Monday, August 27, 2007

buddies, beer, burgers

Friday afternoon I was pretty fucked. I could feel myself getting sick. I lay in bed while I watched Neil and co swim around the tank for a couple of hours and chatted to my mate in Melbourne for a good hour. I felt much better after that. I'd been thinking of him a lot recently so it was nice to know he was doing ok.

I had planned to watch a few episodes of Six Feet Under but I got all inspired to start my new blog. 4 hours later I went to bed.

Saturday I went to that live green thing in Vicotria park. It was pretty crap but I got some free light bulbs. Then I went to the pub with KT and Gabriel to celebrate her birthday. Hours and hours later I stumbled home after catching up with lots of people I love and haven't seen in ages.

Sunday I bought myself a cushion for my ottoman and visited some friends on the way home. Then I caught up with Ross for a few beers and a great conversation. I think it was the first time I'd had a real one-on-one chat with him and we both enjoyed it.

Re: Burgers in the post title... burgers are all I seemed to eat all weekend.

Sunday, August 19, 2007


I've been postponing this blog entry for a while, there has been a lot of change in my life and rather than document the transition I just wanted to wait until everything had been finalised.

I got a new job and I resigned from my old one on last week. In early September I will be starting at Creative Toolbox which is in Woolloomooloo. They are going to train me as a finished artist. I've never worked in the City before so that will be exciting. It's such a relief to have landed this job. I've been looking for work for over 12 months now but because the Prepress industry has been downsizing and each position has become so specialised it has made finding a job with opportunities to learn or be trained almost impossible. It has also been annoying with friends and family asking "how is the job hunting going?" and always having the same answer, "there's not much out there". I'm just so glad that I hung out for this job.

I received the final job description yesterday and my smile just got bigger and bigger the further I read.

In other news, Chris and I spent some time apart over the last few weeks. We had dinner together the other night an had a good old chin-wag and catch-up. The conversation took an interesting turn after dinner and the topic was "Us". We both quickly agreed that we love each other but we shouldn't be together. I don't think its very often you break up with someone and both start laughing from relief.

I'm adjusting to single life slowly but I guess the transition has been gradual over the past 6 months or so. I feel a bit lonely sometimes but I guess that's to be expected. I didn't really have a break-up song per se but I heard this track and it hit a heart string.

I'm also preparing to join the gym. I've tried to make appointments but they are pretty useless. I guess I should just go in and sign myself up. I'm starting to feel a bit fat... it's probably the excessive beer consumption.

I'm also starting a new blog. It's going to be a "private" blog while I get it started but I may make it available to the public or certain individuals should I feel the desire. With all this change at the moment I have a lot of crazy shit going on in my head, and I guess I'll be getting up to lots of crazy shit too... so why not blog it?

Monday, August 06, 2007

Best Junk Mail, EVER

I just got this email at work and I got a good laugh out of it.

Subject: On a question about inevitable. Your fast help!

The men always would like,
that at them all was more, than at others.
So the strong floor is arranged.
And when the speech comes about penis …

If the man speaks you, that to him all the same with what at him the size of the member - he dissembles. To any to the man not all the same. Penis is a pride the man, his second " I ". If want is his card in the intimate attitudes.

Your member will increase on 5-7 centimeters in length!
Your member on some centimeters becomes thicker!
Your sexual member will lose confusing curvature and it becomes ideal by a straight line!
You learn to supervise the moment ejaculation!

And now make a real step to this - buy our means for increase of the member

Even funnier than the email is the fact there is no link or mention of the product.
How will I ever be able to lose my confusing curvature?


New Friends, Old Friends, Fishy Friends.

Friday night began at the Green Park Hotel with Jackie, Chris, Dave, Carl and myself enjoying a few bevvies. We then headed off to scoff down a few gourmet burgers before enjoying the very black comedy, Dinner, at the Stables Theatre. I had heard good reports about the show and surprisingly it lived up to its my expectations.

Jack went home and the rest of us kicked on for a while at the very packed Flinders, then to a smoke free Manacle. I must say that I've never been much of a fan of Manacle but the atmosphere was quite jovial and not being shrouded in a haze of toxic chemicals made it all the more enjoyable. It was nice to get to know Dave and Carl a bit better, they are lovely guys and I look forward to spending more time with them.

I think I got to sleep at about 3am and woke up at 7am. I got out of bed and showered as I was petrified I would sleep through my bed delivery. The window of time I had been given was 11:30 - 2:30. It was a long wait but at 1 pm I was pleasantly surprised to discover that my ottoman was also being delivered.

My bedroom and study are now completely operational. I just need to buy a few extra cushions and I will be living in the lap of luxury. My bed kicks arse.

Saturday night I enjoyed a lovely meal at a Greek Restaurant in Marrickville. The highlight was the pickled octopus. I put it on my bread roll to make a sandwich with heaps of butter and dipped it in the vinegar/garlic/olive oil marinade. Drool.

Sunday morning I went and bought a fish, well, an eel, called Neil. He is so cool.

Sunday afternoon I met up with my oldest friend, René. He had been living in NYC for 3 years. It was so nice to hang out with him and share a few beers. We've both grown up a lot since we saw each other last but our friendship has not changed. René is probably one of the most grounded people I know and it was great to reconnect with him, and although it might sound a bit weird; he gave me a timely reminder of who I am and where I came from.


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Isn't technology amazing?

Last night I was checking out my facebook page and I noticed that my friend had broken up with his girlfriend. There was a little broken heart icon and it said "Mr. X and Ms. X have ended their relationship". Then a little bit further down the page it said "Ms. X is now single".

I tried to call my friend to make sure he was ok but I got his message bank. Not being a fan of answering machines I SMSed him offering my condolences and support.

Am I the only one who finds it a little bit disturbing that I know my friend has ended an 18-or-so month relationship, and offered him my support without even speaking, or him contacting me directly?

Anyway, gotta go, facebook calls ;)