April 10th, 2013
I might quickly point out that I am talking about Pizza and not some other issue!
Seriously though I had the worst pizza last night from a local home delivery service pizza shop. It makes me wonder how do people get it so wrong? I was in a little country town last week riding my new motorcycle home and I had one of the best pizza’s in a long time. So why in a town like Melbourne do so many get it wrong.
People try to save money by using very bad cheap ingredients and then pile them high so the pizza looks good and is big and heavy but it is also crap! The best pizza’s only have a few quality ingredients on them and are wonderous to behold and eat.
Have you ever asked yourself how can a pizza joint be offering two large pizza’s and a bottle of sugar and fizz all for the low price (and even lower quality of ingredients) of $12!!!!!!
And while I am at it do some research on the stuff that is supposedly shredded ham it is not what you think it is!!!! But is is cheap.
I should just stop ordering pizza – my pizza oven is in the garage waiting on the knocking out of a wall so I can get it around the back of the house and set it up! No more pizza till I am making my own again!
March 31st, 2013
I was in bed ready to just go to sleep and pretend that I didnt turn 50 today but then I really wanted to have a record of this momentous occassion!
I have many comments to make and I have thought long and hard about what I might say about this turn of events but I will leave it for later when I have been 50 for a day or two but lets face it what I will have to say will not really differ from what I feel right now!
But I will say this – I am happy!
February 4th, 2013
some say no news is goods news
i say good news is news you get!
January 1st, 2013
Yep well we’ve gone and done it haven’t we…I say ‘we’ because ‘we’ all welcomed in the new year in some form or another. Now I am already three quarters through the first day of next year. (Question when does it stop being next year and become this year?) Just to be up front I am not all that impressed that next year is here and I am already living it. I was quite happy to wait a little longer for it to arrive – yes I begrudgingly welcomed it in (ask my wife I was a little grumpy about the whole thing) it’s not like I really had a choice right? And quite frankly I am not ready for it!! It’s not that there are things I’ve left undone in 2012 (although I still haven’t unpacked the garage) it’s just that I am not ready for it, I don’t feel optimistic about it, I haven’t got myself into that positive space where I can welcome in the new knowing full well that there is nothing new about welcoming the New Year. Next year is full of the same old same old of last year and that was hard enough to deal with so how am I supposed to get over that while being faced with a whole new year of it ahead of me?????
Yes embrace change, embrace the unknown, create your future, one door closes and another one opens, something will come up it always does (especially if you wait %*#*ing long enough) see the possible in every moment etcetera etcetera. Well yes the door of 2012 certainly closed and the door of 2013 certainly opened (so I guess that bit is true) only I can see no discernible difference in the two and now I am not sure if I am going forward or backward but feel as if I am doing both i.e. I am going backwards into the future.
Oh well I guess I just have to suck it up – I have stepped off the precipice of 2012 and am now free falling into 2013 – I would be lying if I told you I am not worried about the landing, I am. I don’t want more of the same – I want new, exciting, more fulfilling, more prosperity - I WANT IT TO BE A BETTER YEAR THAN THE ONE JUST GONE.
There were significant and wonderful changes in my family’s life last year starting around June and which are still in play. Maybe that has rocked my boat more than I realise - although I do realise the import of the changes and the deep affect they have had on all of us – things are no longer the same and thus, perhaps the crux of the matter, I do not want 2013 to be the same like 2012 was and indeed 2011.
Time for more change then?! Bring it on….I may not be ready (just yet) 2013 but I am willing and I am able!
I may go finish unpacking the garage – better sort the past out so I can step into the future without baggage!
December 26th, 2012
I’m not going to admit to a belated happy Xmas or even a belated merry Xmas I am just going to wish you all a very happy – magnificent even – Boxing Day.
I was pretty busy yesterday cooking stuffing, lighting the webber, stuffing the turkey, carving the ham, opening presents, opening champagne, cooking the turkey, playing with the kids, hugging the wife, eating, drinking, playing some more and generally being merry with my very beautiful family. It was a wonderful day. We were joined by Jack (Elise’s boyfriend) in the evening and had a lovely evening.
I did manage to send out Xmas wishes via my 4 face book pages (really I need to have four???) and over twitter so I felt like I covered as much as I could on the day.
A lot has changed in my life over the last 6 months – changed for good – in fact changed for all of us here under the Mercurio house hold roof (a new one too as we moved again in November) so having a solid Xmas day together just the five of us was really important. Erin’s boyfriend Jordy popped over for an hour of present exchanging in the morning and probably some lip locking (see what I mean about change?) For the rest of the day the five of us had a really special day just sharing time and space with each other.
So we had a lovely Xmas together, we all just embraced it and held on to it as we all know not where or what each of us will be doing next year because change is in the air.
Merry Boxing Day!
December 6th, 2012
So starting from today I have been married to my wonderful wife Andrea for 25 years! Yes I count myself very lucky – lucky to have met her, lucky to have married her, lucky to have forged the relationship I have with her, lucky to have made three beautiful daughters with her and lucky to know we will be continuing on with our lifes journey together well into the future.
I take nothing for granted, we have had our ups and downs, our highs and lows, our good days and our bad days but over all life with Andrea is blessed. She is a wonderful friend, lover, confidant, mother and soul mate.
We have already stepped into the next 25 years and so far so good!
Thank you sweetheart – I love you.
November 12th, 2012
You know I really cant be fucked with politics! And I am not just talking politics where they spend TWO BILLION dollars on a campaign and the status quo remains the same as it was before they spent TWO BILLION dollars. I certainly cant be fucked with Australian politics with it’s negativity, vitriol, egos and LIES.
I especially cant be fucked with office politics, interpersonal politics, the politics of ego, religious politics, racial politics and especially the politics of dishonesty.
I really cant be bothered with it.
First post back after a while and I am swearing – my appologies.
I have missed you all.
Just wanted to get that off my chest, I am feeling better now.
August 31st, 2012
August was a tough month! I kept fairly busy with my walks with my gorgeous wife and rides. I kept fairly busy with continuing to develop my sauce range – albeit rather slowly and I kept busy working towards getting sponsorship for series five of Mercurio’s Menu. I got dropped from hosting a charity gig – booked in May and then for no explanation dropped a week before the gig! Being charity I wasnt charging anything to do it. I passed up a gig in New Zeland because of the charity gig. Finished the month with a half hour radio spot on 3aw talking beer and food and promoting my cook book. I had some pretty good meeting with some positive ….um….feelings? There are no outcomes from them as yet but there are doors left open with possibilities and opportunities to be looked at, mined, developed and progressed so that is good.
I didnt earn a single cent which is what makes it hard! Some one asked me after me telling them about my month – how do you get out of bed in the morning – sometimes it is an effort emotionally but truth be told life is grand – if you didnt need to earn a living to pay the mortgage, feed the kids, put petrol in the car etc then life is a dream and I am a lucky man. I have a wonderful family, lots of love in my house and in my life.
So come on September show me what you got, lets get it on, lets get some great work, lets step it up a couple of notches! I’m ready are you?
August 11th, 2012
Not the final yet but getting very close!!!
July 29th, 2012
now I just have to wait for the next month or so!!!