Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Things you've always wanted to know, but have been too afraid to ask

Apparently I’m next on the blog tag for “Top 20”. I have secretly been lurking in the depths of the blogosphere for this chance, but you’d never know because I’m sly like a fox in making everyone think that the blog world is dead to me.

1. My working environment is not contusive for writing on my beloved blog anymore.

2. On the odd occasion that I do post, I get a bit of a buzz.

3. When I was young I was in to climbing tree’s, squishing spiders, riding motorbikes and playing on the monkey bars.

4. When I was 7 I broke my arm by jumping of a semi-truck trailer. I was with my aunty at the time and my mother didn’t know that I’d broken my arm until I was brought home with a plaster cast. Mum’s never really forgiven my aunt for that.

5. The first album I ever bought with my own money was Mariah Carey (Musicbox). Not long after I bought it I gave it to my dad.

6. If you ever ask my what the first album I ever bought was I’ll tell you Green Day (Dookie), because I’m genuinely embarrassed about the Mariah thing.

7. At high school my two best subjects were History and English, my worst Chemistry and Maths. I now have a Science Degree with a Chemistry/Food base.

8. I really love food. Cooking it, ordering it, eating it.

9. I love Hotman more than food.

10. If I find a stray eyelash I still make wishes on them. I just did one then. I’m not telling you what it is because it won’t come true.

11. I’m going to the Spring Racing Carnival 3 times this year. I think it’s overdoing it – it’s not really my thing.

12. I want to go to NYC and Ireland. Soon.

13. When I was in year 8 I was bullied by one of my classmates and she made all the girls in my class stop speaking to me for 6 months. The reason she gave for the bulling was that “I was being annoying”. Every now and then I worry that I’m annoying and that people won’t like me.

14. When I was 16 I lived in Denmark. I drank a lot of beer and gained a lot of confidence. By the time I returned to Australia I was having beer drinking competitions with boys older than me and winning.

15. I can’t drink as heavily as I used to.

16. I’d like to wear more jewellery, but I can’t be bothered.

17. I don’t believe in horoscopes or star signs, but I read them with great thought and consider myself a typical stubborn Taurean.

18. I have no time for fools.

19. I live beyond my means, but ultimately I’m having fun.

20. I’ve often thought of becoming a hand model.

So, have we all learnt something here?

Geez, I’m so far out of the blog world I don’t know who to tag… how ‘bout Husky Nutmeg and Booky (because he's a busy bastard too)

Thursday, October 20, 2005

...but, seriously folks.

Don't be alarmed, but i'm about to get a little serious and arty on your asses because last night I was treated to an evening of French Theatre (ohh hun hungh). It’s probably the most outrageously beautiful play I’ve ever encountered. I cried. A young girl in the cast cride. There was a standing ovation. It was good.

I’m not a big Arts Festival goer, but I like that it happens and I’m more than pleased that it brought this nugget to my corner of the world (btw, Bolta once again displays his cuntdom on this topic)

In a nut shell the play was a glimpse into the lives of normal people wanting to flee their volatile countries and trying to seek refuge in Europe and Australia. Heavy, I know. If anyone in the audience was left feeling a Proud Australian – they were obviously lobotomised. I wish the season had run for more than 4 nights so I could implore you all to see it (as you may well have noted it also inspired me to blog), alas the season was already extended with a bit of help from Aunty Mary and finished last night.

By some strange coincidence Lil’ John was across the way and it did a cross my mind a couple of times to march across the way and drag him, by the eyebrows, to the performance. I think he would have learnt something important. I mean, it’s not cricket, but I’m sure he would have got something out of it.

It made me feel somewhat at ease that Teflon was there. You almost begin to think that no one with any influence knows what’s going on. Unfortunately I wouldn’t say Bracksey was the most influential man in our parliamentary system, alas – a good sign. *sigh*

If ever you happen to have the chance of seeing Theatre du Soleil please go and see them. And take a friend.

P.S. hey this blogging stuff is orright. perhaps i shall return on a more funloving note sometime.