ARGH!

Jun. 27th, 2006 02:53 am
krazykitkat: (bugger)
That was so unfair. He didn't trip the Italian, he was already lying on the ground and the Italian fell over him. That was an unfair penalty. A penalty goal in the last seconds after we dominated for 90 minutes. We've had a bad time with refs.

But CONGRATULATIONS to the Socceroos, you played brilliantly right through and have proven yourselves.

ARGH!

Jun. 27th, 2006 02:53 am
krazykitkat: (bugger)
That was so unfair. He didn't trip the Italian, he was already lying on the ground and the Italian fell over him. That was an unfair penalty. A penalty goal in the last seconds after we dominated for 90 minutes. We've had a bad time with refs.

But CONGRATULATIONS to the Socceroos, you played brilliantly right through and have proven yourselves.
krazykitkat: (celebration (WW))
In case someone's been under a rock, Australia is through to the final 16 of the World Cup! 2 all draw with Croatia was enough.

But I think there's another sign that the world is coming to an end, the English press is blasting the ref (English) on our behalf.

English newspapers have served it up to Graham Poll, blasting the country's supposed best referee for his "thick" handling of the Australia vs Croatia game.

Poll had reportedly been in line to officiate the World Cup final, but a "bizarre" effort should ensure the game was his last in this tournament, they said.

Calling Poll "Three Card Thick" The Sun's football writer was aghast Croatian defender Josip Simunic survived a trio of yellow cards before being marched off.

"Graham Poll could have cost Australia a place in the World Cup last 16 with a staggering blunder," he said.

"If the Aussies HAD gone out, FIFA may have been left in the embarrassing position of having to order the game to be played again, which would have thrown the tournament into chaos."
krazykitkat: (celebration (WW))
In case someone's been under a rock, Australia is through to the final 16 of the World Cup! 2 all draw with Croatia was enough.

But I think there's another sign that the world is coming to an end, the English press is blasting the ref (English) on our behalf.

English newspapers have served it up to Graham Poll, blasting the country's supposed best referee for his "thick" handling of the Australia vs Croatia game.

Poll had reportedly been in line to officiate the World Cup final, but a "bizarre" effort should ensure the game was his last in this tournament, they said.

Calling Poll "Three Card Thick" The Sun's football writer was aghast Croatian defender Josip Simunic survived a trio of yellow cards before being marched off.

"Graham Poll could have cost Australia a place in the World Cup last 16 with a staggering blunder," he said.

"If the Aussies HAD gone out, FIFA may have been left in the embarrassing position of having to order the game to be played again, which would have thrown the tournament into chaos."

YES!!!

Jun. 13th, 2006 12:54 am
krazykitkat: (celebration (WW))
I'm not a soccer fan, but those 3 goals in the last 10 minutes! Especially sweet after the one Japanese goal should probably have been disallowed.

First ever Australian goals at the World Cup :)

YES!!!

Jun. 13th, 2006 12:54 am
krazykitkat: (celebration (WW))
I'm not a soccer fan, but those 3 goals in the last 10 minutes! Especially sweet after the one Japanese goal should probably have been disallowed.

First ever Australian goals at the World Cup :)
krazykitkat: (oh my (Giles))
I'm not the biggest cricket fan, but I would have loved to have seen this last night. Those last 10 or so overs must've been amazing. For the non-cricketers (most of my flist), this was a one day match, with a total of 872 runs scored over about 8 or so hours.

World records were smashed like guitars as South Africa beat Australia by one wicket with one ball to spare before a sell-out crowd of 32,000 at Johannesburg's Wanderers Stadium on Sunday to clinch the series 3-2.

Ponting hit 164 to lead his side to an almost unthinkable world record total of 4-434, yet he still ended up on the losing side as Herschelle Gibbs smashed a breathtaking 175 and the Proteas replied with 9-438.


Records set in the fifth one-day international between Australia and South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday:

World Records

Highest total: 9-438 South Africa v Australia. Previous highest - 5-398 Sri Lanka v Kenya, Kandy, 1995-96 and Australia's 4-434 on Sunday.

Highest match aggregate: 13-872. Previous highest - 15-693 Pakistan v India, Karachi, 2003-04.

Most expensive bowling: Mick Lewis 0-113 for Australia v South Africa. Previous most expensive - Muttiah Muralitharan 0-99 for Sri Lanka v Australia, Sydney, 2005-06.

National Records:

Australia highest total for: 4-434. Previous highest - 5-368 v Sri Lanka, Sydney, 2005-06.

Australia highest total against: 9-438. Previous highest 5-343 by Sri Lanka, Sydney, 2002-03.

South Africa highest total for: 9-438. Previous highest 3-363 v Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, 2001-02.

South Africa highest total against: 4-434. Previous highest 6-344 by Australia, Sydney, 2005-06.

South Africa fastest hundred: Herschelle Gibbs 79 balls. Previous fastest - Gibbs 84 balls v Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, 2001-02.

South Africa highest second-wicket partnership v Australia: 187 between Gibbs and Graeme Smith. Previous highest - 140 by Kepler Wessels and Hansie Cronje, Melbourne, 1993-94.

South Africa highest score v Australia: 175 Herschelle Gibbs. Previous highest - 119 not out by Smith, Centurion, 2005-06.
krazykitkat: (oh my (Giles))
I'm not the biggest cricket fan, but I would have loved to have seen this last night. Those last 10 or so overs must've been amazing. For the non-cricketers (most of my flist), this was a one day match, with a total of 872 runs scored over about 8 or so hours.

World records were smashed like guitars as South Africa beat Australia by one wicket with one ball to spare before a sell-out crowd of 32,000 at Johannesburg's Wanderers Stadium on Sunday to clinch the series 3-2.

Ponting hit 164 to lead his side to an almost unthinkable world record total of 4-434, yet he still ended up on the losing side as Herschelle Gibbs smashed a breathtaking 175 and the Proteas replied with 9-438.


Records set in the fifth one-day international between Australia and South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday:

World Records

Highest total: 9-438 South Africa v Australia. Previous highest - 5-398 Sri Lanka v Kenya, Kandy, 1995-96 and Australia's 4-434 on Sunday.

Highest match aggregate: 13-872. Previous highest - 15-693 Pakistan v India, Karachi, 2003-04.

Most expensive bowling: Mick Lewis 0-113 for Australia v South Africa. Previous most expensive - Muttiah Muralitharan 0-99 for Sri Lanka v Australia, Sydney, 2005-06.

National Records:

Australia highest total for: 4-434. Previous highest - 5-368 v Sri Lanka, Sydney, 2005-06.

Australia highest total against: 9-438. Previous highest 5-343 by Sri Lanka, Sydney, 2002-03.

South Africa highest total for: 9-438. Previous highest 3-363 v Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, 2001-02.

South Africa highest total against: 4-434. Previous highest 6-344 by Australia, Sydney, 2005-06.

South Africa fastest hundred: Herschelle Gibbs 79 balls. Previous fastest - Gibbs 84 balls v Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, 2001-02.

South Africa highest second-wicket partnership v Australia: 187 between Gibbs and Graeme Smith. Previous highest - 140 by Kepler Wessels and Hansie Cronje, Melbourne, 1993-94.

South Africa highest score v Australia: 175 Herschelle Gibbs. Previous highest - 119 not out by Smith, Centurion, 2005-06.
krazykitkat: (theory (Brain))
My mother always reckoned that Kim Clijsters looked like the female version of Lleyton Hewitt (poor Kim!). So Bec must be hoping their daughter doesn't look like Lleyton, otherwise she may grow up to look like...
krazykitkat: (theory (Brain))
My mother always reckoned that Kim Clijsters looked like the female version of Lleyton Hewitt (poor Kim!). So Bec must be hoping their daughter doesn't look like Lleyton, otherwise she may grow up to look like...
krazykitkat: (celebration (WW))
YAY for the Socceroos!!!! I didn't watch all the game, but the second half was fabulous. And the penalty goals were nail biting.

I was 2 months old the last time we qualified for the World Cup back in 1974.
krazykitkat: (celebration (WW))
YAY for the Socceroos!!!! I didn't watch all the game, but the second half was fabulous. And the penalty goals were nail biting.

I was 2 months old the last time we qualified for the World Cup back in 1974.
krazykitkat: (worship me (GGs))
Makybe Diva did it!

Only horse to win 3 consecutive Melbourne Cups (and Glen Boss first jockey to win 3 consecutive).

The seven-year-old mare, ridden by Glen Boss and trained by Lee Freedman, beat a field of 24 in the world-famous race at Flemington - the 145th of the series, despite carrying 58 kilograms - the equal top weight ever.

Tears watching her come through at the end.

And I'm sure Mummify was watching over her and is now kicking up his heels in the big paddock in the sky.

ETA: And that is her last race.
krazykitkat: (worship me (GGs))
Makybe Diva did it!

Only horse to win 3 consecutive Melbourne Cups (and Glen Boss first jockey to win 3 consecutive).

The seven-year-old mare, ridden by Glen Boss and trained by Lee Freedman, beat a field of 24 in the world-famous race at Flemington - the 145th of the series, despite carrying 58 kilograms - the equal top weight ever.

Tears watching her come through at the end.

And I'm sure Mummify was watching over her and is now kicking up his heels in the big paddock in the sky.

ETA: And that is her last race.
krazykitkat: (mixed emotions (SVU))
The Swans did it! 58 to 54 against the West Coast Eagles. They could be a little more consistent though ;)

***

Went to work yesterday. Still a bit of a headache on and off, and tired and a little flushed. But overall much better. And I missed my workmates.

***

Dad took Eddie to the pet shop yesterday morning. And she made me feel bad because she was good when dad got her out of the cage. And she was acting all Miss Innocent, allowed the pet shop owner to pat her as Eddie burrowed into her hand. The pet shop owner said, "What a nice little tame budgie." And at work I was thinking, "But Eddie hasn't got a swing to sleep on tonight."

Though as my sister said, all the other budgies in the cage might be dead on Monday.

I know it was the only thing to do, we've tried to improve her behaviour, and CJ and the babies don't deserve the nonsense. I'm still a little sad and feeling guilty.

***

Woodstock's going through his first moult, so he's about 12 weeks old. I'm estimating Snoopy and Danny are about 6-8 weeks.

The little brats wouldn't go to sleep last night, they were still calling at midnight. The beach towels aren't long enough so we're only covering the top half of the cage...they'd wandered down to the bottom half. Mum and I managed to chase them back up to the top perches and then they were quiet (like kids at a sleep over).

They've learnt some interesting calls from the other parrots at the pet shop, particularly the cockatiel that was in the cage next to them.
krazykitkat: (mixed emotions (SVU))
The Swans did it! 58 to 54 against the West Coast Eagles. They could be a little more consistent though ;)

***

Went to work yesterday. Still a bit of a headache on and off, and tired and a little flushed. But overall much better. And I missed my workmates.

***

Dad took Eddie to the pet shop yesterday morning. And she made me feel bad because she was good when dad got her out of the cage. And she was acting all Miss Innocent, allowed the pet shop owner to pat her as Eddie burrowed into her hand. The pet shop owner said, "What a nice little tame budgie." And at work I was thinking, "But Eddie hasn't got a swing to sleep on tonight."

Though as my sister said, all the other budgies in the cage might be dead on Monday.

I know it was the only thing to do, we've tried to improve her behaviour, and CJ and the babies don't deserve the nonsense. I'm still a little sad and feeling guilty.

***

Woodstock's going through his first moult, so he's about 12 weeks old. I'm estimating Snoopy and Danny are about 6-8 weeks.

The little brats wouldn't go to sleep last night, they were still calling at midnight. The beach towels aren't long enough so we're only covering the top half of the cage...they'd wandered down to the bottom half. Mum and I managed to chase them back up to the top perches and then they were quiet (like kids at a sleep over).

They've learnt some interesting calls from the other parrots at the pet shop, particularly the cockatiel that was in the cage next to them.
krazykitkat: (living)
The world stopped turning.
We won a silver medal in the men's 4x400m relay, after just scraping into the final. Couldn't believe it.
First relay medal since 1956.

And a silver for Mathew Helm in the 10m platform diving, with a 99.96 on his final dive.

***

Australia's Federal election has been called.
October 9.
Thank goodness the Claytons election campaign is over. People were starting to get stroppy with the months of unofficial campaigning.
But I'm pessimistic. The Australia I believed in no longer exists.

And does it require a referendum to move to a fixed 4 year term? I want one.
krazykitkat: (living)
The world stopped turning.
We won a silver medal in the men's 4x400m relay, after just scraping into the final. Couldn't believe it.
First relay medal since 1956.

And a silver for Mathew Helm in the 10m platform diving, with a 99.96 on his final dive.

***

Australia's Federal election has been called.
October 9.
Thank goodness the Claytons election campaign is over. People were starting to get stroppy with the months of unofficial campaigning.
But I'm pessimistic. The Australia I believed in no longer exists.

And does it require a referendum to move to a fixed 4 year term? I want one.
krazykitkat: (Default)
Great basketball game, especially those 2nd and 3rd quarters. If we'd kept up our form from those it would've been a lot closer, we even led a couple of times. And if Lauren Jackson had been playing her best. The 4th was terrible.
Some terrible refereeing. The commentators were questioning why the French one was there, apparently she'd been all over the place during the tournament.
2nd silver in a row for the Opals, and we only lost by 11, compared to 22 in Sydney.
Congratulations to the US women's team. Their attitude and professionalism put the "Dream Team" to shame.

I think we have one more chance for medals with the men's 10m platform diving :fingers crossed:
We're 1st and 5th going into the final.
krazykitkat: (Default)
Great basketball game, especially those 2nd and 3rd quarters. If we'd kept up our form from those it would've been a lot closer, we even led a couple of times. And if Lauren Jackson had been playing her best. The 4th was terrible.
Some terrible refereeing. The commentators were questioning why the French one was there, apparently she'd been all over the place during the tournament.
2nd silver in a row for the Opals, and we only lost by 11, compared to 22 in Sydney.
Congratulations to the US women's team. Their attitude and professionalism put the "Dream Team" to shame.

I think we have one more chance for medals with the men's 10m platform diving :fingers crossed:
We're 1st and 5th going into the final.

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