Monday, June 30, 2008

Southland Tales???

What the?!
That's the best review I can come up with. It's by the guy who make Donnie Darko, Richard Kelly. Now, I liked Donnie Darko, however, this movie is beyond confusing. Take the confusing factor of Donnie Darko, multiply by 500, imagine an alternate reality of present day where we are in WW3 and the government monitors everything the citizens do, and there is an underground neo-marxist movement. Now that you understand the simple part, stop trying to understand anything else. The rest makes very little sense. The characters do odd things, and the story goes places you can't predict, and even when the plot developments are revealed, they still make no sense. Their motivations are unclear and there is no resolution. The resolution that does happen, once again, makes no sense. Just expect no sense. At the end, you'll still have no idea what happened.

Here are some reviews:

If Mulholland Drive had a prettier, younger, and developmentally-challenged sister, it would be Southland Tales.

An incomprehensible, self-indulgent mess of post-apocalyptic anxiety and political paranoia, a confusion of half-baked social critiques, pop-culture references, sci-fi whimsicalities, and anti-corporate satire straining for significance.


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

On My Way

Hey fellow bloggers!
I have a new song up on Triple J unearthed!
I'd love for you to jump on and rate the tune. So here's the site if you wanna check it out here
It's called "On My Way"
Yes yes yes... this is shameless self promotion...

Sunday, June 22, 2008


I finally got around to seeing "Once" last night. It's the most incredible film! There isn't a huge amount that happens in terms of events, it's more of a character development story. And 60% of the movie is sung. It's not a musical per se. It's about 2 musicians and the music they create together. It's some of the most beautiful music I've ever heard in my life. What talented people they are!

I bought the soundtrack to the film this morning. I can't get enough. And I watched the film again with my family this afternoon. They all really liked it too. If you haven't seen it, go and hire it. That's an order.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New Job!

I have a new job! Yay! I'm now working in Student Services at Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School. That's where Dad teaches. They needed some extra help so I got a job. Lots of fun! The people there are really great and I get some dosh. Whoo!!! Yeah, good job. I've been working much more than expected too. The lady I was working with has been sick, so I'm doing all her shifts. It's going well really so far.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Birthday!

It's my Mum's 50th today! Yay! Happy birthday Mum! I love you heaps and appreciate you always!

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Remember to sign this!

Quick Summary:

Pledge of support
Reducing child mortality and improving maternal health are two of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In Southeast Asia and the Pacific, 16 of the 22 developing countries in the region are NOT on track to achieve Goal 4, a two-thirds reduction in child mortality. Seven countries are NOT on track to achieve Goal 5, reduce maternal mortality by three-quarters.

I support:
1. Increasing aid for basic and reproductive health in Australia's aid program by $400 million, to $1000 million by 2010-11.
2. Improving coordination of international assistance to the region.
3. Resolving major impediments to better health in the region.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Mind, Body, Spirit

On Sunday I headed off to the Mind, Body, Spirit festival with my Mum. Lots of interesting stuff around. I even got my some fisherman pants for $5! Whoo!!! And some super hot chilli sauce. Yummo!

While I don't buy into most of the stuff they had around (and some of it was really out there!) it's interesting to see what is around. In a culture where the new age line of thinking is increasingly popular, I think it's important to be well informed on all the options available to people. If we live in a multi-faith society, shouldn't we know what other faiths/belief systems are out there? I want to be able to engage people in dialogue about spiritual things and if I have no idea where they're coming from, how can I do that? So this was an attempt to understand more of what schools of thought are out there and what kinds of things people believe in. Very interesting.
Did anyone else go?

Thursday, June 05, 2008

TEAR Gifts & Uni

I sent this around as an email last week, but thought I'd put it on my blog for those I didn't email in case you're interested.

I had an idea. I'm sure most people are aware of TEAR's useful gifts catalogue. If not, check it out here:
I was wanting to get something/lots of things off it just because it seems like a good thing to do. No reason. So, if you are interested in being a part of it, let me know! We'll all pool our money together and get a whole lot of stuff from the catalogue to help those less fortunate who don't have the means to help themselves. Put in whatever you can, and together I think we can get lots of money and help a lot of people and communities!

So I'm planning on buying stuff on Saturday. If you want to be a part of it you'll need to let me know asap. Those of you who want to give me money please do so asap, and those of you who were going to buy stuff yourself off the site with your credit card please feel free to do so and let me know what you got so I can collate the 'results' and share them with everyone. Thanks!

On another note:
I FINISHED MY UNI DEGREE!!! Yesterday was my very last day of classes and I handed in my last assignment! It's such a great feeling! Whoo!!!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Amy's Visit

A couple of weeks Amy came over to visit from Tassie. I've been slack in getting the photos up, but fear no more! Here they are! We had so much fun! Lots of shopping, hanging out in cool places, and one night we headed into the city and stayed in a hotel. Lots of fun! I miss Amy heaps and it was so awesome to see her again! Marty features heavily in all our photos. Marty is my lovely moose who travels around with me. He lives in my car so he can come on all my fun adventures! He comes everywhere Amy & I go!

I think this is us giggling in our hotel room

Having a beer with Marty

Awesome new gloves we bought at the vic markets! So comfy and warm!

This is Bram, Leonie's son. We caught up for a coffee with them. Lots of fun! Isn't he a cutie?

Eating Lord of the Fries. Yummy! If you haven't tried LOTF you just have to! There are only 2 shops in the city right near flinders st station. Most amazing food ever!

Marty having a soy chai latte. Mmmm....

Our standard Zoolander pose!


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