Archives for Month: April 2014

I didn’t watch much television growing up. I engaged in a lot of extracurricular activities and I loved to read. My favourite television show – when I wrote in my friends’ profile books since everyone seemed to include that after favourite colour, favourite food, favourite drink, favourite band, favourite singer – was written as “The Simpsons, Madeline, Rugrats, Do Over”.

What the heck is Do Over, you might ask? Given that my other three favourites are well-known and pretty typical, it didn’t seem like much of a unique favourite.

Do Over was a comedy/drama/fantasy television series that got axed after about fifteen or sixteen episodes. Was it really that bad, though?

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Yesterday I photographed a festival for the first time – Groovin the Moo. It was possibly the most nervewracking and exciting experience I have had in terms of concert photography.

I have only been to a handful of music festivals, mostly because a lot of festivals only have a few bands that I like. I have thus been reluctant to spend nearly a hundred dollars on tickets for festivals. I think, if I recall correctly, Homebake and Big Day Out were the only two festivals I have been to in the past.

There was a bit of an issue with my media accreditation for photographing and it got mixed up with just being a reviewer, but I got it sorted in the end. I was thrilled to be quite honest, because usually only very good photographers are chosen and accepted to photograph festivals.

Groovin the Moo Maitland photo pass
Groovin the Moo Maitland photo pass

Groovin the Moo was up in Maitland, a regional town about three-and-a-half hours north of Sydney.

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I seem to be on a roll with the purple. But it was yet again appropriate for this week because I coloured my hair purple last week! In the photos it does look like it’s only half purple, but I didn’t really have enough hair dye for the bottom half. I re-did the bottom half today, but it still does look pretty dark in comparison. These photos were taken a couple of days ago, and again thank you to Seb for taking the photos in this post.

The white coat is a standout, so I’ll start with that. I got it many years ago from

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I have been blogging for many years, and one of my closest blogging friends is Jamie. Having recently rediscovered her love for reading, and having interests in writing poetry, cooking, and also drawing, I thought it would be interesting to see what I could get out of an interview.

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I started using Notegraphy a few weeks ago. It’s best described as being Instagram for text/writing. With Instagram, you have filters that you can apply to photographs. Well, you can actually apply them to any image or any screenshot you have on your phone. Also, the filter is just a thing – it isn’t exactly necessary.

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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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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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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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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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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8pwrjYsyVs

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.

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