Reserved police

reserved police
2005-04-08— Posted by: allegra

In case the editor shrinks the picture past the point of readability, the license plate holder says Places to Go People to Annoy. Taken in the 6th and 6th mall parking lot yesterday.

enough sleep
2005-04-08— Posted by: allegra

We’re all home today because the kids aren’t in school. This means that I can concentrate on cooking and somebody else can clean, although that shouldn’t really be a problem – the place is still remarkably tidy from last Sunday’s cleaning binge.

Everybody is in a good mood… the sun is shining, and life seems pretty durn good. If you want to stay cheerful, don’t go to today… it’s the usual spate of bad news.

ANFSCD, Have a Camel
2005-04-08— Posted by: allegra

From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, all rights deserved, etc etc. Something about this struck me as being extremely Canadian, as well as Australian. Many things about the Australian character much appeal to me. We could discuss it over a lager sometime.

Baggage handler dons passenger’s camel costume

A man who had a camel costume removed from his checked-in luggage at Sydney airport says the event raises questions about airport security.

David Cox was waiting to board his Qantas flight when he saw a baggage handler wearing the costume on the tarmac.

He says he was shocked to realise his luggage had been interfered with.

It’s the kind of larrikin thing that an Australian would do but given the current situation, particularly with Schapelle Corby, the issues of airport security and privacy and your luggage remaining secure, it’s obviously a poor decision, Mr Cox said.

Mr Cox says the airline dealt with the matter promptly but says it raises issues about airport security.

I obviously was flabbergasted, my jaw dropped to the ground, he said.

I went to the customer service desk that happened to be right behind me and said, Look I’ve checked my luggage through … someone’s obviously been through my luggage, taken something out, now is wearing [it] across the tarmac, what’s going on?

The Transport Workers Union has renewed calls for surveillance cameras to be placed in the areas where baggage is handled at airports.

The union representative Glen Nightingale says an investigation is under way into the incident and he is meeting with workers and Qantas today.

Mr Nightingale says closed-circuit television surveillance would protect both travellers and workers.

We’re concerned about the security and the lack of security at the airport and we’ve been rallying for the last three or four years for the Federal Government for the appropriate screening, not only of the workers but also of luggage that comes through these areas, he said.

Because I can
2005-04-08— Posted by: allegra

Feeding folks tomorrow. Got a very nice slab of prime rib, hopefully it will be somewhat edible. Made lasagne and chocolate banana muffins for dinner… I think the kids could really get used to me not working, but it’s back to work Monday, and thank God, after all the appointments and the holter monitor and having to take Kira to the vet tomorrow afternoon.

Tomorrow morning Paul is taking me to drop in yoga.

Paul nearly caused me to expire from the effort of controlling my temper today. He appears to be under the impression that getting powers of attorney and representation agreements should be like 40 dollars or some reasonable amount of money. That’s four documents for two people for about 700 and taxes, and the RA MUST be drawn up by a lawyer – it isn’t legal unless it is. Since you need the same info twice, it’s actually reasonable, but the way Paul was going on about it you’d think I was planning on blowing 700 bucks on the frikking slots. The joys of married life.

However, I know perfectly well that he is capable of lifting a phone and asking a bunch of other lawyers for representation agreements and how much it would cost, but I was lazy and went for the first lawyer who actually called me back! Can you believe it? Between the two of us we called half a dozen law offices and only 1 had the courtesy to return the call. I said, He’s got the business; I prefer to deal with someone whose staff actually know how to apply their index fingers to a keypad in the effort to keep their paycheques coming. The rest…. well the pic tells the story, and my butt is damned near that big.

I must say I liked the lawyer. I always meet lawyers prepared to despise them, but this guy is fine. The last rays of the setting sun are bouncing off a building down on 6th street in New West, and it’s very beautiful, in a cubist sort of way. And that is one of my favourite colours, molten gold….