Top five things to do on a weekend – number 1

3 03 2008

Remember when andym used to blog?!?! Seems so long ago now! But he had a great blog concept – each post had 5 points. I liked reading that blog. Good concision. ( I didn’t realise that was a word until I saw it on this blog, also with good concision spotted by CraigS)

I am stealing his idea for the next little while to share the top 5 things I like to do with my weekends.

As a full-time worker, my weekends are precious to me. I need to relax and do things I enjoy, otherwise I won’t have the energy to face the 5-day working week. All to often, weekends get crowded out by things I ‘have’ to do, which can be a bit stressful for my wife and I. But the following are the things I love to do.

1. Go to church

We have just changed congregations from 7:15pm to 10:45am. So far I am loving it.

We didn’t know heaps of people in the congregation, and most of them are a fair bit older than us. But we have already made some friends which is great.

Also, we have been encouraged by the people who have been willing to join us in the new timeslot. The Lovell’s were there from the start, but we’ve been joined by Samantha and Nathan (my sis and bro-in-law), Josh and Lorna (friends) and Tim and Louisa (my bro and his fiancee).

10:45 is not too early on a Sunday that I need towake up early and not too late that we can’t enjoy lunch together afterwards. We are super happy with the change.

Public Transport

3 03 2008

This post is going to sound like a whinge.

And it probably is a whinge. So I apologise in advance. If you don’t want to hear it, stop reading now.
Firstly, the buses on Victoria Rd lately have been poo. Today, I waited for 20 mins and then 5 turned up at once. It’s nice to have options, but I can’t get to work any quicker on 5 buses than I can on 1.

Secondly, there has been a drop in public transport etiquette. Now, I am a guilty party – I like to stand in the no standing section of the bus where you have the most room – but there are three things I think should go without saying on public transport.

  1. Cover your mouth when you cough.
  2. If there is a seat available, and someone is standing, don’t hinder them from sitting down. Slide across to the window, move your bag, do what it takes.
  3. Finally, do NOT, remove your toe nail polish with nail polish remover in a hot, crowded, poorly ventilated bus. I almost needed to spew.

Sorry for the rant. These are the selfish things I think about on my way to work. Maybe I should be thinking more along the lines of this guy.

I’ll try to lift my game on the public transport system as well.