A more up beat week over the last 7 days, a few shares from my holiday last weekend (more to come next week). The first was my footy footage of the Hawks V Melbourne
A great game to watch all be it freezing cold, even Iron Man made and appearance to promote an Avengers event in Melbourne. Throughout the rest of the week to be honest I lazed around trying to relax and enjoy the the rest of my holidays from work which didn’t quite go to plan with plenty of house work needing to be done.
I also shared with you all footage from Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium a place my girls aged 6 and 3 loved there was so many different marine animals to see and the tanks were fantastic you got a great view of most of them, Laila my eldest loved the penguins but there were plenty of other fish to see
We would love for you to subscribe to our you tube channel, Kieran got a hair cut and showed us his new do he was also quite excited when his team Geelong got up over Port Adelaide
Something we didn’t discuss here on the Mates Madness website but was a pretty big effort in sport (shared on our twitter account) was Oakland A’s left handed pitching pitching the first no hitter of the 2018 MLB season and the first for the Boston no hit game for the Boston Red Sox since Aprill 22 1993 25 years ago.
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as you guys know me and Matt have season membership passes to all port home games and me being a Geelong supporter I was happy about this being a Port home game as I only get to wear my Geelong stuff to watch them live once maybe twice a year.
You can see all the Port Adelaide vs Geelong footage I took in the video below of what I got. With it being the Anzac round, they do the last post and National Anthem you can almost hear a pin drop with how quiet it is in the ground and it just picks up when the National Anthem is done with the players go back and wait for the game to start.
I was happy with the result but I would of thought the Peter Badcoe medal should of gone to somebody else then Joel Selwood I would like to see George Horlin-Smith win it. Because George was on the ball more than Joel and Had more Disposals and didn’t lose the ball to much ever.
But other then that this was an alright game of football and I hope it will be like this for the rest of the year
after the game we went and got some tea and went back to Damo house and played some NBA 2k18. I was just watching Matt and Damo play, they chose to go all-time best with Matt picking the New York Knicks and Damo picking The Philadelphia 76ers. Damo won the game with Wilt Chamberlin dominating getting 29 points and 17 rebounds.
Maybe we might do a post on us playing each other and seeing who is the best.
Until next time
Everyone I thought I would go and get a haircut as it was getting a bit long for my liking, you can see with the picture below how long it was before I had my haircut and you can also see me wearing my favourite AFL team shirt as well the Geelong Cats.
I only get a haircut every six to eight months as my hair doesn’t grow that quick and I don’t think I need to get it cut until that time if I was to get it cut any time sooner then six to eight month it would be short all the time or grow to quick and I will to get it cut almost every month, and I wouldn’t like to go have my haircut every month because i don’t think i would be able to go get my haircut every month.
you can see what my hair looks like now after my haircut I think I look completely different now then what I did with my hair before the haircut but that is only my thoughts.
If you think I look different after my haircut I would like to hear you feedback in the comments below. Also I would like to know how often you go and have a haircut do you go like once or twice a month or do you go like me once maybe two times a year as it doesn’t grows to quickly or does it grows at a very fast rate.
but thanks for reading my post and I hope to speak to you guys very soon with something completely different
until next time
Well another week has come to and end all be it a quiet week here on Mates Madness so its time for the weekly wrap. The week started on the site with me filming myself trying to throw a double something I clearly suck at (check out the video and post here). From there Kieran showed the darts he is currently using, much better than the cheap stuff I am currently throwing.
From there I pretty much left on a short get away with my family, spent the whole first day on the road so didn’t get to see or do to much left at 7am and arrived between 5 and 6pm. There were a few playgrounds along the way which we stopped for the girls to play on so they got through the drive ok. Whilst away in Melbourne we did a fair bit of walking across the three days (usually an easy time to get active). I was hoping to get in at least 10k steps each of those 3 days, I feel short 1 day but far exceeded that target on day 3. On my getting active post I mentioned my Fitbit that I started wearing again but the short holiday reminded me why I stopped wearing it, SHORT Battery life, it should be getting 5 days and barely got me through 3. Check out the below screen shots from my Iphone across the 3 days, As you can see I smashed the goal as a whole just with days 1 and 3 and had a bit of a lean day on day 2 in comparison,
I’m not going to go into to much about where we visited as I have a few videos to upload and share with you all over the next week or so, so your just going to just have to wait in suspense and see.
Kieran closed out the week with some new about about Cricket Australia’s new broadcast deal with Channel 7 and Foxtel its a great money earner for Cricket Australia, but to lose ODI’s and IT20’s on free to air isn’t great for the game in my opinion, crowds have already dropped for ODI’s and now the viewing with drop as well putting the game in real doubt over the next 5 years, I would suggest the fixture will flip in that period from and 5-10 game ODI series/Tri Series and 3 IT20’s to 3ODI’s and a 5-10 game IT20 series/Tri Series. I guess only time will tell
All going well the next week should make up for the lean week in the way of content as I share with you some of the places I visited in Melbourne including a few short videos.
That’s the weekly wrap
with the news of the Australian cricket broadcast coming from channel 9 to channel 7 and fox sports I thought it would be good to talk about it
This will be the first time that any form of cricket will be on channel 7 but not the first-time Australian home cricket matches have been on Foxtel. It’s a six-year deal and worth about 1.2 billion dollars with Seven get the right to telecast cricket they have become the only free to air TV network to have the biggest Australian winter sport AFL and the biggest Australian summer sport Cricket. There is also talk that there will be different commentary teams for Foxtel and Channel seven when the men’s tests are on the women’s internationals, the 43 big bash games on Channel seven and all the WBBL. I would like if they had the same teams for Foxtel and Channel seven but Channel seven doesn’t have all the men’s big bash games they only have 43 were as Foxtel will show those 43 but have 16 exclusive big bash matches also with Foxtel you will get all the Men’s T20Is and all the Men’s ODIS so if you want to watch every single cricket match in Australia now you will need to get Foxtel or know some body that has Foxtel and go to there house to watch the matches.
I would like to see if the channel nine Commentary team will come over to channel seven or Foxtel to commentate or will we see a whole new Cricket Commentary team on Foxtel and seven I don’t think we will see Bruce McAvaney commentating on all the matches probably only some of them probably the Adelaide oval matches as he leaves in Adelaide and the Boxing day matches other than that he probably want commentate on any more.
I would like to see Dennis Cometti come out of retirement to at least commentate on one match in Perth as he leaves in Perth.
if you would like to see anybody Commentate I would like to hear you reason behind that person and why you have chosen him or her thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed reading
Until next time
Everyone with Matt show you his darts is this video below which is on our YouTube channel
I thought I would show you my darts that I’m using at the moment
The darts that I’m using are tungsten 26-gram darts which I got from my local sports store, the flights that I’m using are target power flights and the shaft I’m using are Harrows nylon grip
you will also see a case next to them which is a harrows case it is good as it can hold three darts that are complete to use with the flights on them already so all you need to do is get them out of the case to throw at the dartboard
you will notice the inside of the case with the darts already set up to throw and some spare flights and shafts aswell
I think it is a good idea to have spare flights and shafts on you at all time that you are throwing darts just because what if a shaft brakes or you don’t like using those flight anymore you can change the shaft to a new one and if you don’t like the flight you have a spare set to change to.
Just like Matt I have trouble getting doubles but mine are more of double 3’s which is down the bottom of the dart board I should really try and throw darts at one of the top double like 20, 5 or 1 and if i miss i will hopefully be above the double and I will just need to go a little bit lower if I’m still throwing at double 3 and I miss it will probably be above the wire and I will hit a three needing to go for a double 1 and if I go below the wire I will go bust.
If you have any darts or you know somebody that has darts I would like to see them and see what you like about your current darts that you or they are using.
Until next time
Another week is coming to close and its been a bit of a tough week for the Mates Madness team which is clearly evident by some of the content shared here this week. For me personally it was the last week of work prior to going on annual leave so each day I started to go more and more into holiday mode as a result getting out of bed in the morning got harder and harder. Now finally I have a few days at home then off interstate to Melbourne for a few days for a quick family get away, Whilst I there I will try to share what we get up to with you all. Damo had his own challenges which he has been going through for some time and more than likely some of that stuff will continue for some time but he will get through it. Kieran opened up and shared some of his struggles with losing weight and just how hard day to day life can be, I know much of the inspiration for this post comes from the tough time he and his family have had over the past 4 or so months. Kieran makes a great point in that post about how important it is to ask the people in your life especially your mates ARE YOU OK?
We ended the week with a day out at the footy followed by a few Jacks and Coke then catching up with Damo for a bite to each and talk crap for a while we did take a quick bit of pregame footage from the footy and added to our Youtube channel.
From an income point of view our passive income streams are yet to kick in really with know new apps uploaded to the play store, check out our games currently on the play store here. With only a few new downloads and and know clicks both in app and on this site all income came from impressions and was only 1 cent down from the 17 cents earnt last week. That is ok though we know this is a long term strategy we are not expecting to become overnight millionaires on anything like that. If you do download any of our games though we would love to get some feedback from you by way of a review and comments here on Mates Madness.
Hopefully the next week is a bit more up beat for everyone and I manage to get my old Android phone charging so I am able to take some screen shots of new apps to enable me to get them up on the play store.
Until next time
Living day to day if hard for some people they might look or seem fine when you see them or speak to them, but you don’t actually know how they are really feeling they could seem very happy when you speaking to them but deep down they could be feeling very sad and putting on that happy smile and act, you think this person is very happy and then you walk away and somebody else comes and speaks to them and they might be very sad to them and you think they were so happy speaking to me what has happen in that very short amount of time from speaking to me and to this other person.
so you could look at somebody and they are acting so happy but you don’t know what they are actually dealing with deep down they could have lost a family member recently or are dealing with depression you cant just think this person is always happy when they could be dealing with something to big. Its like that old saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”.
If everybody in the world could just stop for 1 minute out of there day to just ask somebody how they are feeling it could lift their spirits and they would think that a person is so caring that they can ask me how I am going it takes 5 seconds just to ask somebody how they are going that’s all it takes. So why not next time you see somebody just ask them how they are going you might just make their day and they will be so much happier for the rest of the day because you have just asked them how they were going.
In Australia we have a day just to ask people are you ok because of how many people were committing or trying to commit suicide and by you or somebody asking those three little words it can stop somebody trying to commit suicide. So that help to be just asking those three little words it can stop or hopefully stop somebody trying to commit suicide.
If you would like to read more about the day you can visit www.ruok.org.au/
Losing weight is one of the hardest things for some people to do as I have realised recently but I have found some small ways to help me and they will hopefully help you guys aswell.
Portion control is a major one that I have found it means you don’t need to stop eating chips and anything sweet it just means you need to cut it down to at least 10 chips instead of half a packet or one chocolate instead of 5 also if your drink soft drinks instead of having a couple of glass a day or a couple cans try cutting it down to at least half a glass a day or one can.
another one I have found is just getting up from sitting down doing something on my computer to go for a quick walk to get you off the computer because I realised after siting at my computer for a long time I start to see stars and feel dizzy because of siting and looking at a screen for to long.
Another one to help which is one most people will know is exercising but some people find it hard next time you try to exercise try doing with some friends that are also exercising it will help you probably go longer then just doing by yourself and who wants to exercise by themselves you will start exercising and after about 10 to 15 minutes your going to say to yourself why am I doing this but if you exercise with friends you will go longer because they will hopefully motivative you to do what exercise you are doing.
While you are exercising try to take a 3 to 5 minute brake every half an hour from doing anything hard but try to keep your heart rate up by just walking around if you don’t walk around and keep your heart rate up, when you get back to doing exercise after you brake you are going to feel like not doing it but if you keep your heart rate up it will help you get back to doing the exercise easier.
Just remember your not alone there are more people out in the world just like you trying to lose weight so if we all join together we will all be able to lose weight together. So lets get this started and help each other. If you or anybody you know have any other ideas about losing weight I would like to hear from you in the comments below and don’t forget to share this post if it helps you or you think it will help someone you know.
everyone I thought I would talk about my gaming setup that I brought late last year from IT warehouse which is a good place to get anything you want to build your own PC or one that is already built and upgrade it or any other Peripherals such as keyboards, mouse headsets and mouse pads.
Here is everything that is in my gaming setup that I use
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Intel Core i7 7700 @ 3.60GHz
Kaby Lake 14nm Technology
16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1200MHz (17-17-17-39)
Micro-Star International Co. Ltd. B250M BAZOOKA (MS-7A70) (U3E1)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (MSI)
238GB INTEL SSDPEKKW256G7 (Unknown)
931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-22MFCA0 (SATA)
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUD0N
Realtek High Definition Audio
My mouse pad
Razer Firefly Chroma RGB Hard Gaming Mouse pad
MSI Interceptor DS B1 gaming mouse
MSI Interceptor DS4200
Acer 31.5” Monitor ER320HQ
I’m looking to upgrade my ram later down the track to 32 gigs to make a bit quicker then what it already is and also upgrade my keyboard to a full RGB changing one.
If you have any ideas of what I could change on it to make it better I would like to hear them if possible and I might take the ideas and use them.
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Thanks reading and I hope to keep in contact with all you by posting.