Booked Up

I heart books. I don’t just say that as a person involved in the production of them; books are something I turn to when I feel lost or just need to get away from it all (which I have, of late). To me a good book seller needs to understand the tone and mood a … Continue reading

Economic Girlie Man

In the past few days our current Liberal (big L, not the small one the US are used to) finance minister Mathias Cormann borrowed a term from an Arnold Schwarzenegger speech to the US Republican Party and called the leader of our leftish wing opposition, Bill Shorten, an ‘economic girlie man’ because of his objections to a harsh … Continue reading

Pre-job interview waiting.

My What a Week it’s Been … And it’s Only Wednesday

The past few days have been filled with positive stress (too much interesting stuff to get through) and nice weirdness. Aforementioned stress kicked off on Monday when my editor emailed and asked if I could turn around a short article by Friday. In the middle of my flustering I received a call from a gentleman who wanted … Continue reading

Lemurs being cheeky lemurs.

Zoo Fun Times

Melbourne Zoo is one of my happy places. It has two of my favourite things: animals and a Mr Whippy van. Yesterday I went with a friend I used to work with. Presently it’s not far from my house and guess what? I’m a Zoos Victoria member so I get to go to all of … Continue reading

Cats - no appreciation for the cinematic arts.

Movies on Demand – SBS

One of the advantages of doing freelance and casual work is not being exposed to office generated germs and thereby getting ill is less common. So I haven’t been properly sick in a while now … until last week when I managed to get an ear infection. I actually blame Facebook for this – there’s … Continue reading

From the same exhibit.

Fantasy Job League

Since I started looking for work I’ve been trying to expand on the types of positions I apply for in order to increase my chances of getting one. Last week I even went to an interview for a role that was pretty much the anti-me – a sales position working in a mall. You probably won’t be … Continue reading

Street art in Richmond.

Oh the places I have been

I love to travel, it’s one of my favourite things to do. At present obviously my travel funds only extend to where I can go using my feet or a Myki. Although, in my job seeking endeavours I’ve seen more of my own city than usual. And, you know, I’m prepared to go wherever needs … Continue reading

Going the Distance

My dear friend Felix has been suggesting for a while that I read my copy of Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. It’s been sitting in my room since 2008ish and I attempted to get into it several times with no success. Until last night. Part of the reason my brain … Continue reading

Hello Kitty ties the knot.
Or does she?

Hello … Kitty?

There’s been an uproar on my Facebook feed today (that may be a slight exaggeration) regarding Sanrio correcting the curator of a Hello Kitty exhibit in LA by telling her said kitty is in fact not a kitty – she’s a little girl. But wait (I hear you and many others cry): her name is … Continue reading


Sticks and Stones

After the recent reading of the federal budget I noticed a rise in certain derogatory terms with regard to welfare recipients. There was actually one guy on a friend’s feed who told me to ‘toughen up and get a job’ and then asked if I ‘had any skills and not excuses’. And you know what? … Continue reading