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'

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Awesome people that I know: Kyle McGee

I know this guy, Kyle McGee. He's a political activist whose M.O. is painting over advertisements. I'm sure Melbournites would be aware of a particularly prominent billboard in the inner east that he regularly painted over in the past.

Local community radio show Down By Law on 3CR recently interviewed Kyle, you can find the podcast here.

Kyle's story is at times very frustrating and sad, and gave me a real insight into the legal system. I'm glad he decided to share.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I Can't Type Too Good - Round 1

I'm a fast typer, but not a very accurate one. Pip was so amused by one of my unintelligable ramblings she drew me a picture in it's honour.

I can't be bothered giving any context for this.

Just enjoy this picture of the very rare Moble Prize.

Things I'm looking forward to

In lieu of a more vibrant, interesting, thoughtful and ultimately life changing (for you) post, here is a list of things I'm looking forward to.

I haven't read the books, I don't intend to*. Edgar Wright + Jason Schwartzman + comic nerdness = win.

More details on Attack the Block

Joe Cornish of Adam and Joe fame (+ super talented writer) and his first feature film is currently in production.

Any posts from my new favourite blogger Definatalie

Stylish, super talented in the art department, great writer, fat activist (I never even thought about such a thing existing until recently) and all-around awesome lady.

What are you looking foward to?

*die-hard Pilgrim fans, please don't hurt me.