Archives for Month: January 2014

As my first interviewee for 2 minutes and 40 seconds, I thought, who better to interview than someone I have been in fairly close contact with over the past few months? Liz is a young resident of Texas, and is the owner of 6birds, a personal blog where she writes about her life in general. She also writes on a variety of topics, her posts vary in style to keep things interesting, and she starts a lot of interesting projects. Late last year I redesigned her blog, and took the opportunity to ask her a few questions as well!

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Seb and I went to the (Sydney) Royal Botanic Gardens yesterday and took some photos. You should also check out Seb’s blog post, which also has links to his Flickr account and his full set of photos. But there’s a cool picture of me in it, so, that’s also why you should check it out. 😉

It’s pretty fun photographing with a friend, and I guess I really like looking at the results at the end to see the types of shots we took of the same subjects.

I particularly enjoyed taking photos of

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This guy today caused me to raise my voice. I was on my way to the city this morning, and because a public holiday weekend just passed, many commuters were lining up to buy new tickets for the week. It is well known that on Monday mornings (or in this case, Tuesday, and the day after a weekend), lines at the ticket machines can be criminally long. Usually about twenty to thirty people in length, sometimes worse, especially if there is only one machine.

Thankfully my hometown has four. One for paying by card only, one for paying by coins only (and only to major stations), and two for paying by either cash or card. Alternatively, you can walk up to one of the kiosks and purchase a ticket from one of the train station employees.

As I was lining up behind the card-only machine (I only had a few coins on me), a lady stood behind me in line. After a brief minute she asked me if the machine I was lining up for was card-only. I let her know that it was, and, reassured, she continued to speak to someone over her mobile phone.

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Recently I have been working at The Fanlistings Network, which recently reopened after it was hacked a year ago. I have also taken up another position in another category as well. I have missed working for the network and getting in touch with everyone in the community on the message board, so it’s really great to have TFL back.

Today I wanted to announce something that is really exciting (in my opinion, but you know, it’s just an opinion) and that I have been planning for about a month.

2:40 – or is that 2 minutes and 40 seconds?
2:40 – or is that 2 minutes and 40 seconds?

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Today is Australia Day. Typically in Australia it is a public holiday, but if it falls on the weekend, the Monday after is usually a public holiday and most people have the day off work. Australia Day is celebrated with togetherness and gatherings, so usually spending the day with friends or family. Some other annual celebrations occur, but the only one I have taken part in is Triple J’s Hottest 100, a countdown of the best songs of the previous year (in this case 2013).

Most years I listen to the Hottest 100, although I have not voted every single time. I still tend to like underground bands, and the songs I vote for don’t usually make it into the Hottest 100, even though Triple J is generally known for playing local music.

Anyway, this year it was a bit different

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I have a problem with printers. Sometimes. Namely the 4-in-1 machine we have at home, which I will shamefully label as the HP PSC 950. Being a 4-in-1 machine, it doesn’t just print documents. It photocopies, scans and serves as a fax machine as well. In case you feel inclined to ask, yes, my parents occasionally use the fax machine feature from time to time.

We have had this machine for well over half a decade. I remember because I was using it in late high school. The ink is very expensive. We used to get exasperated when it ran out because it would cost a heck of a lot to refill.

When I first used a printer, I had an old computer with Windows 95.

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We had an ant problem. Bug problems are common in summer in Australia. Cockroaches, flies, Christmas beetles, ants. But before I get to that…

I started watching Breaking Bad yesterday (everyone was telling me to watch it) and I finished season one today. It only has seven episodes. I wish I could say I’m hooked, but like James warned me, it is a bit slow until season two. I am enjoying it though. Not quite […]

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In 2012 James and I went to see the sculptures by Bondi Beach. We went in 2013. It took me ages to finally get around to these photos (they’re a couple of months old), but here they (finally) are! Last time we made every effort to take a photo of all the sculptures. We missed some this time, and I didn’t get as many photos, but I am sharing all the good ones.

Better late than never right? 😆 Also be sure to check out my previous post A Day in the Life, a monthly linkup started by Manda, where bloggers document a day in their life, once a month. Looking forward to seeing more people take part. 🙂

Click through for the photos!

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Manda started this monthly linkup where bloggers document their daily life once a month. I was really excited when she started this because I used to do the photography “A Day In The Life” on my photoblog, organised by Tracey of sh1ft.org/chasethelight.org. I will soon move those posts to my blog, but here is my entry for today, 14th January.

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