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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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Monday, September 28, 2009

The quiet weekend

I had one of those sorts of weekends where I wanted to be a social outcast.

I didn't really want to be social, see people or even leave the apartment, no I am not depressed, anxious or agoraphobic. I just enjoyed doing very little.

It's not to say that I have not been out on the weekend or done things, quite the opposite, there have still be dinner with friends, shopping trips and other bits and pieces.

I have just been enjoying doing not much after a year of doing so much especially working so much on weekends.

Instead I have been watching movies like The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green, Latter Days, Like it is, Beautiful Thing, Get Real and Eating Out Sloppy Seconds.

All good old gay themed movies.

The media conversion is still ongoing and I am also trying to consolidate all the music we have on our media center, deleting duplicates, creating playlists and cataloguing the genres etc.

I am still battling the issue with the iPhone Remote which works if I reboot the router every time I use it which is a bloody pain in the butt, but when it does work it works fantastically.

I even managed to do some cleaning up of things around the apartment that I have been meaning to do for a while because we have guests staying with us from Friday for the Sleaze Ball dance parties weekend.

This week will be pretty hectic for me, I have a lot of clients to 'go live' and some decisions to make about staffing etc.

We also finished the re-branding phase one of one of our products and we now have to integrate the new brand into the product which will take a lot of effort to get right.

So week here we come!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Recent Hotness on GWIP

Now all he needs to do is post some naked pictures :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

One of the Funniest 'straight conversion' blog entries I have ever read!

I love Bobby's Blog - Am Not Blog.

And I love one of his recent blog entries about his 'encounter' with a hot straight ex model on his holiday back to South Africa.

It's fantastic!

You have to read how slick Bobby is!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Some more random GWIP hotness

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Media Consolidation

As I become more of the borg and integrate more with Steve Jobs new world order - Read: become an Apple aficionado, I have decided to convert all of our video files of movies, TV shows etc to use through iTunes.

I have limited success with getting the Apple Remote working with the main media centre PC, it works sometimes then it drops off, but I have worked a 'work around' for this, I just reboot the router and it all seems to work then.

As much as I would like a Mac Mini for the main media centre for the time being I will keep the old Dell PC running to save costs.

My issue has been that avi, wmv video files can't be imported into iTunes, which means that I don't have full control of my media from the one easy to use interface.

So for the last couple of days I have been Googling all sorts of weird and wonderful solutions to convert these files to something that I can import easily into iTunes.

You just would not believe the trouble I have had on this issue, I have trialed Shareware and freeware and at first thought I was onto something with a freeware product called Handbrake.

But it took as long to convert one movie as it would take to watch it! Not to mention it was not particularly easy to batch process the videos I have.

Finally I stumbled across iSquint a cute little video conversion tool for the MAC.

So far so good, I have done a couple of test conversions and all seems cool, the quality has stayed the same, the average 2 hour video took about 15 - 20 minutes to convert.

And even better than that it batch processes the videos!

I said to the boy last night as I was trying to find something to do this that it was bloody difficult to find the right application and most non technical minded people would have just given up.

So there we go I will be converting video for the next week I would say based on the size of my library.

But then at the end of it it will all be iTunes enabled yippeeeee!

And I will be finally wittling down the good old video library and getting rid of stuff that I have not watched and will never watch either.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Trying to find inspiration

I have had a very lackluster return to the gym in the last few months, most weeks I have not ventured anywhere near the gym let alone done proper exercise apart from walking everywhere.

I lack the motivation, energy and drive at the moment to get to the gym even though I have a trainer, who I have cancelled week after week of sessions because or work commitments and being away.

My last SMS conversation with him I promised to commit to a training regime, but again this afternoon I know I should go to the gym tonight but I am already tired from the day and have work to get done.

I know I need to go to the gym and I know that when I do go to the gym I feel much better physically and mentally, but making that step and actually going is just a step too far at the moment.

We were at a house party on the weekend and it seems that everyone I know is going to the gym with a religious fervor (well it is only two weeks till Sleaze Ball I suppose).

In many ways this is a symptom of a whole malady or overall 'malaise' at the moment. I feel quite burnt out in general, the holiday was fantastic although too short, but it will tide me over for a while.

I am finding it difficult to find inspiration in many things right now, I have huge amounts of work to do and sometimes I feel as though it just never ever ends.

I am slightly envious of people who have several weeks off work and don't have to work while they are away or quite frankly can even take that much time off work in general.

But then I balance that against the fact that in other ways I am achieving things and have things they do not, or don't want to have either.

I need to find inspiration and balance and get back to enjoying the gym but I am not sure I know how..

any ideas?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

D Squared2 Ad Too Hot for Youtube!

Have a look at the ad on their website....

The twins rip off the hotty models undies for a second!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday is the day

Don't you just love Fridays?

Only one day till the weekend and no office for a few days.

Unlike weekends of past this year I am not working like a mad man at the moment. Which means I can do other 'normal' things on the weekend.

Like read books, get general stuff done and catch up with mates.

With the weather in sydney so nice at the moment I think a touch of reading on the roof enjoying the day will definitely be in order.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Whitney Houston's New Album

I have to say I am in love with Whitney's new album, and in particular two songs.

It's such an interesting sound she has now, sure her voice is not the same as it was but it's so much earthier,, so much more real.

I saw excerpts of the new Oprah interview she did and all I can say is wow girl!

I have watched am watching friends whose lives have fallen apart with crack addictions and I am in awe of the fact the Whitney has come back from the brink.

Let's all just keep our fingers crossed she stays clean!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Life at a Private School Chapter 24

At long last after years and years I have finally written more chapters.

I had started this a little while ago and finished it last week when I was on holidays but have waited till now to publish it

So Read the New Chapter!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Where have I been?

It's been ages since I last blogged, not for lack of things to say more so juts either lack of time or lack of interest in sitting in front of my computer.

Last week we had an amazing short break on Hayman Island which was perfect although a bit short.

The Whitsundays are truly amazing and just so beautiful.

Work is a bit slower than it has been for a while and I am taking advantage of this to get a whole lot of things done I have put on the back burner for a while.

So this is just a short note to say I am alive!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

I prefer the left hand side of the plane

On my recent flights to Melbourne I learnt something I had always known.

I prefer to sit on the left hand side of the plane.

weird huh!

It's another busy week and lots and lots to get done, but I thought I would share my preference for sides of aircraft.
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