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Ned Martin’s Journal 2010

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January

Sun 3rd Jan – Thu 7th Jan 2010

Back in Brisbane again, I go about my daily life, have Kara visit, & watch “Sherlock Holmes”.

Brisbane, Again

Back in Brisbane again, I go about my daily life, have Kara visit, & watch “Sherlock Holmes”.

Fri 8th Jan – Sat 16th Jan 2010

It rains, I get my car unwarped, fail to climb The Steamers, Lock ‘n’ Load with Kristin, watch “Up in the Air” & have potential flatmates.

Lock ‘n’ Load, The Steamers & The Unwarping

It rains, I get my car unwarped, fail to climb The Steamers, Lock ‘n’ Load with Kristin, watch “Up in the Air” & have potential flatmates.

Sun 17th Jan 2010

It is quite hot. Bronwen & I go swimming.

College’s Crossing

It is quite hot. Bronwen & I go swimming.

Sun 31st Jan 2010

I am a fan of light, & my room has high ceilings… so I drove down to Bunning’s, & bought a thirty dollar light bulb.

Let There Be Light

I am a fan of light, & my room has high ceilings… so I drove down to Bunning’s, & bought a thirty dollar light bulb.

February

Mon 1st Feb – Sat 6th Feb 2010

Bronwen pulls apart computers & Ned has an entire Arnott’s Family Assorted biscuit packet to himself, but fears it may not be enough.

Pulling apart computers

Bronwen pulls apart computers & Ned has an entire Arnott’s Family Assorted biscuit packet to himself, but fears it may not be enough.

Mon 8th Feb – Sun 14th Feb 2010

I gain a sore eye, a very rich cheesecake, & two of Germany’s loveliest as flatmates.

Late & Flatmates

I gain a sore eye, a very rich cheesecake, & two of Germany’s loveliest as flatmates.

Fri 26th Feb – Sun 28th Feb 2010

Linda and Bill’s Ruby Wedding Anniversary: Mt. Tamborine in the rain: Bushwalking, swimming & mingling.

Linda and Bill’s Ruby Wedding Anniversary

Linda and Bill’s Ruby Wedding Anniversary: Mt. Tamborine in the rain: Bushwalking, swimming & mingling.

March

Mon 1st Mar – Fri 5th Mar 2010

I attend the ophthalmologist, Umart, curry, rain & pizza.

March Ophthalmology

I attend the ophthalmologist, Umart, curry, rain & pizza.

Mon 8th Mar – Sat 13th Mar 2010

Ophthalmology, Alice in Wonderland, a kilo of peppermint creams & the St. Patrick’s Day parade, along with a new keyboard for my phone.

Alice in Wonderland

Ophthalmology, Alice in Wonderland, a kilo of peppermint creams & the St. Patrick’s Day parade, along with a new keyboard for my phone.

Sun 14th Mar – Sat 20th Mar 2010

I watch “Welcome”, “A Hurt Locker”, & some comedians, before getting a sore throat, calling in sick & driving through the Clem7 tunnel.

Welcome, Clem7 & Hurt Locker

I watch “Welcome”, “A Hurt Locker”, & some comedians, before getting a sore throat, calling in sick & driving through the Clem7 tunnel.

Sun 21st Mar – Wed 24th Mar 2010

I am annoyed at the lack of enforcement of road rules, cut myself on a can, & watch Kara play with Queensland Wind & Brass.

Queensland Wind and Brass

I am annoyed at the lack of enforcement of road rules, cut myself on a can, & watch Kara play with Queensland Wind & Brass.

Thu 25th Mar 2010

I’m furiously angry, filled with quiet, subdued, rage - ironically, not at the police who I failed to evade, but at my work, Bronwen, & Valerie. & it’s all because I was trying to get fit.

A Very Bad Day

I’m furiously angry, filled with quiet, subdued, rage - ironically, not at the police who I failed to evade, but at my work, Bronwen, & Valerie. & it’s all because I was trying to get fit.

Fri 26th Mar – Wed 31st Mar 2010

I’m depressed, dangerous & go to Bunnings. The Earth has an hour, Bronwen & I have Hungry Jacks, attend APT6, drive Kara to the airport, and decide to be positive—not to mention, buying German bread & seeing the doctor about my eye.

The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

I’m depressed, dangerous & go to Bunnings. The Earth has an hour, Bronwen & I have Hungry Jacks, attend APT6, drive Kara to the airport, and decide to be positive—not to mention, buying German bread & seeing the doctor about my eye.

April

Thu 1st Apr – Fri 9th Apr 2010

I climb the great pyramid amidst apple cider whilst my flatmates sail the oceans, before technical issues cut short my holiday—& regularly my sleep—& I return to work. Then, it’s Kick-Ass.

Easter: Scouts, Stanthorpe, Girraween & Work

I climb the great pyramid amidst apple cider whilst my flatmates sail the oceans, before technical issues cut short my holiday—& regularly my sleep—& I return to work. Then, it’s Kick-Ass.

Sat 10th Apr – Fri 16th Apr 2010

In hindsight, there was a Music Kafe, very few people at work, Sabine arrived home, Bronwen bought surround sound & Valerie, Kara & I went to a nudist beach, after the markets.

Alexandria Bay, Noosa

In hindsight, there was a Music Kafe, very few people at work, Sabine arrived home, Bronwen bought surround sound & Valerie, Kara & I went to a nudist beach, after the markets.

Sat 17th Apr – Sat 24th Apr 2010

I hunt green fleas, meet Sabine’s fiancé, watch “The Book of Eli”, clip hedges, brighten my car & see “Ma Baker’s Tonic”, amongst curry puffs, spring rolls & homemade lemonade.

Ma Baker’s Tonic

I hunt green fleas, meet Sabine’s fiancé, watch “The Book of Eli”, clip hedges, brighten my car & see “Ma Baker’s Tonic”, amongst curry puffs, spring rolls & homemade lemonade.

Sun 25th Apr – Tue 27th Apr 2010

I attend ANZAC Day, learn how to train my dragon, & suffer from a pre-midlife crisis.

ANZAC Day

I attend ANZAC Day, learn how to train my dragon, & suffer from a pre-midlife crisis.

May

Mon 10th May – Sun 16th May 2010

I get the wrong phone, then the right phone, & go to Stradbroke.

Phone buying dramas & Stradbroke

I get the wrong phone, then the right phone, & go to Stradbroke.

June

Tue 1st Jun – Thu 10th Jun 2010

I flash phone ROMs, watch “Titanic”, fight Paypal, visit Paddington Fair, rummage through suitcases & tell the best joke ever.

Paddington Fair, Jokes & Suitcase Rummaging

I flash phone ROMs, watch “Titanic”, fight Paypal, visit Paddington Fair, rummage through suitcases & tell the best joke ever.

Fri 11th Jun – Mon 14th Jun 2010

I go to The Dreaming Festival, & fall sick.

The Dreaming

I go to The Dreaming Festival, & fall sick.

Tue 15th Jun – Sun 20th Jun 2010

I am sick, watch The A-Team, meet Sabine’s boyfriend, & am sad when Sabine leaves.

I am sick, watch The A-Team, & Sabine departs

I am sick, watch The A-Team, meet Sabine’s boyfriend, & am sad when Sabine leaves.

Mon 21st Jun – Sun 27th Jun 2010

I get a brainstem infection, 20 bread rolls, two LED torches, & there is a lunar eclipse & lots of fire twirling.

20 Bread Rolls, A Brainstem Infection & A Lunar Eclipse

I get a brainstem infection, 20 bread rolls, two LED torches, & there is a lunar eclipse & lots of fire twirling.

Mon 28th Jun – Sat 3rd Jul 2010

A teapot dies, I watch Balibo, Samson & Delilah, interview people, & build a perpetual motion machine.

Death of a Teapot

A teapot dies, I watch Balibo, Samson & Delilah, interview people, & build a perpetual motion machine.

July

Sun 4th Jul – Sat 10th Jul 2010

I visit the Go Between Bridge, Kara is sick, & my car is re-tired.

Going Between & Car Re-Tiring

I visit the Go Between Bridge, Kara is sick, & my car is re-tired.

Sun 11th Jul 2010

I attend the Abbey Medieval Festival.

Abbey Medieval Festival

I attend the Abbey Medieval Festival.

Mon 12th Jul – Sat 17th Jul 2010

I drive, eat, wreck my mirror, watch Knight & Day, & Sabine returns.

The Return of Sabine

I drive, eat, wreck my mirror, watch Knight & Day, & Sabine returns.

Sun 18th Jul – Sat 24th Jul 2010

I replace my car mirror, say goodbye to Sabine, show people my rooms, watch Inception, & go to the wreckers.

Sabine says Goodbye

I replace my car mirror, say goodbye to Sabine, show people my rooms, watch Inception, & go to the wreckers.

Sun 25th Jul – Thu 29th Jul 2010

I stay up late working, get new flatmates & Bronwen bruises herself.

New Flatmates: Amy & Blaise

I stay up late working, get new flatmates & Bronwen bruises herself.

August

Mon 9th Aug – Sat 21st Aug 2010

I hurt my eye, see the doctor, argue politics, fall sick with a pressurised head & Valerie returns.

The Return of Valerie & The Pressurised Head

I hurt my eye, see the doctor, argue politics, fall sick with a pressurised head & Valerie returns.

Sun 22nd Aug – Mon 30th Aug 2010

Valerie comes again, It Takes 2 to Tango, I see Clint, “Salt”, & Buderim & Bronwen’s Grandfather.

Valerie’s Second Coming

Valerie comes again, It Takes 2 to Tango, I see Clint, “Salt”, & Buderim & Bronwen’s Grandfather.

Tue 31st Aug – Fri 3rd Sep 2010

My car breaks, Eagle Boys suck, I buy U2 tickets, see “Tomorrow, When the War Began”, & see Peter Berner at the Sit Down Comedy Club.

My Car Breaks

My car breaks, Eagle Boys suck, I buy U2 tickets, see “Tomorrow, When the War Began”, & see Peter Berner at the Sit Down Comedy Club.

September

Sat 4th Sep – Sun 5th Sep 2010

I drive far into the mist, watch F111 jets & fireworks, & squeeze through crowds to eat French food.

Riverfire & Riverbreakfast

I drive far into the mist, watch F111 jets & fireworks, & squeeze through crowds to eat French food.

October

Fri 1st Oct – Wed 13th Oct 2010

I get hayfever, shoot people with paintballs, & it floods.

Hayfever, Paintball & Flooding

I get hayfever, shoot people with paintballs, & it floods.

Mon 18th Oct – Sat 23rd Oct 2010

I attend “Earthlings”, “Remix”, the West End Markets, several cheap takeaway places, & Bronwen gets a new laptop.

Earthlings, Remix & Bronwen’s New Laptop

I attend “Earthlings”, “Remix”, the West End Markets, several cheap takeaway places, & Bronwen gets a new laptop.

Sun 24th Oct 2010

Bronwen & I shoot zombies at the Brisbane Zombie Walk, eat Thai, visit Maz, & it storms.

Brisbane Zombie Walk 2010

Bronwen & I shoot zombies at the Brisbane Zombie Walk, eat Thai, visit Maz, & it storms.

Mon 25th Oct – Thu 28th Oct 2010

I am threatened, eat pizza, do my tax & work after hours.

A Taxing Time

I am threatened, eat pizza, do my tax & work after hours.

November

Mon 1st Nov – Tue 2nd Nov 2010

My horse wins, Amy & Blaise attempt to break in, breaking the door, & the police are called.

Police remove Blaise & Amy

My horse wins, Amy & Blaise attempt to break in, breaking the door, & the police are called.

Wed 3rd Nov – Fri 12th Nov 2010

I fix the broken front door, look at cameras, eat cheesecake, go driving, stay up all night, buy tickets to Sydney, & attend Handel’s Solomon at St. John’s Cathedral.

Handel’s Solomon

I fix the broken front door, look at cameras, eat cheesecake, go driving, stay up all night, buy tickets to Sydney, & attend Handel’s Solomon at St. John’s Cathedral.

Sat 13th Nov 2010

Bronwen & I fly to Sculpture by the Sea & take lots of photos.

Sculpture by the Sea

Bronwen & I fly to Sculpture by the Sea & take lots of photos.

Sat 27th Nov 2010

I attend Robowars & buy fudge.

Robowars

I attend Robowars & buy fudge.

December

Sun 26th Dec – Sun 2nd Jan 2011

It rains a lot, my feet hurt, I volunteer at Woodford, argue with Bronwen, & return to Brisbane.

Woodford, Rain, Relationship Woes & 2011

It rains a lot, my feet hurt, I volunteer at Woodford, argue with Bronwen, & return to Brisbane.