Sunday, April 22, 2007

Paintball 2007

Head shots were very common in the first few games on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, groin shots were also fairly common...

We made up the deadliest trio in Canberra on Saturday.

This is the whole group that we played paintball with, on the weekend. There are mostly chemists pictured and some of my non-chemistry mates too.

Later that evening, JB showed off his new pet mouse. (Very cute!)

Friday, April 20, 2007

Saccharomyces cerevisiae, friend

Again harnessing the awesome power of yeast, I have produced... Bread! Mmm... Freshly baked bread...

This third loaf, like its predecessors was kneaded by hand and baked in a conventional oven.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Easter @ Tathra

Fish weren't biting on the lines around Tathra wharf, but Marko and I were able to take a couple of leatherjackets on the spear. (~35 cm)

Homies all round.

Take the tip: Hobart Beach campground at Bournda National Park

Hobart Beach played host to bocci, cricket, rugby and body surfing. The water at this time of the year is at a great temperature.

I'm sure you all had a blast - see you at the coast again soon if we can get another trip in before the cool weather arrives!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Archer Fish

The resident Archer Fish applies split-second responses and agility to snatch thrown morsels from the air.

Lor-len does the robot while Dobs and I play on the guitar.

(Very) amateur stylings of your truly. We miss you, Kurt!

Explosive Mel attracted the attention of rabid Archer Fish, one and two.

Did I mention that these Archer Fish are hermaphroditic?

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Get your O'Neil's membership now

Ash explores his paternal lineage.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Table tennis at the ANU

On Tuesday and Saturday afternoon's Jenny and I get in to the table tennis at the ANU. Jenny gave the leaderboard a shake-up last week; On Tuesday, I put things to rights...

Monday, April 02, 2007

On the workbench

It's not all beer and skittles at the Fox, sometimes we get constructive! Rimsy and I started work on replacing the creaking and sagging front screen door at the Fox the other weekend. The door was a little old-school, so we went ahead and purchased timber, paint and a few bits and pieces with which to construct an "improved" replica of the original.
A couple of digits were juggled between measuring and ordering, as is evident in the photo above. (Very) thankfully, we compared the door with it's home-to-be before gluing it together! The door was two-thirds of a foot too long!

It was back in to the shed for a little adjustment. A couple of coats of paint, some planing and sanding - and we were in business!

With an appropriately sized door in hand, a new screen was stapled in to keep out the bugs and hungry kittens.

Jenny performed well as a vice but excelled in painting the metal screen a glossy black and now our finished door looks better than new!