Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bedtime

As you may be aware,  daylight saving is only a cpl of sleeps away and i for one am ready for it as i am ready to catch a few zzzzz's   night all

stencils x 2

 These stencils were located in Brunswick but have been painted over in recent times glad i snapped these before the wall was reset.

going for gold

the son of God is leaving the surf coast for the gold coast and they are giving him a bag of gold to go. you will be missed at the Cattery but good luck and goodbye

Damm i missed it

my intention to post everyday has been dashed by work and distraction, so let me say i had a great time yesterday very busy with client stuff til mid afternoon then a friend visited and we went up the street for a $15 steak and a glass of red, my scotch fillet was huge and cooked nicely pepper sauce was ok as were the chips and salad. on returning home tiredness quickly set in and it was tommorow before i realised so to all that were waiting for yesterdays post lol here it is sorry to keep you all waiting. looks like i cant post a pic so i wont

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Miracles

i do love a bit of pop 

i cant believe it

its cold outside currently 10c  the wind is chilly and one of the many irksome weathermen on tv informed me that daylight savings start this week-end ! i cant believe it has come around again but i am happy with the idea that 5am is the new 6am.  the clocks forward back thingy has confused me from time to time. So here is the deal
 At start of daylight saving period, move clock forward one hour at 2 am
At end of daylight saving period, move clock back one hour at 3 am.

Monsters Inc.

i know it has two eyes but it reminds me of one eyed character in Monsters Inc

simple stencil

Monday, September 27, 2010

appreciation


 words will follow the pic
 
Subject: Fw: Thought you would appreciate this

 this is what Andy Rooney thinks about
 women over 40:


 60 Minutes Correspondent Andy Rooney (CBS)

 As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all.
Here are just a few reasons why:

 A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask,
 "What are you thinking?
She doesn't care what you think
. If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. 
She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting.
 Women over 40 are dignified
They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant.
Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it.
Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. 
They know what it's like to be unappreciated.
Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40.
 Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.
 Older women are forthright and honest. 
They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk if you are acting like one.
You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her. 
Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons.
Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. 
For every stunning, smart, well-coiffered, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants  making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress
Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?",
here's an update for you.

 Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage.

 Why? Because women realize  

it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!

happy daze






monday morning and i have clients to attend to so this will be brief. i had a great weekend things seem to be falling into place in many areas of my life at the moment  it gives me an internal glow. i radiate the joy i feel to all that are receptive ;) cheers a pic to finish

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday night

Watched the Grand final at 2 different pubs with a friend and laughed when it finished a draw and both teams will have to return next week. i actually saw a cpl of stunned mullets. then we went for a walk to Nrth Melbourne for a drink or 2 and listened to supporters from both teams as they seemed flat and crestfallen at the lack of a result.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Off to the City

 
grand final fever has hit town as my team are not playin' i may go shopping then head to rooftop towers for drinks and social interaction. Gee i like this new formatting (if thats the word) stuff simple things for simple minds i feel like i have had been given a pack of crayons. Anyhoo enjoy the afternoon and evening as i intend to.

new stuff to play with

to emphasize that style is  preffered to content among the vast majority i will try out my limited tech skills and colour my words so you don't digest the content but look at the pretty colours, as ever a pic should follow but my tech skills dont always get me where i want to go but i do enjoy the journey.

Friday, September 24, 2010

line in the sand

I am placing a stick in the sand (not drawing a line with a stick (or my toe) )and after progressing along the beach for a reasonable amount of time i will turn and look back to see my position in relation to the stick. i have done this before tis  my modus operandi, this time i am taking particular care not to repeat my previous folly. i doubt a relevant pic will follow but a pic will accompany this ab not distraction.

pic only

city pics

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ok i lied

Footy season is nearly over (personally i have moved on) and Collingwood gets to to play at the "G" on Saturday and although they are the team everyone loves to hate, they have my support. seems this year footy is the winner as Melbourne builds to a fever pitch which culminates at 2;30pm on Saturday.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

another stencil in the city

Clarity

this morning arrived with a clarity of thought after a tumultuous few days as emotions raced across my internal landscape. My thoughts and feeling belong to me i choose to show and share as is my wont, i have realized that i don't know what will happen next as i happily accept all that may come my way, good bad or indifferent and i will respond the same to all these emotions as in the past give them air then watch to see if they float ,sink or are blown away. although this recent process has been hard i am grateful to get the chance to see a new aspect of me and learn and grow from the experience.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

rock snake

found this while wandering Melbourne other mornin' i love the tyre track.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Domestics

In Straya domestics usually refers to trouble with partner at home as in a domestic situation something to do with domicile which sounds like docile to me!! anyhoo i had a cpl of worrying calls so the vacuum cleaner seems to suck all my cares or concerns away til they arrive i do love a bit of a clean unlike many blokes apparently

Sunday, September 19, 2010

space invaders

while walkin the city lanes we spotted this and remembering that space invader was part of the genesis of the Exit through the Gift Shop and eventually Mr Brainwash it was eagerly snapped


as it works in the Graff world space invader gets tagged.

great position looking down on all the passers by

plenty more pics to post of the outing. Melbourne CBD is a great place to wander around in the early hours of the day when the city starts to wake.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

some city stencils

had a lovely walk through the alleys and lanes of melbourne as we wandered aimlessly just lookin at stuff some quirky finds which i will post later but for staters a cpl of stencils


a serious flogging

Footy is offishally over for another season, i went with a friend to stay at Docklands for the evening declining a cpl of offers from friends (collingwood supporters)to join them to watch the Prelim final.instead we had a great walk along the waterfront before returning to the room in the sky to watch Geelong get seriously smacked in the 1st quarter to the tune of 40 points and that was the beginning of the end so the tv went off. Pffttt lucky it is only a game. the grand final is next saturday and we wont be playin so cfz. even if belatedly GO CATS

Friday, September 17, 2010

Crunch time

the talking and teasing and stirring (traditional strayan thing to do) has just about ended no more texts of dead Magpies (or cats) Geelong play Collingwood in front of a sellout crowd of over 90,000 i will be nervous this is the first time in over 3 years we havent gone into a game (or a final) as favourite to win. i hope for a great game and may the best team on the night win, GO CATS.
Footy is like a religion in Melbourne and below is one of the True Believers.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Busy day

i have a meeting with the top shrinks in Vic. to see if we can navigate a path through the mental health system for a client who is in need of a bit of assistance .. we shall see who steps up to the plate. i am optimistic of a positive outcome bu we shall see

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

different

Usually when someone tells me things are "different" i tend towards disbelief on my part and denial on theirs. but it is different now, i have not only seen but experienced the stuff on the other side of the fence and have a greater level of understanding when if hear myself uttering that word. it is more in the deed than the word everything has a ring of understanding that previously was denied me.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

cut and paste a post to repost

this is how i feel this is where i live sometimes it's more take and sometimes it is more give ...........

Carry the cloud that follows my glance
sometimes a must always a chance
to grow and expand to cover the sun
deeds of the past that haven't been done
struggle to break the mood of the day
the lightness is dark in every which way
shine like a torch break through the gaps
give in to the feeling let laughter lapse
into a hole so dark and so deep
solace is found in perchance to sleep
the sleep of the dead that never wakes up
is it my fate to drink from the cup
the taste in my mouth lingers to long
my weakness explodes if i try to be strong
give in to the feeling as if i had a choice
the depth of my loss does not have a voice
i am happy i am sad shows me that i care
get lost in the feelings that show how i fear
to let go of the moment when all changed so much
never to talk never to touch
no ready answer no quick replies
there is nothing to say when the fun dies
jolly along step to the light
won't someone remove the dark of the night
i work on the process one step at a time
alone and so empty is happy a crime
give it some room show credit to space
allow all that i love to come to the place
where i can return the smile to my face

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday already

the 5 day week that culminates in 2 count them 1 2 days off seems a bit of a stitch up unless your work is joy and fun and not really work at all. Time to plot a course to my future based on long term results. this last cpl of weeks i have wrestled with my inner self about what occupies my mind and the affect this has on all the other aspects of my waking day. The insights of others have indicated that i operate at a level that i can manage without being aware of the restrictions i place on the inner me. If my mood today is a fair indicator, steady as she goes Skip will be the "standing order" it is all too easy until it isn't then just tinker or tamper. Maybe i am the only one this blurb (Blahb) makes any sense to. !

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Trip to the City


Lets get a tram take a trip to the city,
Check out the river, the spire is so pretty
Take note of the people scurrying around,
All shapes and sizes most wear a frown
Jump on the tram validate pass
Two hours ticket hope it will last
Roll down to Brunswick shabby and grey
Tram has a shudder Carlton heading our way
Shop fronts recede grey turns to green,
Bikes, trees and dogs colour the scene
Churches rush past lines reach for the sky,
Dwarfing the statues standing silently by
Stop near a park keen to get off,
Trapped with a geezer with a terminal cough
Continuously stopping to take on new fares,
A spectrum of fashion creates a few stares
Hairstyles as many as grass on a lawn,
From flowing to curly or partially shorn
Some coiffured some natural, dark hair or fair,
Some not seen a brush for over a year
More scenery changes as we rattle a song
Out of the window a cyclist trundles along
More bodies standing we stop near a school,
Students get off a couple acting the fool
Buildings are block now, stand end on end,
As city invites to rejoin an old friend
Go past the market check out the bikes,
Waiters serve meals whatever you like
Time to get off, the end of the road,
Assist an old lady with her troublesome load
Answer my phone, work turns to play,
Meet for a latte a great start to the day

Go Cats

Saturday, September 11, 2010

At a canter



i am not sure that Cats canter but that's how my team disposed of Freo last night. Not unexpected with Geelong being hot fav to roll on another week to meet Collingwood in the penultimate game of the season, With my level of footy and finals fever at an all-time low on the richter scale (mix those me cliches boy) and the friendly banter already starting via text i look forward to the battle next weekend

Friday, September 10, 2010

Risk

Emotions are jangled, hard ridden and raw
I have traveled a life time, but been here before
Let the tears well, don’t have a choice
Harness my feelings, find them a voice
Distance is safety, connections are brief
Tasting the joy, smelling the grief
Is it worth all the angst? No contest it is
All becomes nothing, when you’re lost in a kiss
The self conscious posture the smile plastered face
I will risk all for passions embrace

Returned to the scene of the crime.

it's hard not to fall into old habits, they fit well, after being worn as a cloak for so many years. my mission is to recognize the trap before i am actually trapped. truth be told (MMMmmm Truth another transient commodity) the invitation to be open and honest feels like a trap, if history is any indicator. But Baby this time it is different (another well worn homily) i have been placed in a position where i have the choice yet fearless becomes fearfull in a instant. All i can say is i am happily on the right track not sure how far down the road i am not sure how long the road is. the robust bordering of robustiest company i am keeping indicates the journey will lead me to a better place. i am happy to continue this delicate balancing act with what seems like a cast iron safety net to catch me. To all that contribute to furthering the cause ........... Cheers
As the Cats take on Freo tonight for the chances to play the Pies in the Prelim. i half-heartedly say "GO CATS" as does Asterix.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Quandary

caught twixt and tween. the road to where i want to go is littered with stuff from where i have been. the spectre of my past seems to loom larger than life at times and perspective is overtaken by an inability to drag myself away from all the things i have no need to focus on. As my own words echo in my ears it is a case of heed my own consel. seems easier said than done at times, initially i thought distraction was the answer then maybe focus was. now i know more but understand less. Damm this moveable feast is turning into a famine if only it didn't move so much i might be able to gain sustenance and strength from what initially left me hollow and empty.So as i head out i will be painfully aware of the balancing act that focus and distraction are.
Just like riding a Unicycle i just need to keep re-adjusting to stay upright Can't be that hard and if'n i fall off i will just get back up again. Simple

Pre emptive strike

the mighty Cats take on the Dockers Friday night at the "G" with the winner to play Collingwood for the right to play off in the Grand Final just thought i would share a pic of how the Magpies will look after Geelong are finished with them.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fat Controller

I used to have a problem with fat ppl, it wasn't quite phobic but heading down that path i understood the issue was mine not the fat (sounds so much nicer than Morbidly Obese) person. i have resolved my internal dialogue and i am not a fan of cheap shots at easy targets ... but ...no just kidding to be totally honest i struggle so much more with ppl wearing a crucifix . anyhoo i am sure this will give a chuckle and i have incorporated the dialogue into my lexicon.

video

Unicycling

the guy shooting the video deserves Kudos too.
the mobile phone is cos you need something to do with your hands when unicycling and no Juggling is NOT an option.

crossed lines

Apparently i wasn't meant to work today, after speakin to my boss and my agency i realised few know little about anything, So even though i was given the option to work (i think i was) i chose to wander down to the Agency and sort this out, with my contact in Sydney no resolution was forthcoming and the upshot is i headed home to do other stuff. a pic to finish.

Morning all

finally slept well and woke rested. up and showered and getting ready for a day at the coalface, it's been a while since i trod this path , well a week can be a lifetime to some, so with just a hint of trepidation i will suit up (corporate uniform) and head off to the city and do my time and walk (ride) away with the knowledge of a job well done. that is the plan but the best laid plans of mice and men .....

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Food

i have been forgetting to eat .. i remember this when i take the first mouthful of whatever it is i am eating, Today it was Roast spud that reminded me how hungry ... nay starving i was!!. My recent emotional state may have had hunger as a precursor i need to force myself to eat.. funny this all sounds familiar but wasn't me in the spotlight it all has a whiff of serendipity about it as the roles seem reversed where i need to heed the words i gave as advice to others not to long ago.

picture this

Woke up tired

big sleep last night much needed me thinks the emotional ride i have been on this last week has left me exhausted but with a sense of freedom that another layer of grief has been peeled away from my psyche. dunno how it happened but the safe and stable relationship i am currently in was a solid base on which to deal with the transient nature of my emotional landscape. In hindsight the leaving of my cave has promoted the chance for growth. although i have hid in my shell somewhat the bravery of ppl close to me has inspired me to continue to challenge my demons.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Zappa

You are what you is
video

Emotional

Visited with a friend in the city, had a meal before we arrived there. all things seemed ok we chatted and opened a lovely bottle of red which i managed to quaff down with a little help, suddenly the room seemed charged with emotion and although tears were flowing i didn't seem to have any tears to contribute to the downpour , which seemed strange given my recent fragile state ,, sure enough soon after they flowed and didn't stop until i was absolutely spent from the outpouring, suffice to say the comfort and support i received and gave during this seminal occasion helped strengthen the bonds between us and showed me a new depth of understanding which i have incorporated into who i am and how i live my life. Wow let's all keep growing

another unrelated pic. :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Waterside Interlude

Been invited to stay Waterside in the heart of the city overnight i do love the water and the yachts and peeps fishing and just strolling around the city checkin around corners and such, i may report back with some interesting stuff so stay tuned or tune in later a pic to whet your appetite of what may follow pictorially

Paste

a recent snap

 
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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Me and Tom agree again

"There are only two mantras, yum and yuck, mine is yum."
— Tom Robbins

Gone but ...

Most sprays are temp installations til time and tide and paint or ppl change the scene.This was snapped in Brunswick 6 or so years ago.

Tom Robbins Quotes speak for me about Love

i could of posted these individually but felt they go so well together and Tom is speakin my thoughts and he does it so well, there are other Quotes of his that also deserve to be read. i will post more 'tis significant that my 1st ever post on this blog involved another Tom Robbins Quote. and my Blog title is based on a Tom Robbins Quote, actually the last quote in this post

"When we're incomplete, we're always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we're still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on--series polygamy--until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter."
— Tom Robbins

"Our lives are not as limited as we think they are; the world is a wonderfully weird place; consensual reality is significantly flawed; no institution can be trusted, but love does work; all things are possible; and we all could be happy and fulfilled if we only had the guts to be truly free and the wisdom to shrink our egos and quit taking ourselves so damn seriously."
— Tom Robbins

"Our individuality is all, all, that we have. There are those who barter it for security, those who repress it for what they believe is the betterment of the whole society, but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures it and rides it in, in grace and love and wit, from peculiar station to peculiar station along life's bittersweet route."
— Tom Robbins (Jitterbug Perfume)

"Love easily confuses us because it is always in flux between illusion and substance, between memory and wish, between contentment and need."
— Tom Robbins (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues)

"When two people meet and fall in love, there's a sudden rush of magic. Magic is just naturally present then. We tend to feed on that gratuitous magic without striving to make any more. One day we wake up and find that the magic is gone. We hustle to get it back, but by then it's usually too late, we've used it up. What we have to do is work like hell at making additional magic right from the start. It's hard work, but if we can remember to do it, we greatly improve our chances of making love stay."
— Tom Robbins

"Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words "make" and "stay" become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free."
— Tom Robbins (Still Life with Woodpecker)

weather warning

Stormy weather heading our way statewide advice to batten down the hatches, it's nice and warm in my room the Coodabeens soon to grace my radio and i am gunna cook up a cpl of cackleberries and decided 'tween plunge and froth for my 3rd Java by elevensies. My team lost last night but i didn't watch any of the game. smart move in hindsight the jungle mumble is it was an agonising game to watch for all concerned. i had a lovely wander down the street with company for a hot hot hot and tasty Spicy Noodle Soup.We discussed recent reports of Road Rage while i managed to exhibit a complete lack of co-ordination during our dining experience.So as i brace for natures onslaught i smile knowing the storm will pass.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Deep Water

reposted due to a jogging of my memory as we move to a world where shallow is fast becoming the new deep like no answer is now an answer, interesting times

As I walk towards the foreshore I see all the little kids playing with buckets and spades near the towel that replaces home for the journey away from the womb. As I get closer to the shoreline I pass teenagers parading around balls and bats and Frisbees what seems such a joyous exuberant scene
Then the water, what a metaphor water is the carrier bringer and retainer of life and emotions today.. So we paddle in the water..That’s not bad. get a little bolder kick and frolic with friends in the shallows. No harm done the sunbeams through the water droplets mixed with salt and sand nice but my heart yearns for the deep water no net, no safety but no risk either…
So I venture up to my waist waves crash over me with partner for company we brave natures onslaught, we float up as the waves magically takes the ground from beneath us hold tighter scary but exciting as we strive to reach beyond the breakers. The waves keep crashing around, we dive under some and reach beyond the turmoil float in a body of trust so deep the bottom couldn’t be fathomed.. Look back at the ppl in the shallows and melt into each other and the calmness, the deepness this connection gives. She tires of swimming outside the flags and in what seemed an eternity and the blink of an eye simultaneously she returns to the shallows, I want to stay in the deep, it suits me I never liked shallow. But as it takes 2 to reach beyond the waves her return journey demanded my company without a word spoken…now I kick in the shallows surf the occasion wave but still long for the safe deep water and maybe I will find another way to reach beyond the waves alone or with trust for company

off out again.

Sheesh the amount of times i go out the return home is amazing and the best part is i enjoy doing both.

i dont like Clowns

I KNEW IT!!!

Stencils

this particular stencil has been popping up around Melbourne for over 20 years i snapped this in Carlton earlier on in the week.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Art imitating Life imitating Art

the post is generated by the fact that i stumbled my blog and sent it to at least 15 people .. to them,Welcome to my daily musings read on as i post a pic in celebration.

focus

as i have little focus this arvo with many competing interests fall short of holding my attention. i look around and cannot find a list .... i knew i felt listless and my scan of the room confirms this.
Allow me to distract you from my words with a pic. i have plenty but don't get requests Pffttt.

pic

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

chained to the desk

Once i have the feeling i am chained to the desk at work i become antsy luckily today i overcame such thoughts of being captured to complete a worthwhile stint helping ppl get on with stuff. a pic before i sign off
with the finals upon us ......... GO CATS
Off to the City after what seems a lifetime of doing other stuff . i hope to enjoy the change and make it into a holiday. i wish myself good luck with that.. must go

a pic to post