They’re wonderful. Especially the Brooklyn “closet theory”.
Lets run with JEALOUS all over my face and leaking out my fingers.
This is the nicest blog I have ever seen. Functionaly, navigation, interactivity (in how it draws you in) – it’s all superb. Naturally, it’s the guy who also designed the WordPress logo. I truly love web design and have a niggling regret now and then that I did the swap from multimedia to communication design. Yes the Deakin course was the wrong one, but I can’t help thinking I should’ve gone to Swinburne Multimedia over Swinburne Communication Design. At least my sideline love affair with CSS can continue and perhaps one day I will reach the point of worthy of making such a splendid website. For now I must continue to hack away and try things in my spare time. A little more injection of ambition and risk might be good too.
Last night Geoff and I went to see Revolutionary Road.
It’s slowish, granted, but it’s worth the time and thought it demands post viewing. Winslet is exceptionally good, Leo DiCaprio should still be wearing bloomers and the man who plays John – the ‘disturbed’ realator’s son is brilliant. The actors are there but it’s propelled by it’s themes. I’m desperately wanting to read the book – it’ll sit close on par with the awkward and dark Dorian Gray.
In very brief summary Revolutionary Road is about being stuck in the mouse wheel of life, and in this in itself hits rather close to home. You’re left with the uncanny feeling that, that’s the bit that actually worked it’s way under your skin, over the other more dramatic issues.
So if you are up for solemn, somewhat disturbing but thought inducing watch. Do take the time.
The image doesn’t quite portray the feel of a less than serene week, but I came away relaxed and there are privacy issues about posting many of the more interesting and fun shots I took… with the volume up around the 3 gig mark.
Last week I volunteered myself for Turbo camp, which is the first CYC (Christian Youth Camps) for the Yarra Vallley ever. Having done several kids camps before (ESA) I fit right back into the mould of ‘how to do it’ although with perhaps a little more confidence that a few years forward brings. The model of how leading on this camp fit better for my introverted self, with more brain renewing moments and less of hitting ‘that wall’.
It was a marvellous week, not without certain issues or difficult campers, not to mention that there were 75 campers in total, but a week primarily of fun, hot weather, and a time of connecting with kids and give them a time that will stick in their minds for a long time to come.
It was an honor leading with friends, Mandy and Marco and new friends Marcel and Betsy, a former youth group kid and others I knew a little and/or were new to me.
God naturally took the oppotunity of irony, as so happens, to talk to me about rest and about taking time out. The year has started on a slower foot and for that I am grateful.