The internet is dead(ish).

I shall return someday.


duck.jpgI’ve scored a ripper timetable for uni this semester!

Not two days a week like the last, but much more kindly spread across three.

Monday – 12:30-5:30pm solid classes so it’s a big block but one that starts late and finishes comparably early.
Tuesday – 1:30-5:00pm with one half hour break
Wednesday – 8:30 (Online i.e: stay in my pyjamas) and classes at 2:00-4:00pm. That means NO early starts! This is perfect for a non-morning person.

All my lectures are also prior my tutes – which seems to work best.

Thursday and Friday are free for working and homework in the mornings.

This is fantastic!



floral-whisper.jpgIf you are in the vicinity, my lovely housemate is having her first official gig on Thursday night.

Being privileged, I have already heard her accoustic line up and she’s rather good.

I have never been, but Ruby’s is well known and well loved. This will cost you pittance of $10 at the door.  Isobelle is not the only one performing, more slightly well known (in these parts) is Katie Vanderzaag, Emily Hanscamp and (okay I don’t know this one) Carolyn Oates. I think you have to be of age to come. Sorry kids.

Ruby’s Lounge
1648 Burwood Highway, Belgrave

Contrary to their website, the evening starts at 8:00pm not 9:00pm.


talking_heads.jpgMy mum is obsessed with op-shops. I mean obsessed. It’s been that way since ever I can remember. Her curiosity has branched into a somewhat more lucrative business in the past years of I which I participated in for six months in selling off secondhand kids books on eBay.

Ever since Geoff’s and my engagement, mum has been showering me with bridal magazines, no joke, I have 20+ on my bedroom floor. Before I go any further, a word of advice. Don’t ever buy wedding magazines new. To start with they’ll put you out of pocket $15 a pop. Indulge in Library/Opp-shop finds and you’ll soon discover that for the most part they are utterly useless for anything other than getting ideas for the kind of wedding dress you’d like – once you’ve got your dress, you’re on your own baby (with Google and your sometimes interested fiancee, sisters, bridesmaids…)!

This endowment of bridal information has thus been nice and good and fun but today she hit the jackpot.

If there is one book you should borrow/steal/buy/find before you go about throwing it all at a wedding then have a shot at, ‘Everything a Bloke needs to know about Marriage’. Does that scare you? Read it. Who cares if you’re taken with frills and swarovski crystals or plastic imitations. This is good to honest practical information that isn’t caught up in the glitz and glam. This is also information that extends through the whole, ‘have a wedding’ thing, to the much more significant, ‘have a marriage’. It’s sound and very funny.

Sad to admit, but this time the boys have done it best.

Everything a BLOKE needs to know about MARRIAGE – Peter Downey

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