Dear Lobsters…

Not a sponsored post, but I sure am plugging stuff in it. Guess what? I won a blogging award! The best one, in my opinion – a Liebster, which is a big warm I likeses you from fellow bloggers and makes me feel all gooey. I was first nommed by Half A 1000 Miles –thanks Huffy!- with whom I fell instantly…

On This Day…

I’ve been working my way through this enormous book for the past ten months called The Assassin’s Cloak. It sounds like a badass historical thriller, but is actually an anthology of badass diary entries. From the 1660s to the 1990s, grouped together for every day of the year. There’s all kinds of shit going down – 25 January 1851 Leo Tolstoy wakes up…

What Cheesed Me Off Today: The Shortlist.

On certain days, this being one of them, many many things cheese me off (for non-Aussies this means piss me off / otherwise irritate the shit out of me). And before you ask, no I have NO idea what being pissed off has got to do with cheese. Unless you are George Constanza and you eat…

An Open Letter To Our Dumbass Leaders.

To Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Environment Minister Greg Hunt, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the coal industry, Satan, and anyone else who seems to think this is a good idea, I can’t believe I have to sit here and write this letter. As taxpayers we place a lot of trust in you, our leaders, to speak…

My Secret Drawer.

It was Secret Drawer Week on Triple J brekkie this week. I loved it! People called in every day with tales of letters, poems and other touching testaments to teenage love dug out of drawers, shoeboxes, and the deepest hidden crevices of their hearts. Sometimes they were the crusher, other times the crushee, but they all had fond (eventually – after varying periods of acute…

Blog Hop!! …aka What Am I Doing Here, Episode II.

I wanted to do this post weeks ago but I’ve had heaps of stuff on. Heaps. Mostly going on blog tours and procrastinating on Facebook. But finally here’s MY blog tour! Er, welcome! I really do want to do it, but I’ve been putting it off because I can’t imagine anyone caring about my motivations or creative “process”…