Day 25

Happy Australia Day! I celebrated with a barbeque at Pat’s house, complete with lamb, pavlova and lamingtons.  It kind of rocked.  Before the festivities started I tried to get a few pics of Kelly, but she was so excited to see a new face she just wouldn’t stay still.  When she wasn’t headbutting the lens, she was trying to dive into the esky:

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I then set my sights on Pat and tried to get a few candid shots.  Didn’t really pan out though, I just caught him unbuttoning his shirt, hahaha.  (Shuddup, it was a very hot day.)

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After that he decided to photograph me, to “get even” or something.  Clearly I feel completely at ease in front of a camera.

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January 27, 2009. Tags: , , , . Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Day 24

img_0894Today was a day of epic storms. 

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Apparently the people across the lake thought it made for prime swimming conditions though.  Yeah, something about lightning and a large body of water must have sounded magical. 

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We got so much rain it filled a pot with water in the space of like, an hour.

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The rain made the water all nice and warm, so this swan came floating past by house all chilled out…

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Well it was chilled out until Indy came barelling down the hill to bark at it.

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What can I say?  Another day in paradise.

January 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Day 23

So after our night touring Southbank, I woke up and realised I’d matched my t-shirt to the wallpaper.  Most people wouldn’t notice this, to me this prompted a photo shoot?

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This is what I look like in the fifteen minutes after waking.

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When I got home I found Jazz committing a pretty major crime.  Not only did she have a bone inside the house, she had it on a bed and – wait for it – was trying to bury it in the mattress!  The dogs hate the camera so I pointed it at her as some kind of punishment.  It didn’t work.

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I then noticed that the people across the lake still have their outdoor Christmas lights on.   It’s almost Australia Day!

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Yeah, I need a tripod.  I took this shot and was like, “OMG, accidental bokeh!”

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On closer inspection it was just accidental fail.

January 25, 2009. Tags: , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Day 22

I spent the night in Brisbane.  I pretty much just went to Borders and then had dinner at a pub type thing in Southbank, but it was good.  Books and steak, that’s really all it takes to make me happy.

Here is the front of the Treasury Casino.  It would have been way more interesting if Pat stood in between the giant balls as instructed,  but he didn’t want to be part of my vulgarity.

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 I remember when I was a little kid and they first built these trellises.  It’s cool now that the vines have grown over them, very funky!  I wanted to snap pics of the lagoon, as it was completely packed despite it being about 9.30pm.  But it was full of kids and you know how parents feel about people snapping their kids in speedos…

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Ch-ch-check out the ferris wheel!  I know that basically every city in the world is trying to do the London Eye thing, but whatever, it’s big and cool.  I was too chicken to go on it, so I basically ran laps around the thing taking photos from all different angles…  Totally normal, yes?

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Now the other side!

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Yeah, I’m pretty sure I looked like a massive hillbilly as I marvelled at the ferris wheel.

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I don’t want to be hating on my state’s capital, but Brisbane is sooooooo much prettier at night.  You can’t see all the beige.

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It was an obscenely hot and muggy night, but being by the river was so refreshing.  We kind of meandered through the parklands, taking in the scenery…

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I couldn’t help but feel like I was in that completely inaccurate and annoying Brisbane ad.  The one that shows Miranda Kerr swimming with dolphins in the Brisbane River…  I think the use of “Save Tonight” is the only redeeming quality of that ad.

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I’ve always wondered what happens when tourists show up and realise the Brisbane River contains neither Miranda Kerr nor dolphins.

January 25, 2009. Tags: , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Day 21

When life gives you lemons…

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Make really delicious and meaty hamburgers!

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Or something like that.

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Day 20

My desk is a mess right now.

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Kinda like my life, actually.

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Day 19

So my best friend bought me a totally bad ass elephant for Christmas.

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It’s an awesome present because I went to Bali when I was 15 and bought her a collection of miniature stone elephants.  Plus, as anyone who has seen The Castle knows, an elephant with its trunk up is totally good luck.

January 25, 2009. Tags: . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Day 18

So this is the park across the lake from me (it’s a very small park):

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This is the outdoor vent of the air conditioner that stops me from killing myself during February:

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This is a very lonely chew toy:

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Indy treasures his chew toys, Jazz destroys them.  And when she’s done with hers, she moves on to his.  She’ll usually chew off the face or a leg when Indy has annoyed her, but she refrains from destroying it completely.  Apparently she’s not that heartless.

This is a bleeding heart:

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They don’t really look pretty until you see them up close.  I used to obsessed with their curling tendrils.

January 19, 2009. Tags: , , , . Uncategorized. 2 comments.

Day 17

I figured I should post some legitimitely gloomy imagery so that people don’t think the weather is perfect here 24/7.

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Apparently the gloominess wasn’t enough to deter some very keen iron man wannabes though!

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And yes I did feel like a huge pervert taking that shot.  Thanks for asking!

January 19, 2009. Tags: , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Day 16

This is what happens when you don’t make an effort.

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Yeah, uber thick minestrone is not the sexiest subject.  Especially when it’s shot late in the evening with no natural light.

January 17, 2009. Tags: , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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