Monday, December 25, 2006

Conversation after xmas lunch

Scene: Post large Christmas lunch at which much fat, sugar and enough alcohol was consumed:

T: Yairs I think i'll take a nap
E: Tell them about the pills dear
T: Yairs I've got a nice pharmashish who gives me little pills - I like the Mogadon
J: Funny how drugs sound like the names of the bad guys in Star Trek...
E2: hehehe I am the evil Lord Voltaren from the Celebrex nebuliser come to do battle with that traitor Vioxx and the Zyrtec angiogram rebellion....
E: mwahahaharr the Zyrtec rebels don't stand a chance against the organised forces of the Cyclobenzaprine Flexeril. Their only chance is an alliance with Elavil and the hordes of Pamelor, and while the state of Etodolac is in such disaray with Elvail's nephew Meloxicam plotting a coup, Pamelor will continue to focus on internal affairs...

to be continued...

Thursday, December 21, 2006


Originally uploaded by Kate&Ted.
A couple of weeks ago I was in Mount Gambier for work - I am lucky to have a job that requires me to work closely with art and to travel. I managed to escape the work for a morning and have a wander 'round town. This old Odeon bowling alley sign is one of the tastiest pieces of neon I've seen in a long time.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


I was asked today what I fear. I've been asked this before, but today I felt confronted - upset even - and really like having a big old cry... why?

So what am I afraid of? Well I needed time to think about it so I googled 'I am afraid of...'

These are my first three results:

1. I am afraid to show you who I really am, because if I show you who I really am, you might not like it--and that's all I got.
2. i am afraid of deep water
3. I am afraid that my penis is too small

Interestingly after the top 3 there were a whole bunch of I am not afraids - so I had to go back and put inverted commas around the question

Then I got:

1. I am afraid of windows vista (?)
2. I am afraid of felling God (???)
3. I am afraid that people watching me think I'm foolish
4. I am afraid of the end of the world
5. I am afraid of death
6. I am afraid of speaking in public

Is it possible to be fearless - really fearless...

I'm going to keep thinking on this one

Monday, December 18, 2006

tempting fate

Your Language Arts Grade: 100%

Way to go! You know not to trust the MS Grammar Check and you know "no" from "know." Now, go forth and spread the good word (or at least, the proper use of apostrophes).

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Monday, December 04, 2006

urban wildlife

Yesterday at the time of just too early in the morning to be fully awake I was sitting drinking a particularly awful cup of tea at Melbourne airport. While staring into space I noticed a happy fat little sparrow popping between the tables. It flew directly between the heads of two clean-cut men in uniform and bounced around collecting crumbs between the table and chair legs.

This wasn't any near an external entrance, and the sparrow looked very much at home. I watched for a couple of minutes then realised a second sparrow was doing a bit of preening under the table next to me. It had a really good go at it's tail and under it's wings - looked like it had a bit of and itch and fell over trying to get to a hard-to-reach under tail spot.