Here is my, Home life

Here is my grass

This is the nature strip outside my house. I leave it alone apart from organising to get it mowed every so often. All it gets is (comparatively rare) rain water. It's lush and green. I don't know why. This is my front lawn. It gets some greywater, and a regular mowing, but is otherwise left alone. It's a little grizzled, but surviving okay. One patch has a fresh growth of new grass. And

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Literary meme

I was tagged for a literary meme. 1. One book that changed your life I'm struggling a bit to think of anything, but if I had to nominate something, I'd probably say Ben Elton's Gridlock. It's not an earthshattering philosophical work, but I think it (subconsciously) triggered a lot of my thinking about issues I'm now actively involved in campaigning on. (Where I talked about it previously)

Here is my

Here are my desks

Today I'm working from home. Here is my (still relatively tidy from Saturday's pre-party cleanup) home office. With the new flat screens 'n' everything. You see the stool at the far left? That's got most of the bits of paper on it that were formerly cluttering up the desk. I'll get through those and sort them out properly... soon... I'm working from home because I was waiting for the was

Food'n'drink, Here is my

Here is my stove… and my dinner

It's just about dinner time. I've been attempting (for the first time) to cook a beef stew, a meal designed and built around the half-a-bottle of red wine I had left over from Friday. It's been slowly cooking for about six hours or so, and I'm getting very hungry. Here's what my (ancient) stove looks like: Update 9:30pm. Oh man, that was de-smeggin'-licious. The mushrooms in particular

Memes rule, pass it on, music

Music meme

Tagged by Rae: Seven songs I am listening to right now and a lyric or two that sounds good New Mistake, by Jellyfish -- I have no idea what this song is about, but I like it. Got hooked on this band after seeing the music video for it (which is just as confusing) on Rage, years ago. As a marketing tool, sometimes music videos work. So Father Mason, clutching his crucifix Baptised the baby i

Here is my, Home life, Retrospectives

Here is my childhood home

We lived in a number of places when I was growing up, but this block of flats at 62 Hotham Street, East St Kilda, was where we were the longest -- seven years, for me from the age of about 4 to 11, covering most of primary school. The place doesn't seem to have changed much at all since we lived there, except that it has shrunk -- the various kids of the block (and surrounds) used to have

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Just another meme

Okay I got tagged by Kathy. What were you doing 10 years ago? Working in St Kilda Road, dealing with a toddler at home, preparing for a trip to the USA. I was on crutches for some of January 1996. What were you doing 1 year ago? Much the same as I'm doing now, except in a crappier house. Five snacks you enjoy: Chocolate, chocolate, fresh bread and butter, chips, chocolate. Fiv

Clothes, Here is my

Here are my shoes

Here are my shoes (well, most of them)... I hate buying shoes. There are few activities I hate more. It might be because I've had a very hit-and-miss history when buying. Roughly in order of purchase: MISS -- ancient brown semi-casual shoes [1]. Subject to endless gags from lovely girlfriend (aka fashion consultant) and just about everybody else. Comfortable, if nothing else. HIT -- t