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Ned Martin’s Journal 2011

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January

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.

Mon 3rd Jan – Mon 10th Jan 2011

I drive back to Woodford, go for a swim, eventually get to Nandos & naively go to swim at a flooded College’s Crossing.

College’s Crossing Flooded

I drive back to Woodford, go for a swim, eventually get to Nandos & naively go to swim at a flooded College’s Crossing.

Tue 11th Jan – Mon 17th Jan 2011

There is a huge flood: I evacuate, my house is flooded, & then cleaned.

The Flood

There is a huge flood: I evacuate, my house is flooded, & then cleaned.

Tue 18th Jan – Sun 23rd Jan 2011

I move my things back to my flood damaged house & squat there. I also trim hedges, eat Sizzlers, tacos, curry, & help Maz move.

Squatting after the Flood

I move my things back to my flood damaged house & squat there. I also trim hedges, eat Sizzlers, tacos, curry, & help Maz move.

Mon 24th Jan – Sun 30th Jan 2011

My sister is pregnant, I visit College’s Crossing Moonscape, move to Bronwen’s, & find traffic sucks.

Moving House

My sister is pregnant, I visit College’s Crossing Moonscape, move to Bronwen’s, & find traffic sucks.

Mon 31st Jan – Sun 6th Feb 2011

I buy an eight dollar milkshake, find that traffic congestion occurs during peak-hour, eat a fair bit, & go to Cleveland.

The Eight Dollar Milkshake

I buy an eight dollar milkshake, find that traffic congestion occurs during peak-hour, eat a fair bit, & go to Cleveland.

February

Mon 7th Feb – Sun 13th Feb 2011

I cancel things, get in trouble, visit Amanda, & Maz, Kieran, Bunnings, Sunnybank & Govinda’s.

Gasses Damaging to the Ozone Layer

I cancel things, get in trouble, visit Amanda, & Maz, Kieran, Bunnings, Sunnybank & Govinda’s.

Mon 14th Feb – Sun 20th Feb 2011

I go to Stradbroke Island, and, unrelatedly, meet Natalie.

Stradbroke Island & Natalie

I go to Stradbroke Island, and, unrelatedly, meet Natalie.

Mon 21st Feb – Sun 27th Feb 2011

I am very angry, it storms big, Maz moves to his new place, my laptop is repaired, & we go for a lovely drive.

Storms, Nachos, Anger & Laptop Repair

I am very angry, it storms big, Maz moves to his new place, my laptop is repaired, & we go for a lovely drive.

Mon 28th Feb – Fri 11th Mar 2011

I visit Amanda, give notice at work, book flights to Europe, & Bronwen gets a Kindle.

Quitting Work, Buying Flights & a Kindle

I visit Amanda, give notice at work, book flights to Europe, & Bronwen gets a Kindle.

March

Sat 12th Mar 2011

I watched naked people ride bikes, had a milkshake, and watched “Gilmore Girls”.

World Naked Bike Ride

I watched naked people ride bikes, had a milkshake, and watched “Gilmore Girls”.

Mon 14th Mar – Sat 19th Mar 2011

My Kindle arrives, I visit the dentist, have my last day at work, & nearly die in several road accidents.

My Kindle, My Dentist & My Last Day at Work

My Kindle arrives, I visit the dentist, have my last day at work, & nearly die in several road accidents.

Sun 20th Mar – Sat 26th Mar 2011

I buy a netbook, eat Malaysian food, visit the travel doctor, inject diseases, buy a Lumix camera, travel on a bus, & have lunch with Tom.

The Netbook, The Diseases, & Tom

I buy a netbook, eat Malaysian food, visit the travel doctor, inject diseases, buy a Lumix camera, travel on a bus, & have lunch with Tom.

July

Wed 13th Jul – Thu 21st Jul 2011

I arrive home, Bronwen’s hair goes frizzy, we watch Harry Potter & Transformers, visit Kieran, Maz, Smeagol, buy pizza & a shirt, & visit Camera Tech.

Home, Frizzy Hair, Pizza & Lens Repair

I arrive home, Bronwen’s hair goes frizzy, we watch Harry Potter & Transformers, visit Kieran, Maz, Smeagol, buy pizza & a shirt, & visit Camera Tech.

Fri 22nd Jul – Thu 28th Jul 2011

I get a quote for my lens repair, go to Stradbroke Island, trim the hedge, install windscreen wipers & attend Ida’s funeral.

Stradbroke Island & Ida’s Funeral

I get a quote for my lens repair, go to Stradbroke Island, trim the hedge, install windscreen wipers & attend Ida’s funeral.

Fri 29th Jul – Sun 31st Jul 2011

I get a haircut & don’t die on a cliff, in the dark, trying to find “The Steamers”.

The Haircut & Not The Steamers

I get a haircut & don’t die on a cliff, in the dark, trying to find “The Steamers”.

August

Mon 1st Aug – Wed 10th Aug 2011

I fought–then bought–a monitor, fought the media centre, watched Captain America fight, bought some torches & batteries & a fake Wi-Fi card on eBay, fought my netbook, went to Sunday Live, fought Bilharzia, & got fit & stayed thin.

Computers Suck

I fought–then bought–a monitor, fought the media centre, watched Captain America fight, bought some torches & batteries & a fake Wi-Fi card on eBay, fought my netbook, went to Sunday Live, fought Bilharzia, & got fit & stayed thin.

Thu 11th Aug – Thu 18th Aug 2011

I attend Bronwen’s grandfather’s funeral, Classic FM’s Topology, & Cowboys & Aliens.

A Funeral, Classical Music, Cowboys & Aliens

I attend Bronwen’s grandfather’s funeral, Classic FM’s Topology, & Cowboys & Aliens.

Mon 22nd Aug – Fri 26th Aug 2011

Bronwen has her first day at work, my 18650 batteries and P-Rocket torch arrive, Mack Warranties suck, it rains, & we have dinner with Bronwen’s cousins, Laurence & Valerie.

Torches, Tax & Dinner

Bronwen has her first day at work, my 18650 batteries and P-Rocket torch arrive, Mack Warranties suck, it rains, & we have dinner with Bronwen’s cousins, Laurence & Valerie.

September

Tue 6th Sep – Fri 9th Sep 2011

Two torches arrive from eBay, only one of which is broken; it rains & blows, & I go to Tara Thai.

More Torches & Some Thai

Two torches arrive from eBay, only one of which is broken; it rains & blows, & I go to Tara Thai.

October

Sat 1st Oct 2011

A fifth unsuccessful attempt to get to “The Steamers”, wherein it rains, squalls, & I meet the strongest wind I have ever met.

The Steamers (Attempt Five)

A fifth unsuccessful attempt to get to “The Steamers”, wherein it rains, squalls, & I meet the strongest wind I have ever met.

Sat 15th Oct 2011

Bronwen & I drive to Tamborine Mountain for the Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival, & are lucky to survive.

Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival

Bronwen & I drive to Tamborine Mountain for the Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival, & are lucky to survive.

Sun 23rd Oct 2011

Bronwen & I go to the Brisbane Zombie Walk, Occupy Brisbane & The Confectionary Warehouse.

Brisbane Zombie Walk 2011

Bronwen & I go to the Brisbane Zombie Walk, Occupy Brisbane & The Confectionary Warehouse.

November

Mon 7th Nov – Fri 11th Nov 2011

My new Canon EOS 7D camera arrives & I am excited.

Canon EOS 7D

My new Canon EOS 7D camera arrives & I am excited.

Mon 14th Nov – Sat 19th Nov 2011

It is Bronwen and my seventh anniversary. I attempt to change my headlamps, eat curry with Silas, photograph the media centre & my server, give Bronwen flowers, gain a battery grip for my camera, & eat dinner at Caravanserai.

Seven Years

It is Bronwen and my seventh anniversary. I attempt to change my headlamps, eat curry with Silas, photograph the media centre & my server, give Bronwen flowers, gain a battery grip for my camera, & eat dinner at Caravanserai.

Sun 20th Nov – Tue 22nd Nov 2011

It is Bronwen’s birthday, I make my first ever “Extra Special Birthday Vouchers”, get lots of things from eBay–some of which aren’t broken–& photograph the city.

Bronwen’s Birthday

It is Bronwen’s birthday, I make my first ever “Extra Special Birthday Vouchers”, get lots of things from eBay–some of which aren’t broken–& photograph the city.

Wed 23rd Nov – Fri 2nd Dec 2011

A picture breaks, I eat at Coffee Club, buy a Mack Diamond Warranty, drive to Pittsworth with Maz, take starry photos, go-live at work, & watch the lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas tree.

Pittsworth & Light Painting

A picture breaks, I eat at Coffee Club, buy a Mack Diamond Warranty, drive to Pittsworth with Maz, take starry photos, go-live at work, & watch the lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas tree.

December

Sat 3rd Dec – Fri 9th Dec 2011

I go dotty at GoMA, eat chips, pizza & pasta, & attend the work Christmas Party.

Dotty at GoMA: We Miss You Magic Land!

I go dotty at GoMA, eat chips, pizza & pasta, & attend the work Christmas Party.

Sat 10th Dec – Fri 16th Dec 2011

I am haircut, there is a lunar eclipse, Bronwen buys me a bike, I go riding & get lost, fall over and damage my laptop, & post my old camera up to Sarah.

Wherein I get a new bike & the moon goes away

I am haircut, there is a lunar eclipse, Bronwen buys me a bike, I go riding & get lost, fall over and damage my laptop, & post my old camera up to Sarah.

Mon 26th Dec – Tue 3rd Jan 2012

Bronwen & I go to Woodford Folk Festival, where the weather is good for a change, I fall sick, we don’t argue, & overall have a great time.

Woodford Folk Festival & The Dreaming

Bronwen & I go to Woodford Folk Festival, where the weather is good for a change, I fall sick, we don’t argue, & overall have a great time.