Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Are we all glad it's over?

Yay, another Christmas bites the dust. It's taken me a week to get the strength back to blog. And now it's almost time to start back into some work. The crap thing about being self-employed (and I'm sure this isn't the first time I've moaned about this) is NO PAID HOLIDAYS! All you lucky lucky lucky people out there being paid to swan around at the beach by your employer - well, I guess I should stop moaning and remember that I can swan off to the movies or shopping any old day I want to and not have to think up some lame excuse for my boss...

Anyway, I've decided that next year I will have to change the name of this blog, because I'm going to get an office again. Woohoo! This is making me happy now even just typing these words. It's been a weird year working from home. In fact, it hasn't even been a year yet. I've decided I'm just not suited to working in the confines of my living space. I need the feeling of "coming home" at the end of the day and also the feeling of entering my creative office space at the beginning of my day - somewhere near a busy cafe! So, in the New Year I'll be looking for a place with some friends in the city. Looking forward to it.

Ugly Blogs Make Me Vomit

And this one wins the biggest pool yet.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Does anyone really enjoy xmas?

Dunno about this - of course, we all loved it as kids, but a) we got presents (usually lots of 'em) b) we could escape the adults after the big lunch when they'd get drunk or nap - then we could go play with our new toys and c) we didn't have to do all the work and spend all the goddamn money. Right? So this year it's just me and my three kids. We're chilling by ourselves - no pressure from relatives, no huge meal to cook, not small talk to be made. Just better prepare ourselves with some movies - can't possibly risk having to watch xmas television. Even SOD's not gonna be here - house sitting for some friends so he can get some painting done. Lucky old him. He can even ignore the entire 25th of December.

Monday, December 20, 2004


Just got an email from a friend of mine who is spending an interesting two weeks driving through the Sahara. She's going as part of the Hoggar. Check it out - it's mad.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Evil Paisley!!

Okay, just stay away from paisley. That's what they tell me on this site. I think my sister has a paisley shirt - I'd better tell her not to wear it any more!

Saturday, December 04, 2004

got a new look

Just got my hair cut. Lots of hair fell on the floor. It was freaky. Got it cut at Buoy.

Am now at home and listening to cLOUDDEAD. On my headphones cos the kids are watching the box. Going to see Garden State tonight. Went to see two plays this week. Upping the culture content of my life.

Friday, December 03, 2004

I've started a new blog

Not a replacement one, no, but an extra one, purely to document a bit of Wellington Street Art. Go check it out.

retail therapy

Just got a nice chunk of money from a job, so decided it was time to buy a few new clothes. Got three nice tops from Artikel, one of them by some great Wellington guys by the name of The Stitches. Also a cute little Lisa Ho skirt and an Italian paisley muslin shirt with odd little bits of embroidery on the yoke and cuffs. Very happy!