Thursday, July 26, 2007

hello lovelies
i have been in the outback for the last 3 days, visiting the vicstar.
i had the best time.
i haven't felt so relaxed in ages. that laid back country town feel, warm sunshine, friendly people, the company of two fine dogs, and hours and hours spent with someone i care for deeply. yesterday i smiled my way around town in tshirt and no shoes, happily soaking up the sunrays and enjoying the sensation of muscles relaxing after being tensed through all this cold weather. mmmmm.
on tuesday evening we watched a magical sunset from a sculpture park, truly breathtaking. sitting on the rocks beer in hand, watching the colours of the desert change as the sun moved towards the horizon. from hot orange and dark green to a more subtle palette of muted greens and purples under a soft blue sky, i am still blown away by it.
i fell in love with the landscape and the lifestyle.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

best typo of the day: Crowded Hose


..but i see no reason not to post the best ever Simpson's ditty twice.
it's been a long day, but now i am home drinking a pilsner (snowy mountains, a microbrewery in NSW) and listening to an eclectic mix of stuff on my iTunes.
here's to the neighbour's unsecured wireless connection, my new mac, limewire, and good music to make a girl smile.
now sing along kids...

Monday, July 09, 2007

a post for vetti

hello vetti, and other personages who may perchance be reading.
i saw this at grub street bookshop in fitzroy and couldn't resist snapping a pic. that is some lame marketing if ever i saw! the small print reads "every mars bar is so richly satisfying in flavour and goodness that - now they are rationed - you'll want to make the most of every one. so cut that chewy, chunky bar into slices and s-t-r-e-t-c-h your enjoyment of it, piece by toothsome piece"

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

veronica to me: "you're the older sister i never had"


Tuesday, July 03, 2007

delete delete delete

you don't need to know that. if you already read it, well.. yes. you know.

it's a beautifully sunny blue morning here in brunswick, perfect for wandering over to lygon street for coffee with the infamous 'jo'. she suggested Sugar Dough, which is great as i have been meaning to check it out for a while now.

crap, i think i have an age spot on my hand! that is worrying. more so than the grey hair (damn my super-fast-growing locks, already the greys are sneaking back). hmm actually maybe it's just a freckle. i am very into freckles at the moment. one in particular, on the back of a certain neck.

i am excited to be having coffee with michelle twice this week. today at Five, one of our faves in the city, and thursday at Retro on brunswick st. scene of our 5+ hour coffee-and-cake-fuelled-sitting-down-marathon. i hope our waitress is working.

i bought flour and sugar yesterday, inspired by vetti's gorgeous baking display at work. stockpiling for when i have a functional kitchen, soon may that day come! i will miss frey and dele, but i will *not* miss much about this shitty house!

there's a plumber on the roof at the moment, hopefully fixing the leak above my bedside table. fingers crossed, because the last guy to attempt it wasn't up to the challenge. does it seem odd to you that a plumber would fix a roof? it does to me.
ok, the prognosis is that the whole roof is rooted and my ceiling will eventually cave in. brilliant! thank the gods i'm only here till september.

right, time to eat toast and entertain frey.