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Friday, October 21



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Oceans of Bewilderment

[ mood = relaxed music = Judy Garland - Get Happy ]

My current horoscope:
"Certainty is soothing. Doubt is disturbing. That's why most of us prefer delusion to confusion. We would rather cling to an opinion, no matter how ill-founded, than cast ourselves adrift on the ocean of bewilderment. If, though, you can now find the courage to concede that there is something you don't know, you can begin to make a priceless discovery. You won't find out the truth until you stop believing in a convenient assumption. The reality may not be quite so handy in the short-term, but, in the long run, it is of far more use to you."

Oh, and I wanna be an Observer.

Tuesday, October 18


[ mood = fuzzy music = Prodigy Spears - Smack My Bitch Up One More Time ]

So the cynical feelings of uselessness that were aplenty last night have evaporated now into tired, sore feelings of despondency which are only fleetingly paused as I transcribe an interview that DD conducted with KO for both his journalism class, and our Issues project. I have transcription.

Earlier today, the Returning Officer for the Swinburne Council and Academic Board Elections, released the nomination lists for both electoral processes. I was much surprised to see that I have been elected unopposed to the Academic Board for 2006 in the category of 'Undergraduate Student from Any Campus', given that I had expected that to be the one that was hotly contested. It reminds me though, that I have thought many times about the amount of positive work I have been able to do via APPC and the Board, as opposed to Council.

On seeking medical advice, I have withdrawn my nomination in the election of Higher Education Student Member of Swinburne Council for 2006. Given that VK was elected unopposed to the TAFE Student Member position, it is highly unlikely that things would have been terribly productive any way. It would be well interesting if Mr Andrew Hind gets elected, since he's a relative new comer. I may have seen him at the Sustainability Covenant launch, but since I wasn't wearing my glasses at the time, I couldn't read any name tags. LOL

Things are chundling along (yes, that's a new word I just made up - it's like trundling, but more involving of vomit) with the Bookshop Board and it's relationship with the Student Union. Similarly, Swinburne Uni Sports and Recreation is having a great time. In researching a paper I'm writing, I've had cause to delve more into the documents of these related entities, and there are some surprises in there that would cause friction if they came to light, I'm sure. In doing that, I took the opportunity to go over old SSU minutes (which aren't available on the website, despite the amount of crap that Caspar chose to throw at me last year, leading to more than one minor seizure). It's amazing the number of things this year's student reps have chosen to outright ignore. Bah.

Enough of student union shite!

Monday, September 26

Remembering the threesome

[ mood = hungry music = Michael Bublé (feat. Nelly Furtado) - Quando Quando Quando]

Having caught up with former Lilydale Campus Chair JB last week for chocolate at Max Brenner in the city, (and being reminded of what it's like to laugh hysterically in public at something as amusing as a conversation on cum at an open-air cafe), I managed to catch up with the last decent Sec/Treas, AS. We took in lunch at Balsamic (Eastland) and caught up each other on our lives after SSU. AS invited me to his baptism, which I have to say I am quite thrilled about. I recall my high school years and the weekly Eucharist in St Mary's Chapel at school. Having been brought up Anglican, but having been busy these past eight years or so, I am out of practice.

Reminiscing about old times brought us to talk of *that* ssu council induction weekend where RS punched a tree, and Ocean was conceived. I *still* can't believe MK was sooo drunk that he finished the bottle of port, thinking it was red wine! LOL

After lunch, we watched Dukes of Hazzard at the local Hoyts.

The movie itself was very entertaining - much more than I had anticipated - but even more entertaining than the content of the movie itself was the blooper reel played over the credits. Aside from the cinema being packed with high school students (in Ringwood, no less!) on holiday, the facility is bloody huge! Atmosphere is always grand at Eastland; I'd put it up there with the Rivoli.

As we parted, and I went in for the manly shoulder pat, AS surprised me with a hug. Sentimenal fool that I am, I shed a tear in the car on the way back to Toorak, and the relative normality of life as a hermit.

But it wasn't to be...

[The remainder of this entry has been embargoed until December 2005]

Wednesday, September 14

Birthday wrap up

[ mood = chuffed | music = Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time ]

[entry to be uploaded]

- line dancing
- lunch with mum
- birthday card from Ireland
- flowers from G
- Donovans
- itchy rash

Sunday, September 11

Fall Equinox Celebration


Today saw the Chinese Association of Victoria celebrate the annual Mooncake Fesitval, which marks the Fall Equinox (autumnal, because China is in the Northern Hemisphere).

[entry to be uploaded]

- almost not going
- tea
- tea
- cordial
- tea

September 11

[ mood = solemn music = Star Spangled Banner]

Although my United States patriotism extends only as far as reading accounts of soldier-families (losses, and non-losses), and reading my way through the United States Code, I couldn't help but feel that today should be marked in some way. Today, of course is the fourth anniversary of the 11 September 2001 bombing of the World Trade Centre in Manhattan, NY, USA.

If you Google.Earth your way over there, you'll see the site that once contained the centrepiece of the capitalist world's interest/arsenal/religion.

Anyway, having just watched a doco on conspiracy theories surrounding nine-eleven (has anyone else picked up that 911 is not only the US date of these events, but also the US emergency number? I'm surprised to have not heard anything about that conjunction), and having heard the rumours about Melbourne being a potential target during either the forthcoming Grand Prix, or the Commonwealth Games, it's not hard to get into the line of thinking that will inevitably take me to a place of wondering if it's all worth studying for.

What's the point, if we're all going to die tomorrow?

Friday, September 9

The moon and you...

[ mood = groggy music = Prodigy v Britney - Smack Me Baby, One More Time ]

Okay, at five days out from my twenty-seventh birthday, it's time to start Blogging again. I have neglected this space for far too long.

In cleaning my old room at my parents' place, I happened across my old (handwritten) journals, and I had thought to type some entries and add them here. So you may find additional entries appearing in the chronological past. Something to do, I guess.

I'm also working on my own webspace, which this blog may eventually be built into. At last I'll have a place to upload my phone cam journal to (nomenclature pending).

Going through my mind:
- Donna, emailling Josh updates from Gaza;
- Sarah tapping away at her Blackberry;
- a changed situation on the personal front, and the implications;
- the upcoming Canberra trip;
- protection of the Bookshop Board.

I think too much.

Friday, July 15

I am noncategorical

[ mood = peppy music = Snubrocket - Freezing ]