Sunday, April 16, 2006
Typical Saturday afternoon during the footy season
If Carlton isn't playing a Saturday afternoon game, I can be found in my ironing nook, listening to Rex Hunt's footy commentary - doesn't matter what game it is, which team is playing. I love listening to this guy's hilarious description of what is happening on the field. He has his own names for all the players in the competition, so to follow his commentary you have to have a good idea of who everyone is, and what they look like (e.g. any bald/shaved headed players are apt to be called "The Cranium" or lately it's "The Brazilian"), and these names will be used and embellished throughout the season. Rex is one of the game's great characters, and listening to him makes a week's ironing go by in a flash. Here I am, ironing the last of a dozen shirts, preceded by tablecloths and napkins etc.