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Dedicated to Daveo

Happy Australian Father’s Day, Daveo! Another recent milestone and honorary holiday was the first official day of Spring. Not that it was even that cold to begin with, but things are certainly warming up. Today is sunny, breezy, and 70 degrees F. Air conditioning notwithstanding, people instead swing open their doors and windows, bringing the …

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Indecision 2010

As of press time, Australia still doesn’t have a prime minister. Consult  http://doesaustraliahaveagovernmentyet.com (credit to Jordan) for a current update on the matter. Even though there hasn’t been a standoff like this in a long time (70 years?), nonchalance pervades the citizens of Oz. If we, the Americans, still didn’t have a president a week …

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VOTE OR DIE

Today is election day. It’s the incumbent Labor Party v the opposing Liberal Party. I’ve tried to muster some sort of interest in the parties’ platforms – in the differences between the two candidates – but have been too preoccupied with school and friends to care. Every now and then I catch a commercial on …

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Today is Laundry Day…

…and I hate laundry day because it means I have decide between taking my wet clothes to the laundromatte for a $6 dry cycle or hanging them on the clotheslines outside. I just want to personally apologize to all of my devoted readers (read: my mom) for being so lazy about updating the blog. But, …

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In the Face of a Sinus Headache

Today was good despite my throbbing head. I took some of Lison’s French Doliprane, so hopefully I will be put out of my misery by the time I finish writing this post. I did my “trial” at Clipper Cafe today. Went in around 10:30 and stayed til 3, and I’m supposed to go back to …

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Hum Drummety Drum

This past weekend, Rebecca, Bennett, and I took the free ferry to Cockatoo Island for the 17th Biennial art exhibition “CLOSING AUGUST 1ST!!!”. The ferry ride over was absolutely stunning, what with the 70-ish degree weather and sunshine – something that hasn’t been seen in these parts for quite some time. We made it to …

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All Work and All Play

School has been very…hands-on so far. On my second day, we dissected locusts in bio lab. I don’t know if you’ve seen a locust lately but these aren’t small insects. They are giant, swarming grasshoppers, each individual maybe the length of my longest finger. Everyone else in lab acted like this was totally normal – …

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Goon and the Gaff, ‘Cause I’m a G

I may be a G, but I’m also a big dummy. That photo of 3 Creek on here is actually the house next door. So, now, I present to you, my actual home at 3 Creek Street: (to be posted at a later date.) Burthday party part 2 turned out better than expected. I sent …

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Transitions to the Tune of “Tradition!”

These last few days have been a blur…I moved into 3 Creek two days ago by way of haphazardly setting up my bed and putting my clothes away but I have yet to actually sleep there. Allow me to explain: On Tuesday night, Lydia, Josh, Julia, and I went to Side Bar (in no way …

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Orientation Pt 1

Bondi was breathtaking. Jordan and his friend Josh picked me up from McDonalds, where I had been video skyping with none other than Morgan Capps, and drove me to Bondi. I’m going to go ahead and say that it was less thrilling and more frightening to be a passenger in a car on the wrong …

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Araucaria

The weather has improved tenfold and I’ve been taking full advantage of it. Yesterday Lydia and I walked all the way up George Street on the pretense of her trying to find a job. We met up with Verena and Frank at the Opera House then walked through the Royal Botanic Gardens. Now, New York …

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