Saturday, August 6, 2011

Footscray Massive - get on it

Ages ago when I actually posted here I mentioned that I was going to start writing about living out west (Footscray and surrounding areas).

I'm proud to announce the birth of Footscray Massive - a new tumblr from myself and my two flatmates. Check it out if you ever wondered what it was like out here.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Dean Done Good

My friend Dean made a fat bear for a competition to raise money for AIDS Vic.

I bid on it in the silent auction then the fucker went and won second prize so I'll probably be out bid.

Well done beardy man!

To the four people that follow this blog

I plan on reinvigorating it with tales of living on the West Side. This may or may not interest you.

Here is tale no. 1

1. A shot of black label whiskey at an Ethiopian restaurant on Irving Street is $5. A gin and tonic is $4.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Shark Week Everyone

This week is The Discovery Channel's Shark Week.

When I was 8 years old I watched Jaws with my family. It absolutely terrified me.

I wasn't an easily scared child and I often relished watching B-grade horror movies with my Dad. The 1980s version of the Blob and Critters were two of my cheesy, gory favourites. The more gore, humour and jump factor, the better.

But I couldn't stand Jaws. I spent the entire time with my head buried in a book. Life of Mammals I believe.

A few months ago I started a 30 before 30 list, which I'm still to complete, and on it I wrote "swim with sharks". I think it's my only fear I'm yet to conquer.

If anyone has any info I'd greatly appreciate it!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I witnessed by first flash mob yesterday

Yay for Channel 31 entering the digital age!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sexy, sexy pushbike

So I got an email from an ex-colleague that has just started this company selling lovely vintage-style bikes.

Seriously, how sexy is that bike? That model is under $600.

I don't think I have the guts to ride the main roads to get to my work, but for a bit of weekend cycling along the river, I could almost be convinced.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

On being lonely...

Living by myself and being newly single you think it would all be quite depressing. It isn't, usually. I like my own company, I have a small group of friends I see when I choose, I get out and about but generally prefer staying at home, drinking tea, or walking around the neighbourhood.

But, I've been inxplicably lonely recently. Usual walks through the park, playing music and watching Ghostbusters is not doing it's usual trick. 

Sadness sometimes hits you like a tonne of bricks and there's little to do but embrace it.

The best way I've found to not feel lonely is to realise that everyone else is as well. I've been reading Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland and listening to a few choice tracks about being by yourself.

Sueprgrass, 'Late in the Day'

Beck, 'Guess I'm Doin' Fine'

Neil Young, 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart'