Sunday, June 28, 2009

Final 10

I've finally narrowed down my Top 10 for Triple J's Hottest 100. Here it is:

The beach boys - God only knows
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Glen Hansard - Falling Slowly
Crowded House - Better be home soon
Phil Colins - Against all odds
Elton John - Your song
The Whitlams - Buy Now Pay Later
George - Special Ones
Sting - Fields of Gold

Friday, June 26, 2009


A true loss to our collective psyche. RIP MJ. Regardless of his controversial life, he was a true musical genius. Another sad loss in Farrah Fawcett. A tragic battle finally lost. Both gave huge contributions to pop culture as we know it. Will leave a huge hole. Controversy and all.

Man in the mirror is my favourite Michael Jackson song. What's yours?

Friday, June 19, 2009


Wow I hear you saying.
A far cry from the Snuggie topics of late.
A little more serious than I have been tacking lately, but something I've been thinking about.
No I'm not dying. No I don't want to die. There is no hidden agenda here!
I just think it's a really contentious issue that needs to be talked about more.
I've been reading up on Dr Philip Nitschke and his campaigning for the legalisation of euthanasia.
Some thoughts:

First up I want to state that I fundamentally disagree with Dr Nitschke on the issue of euthanasia. I’m not here to bash him with words or say how bad he is. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

Let me premise this with my stance. My faith leads me to believe that all life is sacred and that no one has the right to take it away. I believe that God created life and no one has the right to decide when a life should end.

However, I realise that this is a contentious issue and there is a lot of grey area. I am not pretending that it is a black and white issue where no discussion should be entered into. I think it is an important dialogue to have, and Dr Nitschke has facilitated that over the years. It’s easy for me to sit back and say I disagree with euthanasia because I don’t know anyone who wants the option to decide when their life ends because of a terminal illness. I know that for those living with these decisions it is far more complicated.

There are endless factors that influence the thinking around this issue and we all need to have understanding and compassion when it comes to talking about euthanasia.

I believe Dr Nitschke is a good and compassionate man. While I disagree with the outcome of his thinking, I know that he is seeking to do the right thing and help people in dire situations. I know he just wants to help people and restore some of their dignity in their final choice. I applaud him for that.

I’m sure he gets an awful lot of opposition and hate mail from those who oppose euthanasia, but I wanted to say something positive about him from someone who disagrees. Within disagreement there is a vital place for open dialogue.

Seeing his interview with Andrew Denton (when it aired) really helped me understand his motivation and his heart for helping people who have no means to help themselves. That is an admirable quality.

I think we need an ongoing dialogue about euthanasia because it is an important issue that affects a lot of people.

Heavy I know, but thoughts?

Kathryn & Jenny came over in their fake $10 Snuggies! Oh yeah! Everyone on board the Snuggie train! Toot toot!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Best Day Ever!

Today our (Luke & my) Snuggies arrived! AND I got 2 new tattoos! Best day ever!
Snuggies are must as awesome as I predicted! I told you they were comfortable heaven! I do not regret my purchase one little bit.

And it's my Mum's birthday! Happy birthday Mum! I love you so much. You are a tremendous person and you inspire me constantly. I have so much respect for you. I am so grateful you're my mother and I appreciate you more than you will ever know. Your generous and giving spirit is always challenging me to be more selfless. I love you.

And my new tattoos! My foot tattoo definitely hurt! It wasn't unbearable, but it hurt. My foot hurt, but my finger was horrendously painful!!! Lucky it was so small!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

New Hottest 10

I've added and subtracted.
New thoughts?

The beach boys - God only knows
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
Leonard cohen - Hallelujah
Glen Hansard - Falling Slowly
U2 - With or without you
Crowded House - better be home soon
The beatles - yesterday
Phil Colins - against all odds
John Farhnam - You're the voice
Elton John - your song
Coldplay - warning sign
Josh Groban - Remember when it rained
The Whitlams - Buy Now Pay Later
George - Holiday
Something for Kate - Beautiful Sharks
Dashboard Confessional - Screaming Infidelities
Tim Minchin - Drowned
Sting - Fields of Gold

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hottest 100 of all Time

At the moment Triple J are running The Hottest 100 of all Time. You can only vote for 10 songs. HOW?!!
How I ask you can you only pick 10 songs from all time?!
I feel like it is too much of an important decision and what I choose will define me. I can't bring myself to vote yet!
This is a bit of a working list.
I know this is a very subjective topic, but, Suggestions?

God only knows - the beach boys
Paranoid ANdroid - Radiohead
Hallelujah - leonard cohen
Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard
With or without you - U2
Crowded House - better be home soon/fall at your feet
Indigo girls - power of two
The beatles - yesterday
Phil Colins - against all odds
John Farhnam - You're the voice
Elton John - your song
Coldplay - warning sign
Josh Groban - Remember when it rained
The Whitlams - Buy Now Pay Later
Holiday - George

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Blog Again

Ok, now I have an even newer template. I like this one.
This one stays.

Monday, June 08, 2009

New Blog

I have a new blog look. Thoughts?
I might still change it.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Evolution of Beauty

I'm sure most of you have seen this before, but if you haven't here it is. And if you have, it's worth watching again.

Monday, June 01, 2009


I get passionate about certain things. I'm sure those of you that know me can pick some of those topics. Justice is one. Another one is people who can't justify their 'opinions'.

I really enjoy having discussions with people about things we disagree about. It's not fighting, I'm not really up for that, but I enjoy a passionate debate. It's interesting to hear people's opinions and why they believe what they believe. It helps me to either cement or change my own ideas, and helps me to get to know the other person better.

However, what I can't stand, and get really angry about, is people who just spout rhetoric and can't support their ideas. People who have beliefs, but can't articulate why they believe it, really get to me. I don't mind people believing whatever they want to believe, that is everyone's prerogative, but what I can't stand is when they haven't thought it through and they can't explain it.

I have had a few discussions over the last few weeks where someone just spouts ideas and then is unable to engage in conversation about it. I find this so frustrating! I hate when you ask them a question and they just repeat the rhetoric they've absorbed and don't answer your questions.

You can tell when people own their ideas by whether they can discuss them.


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