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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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A Day in the Life: April 2014

This post is another entry for Manda’s A Day in the Life linkup. Feel free to view my previous entries.

I’m doing A Day in the Life today instead of tomorrow. I have a fun 2 minutes and 40 seconds interview lined up for tomorrow. I have been posting those every two weeks and want to keep that on schedule, so this post is on a different day to the one scheduled by Manda.

At 4:59am I am awake for some reason, 31 minutes before my alarm. Initially I am concerned whether I have gotten enough sleep, because I recall sleeping a little later than usual. I check my phone to find a handful of snaps on Snapchat.

Snapchatting (snapping?) people is fun...
Snapchatting (snapping?) people is fun…

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I watched the sun rise for a week

Last week I woke up at 5:30am every weekday, with the exception of Friday — I woke up at 5:00am.

It wasn’t that hard.

I only had one coffee the entire week. Not that I really like coffee very much, but I was actually very confused once I got to work at 8am on the Monday and didn’t know what to do before sitting at my desk. Sitting at my desk at 7:59am felt weird. So the normal thing to do seemed to be to get a coffee from the coffee machine. Which is better than buying one, I guess. Saves money.

But like I said, not that hard.

What made me get up at 5:30am every day? Sleeping badly in the first place.

Of course, it takes a heck of a lot to turn yourself around when you’re a night owl. Are you a night owl by nature? I refused to believe I was, but the thing is — I had made myself one, after years of going to bed at midnight or later, after the [...]

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