Friday, November 18, 2011


Well actually only one baby, my newest nephew, born 17th November 2011 @ 10:25amET

Jameson Donald Luellett 

My brother and sister-in-law finally gave birth to their son, Jameson Donald Luellett Hula who weighed 8lbs 6oz and 22 inches.

Just so you know, Jameson is not my first nephew.  I do have a nephew who is in his mid-20s and a great-niece who is 1(ish). Also my sister-in-law has a 9(ish) year old son, so I guess that would make me a step-uncle?  Does that exist?

Everyone is really excited and it is times like these that make living on the exact opposite side of the world so tough.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


It is Stuart's birthday so as a present I got him tickets to the Dolly Parton concert.  This was her first time in Australia in 25 years, and this was her first stop on her Australia tour.  They were pretty good seats in the front row and somewhere towards the middle of the stage, which made for great photo opportunities.

Stuart took all of these photos.  I only got 3 photos and all were small and blurry.  I figured that if Dolly Parton was to look at me, I didn't want my face hidden behind a smart phone.

Best joke of the night, was after she kept untangling her hair from her microphone, she said, "Don't worry it doesn't hurt me one bit... but there's a lady in Korea who is whoopin' right now."

It was somewhere around this stage that Dolly Parton pointed at Stuart and I and said, "I see a couple of good lookin' gentlemen in the front row."  What can I say?  She's got good taste.
You should have seen this guitar.  It was covered in Rhinestones!

When Dolly first appeared on stage, she was playing a white and rhinestone incrusted fiddle.  PS - Her boobs don't look so big in person, but they sure do have a way of catching the light!

I would classify Dolly Parton as a camera whore.  It appeared to me that whenever she would notice someone pointing a camera in her direction, without missing a beat she would pause for a split second and pose.