Saturday, January 12, 2013


This year I'm writing down a good thing(s) that happen to me each day, and putting it in a jar. The idea is on the last day, you can read all the cool things that happened! And already I'm feeling pretty good about how the year's gone. It's been good for sure, but being more aware of the good things is always helpful. As Kurt Vonnegut ('s uncle) said, regarding nice moments, 'I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is."'

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Thought experiment: You go for a walk down the street, just for a wander. You look around as you walk, and get to the end of the street. You've seen everything, right? No. Turn around and walk back. See the other side of buildings, the reverse view. And why not now walk back up the street, looking down at the flowers, into the gutter, that cat on the fence and your own shadow in front of you. There.  Hey, but turn around and look up as you walk back home. Check out the tops of the buildings, the trees swaying in the wind, the hot air balloon floating through the sky, the clouds drifting, and the very colour of the sky. 
Bingo. You know this street. You've seen it all. Nope, you'll never see it all. But there is so much to keep you going

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Hey, I'm back from travels. They were good. I'll make a proper post about that soon, but for now, holy flip! It's the end of the year! Not too many posts this year, but let's have a recap

Favourite Films
1 - A Separation
1 - Cabin in the Woods
3 - Shame
4 - Moonrise Kingdon
5 - The Pirates! Band of Misfits
6 - Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
7 - Tyrannosaur
8 - The Dark Knight Rises

Favourite Albums
1 - Teen Fortress - Tepid Vapid Callow
Lawrence Arabia - The Sparrow; Opossom - Electric Hawaii; Love Connection - Euphoria; Seth Frightening - Don't You Worry (Heat Death)

Favourite Gigs
1 - Mark McGuire @ Gasometer - redefined guitar playing
2 - Metronomy @ The Hi-Fi
3 - The Beach Boys @ Rod Laver
Camp A Low Hum; Cults and The Horrors @ Laneway

Favourite Reads
1 - Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude
2 - Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore
3 - David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas
David Foster Wallace; Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex

Trip to Malaysia and Indonesia, spending lots of time with great people, winning an ipad was pretty good

Bike got stolen. Dumb. Ending a great relationship because we were going separate ways.

Favourite Pastings
Skyline map, Captain Planet, 'No Change'

Art Shows of the Year
TwoOne @ Backwoods; William Kentridge @ ACMI; Ghostpartol @ Backwoods

Food items of the Year
La Panella Vegan Bakery; Indonesian gado gado and avocado juice; tofu asada burrito @ Trippy Taco

Number of People Kissed - 4

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