Friday, February 6, 2009

A bunch of ferals (copyright Havock)

Well, as you can see from the above photo, dinner at the Butcher's Grill was a success. It was good to catch up with GuruBob, Bangar and Havock again and a pleasure to meet Chaz and Simon Bedak. Unfortunately I was the first to bail as I had a morning flight to Sydney to catch.
When I left my intention was to catch the train home, that intention lasted as long as it took for me to spot a Taxi (20 metres walk). If I knew I was going to get the worst Taxi driver in history, I probably would have stuck with the trains. My driver failed to recognise any of the 4 suburbs I named, drove all over the road and at one stage was doing 45km/h in an 80 zone. Aaagggghhhh!!!!
Managed to drag my sorry arse onto the plane in the morning. I feel sorry for the poor bastard next to me that had to put with the stench of red wine leaking from my pores. Thankfully I wasn't the pilot so we got to Sydney alive.
I thought the one benefit of working in Sydney on Saturday was I would miss the 43 degree day in Melb, unfortunately the temp in Sydney's West is going to be 43 degrees. To make matters worse we are going to have the power off in the office most of the day so there will be no fans or aircons.

Mr Bedak expressed some confusion as to what my profile pic is. As you can see from below, it is a portrait of me cunningly disguised as alcohol.

To demonstrate scale, here is it alongside my head.

Anyway, it's time for me to get back to work so that I am all ready for more work tomorrow morning.


  1. My favorite chinese restaurant carves turnips into flowers and then dyes them appropriately. This seems much more in-depth.

  2. Great photo of what sounds a top night. Although I must admit that I was hoping for at least one shot of the waitress.

    You all look very debonair & rakish - except for the poor chap with a disability at the head of the table.

    And, My God, that is a decent sized drink! Glad to see the beer chaser.

  3. What a fine group of young fellas. Hope you had a great time catching up. I am feeling for you working today, at the end of it, find a pool and simply walk into it. Then stay there until you feel like a human again. Cold beverages of your choice is of course optional but a dam fine idea as well.

  4. Some pretty handsome men at the table~~very nice!!

    : )

    Have a great weekend!!

  5. Steve - Perhaps more in-depth, but definately more alcoholic.

    Lerm - That is Chaz at the head of the table, I wonder if dinner with him counts as community service?

    DD - Young fellas? Nope just the one young fella, the others are all ancient.

    Ctmedz - What table are you looking at????

  6. As I said on G-B's blog:

    "A good time had by all and no arrests. Well done guys."

  7. My taxi driver was one of the better ones I've had. A great night indeed.

  8. and just to make sure everybody knows who is good looking and who is not. From Left to Right, heading CLOCKWISE.

    Guru Bob, Mr Cattle Baron Simon Bedak, Yours truly Havock, then our man CHAZ at the head of the table and at this point, possibly OFF HIS HEAD, then Bangar and finally our man Nautilus. .

  9. H. Sitting next to you mate was enough to drive me to drink!!

    Naut, you'll need a lot more than dinner with me to pay off YOUR debt to society!

    funnily enpough I was pretty sober at this point went downhill rapidly later on though...