Ned Martin’s Journal
Welcome to my journal.
It’s not always exciting, but it does give a good indication of what my life is like, and presumably in turn what I am like.
It’s my collection of mundane daily life, interspersed with my attempts at photography, wit, and whatever else comes to mind.
There’s a calendar, or browse a category below.
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I go to Hogswatch in July, & Bronwen & I go to Acro at Davies Park, Climbing at Kangaroo Point, the James Street Food & Wine Festival, & Slacklining & Acro at New Farm.
I see CC the Cat & the Julia Rose Band at The Motor Room.
I visit Silas, clean up around the house, & sort through the Europe, Egypt & Africa photos from 2011.
Bronwen & I go to Acro at Davies Park & Sizzler.
Bronwen & I go to the West End Fire Festival.
Bronwen & I go to Slacklining & Acro at New Farm Park.
Bronwen & I go to Slacklining & Acro at New Farm Park.
Bronwen learns to ride motorbikes, I go to the “Take Action for Affordable Housing and Sustainable Development” rally & we both go to Acro at Davies Park Markets.
I go to the dentist & have a zirconium crown installed.
Bronwen & I go to Slacklining & Acro at New Farm Park & Sunset Gathering at Kangaroo Point.
Bronwen & I go to the House of Fandom Markets & Cosplay, & have drinks at Jeb’s place.
I spend over an hour at the dentist & get a temporary crown.
Bronwen & I go to The Motor Room Protest Picnic.
Bronwen has frizzy hair & I take photographs of it.
Bronwen & I go to Knock Off Comedy, the newly moved Motor Room & Boundary Street Markets, & the West End Fire Festival.
I go to the endodontist again & have my root canal finished.
Bronwen & I go to Roving Conspiracy at 63 Annerley Road, Wooloongabba.
Bronwen & I go to New Farm Park where we find a soccer game & the slackline & acro crew.
The washing machine breaks, I fix it, & watch Kallidad at The Motor Room.
I fight sugar, go walking, clean my laptop, eat ramen, & pick up the mower from Silas.
Bronwen & I go to Sizzler, watch the slackline & acro crew at New Farm Park, & go to Sunset Gathering at Kangaroo Point.
I find many smelly fungi & Bronwen & I go to Fat Picnic, Miel & Jonathan Sri’s Campaign After-party at The Motor Room.
I drive all over the place to hopefully wrap up my civil dispute, Bronwen & I drop the mower off to Silas & go to Halim’s Indian Taj with him, & my tooth hurts again.
Bronwen & I go orienteering at Mount Coot-Tha, then to Suitcase Rummage in the city & on to New Farm Park where we find the slackline & acro crew.
Bronwen & I watch “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, turn coins into money & have dinner at Bronwen’s parents’s place.
Bronwen & I go to Stradbroke Island to escape the Easter chaos on the mainland, & manage to survive.
Bronwen & I go to the West End Fire Festival.
I go back to the dentist, visit Silas & see “London has Fallen”.
There is an election, & I drive in the toll tunnel by accident. Needless to say, I am very angry.
I go to the endodontist who performs stage one of my root canal, I visit the dentist who removes my wisdom tooth, & I lie in bed in pain and misery.
Bronwen & I have dinner at the Persian Kitchen with Silas, Liza, Morgan & Celeste.
Bronwen & I go to Roving Conspiracy at 42 Mollison Street, eat felafel kebabs, & feed worms.
Bronwen & I go to the World Science Festival. It is not very good & it rains.
Bronwen & I start watching “Avatar: The Last Airbender”, eat dinosaur pasta, go to Knock Off Comedy & Wilsons Lookout, & I install a security camera.
Bronwen & I go to Suitcase Rummage in the city & Slacklining & Acro at New Farm Park.
Bronwen & I watch “Deadpool”, my tooth begins to hurt, & I upgrade the media centre to Kodi Jarvis & connect it to Maz’s NAS.
Bronwen & I drive to the airport to see Maz off on his way to the US, the mower doesn’t start, & we watch slackliners & acro performers at New Farm Park.
I work & help Maz pack, Maz moves out & Bronwen & I go to MZAZA at the Motor Room.
I go to Francy’s Patisserie with Maz, the Vigil for Baby Asha, Slacklining & Acro in New Farm Park with Bronwen, & meet Sarah & Micah at the airport.
I watch the Slackline crew break all their gear setting up a waterline, then go to the Vigil for Baby Asha.
I eat Hanaichi, see Maz a lot, start a new contract, & meet Kieran at Halim’s Indian Taj.
I go to the Vigil for Baby Asha, then go to Maz’s.
Maz, Chris & I go to Stradbroke Island to take drone footage. Bronwen joins me later & we stay with her parents.
I go for an interview & have a dental check-up.
Bronwen & I go to suitcase rummage, watch the slackline & acro crew at New Farm Park, & then go to Sunset Gathering at Orleigh Park.
Bronwen & I watch the dancers at Rio Rhythmics’ Carnaval in West End, then visit Maz.
I find Brisbane’s most confusing lift & photograph cosplayers at Neon Pop.
I get a sore throat, but I survive & it gets better.
I take photos of lightning & Bronwen, Maz & I have curry at Halim’s.
Bronwen & I attend the Eighth Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art.
Bronwen & I go to the “Invasion Day” rally, the Normanby Hotel’s 1000 Watt Esky Races, & see the Bollywood film “Airlift”.
Bronwen & I discover the Stairway to Knowledge, & watch for trains.
Bronwen & I go to Sizzler, Great Australian Bites, & the West End Fire Festival, where it storms.
Bronwen & I go to a “Free the Nipple” picnic, Roving Conspiracy, watch “The Big Short”, & I meet Silas.
Bronwen & I watch “Suffragette” & “The Dressmaker”, & I continue my attempts to walk up Mount Gravatt every so often.
Bronwen & I attend the Brisbane No Pants Subway Ride.
Bronwen & I get home from Woodford & try to readjust to normality.
Bronwen & I go to Woodford Folk Festival, see many, many things & have a good time.
Bronwen & I have a quiet Christmas.
Bronwen, Maz & I go look at Christmas Lights.
Bronwen & I set up tent at Woodford, watch the Myer Christmas Parade, take photos of fireworks, & see Star Wars Episode VII.
Bronwen & I go Bronwen’s parents’ place & have an early Christmas.
Bronwen & I go look at Christmas Lights.
There are storms, Bronwen & I see “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2”, watch the lighting of the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Tree, visit some fancy rats, & help Maz install air-conditioning.
Bronwen replaces her phone battery, we eat at Sizzler, & drive to Cedar Creek Falls with Maz.
Bronwen & I watch “Spectre” to celebrate our eleventh anniversary, I surprise Bronwen with a Kindle Voyage for her birthday, hidden in a hollow book which Maz & I make, & I fail to bribe Woodford.
I edit photos, forget to pay my credit card bill, talk to recruiters, eat Mexican & Thai, & plan for a bushwalk.
Bronwen & I drive to Cedar Creek, block Amanda’s toilet, drive to the other Cedar Creek, & unblock Amanda’s toilet.
I finish working, take Amanda to hospital, find out Maz is moving to America, watch an “Anonymous” march, & try to photograph lightning.
Bronwen & I go to a photoshoot, a Jewish festival, the Grass Roots Festival, a suitcase rummage, & the Brisbane Zombie Walk.
Bronwen & I go to Fiesta Latina, where I take many blurry photos.
I drop Maz at the airport, there is cake at work, & Bronwen & I go to Roving Conspiracy & eat bin food at the Greens Gabba Ward Volunteers & Supporters Party.
Bronwen, Maz, a few of his friends, & I go to Stradbroke Island, & I am clever and do not camp.
Bronwen & I go to the first night of the Valley Fiesta.
Bronwen, Maz & I drive to Northbrook Gorges and get wet walking up a creek.
Bronwen, Maz & I go to the Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival.
I go to the dentist, switch to Bronwen’s old phone, Bronwen removes her Mum’s hard drive, & I test it.
My Galaxy Note dies after 3 years, 4 months, 3 weeks, and 5 days.
I make a huge mess, take the cooktop apart, go to a pop-up conspiracy, stay up late, get results from the doctor & watch “The Martian”.
I begin to recover from my laryngitis & Bronwen & I go to the Robowars 2015 Nationals at Ipswich Art Gallery, & Sunset Gathering.
I start to recover & Bronwen & I go to Brisbane Open House.
Bronwen & I go to Miffy’s birthday party, & I get laryngitis.
Maz & I go to the Bris Bricks Lego Expo after Bronwen & I went to Wellington Point instead.
Bronwen & I fall sick, go to West End Fire Festival, eat burritos with Maz, & have a delicious dinner with Bronwen’s folks.
I get my macro tubes & Bronwen & I go and see the projections on The Treasury & watch Riverfire.
I go to the dentist & have my tooth accidentally killed & buy a Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens.
I pay my car rego, watch “Ant Man”, lose my umbrella cover, shop, eat fruit toast, make focal length graphs, go to the Night Noodle Markets & attend the dentist.
Bronwen & I look around Point Reyes National Seashore & the San Andreas Fault, then drive along California 1 to Fort Bragg, following the scenic coastline.
Bronwen & I drive to Sacramento & go to Sizzler.
Bronwen & I drive to Yosemite National Park, find snow, look at Giant Sequoias, spend the night at Oakhurst & drive to Lakeview in Stockton.
Bronwen & I meet Maz, have a look at his place, go see the Golden Gate Bridge, drive into Downtown San Francisco, & go for a walk around some of the more interesting parts of the city.
Bronwen & I drive along Big Sur from Los Angeles to San Francisco, spending the night at Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Bronwen & I look at the Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Centre, stroll around LA, visit Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Venice Beach, Santa Monica & Malibu, & I scratch the car.
Bronwen & I drive to Las Vegas again, then continue on to Los Angeles.
Bronwen & I drive to Hoover Dam, then through Lake Mead Recreation Area to the Valley of Fire State Park.
Bronwen & I drive from the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas, & have a look at “The Strip”.
Bronwen & I drive to Grand Canyon National Park & spend a very cold night in our tent.
Bronwen & I explore Zion National Park, then sleep at Walmart in Page, Arizona.
Bronwen & I drive to Bryce Canyon National Park, walk through many hoodoos, see snow, drive through Zion National Park, & sleep at Springdale.
Bronwen & I drive to Canyonlands National Park, where my knee hurts & there are many canyons.
Bronwen & I drive through New Mexico, along parts of Historic Route 66, past Monument Valley, & through Colorado on our way to Arches National Park in Utah, where we find many, many arches.
Bronwen & I fly to Dallas, Texas, hire a car, & begin our American holiday.
Bronwen & I drive to Tweed Hospital then North Kirra Beach & watch the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships.
Maz makes new poi, I receive fake rubbish from eBay, find malware, quit work, buy an Easter egg, go to Sizzler, Pancake Manor & Indooroopilly, & Bronwen gets business cards, goes to the doctor & fights Tweed Hospital & we see “Furious 7”.
Bronwen & I go to “Natural Bridge Glow Worm Cave” with Maz & Emmi & find glowing mushrooms, I observe “Reclaim Australia” versus the communists, Bronwen & I drive to random jetties & Tom’s Confectionery Warehouse at midnight, go to Leslie Harrison Dam, fight lantana, & meet Clint & Kelly with Maz & Emmi at Mount Ngungun.
Bronwen, Chris, Clint, Emmi, Maz & I go to Stradbroke Island for Maz’s farewell, & only Clint misses the ferry.
Clint, Maz, Emmi & I walk the Coomera Circuit at Binna Burra. Clint falls over many times but does not dislocate his finger.
Bronwen finds out she is to be made redundant & dislocates her finger, we see Chappie, drive to Coolangatta with Maz & Emmi, & walk through the clouds at Springbrook.
Bronwen & I go and watch “waterlining” at Kangaroo Point.
Bronwen recaptures worms, we see “Focus”, go to the Vietnam Veteran’s 2015 Bike, Trike and Hot Rod Show, & Maz makes LED poi.
I take photos of water & the Three Worlds Fire Twirling Competition, fight my phone & Cyanogenmod, & Maz returns to Australia.
Bronwen & I go to Roving Conspiracy, buy a new Canon 70D camera, test the camera at Neon Pop, see “Jupiter Ascending”, & Bronwen goes to Q-Ride & postpones buying flights.
Bronwen & I watch “Fifty Shades of Grey”, live through a cyclonic flood, & visit Chinatown for their year of the goat celebrations.
Bronwen & I find miles of VHS tape at “Sublime”, watch “Kingsmen”, I eat a terrible curry & hunt for laptops, we go orienteering & to the Valentine’s Day Busk where a world record is broken, to the Fort Lytton Cosplay Shoot, Recycling Art Competition Exhibition, Suitcase Rummage, Amigurumi Toyland & The Japanese Festival.
Bronwen tries Stretch Hummers on for size, we visit the state library & the museum, and then watch the dancers at Rio Rhythmics’ Carnaval in West End.
I go to Brisbane Free University, The Dentist, Lake Baroon with Clint, West End Fire Festival, The Cinema, & there is an election.
Bronwen feeds snakes, it rains a lot, we go swimming at Cedar Creek Falls, attend the Super-Awesome Greens Supporters Party, go to a photoshoot where my camera doesn’t work, watch Australia Day fireworks, & Bronwen goes in a 1000w Esky Race.
I return to work, Bronwen & I go to Roving Conspiracy, watch “Taken 3”, survive the bull sharks at College’s Crossing, & Bronwen plays with snakes & wins a trip to Dallas.
Bronwen & I test my camera, go to a climbing BBQ, ride the train with pantless people from No Pants Subway Ride & attend the first Sunset Gathering of the year.
Bronwen & I go to Woodford Folk Festival, see many, many things & have a good time.
Bronwen & I attend the G20 Summit in Brisbane.
Bronwen & I go to Stradbroke Island & Island Vibe Festival.
Bronwen & I drive to Queensland Rocketry Society’s Rocket Launch & watch many rockets, then continue to Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival.
I go to the G20 Laws Community Session, learn how to make “little planets”, & Bronwen is sent a bomb.
It is Brisbane Open House weekend so Bronwen & I go see QPAC, Roma St Fire Station, the Law Courts, the Masonic Temple, & the Port of Brisbane, as well as the West End Festival and the Brisbane Kite Festival.
Bronwen & I go to Bris Brick’s Lego Exhibition, The Greens’ “Roving Conspiracy”, & I watch a lunar eclipse & some Diwali celebrations.
Bronwen goes to TedX & I go to the Thai Festival & The Brisbane Zombie Walk, which I survive.
Bronwen’s parents return from Japan, I finish working, & Bronwen & I go to the Spring Hill Alive Festival.
Bronwen & I go to Riverfire, watch jets & helicopters, & trample people & their picnics.
Bronwen & I drive to the Mitchell Creek 2014 Rock ‘n’ Blues Festival, have a great time, & drive home again very tired.
I buy a mousepad. Bronwen wears a hat. Everyone else buys an iPhone.
Bronwen & I drive to Currumbin Beach & The Swell Sculpture Festival & stop at the PNG Independence Day Festival in Beenleigh on the way home.
Bronwen’s parents go to Japan & Bronwen & I go to the Exxopolis luminarium, watch “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, & battle roaches in “Street Reads”.
I recover from my tooth extraction, Bronwen & I see “Do Do Land” & go to the Kurilpa Derby, & Sizzler.
I have pain & my wisdom tooth is removed.
I eat a cupcake, watch “The Expendables 3”, go to Valley Fiesta & watch Slacklining.
Bronwen & I go to Moonfest & there is a Supermoon. Then we catch Ekka flu & ache.
I ache, watch “Lucy”, break my phone, & Bronwen & I go to the Brunswick St. Mall reopening, listen to City Hall’s Pipe Organ, & go to the colourful Sunset Gathering.
I go to the Hawken Village Street Festival, watch AFL, crazy uni students, & “Guardians Of The Galaxy”, & try to photograph cannons firing at Fort Lytton.
It is Alexandra’s birthday, I drop a hard drive off to Amanda, taps to Bunnings, pay some tax, look at Cosplay people, Hogswatch in July people, St. Brigid’s Church, & find a brush with breasts.
I go to work, the bus is slow & annoying, Bronwen & I go orienteering, & eat lots of things at the Regional Flavours Festival.
Bronwen & I travel India for 2 months. It isn’t the season tourists normally go, because it’s starting to get too hot. To try to make the best of this, & also the best use of our limited time, we fly into Chennai, & head immediately south, travelling through Tamil Nadu.
I clean my car air-filter, look at flights to India & travel insurance, apply for an Indian visa, buy a new camera bag & camera strap, go to Sunset Gathering, get immunised & a sore arm, buy some locks, SD cards & various things for India, fight Citibank, book flights to India, & pack for India!
I rent-a-bomb, photograph cactuses at Mount Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens, watch dancing girls at the Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations, finish up at work, give the rent-a-bomb back, swim in the peeing pool at Southbank, & Bronwen’s leave is approved.
I go to the “Freedom Rally”, take my car to the RACQ Assessment Centre, & clean my laptop heatsink.
Bronwen & her Dad chop down a tree, I fight ivy & a washing machine, go back to work, eat sushi, move office, watch “47 Ronin”, swim at Cedar Creek, have ear scans at hospital, & am involved in a car accident. Also, a possum comes inside.
Bronwen & I are sick & sleepy, watch “The Desolation of Smaug”, I see a koala, & the rest is about Bronwen’s hair.
Bronwen & I go to Woodford Folk Festival, see many, many things & have a good time.
Bronwen & I watch the Myer Christmas Parade and Pantomim, “American Hustle”, “Enders Game”, & drive lots, seeing many, many Christmas Lights.
I watch “The Spectacular Now”, The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols, City Hall’s Light Spectacular, & go to College’s Crossing, which is destroyed.
Bronwen & I rush to Brisbane Zombie Walk, then drink milkshakes with Alexandra.
Bronwen & I drive to Currumbin Beach & The Swell Sculpture Festival & attend UQ’s MBA Information Evening, & I eat lunch with Alexandra & Anne & start exercising, & my ear plays up.
I take my car to the mechanic, who fixes two of the three things wrong with it; Bronwen & I see “Jobs”, go to “Symphony under the Stars” & “Opera at the Riverstage”; & I buy Bronwen a B.
Both Bronwen & I are sick & go to the doctor. We also see “White House Down”, the Brisbane Festival, & SpringFlare Festival of Colours, as well as gardening.
Election 2013: Krishna’s Birthday, The Fire, The Snake, Serbians, The Kurilpa Derby & Alexandra’s Bass Guitar
Bronwen & I go to Krishna’s Birthday, the Serbian Festival, The Kuripla Derby (& squid race), the Sit Down Comedy Club, a few Brisbane Writers Festival events, watch “Red 2”, & Alexandra’s bass arrives; I find a fire & call for help, I find a snake & deal with it, & Abbott (Liberal) beats Rudd (Labor).
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I go to several rallies (gay marriage, saving the reef, & fearing chemtrails), see movies (“Now You See Me”, “Elysium” & “The World’s End”), eat very expensive food at The Stokehouse, watch ravers at “Elements in the Park” & dancers at “The Indian Independence Day Festival”, & see Japanese & teddybears at The Botanic Gardens & robots at QUT’s Robotronica, before watching the Glow Run & becoming sick.
Comedy Hypnosis, Ailan Kores, Bastille Day, Sunset Gathering, Thai-ish Food & the Epicurean Festival
Bronwen, Anne, Andy & I go to Anthony Laffan’s “Comedy Hypnosis”, then Bronwen & I watch a (failed) attempt to form the largest trumpet ensemble ever, slackline, drink water, go to The Ailan Kores, Bastille Day, the Sunset Gathering & the Epicurean Festival, endure “Pacific Rim”, eat Thai-ish food, & I save Australia.
Bronwen & I go to Lockyer Powerfest at Lake Dyer where I develop “ouchies” & photograph lots of speedboats, eat at Sizzler, watch “Superman” at South Bank, ogle art at “A Celebration of the Female Form”, watch Dan lose in soccer, visit The Teneriffe Festival, & Bronwen & I watch “The Lone Ranger” but it is broken.
Bronwen & I go to the World Refugee Day Festival, see the “supermoon”, & twirl fire at Moonfest. I catch public transport & take my car to David, go to Sizzler with extreme difficulty, & switch my mobile to TPG. Bronwen recycles batteries at ALDI, I upgrade my phone to ICS, & we both go slacklining & to a fifties-style street party–“Shake the Village”.
Bronwen & I go to “Africa Day” & look at amazing hats, watch Dan play soccer–twice, watch “The Great Gatsby”, go to the Albion Comedy Club with Greg & Kylie & Toowong Cemetry with Sarah, & I help Maz move & pay my speeding fine.
Bronwen & I drive to Greta’s Wedding in Coffs Harbour. It is beautiful. Later, we watch “G.I. Joe Retaliation” & “Oblivion”, & I buy $5 shorts.
It floods again, I build a Propaganda site, & I go to Tom’s Confectionary Warehouse.
Bronwen & I drive to the Gold Coast to look at the “Australian Sand Sculpting Championships”, I start work, & we watch “Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away”.
I attend interviews & get some work, Maz’s car battery goes flat, & Bronwen & I go to the Daisy Hill Koala Centre.
Bronwen, Maz, Clint & I walk to the base of Mapleton Falls, & Maz & I nearly die.
I build a new media centre, which promptly breaks, prompting me to revisit the harrowing history of my media centre. Bronwen & I also go see “Race 2”–a Bollywood film–& Mettro tells me Ray White have pulled development back in-house.
Bronwen, Maz & I drive to Springbrook & walk the Twin Falls Circuit, which is closed, & then go to Chez Tessa because The Burrito Bar has run out of tacos.
My umbrella is stolen, there is a little storm & half of QLD (including me) loses power, & the media centre dies.
Bronwen & I swim at Southbank, walk through Boondall Wetlands, see many jellyfish, & I have my wheels balanced.
I go back to work, replace the diff in my car, and finish up at Mettro. Bronwen & I watch “Les Miserables”, “The Life of Pi”, Jupiter at Astro Pete’s, & “Gangster Squad”, & we go to Heidi’s Fortieth. Laurie passes away.
Bronwen & I fly to Cairns, drive to Mount Carbine, & watch an amazing solar eclipse with Bronwen’s parents. I then meet Silas & Liza, & fly home.
Bronwen & I go to Sunnybank, The Valley Fiesta, Bogan Bingo, Astro Pete’s, The Diwali Festival, The Brisbane Grass Roots Music Festival, & see “The Intouchables”; Sarah’s laptop arrives, Silas & Liza visit, & I get sick.
I buy 6TB of hard drives for the server & find they can’t be used, go to Sizzler with Bronwen, & Cedar Creek & Cameron Falls with Bronwen & Maz & most of the bogans in the Gold Coast, & see some scarecrows. Then Niall leaves, I meet Clint, & go see Anthony Laffan’s Comedy Hypnosis Show.
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Bronwen & I drive to Springbrook, walk the Twin Falls Circuit, & look at Natural Bridge in the day time for a change. I also use the bike carrier for the first time.
Bronwen & I go to Govinda’s, don’t take Natacha to Murwillumbah & instead go to Kondalilla Falls & Alexandria Bay, see a fruit bat and many naked men, & eat a Frenzy for the first time in many years.
Bronwen, Maz & I drive to Springbrook & visit Purling Brook Falls, coming across an upside down 4WD on the way home; Bronwen & I get free mini Dutch pancakes, watch “Looper”, & I cook two-minute noodles.
Bronwen & I attend the Robowars 2012 Nationals, watch Riverfire from the 33rd floor of the Suncorp building, & Bronwen starts a new job.
I go to the West End Block Party, Bronwen & I both go to the Sit Down Comedy Club at the Alexandra Hills Hotel, & Maz, Uzi, Ian, Chris & I drive & ride to the Gold Coast, Byron Bay & Nimbin.
Bronwen & I go to Stradbroke Island, watch the “Straddie Salute” triathlon, “Moonrise Kingdon”, eat chocolate nachos & go to Govinda’s.
Bronwen & I watch the Brisbane Festival opening & Santos City of Lights, drive to Lake Kurwongbah with Maz, walk up Mt. Gravatt, eat pizza, & I am nearly killed by a ferocious shower spider.
Maz, Kate & I drive to Natural Bridge Glow Worm Caves, we all look at Ngoc’s milk boobs, then Ngoc’s icecream boobs, watch “The Expendables 2”, a spider is in my shoe, the police deafen me, I clone my hard drive, & go shoe shopping & visit the new Chez Tessa.
Bronwen & I go to The Korean Multicultural Festival, & climb Flinder’s Peak with Derek, Eric & Robert, I fall sick, Bronwen’s job ends, & wee see off Natacha at The Three Monkeys with Shane and Alexandra, before booking flights to Cairns.
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I eat–and photograph–food for a week, go to Pittsworth with Maz, watch “Men in Black 3”, & try a new vegetarian restaurant–The Green Vegetarian Restaurant
I eat chips at Pittsworth, curry in Rosalie, & film the massacre of many Easter Bunnies.
Bronwen & I go to Pittsworth with Maz & Clint, eat birthday cake, & take photographs in the dark.
I go to Stradbroke Island with Bronwen & am attacked by ants, mosquitoes, & gum nuts—but no icebergs.
I run out of milk, go to the Sit Down Comedy Club, eat chips with Clint at Scarborough, shop for shoes & chocolate, watch “The Hunger Games”, attend “Earth Hour”, a suitcase rummage, & buy a Mini Bike Trainer.
Bronwen & I attend Gavin’s funeral, I get toothache & visit the dentist, go to Govinda’s Sunday Feast, & watch “Coriolanus” & “The Rum Diaries”.
Bronwen, Clint, Maz & I go for a wet & misty walk through the leeches along Toolona Creek & Mount Wanungra at O’Reilly’s, & itch for days after.
I get very “me” Birthday Shirts, walk the Gateway Bridge, & eat muffins.
I put more RAM in my laptop, Bronwen’s Dad “retires”, her Aunt & Uncle leave, we laugh at the Sit Down Comedy Club, & watch “Killer Elite”.
Bronwen, Clint & I walk the Coomera Circuit in Lamington National Park, & I eat pancakes & fall sick.
The KGB don’t find me, I fix my car’s central locking, watch “Chronicle” with Clint & “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” without him, the water fails, Flash crashes, I redesign my site, & Bronwen & I attend Cam & Christine’s party & a family dinner.
I have some days & nights, attend family dinner at Bronwen’s parents’ place, eat most of Sizzlers, & start using Cloudflare.
It is hot. I fix my car door, watch “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, & eat a lot.
I watch “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”, eat a late Christmas Lunch at Sizzlers, & go swimming at College’s Crossing.
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.
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.
I go dotty at GoMA, eat chips, pizza & pasta, & attend the work Christmas Party.
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.
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.
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.
My new Canon EOS 7D camera arrives & I am excited.
Bronwen & I go to the Brisbane Zombie Walk, Occupy Brisbane & The Confectionary Warehouse.
Bronwen & I drive to Tamborine Mountain for the Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival, & are lucky to survive.
A fifth unsuccessful attempt to get to “The Steamers”, wherein it rains, squalls, & I meet the strongest wind I have ever met.
Two torches arrive from eBay, only one of which is broken; it rains & blows, & I go to Tara Thai.
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.
I attend Bronwen’s grandfather’s funeral, Classic FM’s Topology, & Cowboys & Aliens.
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.
I get a haircut & don’t die on a cliff, in the dark, trying to find “The Steamers”.
I get a quote for my lens repair, go to Stradbroke Island, trim the hedge, install windscreen wipers & attend Ida’s funeral.
I arrive home, Bronwen’s hair goes frizzy, we watch Harry Potter & Transformers, visit Kieran, Maz, Smeagol, buy pizza & a shirt, & visit Camera Tech.
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.
My Kindle arrives, I visit the dentist, have my last day at work, & nearly die in several road accidents.
I watched naked people ride bikes, had a milkshake, and watched “Gilmore Girls”.
I visit Amanda, give notice at work, book flights to Europe, & Bronwen gets a Kindle.
I am very angry, it storms big, Maz moves to his new place, my laptop is repaired, & we go for a lovely drive.
I go to Stradbroke Island, and, unrelatedly, meet Natalie.
I cancel things, get in trouble, visit Amanda, & Maz, Kieran, Bunnings, Sunnybank & Govinda’s.
I buy an eight dollar milkshake, find that traffic congestion occurs during peak-hour, eat a fair bit, & go to Cleveland.
My sister is pregnant, I visit College’s Crossing Moonscape, move to Bronwen’s, & find traffic sucks.
I move my things back to my flood damaged house & squat there. I also trim hedges, eat Sizzlers, tacos, curry, & help Maz move.
There is a huge flood: I evacuate, my house is flooded, & then cleaned.
I drive back to Woodford, go for a swim, eventually get to Nandos & naively go to swim at a flooded College’s Crossing.
It rains a lot, my feet hurt, I volunteer at Woodford, argue with Bronwen, & return to Brisbane.
I attend Robowars & buy fudge.
Bronwen & I fly to Sculpture by the Sea & take lots of photos.
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.
My horse wins, Amy & Blaise attempt to break in, breaking the door, & the police are called.
I am threatened, eat pizza, do my tax & work after hours.
Bronwen & I shoot zombies at the Brisbane Zombie Walk, eat Thai, visit Maz, & it storms.
I attend “Earthlings”, “Remix”, the West End Markets, several cheap takeaway places, & Bronwen gets a new laptop.
I get hayfever, shoot people with paintballs, & it floods.
I drive far into the mist, watch F111 jets & fireworks, & squeeze through crowds to eat French food.
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.
Valerie comes again, It Takes 2 to Tango, I see Clint, “Salt”, & Buderim & Bronwen’s Grandfather.
I hurt my eye, see the doctor, argue politics, fall sick with a pressurised head & Valerie returns.
I stay up late working, get new flatmates & Bronwen bruises herself.
I replace my car mirror, say goodbye to Sabine, show people my rooms, watch Inception, & go to the wreckers.
I drive, eat, wreck my mirror, watch Knight & Day, & Sabine returns.
I attend the Abbey Medieval Festival.
I visit the Go Between Bridge, Kara is sick, & my car is re-tired.
A teapot dies, I watch Balibo, Samson & Delilah, interview people, & build a perpetual motion machine.
I get a brainstem infection, 20 bread rolls, two LED torches, & there is a lunar eclipse & lots of fire twirling.
I am sick, watch The A-Team, meet Sabine’s boyfriend, & am sad when Sabine leaves.
I go to The Dreaming Festival, & fall sick.
I flash phone ROMs, watch “Titanic”, fight Paypal, visit Paddington Fair, rummage through suitcases & tell the best joke ever.
I get the wrong phone, then the right phone, & go to Stradbroke.
I attend ANZAC Day, learn how to train my dragon, & suffer from a pre-midlife crisis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am annoyed at the lack of enforcement of road rules, cut myself on a can, & watch Kara play with Queensland Wind & Brass.
I watch “Welcome”, “A Hurt Locker”, & some comedians, before getting a sore throat, calling in sick & driving through the Clem7 tunnel.
Ophthalmology, Alice in Wonderland, a kilo of peppermint creams & the St. Patrick’s Day parade, along with a new keyboard for my phone.
I attend the ophthalmologist, Umart, curry, rain & pizza.
Linda and Bill’s Ruby Wedding Anniversary: Mt. Tamborine in the rain: Bushwalking, swimming & mingling.
Just another normal week at work.
I gain a sore eye, a very rich cheesecake, & two of Germany’s loveliest as flatmates.
Bronwen pulls apart computers & Ned has an entire Arnott’s Family Assorted biscuit packet to himself, but fears it may not be enough.
I am a fan of light, & my room has high ceilings… so I drove down to Bunning’s, & bought a thirty dollar light bulb.
It is quite hot. Bronwen & I go swimming.
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.
Back in Brisbane again, I go about my daily life, have Kara visit, & watch “Sherlock Holmes”.
I tour the Clem7 tunnel, & give Bronwen an Apple Notebook.
I set up camp at Woodford & remember why I don’t like Woodford.
It’s hot. I eat curry, visit Kieran, stay up late & watch for Geminids.
Kurbaan, work, & some geeky things.
I go to the Brisbane Zombie Festival & am not eaten.
I attend Sunday Live broadcasts, Ian Smith’s Bay Pastel showing, “District 9”, investigate speakers, have an x-ray, drive to Byron Bay, take over from my boss, & visit the Mustang State Concours & Muscle Car Spectacular.
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I win a TV, buy earphones, start designing v3, fall sick, buy 500watt lights, am reviewed & see Harry Potter.
I drive to Tamborine Mountain for the Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival, & am bitten by a vampire.
I install CentOS, start hosting my own sites, Maz buys surround speakers, & I suffer IKEA-poisoning & mental degradation due to excess shopping options.
Kieran buys a car; I buy apple juice & reverse into a car. I also visit Stradbroke Island, Pittsworth, work’s Christmas in April, attend TocH, ANZAC Day, see “Fast and Furious”, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, my phone fails, & I get toothache.
I sell an iPhone, buy a laptop, attend the Pittsworth Show, watch “Watchmen”, go to Stradbroke Island, & meet the rejects.
I drive to work, fly to Canberra where Maz buys a car, drive back, visit Amanda, & see a movie & eat a lot.
I drive to Cairns, fly back to Brisbane, drive to Woodford & enjoy the festival.
I buy a new car, see “Australia”, setup tent at Woodford, meet Silas & Sam, am embarrassed to be associated with the “No Clean Feed” people, & Stella moves entirely out.
I argue about solar power & see “Quantum of Solace”. It rains.
Dad passes on.
Most of what happened is no longer known.
28 kilometres of kayaking, against the tide, through waist deep mud, into 30 knot winds.
I watch a school hip-hop competition, “Rock’n’Rolla”, “Death Race”, & eat food.
It hails. I get pizza & watch “Burn After Reading”.
I fly to Sydney, look at Sculpture by the Sea, & fly home again.
Bronwen flies to Sydney, and I play around taking macro photographs.
I am hit by a truck, go to hospital, then fly to Cairns & Cooktown.
I photograph Brisbane Zombie Walk. Stella, Grace & Jamie are zombies.
I go to Pittsworth with Bronwen & Maz & execute a laptop. Also, a pleasant bonfire is had.
I go to work for the last time, & send my lauded multi-me farewell email.
Maz & I go to our first Brisbane Zombie Walk.
I relax and unwind at Hanging Rock Chalets.
I travel to India, see amazing things, & have an absolutely fantastic time.