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Speaking of hair…. June 13, 2015

In a busy week I have managed to watch two music films and start watching one music television series. Last Sunday I re-watched Walk the Line. It was on SBS after the best TV music quiz show of all time, Rockwiz. Sidenote: Rockwiz stomps all over Spicks and Specks and always will. Controversial television opinion? […]

I really like the vest June 6, 2015

With winter weather sort of approaching here in regional Queensland it’s time to dig out the old winter woolies. A lot of the time it’s not actually cold enough for a coat with sleeves. Cue: vests. My mother is a big fan of the sleeveless vest. She has many. She wears them often. Imagine my […]

We haven’t even told our parents what time we’re coming home…. June 10, 2014

As a proud Generation X-er I feel sad today. I saw Drop Dead Fred in Toowoomba in the early 1990s when I was at university. I can remember the excitement of going to the movie theatre far more clearly than I can remember the friends’ names who went with me. For this was a film […]

of this and that…. May 24, 2014

Lots of things have been happening and I have once again turned into a slacker with blogging. So, to get ready for #blogjune I probably should write a few posts this week. Let’s start dear blog by catching up. I’ve been having a lovely time nearly all of the time over the last months. I’ve […]

Returning to the violin March 5, 2014

Life is moving on in a good way. Things are happening. Nice things. Things that don’t cause anxiety or stress. That makes a lovely change. What are some of these things? The big one has been returning to the violin. This is overcoming a long held regret and disappointment. I learned the violin as a […]

Roy and HG… and then February 19, 2014

There’s been a little bit of discussion about Roy and HG’s current turn at the Sochi Winter Olympics. I’m the first to admit that I don’t think they are showing us their best work, constrained by the barely half hour varying timeslot on Channel 10 and the lack of interviews with athletes. It was a […]

the Summer of Wendy February 12, 2014

I alternate between feeling like I made the best decision of my life in leaving my job and worrying that I’ll never be employed again. Mostly, though it’s the former which is reassuring for someone like me who second guesses their decisions all the time. When in doubt I turn to Seinfeld. I consider this […]

Of quiet, brutal comedy and John Cusack January 10, 2014

When I first started this blog I used to write about television regularly. Here’s a throwback to the olden days. Something I have had time to do since leaving work is catch up on my film and TV viewing. Or maybe I’ve just felt like I’ve had time to do this as my mind has […]

My #qanda moment July 6, 2013

I feel like I’ve finally made it to another twitter level after Thursday evening.   I’m not a regular Q and A viewer, mainly because I’m usually not at home on Monday evenings. The other reason is because I find it an intensely frustrating television experience where the level of debate and discussion is superficial, […]

silver, scarf, soup, screencasts, spacey June 22, 2013

I am in a better mood today (in comparison to yesterday’s post). After a yummy scrummy breakfast at Saskia’s I bought myself a little present. Why? Because we all deserve presents for being awesome and it’s perfectly acceptable to buy them for yourself.     It’s been at least six weeks since I added to […]