Archive for April 16th, 2006

Samuel In Dolgnwot: Series 2, Episode 7

Time for episode seven of this second series of Samuel In Dolgnwot, and finally Samuel is searching for gold. Naturally enough, Samuel does it in comfort with his automated gold searching truck, whilst having a cup of coffee and some carrot cake, and listening to the radio (which is tuned to 2CC’s frequency of 1206 KHz). Incidentally I found an interesting feature in GIMP which automatically enhances the colour levels, which is very handy on scanned pictures which do tend to look washed out, the feature does a better job than my manual adjustments to brightness and contrast.
Samuel In Dolgnwot, Series Two, Episode 7: Samuel using his gold searching truck whilst listening to the radio and enjoying coffee and cake


2 comments April 16th, 2006 at 09:29pm

Samuel’s Musicians Of The Week

This week I’m giving the award to a group called “Family” who were a christian pop group of the 1970’s or thereabouts. I think that the song I have chosen as the feature song is very appropriate for Easter Sunday.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Children gather ’round now
Clap your hands and sing
For the sun is shining down
And the bells are gonna ring
Yes they will now!
Can’t you see that ray of hope
Jesus is bound for me alive
I’m gonna let my brother know
It’s gonna be alright…yeah!

Hallelujah day, sing hallelujah
Love is on its way, it’s comin’ to ya

Hallelujah day, sing hallelujah
Love is on its way, it’s comin’ to ya

People come together
Let the good times roll
Jesus gives his life forever
You can know it in your soul
Yes you can now!
Jesus got the key
His spirit opened up the door
Now there’ll be dancing in the streets
This is the day we’ve been waiting for…yeah!

Hallelujah day, sing hallelujah
Love is on its way, it’s comin’ to ya

Everybody get together
And put your hands like this
And sing along with the family
Hallelujah Hallelujah
Hallelujah Hallelujah

Hallelujah day, sing hallelujah
Love is on its way, it’s comin’ to ya

Hallelujah day, sing hallelujah
Love is on its way, it’s comin’ to ya

Hallelujah day, sing hallelujah
Love is on its way, it’s comin’ to ya


2 comments April 16th, 2006 at 06:00pm

Easter Eggs

The Easter Bunny was very good this year (thankyou Mr. Bunny), and brought some very nice Easter Eggs from Alpha Confectionery (and another egg from another company, although it hasn’t been unwrapped so I don’t know who it is).
Easter Eggs in 2006

I must admit that until now I had not heard of Alpha Confectionery, which in hindsight is a shame as they make some lovely chocolate. The Easter Egg boxes contain one large egg, and four chocolates, the eggs that we have came with either Apricot or Plum filling chocolates.
Alpha Confectionery Apricot Royale chocolate
Alpha Confectionery Easter Egg box

So far everyone in the household has had one Plum Royale chocolate, and they were absolutely fantastic. The plan originally was to have two chocolates each at morning tea, but the plum chocolates were so smooth and rich and lovely that we couldn’t really eat another one straight away, firstly because it is nice to retain the taste in memory for a while, and secondly because they are just so satisfying.

These are dark chocolates and contain no dairy or nuts, they are also an Australian product.
Alpha Confectionery Easter Egg box

The nutritional information is also quite interesting.
Alpha Confectionery Easter Egg nutritional information

These are such lovely chocolates that I could not resist taking another photo.
Alpha Confectionery Easter Eggs 2006

Once again, thankyou Mr. Bunny, these are an excellent choice, and I thank you. I just hope that Supabarn start stocking more Alpha products as they are very very good.

I’ve had a couple requests for information about Nattie’s Easter food, and I can inform you that she had a smoked bacon bone, which she has been enjoying.

Seeing as there is so much chocolate flowing today, it might be a good idea to have a look at some rules of chocolate (Thanks to Irene in Brisbane for sending this through to John Kerr this morning, and prompting me to do a Google search for it).

  1. If you’ve got melted chocolate all over your hands, you’re eating it too slowly.
  2. Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices and strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.
  3. The problem:
    How to get two pounds of chocolate home from the store in a hot car.
    The solution:
    Eat it in the parking lot.
  4. Diet tip … eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It’ll take the edge off your appetite, and you’ll eat less.
  5. If calories are an issue, store your chocolate on top of the fridge. Calories are afraid of heights, and they will jump out of the chocolate to protect themselves.
  6. If you eat equal amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate, you have a balanced diet. They counteract each other very nicely
  7. Money talks … Chocolate sings beautifully!
  8. Chocolate has many preservatives. Preservatives make you look younger. Therefore, you need to eat more chocolate.
  9. A nice box of chocolates can provide your total daily intake of calories in one place. Now, isn’t that handy?
  10. If you can’t eat all your chocolate, it will keep in the freezer. But if you can’t eat all your chocolate, what’s wrong with you???
  11. If not for chocolate, there would be no need for control top pantyhose. An entire garment industry would be devastated. You can’t let that happen, can you?
  12. Put “eat chocolate” at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you’ll get one thing done.


1 comment April 16th, 2006 at 05:16pm

Easter Sunday

It’s Easter Sunday, and I hope the Easter Bunny has been good to you. He was good enough to send us a publicity photo, we’ll see about the eggs later.
Easter Bunny

Happy Easter! (again)


2 comments April 16th, 2006 at 07:02am

Samuel’s Blog Year In Review: March 2006

We’ve finally made it to the last Year In Review post for the year, which will undoubtedly come as a relief to a person who called the Year In Review series “seemingly endless”.

Anyway, March 2006 was a very interesting month, and it started with Senator Ian Campbell having a rather odd off-topic comparison of a bird called the “Latham’s snipe” and former Labor leader Mark Latham.

2CC upgraded their equipment, bringing joy to their many night time listeners.

Before starting the new series of Samuel In Dolgnwot, I provided a thorough recap of Series One.
A picture from Samuel In Dolgnwot series one

ACTION decided to have a half-baked open day.

I then started series 2 of Samuel In Dolgnwot
Samuel In Dolgnwot: Series Two

The delivery of the White and Yellow Pages phone books was much more tasteful than previous years.

A teacher decided to change an assignment one week before the due date.

I started my footy tips for the year, they were not good, I only correctly tipped one winner from seven NRL matches. Thankfully they have improved.

3AW released the details of their Commonwealth Games Coverage.

I started a new podcast, called Editorial Echoes.
Editorial Echoes

I analysed some Australia Post statistics.

I had a dream about Telemarketing, House Visiting, Cheap Furniture Con Artists.

As is to be expected in March, the sunrises were lovely.
Canberra Sunrise

The spammers started writing novels and distributing bits of them in their emails.

I explained some of the automation behind Editorial Echoes, and became frustrated when I encountered a building designed by a maze enthusiast.

There was a storm in Canberra which produced some heavy rain.
Storm Radar
Localised flooding after a storm in Canberra

The underground cabling stories continued, with a photographic tour.
Mount Ainslie Substation
Underground Cabling
Underground Cabling
Underground Cabling

I also documented the construction work happening over at Section 84 in Civic.
Section 84 Construction
Section 84 Construction
Section 84 Construction
Section 84 Construction

Campbell High School took my constructive criticism on board and fixed the problem.

Editorial Echoes was off to a good start.
Editorial Echoes off to a good start

I had a dream about a very bad day.

Nattie & I went to see the hot air balloons.

Australia did well in Lawn Bowls at the Commonwealth Games.

Editorial Echoes was canned.

2CA/2CC put out a job advertisement for a senior journalist.

I got a phone call from the principal of Campbell High School.

I showed you a picture of a scarecrow laundry robot.
Scarecrow Laundry Robot

Southern Cross Ten broadcast the Black Opal.
Southern Cross Ten cover the Black Opal
Southern Cross Ten cover the Black Opal
Southern Cross Ten cover the Black Opal

The website was crossed out for some readers.

With the March episode of Samuel’s Persiflage out of the question, I announced a bigger than normal April episode.

Breakfast on 2CA changed hands.

Kim Beazley made a fool of himself when he visited a bus depot.

And that was March 2006. Tomorrow we will be celebrating the birthday of Samuel’s Blog, which should be fantastic!


2 comments April 16th, 2006 at 07:00am

Samuel’s Coffee-Cup-O-Meter

4 x Standard Mugs (1 Point Each) = 4 Points
Total = 4 Points


3 comments April 16th, 2006 at 01:00am


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