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iMac Day II

The Experiment

Start / Finish

Urine Good Company

I’m exhausted and unintelligible. That’s show biz.

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University Day 1

My first day at uni. Strictly my second, but if I didn’t attend the first surely it can’t count.

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Merry Christmas to All You at Home!

It’s Over!

So, City of Angels is finally over. I shall miss it a lot. It’s been absolutely fantastic, and I can only imagine that the number of white suits I get to wear in future will dive dramatically.

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Thomas Charman, BA, BSc

Now, the extra-letter-police (also known as Andy and occasionally as Captain Sardonica) can lay off. What a thrilling ceremony. It was at least mercifully short.

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Fahrenheit

The musical, City of Angels, is going brilliantly. Well, pretty good. We’re a little less than two weeks out and everything feels like it’s coming together. Good cast, good atmosphere, and most importantly quite a few of us seem talented too.

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I wanna be an actor

Jackson and I are in a musical currently, for those that don’t know. Hopefully Shannon has noticed as she’s the director.

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Yuletide

Everything’s a bit quiet around here at Christmas time. I’m busy, of course, buying presents, and relaxing, and watching The X-Files, and gleefully anticipating Doctor Who’s ‘The Christmas Invasion’. But I thought I’d just blog about a few random things to keep things ticking over here.

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Powerless

So, we let someone turn our power off today, in order to upgrade something. I’m not sure of the details, they’re not important. What amused me was just how stranded I was without power.

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Phone Finding

Every now and then I wander around the interweb looking to see if any Australian phone companies are offering bluetooth mobiles that work with Salling Clicker.

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St Leonard’s is Famous!

Unfortunately, it’s famous for having really stupid kids.

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The Method

Two assessments down, one to go. Then I’m free! FREE! Free at last! Well, free in the ‘unemployed’ sense of the word but hey.

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Marshmellow man

She started cutting the Marshmallows in half again today. A cost cutting measure that will redefine the hospitality industry. An approach that is so beautiful in it’s simplicity that cafe owners everywhere will wonder why they didn’t think of it first.

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Cover Flow

The more astute of you will have noticed the lack of a grapefruit redesign. It’s on it’s way, there’s just a few kinks to iron out.

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Still Here

No, really. I’ve just been… busy. I’ll get right on to all the things that need doing around here, very soon.

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The Curse is Lifted

Thank the heavens.

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Opportunities

I have a few friends stuck in painfully boring jobs. I may be joining their ranks soon. Even more people I know don’t know where they’re going in life.

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Swotting

Ah, what could possibly distract from the important task of writing essays and studying? Bearing in mind that these things must be accessible from the same places that I’m supposed to be doing work; i.e. my room.

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Applications please.

I recently filled in enough forms to satisfy Centrelink that I have too much time on my hands and they’ve given me some money.

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Equality for the Gay Penguins Now!

I have had enough of Tom’s torrents of abuse and I have decided it is time to blog. Now just for something to say…

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Cock a Doodle Doo

Yesterday began the Chinese Year of the Rooster.

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A question.

Who has a DVD player that can play region 1 DVDs and preferably lives in Melbourne?

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The curse.

I swore I’d not be involved with the accursed cheque again. It’s only going to cause trouble I said. It’s a trap I told him. I’m not fooled by this early morning call. It’s false hope. But he pleaded with me.

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Phone

I need advice. See, I’ve had my old phone for a while now, and I wouldn’t mind a new one. And you can get such sweet new ones. If I get a Nokia Series 60 phone, then I can use it as a Bluetooth remote control for my computer.

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Money Makes the World Go Round

So, we went to the bank today to finally try to bank the $1500 Canadian security deposit for the Banff flat. Previous attempts with Matt, Andy and I in different states have met with failure, but with all of us in Perth, we thought we had a good shot.

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Snails

I saw a deeply tragic thing the other day. Coming home from work a shade early, just before peak hour, I saw two snails starting to leg it across the footpath outside the train station. They weren’t quite in the middle of the pavement yet, but come 5:30 they were going to be half way.

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2005?

Oh great. It’s a new year so I guess I’d better accomplish something. Hmm. What to do. In the meantime, I am coming to Melbourne on the 28th of Feb at 15:10 by aeroplane.

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2005

Welcome to 2005. Politically and internationally, things can only get better. Personally, if it’s half as good, I’ll be reasonably happy.

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It’s the End…

The apocalyptic visions of tsunami damage are fostering a sort of quiet sadness in me. After terrorist attacks, there’s a level of anger involved, but this time there’s nothing to say, nothing to do, except help people.

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Presents!

Merry Christmas, everybody! Here follows a list of all my received gifts…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Okay, I take back everything negative I said about Christmas! Because I finally found the true meaning of it: And no, its none of that goody-two shoes crap you hear about the Gift of Giving. It’s PRESENTS! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, presents. I love presents!

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Sufforcatin

My adsl was down this week. It was horrific. I never want to speak of that dark time again.

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Class Pet

My students are insane. I want to get a class pet and am having a damn hard time figuring out what to get. They do not want anything cute and cuddly, so all forms of rodents are out. We were interested in turtles but we can’t have one because they carry diseases. Same with iguanas. So, what do my darling five-year-olds want?

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I hate Christmas!

That’s it, I hate Christmas. Yes, and hello to all of you too. Sorry, I was hoping to do my first blog about something fun and happy, like unicorns or bunnies, or something, but I just can’t because it’s that time of the year, and I hate it!

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news, some good, some not so good

It’s a bad news, good news day over here. The good news is that I’ll be able to go to the Tasmanian Circus Festival in February. The bad news is I can go because they won’t let me in to stinky NICA.

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Bowling

There’s been little activity around these parts just recently. I apologise. Many more and exciting reviews to come in the future. Honest. Today’s a public holiday anyhow. It isn’t? Well, it should be. 41 years should count for something.

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Accidents Waiting To Happen

Are trains really “accidents waiting to happen”?

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Examination

Gaaah. Worst time of the year. It’s amazing how little revision gets done during the semester. My mindset seems to be split up into a few timezones — during none of these do I actually get work done.

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Study

Ooooh yes, exam time. Studying hard. Yes indeed. Muchas studioso.

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RED SOX

THE RED SOX WON THE WORLD SERIES. As a long time Boston fan this makes me extremely happy. To see them win so emphatically after the close call wiith the Yankees is euphoric.

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I’m not anywhere

I came to the realisation a few days ago that I’d actually be clearing more money per week if I worked about 7 hours less.

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I’m in There

From today’s MX. If I were advertising an educational institution, I’d proofread like buggery.

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Inappropriate

What are the most risky jokes to make? Jokes about the Holocaust? Jokes about suicide? Jokes about killing puppies?

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Time is on my Side

Not really. My assignment slowly approaches getting done, but only slowly.

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NICA

I’ve got an audition of NICA tomorrow. Wish me luck.

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Master of the House

This whole “no parents” thing takes a bit of getting used to. All these little jobs that got done invisibly behind my back. Closing the blinds. Opening the blinds. Preparing dinner. And who knew that clothes didn’t wash themselves?

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In the Black

Oh yes. I’ve got positive money. No more of this negative money, or anti-money as I like to call it. Nasty stuff. So now, I’m earning interest and not paying bank fees.

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I deny nothing.

Just a couple of things. First, I’d like to officially deny the following rumours…

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Physics

Just a quick entry to say that I’ve finally worked out why Physics is such a hassle to learn — It’s because there are no useful resources (that I can find) on the internet.

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Honour

Ah, such fun for the EMS Orchestra to play at the prestigious Dean’s Honours Awards, where students in the top 3% of their class are given little blue scrolls and shiny keyring lights.

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Pickle

I continue to be under the misguided notion that I am capable of pulling out decent pieces of work the morning they are due. If it were ever true, it certainly isn’t anymore.

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Holy Grail

It’s hardly a revelation that in the prioritising of tasks, homework is invariably on the bottom of the ladder.

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Smiley

I love tax returns. Excitingly, I’m desperately close to not having any credit card debt any more. Just one more pay period… And then I can start gaining interest instead of paying monthly fees!

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Soylent Green is Bacon!

I miss Canadian bacon. It may seem a little odd considering my initial disgust at their fatty bacon. But now I’ve come to miss the jar of bacon fat on the bench.

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Cybercultures

Ah, Cultural Studies. I’ve done borderline Arts/Cultural sort of subjects before but it appears that this time I’ve really crossed over to the other side.

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Return to University, Day 6

Hmmm. Well, my new resolution to be a really good student hasn’t quite kicked in yet, but I remain hopeful that, perhaps tonight, I’ll do some revision.

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Return to University, Day Two

No wonder I’ve been feeling sleepy recently. I haven’t been getting my in-lecture dozes in. It makes them even harder to resist when you’re sitting through lectures from a subject you’ve already done.

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Sunrise, sunrise.

I’ve been seeing a lot of these lately. I’m almost getting the hanging of it. I didn’t end up working on my birthday.

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Don’t panic.

This comes as a surprise to me too. I don’t know how half the year could disappear like that.

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Inventory

There’s been a breakdown in communication somewhere. My alcohol collection boasts only Whiskey, Southern Comfort and Tia Maria.

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The Tale of Crossing the Hopper

Are we sitting comfortably, children? Then I’ll begin.

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It’s a Website!

Shannon and I put together a website for her brother over the last week or two… and I think it looks quite nice.

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347 Marten St, Unit 305

Ah… solitude. Ish. After three occasionally fun but regularly irritating weeks at the glorious Y, jobs have given us the freedom to rent our own place!

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Friends, Countrymen

It’s probably about time I started focussing on some of the more positive aspects of our stay in Canada, especially now that we all appear to have been employed in a 50’s style diner.

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It’s cold outside,

It’s cold here. It takes two minutes outside for our ears to start hurting so we have to keep ducking into shops to warm up.

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Eye of Harmony

Went to OPSM today, thinking of getting contacts… left convinced that I wouldn’t.

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bits and pieces

I’m not a fan of washing dishes. It’s not a horrible job, it’s just slow. You’d think someone would invent a machine to do it. A dish washing machine. What’s that? They have?

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Fridays

8:30 am Alarm goes. The piercing shriek triggers a conditioned reflex and my body springs out of bed, turns off the alarm and is back in bed before I wake up.

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Sailing

I was going to try and post only game related entries but I had to post about this.

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So, do you feel older?

What maybe, one day back in the mists of time, started off as a serious question must now have gone through so many ironic re-statements that I’m not sure people know why they ask any more, or even if they’re being ironic themselves.

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The Fruits are Looped

Things I haven’t done, but should have…

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Case Study

Below is a itemised account of what I do during your average day.

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Ah damn.

Where does the week go. Only a moment ago, it was Saturday night and I was enjoying talking to a cute fellow performer about being nervous before your act.

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ATTN: Rabid fans everywhere

Let’s play a game. It’s called “If you don’t like my blog entries, DON’T READ THEM!!!”. That’s right. I’m not twisting your arm.

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Nothing to say…

No really. Go away. I’m not even going to pretend that interesting things are happening in my life right now.

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What the hell is going on?

Quite suddenly, Tom has made updating blogs disturbingly easy. Now, when confronted with questions concerning my lack of entries I can no longer simply mumble some crap about it being annoying and be done with it.

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Burnings

Does anyone know where I can buy fireproof pants?

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Of Milk and Men

My milk smells funny. It was only marked to expire yesterday. The one dated 27th May smells great, although I don’t really feel comfortable sniffing any of the others.

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