Friday, May 25, 2012

State of Origin Fight Game 1 2012

I find it amusing, in the days since the big game, to listen to a lot of the talk and whinging going on with the various calls made during the game. Granted, if QLD were on the losing side of the equation the same kind of whining would be going on - but even then, I would find it ridiculous and amusing.

NSW Supporters are crying foul over a controversial decision awarding QLD a try - why? The rules were clearly and directly applied by the third umpire. Even the NSW coach says he thinks it was a try (and that was rather shocking. I think we all expected Ricky Stuart to jump up and down). So why are supporters, in the face of such reactions, still crying foul? It was game one people. There is still game two to redeem yourselves. And really - I think QLD were clagging towards the end and lucky to hold on for the win. Focus on that and not how hard done by you think you were.

And as for Jennings - anyone who runs in from over 40 m away into something that doesn't involve them, swinging with a king hit like he did DESERVES to be sent from the field. Think about who is watching the game, the responsibility you have as elite sports people and the message you are sending to younger players and then tell me that being such a DICKHEAD and a COMPLETE TOOL is acceptable.

Get real!

Saturday, May 19, 2012


I was thinking about this on the drive over to my friends place this morning. We had talked about it last night over dinner - how there is or should be some sort of reasonable expectation with regards to communication when dating someone, but how that seems to intensify almost out of control.
I'm not overly familiar with this but have had some experience with it recently. You send someone a text and there is generally an expectation, unless your text clearly indicates otherwise, that a reply is wanted. When you don't get one for every day stuff you get a little miffed about it. But when you throw in the dating thing, the expectation increases substantially and the silence suddenly means more than it actually does. And we turn into neurotic crazy women paranoid about everything.
I wonder why that is?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ok so I am slack!

I have been rather slack of late. Chalk it up to a combination of the following:

* Full on uni schedule
* Being away on exercise with work
* Personal issues that weigh on the mind

All of that has left me strangely with this lack of desire to share my thoughts with the world.

But I am back!!! Tonight's rant will be relatively short but hey, it's better than nothing.

The Voice.....As a concept I actually quite enjoy this show. I enjoy the american version a little more than the australian, though I think the talent in season 1 was better than the season 2 talent (just my opinion). But what irritates me about the australian version of the show is that some of the competitors that have been selected are even on there.

Why on earth is Guy Sebastian's brother, or Jimmy Barnes' daughter allowed to go on a show like this. If I worked for a company, like Coke, and they were running a competition - not only can I not compete in the competition but generally neither can my family. So why on earth are people who have connections with the music industry, or experience in it already at reasonably high levels, be allowed on a singing show where they are essentially taking the place of someone who doesn't have those contacts??

Personally I think it's wrong. I don't think they should be allowed to participate in the show when they are already at an advantage over other contestants.

So - short and sweet but thats what I think!