Thursday, December 15, 2005

Happy Thursday!

Welcome to Happy Thursday No.2! It's quite funny that due to some inactivity in the PosseHouse blogging department the second edition of Happy Thursday, despite being two weeks since the last one, is only one post above the first. This week in the PosseHouse:

There has been a plague of computer troubles beyond my regular ones! I think its a definite possiblity that technology's dislike of me has expanded to include people ascociated with me in any way shape or form. My laptop has been giving me headaches for a while, its latest trick is letting me on the net for five minutes when i turn it on and then booting me off, requiring a restart to gain another five minutes before being booted off again.

The weekend was absolutely MASSIVE at the PosseHouse! Friday night saw a fundraiser for Holli and Julia, two English girls going to Oz to do Cert4 in Youth and Community Work (the course that I did) It was a great night, we had an auctionof promises and then a regular auction. An auction of promises is where people offer services and then you bid for them but the money goes to Holli and Julia. Had some good fun bidding for different things, the best one was when Timbo and my service was up for auction and our table knew Lucy wanted to buy it(the service was a day out with two youth workers) for her brother so they bid her up for a while before giving it to her, it was classic.
Saturday saw a youth day trip into Oxford. We took about 20-25 young people out for the day and played wide games, did team building stuff and had a photo scavenger hunt around Headington. The day was fantastic, largely thanks to our MC Paddy who did this amazing job of community building and made the day a HUGE success. We wound up with some singing and a slideshow of the day, my highlight was spending most of the day singing songs with Adam which included getting everyone joining in the chourus of We Will Rock You at lunch while Adam and I sang the verses.
Sunday was the day of rest. Timbo and I had some fun when his bonnet flew up into the windscreen while we were doing 100km/hr down the highway on our way to church. Got a nice dint. We were just relieved the windscreen didn't shatter.

Monday night Timbo, Holli and Myself had Chinese for tea in Haddenham which was very nice. We spent most of the night laughing and mucking around, unwinding after a tough afternoon in the youth cafe. I really enjoyed the chill time and the spontaneity of the night. Its good being able to just go out with friend son the spur of the moment.

Wednesday saw some new kids at the discussion group, a promising sign, there's plenty of interest in it at the moment, just have to catch it before it wanes. Timbo and I had a bit of a wrestle afterwards, he's quite proficient at brazillian jujitsu and I'm practically professional at cuddle wrestling as Paddy's termed it, so Timbo won a lot but I'm getting better each time we wrestle. Then, after we exhausted ourselves wrestling, we went off to teach the English boys in Thame how to play soccer. Had a great game the highlight of which was when I lost a ball I should have been all over and jumped up and grabbed the basketball ring(or the pole holding it to the wall at least) in frustration. I spun as I came down only to hear my name as I landed. Looking up I saw the ball coming straight back to me, probably due to some great defensive work, I spun again as it reached me and sent it into the net! The best goal of my career in the Thame Premier League! Thats what I get for being a monkey I guess.

Almost done. Had staff meeting today then went out for coffee to celebrate the FarlessLeaders return from Germany and Egypt and to wind up our year as a team. We had a nice time in which we all affirmed Holli and Julia before they head to Oz as a way of saying goodbye. Was nice. Went back to the office because we had a BCG meeting tonight. I had the place to myself and was(still am but anyway) feeling a bit crook so I lay down on the couch at 5:30 and was woken up by the BCG showing up foir the meeting at 7:30. It was a good sleep but I was very sleepy throughout the meeting and I had a headache which didn't help. Had some fun with fone calls throughout, Holli has some very funny timing, she called twice, once was when I was praying and maybe it was my still being half asleep or maybe it was just the funny mood in the room but i answered the call in the middle of my prayer which was very funny but not helpful to the process really. As everyone was leaving Timbo came back and he has a habit of leaving his car running so I made straight for it and he'd even left the door open for me! Everyone else was in the car and still in a funny mood so we took off around Haddenham with Timbo chasing us once he realised we'd stolen his car. Was very Fun.

That's it! Nothing left! Goodnight! Bless! Happy Thursday!


Marcus said...

From Famine to Flood! Nice work, good stories, the goal sounds like it should have featured on Almost Football Legends.
Your fans will be happy.

Marcus said...

I know what you mean about going out to the Chinese restaurant with your mates.
Some of my fondest memories of London are going to the pub for a pint after work then going on for a "curry John" at the local Indian. There was a song with the phrase "Coming for a curry John?" that was popular at the time, I think it was called, "Hello John got a new motor?"