We Gotta Get Out of This Place

December 24, 2010

The other day I went for a run, shock horror I know. Not a big run, just thought I would do a few laps of the park near my house. I thought it would be a good idea to take the dog for a walk. I started off by taking the big, and not so trained at walking on a leash, dog. This didn’t turn out well as the little dog howled mercilessly as we left the house. So I took both. This turned out an even bigger fail. After experimenting with different leash positions I concluded the exercise was futile so I took them home.

Anyway so I went for my run. It was a Tuesday, one of the first days of school holidays. It was a hot day, so I thought about running with my shirt off, but decided against it, assuming there would be lots of young people judging my not so slender frame. But when I got there it was just me, and a little Asian girl walking her dog. There were no Indians having a hit of cricket. No group of guys playing a game of soccer. Not even a parent or grandparent and their toddler on the play equipment.

I always notice and comment on the increase, and possible dependence of young people on technology and social media, though, until the other day, I have never really seen it. Never one to be nostalgic…fine I guess I am, I remember when I was a young fella on holidays or weekends. Not a day passed when I didn’t hold a cricket bat or football in my arms. I would be outside until maybe the third or fourth call of dinner from my parents. Now sometimes I sit in front of my computer going back to facebook every couple of minutes, hoping something eventful enough has happened that I might be able to reply to.

Never one for New Year’s resolutions, maybe I will try and get outdoors more this summer. If for nothing else, to help rid myself of pastiness.

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Family Affair

December 21, 2010

I’ve been inspired to post, yes quite a rarity.

Before I start, just wanted to congratulate Mr Tricky Trizzle. I enjoyed your wedding, even though you did wear thongs and shorts, inevitable I guess. And I actually got to meet your wife, which is cool.

I’ve always been pretty picky about movies. For most people they are a way to relax, but I seem to find them a little bit more effort. If I’m not enthused about a film beforehand, chances are I won’t enjoy it, or at least not let myself enjoy it. Also, If the first 5 minutes don’t grab my attention, chances are I will turn it off. And they say I’m judgmental…

But I think I’ve found the perfect genre, that pretty much never fails to deliver. The dysfunctional family comedy/drama. I’ve always enjoyed the likes of Little Miss Sunshine and the Darjeeling Limited but upon further research my admiration has grown. Comedies can be not funny, action films corny, dramas melodramatic and thrillers…well not very thrilling. But mix up a few quirky relatives, some sort of journey, a touch of emotion and a lot of arguing and you have yourself a pretty good film. Think Royal Tenenbaums, American Beauty, Dan in Real Life, Oh Brother Where Art Thou and my most recent favourite, City Island.

Starring the grossly underrated, Andy Garcia, it is my most recent famous movie, in a time where I think movie standards have dropped in the last couple of years. Pretty much, prison guard with a big secret (not very big) he keeps from his family and another secret ( a lot bigger) that he brings home. Humorous, though provoking, I even watched it twice, which is a pretty massive thing for me.

Anyway check it out, or any of the other movies I mentioned, you won’t regret it.

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September 23, 2010

Ashty and I were driving through town the other day and pulled up alongside this car.

A little dangerous driving and conspicuous camera work later she’d snapped the number plate.

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Ode to My Family

June 27, 2010

I quite enjoy living away from home, and with friends. My life is like a sitcom with some pretty entertaining characters. There is the guy that talks to himself in his room, they guy that paces and looks in the fridge every few minutes. There is the girl that breaks things and the girl that bounces her netball around everywhere. There is the guy that works a lot and no one is exactly sure if he is even enrolled in university anymore. Don’t forget the guy whose room always smells, though no one is exactly sure. There is the girl who thinks everyone is judging her and the girl who sometimes drinks too much and cries and her next door neighbor, though come to think of it she is pretty normal. Then there is me. I guess I’m pretty normal too, my room smells fine and I don’t pace or cry. I’m sure I fit in there somewhere though.

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Catch my Disease

June 27, 2010

I think my nine day abstinence from fast food and alcohol is starting to take its toll. I’m feeling pretty dizzy, weak and exhausted, though that could just be from the excessive World Cup watching and lack of any proper sleep. Better not risk it though, maybe I’ll head down for a spicy cheesy bacon tender-crisp meal.

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What’s my Age Again?

June 3, 2010

What is it with vintage and antiquity that we so love? Is it the history that comes with it. Is it the feelings of nostalgia and the memories. Being a bit of an inner oldie, maybe it’s just that it reminds me of a much simpler time. Back from the 1930’s to 60’s a suit, overcoat and hat were probably just run of the mill outfits. Now when I see them on TV, I just think they ooze cool. But anyone that wears a hat like that nowadays is just a ‘drama hat douche’ and an overcoat wearer…well they are probably concealing a gun. Smoking in old movies seems classy but at the pub I find the smell of cigarettes pretty repulsive. Is it just the mass media’s glorification of old stuff? I think it’s more than that. People spend thousands of dollars on furniture purely cause it’s old, where they could spend a lot less for a table much more sturdy or a chair more accommodating to ones bum. People are intrigued by history but I guess that’s different. Sometimes I enjoy nothing more than to lie back for hours on end listening to music from 40 years ago thinking how much better music was then.The reason I have been thinking about this is because I’ve been watching a show called Mad Men recently. It focuses on a few high flying New York advertising executives in the 1960’s. I appreciate the cultural, racial and sexual themes the show focuses on and I love the outfits as I said, but I do seem to find the show a bit drab at times. I’m always expecting something to happen, but it never really does. Maybe I’m too used to Dexter or Californication. Maybe in 40 years time, my grandchild will be sitting in the backyard on the moon or wherever we end up, Ipod Generation 32 blaring Calvin Harris in his ears, thinking of a much better time.

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Happy Monday!

May 31, 2010

It’s not tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday or sunday!

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Vecka Time St

February 15, 2010


Had a sweet lil holiday with Megan + Nick Arr-Dev to katoomba. Checked out some sights, some shops & some dvds.
We went to an incredibly large antique shop/dealership in Blackheath. I was busy looking at lusting over these incredible expensive ($500 each) original van der rohe chairs while megan spotted this watch and showed me. I liked it; it was different but still beautiful, what with its delicate spinning face yet bold chamfered edges. I didn’t buy it because it wasn’t moving, although it was much more agreeable to my wallet than the chairs.
We went and had some afternoon tea, fed croissants to swallows and put too much sugar in coffee.
I decided to go back and have a look at that watch again, to check if it worked, and decided i’d probs buy it if it did. I asked and discovered it was one of those watches that need to be shaken to power them up. It ticked and held its time for a few minutes but the lady said I should probs get my watchmaker to check it over when i get back to syds. I said i don’t have one and she suggested i befriend one. I’ll put it on my to-do list.
Anyway, it seems to be going fine, so i’m pleased with my no-refunds risk purchase. It’s also mad fun to shake your wrist and listen to it whirring. I just hope i can’t over wind it…

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