Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Bunker be gone

The last remnant of the revelopment was removed from site today.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Favourite time of day

Twilight - the space between day and night - a shade of grey but in colour!

Beacon for lost souls

Took a time-out last to watch the sunset and gather my thoughts. Sometimes my inability (percieved or otherwise) trips me over into a sobbering mess. I find comfort in being alone

Sunday, February 25, 2007


That was a long weekend of work. Carolyn H feeling under the weather, 350+ punters, an exciting 'stanley' spotting on the H2 breeze-way, but the tils balanced and we survived.

romance of train travel

Was great to see Drew & Pup (Neil) last night before crashing into bed - it had been a long for me . Today ...Up early-ish, missed the 8:29am train into the city - just:-(. So I walked through Alma Park to Windsor station while waiting for the 9:09. Caught the 9:32 to Hurstbridge from Parliament station the piped muzik echoing along the tube was a less than inspiring way to start the day! 10:06 bus to Heide, stocked up on my favourite milk and snacks for the day and managed to get in the door my 10:20 Yah!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Be prepared

Making an emergency stop-over at Phoebes to pick up wet weather gear for the crew working the garage sale this morning at Heide.

Wash out

The good thing about waiting to get picked up at Richmond station at 6:30 am? watching the rain washing away the grime and the play of light across the road surfaces creating patterns and added to the eerie isolation.

Friday, February 23, 2007


Garage sale preparation today at Heide MoMA. Bookshelves, tables, chairs, computer and black & white security monitors, electrical stuff, some back catalogue stock, funky yellow art-crates and assorted acrylic boxes. Surprisingly the bunker a little empty now the archive material has been filed and removed for storage. Anyone wanna buy a 2-ring binder? box of 6 for .50cents. Bargain time

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Fast tracking

Early start with the weekly team meeting, then front-of-house and Fluffy returns from Adelaide - yah! Won't see much of the man as he's working a late - no rest for the wicked.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Power up

No spark in my step, No get-up-and-go today, missing my man and feeling a little down.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A new leaf

A lazy day off in the shade to recharge. Absent friend for a while Alan came to visit was great to catch-up. Finally got around to seeing Pans Labyrinth - WOW ! Straight to the top of my movie list . So beautiful with the magical elements balanced by the ultra realistic violence. Had the greek-boy and I immersed in conversation all the way home. If you have not seen it ... Go soon and see it on the BIG screen.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Shadows of the past

Who am i? What do you see when staring into my eyes? If your actions create your identity ...are we forever fluid? Unless there is a wrong / right way? I live in the murky grey shallows and thrive on there not being an absolute black or pure white.

Cuddle Buddy

Spent the night cuddling Barry and listening to the water falling from the sky. At last some much needed rain. My garden will be so perky!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Homeward bound

Avoided the lack of public transport issue by getting a lift home with Lesley A, air-conditioned comfort and not too much traffic. The horizon was grey and muggy - might just get that thunderstorm. Arrived to an empty house - Fluffy in Adelaide til Thurs.

Incee wincee

Huntsman on the prowl last night. Clinging to the wall for hours - waiting and watching

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Hot stuff

What happened to the thunderstorms? Hot dry day - could feel the heat coming through the skylight in the store. Museum air-con perfect for a shade seeking creature like me. Almost melting on way home.

Bend your knees

Spent Friday checking off a few chores. Visited my Tax Agent - I now have an ABN. Dropped in on Paul to see his Pilates studio on Izett St. Organised and filed pix. Investigated podcasting. Cookie dropped in for a snack. Hot-cross buns on Sale at Coles already!

Friday, February 16, 2007

The Buzz

The beginning of my weekend - 2 days off in a row! Thurs - doctors appointment, blood results back - all good - no action required - Yah!. Dropped in to see Fulup just back from Tasmania. Enjoyed the view and got to try out his new coffee machine. Mmmmmm caffiene makes me perky. Did a little bit of retail therapy at Rebel new white Everlast sneakers at 40% OFF the already discounted price - Could have gone crazy alas all too small. New friend Matt dropped by for coffee in the afternoon. Is it a wonder I don't sleep some nights?

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


A special message for Fluffy - Thankyou for being there, your strength and your understanding. Life is short and I am forever grateful to have you in my world.


I hope everybody had a great Valentines Day. To all those amazing people in my life - No need for chocolates or flowers - just remember there is a special place in my heart for you. Love always Bruce. X

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Looks promising

A warm and muggy afternoon followed by flashes in the distance with rumbling and groaning. No rain No water for my garden. Grey moody clouds full of promise but no real relief. Hope it really pours soon.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Monkey Balls

The Osage Orange grove at work is a little thirsty. The fruit is small this year about the size of golf balls.

Blu broo

Feeling blue but its all okay. A self pic from Saturday on the way home from work. Tired but that "retail" smile is still attached. A smile is like wearing a mask.

Hands up in the air...

Attended Carnival and T-dance yesterday - the closing events of the Midsumma festival. Went with Nursie, the Greek Boy & Zen. Was great to see Pony and Marcus, Marc, Marc (baby-bear), Adam, Andrew M & reptilian friend, Cookie, Travis and all the usual suspects. Had a good boogie under the trees. Note to caterers and event organisers - if you are going to charge $20 bucks entry ensure bar service does not exceed 45 minutes! Queens hate to queue - perhaps its a responsible serving of alcohol message?

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Chainsaw chick

A recent nemo paste-up. On the side of the Astor.
Yah! Another Saturday at work over might head out to the Greyhound tonight - my local gay/drag pub. Birthday drinks for Travis ? - Didn't end up going but the birthday boy had fun and the place was packed.

Lingo Bingo

Australians seem to love a bit of slang. Key words and phrases at work at the moment include: issues, unfortunate, I'm not over the detail, WIP = work in progress, budgetary restraint, FOH = front of house, BOH = back of house, YTD = year to date, SOH = stock on hand, SMEC = Sidney Meyer Education Centre, call centre = main office, stanley/s = snake, Bob = facilities Manager, Bear cave = my office. What language do u speak at work?

Recycled art

It's a tin can critter. Discovered this last night whilst strolling down Chapel Street at the Dandenong Road intersection. Cute domestic art from recycled materials always a joy to behold

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Let in some light

Whats on your wish list? The bear cave (my office at work) needs a window!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Catch me..

Time to take a leap?
I think my friend Nicola is right I am a frustrated buyer! Maybe 2007 will be the year to invest in myself and do something I believe I in - instead of getting annoyed at a lack of vision in others?

Snail trail

My pubic transport strategy - leave earlier!
I am not the most active in the morning even after caffiene - an owl not a sparrow. 7:50am train to city then 8:05am train to Heidelberg 8:36 bus to Heide... looking good for a 9am start - I hope we don't have too many 8:30am meetings this year *yawn*

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

True grit

Essential reading in my pursuit of healthy aussie glow? Perhaps grow a body first? Nursie has a great stack of these magazines for inspiration and the insightful reading material. RE the tan I have enjoyed being a pale thang for a long time but I am trying some controlled burning and an everyday fake tan to see how orange I go!

Circle of friends

My buddy Peter sent me the following txt msg over the weekend "F.U.C.K. stands for "Friends U Can Keep" So promise me, you'll F.U.C.K. Me 4ever! Send to 10 ppl including me, & c who F.U.C.Ks u back." made me laugh and I sent out into the wild for a response. All good, but I must remind myself before hitting send this kind of stuff can be like spam email - annoying (and expensive if you tally up the txt msgs) Belated apologizes to all. Pic is of a billboard at Richmond Station - apparently it does matter how big your shampoo bottle is!

Monday, February 05, 2007

Golden Brown

Nursie in boardies. Only seven weeks to cruise time. Mmmm better start working on my tan.

Set adrift on sunset bliss

After a good sleep-in, some retail therapy in the city (another baby blue tee) and a great stretch at yoga. I'm feeling fine and peaceful.

Backyard Balaclava

Sunday late afternoon. View from Nursies cousins apartment. On Chapel, behind Carisle st looking east toward train station. Thanks for roast dinner Rebecca.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Just like chocolate

More than a base coat and a little red but ...its just like chocolate. Nursie in transit.

dib dib dib dob dob dob

Be Prepared - must be all the years at Flinder Park Scout hall - patience is a virtue. Spent the day doing chores - good old 'bob for jobs' - to discover I really enjoy a bit of spit & polish. Shiny black shoes and boots for me and my man!

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Writing on the Wall

Another working week over! Two days off - might be good BBQ weather?

Into the night

Didn't take many pix last night too busy dancing! But i do like this 'get out of face' shot of the greek boy. Think he had a good wasn't The Market on water.

On ya bike boy

Transport solutions. A) ride bicycle B) book a mini bus and pool with other commuters C) catch train in opposite direction then hop on at less crowded station D) suggest to Connex they remove seating in carriages - cattle-movers?


A Midsumma favourite. Out on the bay watching the moon rise. Dancin' chattin lapping up the good vibrations. A good night.

Friday, February 02, 2007

1 in 1 out - Connex sucks

It's beyond a joke, 7:50 cancelled, 8am late - too full to board, 8:10 late - too full to board. 8:20 cancelled, 8:30 maybe? Yes but didn't make any friends pushing into middle of carriage.