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DrewI am a thirty something married gay boy living in Sydney, almost on top of the gay scene but not in it! Why Sometimes blue?, because I love blue, but also I am sometimes blue :)
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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Harry Pot a Yum!

Harry Potter (Daniel Radclife) is certainly looking hot!


Hump Day

This week has been longer than normal, with the boy off in Hong Kong I am virtually sleeping for a few hours then waking up and not able to get back to sleep.

I have always been a bit of an insomniac, and I am a very light sleeper so any noise wakes me up, and once I am even semi conscious my mind starts to work! So the last three nights my mind has been in total overdrive.

With the new direction I am taking the company I am having to balance the need for supporting the existing clients and software, getting new full service clients, normal sales and admin needs and the development of both the new software and the new business case and financials.

Looking after the existing clients and getting new ones is more than a full time job, so trying to find the time to do the rest makes my head swim!

Apart from that the amazingly cute Lucy Beagle is entering into a really difficult stage where she is really pushing her dominance. This is coming out as being growly and very possessive of food and refusing to back down. For some reason I take it very personally when she gets growly at me (I know she is only a puppy) but I still take it as a bit of a personal emotional attack.

The specialised dog psychologist is coming this weekend to help us with her. At least the person we are getting does not believe that you have to de-personalise the dog to get them to behave. I love Lucy' s personality, I just want her to be less growly.

There are two other levels of quite immense stress as well, both relate to uncertainty.

Hopefully one will be resolved today when I talk with my mother's surgeon over whether she does or does not need an operation to fix her spine. This is a huge thing for her as she is nearly eighty and does not want to go through another major operation.

The other point of uncertainty, only time will tell that one!

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Busy times

I have been quite busy of late and have been neglecting things not directly related to work or friends.

Life is good things are definitely coming together well! The boy is in Hong Kong for a couple of days on business so the puppy and I are keeping each other company :)
The picture above was taken by a friend of Lucy two weeks ago. Isn't she just the bomb!

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Boy from my gym

This guy, Matt Green is a Gold's Gym Sydney (or was I haven't seen him there for a while) boy. I have watched him workout and he is a total honey! His body and look is almost flawless!
I'm drooling!


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Google to Zoom Map on Australia Day

Google has announced that it will undertake high quality zoom photography of Sydney on Friday the 26th of January.

The idea is on Australia Day a plane is going to zig zag over Sydney city making high quality images that will then be placed onto Google Maps!

I had a look and our apartment will be over us between 1- 1:30pm so I will have to think of something silly to do to mark the occasion and get in Google Maps hehehehe!

More information including a mash up here


Sunday, January 21, 2007

Almost one month in to 2007

I am still reeling from the fact that in another ten days it will be a full month into 2007. Half the time I am still writing 2006 in the date!

The last few weeks back at work have been a real struggle, so much is going on and it has been very stressful indeed. 2007 is shaping up to be a year of immense change (all good), a lot of things are coming together for the boy, some things a lot quicker than planned I must admit, but nonetheless good things!

Much of what we do in life is a series of choices, sometimes we don't necessarily understand how large these choices are until we have made them. Whilst sometimes we have made hundreds, if not thousands of choices which all add up to huge changes / directions in life.

In the next several weeks / months it looks like some huge changes will happen, there is a great deal of uncertainty, expectation, fear and excitement all mixed in together. I don't deal with uncertainty very well, it grates and eats away at my conscious mind and makes me stressed and anxious, which for me is not a good thing to be!

Things are falling into place, pieces are joining together and a new picture is being drawn!

For myself personally I am quite ambitious, but not in a fully traditional manner. I kind of fell into my career, not quite by engineering what I do, but by in some ways my side interest and hobby becoming my career.

I often vacillate between loving what I do and hating it! If there is one thing about my job that I hate, it is dealing with clients who expect more than promised or more then they are entitled too.

Conversely one of the things that I enjoy is clients that appreciate it when I do actually go the extra mile (of which I generally give much more then promised).

The other thing I love about what I do is the ability to sometimes push back and make my own choices. Things have been changing with what I do for quite a while, I moved the office to a much better location, I have started a re-development of our major application to to grasp more firmly at the wheels of change and have convinced many many people that my vision is something special.

So 2007 is a year for my vision to take on an even larger stage!

The images are taken from Completely Naked


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Novel Way to Tone Up!

A guy in the states is using his Nintendo WII as a way of oning up and losing weight. The results are pretty impressive, nearly 9 pounds in 6 weeks! Have a read of his blog

Personally I think he looked ok to begin with, but hey who am I to talk LOL

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Today is our Third Wedding Anniversary

16/01/2003 - Sydney, Australia


Monday, January 15, 2007

First Impression back on the crackberry!

I had a really brief email this morning from FirstImpression and he is through is operation! Details are in my post here.

Such great news!

I don't have many details really but it as great to hear that he is ok and back using is crackberry ahem I mean blackberry!


Thoughts on the Detox

In the end I stopped the diet on Saturday after six days of eating only organic foods in the de-tox. From Friday mid afternoon the side effects of the diet and pills were quite full on.

I was getting almost crippling stomach cramps and going between feeling nauseas and normal.

Reading the comments about the detox have been really interesting. Yes I agree that a careful diet with less alcohol is a better option.

I think in retrospect I am glad that I did the six days of detox, although I would have liked to have reached seven days, but I will not use the detox pack again!

I will however have a few nights a week with no alcohol and start eating more fish than the once a week we do now. The thing I was reminded about during this was there are a whole lot of healthy foods that I enjoy eating and was ignoring!

I suppose everything in moderation and moderation in moderation LOL!

Metabolic Typing

I did finally do the metabolic typing to determine what my type was and found that not surprisingly I am a Protein Type with quite a high certainty. This translates to my meals should comprise:

40% Protein
30% Carbohydrates
30% Fats

I was surprised by the fat percentage being so high, but in retrospect it makes sense for me as I do like foods high in fats (not necessarily bad fats though), nuts, smoked salmon, avocados etc.

The protein came as absolutely no surprise as I do crave red meat a lot and you know what they say, when you crave something it generally means you are missing out on something in the food that your body needs! One other surprise for me was I should avoid citrus and vitamin C, and instead dose up on Vitamin A. I generally take a lot of vitamin C, being an ex smoker your body needs the antioxidants to help repair all the damage that was done.

But more interestingly I can't take Vitamin A as I had a massive overdose of it through three separate course of Ro-Accutane which did some serious damage to my body over a ten year period.

I have ordered a body typing book on eating and I will go through it and find ways to tweak my eating habits into what's good for me. So thanks Nick :)

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Friday, January 12, 2007

Over this de-tox

I am totally over this de-tox now. It's the fifth day and rather than feel good or refreshed or anything else. I feel tired, depressed, hungry and bloated!

I am seriously considering ending the diet tonight, but staying on the pills for the full course.

Of course some people have suggested that I should just "suck it in" for a few more days, but I am unconvinced!


Thursday, January 11, 2007

Hershey's and Crisco?

This was priceless, I was doing a search to buy some Hershey's for when I have finished my diet and I came across this ebay store.
I never never seen crisco anywhere other than the sex store LOL!

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Hump Day of Detox

Today is hump day for the de-tox. I have lasted three full days of dieting, pills and headaches without sucummbing to the evilness of processed foods.

Well I did have a natural wattle seed bar with honey, but although it was 'made' it was organic and no nasty artificial colours, flovours or preservatives were used.

Oh dear God who am I kidding?


Only Three days left and then I can start eating again!

Did you know that it's really difficult to get Hershey's chocolates in Australia? I have a real thing for Hershey bars, I just love them! Last year when we were in the States I stocked up on Hershey's, only a few.

Ok about 4 kilograms of chocolate! I almost had to get a back just for the chocolate, but in the end it was squeezed into the extra bag we bought anyway!

The chocolate lasted about two weeks, yes TWO WEEKS to eat 4kgs of chocolate.

OMG I was such a pig.

But for now I and craving a Hershey's bar so much I can smell the sweet sweet chocolate!

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Apple unveils the iPhone

OMG - Apple has finally unveilled the iPhone. It looks amazing and I can't wait to actually see one and play with it!

Apple Bring it on!


Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Pumpkin Seeds - Dry Roasted

I know this is weird but there is an organic food store literally 10 metres from my front door. It's been there for at least six months an until yesterday I had never ventured inside.

Not surprisingly since I can't eat any of my normal snacks I had a look inside to buy some yummy fruit. Being adventurous I went in again this afternoon and came across some Pumpkin seeds dray roasted sea salt (organic of course).

I had a look first at the eating plan just to make sure and yep, I am allowed pumpkin seeds and sea salt! And get this, not only are they good for you but they are Delicious! Yes a wholesome yummy snack that helps the whole de-tox and they taste great!

I had a look through the entire store and have been wondering ever since how come I don't shop there for stuff in general.

Off to the gym tonight for another cardio session, I normally would do a workout tonight, but I feel that I don't have the strength for it. So instead I am going to do a 40 minute cardio session and see if I can't get my good old lymphatic system de-toxing as well as my stomach, bowel, liver and intestines!

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Day Two - I feel LIke Crap

Day Two of my misery, well alright it's not quite as miserable as I am making out, but it is pretty close!

I am not overly hungry right now (mid morning) but I am starting to feel sluggish, tired and generally worn out. Which according to all the literature I have read about the de-tox diet is a normal way to feel starting about the second day and lasting a few days. The duration of which depends on just how 'toxic' your internal organs are!

Knowing what I have put my body through the last couple of years I can say with certainty that if my internal organs could, they would take me to the United Nations for crimes against humanity.

I think the overall the concept of a de-tox is not which herbs necessarily you take, it's more the whole experience of cutting out things in your diet that are bad for a while.

I'm not pining for anything in particular like chocolate, it's more a desire for 'substantial' food which I am used to. Mainly red meat and bad carbohydrates which my body seems to crave, but when I have them it makes me sluggish and tired (although not quite the same as right now).

One of the important factors is to exercise as well, which I do anyway, walking to and from the office, taking the dog for a few walks most days and going to the gym for weights and cardio sessions. Last nights workout was certainly not up to my normal level, whether this was a psychological reaction or because I had eaten much much less than normal I don't know!

So day two and five days to go. I wonder what I will feel like tomorrow?


Monday, January 08, 2007

Start of the detox

Today is day one of my de-tox diet, which means basically for at least the next seven days I will be starving myself and feel miserable.

I have been wanting to do a de-tox diet for a while, and since I am the sort of person where it is all or nothing, a good solid week without any alcohol or bad foods is perfect for me. The problem for me is more psychological. I know that my body doesn't need the naughty foods and most of the time I don't actually eat them, it's just that when I am told I can't have them I just want them even more.

I thought about doing the full fifteen day de-tox, but it is our wedding anniversary next week and I am intending to have a great night with as much to drink and eat as I want! The naturopath did say that the de-tox can be done as two seven day blocks months or weeks apart.

So my plan is to do this seven day detox this week and see how I go and what sort of results I actually get.

I can say that I already feel tired and hungry, but this could also be because it was the first day back at the office.


Friday, January 05, 2007


I wanted to do a serious shout out for a moment to say hi to firstimpre55ion over at My firstimpre55ion.

I have been reading his blog for a while and only recently added it to my blog roll.

In a little over four days he will be going into hospital for a operation to have a brain tumor removed. A little under a month ago he was diagnosed with the tumor after having persistent headaches for a while.

I just wanted to say that I am thinking of you mate and I hope that everything goes exactly to plan!
So keep smiling!
His email address is: Please send him an email to say him and give him courage and support or visit his blog and leave a comment.


Meet Michael Lewis new gallery at

I think I am in lust!



I really wanted to share this with you guys. It's from a member of the site and it really touched me :)

Hey Drew, Whats up?

My Names Justin and I know you dont know me but I just wanted to say thank
you! From the time that I was starting to realize I was gay and trying to accept
it, your site has been there for me in one way or another. (Its kind of funny
how someone on the oppsite side of the world can have such an impact on the life
of another.) Drew I think what you've done is great, there is no telling how
many people's lives have changed for the better just because of this sites
For the better and the worse this site has existed and I for one
hope it allways will!


This just makes all the hundreds (no thousands of hours I ahve put into this site over the last seven years! Thanks!


Thursday, January 04, 2007

Fitness Moving Forward

For Christmas I was given a Polar Heart rate fitness monitor. I had an entry level one years ago when I was serious about training and found it indispensable, but the watch was lost and strap stolen.

I was taught that working to could be done in two ways:
  1. By exertion form 1 to 10; or

  2. Based on heart rate.

The problem with exertion, is that it is really variable on how you are actually feeling at that specific time, whereas your heart rate is the actual energy usage at the time.

I am a fan of both ways of cardio, but I do like to understand what my body is really doing! So the Polar Heart Rate monitor is really useful for me!

I have been using it for a week now and I am really happy with what it has shown me, which while a bit of a surprise was not entirely unforeseen.

Whilst quite often in cardio I feel like I am really working myself to the optimum level, in fact I was at about 60 - 70% of my optimum level for cardio / fat loss. My recovery is OK and I can go from a really high pulse rate down to a slightly above my norm quite quickly.

But and there is a huge but, my normal resting heart rate is a lot higher than I would like. Walking around it is still somewhere between 80 - 90 bpm which is indicative of not being overly fit!

The other issue I have noticed is that to keep in my own optimum cardio zone I have to quite push myself.

And finally the difference between what the machine at the gym says my calorie burn and what the actual is, is a difference of up to 20%. I thought I was doing between 500 - 550 calories a cardio session when in fact it was about 420 - 450.
So all in all an excellent present and hopefully one that will really help me achieve my long term fitness goals!


Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Mid Week Wrap

I am almost totally recovered now from my exetrions on New Years day and night, my previous posts were live from the dance floor which made me feel like a total geek!

But hey I am geek!

I am gonna have to keep this short because my home ADSL connection has been shaped until midnight an it's almost damn impossible to do anything on the web!

One nice thing about monday - I met Nick from Californication whcih was way cool! And then coincidently I saw him again today having lunch! Weird but very cool!


Monday, January 01, 2007

Still going

What a way to spend new years day

Toybox at the horden

Happy new year

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