And a good thing that week is over, next stop that term over!

Only four days work this week, but that was quite enough. Nothing went wrong per se at all, but it all just seemed so long and so tiring… And there’s still one more week left till end of term. Much longer this year, and end of term will mean another trip to Sydney. That should ...

Not fun

Seeming not a day for good stuff. Some grim, unpleasant articles about education this morning, and politics is bad in so many ways, and work can be grinding at times when nothing works. But then I got some freelance work for the afternoon, which is a good thing, but again tiring. All makes the day ...

The Game Returns

A welcome return for Game of Thrones tonight, starting up its third season. One of the flagship HBO shows, it’s on Foxtel here, but thankfully and smartly it’s on iTunes now, with the season pass being less expensive than the DVDs would be in six months. In other words, very much worth the purchase. It ...

April Fools everywhere

April Fools Day is fast becoming the day to hide from the Internet. Google alone does about four different pranks across their properties, which though often funny, are never particularly believable. Everywhere you look, sites do mystery redesigns, Tweets are loaded with jokes, and every forum post has to be re-examined for the likelihood it’s ...

The return of Doctor Who

Within hours of the UK airing The Doctor is back on ABC! Very much good fun, with Matt Smith bounding around as goofy as ever, and his new assistant Jenna-Louise Coleman is appealing, and her character may just be the most fascinating companion yet. The storyline was the typically amusing monster thing, with just the ...

Another classic to tick off the list

Finally I watched The Godfather Part II tonight. I’d tried watching it (again on TV) years ago, but had started late and fallen asleep half way through. Since it started late tonight I was worried this might happen again… but I’d say I’m older and wiser now… It’s really a very good movie, a deep ...

So it’s a Good Friday…

And I get to get up really late, listen to the radio, enjoy good weather with the boys, not have to worry about much, watch some footy on the NRL app, generally just have a good time, as a public holiday should be. Then there’s this whole “well if you really believed them you’d be ...

NRL tonight

Well the less said about Wests performance tonight the better…. 26-0? I mean, I know Manly is good, but oh dear. And Wests play Melbourne next week… In other news, I found out I was “this close” to winning another writing competition/fellowship thing, but was a finalist and fell just short again. Then I found ...

The high concept fun of Mr and Mrs Murder

The high concept fun of Mr and Mrs Murder
You don’t see much originality on Australian TV. Even when it’s good, it’s usually pretty familiar. That’s one of the first things that makes Mr and Mrs Murder so much fun. It’s high concept — something rarely seen from Australian TV makers. Sure it’s a mystery show at its heart, but the combination of the ...

My take on politics

1. Try not to think about it too much right now… it’s all rough going 2. I may be left-leaning with ideology, but the left party isn’t doing much for me in practice. Therefore, like the ideology, hate the practice 3. But as for the right, I can hate them in ideology and in practice! 4. ...
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