Friday, May 22, 2009

If you like Pina Coladas And getting caught in the rain If you're not into yoga If you have half a brain May 22

Another week over, another Friday of sweet Fanny Adams getting done.
Feral Beast had a wonderful time at an archaeology lecture on Wednesday night, learning how loose women of the 19th century were smoking (pipes!) and illegally guzzling vodka then hiding the empties under the floorboards.... *she goes off to glue floorboards down* an excavation for historical archaeology on a former convict barracks that became a female hostel that became an office ( a prison by any other name...?)

1851 Those who would squeeze blood from a stone declared from the rooftops of NSW that any and all gold on both public and private property was ultimately owned by The Crown and should anyone have the urge to dig and delve they would be lightened of 30 shillings each month for the privilege.

1884 The first representative rugby team sounded trounced the Wellington team 9 -0 before commencing the 1884 tour of NSW where they won 8 games.
For more bits 'n' bobs on the All Blacks before they were officially All Blacks click HERE.

1886 Sin City aka Sydney probably let loose a tuppenny banger when the first cable tram trundled off from Milsons Point to Ridge Street.

1891 Royal Melbourne Golf Club was founded for those who like to belt the bejebus out of a small white ball.
Remember - golf spelt backwards is flog.

1901 The Duke of Cornwall - who got a later gig as King George V - laid the foundation stone of Brisvegas' St John's Cathedral, and celebrated 100 years of construction in 2006.
Yes, tradies are as rare as hen's teeth.

1988 From today until the 25th Central City was sprinkled with snow.

1989 Canterbury got the first decent drop of rain in 22 months, enough to declare the drought over.


  1. "Feral Beast had a wonderful time at an archaeology lecture on Wednesday night..."

    Now that's what I call a Fortean experience.

  2. Sin City? Really! I live and learn.

  3. Your header sounds just like me, especially the half a brain part. I'm not a drinker, but I had a Pina colada once and liked it, I love walking in the rain and Yoga is completely beyond me. Although I wouldn't mind giving it a go if I could be sure I wouldn't hurt myself.