meander, keep moving, that's what it's all about isn't it?! not the hokey pokey, that just CAN'T be what it's all about...

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

ok so...

monumental lapse of concentration... so many things swirling in my head...

erm, Saturday nights New Pollutants gig was superb as usual... I really really like the new-er tracks benjo...

nice schtuff indeedy.

(relating to one person only footnote: see dear, in this case you cannot put THE in front of the 'band' name because it just doesn't work...)

Saturday during the day I made more lentil, chick pea and lima bean soup... made choc chip honey cookies (with added extra maple syrup) and for the first time Caramalised Onion muffins. Now seriously, these muffins KICK! (recipe coming soon)

What makes a good album?
Comments please!
Had you listened to me and Mr Speed rambling on Sunday you would have heard our conversation regarding this...
I think that a good album has to have at least an ANTHEM and a CIRCUS track...
Speed says something to do with Ballads as well... look I don't think a Ballad is necessary, though if a ballad/anthem is combined, then they get uber-points...

The Clouds album PENNY CENTURY is one which has a song called Anthem anyway, but in reality, it ABSOLUTELY IS an anthem in itself... they don't have a circus track.

May I say Circus Track can refer to German Beer Drinking Sounding song as well... something that sounds carnival-ish... you know...??
>>end topic...

I HATE the way commercial stations talk over the beginning or end of tracks when forward or back announcing. What snuuh is that?

Sharon and Adam's VOX POP
when saying (for example) 'THIS winter' are you referring to the winter just gone... or the winter to come...

I think (and Adam thinks) THIS winter refers to the winter (of our discontent) yet to come... as in "THIS WINTER at a cinema near you..."

another example: you can't really say 'this monday' and refer to yesterday... you would simply say 'yesterday' or 'this monday just gone' - you have to add something to the end of the sentence to have it make sense... and appear in the correct tense.

So between me and Adam we think Shaggy Shaz is delusional (hehe, sorry dahl) but what do YOU, the splendaro reader of this fine blog, think?
>>end topic

stuff and things.

the fringe program will be out on January 20. How exciting!

Hi Nate *waving*


i have this paranoia...

or simply feeling if you will, that something monumental will happen this new years eve.

Generally new years eve is poo. Last year I drove to 4 (count them, FOUR) parties because I'd said I'd drop in on them all. One was like an American Teen Movie and I lasted 15 minutes... amusing, but horrifying! Was I getting too old for all this codswallop?

Have I simply never been the "generic house party" type?

One time (at band camp) I went to a keg party... the keg was, of course, stolen... I lasted 20 minutes at that party... went down to the Imax instead to watch a doco on fishies.


Sunday, December 28, 2003

Friday Five on a Sunday...

1. What was your biggest accomplishment this year?
Quitting smoking. I rock!

2. What was your biggest disappointment?
erm, the job I started in January I had to quit by September for many moral reasons. That REALLY disappointed me. Big corporations not paying attention to the little people yet again.

3. What do you hope the new year brings?

4. Will you be making any New Year's resolutions? If yes, what will they be?
I dont like the new years resolution thing... it's never worked. so snuuh. maybe I should make it January 18 each year...!

5. What are your plans for New Year's Eve?
Up to Ernie and Eva's for a BBQ/dinner/open slather... hehe. then on to the place of mirth, the Rhino Room to see Beat Smugglers and Red Monika and my favourite bartender... and favourite club staff!

more when i start programming the show...


Thursday, December 25, 2003

you're still on the lilypad...

cool!! isn't it funny you forget how much you like crunchy Ruby remixed tracks! Go Kid606!!

No, not Ruby's Grace... Ruby... Trip-Hop Artiste extraordinaire...

MERRY CHRISBO everyBUNNY...!! I hope you all had splendid days...

Today has been fun, ate loads of snacks and chatted to my rellies about stuff and things... mainly what's going on in the next year with everyone else...

listening to my Brassy interview... re-listened to most of the Buck65 one yesterday when at radio... man, it really WAS cool. So hard to remember all of it when you're gobsmacked over the man!

hmm, spent Xmas Eve alone playing more Spyro the extraordinarily Greek Dragon and listening to records. I'm sure I annoyed the neighbours by singing Patsy Cline and the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack at the top of my lungs... but honestly I didn't care...

where did you get that funk?

I keep crying... just to myself... I'm such a romantic wuss. I mean I suppose there is nothing wrong with that, and I'm quite happy to admit it... but it's very strange, because I don't really understand why I've been doing it...

hehe. this brassy interview kicks... maybe i'll post the interview...


Tuesday, December 23, 2003

ok, so this really is getting silly...

3 posts in one day... can you tell I'm bored?

Well after bouncing around everyone elses blog's and doing a bit of accounting work and such... there is STILL no answer on the job front... i guess that means the decision is hard or something? oh dear god, let it be me!

so anyhoo, in the same vein of the "best of" post I did earlier... here are some things I'd like to achieve in 2004...

1. stop drinking so much soft-drink... i'm sure i said that last year, but I gave up smoking instead. (which, i might add, was 11 months ago... so on January 18 2004 it will be 12 months... i should throw some kind of party!)
2. find a job that actually satisfies me, mentally and financially. I'm not talking about being uber-rich, but I'm talking about having enough cash to support more fully the things I want to. It really shit me I couldn't do the non-material xmas thing this year. I suppose I could have entirely abstained from doing ANYTHING for anyone for xmas... but that's plain rude.
3. Read books on politics... I find a lot of what I see on the news and from other sources very confusing. I'd like to read some history... particularly Australian and American, but also some of the smaller countries that are not quite so 'western' and conventional as we are. That interests me immensley.
4. Buy more local CD's... there are always good ones...
5. Start a bicycle revolution!
6. Learn how to make paper.
7. Go on a big phat aussie roadtrip.
8. make that 'live on lawnmower' compilation i've been meaning to... that reminds me, gotta dub off the buck65 schtuff...
9. find me a decent man... one that can kiss properly (ugh, don't ask, what a nightmare!), doesn't have too much emotional baggage, and will let me just hug them and kiss them and love them... that's all i actually want... to hug and kiss and love someone, is that too much? (am i on the way to this? hmm...)
10. do some more voice-overs... maybe even get paid for it for once...

i think i should post this list up in various places in my house to motivate me...

I can't think of anything I want to learn to cook, but I'm sure there is something...

Anyhoo, Merry Ho-Ho to everyone reading, and remember laughter is the best medicine...
ps. cool recipe site: www.recipegoldmine.com

Which Cure song am I?

[Jumping Someone Else's Train]It's the Latest Wave That You've been
Craving for - the Old Ideal was Getting such a

The worst compliment is imatation. You strive to
stand out and be recognized for your abstract
personality. A snobby attitude, and a sarcastic
tongue weeds out the people you dont think are
worthy of your time.

What Cure Song Are You?
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I don't even KNOW that Cure song... am I too old school Cure fan or what's going on here? that's a conspiracy!

hmph. and bah humbug...

the silly season cometh...

you know i have very little to write...

some things already today have completely thrown me...

merry birthday to Nic-o for tomorrow... be good now won't you??

i slept some ridiculous kind of time like 14-16 hours yesterday... I even asked to change my working day to Tuesday instead because of it...

still haven't heard about the job. Perhaps today...

*fingers and toes crossed*


Sunday, December 21, 2003

"rodeo clowns yeh yeh yeh

get me up when i'm down yeh yeh..."

so Morgan likes G Love too which is super bulk ace and we even went to the same gig. Go small town Adelaide once again... but hell, people who don't know who they are need to be woken up-ski...


Friday night:
went off to Craig + Frehd's house for the start of the comedy kids kinda part-ay... dropped off some potato salad and samosas, had a beer, and dropped the car back home.

Caught the bus back into town, went to Eros to snack on some tasty Greek food with my bosses and co-workers...

Dragged a basket of tasty bikkies, scones and samosas I'd slaved away to make to my friends up at the Rhino Room... they all grinned and said 'yum' and gave me cuddles... some said 'i dont deserve this'... others jumped and said 'yippee, thanks man'...

again i intended to stay 15 minutes... and about 2 1/2 hours later left...

thought i'd do a lap of the Austral to check if any of our students were still hanging on there... they weren't but I found Heidi and Warwick and Spoz and Stuckey and Sean et al... because it was August Falls Xmas part-ay... I had no idea... oops. Can't keep up. Too much to do!


We did venture past Happy J's before they were nice enough to drop me back at the Comedy Kids party... had a great chat with some people I hadn't caught up with in a bit...

eta in bed.... 3:45am

Went shopping in the city for my folks... man, i really don't understand all this bollocks. I was actually going to get something like an adopt a dolphin or something for them, but I don't have much PHYSICAL cash at the moment (go store credit) so I had to purchase something material, as opposed to what I intended...

getting out of the carpark was a nightmare... I haven't driven my car for a good 6 weeks, so I'm really really paranoid about driving now... I'm even more paranoid about the buses than I am when I'm on the bike now! ridiculous!
stupid BITCHES roaring down the wrong side of the carpark to get out in their BMW's... I mean how ridiculously dangerous... anyhoo, now I remember why I stopped driving so much.... all in all I like driving, but more when you're going on a road trip or something... long distances when it's actually necessary. I just needed to drive to get the pressies home... but it SUCKED! I hate it.

MORE BIKES, LESS CARS! How many times do I have to say it? REVOLUTION BABY!

so anyhoo, nicki and i went and ate soup til she got picked up... played some Spyro the (very Greek) Dragon as well on PSX.... later Pippa also came to eat soup, gave me biscuits and we shared a muffin... then went to Jive to see No Through Road, Brillig and Hello Minnesota! It was bulk-ace fun.

Spent a little while down in Supermild afterwards where we saw Michelle and Morgan...

back to worldsend to wave at Aliese and her cousin from overseas and say 'toorah' to them all...

eta back in bed.... 4am...

hmm. i gots to stop having such late nights running around like a monkey and start being constructive...

bah to that. I spent Thursday night and Friday morning cooking xmas presents, I have been PRETTY constructive!!


Saturday, December 20, 2003

Friday 5...

1. List your five favorite beverages.
Pineapple drink, sparkling red, coopers pales, white sambuca, bickfords lime cordial

2. List your five favorite websites.
i'm gonna put the sexiests websites i know of...
i dont know!

3. List your five favorite snack foods.
kiwi fruit (with the skin ON of course)
bbq rice snacks

4. List your five favorite board and/or card games.
any ole card game

5. List your five favorite computer and/or game system games.

Final Fantasy 10
Grand Theft Auto
The Sims
Bubble Bobble!

Friday, December 19, 2003

sweaty goodness...

well you know i think the interview went fairly well. there were some evil questions about stress management, because there is sometimes large groups of people working in a confined space there etc etc.... but i HATE those questions... because each situation is different.

I have dealt with conflict resolution, but I hate those questions. Until they asked stuff like that it was a breeze.

because I am impressive... no longer contained... and always duplicated.... (genie of the la-amp... right here, right from the lamp...)


fuuh! now i need a big fat beer. hey i can go make beer bread and drink the rest of the beer in the process. yes i reckon that's an idea.

gots to go.


Thursday, December 18, 2003

highlights of 2003...

yeh well i've been thinking about this a bit... actually lots...

g love + special sauce with the beautiful girls!
the bird!
loads of new pollutants gigs...!
the herd!
the cat empire!
curse ov dialect!
ruby's grace!
brillig's album launch on halloween!

richard easton!
home for the def, aviator lane, steven strazeele, new pollutants...


dave williams
dave callan
justin hamilton
arj barker
adam hills
kim hope
bev killick
craig egan, trav nash, jarrod fitch, big al, mark trenwith, fin k... all the regular-regulars... they all rule!

bowling for columbine
charlies angels: full throttle

yasmin subunco @ flightpath
me + brians band fotos @ rhino
nick hardings fotos @ flightpath
leunig @ sa museum

the LAST lawnmower music (including a cast of THOUSANDS) will be on Sunday 28th December on 93.7FM between 2 + 4pm... tune in, turn it up!


to blog or not to blog...

so yesterday, we cooked soups and pigged out. I had originally intended to also cook dinner, however it IS the silly season and some kids had other things to do...

Judy came over to show off her HUGE belly to me! Her baby was kicking and squirming... it's so wierd to feel that happen.

Documentaries on the "October Manifesto" were made... and video explanations on the noise-fest card structure... and the ever popular 'word of the day' explanations as well... tres funny.

So big hello's to everyone that did come by... Ellie, Greg, Aliese, Tom, Melinda, Nicki, Pippa, Judy, Cuchulain + Len.

I think I can safely tell everyone now that the interview I have is for the Knee High Puppeteers working as the Arts Administrator... wish me luck!! Tomorrow afternoon cross your fingers, toes, eyes, arms and legs for me!!

I will write my post on our giggle filled commentary of the apparent 'wedding of the decade' later...
nah stuff it i'll write it now!!

So whilst nursing full stomachs, playing with Judy's stomach and having catch-up chats, Nicki, Judy and I subjected ourselves to the wedding of the Bachelorette (Trista) to a 'cast-member' (Ryan).

I only saw one episode of this show earlier in the year. These shows always confuses me but anyhoo... here are a list of things we'd like to point out... (so I'm a bitch, so shoot me!)

the MOTHER OF THE BRIDE carried cauliflower down the isle...
the PINK (too much pink) chairs didn't even meld colours properly...
and they didn't have enough guests to fill the chairs...
the poor 'runner-up' guy who was IN LOVE WITH TRISTA was made to be roaming "host" of the wedding... the poor guy...
HIS grandmother wore RED against the PINK... bad move...
they seemed to have mic'd up half the audience but I don't understand why...
and the most DISCUSTING thing of all... the wedding of the decade (yeh, whatever) cost 3.7 MILLION dollars!! IN FACT, nearly 3.8 million!!

Okay, now call me an 'activist' (go on, i dare ya) or a humanitarian... now I can see all their arguements in justifying spending this much on a teevee show... HOWEVER.... *huff n puff*


they COULD have made a documentary on THAT and be seen as something more reputable than a schtupid teevee show of a woman who talks like a barbie-chipmunk... marrying a guy who couldn't brush his hair properly...

i'm sure they are very nice people, and I'm sure they're really in love with each other and such... and good for them, but hell a 3.8 million dollar wedding?? I think it's a bit excessive!!

they COULD have spent the money on their local homeless people or something... I mean it's the time for giving is it not?? don't give them 3.8 million dollars worth of PINK!!

They could argue til their blue in the face with me about the fact that we need entertainment, and that they made 10 times that amount of money in advertising... yeh, well good on ya, but you STILL didn't donate a large amount of money to charity did you? no! so BAH HUMBUG to you, and you're little dog too!!

call me rough, call me mean. I don't care, but it SHIT me to TEARS...

and the ceremony was ridiculous... what the heck was pouring coloured sand into a jar supposed to be? never EVER seen that... and I've been to a lot of weddings....!!

i think it's time I started writing some letters...


Tuesday, December 16, 2003

sleep is again foreign....

damn me for not having camomile tea in the house!... i feel like i slept no more than half hour at a time last night... i have to work out how to extrude the heat from upstairs better! hmm??

why are my male friends so DIFFICULT? (no, don't answer that, please!!)

the first COOKING DAY tomorrow. hurrah!!

I got an interview for the job I applied for... I just hope that I get it now. It's exactly what I'm looking for, and it will solve my depleating money problem...

*hugs* for nic-o...


Sunday, December 14, 2003

you know you want MORE?


1. Do you enjoy the cold weather and snow for the holidays?Erm, I live in Australia dude...

2. What is your ideal holiday celebration? How, where, with whom would you celebrate to make things perfect?Friends and picnic rugs and booze and snacky cakes all round...

3. Do you do have any holiday traditions?
my folks still drive around looking for xmas tree lights on xmas eve... and this is about the first year i said to mum, 'dont worry about and advent calendar...

4. Do you do anything to help the needy?
I've done pole-sitting a few times for Mission SA who work with local homeless people. I always donate clothing items and such that are still useful to appropriate charaties... food and such at xmas... and I'm going to be buying the big issue more often too. I like that idea...

5. What one gift would you like for yourself?
Um, I don't think I can mention that here for fear of incriminating myself...

TODAYS PLAY LIST: Lawnmower Music 93.7FM: Sundays at 2pm...
Buck65: Exes
MKB: Heatman
Basement Jaxx: Do your thing
Downsyde: El Questro
Bobby Hughes Combination: McArthurs Break
Bonobo: Something for Windy
Zero 7: Distractions (Buggz in the Attic Mix) TODAYS LOVE SONG DEDICATION
Thievery Corporation: Richest Man in Babylon (Acoustic)
The New Pollutants: The Muse
Hello Minnesota! Forget Boy
Suede: Attitude
Blondie: Hanging on the Telephone
Stereo Total: Les Chansons D'o
Entropic: Simple Terms
Spoon: Take a walk
Mint Chicks: Licking Letters
Bit by Bats: Sir! Beat Sir
Tall T and the Touchers: Touching the President
The Flaming Lips: Do you realize? (TPS MIX)
Billie Holiday: I only have eyes for you (der, that could have been the Love Song Dedication!)
The 5, 6, 7, 8's: Woo Hoo
(man, these new speakers are making my ears bleed)
Home for the def: If you know what I mean
Hip Mo' Toast Big Band: Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
The Cat Empire: The Crowd
Music Vs Physics: Phantasmagori
Kid606: Andy warhol is dead but we still have hope
Triosk meets Jan Jelinek: Vibes/Pulse
Emmylou Harris: Red Dirt Girl
Buck65: Tired Out

A Bit of Back Talk

"Talking while you walk may be bad news for your back.
According to back health experts, the body naturally exhales when feet touch the ground to protect the back from impact. However, walking and talking at the same time interrupts this pattern, which could open the door to injury, especially in people with back problems. If you walk with a partner, talk over stretches instead."

Oh, Did I mention I applied for Big Brother... I Don't think I did... but well, yeh I did... I'm curious to see how far I'd get... so it's probably more a social experiment for me than them!! ha!

wierd, wacky, wild.

can i relive the past few days please...??

oh lordy (pick a bale of cotton)...
if i really could do a rewind and slow the whole last few days to a dull roar instead of such a swooping mesh of chaos, i truly would...

to kick off Thursday my lovely chauffer pippa took me to radio where I met Buck65 (aka Rich) for the live interview... I think we ended up speaking for near on half an hour or something... which is probably much longer than any regular live interview... but he was so interesting neither myself or jules or paul wanted to stop it... so what can you do? *shrug*

Pippa taught Benjamin how to play backgammon and chatted to Rich's manager and waited patiently for us to stop yabbering... thanks pipski! xxx

I gave Rich a Depth Charge 3 CD (our new compilation), said 'see ya when i'm lookin' at ya' and sent him on his way... a few hours later went up to Enigma to get excited... and I swear I nearly started running around the venue before ANYONE was even on stage... I knew we were in for something special... MKB were bulk-ace as always and was truly impressed with my first viewing of Music Vs Physics... but when Rich took the stage... the whole room had their mouths open... some shook their butts, some stared in awe, other people smiled to themselves... my 'emoticons' were somewhere in between... thinking my head was going to explode, wondering why I was so lucky, thinking the sounds were so precious, and that it was a good thing because the man himself is so precious as well... he offered for people to touch his hair, told us he didn't condition, did one of his tracks unaccompanied more like a spoken word piece than a track, threw glitter in the air, and did some awesome scratching...

I can't explain it. I want to see it again. Pip, Seb and I had a group hug afterwards and talked to many people, mooched around til we all got kicked out...

you can read about Buck65 and view his sexy website at www.buck65.com

eta in bed... 2:30ish...

Friday I went down to Flightpath Architects on Hindley Street to view a new exhibition of Photographs by Nick Harding. They were very pleasant indeed. I love photographs... Oh, I picked up some of mine on Thursday and the pic of Brassy "making radio" with me worked a treat! When I get webhosting sorted I'll post the pictures properly!

So anyhoo, I'm sure the exhibition will be up for a little bit so go check it out!

Afterwards, 10 of us trundled down to the Vietnam Palace on Gouger Street and pigged out! We are very naughty! I hadn't been there before but it was darned tasty, and a great menu of both Vego and non-vego schtuff.

After eating, drinking, being merry and having trouble finding Karens car... Tansy and I made it to Rhino with the masses for an unadvertised DOWNSYDE show... I've been hanging out to see these guys for ages, they are truly excellent.

eta in bed... at least 3am...

moral of the story... being nocturnal can be handy when shows dont start til 1:30am!


Wednesday, December 10, 2003

ring, ring, here's the thing...

that's right... here's the thing... poor Guy Sebastian, our newly dubbed Australian Idol, yesterday returned to Adelaide only to deal with people getting heat exhaustion and one guy ending up critically ill in hospital...

HAD THE EVENT ORGANISERS THOUGHT this thing through... perhaps somewhere like the Torrens Parade Grounds, or behind the Botanic Gardens in the Parklands may have been a better spot... somewhere with GRASS and TREES!! and additional shelter... what about Elder Park (next to the Festival Theatre)??

I mean heck, I remember being in a Beastie Boys moshpit once being 2 or 3 people from the front, but after 2 or 3 songs, needing to get out (and this was at an indoor venue as well) because of not being able to breathe.... I can't imagine what being stuffed into Rundle Mall would have been like...

I had walked down the mall around 2:30 to do some banking and such for work, thinking there weren't as many people as I thought... but seeing the pics in the Advertiser (that's the story, not the pics) let me know what happened in the next hour and a half I guess! madness...

Just sent my first e-mail to Sunrise... they do good work... much better than the today show... ever since Steve 'whatshisname' did those terrorism ads, i can't look at him...


on the street where I work...

always makes me grin or cringe as appropriate... yes i'm talking about the apparent 'evil' strip of Hindley Street... honestly, i've walked around Adelaide on my own when I was 15 in the middle of the night to get to radio when we were on Franklin Street... I really have no idea what people are on about...

so this morning, my local tattoo artist who has a shop down a bit from my work said: "let this lovely lady with her bike past... if she'd let me tattoo her butt, i'd do it for free!"

to which i giggled (on the inside)... i find it highly amusing because he tries to talk/say something to me at least once a week... he obviously figures I work in the street... but I never talk back. Because I'm evil and mean!

me looking scary courtesy of one of the many evil late- night fotos taken by Spoz with his Digital Camera on drunken Adelaide adventures...

oh the hilarity!

anyhoo, as I have mentioned more times than once, I have been riding everywhere. MORE BIKES, LESS CARS!
even in 37 degree heat... and whilst this isn't advisable for everyone... I still did it. I just didn't push myself. So bravo to me... however my arms are starting to look brown where the rest of me is kinda white and pasty. so that's quite funny really. lucky i'm really the only one who sees me naked... for now anyway.

ahh, the blackeyed susans on three d... they're so pretty... *swoon*

made toast, talked to Eva on the phone about the state of affairs in the world, and went to bed last night... very exciting indeed I know!! Saving energy for tonight and tomorrow most likely...


Tuesday, December 09, 2003

yesterdays e-mail vent...

so to my friends in this wide brown land we call australia, yesterday i sent an email saying 'does anyone else feel like writing to channel 10 and telling them they are crap for playing MORE re-runs of seinfeld?'

here's some answers:

KBP: "Also the same episodes of the Simpsons over and over and over again, there are 14 years of them and yet we only see the same episodes over and over again. Sign me up. Though what would we replace it with????"
(that's a good question Pech, but like previously mentioned, I'd rather watch a documentary or what about MONTY PYTHONS flying Circus? that'd be cool!)

Dan: "i reserve my right to not watch television. at all. okay, occasional videos."

Alex: "Hmmm... i kinda like seinfeld... used to like it more than i do now... now i'm rather over it, but that's coz i've seen them all.

And as for letter writing... i *really* don't think it'd have any particular
effect on their programming. I mean, really, who are we to say what we
should watch? We are not the program directors, we are obviously not
qualified, we're definitely not on the payroll, so who are we to think we
have any say in things?

Besides, if they play half the crap that they do, such as say trashy-US
daytime soaps, then i think all hope is lost."

Mishy: "it's non ratings season they don't give a toss."

Seany: "Lol, I like Seinfeld Julie!"
(no, a traitor in our midst!)

Paul: "well I hate channel 10
in fact I hate 7,9 & 10 and get shitty reception of 2
so SBS is GOD"
(yes he's right, SBS should be God... 'cept when you can watch ABC they share the throne!)

Mark: "Count me in!!! i hate fucking seinfeld too!!!.............except for the soup nazi episode, or the episodes with the gay portaricans!"

Benji: "i never watched seinfeld in it's "day".... so i'm glad they are putting it back on!!!!"

Tanya: "Yes, I'll be in on that. Its insulting that they think we'll just sit there and watch whatever they put in front of us.
I would like to boycott tv altogether except that I am addicted and must enjoy wasting my time.."

Spoz: "I'm guessing they get 'em REAL cheap.. so, they show 'em ALL the TIME..

it's like Channel 10's bargain bin consists of - SEINDFELD, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, THE SIMPSONS, LAW AND ORDER (all the millions of different versions), and all that endless repeated JAMIE OLIVER crap...

I mean.. c'mon.. gives us SOMETHING good to watch besides reality tv..
I'm sick to death of reality tv.. "

(I WILL NOT HAVE SPOZ SAY SOMETHING NASTY ABOUT JAMIE OLIVER...!! though i admit there is a flood of his stuff on the market, i like him... because I too will become a master chef one day... i'm building his sort of passion for food, which kind of scares me.)

There will be a cooking day soon kids! Promise!!

Man, I'm going to SUFFER on the way home riding the bike... it's already getting hot... it wasn't so bad riding in, but still took me about 10 minutes more than usual... even though I cruised uber-quickly through the parklands this AM.... so much fun.

MORE BIKES! less freakin' cars!


Monday, December 08, 2003

i would just like to say...

i forgot how much I hated writing job applications...!!

many smooches to helen for her wise words of wisdom...

MKB! are so ace man!

forgot to mention I rode my bike again today... there is a thing called 'spend less money julie' going on in my head at the moment... so I'm being uber-cautious...

Sucks that the world relies so much on money.... boo ya sux!!

I hope you had a splendaro time in Bris-Vegas Benjamin and Tyson...


ok ok, so i've been rather quiet of late...

i haven't really been near a computer much... and/or i haven't been able to think of anything to say...

I think it's the on again/off again heat, but it also concerns me that there are other people in my family with diabetes... it hadn't occured to me til I was explaining my symptoms to a close friend, that it could actually be that...

my brain feels kind of twisted all the time recently, i get really vague and I'm kind of thirsty... my skin seems worse than normal and needs extra fluid... now I know I'm exercising more etc, but I've also been eating much better now that I've got my pastel yellow and green kitchen (go aussie go go go?)...

so anyway, this week I think I should just get a blood test to be sure... If I'm diabetic at least I'll know what it is... but I'll have to give up so many things I like...

like the brownies I made last night and distributed to the Sundy Side Up kids at the Exeter.... for Sam's Birthday!! hurray!... all to a roaring standing ovation and flowers and confetti being thrown at me for doing such a good job... i'm kidding, but I had people I didn't know complimenting me, and you can't complain about that.
Go my mrs fields cookie books and my mods! i love modifying recipes... generally i make them loads more chocolatty than they really are supposed to be... is that bad?? (see if you don't come down on a Sunday, not only do you miss out on some good art, you may also miss out on my cooking!)

there's no use stressing til I know though... should make that phone-call now... *shudder*

Friday I collected more bits and pieces from my folks house that I've had in storage there for way too long, including stuff like books and school stuff from when I was younger, it's so funny reading all the stuff you scrawl over the front of your school books ten years later! I came back, had an uber-quick costume change and Bec picked me up so we could go catch up with some old *insert old crappy work name here* people before the xmas sillyness really kicked in... at the Earl of Leister.... nice pub. wierd beer prices though.

Anyhoo.... got a lift into the East End Exchange to watch a film by Ashley Starkey about the Total Solar Eclipse that went through parts of SA in 2002. He said initially the film was going to be a scientific piece, but it ended up becoming more about the people that saw it, and their reactions to it. The video was about an hour, and he hopes to get it on to ABC or SBS so keep you eyes out for it. It was pretty cool, very funny in parts, and also very informative... I've already made a slight pact with some of the kids to try and get to Cairns in 2012 for the next Total one in Australia!! anyone??

After that I was meant to go see High Stakes and Lazaros Dog at the Austral... but I had to pay my regular Friday night visit to the Rhino Room... talked to Mick about putting more plants in behind the bar... the next addition (from me anyway) will be a chili plant or two... I'm not sure what cocktails require chilis.... but I'm sure we could find one!! Caught up with Nic and met another friend of his and got chatting for 2 1/2 hours or something... Kieran said "10 minutes hey?" when I was on my way out... so I say "just shoot me"...

oh yeh! on the topic of bad teevee... they could put re-runs of "just shoot me" on... i would have no objection to that!! or as Spoz suggested... Herman's Head... why seinfeld...?? WHY CHANNEL 10 WHY, YOU BASTARDS? Generally you are the best of the 3 commercial stations (7, 9, 10) but HOLY BEEJEESUS MAN!! NO MORE SEINFELD, NO MORE SEINFELD!! Put something educational on or something... a craft show? a cooking show? nature documentaries? but SEINFELD IS BOOOOOOOOOOOORING BORING BORING BORING BORING! I have seen every episode enough times thankyou... they were hella funny the first time round, I admit... second time i still got a giggle out, but now you've gone too far... I haven't been watching them at all... in fact if I accidentally switch on to it... i swear at the teevee and turn it off again! Snuuh fuuh and snuuh to you!

bring back Secret Life early or something... please!! you could re-run that?!

snuuh and a muuh snuuh comeon un snuuh?

talking gibberish to drunk people is highly amusing by the way...

only 3 days til the buck65 show. i'm so excited, and i just can't hide it...!!

love to michelle, nicki, guillaume, leah, sacha, rob, sam, and fin who's on his way to Tassie on wednesday for a month... what WILL we do without you??


Sunday, December 07, 2003

my mind being a dictionary of ideas....

TODAYS PLAY LIST: Lawnmower Music 93.7FM: Sundays 2-4pm: Adelaide Metro Area

Kronos Quartet: Miniskirt
StereoTotal: Cosmonaute
Mr Scruff: Giffin (Amalgamation of Sound Mix)
Buck 65: 463
Ciccone Youth: Two cool rock chicks listening to NEU!
Basement Jaxx: Right here's the spot
Ruby's Grace: Walking Over Sea (LOVE SONG DEDICATION)
Steven Strazeele: Much too much (Live to air)
Steven Strazeele: Quicker Today (Live to Air)
The Cat Empire: Nothing
Zero 7: Distractions
Steven Strazeele: Let me be (Live to Air)
Cinema Recorded Music Library: Head Spin
Music vs Physics: Sold her sounds to science
Luscious Jackson: Daughters of the Kaos
G Love and Special Sauce with Jack Johnson: Rodeo Clowns
Bonobo: Flutter
Panjabi MC: Mundian Breaks
Liam Gerner: Waiting
Billie Holiday: I got a right to sing the blues
Siouxsie and the Banshees: Spellbound
Kid 606: If I had a happy place this would be it
The New Pollutants: blast the world into space


Saturday 13th December at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, George Street, THEBARTON: 8:30pm: Free! Steven Strazeele CD LAUNCH!!


Thursday, December 04, 2003

think before you drink...

courtesy of ECO NOISE on three d radio 93.7FM today...

their guest from the Conservation Council talking about the river murray and water conservation...

ONE LITRE of ORANGE JUICE (processed and bottled etc) costs 700L of water!!

so get yourself a processor and buy a bag of oranges instead. I know it's more time consuming but hell, with figures like that, how do you ignore it??!

www.ccsa.asn.au - Conservation Council of SA
www.csiro.au - CSIRO


a nerd by any other name...

This site is certified 42% EVIL by the Gematriculator

my site is more evil than HELENS but probably cos i've written WHORE many times... hehe.

last night i saw Dave Williams shaking his butt at Rhino... and yes i know he's a comedian, but he's well versed in butt-shaking as well... he also tattooed my arm with "dave" (that looked like PAVE) in a loveheart... aww.

Nicki, Dan and I saw Tansy at the Ex and met her friend Jess... caught up with Jodi from FUSE which was good to be in non-FUSE capacity having a chat instead of working for once!!

Too much beer... I feel so snuuh today, but I don't think it's just the beer...
that's paranoiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.... mmmmmmmmm....

Yesterday during the day all I did was walk down to the shopping centre and back with arms full of boring things like cleaning products and toilet paper... only to find the mop head i just bought that "fits all 4 post mop types" doesn't bloody well fit... the crack-whore liars! And did other boring things like update my resume and do all the dishes that had been piling up from having the girls over and making soup and stuff and things... oh and of course slotted Jerry in and listened to my Henry Mancini and Elton John records whilst cleaning!!

Only one week til the Buck65 interview.... WOOHOO! Don't forget 5:30, December 11th on 93.7FM... *swoon*


Tuesday, December 02, 2003

lentil soup, and letting a man rub you down...

sounds interesting I know... but really it just meant I cooked up some tasty red lentil and tomato soup yesterday and then Tom came over and gave me a massage! I will post the soup recipe when I've got it nearby...

If you're in Adelaide and you ever need a massage, Tom's your man! (Let me know, I'll get you the number) I slept so well afterwards, and he pretty much fixed up my "broken hip" problem too... 'cept i'm sure I'll screw it up again when I next go for a ride!!

Yesterdays Jerry topic was something to do with sleeping with your mother...!! honestly, where DO they find these people??... I could suggest somewhere, and I think you know where I would say...!!

...and Oprah was about stepping into someone elses shoes for a time to see what it's like... eg. the story of an obese woman, the story of a family where the two parents are two different types of dwarves, subsequently they have 3 regular sized children and one half of the pair of twins is a dwarf as well... interesting look at geneology...!! apparently because the parents aren't the same type of dwarf, the chances were about 50% as to whether the children would be dwarfs themselves...

why don't they make an Aussie daytime show that's decent... I mean, Bert Newton's a legend, but it's such a different vein to Oprah or Jerry... I heard the Jerry producers were in Australia recently looking for wierd stories.

I didn't really watch both these programs in their entirety, more background noise for lunch time cos I spent most of the day doing my regular house pottering/cooking fest for a monday. My day also consisted of walking to the funnest place in the WORLD (add sarcasm and stir) my local dole office!!

BUT hopefully for not much longer, I have found a job in the paper that fits in with my other job pretty perfectly, and it's soooooooooooo up my alley... i wont say what it is yet in case I don't even get an interview... but I'm very excited, it's come at the right time!!

Stuff and things...
the girls are coming over tonight for a 'root and snort' night (i kid, it's what i said to guillaume when he invited me to a gig that's on tonight!!)... no actually it's a eat and chat gathering with maybe a little Amelie on DVD thrown in...

but they'll be NO SOUP FOR YOU!!

Is anyone else sick of the repeats of Seinfeld??!