Tuesday, June 23, 2009

masterchef 1941

- and in the spirit of masterchef forums, I was barracking for Jane. Sally seemed too smug and accomplished.

(- found via LT and another BFI film)

Friday, June 19, 2009


via pk:

good companions 

and (this is not a dog)... via J walk: Circle the Cat  

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I'm late to the 188,837 views party, but I've been enjoying this nostalgic hit.

And this clip too:


Thursday, June 11, 2009



I've done this a lot lately.

Must be a confidence thing.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009


My work:
to unsnare time's warp (and woof!), retrieving,
my haze-headed friend, you.

Mark Doty Golden Retrievals

at NPR These Books Have Gone to the Dogs

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

200 words

I've taken up this meme as seen on Dick Jones Patteran Pages,
and via Dominic Rivron
"I'd hate to be held solely responsible for inspiring a meme but 200 words, let's say, written in the present tense about an old photo of oneself seems quite a good one to pass on."

I couldn't find many earlier photos of myself on hand, but as the concrete stork featured in this one I thought it was topical. Strangely, (I wonder if that's a twitter effect) it's exactly 200 words.

This was taken in November 1991. I am 29. (And I really am. I have not yet learned that old line)
Am I happy? I should be happy with what is in hand, not what is out of reach.
In my hand is a copy of a play I’ve written, about to be performed.
I’m wearing clothing loose enough to move.
The black Swatch with the roman numerals (that a boyfriend said was the nicest swatch watch he had ever seen) is still going.
A friend who would have laughed at that line is still alive
I like the cut of the black straw hat, but it does not sit well, alas, and will be replaced by the soft practicality of the non-descript.
In front of me is my black dog who will stay a few feet away from me for the next 13 years. He is two, in glossy good health.
The garden is tidy and it still rains in Victoria – we have not yet entered the drought that will burn grass, crack houses, kill trees.
The garden stork has presence, and promise.
The computer in my house has 640 kb of memory.
And blog is not a word.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Chris Gavin's experimental stop-motion film. Painstakingly hand-crafted using hundreds of plastic peg-board letters.

via I like

Monday, June 01, 2009


and coincidentally, that light hearted flickr picture is part of the amazing Millie Motts as featured at PCL

with blog: visual serendipity

round midcentury

I spent a couple of pleasant hours wandering around Flickr sets through the american good housekeeping midcentury, as you do.

Among highlights:

Two teens studying

light hearted

A woman date unknown

also through Atomic Housewife* → Secret Recipes for the Modern Wife *Woosh