Back From Adelaide
I have returned from a fun week in Adelaide with the Queensland men’s golf team. They were competing in the 2012 Australian Men’s Interstate Series at Royal Adelaide and my role was to act as manager. I drove them around, kept them well fed (sometimes a challenge given their healthy appetites) and made sure they got to the 1st tee each day on time.
I was in awe at the standard of golf being played. There are talented players in every state and seeing them face off in head-to-head match play was exciting.
I used the opportunity to strengthen my photography skills and you can check out the players in action by clicking here. I took a lot of video footage as well and am currently editing together a highlights package to upload to Youtube. A few shots are already up and you can see them in my Youtube feed right here.
It was great to come back to a long weekend in Brisbane as it’s given me time to catch up on a plethora of emails and see a few movies. I’m now back on track and ready to resume normal transmission.
The Avengers Conquers The United States
We already saw the amazing box-office in Australia and now The Avengers has taken the U.S. by storm with a ridiculous $200.3m take on its opening weekend. That smashes the previous record of $169.2m held by Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2. It benefits from 3D ticket prices and a large number of screens but it’s still an amazing total. To put it into perspective, only 7 films made more than $200m in total last year in the U.S. The Avengers has made that in just 3 days!
It’ll be interesting to see where its box-office finishes up. What we know for sure is that The Avengers is now a franchise to be reckoned with for many years to come. There’ll be sequels… and lots of them!
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