Hey Georgie

An Easter Weekend (so far)

At work on Thursday…

Cookie: We came to visit you.
Me (Georgie): Aw, that’s very nice of you.
James (jpcs): We got you something.
Me: Oh. Thank you!
James: Whichever one is your favourite colour, I got you that one.
Me: My favourite colour is red.
Cookie: I told you her favourite colour is red.
James: Damn it.
Cookie: I got you the red one.
James: I got you the purple one because I see you wearing purple all the time.

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Yesterday was Good Friday, a public holiday. [...]

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Velociraptor, 2k14

So I wrote a review on Velociraptor’s latest single Ramona, and you know, reviews are kind of, possibly, maybe, probably biased… but the point is, I gotta spread word about this twenty-eight-to-forty-eight-limbed behemoth of an orchestra that is the almighty Velociraptor.

When I tell people I love this band with twelve members, the initial reaction I receive is usually a “wow” (not sure if that is a Doge-style much-wow kinda deal, or a legit wow) or a, “SRSBRO?” Other than the fact that the latter could be someone’s licence plates, it’s not ideal. You want it to be more than a Doge-style wow, and you want everyone to know that after a year of not touring in Sydney, or, for the most part, Australia — Velociraptor is the band to be seeing right now.

But seeing as people are always quick to judge, pictures gotta do the talking. While Velociraptor only had twenty-eight limbs last night when they played at Easy Tiger, that didn’t matter one tiny bit. There were extra limbs and extra gnarly mouths from members of the audience. Thank you Jeremy Neale for allowing those glorious fans to latch onto the band like remoras on a shark raptor.

Even if you don’t like garage rock, or don’t like Brisbane bands (for whatever reason, but I’m shocked — why would you!), or don’t like music, go for the experience of seeing this wicked band live.

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A weekend in Port Macquarie

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On the weekend, my family went to Port Macquarie, which is a few hours up north of Sydney. There were seven of us altogether: me, my mum, dad, Brandon, my cousin Ricky, his aunt (who has been visiting for a few weeks), and James. I was considering not going, just so everyone could fit in the car, but James said he wouldn’t mind coming so we had another car to fit everyone.

On Saturday morning James thought he had locked his keys in his car. We were wondering how that was actually possible, and how he would have locked the car. He thought he had left the keys in his jacket pocket and then thrown the jacket in the back of the car. Inside the house, we looked absolutely everywhere for the keys, but couldn’t find them. We retraced steps, looked under couches and on tables, but could not locate the keys. Eventually James’s mum dropped off his spare key. [...]

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Fashion Friday: Purple Rain

So it rained today, and I was wearing a lot of purple. This was the outfit I was wearing a couple of days ago, and I wore pretty much the same thing again. I usually have a bunch of pieces that I mix and match but I had to wear this complete outfit again because I really liked it.

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2 minutes and 40 seconds with Blake (“tap dancing seagull”)

‘2 minutes and 40 seconds’ is an interview segment in which I interview people from any walk of life, and ask them questions outside of the traditional interview format to reveal random facts, suss out their quirks, and provide an enjoyable read. To find out more about this segment, read this page.

If you have been on YouTube, or if you’re a regular internet surfer, chances are you’ve seen tap dancing seagull. If you haven’t, feast your eyes on a minute of what went viral several years ago, including being featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Funny or Die, and The Daily Mail.

Earlier this year I started working at Freelancer.com, which was where I met Blake, the person who filmed and uploaded this video, which has over 1.5 million views. Naturally, I invited Blake to participate in 2 minutes and 40 seconds to find out just a tiny bit more about him and his secret little life. He believes his answers are rather dry, but I’ll leave that for you to judge.

So… tap dancing seagull. I know I’m supposed to be asking random, out-of-left-field questions, but what was your initial reaction when that video went viral?

“Oh, it worked,” was my initial reaction – it was pure chance that I filmed it, but I knew it had the potential to go viral. [...]

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