Word of the day: Spin
Cricket has arrived in Melbourne today, though I’d be surprised if many went- it’s so cold today and we’re in the middle of the spring carnival and:
The Reserve Bank of Australia lifted interest rates by .25% and the Commonwealth Bank up’s theirs by a further .20% and then has the audacity to justify it (spin) on the back of $6.1 billion profit- hopefully my bank and yours only lift theirs by the .25%.
The third spin of the day (for those unfamiliar with cricket – a type of bowler is a spin bowler – Shane Warne was quite handy at the art!) is a a spin class I did this evening. Absolutely no discomfort at all, although I’m giving it another 2 weeks before I start road running again just to make sure.
Yesterday’s Melbourne Cup bash was quite a successful essay although my kids both came out way ahead as they didn’t contribute to any of the sweeps. Yet one won $28 and the other $16. Michelle and I both won one a small sweep and I had a small fortune (by my standards) on “So you Think” for a place – it came third and paid $2.00.
My prediction of the trifecta (8,7 & 3) was 66% right; number 24 came second instead of number 7. Although I have to hand it to JRuns he correctly tipped 8 and 3 (first and third) for an each way collect of $16.20 for an outlay of $4. Be mindful, by his own admission he only gets the winner right every second year, so give him a miss next year!