for years. There’s been sharks in LakMac for years..everybody knows it.

I hope the dude recovers..I really do..BUT swimming at dusk is a brain dead play..
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BJ wrote:
gergreg wrote:For our work Christmas party we went to a painting and wine afternoon. We all painted an emu and had a few drinks. Something different and it was actually a heap of fun. I'd recommend it to anyone. They even have children's sessions, without the alcohol.

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And the funky emuImage

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geezus nice work, I helped boneyjr with his school mixed media art was hard enough

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-PJ- wrote:There was a shark attack in LakMac yesterday.

Yarrawonga Park is down the southern end of the lake. A 58yr old man bitten on the arm at approx 6-30pm Saturday evening and was airlifted to JHH in a serious but stable condition.

It was only a matter of time this happpened.

Council need to hurry along with the netting of swimming baths around the lake, which has been asked for by residents for years. There’s been sharks in LakMac for years..everybody knows it.

I hope the dude recovers..I really do..BUT swimming at dusk is a brain dead play..
we were out swimming off the boat(inlaws 26ft) in the lake near pulbah one day, I was fishing off the front while the others swam off the back.
Bites at my bait stopped so I reeled in and went to go swim, father inlaw asked everyone to come out into the boat pretty calmly then points out a decent fin about 15m off the boat.

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Nightmare with kids rugby up on the Coast this year - clubs really, really struggling to get teams together. Younger son (u13s) will have to move to a club with a team at the appropriate age, while older son (u15s) will go into the year with only one guy on the bench. Apparently league is in even worse shape, with kids having to drive down to Brisbane to get a game.

Only a decade ago, clubs all had multiple teams at each age group, whereas now whole clubs are folding. Dire stuff.

On the plus side, both T_R kids a red hot chance at rep footy this year, after it was all cancelled in 2020. Older lad has emerged from a summer in the gym, and is a chance at QLD Country, I fancy. Can't wait for the new season, whatever it brings.
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junior sport not what it was unfortunately but if rugby dies then that's a sacrifice we'll all be willing to make.
Don't worry elite rugby juniors generally crossover to league well enough

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Is it just a blip because of Covid?

Boney I played rugby as a kid. Great game to play but tough to watch.

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No, a long term trend unfortunately.

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Well, the lamb is in the smoker, the pitch is mowed, the beer is cold.

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T_R wrote:No, a long term trend unfortunately.

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My fondest memories growing up are rugby, little athletics and cricket so sad to hear this. All my girls care about is ballet atm but at least they still enjoy swimming and they're keen to start running. I'm hoping they take up some team sport in the next few years though.

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T_R wrote:No, a long term trend unfortunately.

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I remember Bill Woods interviewing Phil Waugh on Bill and Boz last year, saying it’s a worrying trend across Rugby. Randwick(?) has seen a drop in memberships across a few years as well.
They were talking about Rugby having higher registration costs than most other games, which is driving away juniors. I remembered they compared it to AFL, where junior registrations are amongst the cheapest due to all these subsidies.

Do you think it’s a cost thing up there as well TR?
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gergreg wrote:Is it just a blip because of Covid?

Boney I played rugby as a kid. Great game to play but tough to watch.

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Once got approached to join rugby, was playing prop in league told them I was an outside centre they were a bit unsure if I was fair dinkum

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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote: January 26, 2021, 10:25 am
T_R wrote:No, a long term trend unfortunately.

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I remember Bill Woods interviewing Phil Waugh on Bill and Boz last year, saying it’s a worrying trend across Rugby. Randwick(?) has seen a drop in memberships across a few years as well.
They were talking about Rugby having higher registration costs than most other games, which is driving away juniors. I remembered they compared it to AFL, where junior registrations are amongst the cheapest due to all these subsidies.

Do you think it’s a cost thing up there as well TR?
I doubt it's financial. We pay about $350 a year, and a lot of that goes into kit (the rest insurance, I guess). There's government funding for people who can't afford it that would cover half, too. I know at our club if someone couldn't pay the rest, someone else would chuck in, or we'd raid the sausage sizzle funds or something - definitely no one would miss out for financial reasons.

So no, it's not that. Competition from soccer is a big issue up here in Noosa, but I'm not sure what else is going on. Damn shame, though.
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It's the top down thing.

If the elite game struggles for traction, it flows downwards to juniors

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So my Bourbon beer did not work at all. It didn’t ferment, so I popped the bottle and it just tasted like the sample pre-priming.

Back to the drawing board. I’m thinking it might have been because I put the bourbon essence in during fermentation. Next time I’ll put it in after.

In the meantime, I’m going back to ciders, and having a crack at an Apple and Raspberry Fui original
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Don't most bourbon beers just use an old bourbon barrel for fermentation, rather than adding it?

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Yeah they do. I was getting around that by adding bourbon essence and bourbon barrel wood chips in the secondary after fermenting.

Apparently it’s the way to do it when you don’t have a bourbon barrel
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Took Boneyjr out to breakfast, really enjoying the 1 on 1 time with him lately.

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bonehead wrote:Took Boneyjr out to breakfast, really enjoying the 1 on 1 time with him lately.

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The Nickman wrote:
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That’s not what he’s been saying
he just loves food he'll put up with me for that

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bonehead wrote: February 20, 2021, 10:07 am Took Boneyjr out to breakfast, really enjoying the 1 on 1 time with him lately.

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Tell the truth.

You want him to mow the lawn and wash your car. Earn his keep.

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-PJ- wrote:
bonehead wrote: February 20, 2021, 10:07 am Took Boneyjr out to breakfast, really enjoying the 1 on 1 time with him lately.

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Tell the truth.

You want him to mow the lawn and wash your car. Earn his keep.

Breakfast is to get him on board.
16 more days in the cast......

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Give him time to heal boney..
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Oh boy.. had a planned day off tomorrow to watch the daughter in a swimming carnival, also my b'day too.

Then what a pleasant surprise to receive a jury duty notice for tomorrow - received today.

Some poor bastard is receiving a life sentence for jaywalking.

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gergreg wrote: March 2, 2021, 9:20 pm Oh boy.. had a planned day off tomorrow to watch the daughter in a swimming carnival, also my b'day too.

Then what a pleasant surprise to receive a jury duty notice for tomorrow - received today.

Some poor bastard is receiving a life sentence for jaywalking.

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hb Gergreg

my old man did the "oh I didn't hear you, can't hear well in here" you're excused

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I was able to defer for a few months. Hopefully the timing will be a little better because I'm a little intrigued with the process.

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