Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Gorgeous song. Beautiful singer. Genius songwriter. Great video featuring photography. Happy Erin.

6 DAYS TO GO! Silly me, I've been counting the Public Holiday...

Monday, January 22, 2007

hillary 08

Who knew when I made that silly button a couple of years ago after reading her biography that it might actually happen?

During the last few weeks I've become more than a little interested in Politics again, in general, even to the point of getting all fiery and giving my sister an earful of opinionated incredulity about all the unfathomable things that are occuring in the World over fish and chips on Saturday.

I'm particularly interested all of a sudden in the possible candidates for the PoTUS (gotta love that first episode of West Wing).

It seems I'm thawing. I'm having feelings again and even, sometimes, expressing them.

It might be the heat.

More likely the impending sense of liberation.

9 more days to go. The countdown is on.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007



1. A squib: a type of firework made with damp power that makes a hissing sound when exploding.
2. A kind of top spun by pulling a string wound around it.
3. A flirty, frivolous girl.
4. A kind of harpoon with barbs for spearing fish.
5. A police informer.
Who knew it was an actual WORD with definitions and such?!
I love Google Word of the Day.

(photo by sissypants taken from her tv set, commissioned by me; broken camera lady)

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Triple J Hottest 100

I voted! And the songs are (in no particular order):

Bertie Blackman - Hold Me Close
Dan Kelly & The Alpha Males - I Will Release Myself (Unto You)
Devoted Few - Don't Listen To Us
Gotye - Hearts A Mess
Ground Components/Macromantics - Coming In From All Angles
Holly Throsby - Making A Fire
Howling Bells - Low Happening
Mia Dyson - I Meant Something To You Once
Panda Band - Lovely Shoulders
Sarah Blasko - Explain

I picked a whole bunch and then wheedled it down to the Australian songs that were total ear worms for me during 2006. The other songs that made my shortlist but were not Australian, so didn't get voted for (because I'm patriotic that way), were:

Camille - Ta Douleur
Cat Power - The Greatest
Elbow - Leaders Of The Free World
Futureheads - Skip To The End
Gnarls Barkley - Just A Thought
Gossip - Jealous Girls
Hidden Cameras – Awoo
Joan As Police Woman - I Defy
Kimya Dawson - I Like Giants
The Knife - Silent Shout
Lady Sovereign - Love Me Or Hate Me
Lily Allen – Alfie
M Ward - Chinese Translation
Mates Of State - Like U Crazy
My Latest Novel - The Reputation Of Ross Francis
Pony Up! - The Truth About Cats & Dogs (Is That They Die)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Turn Into

Please don't remind me that I forgot to vote for Darren Hanlon's 'People Who Wave at Trains'. I will just cry.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


I had my first banana in over 12 months last Saturday. On a buckwheat pancake with a lemon, sour cream saucey thing that I made from a cookbook. Oh, yeah. I cooked while I was away. It is so much more satisfying cooking for others. Particularly if it is your Mum and Dad and they have a brand new oven that guffaws in the face of the one in your rented flat.

Eating that banana brought forth this memory from one of the many filing cabinets full of memories I seem to have in my cavernous brain:

I'm sitting at my Uncle's dining table eating a banana. He has brought me inside (from playing totem tennis I don't doubt) and sat me down me to listen to a song. I listen and realise it is someone covering Ugly Kid Joe's AWESOME song "Cats in the Cradle".

"Oh, no, no, no!" my Uncle exclaims, "this isn't a COVER, this is the ORIGINAL!"

I pause incredulously at the thought. "Is it Cat Stevens?" I ask.

"No, it's Harry Chapin!"


My brain worries me sometimes.

Monday, January 01, 2007

january designated self portrait day

(The words written above are from the film "Empire Falls".)
I wrote down some words that kept coming to mind in my awake/asleep state while suspended above the clouds aboard a plane in the early hours of this morning. The words were; motivation, momentum, gratitude, optimism, generosity, meaning and awareness. These are things I want to develop more of in my character.

I also want to develop more photographs.