Upcoming: Floriade

By kaydo at 11:00 pm on Tuesday, September 4, 2007

There’s probably many things we could get excited about which are a tad better than a flower show.  But really, its spring in Canberra and so people go a little crazy with the sudden lack of cold.  Along with an apparently Australiana-themed Floriade brings some outstanding events for September and October.  A few highlights:

  • Frickin GNOMES.  I’ve already established that I think this idea is grand.  We entered Run DMC gnomes for the ‘Rock n Roll’ theme a few years ago.  This year is Australiana.  I predict 1000s of either Boonie or Steve Irwin.  I will enter when I can think up something a little more inspired.* 
  • Sand Sculptures.  I gather these are just a part of the overall exhibition, but I still think it’s great.  I gather it’s Canberra/National Icons made out of sand.  Inspired.
  • Learn Bonsai.  For a generation of children, they watched Karate Kid and wanted to learn the moves.  I watched it and wanted to learn bonsai.  Unfortunately I’ve killed every one of my previous attempts, and it’s still my favourite movie.  I might reconsider my Bonsai career between the 15th and 16th of September.
  • RMC Band Beat Retreat performance.  I stumbled upon this a few years back by following noise and fireworks (yes, just follow me if disaster strikes).  Perhaps this year I’ll actually attend.
  • Breakfast with the Birds @ the Botanic Gardens.  Saturdays and Sundays from 22 September – 14 October.
  • AIS Sportex Exhibition.  I’ve wanted to go to this for ages, but they’re donating part of the proceeds to charity during Floriade, PLUS they have some free sport demo days.  Sounds good.

Oh and these guys, are appearing regularly. 
Kangaroo men at the running of the sheep in Boorowa

PANTS last crossed paths with them during the Running of the Sheep a few years ago.  If you do nothing else, definately check out the crazy Kangaroo men.  They’re actually called Roo’d from Icarus and are apparently appearing on 15-16 September, 29 September – 7 October.  Gold.

* can you already guess next week’s PANTaSk?

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Proposed: Gnome Painting

By kaydo at 9:16 pm on Monday, September 3, 2007

I wish I didn’t think this was a great idea but I do.  The Rotary Club are holding a gnome painting event in the park this weekend.  Details are below.

Gnome painting

Last time Floriade got into the gnome action, we created our own little gnome-y version of Run DMC, complete with Adidas sneakers and bling.  We then went and saw the gnomes in their natural surrounds, and ours were clearly the best (aside from the very real need for some sort of sealant). 

No idea what we should do this year, but we should definately get into it.

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PANTaSk Week 3 – High five someone

By kaydo at 5:16 pm on Monday, September 3, 2007

Our dramatic website migration complete, it’s now time to get back to the PANTaSk.

This one is simple, because I want to make sure it’s achievable for everyone. Before the week is done, you should high five someone, preferably someone you don’t know or where it’s slightly inappropriate (e.g. at the end of a meeting at work). We’re about 7 months away from National High Five Day, so consider this to be practice.

For those of you a little nervous about jumping straight into the high five action, you can practice below*:

Virtual High Five

* – While there’s no limit on the number of times you can practice, it’ll sure start to look a little odd.

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New home!

By joinpants at 11:18 am on Saturday, August 25, 2007

If you’re reading this it means that one of us is very smart.  We’ve been moving web hosts for a few days now.  Very dramatic behind the scenes, but if we’ve done everything else right, you shouldn’t notice any differences.  Clever, eh?

If you do notice any issues (aside from the broken google calendar), hit us up in the comments.

Work over, now it’s time to get back to the fun.

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Review: City2Surf 2007

By kaydo at 12:28 am on Tuesday, August 14, 2007

So thanks to LukeO, you’re probably aware that I decided to dabble in a bit of competitive running over the weekend. Being otherwise unprepared for the event (i.e. I’ve never run anywhere before ever for any purpose) I thought that a completely sedentary build-up would be best. The way I justified this, is that I’d be ready to expend this otherwise unused energy on race day. This is one of many reasons I am not a scientist.

Here’s a photo of the people I was beating shortly after the start of the race:
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I was passed by most of these people shortly before the first km marker.

Due to city2surf onset laziness, I want to summarise in dot points. Antics I appreciated:

  • The 35 minutes it took me to cross the start line (kind of takes the urgency out of things)
  • Metallica cover band on the roof of a pub in double bay, complete with awesome wigs
  • The dude racing in a mexican wrestling mask. Sweaty.
  • Free gatorade given away by people with entirely ORANGE HANDS (I took this as a warning of things to come)
  • The people dressed up as ANZ ATMs on heartbreak hill. I hope they were paid well
  • Ice cream trucks along the route, brilliant.
  • Spectators with beer EVERYWHERE, especially in pretty precarious locations (the spectators that is)
  • The folks around the 9km mark who had a home-made sign reading “1km to go”. I think this is genius.
  • 60,000+ doses of zany, example: 2007-08-12-city2surf-05
  • As promised in previous posts, it’s time for more stats:

    14km – Distance travelled … city2surf (though whereis tells me an alternative route means 6km/2hrs by foot)
    7.0km/hr – Speed I was going on flat bits when I remembered to check
    4.6km/hr – Speed up hearbreak hill
    28km/hr – Max Speed achieved during the event
    100% – Chance that my GPS was malfunctioning at that point
    2.2km/hr Speed I walked after the event
    7.8km/hr Speed I walked to purchase a redbull & iceblock post event

    2007-08-12-city2surf-06

    [Update] Starting back of the pack means I should apparently take 20mins, 28 seconds off my finishing time. It took me an extra 20 minutes after that to cross the start line! Regardless, my official finishing position is 44,501st.

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Events: Dreamgirls of Bollywood

By lukeo at 9:00 am on Sunday, August 12, 2007

One of my mates has been telling me for a while that Canberra is becoming the Bollywood capital of Australia. Now of course I did not really believe him as he is typically a piss taker!
But be that as it may, Canberra doesn’t get much crazy and wacky than this…
Dreamgirls of Bollywood

When: 31st August 07
Time: 7:30pm – 10:00 pm
Where: The Auditorium, Ricardo St., WANNIASSA
Tickets from CanberraOnline

Check out Canberrascene for more info

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Good Luck Kaydo!!!

By lukeo at 9:30 am on Friday, August 10, 2007

PANTS would like to wish Kaydo the very very best of luck for the City to Surf on the weekend. Look forward to photos and hopefully a review of the 14km killer!
Once again Kaydo proves to us that she is certainly up for a crazy adventure and I love it!

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Events: At the Venue

By lukeo at 9:00 am on Friday, August 10, 2007

This Saturday check out Night Train at the Venue in Erindale.
Take a look at Night Train if you are into your Aussie Rock. Supported by our friends Little Smoke, it promises to be a great night. That is if you have not done the City to Surf!
Doors at 7:30, tickets from Moshtix, $5!

Keep your eye out on the Venue. There has been a few good gigs and promise of more.
http://www.the-venue.com.au/

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Event (Gig): The Beautiful Girls – TONIGHT!

By lukeo at 1:00 am on Thursday, August 9, 2007

Check out the Beautiful Girls at the UC Bar (new green room) Tonight!
Doors open at 8:30. Tickets from the bar or our friends at ticketek.

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Event: Fireside Festival 2007

By lukeo at 9:00 am on Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Canberra 4th – 26th of August 2007

If last year was anything to go by, this will ROCK.  Updates to come when events and venues are announced so stay tuned.  Or keep posted at http://www.firesidefestival.com.au/

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