Monday, October 5, 2009

Photo Challenge!

Now then, every photo has ended up on Twitter every day! XD Just not anywhere else, lol. So here's the current catch up:

03/10/09 - Day 3

Poster for the Cobra Starship tour in March, on the side of the True Blue Shoes building on the corner of Brunswick and Victoria Sts. I am so excited for this tour!!!

04/10/09 - Day 4

Flinders St Station, one of Melbourne's most iconic landmarks. Usually used a meeting place, I have many fond memories of chilling on the steps and making fun of the people sitting around us and going by. Lol.

05/10/09 - Day 5

I took my shoes off after work today and my ankle looked like this! I didn't realise at all until then, though I'd known that my shoes were rubbing agaisnt my ankle something fierce today. lol.

Friday, October 2, 2009

02/10/09 - Day 2

02/10/09 - Day 2

Going home from work, my train was actually on time! Anyone who has dealt with Connex before knows how rare an occasion this is, haha! I was amazed, really, because even my train into work in the mornings is usually a minute behind, and it's like...the 4th train of the morning, haha.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

01/10/09 - Day 1

I bought new shoes! They're just from Big W but I think they're fucking awesome, and that they'll match my rainbow jumper PERFECTLY. =D lol

Also this is not the photo I was planning on posting originally, but as my actual camera apparently doesn't want to connect to my computer I had to quickly improvise and take one from my phone. Lame as.

365 Photo Challenge

So I decided a couple of days ago to do a 365 Photo Challenge, AKA a photo a day! So I'm reviving this blog in order to have yet another place to stick my horrible photography (considering my first pic had to be taken from my phone camera, yes, horrible!), and also just...I figure I should use this thing! Haha. Some entires will end up backdated, or whatever the Blogger equivilant is to backdating, just because I may not nesscarily have full internet access on a day! Sad but true fact of my life: I do not actually spend it all online!

But yes, expect to see that happening! lol.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


current listing of gigs i want to go/am going to for the rest of this year! fuck yeah. more will probably be added once more tours/shows get announced. =D

italics = no current tickets or tickets on door
underlined = i want to go but don't know yet if i am/can or is an unconfirmed tour (looking at you, green day!)
bold = tickets! definitely going!

june 12//city escape, the vampirates & dream on, dreamer @ the arthouse, melbourne
june 19//house vs hurricane & nazarite vow @ the evelyn, melbourne
july 3//the red shore @ bada bing, frankston
july 21//valencia, every avenue & cash cash @ rocketown, nashville, TN
july 21//the secret handshake & playradioplay @ off the wagon, montgomery, AL
july 23//hey monday, this providence & the friday night boys @ the max, dallas, TX
july 24//the secret handshake & playradioplay @ emo's, austin, TX
july 29//the cab & a rocket to the moon @ the brewery, raleigh, NC
july 31//the academy is, gym class heroes, boys like girls, the veronicas & never shout never @ six flags, IL
august 1//vans warped tour @ chicago, IL
august 4//blink 182, fall out boy & panic at the disco @ marcus ampitheatre, milwaukee, WI
august 8//no doubt & panic at the disco @ cricket wireless ampitheatre, san diego, CA
august 21//parkway drive @ billboards, melbourne
august 22//all american rejects @ palais theatre, melbourne
august 24//anberlin & the academy is [U18] @ billboards, melbourne
august 25//anberlin & the academy is [18 ] @ billboards, melbourne
august 27//anberlin & the academy is [18 ] @ hifi, brisbane
august 28//anberlin & the academy is [AA] @ roundhouse, sydney
september 3//ben folds @ palais theatre, melbourne
october 17//3OH!3 @ hifi, melbourne
december 14//green day @ rod laver arena, melbourne

hells yes this year is going to be epic.

also, as you can see, i am having a DILEMMA on july 21. i am leaning towards valencia/every avenue because i am already going to be seeing the secret handshake. but i really love the secret handshake.

Friday, April 10, 2009

How hard is it for people to understand vegetarian means NO meat?

So I just had my first "bad" experience with a restaurant/room service since becoming vegetarian.

Basically I could have about 5 things, only one of which was main and one that was on the children's menu, both pasta dishes. The other options were bruschetta, wedges and garlic bread. Not the best of options. The main pasta dish was goat's cheese & pumpkin ravioli - I don't eat cheese if I can help it (because it does make me feel ill, as well as the whole coming-from-an-animal thing, haha)

I called them, explained that I was vegetarian, explained the cheese thing. I asked what I could have, then, besides the entree/side options. I got offered the wok-tossed spaghetti without the chicken. Now, this would've been fine if it didn't also have shrimp. I was like "uhm, what? There's still shrimp in there", and I got the response "ohhh, you're really vegetarian". I was like, well, yes. I say I'm vegetarian, it means I don't eat meat period. Nothing. Not chicken, not fish, not oh-I-don't-eat-meat-except-for-.... NOTHING. Got it? Good.

Then I was offered the bruschetta. I was like, yeah, okay, except I want something filling. Bruschetta is all well and good and I like it, but it's not that filling. I want a meal, not a snack. So I sighed, gave up, and asked for the spaghetti napoli from the kid's menu & some garlic bread. She was like "uhh...sure, okay, yes" I was like, cool. Got told it would be up in 30 minutes.

It was a bit more awkward than that, mostly due to me still being a very awkward person, but yeah. It's not hard to have like, a vegetarian pastry on your main menu or a stack of roast vege or something other than pasta. Really, it's not.

The good thing, though? My meal came up to my room in about 5 - 10 minutes. So, points for that.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Because Arron doesn't know what an actual pic spam is.

Drugs are bad, kiddies.

Porny [magnetic] poetry on one's fridge is the bomb.

Going to Hogwarts!

The grossest sandwich in the 'verse

The most ridic mic stand in the 'verse

One of the great musicians of our generation.

Anything is art just so long as you label it as such.

And because no pic spam I post is complete without a cleavage shot...

=D Have a great night, folks!

OMG, Scandal!!!

That's right people: Home and Away featuring a lesbian couple could possibly corrupt your kiddies! According to the Herald Sun article linked, the popular (sadly) TV soap opera is featuring a storyline involving two women falling in love and they think it's too risque.

Yeah, sure. If it featured full-on, butt naked, strap-on including sex.

But it's not. What is featuring, however, is a storyline along the same as any other storyline the soap's had: two people meet, two people fall in love, something horrible happens, they break up. Only this time, instead of the heteronormative man&woman pairing, it's two women. For some reason expressing a lesbian pairing as being anything resembling normal is bad. Despite it being completely normal and natural.

And yet, there are still family orientated groups out there kicking up a fuss. Most of them, sorry for generalising, are related to a church in some fashion. They believe that it's bad, that it's wrong, unnatural, against their God's will.

Well, I've got this to say: if being homosexual was against your God's will, then why did he create homosexuals in the first place?

I'm quite glad that, for once, being homosexual is being portrayed as being normal in a prime time, regularly watched TV show. Because I've never seen it done outside of shows where it is the main gimmick (Will&Grace, Queer As Folk, The L Word...). I hope that it will encourage people who would otherwise see being queer as wrong that it is actually normal, that just because it is not what you are does not mean that it is bad.

I also hope that this may be the start of getting queers into the mainstream - really, we're only portray when it's funny, or stereotypically, or if it's hot. Never as normal people, with normal jobs and normal worries and normal up and downs. Because that's what we are: normal. Not a freak show, not something to be shunned, left to side. Not a group of people who "shouldn't have equal rights". (We should, but that's another rant for another day) Who are considered 'too risque' for any television slot before 10pm.

I just hope that Home and Away don't portray the couple as 'choosing' to be gay. Because it's not a choice, it's how you're born, just like race and gender. You can't help it. So why should we be discriminated against for it?

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Woman, hear me roar.

Today is International Women's Day. A day of celebration of both women in general and our achievement and for the trials we have overcome in bringing equality to both sexes. Basically, celebrating the feminism movement and what it has achieved.

But what has it achieved?

Well, a lot, really. We now have equal rights, more women in the workplace in high positions, equal work hours, voting rights, places for us in university-level education and the ability to have a career and a family. Which is, don't get me wrong, awesome. It's a lot of achievement to have in 90-odd years.

But we still don't have true equality.

Women are still not paid as much as men are, for doing the same job. Women are still outnumbered greatly in higher positions (eg: politics and executives). There is no International Men's Day celebrated as widely as there is IWD (though there is one, I did not know about it until I looked it up for this blog post). Violence against women is worse than that against men. In some countries women do not have the right to go to school. Women are still looked upon as weaker than men.

[In regards to that last one, the other day at my work - I work as a team leader in a restaurant - myself and another worker, D, were putting away our buffet tressle tables and I got the comment from him "Are you sure you're okay doing men's work?" Uh, yeah, dude, those tables aren't that heavy, just awkward and long. It just...boggled me completely that he accepted the idea that because I'm a female I couldn't lift a table.]

All of that means that despite a movement spanning almost 100 years, women are still not equal to men. Which in this day and age, strikes me as fairly ridiculous. But that's what it is.

So to all of those women (and men) who think that feminism doesn't have a place in modern society, or that the movement is over, I say that you are wrong. Because feminism isn't about burning bras or breaking free of being a housewife. It's about making sure that we are as equal as each other, that we have the choice to be a housewife or a CEO, without being told at every turn that we're wrong for choosing that path, or for being thought weak, or anything. It's about making sure that every woman in every country are all treated equally and fairly.

And we still have a long way to go until global equalisation happens. And until it does happen, feminism still has a place in modern society.