Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Just a day

What to write about? I could write about the ABC journalist tart who was thrown out from the Federal Parliament Media Gallery gallery because she exposed her...........well, I am not sure what. This is how she was dressed in Press Gallery.


I think she exposed a little less than our former Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Senate Chamber. 



Poor straight blokes can't normally see the chests of women, but hey this gay bloke can see the chests of men, their pecs, their nipples. I like! Apparently this was acceptable in the Press Gallery at Parliament House.


So that was what I am not writing about. Instead today I used lots of public transport and it all worked really well. In the morning we caught the 72 tram to Prahran, had brunch and I filled my medicine scripts at Chemist Warehouse. We bought some fruit and Christmas frippery in Coles supermarket and caught the tram home. 

In the afternoon I caught the 67 tram to Caulfield for a medical appointment. I should report the driver for excessive gonging of the tram bell, I reckon about 300 times. It was painful. After my appointment concluded, I caught the 605 bus that travels through Melbourne's best suburbs using side streets to the corner of Alexandra Avenue and Chapel Street. How much wealth did I see in grand two storey housing. I then caught the 78 tram up Chapel/Church Street to Bridge Road and a 48 tram to my destination, the big blue office supply shop, that although promised to satisfy my want for a Christmas present for R, it did not supply. I have tried four of these big blue office supply places, to no avail. I have now ordered online at Kogan, and I think the product will come from Hong Kong. And they wonder why we we buy online from overseas. 

I then caught a 48 tram into the city and then a St Kilda Road tram home. I had minimal wait for any public transport, but then I was also using public transport apps to check details. 

Tomorrow R has an appointment at a big hospital in Richmond, so I will back there again. We will catch a tram to the city and then either the 48 or 75 tram to Richmond. R is stressed about not having a second car, as our primary car sits there unused. We will have brunch and the R will go to his appointment while I will go off wog hunting. Well, that was a deliberate slip, and it is not too often often that I make R laugh, but he did laugh at me going off wog hunting, when I will catch the 78 tram to Victoria Street and find a wok to buy as Mother's wedding present to to Sister and Bone Doctor.

As I am about to to go off to bed, I questioned R again, so what am I doing tomorrow? Wog hunting? No, he said, while I am sure you would rather be wog hunting, you need to get the wok thing sorted out for your mother. 'Night sweetie. Wok, not wog. 

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  1. Hope all goes well at R's appointment.

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    1. Sandra, while he was cooked and frozen at the same time, all is well. Thanks.

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  2. I wondered whether she was evicted because of the organisation she came from. And wouldn't be surprised.
    Good luck with all the medical appointments. I hope your wok hunter is successful and that the medical appointments go smoothly.

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    1. EC, one does wonder about such things. Wok hunting went well.

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  3. If you have not already seen it, I highly recommend the episode of Gruen where they talked about Chemist Warehouse. It was hilarious.

    I was not a chemist warehouse customer before that episode but now I regularly show up to check out "what's on in the warehouse" because it has become a bit of an in joke in our family.

    I will put a link to it on iview in a reply to this comment, it is episode 3. :)

    I hope you find your wok! :)

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    1. https://iview.abc.net.au/show/gruen :)

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    2. Snoskred, while I thought I had seen all of Gruen, I cannot remember this. I am a customer for the simple fact that my prescriptions dropped from $83 to under $30 and are even cheaper now. Thanks for the link.

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  4. Medical appointment are frighting. Hope all goes smoothly.
    Coffee is on

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    1. It did thanks Dora. I don't find the medical appointments frightening, just tiresome and time consuming.

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  5. I'm wondering what you wanted from the big blue office supply shop. Could you not ask and get them to order one in for you? At least you might get Australian that way. Unless all their stuff comes from overseas.

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    1. River, wherever I buy it, it is made in China. Now I find online Kogan is out of stock too. I am going to order it tomorrow at my local big blue office supply shop, but I doubt it will arrive by Christmas. Oh well, R will have to wait.

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  6. I not sure what the first part of your post is about...as for the second part...I've been expending as little energy as possible over these past few days.

    It's been far too hot to be out and about. It's been too hot being in and about!

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    1. Lee, dress code. So important but so unevenly applied.

      Yes, I know you are suffering and your cats can't be too comfortable either.

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  7. Throwing the female ABC journalist out of parliament's media gallery because of her short sleeves was an insanity, even by Australia's recently low political standards.

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    1. Hels, do you think there was anything behind or it, or just simply an overzealous staff person?

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  8. It seems that so many women (mostly minor celebs) are desperate to show us their tits, yet if you actually look at them (or, heaven forbid, comment about them) you could end up before the beak. Strange world.

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    1. Cro, I believe women can dress how they want, but like you I find it difficult to know where to look at times. Harder for us older blokes than younger ones, I think.

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    2. I personally don't understand such showing off and hate wearing things that are too low-cut exposing far too much of me.

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  9. I really wonder why that press women got thrown out - maybe they didn't care for her questions, or the ones she may have asked. Ridiculous.
    Gosh, so much public transport but you are used to it. I would be totally lost!

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    1. Margaret, while I drive more than I would like to, I have used public transport for most of my life. That makes it a lot easier when you get really old to keep on using it.

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  10. Oh, I would never show my breasts now! At sixty, they are long and unlovely. Best keep them hidden so as not to shock and render senseless the unsuspecting!
    Glad all went well for R.
    While reading about Wogs and Woks, I found myself smiling a lot. Thanks! I needed that!

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    1. Maribeth, yes, we get to an age and it is best to cover up a bit.

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  11. Surely there must have been more to it than exposing her arms, that's ridiculous! Sounds like your Melbourne public transport is pretty spot on Andrew. Glad to read above that R's appointment was ok and that you found a wog/wok.. good times all round 😉

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    1. Thanks Grace. I suppose the reporter's removal made a brief distraction from more serious matters.

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  12. A bit of a ridiculous incident with that reporter.
    You are now well versed in public transport Andrew.

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    1. Sami, quite ridiculous. Yes, I know my way around here, at least.

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  13. Anonymous8:44 am

    "Tart"??????? Seriously??????? A respected ABC journo is not a "tart".

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    1. Ooh, looks like the sarcasm was lost on you. Sorry about your misinterpretation! :)

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    2. "Tart:A nubile young temptress, who dresses teasingly and provocatively.
      Man, look at those thigh-high stockings and that little schoolgirl dress. She's such a tart." Now do you really think I think this? But that was pretty well the way she was treated.

      Thanks Snoskred.

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  14. You are getting a wok then? For mum? They look ok to me, the way the women are dressed. Such a dual standard. My goodness.

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    1. A wok for Mother to give to Sister as her wedding present. Shocking double standards and it is appalling that women still have to go through such nonsense.

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