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born into a light [Apr. 13th, 2009|02:02 pm]
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i always go back to cape schanck in the end.Collapse )
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more than your eyes can see and your ears can hear [Oct. 12th, 2008|09:13 pm]
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on the beachCollapse )
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and that'd be heaven. [Aug. 13th, 2008|05:04 pm]
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i saw noise on the weekend with the olds and it has been buzzing around my head ever since. it was just phenomenal; really great.

if you haven't seen it, and you can, i can't recommend it enough.

anybody else caught this film?
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sing into my mouth [Aug. 13th, 2008|08:31 am]
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i got a face full of sun as i was driving around the lake this morning and it was the greatest thing in weeks.
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wait for love (you know you will) [Aug. 12th, 2008|11:48 pm]
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this entry comes first by hand, scrawled by fingers that sting in the cold. platform one, glenhuntly station. i'll be meeting belinda and jared for vietnamese and then an all-out, alcoholic AU vs NZ showdown at Der Raum. last time jared was here, i didn't even drink. it is more than six years since we've caught up in the flesh; long before we commenced our respective adventures and they ground uncannily to a halt within months of each other. we have an awful lot in common, jared and i.


winter is punishing, now. i remember, as a child, filling the mower with two-stroke fuel by mistake. dad cursed and the poor machine struggled badly for the rest of the afternoon, coughing out clouds of blue smoke and putt-putting away unevenly. winter is my two-stroke and i will not miss it when it's over.


i took my regular sabbatical at Lambs Go Bar on friday night. the crowd of usuals has been increasing incrementally in recent times and lifting the quality of evening with it. mike and b finally presented me with the birthday present that had hitherto assumed an almost mythical significance. that turned to be warranted, in fact, because it was a stunning gift. bonnie purchased a very impressive glass decanter and had it engraved,

now even on your own
you won't be drinking alone

- mikey & b

it was really something. as soon as i got it home, i tipped my entire bottle of Maker's into it (in a mildly intoxicated state). in less than a week, i've had cause to use it several times and on each occasion i've raised my glass to my friends and thought, "cheers."


dinner was great fun; vietnamese became thai at the last minute, but Der Raum proceeded as planned. after a hefty few rounds with me at the controls, we stumbled out and towards belinda's car. in her sober state she very kindly drove me back and i plied jared with his last few drinks for the evening at my messy little flat. they left together a few moments ago. i toast them both.

as we sipped absinthe at Der Raum, jared made a rather profound declaration :

if someone is vomitting in your bathroom and there is a naked girl in your bed, pay attention to her.

amen. thanks for the visit, man.
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on my way to work.
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in the deepest ocean [Jun. 29th, 2008|06:47 pm]
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i'm writing from the farm. i'm on potato duty, as usual. i'm a potato practitioner; nobody here understands the science of cooking chips quite like i do. it's alright. everybody has a talent. mine happens to be spuds.

the weekend has been reasonable. i had a rolling start on friday night; home early enough to get out of my suit and into civvies before drinks with the clerks. i'm the only lawyer that joins in and i find that hard to fathom. they're all perfectly lovely and great company.

caught up with mike, bonnie, dan and george (aka "doctor love") later on at Lambsgo. friday nights there have become an organic conclusion to the end of a working week.

saturday morning was unexpectedly daunting. i awoke abruptly in a terrible funk at 10am. i attribute that in part to the bad dreams i know i must have been having (know what it's like when you can feel the residue of a bad dream and yet remember nothing of its contents?) and in part to the overhang of alcohol from the night before. the solution involved two epic naps, a big bowl of tortilla soup (hello, leftovers) and successive episodes of Flight of the Conchords.

i settled a little homework and headed out to LGB for round two with nick. mike met us on punt road and we made the Long Walk to the Pub together. in that warm, welcoming place, we put away two bowls of fries (+ mayo + sour cream), smoked some clove cigarettes, worked our way up the 101 list and considered that things in our lives aren't so bad. a great night.

today, i've been with my family. i arrived shortly before lunchtime and over the course of the afternoon, i've chopped wood, given my dad a thrashing at table tennis, brewed a little beer and prepared the 'taters.

i think they're just about ready.
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can't you hear me knocking? [Nov. 4th, 2007|12:19 pm]
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gleeCollapse )
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(no subject) [Jul. 23rd, 2007|10:16 pm]
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drinks and good timesCollapse )
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(no subject) [Jul. 15th, 2007|01:06 pm]
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27!Collapse )
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