2015-08-02

I tend to think of time in weeks rather than months, so most of my months become somewhat meshed together and lately I have found it a bit difficult to remember things that happened within a specific month. Work has also been keeping me on my toes – let’s see how I go this time.

The three things I’m most proud of from this past month are:

  1. Learning JavaScript by doing an online course, which helped me sharpen my skills. I didn’t give up when it came to doing a JavaScript related task at work – it was very challenging but it turns out I did it in a shorter time than people expected and they were very impressed.
  2. Finally cleaning up my archives page and making some changes to my blog. I’ve got some more updates coming.
  3. The photographs I took at Blur’s concert.

The three things I’m most grateful for from this past month are:

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2015-07-31

I went for a more casual look for this FF. I have to admit I don’t dress casually very often, and even this outfit might not be casual enough for some. This is the outfit I wore to see The Wombats on Monday. It’s rare that concerts are held on Mondays. I know I didn’t really feel like putting much thought into this outfit so it’s a real mix and match.

The grey jeans (or any jeans for that matter) with the casual boots are a good match. The boots are the same ones I wore in Piña Colada.

Sitting on a bench in a courtyard
Sitting on a bench in a courtyard

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2015-07-29

It’s been a while since I have written a Things I Miss post, and I have been thinking of so many things lately. I find that when I talk to Nick, we always come across things from our childhood or from our past, and we start a lot of sentences with “Do you remember…”

Today, though, I’m writing about something that I completely forgot about until recently when I was chatting with my friend Rachel. It’s called A Letter to a Domain, and was a series of letters I wrote on an occasional basis (basically any time I felt like it), starting in 2009.

The quaint thing about these letters was that I wrote them to various domain names that I owned: expressing my thoughts about them, their purpose or their planned purpose, or even ones that I had let expire and wished I hadn’t. As a domain name addict, the letters were amusing but fitting to my personality, and I was even more amused that people enjoyed reading them.

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2015-07-26

Back in 2012, I made a mental list:

Huge bands I must see

  • Blur
  • Weezer
  • The Smashing Pumpkins

I only started seeing live music regularly that year, so I had a small list. I’ve only ever really been into seeing local bands, so that list of the ‘big guys’ has remained small.

A shot of Damon Albarn with the audience

On Saturday I had crossed off all three of those bands, finally seeing Blur live, at the same venue I saw Weezer and The Smashing Pumpkins.

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2015-07-23

I really hate the cold and as a result I’m not so fond of winter. It’s hard to get up in the morning, it’s hard to go outside… It’s just a difficult time of year for me. However, one thing I love about winter is the opportunity to dress really smartly. There’s nothing I love more than going out in pants, a big coat and an interesting scarf. This Fashion Quarterly, Winter, is pretty much based on my daily style in winter, the only thing that changes day to day are the individual elements and colours.

The location for this shoot was the University of Sydney, the same as Georgie’s recent Wanderlust post. While Wanderlust focused on the historic sights of the campus, mine focuses on the more modern sights. The pics were primarily taken around the law buildings on Eastern Avenue, the main pedestrian street on campus.

Modern USYD
Modern USYD

You may recognise the shoes, they featured in my Autumn Fashion Quarterly so I won’t really talk about them.

I wore blue Levi skinny jeans, not the same ones as my previous FQ, but very similar in style and colour.

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