Monday, January 02, 2017
Lunch. Geilston Bay. September 2016.
So, as part of the 2016 Goodreads Challenge, it turns out that I read a total of 128 books
In the interest of sharing good novels, here are the best books that I read in 2016!
Absent without Leave, Heinrich Böll
All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy
Coraline, Neil Gaiman
Days Without End, Sebastian Barry
Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, Max Porter
How I Escaped My Certain Fate, Stewart Lee
Mothering Sunday, Graham Swift
Pop. 1280, Jim Thompson
Roseanna, Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
The Dig, Cynan Jones
The Iron Man, Ted Hughes
The Man Who Went Up in Smoke, Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
The North Water, Ian McGuire
The Search Warrant, Patrick Modiano
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Fish from Venice. Geilston Bay, September 2016.
No, you can't do that.
You can't do that with that shirt on.
Not with those shoes you can't.
Not with that look on your face.
Not with that attitude.
Not with your frame of reference.
Not from you.
Not by the likes of you.
No, you can't do that.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016
Experiments in light #1, Dark Mofo, Hobart
Experiments in light #2, Dark Mofo, Hobart
Experiments in light #3, Dark Mofo, Hobart
Experiments in light #4, Dark Mofo, Hobart
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Most people live in a myth and grow violently angry if anyone dares to tell them the truth about themselves.
Above us, the waves. Fishers Point, Southwest National Park, Tasmania
Stealing again from Sunday Stealing. Currently, I am...
Reading... Pat Barker’s latest book, Noonday.
Writing... a blog post!
Playing... Minecraft, on survival mode on the Playstation 4.
Watching... Limmy’s Show.
Trying... to figure out what to do next.
Cooking... lots of curries.
Drinking... plenty of water.
Calling... all the shots.
Pinning... the blame on someone else.
Tweeting... the time and distance that I’ve run.
Crafting... lots of pick-axes!
Doing... whatever it takes.
Going... hard at the ball.
Loving... a bit of peace of quiet when I can get it.
Hating... the increasing pace of time passing.
Re-Discovering... the joys of shepherd’s pie.
Enjoying... myself immensely.
Thinking... far too much for my own wellbeing.
Feeling... like another swig of water.
Missing... out on foot rubs.
Hoping... that the creepers don’t ruin my beautifully maintained pumpkin patch.
Listening... to the whispers in the wind.
Celebrating... every day as if it’s the last.
Smelling... like patchouli.
Thanking... my lucky stars.
Considering... all the options.
Starting... to nod off.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Stealing a Q and A again, this time the Garage Sale Meme.
Is your phone right next to you, or at least close by?
It’s switched off and in a drawer.
What windows or tabs are open on your computer right now?
Only Opera browser. Three tabs.
Is your phone a touch screen?
Yes, a Nokia Lumia.
Who is the last person to call you?
What was the last movie you watched?
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. With the kids.
What are you doing tomorrow?
I’m thinking of climbing a mountain.
Are you in a good mood?
Pretty much. It’s early, though.
Do you think exes can remain friends?
It’s highly unlikely.
Are you starting to realize anything?
That things matter less than you usually think.
Do you follow rules or break them?
Follow. I am prepared to push against them if there’s an ethical blur.
Are you currently looking forward to anything?
Japan! We’re headed there in less than a month.
Could you go a day without eating?
How many bracelets do you have on your wrists right now?
Do you scream stuff out the car window?
Do you have reason to smile right now?
If I stop and remind myself.
What do you do when you need to relax?
Breathe, and run.
What are you listening to right now?
An interview with someone about Polish Holocaust survivors.
What’s your greatest fear?
Being forgotten. Or being remembered.
Do you have a best friend?
Are you afraid of death?
Not afraid, but I can’t say I’m looking forward to it.
Do you open up to people easily?
When I decide that I want to. I do a good line in shutting down too.
Has anyone upset you in the last week?
What’s your favourite drink?
What are you craving?
How did you sleep last night?
Would you ever consider turning your house into a B&B?
What was the first thing you ate today?
I haven’t eaten yet.
Do you have anything more important you should be doing right now?
It’s still dark! Give me some time…
Have you ever eaten tofu, and if so, did you enjoy it?
I made tofu for dinner two nights ago. I like tofu.
What was the last type of meat you ate?
What colour is your toothpaste?
Have you taken any medication today?
Have you ever inhaled helium?
Years and years ago.
Have you set an alarm today?
Do you keep up-to-date with current news and events?
As much as I try not to, I do.
Have you asked someone for advice today?
They’re all asleep!
What colour is your shampoo?
A golden brown. I rarely shampoo though.
Have you watched more than an hour of TV today?
I wouldn’t have watched an hour of TV in the past six months!
Ever wake up early on Saturdays to go Garage Sale shopping?
No, it is not my scene.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Inspired by Sunday Stealing, I'm continuing the new year festivities with a list of things I'm trying in 2016!
A bad habit I'm going to break is not stretching enough before bedtime.
A new skill I'd like to learn is cutting my own hair.
A person I'd like to be more like is Primo Levi. Even when life was at its very nadir, and he was less than a slave in Auschwitz, he could see the power that each and every individual retained: the power to refuse our consent.
A good deed I'm going to do is most likely one done without mentioning it.
A place I'd like to visit is the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Kyoto.
A book I'd like to read is Julian Barnes’ latest novel, The Noise of Time.
A letter I'm going to write is going to be at least 145 pages long.
A new food I'd like to try is a proper tom yum goong.
I'm going to do better at cooking stir fry.