Between a Hard Rock and a Place.

January 23, 2009

The New Year

Filed under: Uncategorized — camharris @ 6:49 pm

Well, Happy New Year to one and all.  I have no idea who is still checking this site, but it be not a bad place to start for me to babble, rarely aimlessly, although this entry be the exception.

The break has been difficult at times.  I haven’t been up to thinking, let alone jotting, as just maintaining the new phase has taken time enough.  It would be fair to say that the events of last year were enough to throw a spanner in the works of life, and the hard work doesn’t end when the  needle holes heal over.

It is summer here in Perth, and a mild one so far.  The beach is back in the routine, as is the gym and Nachos on a Sunday.  

It is the time of year where I begin to wonder if cricket was invented so they could put an illustration next to the word ‘boring’.  If you love cricket – please don’t get me wrong. I am sure one day I will take up the hallowed willow and the power to love the game will flow down my arm and into my inmost parts.  But until that time, I will continue to wonder why they broadcast a game all day when there is the option of watching various weather-cams all over the world. Enough about that. Each to their own.

The new year signifies a new start, hopefully.  A clear bill of health, new job opportunities and a clearer sense of what needs to happen in order to regain control of the whirlwind that our lives have been.  Elizabeth is back at work, although started holidays today which are more than well-deserved.

I feel like I need to make the most of the time before my job (whatever that may be) starts up.  I have been researching digital formats for filming, and my head begins to hurt when I read a sentence like, “The basics of PAL and the NTSC system are very similar; a quadrature amplitude modulated subcarrier carrying the chrominance information is added to the luminance video signal to form a composite video baseband signal. The frequency of this subcarrier is approximately 4.43 MHz for PAL, compared to approximately 3.58 MHz for NTSC. TheSECAM system, on the other hand, uses a frequency modulation scheme on its colour subcarrier.” (Yes – Wikipedia).  I love it how the sentence starts “The basics of…”.

But anyway, we are looking forward to a new year, a new start, a renewal of everything we know of and a different future.  Elizabeth is still living out day-to-day why she is the best thing that has happened to me, and I still find adjusting to normality a bit of a task.

Maybe the local cricket team could give me some direction.


  1. it’s about time! I check here about once a week and I was about to send and e-mail to make sure you were ok! Needless to say babble on and it’s good to have you back. I continue to pray for your health and a new form of financial support (minsitry/job/etc.)

    Comment by sojourner — January 24, 2009 @ 1:09 am | Reply

  2. Welcome back Cam 🙂

    Comment by Jamie — January 26, 2009 @ 7:53 pm | Reply

  3. I hope the cricket has helped you – it hasn’t helped many others – apart from the S.A. team, and the KIWI’s. . . – I hope Liz had a great holiday, and that H & S is going well!

    Comment by Diane — February 6, 2009 @ 8:39 pm | Reply

  4. As 10CC sing – “We don’t like cricket, we love it!”

    Comment by Pyley — February 9, 2009 @ 10:35 am | Reply

  5. Hey – long time no check-in.
    Funny you talking about cricket, I was musing to a friend recently that the best thing about my summer holidays (back in Jan) was that it encompassed 2 entire Test Matches (please note the capitals, as also used with words like God, Bible and other Holy things). It was fantastic to just sit and watch guys work out how to look like they knew what they were doing more than the guys in the other hats. Great stuff!

    Played a gig at the Esplanade (Busso, not Freo or Albany!) on Friday night – 1st one in a few months, and was good to blow some cobwebs off the ol’ vocal cords. Anyway – played ‘The Weight’ which always makes me think of you (I recall badly jamming it with you 15 years ago) and Carms (cos of a couple of the lyrics) and therefore the rest of your family, and Albany, and camps, and such and such. You’ll be glad to know that The Weight was buried in the 1st set, and things got far more energetic after that!

    Anyway – I know that this entry is a couple of months old, but glad that things are still looking up (I’m assuming there’s no change there?)

    Catcha soon,

    Comment by Toddy — March 8, 2009 @ 2:42 pm | Reply



    All the best in every way!

    Hope you and Libs are doing fine and
    we will catch up some time soon!
    Miss reading your blog… but trust you are well!
    Lots of love,
    the Hoppies

    Comment by the hoppies — March 13, 2009 @ 11:59 am | Reply

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