Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Today, I went for a walk around The Rocks. It was the area first established by the English after they invaded in 1788.
It was a place of skullduggery, cut-throatery, ill-manners and general bad-end-of-townness from then until the 1970s. Then it got gentrified & made polite. Nowadays, it is the place all tourists go to see convict-cut sandstone buildings, and olde timey things.
And walk over the Harbour Bridge.
(And go on ghost tours. If you are lucky enough, your Ghost Host will be my friend JenVu.)
I have had many jobs in The Rocks. I drove hansom cabs there in the early 1980s, wearing a top hat and a tail coat.
(That's not me, but you get the idea)
When the magnificent Maritime Services Board building was being coverted into the Museum of Contemporary Art in 1990, I worked in the memberships programme. After it opened in 1991, I worked on events.
Here is Jeff Koon's Puppy. Love it.
I worked at the bookstore in The Rocks from 1999 to whenever. You may remember my encounter with nudes there.
And here is another workplace of mine. It is said that Australia has the perfect Opera House. The outside is in Sydney, the inside is in Melbourne and the parking is in Adelaide. Having worked in all those Houses (plus Perth's wonderful Her Majesty's, and Brisbane's QPAC) I can concur. Still, there is nothing like walking 'round from Circular Quay towards the House, looking up at Jorn Utzon's glorious sails, and thinking - I work there.
(*Hansom cab and MCA photos not mine)
Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I had a wonderful birthday season - ten days of attention being paid to ME. I must be wonderful, wouldn't you say? It was all summed up in the card I got from Pookie, who wished me
"A big happy wonderful playful romantic loving fun-filled joyful dirty disgusting smelly rosy farty healthy positive poofy bowel-regularity smiley silly sexy flatulent provocative challenging rewarding smutty fluffy propelled stimulating resourceful stinky sweary hilarious soleful soulful somnambulent birthday"
... and I did.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
It's a rainy autumn morning here in Sydney. The Harbour is shrouded, the coffee is hot, and I'm in my pyjamas. And two hundred posts ago, I ventured a toe into the blogosphere, and found you all. Aaaawww. Now bring me some petit fours and rub my feet.
(Happy birthdays to Big K, Fynn9 and Nicemu the Mad Greek)
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Oskar was a dog among dogs, an individual, distinctive, attentive, clever, loving animal.
Furry comes to us from a rescue shelter, too. He is a dog of a different stripe. Initially unsure of his place, fearful that he wouldn't be fed, wanting to be part of the pack, but unable to meet our eyes. Now, thanks to the loving home he inhabits, he's a feisty, humorous, hairy firecracker. He loves the beach, and hangin' with his gang. He has many admirers, and is trying hard to figure out going to the cafe. You'd like him. And he would like to sit on your lap.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
So there were some motherfucking snakes on a motherfucking Qantas plane. Four Stimson's pythons. They couldn't be found. So Qantas decided to fumigate the plane. To kill the pythons. Which are non-venomous. Poo on Qantas. A Qantas spokesman said they established that "the species was not threatened or endangered". Wouldn't you say that those particular four reptiles were both? Read all about it.