Thursday, February 28, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
st jeromes laneway festival
i should probably start with thursday, as that is when i started doing things this week. thursday, i worked, and then kirsty, adam, hayley, laura and i went to see fiona o'loughlin. rad. she came out on stage and the house lights were still on, so we waved and she waved back. awesome. i had written her a letter, incase just like last time, we were in the front row. unfortunately we were in the back row, so i didnt get to give it to her. if she happens to have googled herself, here is the letter
friday i worked, and then went home with this in mind - eat, shower, get dressed, go back into town for fringe and sonic youth
what i actually did was shower, be in lots of pain and go to bed. so, that pretty much sucked, but i did sleep for an awfully long time, so thats all good.
when i eventually woke up on saturday, it was with the realisation i had slept through an hour of automatic snoozes my phone alarm gives me. sleepy much? yes. but i got up, got ready and went into town for the laneway festival.
at this point id like to say that at the moment, the south road/anzac highway intersection sucks major arse.
anyway, got to laneway, spotted ben at no through road, and danced around
how are no through road not the biggest band in the entire world? i dont know
okerville river were next.
tres awesome and extremely polite. 'may i please have some more vocal in my foldback?' manners! lovely. he also wore suspenders.
darren hanlon was lovely as ever. this time he had three girls with him, playing tuba and violins. sounded great. also, spoons! commemorative spoons! i have a photo of my spoon, but its on my phone and i cant be bothered uploading. i'll get around to it one day
a lot of people were all 'broken social scene, oh my god!!!' and i even got looked at in a state of disbelief when i said i was going to watch dazz rather than stay for the apparent wonder that broken social scene was supposed to be. so i was expecting big things when i emerged from the goth cave.
what i heard was rather boring to be honest. i couldnt see what all the fuss was about. maybe im not looking at it academically, but seriously, fuck that. i like music. i dont want to *have* to think about it unless i want to. academic. pfft
it was about this time that ben and i decided we needed coffee, and not the burnt chili infested coffee that was being sold at the festival. although, by all accounts it was fine coffee. as i was lining up to buy water from the coffee man, the guy in front of me said 'i need another flat white, the first was just too damn good', so perhaps we should have given it a go. instead, we ventured down hindley street where we saw the singer from okerville river and i said 'look!' and ben said 'yes'. then dazz and a few other people were walking towards us and i managed to say a very eloquent and insightful 'i got a spoon!'. oh yes, i am all about impressing people with the power of my talent for words.
sarahs cafe was open, and i'd never been there, so we decided that'd be the place for coffee. after an awkward pause, we ordered our coffee and sat and talked about girls. and boys. and then walked back to the festival after another awkward moment, because it is entirely impossible for me to be cool.
it was quarter past six when we got back. clap your hands say yeah were supposed to be on as we walked in. instead it was a mixture of weezer and 'its tricky! its tricky tricky tricky tricky'. we went inside to watch little red and i loved them. awesome. happy days music. loved it.
by the way. i am so old. this wasnt even the big day out, the two stages were metres from each other, and i was trashed. a lot of the time i taped ben and said 'i have to sit'. soon i'll be carrying around a lap rug and telling you young people to keep it down.
the sun was going down as we were waiting for fiest, and she was great. everything you could want in a hot lady guitarist with an awesome voice
again, i was lame and old and had to sit. i got a potato. it was called miss piggy, but i didnt want ham, so im not sure what to call it
bumped into porscha in the toilets and shes making me a present for my birthday. how nice!
found ben, and went to stand up a bit higher behind the house with no doors for gotye. i really couldnt see much. here is my one lame photo of him
you cant touch this. bahahahaha
ben and i found bens drunk friend dylan and we walked to supermild with the intention of crossing the road after a little while for gosh. except i decided it was probably getting late and thought i should go home. and i looked at my phone, and it was 11:55
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
on friday, after work, i somehow need to get from work to town for the opening of the fringe and for sonic youth (thanks ben!). saturday, i'll be back in town for laneway, and then still in town for gosh. im thinking i might invite wally to gosh... brb, i just need to go do something. hmm. apparently you cant myspace someone when their status is set to 'away'. thats a shame
so, laneway, here's the time table
11:15 – 12:00 aviator lane
12:20 – 1:05 no through road
1:25 – 2:10 okervil river
2:30 – 3:15 stars
3:35 – 4:20 broken social scene
4:40 – 5:25 the panics
5:50 – 6:35 clap your hands say yeah
7:00 – 7:45 feist
8:10 – 9:00 gotye
9:25 – 10:10 the presets
Fowlers Live Stage
12:00 – 12:40 the holidays
1:00 – 1:45 lady strangelove
2:10 – 2:55 bridezilla
3:20 – 4:05 darren hanlon
4:30 – 5:15 manchester orchestra
5:40 – 6:25 damn arms
6:50 – 7:35 little red
8:00 – 8:45 leader cheetah
9:10 – 9:55 the vasco era
10:20 – 11:05 devastations
so, my thinking is aviator lane, no through road, darren hanlon, the panics, clap your hands say yeah, feist, gotye, presets, and inbetween i'll wander back and forth checking out the bands i dont know. sounds like a plan to me.
after the presets it also might be a grand idea to go back to my car and sleep for a little while, then drink a coffee and a redbull and head off to gosh
home and away
i dont think ive watched home and away for around 5 years, i dont know whats going on. i do know that i saw on the front cover of tv week that milko was back! milko! i remember that. it was on at mums the other day. seems that after you leave all saints you're required to go on bad long running after dinner australian drama/soapies. theres an ambo and a receptionguy on there at the moment, and i remember both of them being better actors on all saints. ANYWAY that wasnt what i was writing about. did anyone watch it tonight? sally got stabbed, yeah, we all know about that, but she went to "heaven" (possibly, i flicked over half way through something) which was the caravan park house and it was empty except for a few token bits of furniture, and tom! tom was there! being all 'you have to make a choice' and 'heres what will happen if you die, and what will happen if you live', and basically, sally is like mother theresa or something that is all good and sweet and well with the world, because if she dies, the caravan park is going to turn into a wasteland and people will be walking around in the dust and wind with no shoes on getting really dirty, and there'll be teenage whores playing pool at the surf club and colleen will agree that she's a silly old lady and will go live in a nursing home near lancey and alf will say 'flamin'. well, ok, that last part isnt all that different. if sally lives, she;ll get to sit in a hospital bed and smile knowingly at people and try to convince them that god is real. freak
also, summer, please fuck off. kthxbye
me: here's your toast
x: thanks...can i please have a juice?
me: yep, i was just grabbing it
x: wow, good job mum. you're really getting the hang of this!
thanks babe, after 8 and a half years of parenting i would hope that i at least have some idea of how to make breakfast
Saturday, February 16, 2008
indicate at the last possible second before changing lanes
or dont indicate at all, and just change
dont look while you're thinking about changing lanes, and then, when you almost hit me with your stupid bought by mum and dad car, look at me like it was my fault for being there in the first place
drive at 30ks in a side street 50 zone, turn the same way as me, and then drive 40ks on a main street 50 zone. its 50. just do 50. and if you're going to do 30 or 40, dont drive so i cant pass you, because you're shitting me and i'd prefer it if you were driving somewhere else. thankyou
how to annoy me if you are driving in the same car as me
change my gears for me. especially since i have an automatic
improper use of windscreen wipers (tom, i am looking at you). once the window is dry, they are not necessary, and should be turned off.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Cyanide & Happiness @ Explosm.net
number of happy valentines days wished to me - one
who was it from - my 6 year old son, who made a card for me and his dad to share
number of text messages from people who count (on valentines day) - one
what did it say - the leprechaun was great!
funniest valentines day card i saw - 'without you i wouldnt know about pokemon or yu gi oh. you're the best friend ever'
and its response - 'without you i wouldnt have defeated bongo bongo in legend of zelda'
Saturday, February 09, 2008
or, if you'd rather
my birthday cant be at common people at the cumby anymore
i know! i know, its ok. apparently there are indie haters and everything has gone to shit
but! cry no more! wipe those tears away!
im just gonna do it the week after at gosh
you're all still invited
Thursday, February 07, 2008
but we would both have been wrong, wouldnt we?
because it wasnt a hippo, nor was it an elephant or a heard of elephants
it was ridiculous clancy, coming inside with some ridiculous squealing animal in her mouth
i cornered the ridiculous squealing animal in the bathroom and hid it in a pillowcase while clancy kept digging in the shower cubicle BECAUSE SHE IS RETARDED.
it was really really loud. and strong. it actually got its little hands and pushed them against my fingers to try and squeeze out of them. it was such a person thing to do, i almost let it go. instead, i said 'oi, stop' stared at it. it stopped. its stopped wriggling, its heart stopped beating stupidly fast and it winked at me. did you read that, internet? weird mouse/rat/marsupial thing winked at me! first it used its person hands to try and escape, and then it winked at me
if it does happen to be a person, transformed into a mouse/rat/marsupial thing for some reason, i hope it remembers the good deed i did by rescuing it from the stupid mouth of my stupid cat, and releasing it back into the world (full of other cats, i do realise this) and comes back and gives me a present
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
i had to be down on south road to drop my car in for a service at 9am. because i am stupid, i didnt write down the name of the place i was going to. i just figured it would be the one up the road from where i bought my car. cos, when i bought my car, he said 'we have a service centre, just up the road'. and when i called them to ask how i go about getting my car serviced, they just said 'i'll give you the number of our service centre down the road'. so, i turn up at the service centre to find that its one for fords. i do not own a ford. but i went in anyway, since it was just down the road from where i bought my car. no, my car was not booked in there. but there is a service centre for my car right down the other end of south road.
he asks me how long they have my car for. shouldnt that be a question im asking you? i said as little time as possible since i have no where to go now. i walk outside...and i dont know what to do. so i went down the creek and read rip it up. then i walked over to subway and counted their salads. they have 10 salads, including beetroot which you have to pay for. you also have to pay for avocado, but that wasnt in the serving area. therefore, their ad on tv is a lie.
that shopping centre is totally boring. woolies, chemist and two bakeries. the sign said they had a $2 shop, but it was closed. so i sat on the bench inside and played animal crossing until my batteries ran out.
then i remembered cheap as chips! back out onto the road, i walked along, stopping at vinnies which had nothing of interest for me. except the josie and the pussycats soundtrack.... and then over the road to cheap as chips. i am now the proud owner of a ratchet screwdriver and bit set, and have no need to ask voldemort to borrow his tools
after 2 hours i was able to pick up my car again and go home. now i need a nap
Sunday, February 03, 2008
"i'm going to a blythe meet on sunday"
"oh my god. you're a massive nerd"
"hmm...at least its not trains"
today was lovely. after a sleep in i drove into the city to meet a lovely bunch of people and their dollies. we didnt get a group shot, but i took lots of photos which are on my flickr.
next i met up with ben, had BISCOTTINI! gelati, went back to his place for water and talking, and then came home. tomorrow im getting my car serviced. i think this means i'll be stuck on south road with no where to go til my car is ready, so if you're in the neighbourhood, send me a message
three bags of rubbish, three bags of stuff to come inside
three bags full
although they didnt take up much room, i think the thing i had most of was vodka cruiser lids. so, i'd like to thank all the girls who have sat in my car over the last year and drank with me before dancey dancey. without you, this could not have been possible.
next up were shoes and books, and really shoes, books, and vodka cruisers pretty much sums up my life
am off to be a dolly nerd now, have fun!