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"DAVID MIERS is reported to be in the top 10 cage fighters in Gosford. He has some serious dish washing skills and thinks that Elizabeth Bennet is hot. Although he thinks that his wife Rowena is hotter. David works in youth ministry for a great church. Likes to: speak in third person, watch and play soccer, eat food and surf the web. He has never watched Star Wars."

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G'day Kids, I've been away from the blogoverse for a week. Soooo.... Here are 17 things that have happened since the last time we met:

1) Stayed at Row's parents' place for long weekend (+ her dad's bday)
2) Went to cafe at Erina and sat at TABLE 17 (guess the cafe)
3) 2nd hand book shop at Gosford Primary School - bought Uncle Tom's Cabin and a record for Row
4) Dan and I lost in tennis to 2 old men
5) Went to cafe in another place and sat at TABLE 17 (guess the suburb)

6) Bummed around at home for a few days - watched GOAL 3 times!
7) Listened to Tim Keller talk on Justice
8) Read the Bible (not all of it... just bits)
9) Bought The Twilight of Atheism from cheap (1st hand) bookshop in Canberra
10) Reminded that over 100,000 Australians have died in wars (War Memorial)
11) Walked out of National Museum cos Row didn't like the intro video
12) Visited Crossroads Christian church in Canberra
13) KFC for lunch!
14) Brother and sister-in-law had a baby boy
15) Row left her handbag at hospital
16) Dinner in Bondi
17) Got to hold baby when picking up Row's handbag

17 different people must respond to this post or I will quit blogging...

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  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 5:59:00 pm  

    I'm commenting. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 6:35:00 pm  

    I'm number 15 and I'm ashamed of the tennis top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 7:07:00 pm  

    hey dave hope ur relaxed and refreshed, im number 14! top

  • Anonymous jonb says so:
    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 7:08:00 pm  

    didnt mean to be anonymous it was me! top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 7:29:00 pm  

    Cool - I was in Canberra as well at the end of last week.

    My Bro-in-law's blog (http://thebuffi.r8.org) has a bit of a post about their adventures whilst they were across/down there. top

  • Anonymous Joel C says so:
    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 7:49:00 pm  

    And I also left a pointless comment. Dave I don't like your chances of reaching that number.

    And what happened to that over used cliche? "Don't judge a book by its cover"... You should have stuck it out at the National Museum, its mostly worth it. top

  • Blogger CraigS says so:
    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 8:37:00 pm  

    Does it count if Rodeo just writes 17 comments using aliases? top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 8:41:00 pm  

    I'm reading too. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 11:02:00 pm  

    I'm no central coasty, but that looks decidedly like the chocolate cafe near the car park at Erina. What's it called? Max Brennar? Where they serve the sukao's. If I'm right do I get a prize? top

  • Anonymous Cat Balloo says so:
    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 11:03:00 pm  

    You really lucked out not continuing with the National Museum. One of the more interesting museums on offer. Plenty of activities and an interesting space. What table number did you sit at in Bondi? top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 7:51:00 am  

    17 thanks samr
    16 thanks rodeoclown
    15 thanks dan
    14 thanks jonb
    13 thanks daniel
    12 thanks joel c
    11 thanks craigs
    10 thanks onelinesoph
    09 thanks cat balloo
    08 thanks david (that's me)
    07
    06
    05
    04
    03
    02
    01

    7 to go! top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 7:56:00 am  

    dan - i'm not ashamed of tennis... it was unlucky... we nailed that 2nd set... if we had have played 3rd set we would have one... but tie-breakers are heart-breakers just like penalty shoot-outs - is it true you wet yourself during our penalty shoot-out????

    daniel - i didn't see you in canberra... did you see me???

    joel - i think i will make it to 17... there's enough people who claim to read this thing... let's wait and see...

    craigs - as long as it's not obvious... he can't have rodeoclown2, rodeoclown3, rodeoclown 4 etc... it would have to be something like: codeorlown, clownrodeo, rodeoalphaclown, nwolcoedor etc... top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 8:00:00 am  

    okay joel and cat...
    national museum...

    the reason row didn't like it was the silence during the video.
    there was no mention of Australia's Christian heritage... but there were shots of every other major religion... and even mention of germaine greer!! what's with that!!!!!!
    there was some pluralistic relativising punk kid who says that you can believe in whatever you want and you'll be okay...

    i think it was pretty poor. visually it was great... but i agree with row on the silence thing.

    so yeah... i've been there before... on the yr 6 vomit trip of 2003 (when I was teaching).

    i think the war memorial is the non-negotiable one when visiting canberra. top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 8:02:00 am  

    I'm no central coasty, but that looks decidedly like the chocolate cafe near the car park at Erina. What's it called? Max Brennar? Where they serve the sukao's. If I'm right do I get a prize?

    bingo!!!!
    Yes it's choc cafe stuff
    Yes it's max brennar
    Yes you get a prize. To redeem your prize you have to come to the Central Coast and I will take you for a choco thing at Max B's.





    end bit - this prize can't be exchanged for money... top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 8:13:00 am  

    my last prayer friday post still has a competition running.
    guthers has answered one... but there are still 8 to go... top

  • Blogger Lairdy says so:
    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 11:09:00 am  

    Hmmm...is this number 17? Do I win anything? top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 11:12:00 am  

    17 thanks samr
    16 thanks rodeoclown
    15 thanks dan
    14 thanks jonb
    13 thanks daniel
    12 thanks joel c
    11 thanks craigs
    10 thanks onelinesoph
    09 thanks cat balloo
    08 thanks david (that's me)
    07 thanks lairdy (the prize for being post #17 is 17 warm-fuzzies)
    06
    05
    04
    03
    02
    01

    6 to go! top

  • Blogger Nick says so:
    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 2:46:00 pm  

    I'm sure you miscounted somewhere... top

  • Blogger Nick says so:
    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 2:49:00 pm  

    unless, of course, you're counting the silly, repetitive posts...like this one top

  • Blogger Lairdy says so:
    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 4:04:00 pm  

    Oh...17 DIFFERENT people have to post. Hmmm I posted way too early then to win... top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 4:10:00 pm  

    17 thanks samr
    16 thanks rodeoclown
    15 thanks dan
    14 thanks jonb
    13 thanks daniel
    12 thanks joel c
    11 thanks craigs
    10 thanks onelinesoph
    09 thanks cat balloo
    08 thanks david (that's me)
    07 thanks lairdy (the prize for being post #17 is 17 warm-fuzzies)
    06 thanks nick
    05
    04
    03
    02
    01

    5 to go!

    Hey lairdy - you may not have been 'different person # 17' but you were still post #17 which means you still get your prize (written above...)

    Hey nick - arer you coming up to the central coast to watch bling fc get smashed by the mariners this friday night???? top

  • Blogger Lairdy says so:
    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 4:47:00 pm  

    Cheers Dave, I'm feeling suitably fuzzied top

  • Anonymous CJ says so:
    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 7:39:00 pm  

    Seems like i should post. (Four to go!) top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 9:01:00 pm  

    Dang. I was up at Green Point today and could have redeemed my prize - but alas no mobile internet! top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 10:29:00 pm  

    17 thanks samr
    16 thanks rodeoclown
    15 thanks dan
    14 thanks jonb
    13 thanks daniel
    12 thanks joel c
    11 thanks craigs
    10 thanks onelinesoph
    09 thanks cat balloo
    08 thanks david (that's me)
    07 thanks lairdy (the prize for being post #17 is 17 warm-fuzzies)
    06 thanks nick
    05 thanks cj
    04
    03
    02
    01

    4 to go!

    sam - that would have been fun. hope things are okay with your family. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 11:27:00 pm  

    Hey Dave,
    shame about the tennis, im sorry i missed it!
    Just got back from watching the Soccerroos!! Was soo much fun!

    ....Stranger.... top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 11:35:00 pm  

    17 thanks samr
    16 thanks rodeoclown
    15 thanks dan
    14 thanks jonb
    13 thanks daniel
    12 thanks joel c
    11 thanks craigs
    10 thanks onelinesoph
    09 thanks cat balloo
    08 thanks david (that's me)
    07 thanks lairdy (the prize for being post #17 is 17 warm-fuzzies)
    06 thanks nick
    05 thanks cj
    04 thanks stranger (is it nathan???)
    03
    02
    01

    3 to go!

    i watched it... was planning on going.,.. but ticketek told me it was sold out... disappointed to see that the crowd was only 36,000 - 6000 under capacity!! i should have gone and tried to get in after kick-off!

    is this nathan???
    maybe???? top

  • Blogger Nixter says so:
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 9:27:00 am  

    Congrats for being Fountainsides 2nd blog of the month. And woo hoot, you have another comment!!! top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 9:37:00 am  

    17 thanks samr
    16 thanks rodeoclown
    15 thanks dan
    14 thanks jonb
    13 thanks daniel
    12 thanks joel c
    11 thanks craigs
    10 thanks onelinesoph
    09 thanks cat balloo
    08 thanks david (that's me)
    07 thanks lairdy (the prize for being post #17 is 17 warm-fuzzies)
    06 thanks nick
    05 thanks cj
    04 thanks stranger (is it nathan???)
    03 thanks nixter
    02
    01

    2 to go! top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 9:37:00 am  

    i'm glad we didn't sit at table 37 both those times! top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 10:19:00 am  

    Doing my bit top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 10:23:00 am  

    17 thanks samr
    16 thanks rodeoclown
    15 thanks dan
    14 thanks jonb
    13 thanks daniel
    12 thanks joel c
    11 thanks craigs
    10 thanks onelinesoph
    09 thanks cat balloo
    08 thanks david (that's me)
    07 thanks lairdy (the prize for being post #17 is 17 warm-fuzzies)
    06 thanks nick
    05 thanks cj
    04 thanks stranger (is it nathan???)
    03 thanks nixter
    02 thanks guthers
    01

    we're very close to our big prize winner....
    1 to go!

    hey guthers - how was africa?? hope you're well. top

  • Blogger Nixter says so:
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 1:06:00 pm  

    so numbr one gets a priza? Oh no I should've waited :( top

  • Blogger Andy M says so:
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 2:05:00 pm  

    Hey, cute baby. Must have drawn from an excellent gene pool ... top

  • Blogger Andy M says so:
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 2:06:00 pm  

    I bet his father's a real spunk! top

  • Blogger Andy M says so:
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 2:17:00 pm  

    Re The Twilight of Atheism. I heard Alister McGrath's talk on this a few weeks ago at the Smith Lecture. Was very excellent indeed. top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 2:53:00 pm  

    17 thanks samr
    16 thanks rodeoclown
    15 thanks dan
    14 thanks jonb
    13 thanks daniel
    12 thanks joel c
    11 thanks craigs
    10 thanks onelinesoph
    09 thanks cat balloo
    08 thanks david (that's me)
    07 thanks lairdy (the prize for being post #17 is 17 warm-fuzzies)
    06 thanks nick
    05 thanks cj
    04 thanks stranger (is it nathan???)
    03 thanks nixter
    02 thanks guthers
    01 thanks andy m

    1 to go! top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 2:54:00 pm  

    woops...
    ZERO to GO!!!! top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 2:56:00 pm  

    Hey, cute baby. Must have drawn from an excellent gene pool...

    yeah i think he wears levi's

    I bet his father's a real spunk!

    he thinks he is!!!

    and you also win a prize for being the 17th person to post on this comments thing...

    CONGRATULATIONS! top

  • Blogger Andy M says so:
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 4:46:00 pm  

    cool. I tried to post last night but couldn't remember my login and password so lucky me! What's the prize? top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 9:40:00 pm  

    ummmm...
    probably the most expensive prize ever given out in the blogiverse...

    a brand new baby boy!!!

    congratulations



    lucky it wasn't someone else... it would have been a tough gift to arrange otherwise! top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Thursday, October 12, 2006 9:40:00 pm  

    or i would have had fun wrestling your new baby boy to give to the person who won! top

  • Anonymous John Dekker says so:
    Friday, October 13, 2006 5:51:00 pm  

    Now that you've got 17...

    What was all this about? Were you holding your readers to ransom, David? If you don't want to blog any more, just quit!

    To be perfectly frank, you sounded like a spoilt child. top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Friday, October 13, 2006 6:51:00 pm  

    Now that you've got 17...

    What was all this about? Were you holding your readers to ransom, David? If you don't want to blog any more, just quit!

    To be perfectly frank, you sounded like a spoilt child.


    just having some fun!!

    (row said that i was being manipulative)

    but if there are only 5 people reading i would just send them a weekly email rather than publishing online!

    hope you're well john.

    dave.

    ps - also i was playing on the number 17... we're just lucky it wasn't 117!! top

  • Anonymous John Dekker says so:
    Friday, October 13, 2006 7:28:00 pm  

    Well, I read your blog, and I'm sure dozens of others do as well.

    Why don't you just get a counter? top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Saturday, October 14, 2006 12:31:00 am  

    hey john thanks for the tip. as a matter of fact i got one on wednesday!

    have a good weekend. top

  • Blogger Ruth says so:
    Wednesday, October 25, 2006 12:28:00 pm  

    I too read your blog...but everyone else has beaten me to saying that, so it doesn't count!

    I put a counter on my page - but am thinking of removing it because it stresses me out - interesting to see which days of the week are popular though. top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Wednesday, October 25, 2006 12:45:00 pm  

    yeah i'm enjoying the stat counter... there's so much info in there!

    almost no-one reads min on the weekend... it sort of peaks in the middle of the week and then drops off.

    thanks for reading... i enjoy reading yours. top

  • Blogger Ruth says so:
    Wednesday, October 25, 2006 2:42:00 pm  

    Yeah, I have quite a few readers Sunday nights, but I have most on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

    You should check how much your readership stats jump when Craig links a post to his page!

    I was going to quit last week partly because of the stat counter though - not because people don't read my page - because I have quite a high number (I assume - noone really to compare to, maybe it's not a high number!)...but because I started to write to see if the stats went higher and lower - and it messed with my mind!

    Hence, thinking of taking it off, or not looking at it - also starting questioning why and whom I write for...that's sorted out in my head now though! top