Hail Culture Vultures,

We hope this update finds you and yours healthy, wealthy and wise. That counts us out on two counts ;-)
Well the footy seasons are over with for another year in Australia. My old home town, rugby league team Westies, went down in the Grand Final as did Carlton in the Aussie Rules. Even though the Blues (Carlton) went down, at least they took down red hot favorites, Essendon, down the week before. I picked up a bit of pocket money on the Australian Rugby League Grand Final though. The Melbourne Storm pissed down on the Dragons which was a good thing.

The worst thing about the footy finishing in Australia is that, the silly season (American NFL Football) has just begun over here in the United States of A miracle. Ice Hockey and basketball are about to fire up as well. That also means that the baseball season is entering the finals and we get to see who will become "World Champions" for 1999.

Winning the Baseball "World Championship" would be a little hollow to me. Think about it, all the teams are American with a couple of token Canadian teams thrown in for good measure.

The barometer is starting to drop. We've noticed it getting colder since Friday night. It's down to 0c (32f) at 6 o'clock in the morning when we both head off to work. The days are also getting shorter. The sun used to be out at 5:30am and hang around to 9:30 or 10pm. Now the sun is like a bloody government worker, up around 8am and outta here by 4pm. OK, OK, I may have my foot on the exaggerometer. It's more like 8am to 6pm.

Must be winter coming on again.

Gotta run. We're outta here!

Hope to hear from you soon.

Stay Happy ;-)