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Date:2008-03-03 06:52
Subject:Mardi Gras 2008

A bit dissapointing this year that I missed going to any MG events - it's amazing how profoundly you don't want to see anyone when your body is partially shaved (although growing back now), bruised (looks worse than a night in the convent) and worn out.

The only element of interest is a 5cm scar - perhaps I could have explained that as being the result of a knife wielding Redfern local who went for me in the carpark....sounds much more dramatic than having to explain the surgery!

Ohhh well - - the usual suspects were on the phone and messaging, and a few non-usual ones as well. Better luck next year lads.

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Date:2008-02-23 10:25
Subject:Recent Illness

Thanks to everyone who sent kind wishes of support over the past couple of weeks. After spending nearly four weeks in hospital after coming back from the USA I am really glad to be back at home and resting again now.

To put it in a nutshell - I have had Digitalis Toxicity Poisoning. When I was over in the States in DEC 07 and Jan 08 friends who had not seen me for a year or two commented on how unwell I looked. My illness has been gradual and friends in Sydney did not really pick up that I was starting to look worse and worse (apart from the occasional bad hair day). By the time I got to the USA I could not walk more than a few metres and had a general unwellness that would stiffen the nerves of most Doctors.

On coming back to Sydney I went to my Doctors to get some bloodwork done, and by the end of the week I was in Hospital. Ths stay lasted nearly four weeks.

So - the outlook is very good and everything seems to be under control and back in order now. I am feeling a bit sore after some minor surgery, but that will pass.

Thanks for your care and concern - it is greatly appreciated.


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Date:2008-01-09 16:04
Subject:San Francisco Events

For those who may be interested:

Thursday - Kabuki Bath House - The holy day of Kabuculation
Friday - Planet Big - dance baby dance
Saturday - Breakfast Buffet at Top of the Mark
Sunday - 11am - Choral Eucharist - Grace Cathedral; 6:30pm - Beach Blanket Babylon
Monday - West Portal Grill - Breakfast, Cable Cars, Lunch: In/Out Burger - Fishermans Wharf, Afternoon Tea - Ghiradelli Square
Tuesday - SFO to SYD

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Date:2007-12-23 18:57
Subject:Preparing for Christmas Music

Christmas Eve at St Peter's Cremorne

Soloist: Shu Cheen Yu - Australian Opera Star

Ave Maria - Caccini
Rejoice Greatly - Handel
Kyrie - Missa Solemnis - Spazen Messe - Mozart
Agnus Dei - Coronation Mass - Mozart

Two Trumpets - Timpani

Vibe:.......my fingers are starting to tremble

Christmas Day at St Peter's Cremorne

Soloist: Valda Wilson - Pacific Opera recently back for Auditioning with Guild Hall London

Laudamus Te - from Mass in C Minor - Mozart
Alleluia - from Exsultate Jubilate - Mozart

Vibe:..........please....can I have my Gin and Tonic now!!!!!!!!!!

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Date:2007-12-09 19:27
Subject:For Jim Daniels

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

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Date:2007-09-30 19:32
Subject:New Coffee Machine
Mood: bouncy

For Dave's birthday I picked him up a http://www.rancilio.com/rancilio/prod_model.jsp?id_model=24&id_language=2&id_category=11 Rancillio Sylvia Espresso Machine. These are available in Sydney through http://www.coffeemachine.com.au

Without a doubt it is a fine replacement for my old Krups Coffee Machine - which has served me and previous husbears well. What I really like about this machine is that you have control over the amount of water dispensed, the steam control is excellent and it produces the hottest tasting coffee I have had in a while.

Needless to say - Dave Junior is only permitted coffee in the morning as he gets too horny once he has had a few espressos into him!

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Date:2007-09-23 16:57
Subject:Basics Updated...
Mood: chipper

Name: David
Previous homes: Alexandria, Newtown, Erskineville, Neutral Bay
Current home: Castlecrag NSW Australia
Age: 38
Birthday: 3 July (Cancer)
Birth place: Waratah, NSW
Stats: 5’11”, 150kg
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Blue
Occupation: Manager
Languages: English, Ecclesiastical Latin
Shoe size: 10

Anglicanism, Anglo-Catholicism, Icons, Gnosticism, Religious Formation, Freemasonry, Knights Templar, Rosicrucianism, Royal Arch, Masonic Formation, Theology, Spirituality, Music, Organ Performance, Choral Music Performance, Choirs, Cantors, Musicals, Gilbert and Sullivan, History, Reformation, Tudor, Restoration, Windsor, Monarchy, Architecture, Burley Griffin, Lloyd Wright, Pugin, Art Deco, Arts and Crafts Movement.


Film: Elizabeth, The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, A Good Woman,

TV: Star Trek, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, Stargate, Stargate Atlantis, Dr Who, The Bill.

Colour: Blue and Black

Composer: Mozart, Haydn, Handel, Boyvin, Couperin, Palestrina, Stanford, Bruckner, Durufle, Faure, Gibbons, Purcell, Tomkins, Parsons

Music: Abba, Brandenburg Orchestra, Karen Carpenter, Christ Church St Laurence Choir, Shu Cheen Yu.

Magazines/papers: Sydney Morning Herald

Food: All varieties appreciated

Flower: Easter Lily, Lenten Violet, Sprig of Acacia,

Writer: Elizabeth Weir, David Starkey

Actor: Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Dame Judi Dench, Matthew McConaughey, Russel Crowe, Connor Trinneer

Artist: Georges Seurat

Typeface: Palatino

Holiday destination: England, USA, Canada

City: Sydney, New York, Chicago, London

Country: Australia/England/USA

Bar/pub: NSW Masonic Club

Restaurant: Morton’s of Chicago

Date:2007-07-29 07:52
Subject:God Bless the Tsar.....

It's a bit of a spin-out when you are attending a function and you are told that the person next to you is Prince Michael of Russia.

A very surreal moment.

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Date:2007-07-29 07:52

It's a bit of a spin-out when you are attending a function and you are told that the person next to you is Prince Michael of Russia.

A very surreal moment.

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Date:2007-06-21 06:34
Subject:Quote of the Week - Why I can't Attend Work for the Dole

"My body is too lazy"

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Date:2007-02-19 07:31

create your own visited country map
or check our Venice travel guide

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Date:2006-12-24 05:56
Subject:My Day Today

I just love Christmas.....

Christmas Eve

9am - Mass
2:30pm - Rehearsal
5:30pm - Christmas Pageant
9:45pm - Rehearsal
11pm - Midnight Mass

Christmas Day

7am - Mass
9am - Mass

Ughhhhh.....by the time the 9am service final hymn comes around, "Hark the Herald" - I will be ready for.....

11:30am - Drinks at Intercontinental Hotel
12:30pm - Lunch at "Cafe Opera"

I will basically be going "ga-ga" at the end of the shift!!!!

Happy Holidays ya buggers


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Date:2006-06-12 18:14

You scored as Cultural Creative. Cultural Creatives are probably the newest group to enter this realm. You are a modern thinker who tends to shy away from organized religion but still feels as if there is something greater than ourselves. You are very spiritual, even if you are not religious. Life has a meaning outside of the rational.


Cultural Creative
















What is Your World View? (updated)
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Date:2006-06-06 07:49
Subject:Installation - 18 July 2006

Feeling terribly honoured this morning when I found out that the Grand Master and the Deputy Grand Master will be attending my Ceremony of Installation on 18 July 2006. It is very rare for a Grand Master to attend these functions as he usually sends a Representative along. I will have to brush up on my Ceremonial Work memorisation in the next month!

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Date:2006-06-04 21:42

Your Linguistic Profile::
30% General American English
30% Yankee
25% Dixie
10% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

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Date:2006-05-13 20:55
Subject:Eatability - Reviewing Restaurants

You will find my most recent restaurant reviews at http://www.eatability.com.au/members/ursusoz/review/

It's quite a novel idea - you review the restaurants that you eat in - and hope that they make such changes as may enable the eater to have a more pleasurable dining experience.

I might suggest that you can leave a mystery reviewer card with the tip!!!



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Date:2006-05-12 08:23
Subject:Job Opportunities

I don't know how much work I would get done working for http://www.bluecollar.com.au/


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Date:2006-04-07 07:13
Subject:I Made a Dead Catholic....

You scored as Mother Teresa. Well, unless you turn lesbian, you should be fine in your dedication to God and chastity. While some may question your philanthropic actions as being founded in religious indoctrination rather than honest generosity, they have no appreciation for the most popular religion in the history of mankind.

You will never get laid which is supposedly a choice for you, but when you're that fucking ugly, it's questionable.

Secretly, you find miters to be very arousing.


Mother Teresa


Friedrich Nietzsche


Miyamoto Musashi


Dante Alighieri


C.G. Jung


Adolf Hitler


O.J. Simpson


Sigmund Freud


Jesus Christ


Steven Morrissey


Stephen Hawking


Hugh Hefner


Charles Manson


Elvis Presley


What Pseudo Historical Figure Best Suits You?
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Date:2006-03-29 22:24
Subject:TrustFlow results for ursusoz

I tried out TrustFlow II for LiveJournal. The following people not on the friends list for ursusoz are close by:

More results below the cut...Collapse )

Created by ciphergoth; hosted by LShift.

TrustFlow II: Who is closest to your friends list?

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Date:2006-03-26 06:45

1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)
2. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (86%)
3. Eastern Orthodox (81%)
4. Roman Catholic (81%)
5. Orthodox Quaker (77%)
6. Liberal Quakers (70%)
7. Seventh Day Adventist (67%)
8. Unitarian Universalism (66%)
9. Reform Judaism (66%)
10. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (64%)
11. Sikhism (59%)
12. Orthodox Judaism (59%)
13. Hinduism (56%)
14. Islam (48%)
15. Neo-Pagan (47%)
16. Bah�'� Faith (43%)
17. New Thought (41%)
18. Scientology (38%)
19. Jehovah's Witness (37%)
20. New Age (35%)
21. Secular Humanism (35%)
22. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (33%)
23. Mahayana Buddhism (31%)
24. Theravada Buddhism (30%)
25. Taoism (29%)
26. Jainism (22%)
27. Nontheist (21%)

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