Monday, June 25, 2007

Sorry ladies and gentlemen this blog is really falling into disrepair.

IN short life is amazing right now, I have made massive progress in getting my dream job, I blitzed the physical although not without incident, I given up that naughty bean we call coffee, without the same level of withdrawl as last time, working hard at new job and cycling takes up whatever time I find left over.

Stace and I are going really well, the last three weeks have been a blur of kisses, hugs, home cooked meals, celebratory dinners and an incident involving 2 bottles of fantastic red and a hickey the size of a tennis ball on my neck, some how those two are related!

AS you may know dad has been out for a bit with the toe, so the moment I found he could get back on the bike it was time for another adventure. 72 km, 2.5 hours, one puncture and a happy non tilted father.

Boys toys never change they just become more expensive.. 1-2 years old, no matter how much the toy cost the wrapping and the box is a lot more interesting and enjoyable. Total cost (of used portion) $3
2-6 Actions figures, including the immortal Einstein action figure, Barbie dolls for our first experience of anatomy, and my beloved Transformers (movie released this week) rough cost between $6-20 dollars.
Ages 6-12 cricket bats (incase of girl attack), soccer balls, football clothes in the colour of what ever team won the preceeding premiership rough price $100.
Ages 12-18 Computer games, consoles, new clothes, Ipods, MP3 players, gadgets and Baterries $100 to $500…

Then the Big boys toys, Cars, computers, women, Airfares, we still compare the toys with our friends, get upset when they get a better one, we still try and trade toys (although women get upset with that arrangement), we are boys with beards lets face it, guys are immature but you love us anyway.

Then you get cyclists, people who think nothing of spending 500 dollars on a seat post (carbon fiber light and strong) , people that a new toy can cost over $7500, GPS, cycle computers, gear sets over 1000 dollars, we get embarrassed when caught reading cycling magazines by our significant others ( I swear I only read it for the articles), we even find lycra attractive.

And back to the ride, 50 km full pelt to catch my father at Safety beach (formerly Shark Bay), a blow out coming round the cliffs and a large piece of skin removed when my thumb got torn open by a rouge tire lever. Ride back through the region I grew up in on the sunny Mornington Peninsula (just an easy 20km). Along the HWY, filling my lungs with salt sea air, passing the shops I new so well, pedaling behind dad, talking bikes. Two big kids with expensive toys out on an adventure. And then the highlight of any training regime…. Breakfast..
WE train big so we eat big, the man breakfast, steak, sausages, bacon, mushies, eggs, nothing green, washed down with an ice cold beer, breakfast of champions!

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Blogger Cazzie!!! said...

Bloody awesome stuff, the whole lot of it. I am so glad your life is great right now, dad is in good health, Stace is happy...ahhh it is nice to read something positive. That breakky looks scrumptious!!
My brother in law rides his cycle in a club. He spends a fortune on the bike. He races. He is a BIG BOY. When he pushes to a start too hard, he has been known to break the bike!! Life time insurance on the 1000's of dollars frame is a good thing for him.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Menchie said...

It's great you're back Aidan but you're obviously doing great and having a good time so all's well.

And yes, you're right about toys for the big boys. My dad is crazy about biking while the hubby is a techie and obsessed with getting the most out of his palm pilot.

And men complain about women shopping????

6:43 PM  
Blogger Aidan said...

Cazzie: My friends bike is worth 7500 dollars, it weighs less than a kilo, and has a GPS fitted... Over kill:) However its goes like a bat out of hell.... Glad i could bring some cheer into your life.

Menchie: when guys shop we actually buy things, girls shop to look in the windows, giggle try things on , complain they dont look that good, finally find something they already have a hundred of (shoes) and buy that... WE just see something shiney and and go oh oh i want it!

7:17 PM  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

Don't apologize for being in such a great place. It is wonderful that everything is clickin'! Celebrate.

Aidan you have one of the healthiest most contagious attitudes out here.

You Rock!

7:26 PM  
Blogger Lletna said...

Congrats on passing the Physical is this for the The federal cops? or has something else come up?

Bikes - yeah rumour has it that it is definately a toy - and as you grow older so does the cost of the bike - just like you said about the value of kids toys going up with age.
I throught you guys learnt your lesson with red wine before...

7:39 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

I missed ur posts Aidan, WB!

**we are boys with beards lets face it, guys are immature but you love us anyway.

hehe true :)

Glad to hear ur doing well in many aspects of ur life right now.

sizzling sausages there!


9:34 PM  
Blogger Stace said...

Red wine has a lot to answer for, with us!!! :)

12:34 AM  
Blogger TidalGrrrl said...

Kick-ASS! =) I'm glad to see you're better than all right, Aidan.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Aidan said...

**Warning soppy sentiment**

HE: personalities are contagious, you should ask your self if you would want to catch yours'... It was something said to me be a trainer i had once, and it stuck... BE happy and those arround you become happy, smile at a random stranger and your will see the infection spread:)

LLetna: we should have learnt the red wine lesson, thankfully i am a slow learner:)

KEshi: thanks, life is peachy, but still a lot more to go.

Stace: ahhh some of the stories, not all appropriate for a blog on at this time slot:) Thanks for bringing so much joy and love into my life.

SHelly: Thanks, its good to be on the boot side of the arse kicking:)

2:10 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Awwww and you thought life sucked for a while!
Karma mate Karma!
Karma her down and she'll be right!

4:27 PM  
Blogger Aidan said...

STeve: yeah life has come full circle. It has been good for awhile but now crossed into fantastic.

My karma ran over my dogma?

5:42 PM  
Blogger lee said...

I feel hungry after reading about that breakfast :).It really does gladden the heart to read about you and stace. We hear too many awful things today and it's a good feeling to have read something that brings a smile to your face -and a nice reminder that love is real,it exists.

6:29 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

Aidan I hope the blindfold is off now? :)

cos u hv to read my post now hehe.


8:08 PM  
Blogger Irene said...

Glad to know life's been good for you in between posts. Keep at it! ;p

10:32 AM  
Blogger Aidan said...

Lee: I guess i see a horrible world, and i want to show that there is something good left in the world, outside the death, destruction, horror... Life can be amazing once you get past the distractions.

KESHI: cant wait to see this one:)

Irene: thanks for dropping by, thanks for the pep talk too:)

3:29 PM  
Blogger Jewel said...

Hello, Aidan! so glad to hear you are on track for your dream job and you're off coffee! Good for you! I'm down to one cup a day! Yeehaa!
And yes, having been away from Ed for a few days, I certainly understand the flurry of kisses, hugs and....well, we are a bit old for the tennis-ball size hickeys....well, okay...not if they are hidden out of sight. I mean, what would people think of their music director sporting a hickey to church? *grin* Have to be a little discreet. LOL

5:15 PM  
Blogger Within Without said...

And just how did Stace feel about being called one of your toys? :-)

That's a great post, a great story reminiscing about how we're all just boys, from the get-go til we die.

Superb, mate. Glad to hear all's going well...did I miss a post on your new job?

Do tell...

12:16 PM  
Blogger Aidan said...

Jewell: never to old for tennis ball shaped hickeys... Unfortunately my hickey is right in the middle of my neck, its stands out a bit:) It can be hard being away from a loved one, but it makes the return all the sweeter:)

WW: we are all just big kids at heart, The new job is still in pending but i am through to the last stage.... Lets see what happens.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

Aidan heyyy hows u :)


10:50 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

btw when is ur bday Aidan?


7:23 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Glad to hear everything is good for you :)

Just had to say your "Boys toys never change they just become more expensive" thing is so true! Just look at the Ninja Turtles lol.

8:28 AM  
Anonymous Hildegarde said...

Life swings for you and that's great !! normal that there's no time left for blogging. Take care, have fun, work well !

11:04 AM  

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