On my walk to work this morning I saw a young man on office attire sitting on some steps near the Arts Centre, back from the path a little. Quite still, leant forward, elbows on knees, face lowered and trailing tears. Not more than ten metres away the endless throng of morning pedestrians surged along [...]
I finally posted again on Kleene Code! Poor neglected old blog…. pats it fondly Here’s the gist (not my best writing, but hey… I’m working on two hours sleep here, all my fault): “Last week I had the pleasure of attending Web Directions South in Sydney – a conference I’d long heard about but had [...]
I woke up very early this morning to find a lovely email from a friend of mine with nothing but this link. D’awwww. The Benson Campaign – Something About You I just wanted to share it with you all because it made me smile, and I heart you guys. ^_^ <3
A stranger. We sit on rocks on the beach in that strange part of night where the moon looks surreal and everything seems made of quicksilver. The air is crisp. It’s been raining and my nostrils are full of the smells of sand and ocean and freshness. My mind is full of everything and nothing.
Toby gently strums his guitar as he talks.
Being in temp accommodation (sans internet) after my house-hunting trek this morning I dropped into the office to use the net and prep some lease applications among other things. And then the hail started, followed quickly by the flashflooding. I threw out this video of the view of Elizabeth Street from my office window. Twitter [...]
I’ve had such an odd start to the year, those who know me can probably tell things have been strange just by looking at me. I was talking to a friend today about some of it, and he used the term “shrouded in mystery” (particularly relating to my online absence) which didn’t sit well with me. I didn’t think people would pay so much attention to it, to be honest.
So here is my spiel, leading into the year (some explanation rolled in, but not a full story).
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I’ve teamed up with my mates for Movember 2009. As I have a moustache growing deficiency, I’m mainly providing support to the boys and also sporting a fingerstache Movember is a charity project, with funds going to support causes of prostate cancer (support, education, research) and depression in men. Please support the cause by donating [...]
I’ve fallen so far behind with posting about my trip, I feel like it is starting to interfere with what was my usual blogging routine before I went away. I start to want to blog about something and then think “ah, but I really am so far behind… the task seems enormous”. Well, to hell with linearity – in the words of my friend Scott, “linearity is for losers”. I’ll continue to blog about whatever I want, and will interweave my posts and memories and stories and rants from my trips. If you don’t like it, stay in the past with your “continuity” and your “order”. Or whatever.
So! Strap yourselves in for a mega-update-a-thon.
Before I left for South America, I remember wondering about the famed “travel bug” (the addiction to travel, not a stomach upset ) and whether I would catch it. I wondered what it was about travelling that had so many addicted. Now I think there might be side to that story that may not be all that clear to those who haven’t done it…