Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mr Sandman, bring me a trivial dream, make him the cutest history I've ever seen, give him May 3rd

Got me 4 whopping great (whole) fresh fish at the local fish mongers for a tiddly $10.
Now I've just got to scale, gut and fillet them.
If you're missing a cat, fill in its description on the back of a can of tuna and chuck it over my back fence where all the felines will be gathered waiting for the fish guts....
Now that I've painted such a cheery picture for you enjoy your brekkie!

1790 Bennelong escaped from the clutches of the white gate crashers.

1792 The Tank Stream in Sydney began sporting a 36,000 litres water tank.
Timmeh Holding that's called "water  s-t-o-r-a-g-e ".
It's something you build to hold the water you collect, not the water you steal from struggling, drought striken communities.
Oops. 
I've been thinking aloud again, haven't I?

1804 Aboriginals approached the Risdon Cove settlement in Tassie and got shot at for their trouble with 50 killed.

1820 John Butler was a clever chappie when he combined missionary work with farming when he trialled the first European plough in NZ and stated "May God Speed the Plough."

1841 The Kiwis cut the apron strings and were declared an independent colony from NSW as of July 1st.
And thus they went forth and colonised.

1897 Margaret Cruikshank paved the road for millions when she became the first registered female doctor in NZ.

1981 The first NZ newspaper published on a Sunday *gasp* appeared today (coincidently also a Sunday...or am I reading the calender upside down again?) originally titled The New Zealand Times (but I have not the foggiest what it goes by now).

1989 Christine Jorgensen passed away, one of the earliest transsexuals to live in the public eye post-reassignment surgery.

7 comments:

Brian Hughes said...

"Now that I've painted such a cheery picture for you enjoy your brekkie!"

No problem. There are usually around six or seven cats all filling their faces in our back garden on our own bundle of delight's fishy breakfast first thing in the morning anyway. Such a hideous sight is nothing new to me.

Jayne said...

Excellent, must be all your marine cooking that does the trick, Brian :P

Timespanner said...

"1981 The first NZ newspaper published on a Sunday *gasp* appeared today (coincidently also a Sunday...or am I reading the calender upside down again?) originally titled The New Zealand Times (but I have not the foggiest what it goes by now)."

Just FYI: There was a New Zealand Sunday News published in Palmerston North from 1933-1935, and the Sunday News of today has been published since c.1966, according to the National Library of NZ's catalogue.

The Wellington New Zealand Times did start in 1981, and was continued by the New Zealand Sunday Times in 1986, continued then on by the Dominion Sunday Times to 1992, then the Sunday Times. I doubt it could be said to be the first Sunday newspaper, though. Auckland's Sunday News, while a tabloid, is still a newspaper.

Lord Sedgwick said...

Did a similar piscatorial bargain basement deal at the Vic Market this week. 3 sizable leather jackets (skinned and gutted) and a stack of sardines for $6.

Leather jacket flesh turned into thai fish balls, sardines on the menu for lunch.

(The cats attracted by the odours were turned into a tasty ragout. How thrifty was that?! Taste just like chicken - only crunchy.)

This in a week when there was one of those nonsense newspaper reports that fresh food is becoming a luxury.

Yeah well, if people fill their trolleys up to dolly's wax at Safeway or Coles no kn wonder.

Shopping at the Vic Market you have cheaper produce (by a factor of 50% on a lot) and a ton of choice.

Even taking into account the cost of the chauffeur, the running costs of the Bentley and the wages of my shopping trolley wallahs, I always have plenty of change left to spend on a couple of litres of G'n'Ts to wash down the sugar bag full of churros purchased for the journey home to Shangri-La Central.

Jayne said...

Ahhh, thanks Lisa, I was a bit suss on it but I knew you'd come to my rescue if it was off. This one was from WikipediaI love the Vic Market, LS, been meaning to get back in there to sample some emu and croc :)
YES!!! With a bit of planning much moolah can be saved!
My local fish mongers (probably like many others) don't open on a Sunday and Monday so all their stock starts running out the door at midday Saturday on $5 trays - I have 4 local shops to choose from so I'm spoilt!
Some local butchers do something similar ;)

Lord Sedgwick said...

OTOH you can go to your local RSL on a Frydy night and if'n you're lucky, for 20 cents a ticket you can eat like a top of the food chain carnivore king for weeks.

Helps if you like offal and BBQ trays. :0(

Jayne said...

Think I'll stick to the butchers and fish mongers :P

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