Archive for May 22nd, 2009

Car for the weekend

I’m going to take tomorrow off from the blog and see about getting stuff ready for Sunday instead. Probably won’t be much, just Aircheck Sunday, Musician(s) Of The Week and maybe one or two other things…I’m pretty tired and looking forward to just taking tomorrow off from everything as on Sunday afternoon I’ve got news and sport for AIR News and then it’s on to the local news for 2QN and Classic Rock bright and early on Monday morning. I’m also on 2QN and 3NE on Sunday morning from 6am until Midday, but that’s all voicetracked.

Anyhoo, seeing as tomorrow is my only real day off, I intend on taking the opportunity to get out of town for a while. Bryan from Classic Rock has lent his car to me for the weekend (he has somebody else’s car…I’m not sure why) so I’ll make use of it tomorrow.

I hope you all have a good weekend. I’ll have 2QN/Classic Rock headlines for you next week.

Samuel

May 22nd, 2009 at 03:07pm

Obama’s statements about ideology and policy

I’ve noticed on the news today some quotes from Barack Obama about how Guantanamo Bay was a bad idea because it was a policy based on ideology rather than a decision based on evidence…this made me wonder what that makes his socialist ideology policies of “government intervention in as much as possible and then some”?

Surely if ideology is a bad basis for policies for one side, it should be bad for the other as well.

Samuel

May 22nd, 2009 at 02:44pm

Parcles and post office boxes

Last week, before I left Canberra, I decided to check my post office box as it would be the last chance that I would have for a week (now two weeks), and I was waiting on some mail.

Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to visit the post office on Thursday or Friday, so in the early hours of Saturday morning I went for one of my walks, and found a notice in my post office box informing me that “an ordinary article” was awaiting collection from within the post office, something which can only be done during business hours.

I wouldn’t be surprised if this “ordinary article” is the parcel that I was waiting for…a book which I’ve been waiting for. This made me wonder:
1. why there isn’t come sort of secure after-hours parcel collection system at post offices, and
2. why post offices can’t open at all on the weekend…9am-midday on a Saturday wouldn’t be too onerous would it?

The thing which irks me about post office trading hours is that, for anyone who works 9-5, they’re quite useless. Collecting a parcel means either wasting your lunch break in a queue or taking time off work.

In this case I only have myself to blame for not allocating two hours of my Friday to visiting the post office…I’ll just make sure that I visit the post office on the Monday after I get back to Canberra. The box will probably be close to full by then.

Samuel

2 comments May 22nd, 2009 at 06:33am


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