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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Um...hello? Is this thing still on?


I had sort of forgotten about this blog...not that I was ever the most conscientious blogger or had thousands of loyal readers...but for a big (and pretty important) part of my life, I felt the need to reach out to the interwebs and feel like I was part of something.

Going through the trauma and giddiness of becoming a new parent; the drunken late-night soul-searching; the thrills of discovering that people in Scranton, Ohio and Utan Bator and wherever else in the world were following along with my random scribblings and getting that rush of "connectedness"; discovering that lots of those people thought I was sort of a douche-bag...good times....

I just finished scrolling through a bunch of my previous posts, and it was a strange experience.

It was nice, too. I should come here more often...


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tripping Without Acid

I've discovered perhaps one of the finest psychotropic experiences ever:

  • Sit down with a two-year old.
  • Get a "Bananas in Pajamas" video.
  • Hit play.
  • Laugh at everything the kid laughs at.

After a few minutes, you'll find yourself on another plane of existence.

Trust me.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Has it really been 2 months since I've posted anything on here?

I guess it's a good thing - I really have been too busy to bother. Living my life has definitely taken precedence. This is huge stuff for a "reflect-on-everything-before-taking-a-step" kind of guy like me....

Very high-level summary: working hard...playing hard....3,000 km's on my new bike....playing with my daughter as much as possible....

Life is good. Hope yours is too :)

More later...

Monday, August 13, 2007

Single Parenting...for a few days....

We've been looking forward for months and months to attending the wedding of some very good friends on the beautiful central coast of New South Wales.

Unfortunately, since I have gone back to the wonderful world of contracting, if I don't work - I don't get paid. So while my lovely wife went back to Sydney a week early to spend some quality time with the friends & family, I had to stay back in Brisbane & work.

The good part is that I talked her into letting me hang with the kid, and catching up with her later. We have had the best time ever. We have been watching "A Shark's Tale" every night since Friday....we went to a local koala sanctuary and fed kangaroos and petted sheep....we went to the farmers' market & got heaps of good food....played at the park a dozen times....but mostly, have just hung out together and laughed and played games and cuddled....

I could never, in a million years, with anyone's vocabulary, express how much fun it is to hang with my little monkey. She's cute, too...

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Been Busy

OK - just to recap the last few weeks:

I got head-hunted by an associate, quit my cushy government job, and have started a new role as a contractor. It's heaps more $, totally out of my comfort zone, and I'm still trying to get my head around what they expect me to do. At the moment, it seems like everyone at the new gig is a million times smarter than me, but I'm hoping it's just a phase that I'll quickly get through....that, or I'll be looking for another job soon....

It'll have to pay well, though, because immediately after my going-away morning tea on Friday, I stopped off & bought myself one of these:

I don't pick it up for a few weeks - it's going to be a looong wait....
Also - went to a wedding/ Yoyo was the cutest flower girl ever/ had friends in town for a long weekend/ my wife's auntie & cousin stayed with us for several days/ blah blah blah blah blah/ NEW HARLEY!
Hope you've been well :)