Saturday, July 30, 2005

Open Mic Night

Ingi & I are playing again at an open mic night this Monday! So if you'd like to come and hear us play, or if you think we suck and would like to either laugh at us or support us anyway, then come along!

This Monday August 1st
Wesley Anne
250 High St

Hope you see heaps of people there!

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Friday, July 29, 2005

It's on!

Well the war has begun...
Luke (my little bro) and I are engaged in a psychological battle of wits! He likes to sneak up on me and scare the living daylights (how does daylight live anyway?) out of me! It's one of his favourite past times. Well I'm sick of it. So i'm fighting back! He did it two nights ago and I thought, "That's it! I'm getting him back!" So I glomped him in the middle of the night. Oh yeah! For those of you unaware, 'glomping' is an over enthusiastic crash tackle hug. So then he stole all my turtles (well he tried to, he missed like 5 of them). I love turtles you see and I have about 12 or 13 of them in my room. Then I froze his keys in a cup of water. Then he hid my keys in the fruit bowl (LAME)! And now I've done something else to him which I'll tell you about after he finds it. I don't want to write it here in case he reads this before he sees it.
IT'S ON!!!!

Haha! He found it! I remade his bed the other way around so his pillows were up the foot end of his bed

Thursday, July 28, 2005


I wonder what kind of impact we leave on our world. I want to have a positive one that helps shape the lives of others in whatever way I can. I don't want to miss out on any opportunities that are provided for me to have an impact on this world and on the individual lives of others. I wonder how many opportunities I have squandered by being so preoccupied with myself that I just can't see them. I have such a heart to do some good in this world. It can be overwhelming thinking that I am just one person, but I know that I can have an impact. Perhaps not one that causes me to be famous, but that's not necessarily what I want. In fact, I think fame would suck! But I do want to be the kind of person that those who I come into contact with remember me as someone who mattered and had a positive impact.

To check out a wonderful piece of writing (kind of related to this topic) by my very talented brother read this

Tassie Adventures

Here are some more photos of my time in Tassie. This is Jacob during our psycho hike through the walls of jersulam national park.

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And here is Geri & I at the recpetion of Claire and Brenton's wedding.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Wicked Wings!

Naomi and I have a food! Most people have a song or a place or something. We have a food! We've never eaten KFC's wicked wings without the other one being there. It's kinda weird really. Here is us eating wicked wings!

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And here is a gorgeous double rainbow I saw yesterday.

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Freaky Dream!

I had such a scarey dream last night. I dreamt that my friends Anna and Rob died overnight from food poisoning. It was just so horrible! I was devastated! I spoke to Rob on the phone, then went out with some other friends in some strange place I've never seen before that was inside and outside at the same time. Very odd. Then I woke up while people were setting up for their funeral. I hate waking up and feeling really freaked out by dreams. Even though I know they're not real I get really affected by them.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Only Girl? Huh?

Dboy's wife pointed out to me yesterday (until then I had remained oblivious to this fact) that I am the only girl who visits (or at least posts on) Dboy's site! What's up with that?! I don't think I'm particularly blokey, but I seem to be the only girl (or one of very few) on quite a lot of sites I visit regularly. Will someone kindly inform me as to why that may be?


Well I can finally send photos from my phone to my email account so I can start posting more photos! WOOT! Here is one I took at the wedding I went to down in Tassie. Here is Claire and Brenton as brand newlyweds! Awwww....

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Biz Has A Blog!

As you can see in the title Biz has finally got herself a blog! How exciting! Biz is a friend of mine from Tassie if you're thinking 'Uh, is Biz some sort of new fancy cola?'. So to check out the exciting world of biz have a look here:


Here's a pic of us in January in Poatina. I'm a bit sunburnt... Hmm.. red face... attractive...

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Saturday, July 23, 2005

Mal Webb

Last night I went to some place on High St in Northcote. I have no idea what it's called, but I went there anyway. There was this guy performing there called Mal Webb. He was absolutely astounding! I have never seen someone who impressed me more with their musicality. This wasn't just some guy who played and sang, he was a real musician, a real musicologist. He knew everything there was to know about musical theory and all the physics behind it. It was incredible! Half the stuff he did wasn't even songs, but rather just demonstrating something of what you can do wtih music. He played 6 instruments while I was there, and I'm sure he plays about a thousand others. And he was really really good at all of them! He was really good at interacting with the audience too, he did a lot of talking and explaining. He was really entertianing as well as informative. He has this pedal thing which could record a sound and just loop it over and over again. So he'd record something, then record something else over that and so on until he had something that had about 17 different tracks of just him doing various things with his voice, then he'd sometimes play an instrument over the top of it or something. He'd sing 4 or 5 part harmonies with himself. It was astounding! That man could do almost anything with his voice! I can't believe some of the sounds he got to come out of his mouth. He didn't have the most amazing sounding voice, but he had so much control over it, he could do almost anything!

I recommend everyone get along to see him if you can. It's something quite different, but really really great! Click here to see his web site:

Mal Webb

Also an update on my puppy. She seems to be ok, but she's still very sore and bruised. She won't let anyone pick her up coz I think her tummy hurts, and she's doing everything very slowly. She's being careful, but she seems ok. Thank You God!

Thursday, July 21, 2005


I've had a rather traumatic evening! I went over to Kathryn's with Maggie (my doggy) to go for a walk as I do most nights. We were about 1/4 of the way through our walk and a cat ran across the road. And my dog - being a silly dog with no foresight - chased after it across the road. Well a car was coming. Thankfully it was right near a round-a-bout and the car was slowing down, and they slammed on the brakes, but they did hit her. She wasn't run over by any tyres but she was hit by the car itself. I was soooooooooo freaked out! I screamed at her as she ran but she was focused on the cat and I ran after her. She rolled across the road a little bit and was really scared. I tried to pick her up but she was yelping. Then she let me pick her up after a little bit. I tried pressing all over her body and she didn't seem to be in any real pain, just a bit bruised and in lots of shock. She has been really sedate and freaked out all night. I carried her home and she seems to be ok apart from being in shock. I might take her to the vet to get her checked out just in case. She can walk ok, but I'm still worried about her. It was so scarey to watch her get hit! I love my dog and I would be so shattered if anything ever happened to her! I love my puppy!

Here's a photo of my puppy (complete with freaky green eyes)!

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This is awesome! You gotta see it!



By the way, I thought I'd clarify some stuff from the other day. My mum read my blog and misinterpreted what I meant, so I thought I'd clarify it for everyone in case it wasn't clear.

It seems that it may have sounded like I felt I couldn't be myself around people. That's not what I mean. I mean that I don't always represent myself to others the way I mean to. Not out of lack of trying, but because I cannot always see myself objectively. I see my motivation, but others only see my behaviour, which means that we may not always have the same understanding of my behaviour. I want others to see who I really am, not just my character flaws that get in the way of me being all who I can be. I feel like sometimes there are things that get in the way of me reaching my potential, and I want to work on getting those out of the way so that I can reach my potential.

Hope that's a little clearer.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Me in all my weirdness!

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Another Step Closer!

Well I got all my enrollment stuff for college yesterday! I filled it all in today and I'm so excited! The subjects I'll be doing are all compulsary first year ones. The 5 subjects I'm doing are:

Biblical Survey B
Intro to Hermenuetics
Church History Survery
Christian Living Seminar II
Intro to Psychology and Councilling

I'm really excited about the last 2 subjects, but I have no doubt they'll all be fantastic. I'm sure there will be things I'm not so excited about, but it will all be helpful to know and I'll enjoy knowing it, even if I don't always enjoy learning it. I'm not the biggest fan of Hermeneuitcs, but it will still be good to do. For every 3 hour class (which they all are) I'm supposed to do 6 hours outside of class, so I think it's going to be pretty full on. That's 15 contact hours a week, but another 30 on top of that study. Whoa!

Only 12 days to go until I start college! YAY!

Liquid City

I just drank half a litre of orange juice. That's a lot of juice all at once. Now my tummy's all gluggy...

Tuesday, July 19, 2005


Thanks guys. I appreciate the encouragement from everyone. I don't always feel squashed, I think yesterday was a squashed feeling day. I think I'm just in limbo at the moment. I'm waiting to start bible college in a couple of weeks, and feeling a bit in between things. I guess I just have too much time on my hands at the moment, feeling a bit lost and yeah, just in between things.

But I really excited about going to bible college. I can't wait to get back into some study and learn heaps more. I'm really looking forward to being intellectually stimulated, and to being personally challenged. I got my enrollment stuff in the mail today which I'm really excited about! I get to do all that form filling in stuff now, and look into getting textbooks and all that 'school' stuff you have to do before commencing a course. I can't wait to go staionary shopping!

Monday, July 18, 2005

Public Perception

Do you ever feel like you're not communicating yourself properly? Sometimes I feel like I am just so much more than people know. I know that's true of everyone, but some days I feel it more than other days. There is so much I want to do, and so much I want to be. There are so many dreams I have. But converting that into reality is a rather difficult task at times. I want to show people my potential and what is in my heart. I'm sick of living a half existance where what people see (not all the time, but too much of the time in my opinion) is pretense or a mask or something. Why are we so afraid to just let go and live life? It's not like we get multiple tries at it. I get sick of having to ask myself the same questions all the time. I just want to be able to sit back and breathe. I want to choose what I want in life and how I behave. I don't want to let circumstance and emotion drive me. This is something I have been consciously working on over the last few years, being the person I really want to be, not just who it's easy to be. But it's still so easy to be lazy with how I live. I do things I don't want to do, and I don't do things I want to do. I can relate to Paul in the bible when he says 'The good I want to do, that I don't do. But the bad I don't want to do, that I keep on doing.'. I feel frustrated and slightly trapped today.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Blog Links

If any regular visitors to my site that aren't already linked would like me to link to their site from here on my side bar, feel free to let me know and I'll put you up there. Wow. That was quite a long sentence.

Just to cheer you up!

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Saturday, July 16, 2005

The Way You Look Tonight

Isn't this the sweetest song? I absolutely adore it. *sigh* I want someone who will sing to me... I have been listening to the Michael Buble verison of it and I just love it! *over dramatic sigh*

someday when i'm awfully low
when the world is cold
i will feel a glow just thinking of you
and the way you look tonight

yes you're lovely
with your smile so long
and your cheeks so soft
there is nothing for me but to love you
and the way you look tonight

with each word your tenderness grows
tearing my fear apart
and that laugh wrinkles your nose
touches my foolish heart
lovely never never change
keep that breathless charm
won't you please arrange it
cause i love you
just the way you look tonight

and that laugh that wrinkles your nose
it touches my foolish heart
lovely don't you ever change
keep that breathless charm
won't you please arrange it
cause i love you
just the way you look tonight

just the way you look tonight

Friday, July 15, 2005

(No offense to my American readers, I just thought this was hilarious!)

Chuck Fullmer, 38, yesterday became the first American to get to grips with the concept of sarcasm. "It was weird" Fullmer said. "I was in London and like, talking to this guy and it was raining and he pulled a face and said, "Great weather eh?" and I thought - "Wait a minute, no way is it great weather".

Fullmer then realised that the other man's 'mistake' was in fact deliberate.

Fullmer, who is 39 next month and married with two children, aged 8 and 3, plans to use sarcasm himself in future. "I'm, like, using it all the time" he said. "Last weekend I was grilling steaks and I burned them and I said "Hey, great weather."

Thursday, July 14, 2005

I'm so excited! I have been officially accepted into Kingsley College! I start on August 1st, that's in 2 and a half weeks. I'm really looking forward to studying again. I really enjoy learning and all (well, almost all) that comes with being a student. This is the course I'll be doing if you're interested in taking a look at it:


Wednesday, July 13, 2005

More on my holidaying

Well where do I start on what I got up to? First of all I went down primarily for a wedding. 2 friends of mine, Claire and Brenton, tied the knot on June 25th. It was such a beautiful wedding! I played the piano and sang at the service itself, then sang at the reception with another friend of mine Dan. That went really well! I had such a good day that day. It was an incredible day, beautiful weather, lots of fun and just an all around good time. I have some photos on my phone which I'm trying to email to myself, but as yet I can't get them to work, so hopefully I can post some photos soon.

So after the wedding I did some travelling around. I went up to north west coast where I stayed with Bowen and Josh in Wynyard. Then Josh and I went to Devonport for a night and stayed with Amy. Then we went down south, I dropped him off in Campbell Town (where his parents live) and I continued down to Hobart to stay with Chris. It was cool seeing her again, we went to the salmanca markets which was awesome! I love the markets! Bought some cool stuff. Then back to Poatina for c4 graduation and to hang out with the Poatinans again. Was heaps good catching up with all the guys there again. Then I went to Launceston for about 4 days to stay with Jacob. We just hung out and went on a 7 hour hike on the Tuesday (needless to say after that I wasn't in much of a position to do anything!) which was great, but so tiring. I shouldn't do silly things like that without proper research first. I was way too unfit to do it! I could hardly walk for 3 days. But it was gorgeous! It was through the Walls of Jerusalem National Park. From there I went back to Poatina to see people again. With Foundations and Trainers Traning on, everyone (well, almost everyone from Fusion) from all over the country was down, so it was really awesome to catch up with all those guys again. Then I went back up the coast to Devonport to see Amy before I caught the boat on Monday night.

I arrived back home very early yesterday (Tuesday). I'm very glad to be home. It was fantastic being down in Tassie again and getting to see those I don't see so often anymore, but I'm very glad to be home.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Make Poverty History

I really support this campaign. One of the best causes around! Hence the new ribbon on the top right hand corner of this page.

Back in the office

Office is obviously code for Melbourne. OBVIOUSLY! Well I am back!! The boat docked in at 6:40am this morning and I was home by 7:30am. Had some brekkie and was back in bed by 8am. When I say 'back' in bed, I mean went to bed for the first time. Stupid crusie seats on the boat. Have I mentioned how much I hate the boat? Yeah, lots of fun travel sickness to be had! Despite the method of transport I am very glad to be back in Melbourne. I had a really fantastic time over in Tassie, but I was ready to come home. I miss my own bed!

I had a fantastic time for the almost 3 weeks I was there. It was so great getting to catch up with all of my friends down there. I missed you all heaps! I did so much travlling it's not funny! I did about 2070km while I was there. So much travelling! I actually really like driving though, so it was ok. But wow did I spend a lot of money on petrol! It was really nice to have a holiday in Tassie. I've never done that before. I lived there for 2 years, but I never had holidays there. I always came back to Melbourne for my holidays, so it was really nice to be there and not have a work schedule. I enjoyed just being able to do things at my own pace and travel around how I wanted to. Tassie is a very beautiful place. I don't want to live there again, but it's nice to holiday in.

I hope you didn't miss me too much! I tried to blog when I could, but had limited net access. The song blogging phase is over. I was having lots of trouble coming up with songs that accurately reflected my life at any given time. I thought it sounded like a good concept, but it was difficult to maintain!

Well that's it from me. I'll blog more about my holiday later. Right now I might go back to bed. I'm rather tired from not having slept much at all last night.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Song For The Asking

Here is my song for the asking
Ask me and I will play
So sweetly, I'll make you smile

This is my tune for the taking
Take it, don't turn away
I've been waiting all my life

Thinking it over, I've been sad
Thinking it over, I'd be more than glad
To change my ways for the asking

Ask me and I will play
All the love that I hold inside

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

500 Miles

(This song is because I went on a 7 hour hike today, and I am so sore I can hardly walk. Silly idea I know! I thought it was going to be more like a cross country trek, but it was a mountainous hike. Oops. I should so some more research before I do silly things like that.)

But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

Monday, July 04, 2005

3 x 5

I'm writing you to
catch you up on places I've been
You held this letter
probably got excited, but there's nothing else inside it
didn't have a camera by my side this time
hoping I would see the world through both my eyes
maybe I will tell you all about it when I'm
in the mood to lose my way with words
TODAY skies are painted colors of a cowboy cliche'
And strange how clouds that look like mountains in the sky
are next to mountains anyway
Didn't have a camera by my side this time
Hoping I would see the world through both my eyes
Maybe I will tell you all about it when I'm
in the mood to lose my way
but let me say
You should have seen that sunrise with your own eyes
it brought me back to life
You'll be with me next time I go outside
NO more 3x5's
I Guess you had to be there
I Guess you had to be with me
Today I finally overcame
tryin' to fit the world inside a picture frame
Maybe I will tell you all about it when I'm in the mood to
lose my way but let me say
You should have seen that sunrise with your own eyes
it brought me back to life
You'll be with me next time I go outside
no more 3x5's
just no more 3x5's


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