Archive | July, 2011

Looking forward to…

31 Jul

Those of you who are in Brisbane, are you excited about the upcoming Writers Festival? I purchased the Weekend Australian today and have been poring over the schedule this afternoon. I’m excited and have been highlighting the ones that interest me. Now I need to go back and make the shortlist as I have a couple of conflicting favourites.

Link to the website is here.



Weird Wednesday

27 Jul

Gotye – Somebody that I used to know

16 Jul

Absolutely love this video and song at the moment:

Upcoming gig

13 Jul

I’ve been a big fan of the music of Glenn Richards of Augie March for some time. I remember first buying Sunset Studies and following them all the way through to their final album before their “extended break” a couple of years ago. Since then Glenn has formed another group and released Glimjack. He’s been promising a national tour ever since. But there has been a bit of a hiatus with his return to Brisbane.

Until now! Both Glenn and Dan Luscombe are touring in August/September. I can’t wait!! Details here. Brisbane date is: 10th September.

A Blog After My Own Heart

11 Jul

Do you love books? Do you love reading? Do you love gorgeous/fabulous famous people? This blog is marvelous and for you!

Awesome People Reading

– James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor –



Things I’ve been loving

9 Jul

I concur!


“I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.” – Andy Warhol



Isn’t this a great photo. Sorry if you are a bit queasy! One of the managers at work was recently in NZ at the university there helping out setting up and repairing some equipment when he came across these test arms for teaching.



Please tell me you remember these??? I haven’t seen them on the East side of Australia, but as a kid I used to love them – chocolate biscuits with a creamy ice-cream centre.


The Cotton Top Tamarin. I want one!



I really should own this shirt. Number 1: it goes perfectly with my blog name . Number 2: it’s John Cusack in High Fidelity. Thanks J for alerting me to this!



They really are. In summer – a perfect gin and tonic isn’t complete without it. In winter I make a really nice marinade with garlic for my steaks. Lemon – you rock!



Photobombing know-how with Nathan Fillion. If you don’t know who Nathan Fillion is you need to check out the brilliant TV series Firefly. It is awesome!


This wine label from Mother’s Ruin which reads:

In the 1730s the effects of gin-drinking on English society were immense. Notices such as ‘Drink for 1 penny. Dead drunk for tuppence, straw for nothing!’ could be seen all over London. Gin was sold by barbers, pedlars and grocers. Much of the gin was drunk by women, consequently the children were neglected; hence gin became known as Mother’s Ruin.
The then government became alarmed on discovering that the average Londoner drank 14 gallons of gin each year. This horrible situation was portrayed by the artist Hogarth in his print ‘Gin Lane’, which inspired our label, and prompted the government to act against this excess.
Now we don’t encourage you to drink 14 gallons of our Mother’s Ruin, but we hope you enjoy this well balanced expression of McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon in moderation with scrumptious food.



Have you discovered this website? It’s fantastically witty!



So bright and cheery!



I watched this brilliant 80s movie recently. The soundtrack is awesome!



Muppets as Firefly cast!!! 🙂 Yes I love that series.


This sign.



Two Faced Lash Injection mascara – my favourite yet!


What have you been loving?

New Woody Allen film

8 Jul

Just stumbled over this trailer for the latest Woody Allen movie – Midnight in Paris. Sometimes I really wonder if I really do read my Empire magazine as faithfully as I should for all I don’t know about the world of movies! This one totally slipped under my radar. It looks beautiful and I’m hopeful:

Read more about it here.