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Float Here Naked

Floatation Tank Melbourne - Float Here Naked If you’ve never floated, it’s definitely something to add to your bucket list!

Floatation Therapy involves you getting undressed, having a shower and lying in a floatation tank/pod.

If you’re concerned about public nudity – don’t be. You do all of this behind closed doors in your our private spa room!

Nudity is entirely optional, but highly recommended to embellish the sense of freedom and weightlessness you will experience as you float freely and magically as if in space!

This sign is an attention grabber – to get more people aware of a therapeutic service that has many benefits.

Can the experience be sensual, erotic and sexual? The answer is yes. There are many reasons people float and sensuality/eroticism would be one of them.

Floatation is an individual experience, but you can book double floats and do it at the same time with a partner, lover, spouse. Double floats are VERY popular, they just require an advanced booking to line up the time slots!

Whatever your predisposition – floatation therapy is an enjoyable experience you should try at least once!

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Aussies can enter the A$2 Billion Powerball lottery frenzy!

What would YOU do with A$2 Billion in lottery winnings? That is the new jackpot for the US-based Powerball lottery…

According to today’s Sydney Morning Herald article, you can get in on in the action.

I am not a gambler or a lottery ticket buyer, but A$2 Billion jackpot is too much to resist… Ya gotta be in it to win it!

If you win because of this blog post, please send me a small, $1million gratuity – you’ll be more than able to afford it!

 

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Don’t mess with our kangaroos!

You have been forewarned!

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Man Flu Warning

Attention Australian Man Flu Sufferers!

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Top 10 Blog Posts Of 2014

Here are my picks for my top 10 blog posts of 2014.

  1. Top-10-Blog-Posts-2014There is nothing more powerful than 20/20 Foresight to know what’s coming in 2015…
  2. This is my favourite YouTube video of the year – brilliant – Word Crimes are committed by too many people’s.
  3. Antimimeticisomorphism is easier said than done – this example is priceless – poo pourri.
  4. The privacy pirates are still at it in 2014, maybe this guy’s one step ahead of them with his amazing mind reading skills!
  5. We all love our iPads… Who knew they are this versatile and useful?
  6. A metaphor can be the difference life and death, success or failure. This is one of my all-time favourites.
  7. This cute video says a lot about teamwork – Together Everyone Achieves More.
  8. Looks do matter – even if you’re a shark.
  9. I hope your calendar doesn’t look this this! Notice the caribou? Another great metaphor!
  10. Somethings are better left unsaid.

Bonus Blog Posts:

An Oscar Award Winning Speech worthy of its own Oscar!

If Noah was alive today

Enjoy the best of 2014 and may 2015 bring you all the wealth, health and happiness you deserve!

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Social Media is good for something

I have often blogged a contrarian view of social media. Advocating social media is more about identity theft and piracy than social collaboration. I even argue against the business case for small businesses.

 

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Woofs Of Wisdom

Woofs of Wisdom Infographic

 

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Noah Today

AustralianBlogs - Infographic Noah In 2014

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A Billion…

The next time you hear a politician use the word ‘billion’ in a casual manner, think about whether you want that politician spending YOUR tax money.

$1,000,000,000

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective.

A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were Living in the Stone Age.

D. A billion days ago no one on the earth walked on two feet.

E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate the US government is spending it.

While this thought is still fresh in our brain …

Let’s take a look at New Orleans …

It’s amazing what you can learn with some simple division.

Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D) was asking Congress for 250 BILLION DOLLARS to rebuild New Orleans …

Interesting number … What does it mean?

A. If you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman, and child) You would each get $516,528.

B. Or… If you have one of the 188,251 homes, your home would get $1,329,787.

C. Or… If you are a family of four.. Your family would get $2,066,012.

Now, imagine  $700 billion bailing out banks in the US.  That’s enough to fund complete medical care for every man, woman and child currently alive in the US for 11 years!

Kinda puts things into perspective doesn’t it?

 

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Happy Holidays*

A Lawyer's Christmas Wish

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Australia Versus the United States

Here is another funny comparison of the US and Australia… Provided by Ray Keefe of Successful Endeavours in Melbourne, Australia.

Australia-vs-US Map

Click on the map image below for the original source of the image where lots of other great maps can be found.

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Broome – An Iconic Australian Vacation Destination

Someone once told me there are more camels in Australia than there are in Egypt… With that in mind, imagine riding a camel on a beach at sunset – it is magical and an experience you won’t soon forget… I highly recommend it!

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What to Consider when Buying your First Motorcycle

What to Consider when Buying your First Motorcycle

Buying First Motorbike

If you have dreams of driving the Great Ocean Road or through the Outback with the wind in your hair, there’s nothing like buying a motorcycle in Australia. Yet for first-timer owners, there are several factors to take into consideration both in terms of safety and value.

You’ll want to pore over motorcycle safety tips and even take a special course before researching the licensing requirements in your state. Reading motorcycle publications and blogs is another good way to learn more about the different types of bikes out there.

Armed with the basics, you’ll be able to then get ready to take the plunge and go shopping! The following tips can help you as you get started.

 

Think about your Needs as a Rider

There are many different shapes, sizes, and levels of power of today’s top motorcycles. Are you looking for a basic moped to drive for recreational purposes, or are you looking for something with more power to travel long distances? You’ll need to think about what you plan on using your bike for, whether it’s practicing your DIY skills or commuting to and from work in style. Making a list of your needs will help you narrow down the wide array of options out there on the market to find a better fit.

Don’t Get Overambitious

It’s tempting to go with the biggest, coolest, and most powerful motorcycle that fits within your price range. Yet if you’re just getting the feel for a motorcycle, you probably want something that’s a little more practical. It’s a common mistake for new riders to purchase a costly bike with far more power than they would ever need or use. You can purchase a slower bike to get started and build your confidence as a rider before you upgrade to something speedier.

Try on Many Sizes

As motorcycles come in different sizes, you’ll want something that is comfortable to ride. Try on a few different sizes at the dealership to get a feel for what you can control comfortably. Narrow down your search to a few different models and take them for a test drive to see how they feel. A bike that seems like the right size may unexpectedly strain your wrists or cause you to feel off-balance, and you’ll never know until you’re astride it.

Think about New Vs. Used

A used bike can be a great starter vehicle. Used vehicles often offer great value for your money, as they have already depreciated and you will not be as concerned about damaging anything. However, they may not be as reliable as a brand new bike and could cause you to spend more money on maintenance. A brand new Yamaha at sites like bikesales.com.au will come with a warranty, and you are guaranteed that they will stay in proper working order while you learn the ins and outs of riding.

Look beyond the Sticker Price

As with purchasing any vehicle, there are a number of additional costs to consider and it’s important to look at the long term picture to find something that fits in your budget. This includes insurance rates, which can be quite high for first time motorcycle owners. Be sure to compare rates with several different carriers, looking at how different models can affect premiums. First time buyers will also need to invest in safety gear, including a high quality helmet, jacket, and gloves. Maintenance will also be a cost to consider, particularly if you are buying a used motorcycle. Fuel costs can vary considerably depending on how often you plan to ride your bike.

The Bottom Line

Unlike a practical family or commuting vehicle, motorcycles are usually purchased purely for the fun of ownership. Although you’ll want to keep the logistical issues mentioned above in mind as you compare and contrast your options, don’t forget that you ultimately want a bike that will be fun to own and ride. Listen to your gut and take your time to compare all your options to find the best starter bike.

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Bunnings Applicant

BUNNINGS JOB APPLICATION

This is an actual job application that a 75-year-old pensioner submitted to Bunnings in Burleigh Heads. They hired him because he was so funny….

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NAME:
Kenneth Way (Grumpy Bastard)

SEX:
Not lately, but 1 am looking for the right woman (or at least one who will cooperate)

DESIRED POSITON:
Company’s Chief Executive or Managing Director. But seriously, whatever’s available. If I was in a position to be picky, I wouldn’t be applying in the first place – would I?

DESIRED SALARY:
$150,000 a year plus share options and a Julia Gillard style redundancy package. If that’s not possible, make an offer and we can haggle.

EDUCATION:
Yes.

LAST POSITON HELD:
Target for middle management hostility.

PREVIOUS SALARY:
A lot less than I’m worth.

MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT:
My incredible collection of stolen pens and post-it notes.

REASON FOR LEAVING:
It was a crap job.

HOURS AVAILABLE TO WORK:
Any.

PRFFERRPD HOURS:
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?:
Yes, but they’re better suited to a more intimate environment.

MAY WE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER?:
If I had one, would I be here’?

DO YOU HAVE ANY PHYSICAL CONDITONS THAT WOULD PROHIBIT YOU FROM LIFTING UP TO 50 lbs.?:
Of what?

DO YOU HAVE A CAR?:
I think the more appropriate question here would be “Do you have a car that runs?”

HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY SPECIAL AWARDS OR RECOGNITON?:
I may already be a winner of the Reader’s Digest Timeshare Free Holiday Offer, so they tell me.

DO YOU SMOKE?:
On the job – no! On my breaks – yes!

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?:
Living in the Bahamas with a fabulously wealthy Swedish supermodel with big tits and who thinks I’m the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Actually, I’d like to be doing that now.

NEAREST RELATIVE?:
12 Kms

DO YOU CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE IS TRUE AND COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE?:
Oh yes. absolutely.

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Australia in the clouds?

I previously blogged about an amazing cloud formation above Australia, this time it’s a cloud formation OF Australia…

Australia In The Clouds

In the time it took to get my iPhone out and take the picture… It got a little distorted, but you have to admit, that’s pretty close AND cool at the same time!

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We live in an awesome world: VIDEO

This video was produced for YouTube’s Geek Week — we do live in an awesome world!

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Australian Computer Meanings

You’d think computer lingo would be universal, but it isn’t..

Australian Computer Meanings

Log On……Make the barbie hotter

Log Off……Don’t add any more wood

Monitor……Keeping an eye on the barbie

Download……Get the firewood off the ute

Floppy Disc……What you get lifting too much firewood at once

Window……What you shut when it’s cold

Screen……What you shut in the mozzie season

Byte……What mozzies do

Bit……What mozzies did

Mega Byte……What Townsville mozzies do

Chip……A bar snack

Micro Chip……What’s left in the bag after you have eaten the chips

Modem……What you did to the lawns

Dot Matrix……Old Dan Matrix’s wife

Laptop……Where the cat sleeps

Software……Plastic knives and forks you get at Big Rooster

Hardware……Real stainless steel knives and forks from K Mart

Mouse……What eats the grain in the shed

Mainframe……What holds the shed up

Web……What spiders make

Web Site……The shed or under the verandah

Cursor……The old bloke that swears a lot

Search Engine……What you do when the ute won’t go

Upgrade……A steep hill

Server……The person at the pub that brings out the counter lunch

Mail Server……The bloke at the pub that brings out the counter lunch

User……The neighbour who keeps borrowing things

Network……When you have to repair your fishing net

Internet……Complicated fish net repair method

Netscape……When fish manoeuvres out of reach of net

Online……When you get the laundry hung out

Off Line……When the pegs don’t hold the washing up

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Tips for Buying Used Clothing Online

Buy clothes online at Quicksales.com.au

Image courtesy of Photostock at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Second-hand stores are big business these days. Whether it’s due to a downturn in the economy or a desire to wear a unique look rather than the same high street trends as everyone else, more and more consumers are shopping for used clothing.

Charity shops, vintage boutiques, estate sales, and consignment stores are all great sources of high quality used duds. Yet you can also find even better bargains online, even buying used clothing using your mobile phone with apps like the one provided by Quicksales!

This and eBay are two of the biggest names in resale goods, yet there’s a wealth of designer and vintage clothing available at low cost for savvy shoppers. The following are a few tips to keep in mind as you start your hunt.

Set a Budget

It’s difficult to set a budget when you’re not really sure what things are going to cost until you start searching.

However, it’s wise to set an upper limit on what you’re willing to spend or you could get carried away bidding on sites like eBay and end up spending more than you would have on brand new clothing!

Know your Measurements

Even in most charity shops, you can try on used clothing to see if it fits. There’s a certain gamble when you shop for used clothing online, however, because you not only can’t try it on but you may be purchasing a vintage or unknown brand.

Most sellers will list the measurements of garments for sale, or should be able to provide this for you if you send a request. This can be far more accurate than the size on the label.

Buy clothes online Quicksales.com.au

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Try Different Keywords

One way to search for used clothing online is to browse through categories on sites like eBay. However, most ecommerce shops and online marketplaces also have a search function, so you can look for specific brand names.

Try different combinations of keywords to increase your chances of finding what you’re looking for. For example, instead of just searching for “women’s top,” you can look for “halter top vintage” to find a chic 70′s summer top.

Use Social Media

Many online shops will offer special deals or information about sales via their social media profiles or blogs. Big marketplaces like Quicksales.com.au have Facebook profiles which allow you to stay in touch with what’s happening. This could alert you to a sudden sale or new items of clothing coming in that match what you’re looking for.

Check the Shipping and Return Policies

If shipping and return policies aren’t made clear in a listing, it’s worth taking the time to contact the seller to find out more. Even with measurements and accurate photos, sometimes an article of clothing simply won’t be what you expected, and you don’t want to have to relist it yourself.

By shopping around and using all the online tools available, you can find some truly superb bargains online. Fill out your wardrobe with one-of-a-kind designer and vintage wear, or simply stock up on basics. The key is to have fun with it and don’t be afraid to keep looking for a better deal.

With the fast pace of the internet, one is most likely just a click away.

 

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Vacationing in Australia Versus Alaska: You Decide!

Polar Bear Attack, Bear Attack Photo, Alaska Bear Attack

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$500 Groupon Credit To Be Won

Recently, during their big office move, Groupon staff cleaned out their cabinets and found this ancient looking voucher valued at $500 in Groupon credit!

Naturally their first thought was to give it away. But they want their  Groupies to do a couple of things to truly test their Groupon love and dedication!

Consider it an online ‘Creative Treasure Hunt’ of sorts… All that is required for entry is to write a blog post about what you would use the voucher for if you were to win.

The top 5 will then be voted off on the blog. Click on the Groupon logo below to enter!

Groupon, Groupon Credit, $500 Groupon

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO WIN $500 IN GROUPON CREDIT

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