It’s a bit of a funny one to point out, in that it’s quite a personal post yet I want to as it is a strong testimony to God working.

Some background first.

Being friends with Mish was something that was reasonably significant several years ago – I jointly got to know John (Auran) and Hamish as we all worked through some stuff together via the glorious overrated means of msn after chasing some stuff through on Gush.

It is amazing watching people around you grow and change and continue to search after God. To be really honest, Mish is one of the stories of people that kept me at Gush for so long.

Please have a read of Home Truths.

Christianity Life Post of the Day

comedy_logo.jpgSuch a boring title when I was going for something similar to, “Jesus the Iceman”. That post is actually sitting in drafts waiting for more inspiration and anyway, while this is somewhat current news, I shall share.

Last night I had the pleasure, along with Geoff, Laura, Hannah and Dan – thanks to my little sister’s boyfriend (Dan) – of going to a Melbourne Comedy Festival event.

Ross Noble, extremely clever and as any good comedian should be, madly funny.

What worked for me?

It was a show of tangents but it all linked cleverly back to some point during other… tangents – this fits beautifully with my own concept of strange related things (Usually better kept to myself and not mentioned out loud).

What didn’t work?

Christian bashing – which was okay and he made some extremely valid points but when it gets to bashing the idea/validity of Jesus that’s when I struggle. Bash Christian stereotypes all you like, to be honest they kind of need it… although I doubt that’d make them listen. Along tame lines, “They should just shut-up and be nice”, fantastic points about living your faith instead of blabbing it rudely and forcing personal convictions on to people.

I laughed really hard but I didn’t quite reach crying… I got pretty close. Bum-face children just about did it.

He is an incredibly funny and talented man and hey, we got to experience two and half hours of it!

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To throw a spanner in the works of a slow chugging machine, I am participating in yet another, (This is possibly number 3?) meme.

Christina has tagged me about ‘obsessions’. As I’ve grumbled about before, memes seem to very much be a social network cliche, so what better a place to start!


1) I dislike cliches – quite a lot. I use them usually only if I am extremely tired, purposefully being annoying to others or if it’s too embarrassing/inappropriate a situation to make up my own.

2) No longer an issue, but I used to ‘have to’ turn off the hot-tap on the shower last. In that, the hot might go off first, but the final turn would have to be that certain tap.

3) A mirror of one of Christina’s obsessions, it drives me a little crazy when people don’t take their teabag out before they put milk in, my theory is the same as hers besides, it makes the teabag look disgusting.

4) Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation. I write some fairly flawed posts/other however if it is a professionally used document/menu etc, spelling MUST on all accounts be correct, along with grammar and PUNCTUATION. A particular loathing is the boganised ‘You’ – Youse/Youze. It drives me mental.

5) I just about cry if I see people using Comic Sans/Curlz MT Fonts on anything.

Rather than tagging anyone specific, what are your obsessions?

Meme Personality

A post of overview of the day for self-record purposes. Skip if so inclined.

  • Woke up super early, was quite awake then saw the clock and went back to sleep
  • Woke up later and heard Isobelle in the kitchen decided not to get up just yet as she, ‘mightn’t be ready’ and my nose was too blocked to tell me what was going on with food.
  • Woke up even later just after Iz had left, there was a note and fantastic breakfast for me in the oven.
  • Bummed around online
  • Geoff let me know he has half the day of work – much rejoicing!
  • Try to do my washing but Amelia (land…lady?) is doing hers, so I chat to her for a good while, grin back at her little girl and attempt to get out of explaining what an injection is to Thomas, who is 3 and half and has to have one next week.
  • Geoff comes and gives me my present!!!! We have a trial coffee from the shiny, new, wonderful machine.
  • We decide where to go for lunch and go there with good whallop of Cat Empire in the car on the way.
  • Amazing lunch – and happiness to the saturation because of everything (and by that really mean who I’m with)
  • We go buy some coffee beans and have coffee/chai at Ripe (the unsigned – word of mouth cafe, apparently the best in the area) it is surprisingly cheap, the waitress is acting a bit strange and the coffee way too strong (last time it was good) the chai latte was nice but half honey. Next time we decide we’ll stick to the favourite.
  • Dinner back at Mum and Dad’s (without Mum) – my Grandparents bought over Chicken and Broccoli and yum desert. Presents and stomach hurting because it was so full – possibly irrelevant to everything.
  • Birthday Cake.
  • Cluedo with Geoff, Dad and Laura. I won.
  • Home to now, sad printer blues, wonderful boyfriend who helps me get my washing off the line and find a globe for the blown one in my room, then goes to leave me to sleep (which is what I should be doing now).

Conclusion. A very good day and my tenses -past, present and pending are all over the place.


chomp.jpgI did claim that I wouldn’t stray into the realms of doing anything for uni on my birthday however while I have some glorious spare time and am fully content (and full) from the amazing breakfast my housemate made me I’ll show you a few of the marks I’ve been making. Marks?

The class – Intro to Communication Design has been the most interesting, different, challenging but fun. I haven’t done much hands on stuff before and it is a new thing to be introduced to the concept of a ‘mark’ and it’s a bit odd.

tongs1.jpgThese drawings came out of a variety of exercises (including eyes shut/two hands at once/left hand). My object = kitchen tongs and my word = chomp.

I’ll eventually get around to producing my set of four postcards.

tongs2.jpgAs for being ‘arty’ – I always have struggled to make something entirely new. If I drew, it was from photographs etc… this has opened a door – or at least a window. Squiggles and lines can be interesting and very cleverly accidentally done. Some of my classmates work is utterly amazing.

Aside from marks,  a certain friend still hasn’t posted details of, ‘the big question’. Hurry up! And today I think I received more text messages than I cumulatively have ever gotten before… that and maybe a coffee machine!!!!!!!!!

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