The Gospel of the Bling

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Five ways to get her to watch sport

It's full of all the things she loves - drama, intrigue, blood and passion. Are we talking a night at the opera? Nup. We're talking sport. And she hates it. But don't fret. She just doesn't know what she's missing out on. It's up to you to convince her that sport is more than just a game. It's life.

Try these five tips below and watching the big game on Sunday just may become a lot more easier.

Explain the game
The best way to learn a sport is to play it. That's easy if you're talking tennis or touch football, but trickier if your passion is baseball or cricket. Invite her to watch you play on the weekend or take her to see a professional game because watching some sporting heroes (like you) in the flesh may pique her interest.

Teach her appreciation
It might look easy when Matthew Hayden hits a six, but today's professionals train hard to stay at the top of their game. Encourage her to have a go herself so she'll realise just how hard it is to put bat on ball.

Talk the players up
Avoid scandals like Wayne Carey's indiscretion with his best friend's missus, even if you're only making a joke. Instead, talk up some players' positive attributes, like David Beckham being the loving father to his boys and John Eales cooking for his mum.

Answer all her questions
In an effort to understand what's going on, many stupid questions will be asked. Answer every one patiently and in good humour, even if she asks why the umpire has just given a batsman the finger, why rucks and mauls appear to be the same thing and why league players run into defenders, while their union counterparts tend to run around them.

If all else fails, barter
This is the last resort. Tell her that you'll do something she likes if she'll watch the game with you; it might mean enduring a chick flick, but after all, compromise is the key to a long and harmonious relationship.

A plethora of popups

If you're having problems with popups then read on.

For the past week we've been unidated with popups on our computer. Don't know where they came from - don't care. I don't want a new mobile phone ringtone. And NO I don't need a new wonder weight loss drug. (By the way: I've gained 15 kilo's since we've been married, but that's another story)

All I can say is that I was 2 minutes away from re-installing our laptop - As if. After trying various free pop-up removal software this still didn't work. Infact it made it worse. Then we checked our Yahoo Mail account to find that the Yahoo mail page keeps refreshing itself. This was not good let me tell you. I tried googling my problem to see if anyone else experienced this. To no avail I was unsuccessful. Then it dawned on me: "It's gotta be the add-ons with IE 7". So I restarted Internet Explorer without the add-ons. And Vola - no pop-ups, and the Yahoo mail page is stable. Everything worked like it should so re-opened IE with all the add-ons and went to Tools > Add-ons and found there was about 50 different add-ons that I didn't know Internet Explorer 7 was running. So I removed the ones unfamiliar ones and the ones I didn't need. And all I can say is that IE 7 is running better tha I thought it would.

Ok I know that some are gonna leave comments and tell me that IE is garbage. That's your opinion. I'm old school. IE works better for me for blogging and web design.

That's about it for now!

Deep in Thought

G'day everyone,
Long time, no entry

Here's what I've been thinking about:

Australian Monopoly
Why Sydney & Bonniedoon are not on the new Australian Monopoly Version and Adelaide takes the top spot. Ok, they decided by voting on the Monopoly website. But still, does anyone except South Australian's agree that this was the right choice?



Domino's Meat Pie Pizza

What had the marketing managers at Domino's been smoking when they came up with this? I had to download the picture because I'm sure that they meant it when they said "for a limited time". This one will linger on in the back of our minds when all traces of its existence have been destroyed, like the "Star Wars Holiday Special"

The evolution of the humble Aussie meat pie has taken a monumental leap in history, with the union of Australia's two biggest pre-game footy food rivals – meat pie and pizza.
Now the traditional Aussie meat pie isn't known for its looks, and neither is Domino’s new meat pie pizza, the result of three months of research and development as the company looked for a distinctly Australian taste. The Meat Pie Pizza comes with beef mince, onions and peas topped with thick pastry and tomato sauce – and apparently it looks about as pretty as a half-gobbled dog's eye. With an estimated 3 million Aussie dollars committed to the launch of the new pizza one has to wonder how arch rivals ‘Pizza Hut’ will respond. Marsupials with the lot anyone?



Peter Popoff's & his not so Miracle Spring Water
I came across this guy while surfing the web. Click Here to find out exactly who this guy is. I know a scam when I smell one. Oh and by the way: Popoff is another word to use when you've eaten too many baked beans. I got my own miracle water - it comes from a tap. The miracle part is that I can actually drink the stuff. Considering the highly toxic qualities Bendigo town water possesses.

Popoff appears on late-night U.S. television as a Pentecostal healing evangelist and also in infomercials. He has promoted his "Miracle Spring Water" as a "point of contact" for divine healing. He has also preached a form of prosperity theology under the slogan "Go into business with God", claiming that God will make "divine transfers" into a viewer's "divine account". One infomercial states, "A divine transfer is a supernatural event. This is not money you're going to make from your job... God is going to supernaturally put money into your account."
Within four weeks of submitting one's address to Popoff's automated phone service, subscribers receive in the mail from Popoff (now calling himself "Prophet Peter Popoff") a three-page essay filled with elaborate biblical language and red-ink imitation handwriting. Instead of the promised "Miracle Water", included is a tiny plastic "Golden Tablet" and a "Miracle Band" (a cardboard bracelet marked simply with "JIREH", Hebrew for "see" but sometimes translated "provide"). Popoff purports that the "Golden Tablet" was made by God and intended to create immense wealth for the subscriber. Popoff then insists that the subscriber wear the "Miracle Band" while posting him a check for $28.30 (related to Exodus 28:30 in some way), in order to receive further instructions on how to use the "Golden Tablet".

Well thats what I think.
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