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 We only have slight colds.

It's annoying though, we are still on holiday and meant to be having a good time.

Hopefully we will be better tomorrow. 

I got the news this morning that my Mum's cousin - we always called her Auntie - passed away last night. She was very full of life in her heyday, intelligent and always had an entertaining story to tell, usually one of her mishap filled "adventures".

Alas she did not deal with diabetes well. Might as well have been called denialbetes and in the past few years it all caught up with her severely. Look after yourself people. Some things really don't go away on their own.

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Aug. 19th, 2017 07:24 pm
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In front of 35799 people—yeah, look at that attendance, AFL, and tell me the Blues aren't a draw anymore

CARLTON
12 5 (77)

def

HAWTHORN
10 10 (70)

A LONG TIME COMING

And we're home and dry.

Aug. 18th, 2017 03:20 am
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You know, after the 13 hour flight from Helsinki to Changi,  a brief 45 minute outside a plane in Changi, and then the 4 and a half hours flight from Changi to Perth and the drive home from the international airport, (thanks Ros!) it feels *really* good to have a hot shower!


G'day Changi.

Aug. 17th, 2017 12:24 pm
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Nice thunderstorm. Dunno if it'll affect the flight.
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 Can I keep up the posts? Might not be best to be doing the drawing and the writing both last thing at night. plus.google.com/+AliciaSmith-leece/posts/LX5qgR5tbSn



The Wooden Spoon Table

Aug. 8th, 2017 12:50 pm
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So I was sitting here, not actually typing away on Semagic or even reading Dreamwidth, but just sitting around on the couch feeling revolted that the Mighty Blues had let Brisbane get 54 points up at half time, got back to within 11 points and then let Brisbane win.

"Fucking hell," I thought sadly, "we're looking at a fifth wooden spoon in sixteen years."

Some checking on AFL Tables corrected me: it would be our fifth woodens spoon in fifteen years. I then wondered whether this was the quickest acquisition of that many wooden spoons. Well, there's no table for that on AFL Tables, so I thought I would while away the time by putting one here.



WOODEN SPOON ACQUISITION
TEAMSPOONSYEARS TO ACQUIREYEARS SPANNEDAVERAGE
Adelaide 0
Brisbane Bears 2 2 1990-1991 1
Brisbane Lions 1 1 1998 1
Carlton 4 15 2002-2015 3.75
Collingwood 2 24 1976-1999 12
Essendon 5 110 1907-2016 22
Fitzroy 8 81 1916-1996 10.125
Fremantle 1 1 2001 1
Geelong 5 50 1908-1957 10
Gold Coast 1 1 2011 1
Greater Western Sydney 2 2 2012-2013 1
Hawthorn 11 41 1925-1965 3.7272
Melbourne 12 91 1919-2009 7.5833
North Melbourne 13 47 1926-1972 3.6153
Port Adelaide 0
Richmond 6 91 1917-2007 15.1666
St Kilda 27 118 1897-2014 4.2222
Sydney 11 92 1903-1994 8.3636
Univeristy 4 4 1911-1914 1
West Coast 1 1 2010 1
Western Bulldogs 4 45 1959-2003 11.25
Notes: Data from http://afltables.com/afl/teams/allteams/seasons.html#over
Sydney results incluide South Melbourne
Western Bulldogs rsults include Footscray
Brisbane Bears and Brisbane Lions treated as separate teams
Brisbne Lions results do not include Fitzroy
'Average' is one spoon every however many years


If you look at the third and fourth columns there you will see that I'm not taking the 'span of acquisitions' from the team's entry into the League. I"m interested in how quickly they can acquire wooden spoons once they get their first. This produces the distortion that the West Coast are a crap side and that there's sometning rotten in the state of South Australia, but this is perfectly fair and reasonable as these are interstate teams manufactured by the AFL to take away Carlton's record as being the only team wihtout a wooden spoon. (Okay, we did have some by the time GWS and GCFG entered.) Well, anyway, I wasn't interested in how long a team could be in the League witghout a wooden spon (106 years, 1897-2002) but the speed of the acquisition.

Five wooden spoons in 16 years, a situation which is by no means unavoidable as we careen into round 21 later this week Australian time, would be one spoon every 3.2 years for the mighty Blues, making us easily the fastest acquirer except for the defunct Bris0bane Bears and University and the other teams that haven't been in the League that long. Certainly the fastest acquirer of any team that has been in the League since its invention at the end of 1896.

I suppose I could do a calculation that assumes everyone has been in the League for 121 years and see how that goes. Maybe. It's worth thinking about.

Go Blues!

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