Best of 2008

I actually reviewed a lot of things here this year. Some of my best: Best music: The Hold Steady, Stay Positive. Reviews Best movie: Wall-E. Review Best US TV: Burn Notice. Review. Best local: Underbelly. The guide Best news: Obama wins. Posts Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

And as the year draws down…

Here I sit, at our family place in Nelson Bay, thankfully feeling better (but hardly perfect), and planning our night’s activities, and thinking about the year that was. Only about five hours left in the year, and it’s certainly been a varied one. Really don’t go for all that “year that was” stuff, so there’s ...

TV: Leverage … familiar and new heist fun

Caught the first episode of the new TNT series Leverage this week. Have to admit that I’m predisposed to liking it already, as I’m a fan of series co-creator John Rogers, and have followed his blog for several years now. So I’ve been following the making of Leverage for sometime, and been waiting for its ...

Weekend matters

I’ve noticed at the moment that most of my posts  during the week are link posts, which is fair enough, because barring a major event, other than the fun few hours at home with the kids at night, all the action is on the weekends anyway, and week days you’ll find the most interesting stuff ...

On not failing NanoWriMo

I see that the month of November is over, and that I have not reached 50000 words for NanoWriMo. And I don’t care. I only reached 26000 words in fact, but that is still more words in one month than I’ve written (fiction at least) in about the last five years. So this is a ...

Easy Days

Just a real relaxation day today. Went into Coona to see the Sunday markets. Somehow I take a little money out intending it to last until we go home, but instead spend most of it this morning. It was on presents for everyone else of course, and various food. Spent some time in the park ...

Don’t get off target

Don't get off target
I was going to write something about writing as a business again, then I realised there isn’t much point, and that I have to concentrate on the writing itself, because nothing else matters until you have that down. Fair progress in NanoWriMo — I’m just behind where I should be, but it’s a margin I ...

Wonderful day

Really great day at home today. Was feeling a bit ill from last night, so was able to get up fairly late (9am, ha!), quiet morning, getting back into it. Actually got a good amount of writing done today, which is a change for the weekend, but by the end of the day, probably not ...

Getting the writing better

Getting the writing better
After thinking that I’d screwed up over the weekend, with drastically less writing for the NanoWriMo project than I’d hoped, the first two days of the week have proven both just how much time I have available on the train, and surprisingly, what a good environment for writing it is if I actually get myself ...

Writing and Daily Show marathons

Late now… did manage to watch a Daily Show marathon including the election night special. Magnificent stuff! Have found however that writing on the weekend, at home, seems far less easy, even though I should be loaded with free time for it. But I guess I’m loaded with more distractions too. Hmmm… will have to  ...
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