Took a day off for myself away from the city and looked at pigeons in the park opposite my folks in Hurstville. They are more peaceful and less easily frightened then the ones in the city. I think the ones in the city are generally more stressed.
Went on a lovely boat trip with clients today. Needless to say, we didn't order enough hot chips.
Not sure why I bothered to begin with. Probably to prove a point to myself. Either the nice guys theory. Or that if I tried I could be healthy at home. Or that it's difficult to balance work, play and a healthy lifestyle. I dunno... I really liked the grapes.
Trekked out for the day to Cabramatta for some Viet culture-jamming. Dropped by Sid's place to see the dogs. You can see why they say that dogs are man's best friend, and why they say pet owners generally live longer lives.
After a long day, or week, you need to remind yourself of the little things like this.
Have you ever heard something awesome on fbi radio while driving, whip out your phone to quickly shazam it, but 50% of the time it doesn't recognise it? Fucking annoyingly beautiful obscure shit.
Now you can drown your sorrows of never finding out what that song was with a shot.
Yes I know they have a playlist on their website; that's not the point.
There are some tracks from the last 2 M83 albums that will never sound the same after hearing it live. You kind of hope that bootlegs would pop up or someone had posted it on youtube, or that i was remotely smart enough to have done it myself.
That summed up how the sideshow went.
Not often do you come home to a discarded Miffy plush and a Playstation 2 console outside your apartment.
Today we went for lunch at the dance cafe with new boy Dean who is interning with us. He is from Brisbane and new in town. I'm concerned that we did not give him the best first impression, but I think he will learn to love and adore us as time passes. His passion is in sports, food and being a pretty cool kid.
Caught up with a lovely Sarah. Beautiful Sunday afternoon. Clear blue skies. Delicious snack from Bourke St Bakery. Lots of positive energy from people sitting around us. Conversations about murdering people.
Swung by a carwash. Bird wanted to be one of us. Why does society's boundaries prevent him from being one of us?
Experiment in the kitchen, using only what i had at the time in the fridge. Chicken, Chinese sausage, cucumber and lettuces in stir fried rice in a random miso/soy/ginger/honey goo. Next time i should add an egg. Best random effort to date!
Lovely night with Andrew and Terri. Talking about 'our feelings' and 'life goals and ambitions' at a bar named Crossroads before checking out SBTRKT, which was good.
We went on to play Settlers of Catan until 5 in the morning. Like anyone who is still up at 5 on a Saturday morning, we soaked in the morning-after-a-big-night-out dew and trudged our way undeservedly to the nearest Maccas.
This summarizes what my 26yo self does on Friday nights.
This is what I wake up to every morning. I think it is important to know what the first thing you see when you wake up everyday. It might be a 'reflection of who you are' or 'a deep look into your soul'.
This particular morning, I woke up quite happily, only to be sad 3 seconds later of the day to come. If this happens for another 2 weeks, I will need to move on.
Found at the Adelaide Art Gallery.
Hello, we meet again. Picked this fella up from a card shop in Adelaide. Miss the Urza block cards.
Saw some chickens in a community garden at St Kilda. It was quite a contrast having it right next to Melbourne Luna Park.
Never understood the idea behind having a big celebration for your birthday. The attention is quite unbearable. I decided to mark passing the quarter century point with a chicken pie. I treated myself by paying that extra 25c for the tomato sauce, because quite frankly, I think I earned it getting this far.
This now sits on my work bench. It serves as a constant reminder of how much of a loser I am, but that it is ok because Captain Crunch will always be there for me.