Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A weekend in Brisbane and the Gold Coast

The beautiful Rykah Constantine White

View from our balcony

Our shopping....

Me and Kate

Look what I have to live with...

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Luck of the Irish

I sit next to an Irish girl at work. Her name is Ciara (pronounced Keira). She is VERY funny and I've learnt so much about Ireland. Thought I'd share some of my learnings with you.

1. Ireland is 70,000 square kms. Compare this to the South Island which is 180,000 square kms.
2. Ireland has 5,000,000 people. That's a lot of people in a small area!
3. There is one roundabout in Ireland. They go around it.
4. In the middle of the roundabout is 2 blocks of flats. That's where all the people live.
5. There is one school. Everyone is related there.
6. At this school they have egg and spoon races. But they use potatoes instead of eggs.
7. Ciara's friends dad pays for his haircuts with potatoes.
8. There is no 10am in Ireland.

These are the things she has told me.

DISCLAIMER: Numbers 3, 4 & 8 may not be true. Number 1 may have come from Wikipedia, not Ciara.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

I'm not usually a fan of Raybon Kan...

...but in this case we are on exactly the same page. This article is DEFINITELY worth a read. Right to the end.

It's not OK to hit someone. Ever.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Emo Blog

Things are good for me. I have a great home in a nearly new house with amazing flatmates. I have a job I really enjoy with people I actually like and they pay me great money. I have a wonderful car that takes me anywhere and everywhere for very little money and looks cool at the same time. I have very few bills, I'm coming off the happy pills I've relied on for a very long time and this means I can finally lose some weight. I have a degree despite leaving school at 16. I've done some pretty cool travel and made some pretty cool friends. Things are all good right now.

But still I am emo. Still I am tired and frustrated by people. I'm tired of having hopes on how a person will be and then constantly being let down by this. What does this tell me? Do I have too higher standards? Do I expect too much from people? Am I a negative person? I'm pretty sure I'm not actually looking for the bad stuff so it's not that.

I am a very sensitive person. I take things personally, I care too much, I expect a lot from people and so I get hurt. And this makes me angry and so I go to sleep most nights thinking about how all I feel is hurt and angry at people who have let me down. What's this about? Is this some psychological thing? Is this normal to have expectations of people and have people not meet these expectation?

This is a confusing post I know because I can't give examples without it giving away the people I'm talking about. Maybe I'm just tired and should go to bed and watch my beautiful new Sony 32" LCD tv.