Saturday, July 15, 2006

so wrong but so right..

I was having one of those weirdo weekends, feeling a bit tired, depressed & just generally blah, then I saw this and I was cured by the absurdity of absolutely fucking everything.... (from

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Are you Bookish?

Hello there groovers... I had this idea that wouldn't go away, you know one of those ideas that wakes you up in the middle of the night and won't leave you alone until you write it down?

I realised that as a writers we all need some kind of community, but writers are usually a solitary lot and the usual book groups are either too dull or too structured. And on the other end of the scale there are overly-educated cliques that geeks like myself just can't be effing bothered with. I personally am allergic to any clique-ish group-mind mentality. Makes me puke.

So I thought wouldn't it be nice to just have an organic, amorphous group of people who get together & hang just like I do with my mates? We go see films, we drink wine, we talk shit, spout Woody Allen quotes etc. Why not invite more people in?

Hmmm.. definitely an idea.

So as an experiment in amorphous community I have launched Bookish..

Love you & the rocketship you rode in on...

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Corporate Poet.

To pay for my poetry/writing habit I've had to go back to the corporate world. Yes, after 3 years of bohemian inner-city bliss (& rising credit card debt to pay for it all) I've had to bite the bullet & buy a suit (eee-gads!) and head back into the corporate jungle.

The national telecommunications/IT company I have joined (on a temp basis at the moment) shall remain nameless, BUT I'm happy to report that in the last few years the corporate world has changed a great deal - for the better.

They now have meditation classes, yoga classes, free fruit (yes! free fruit!!) and everyone leaves at 5pm! Fuck me, this is not too bad. There's still those kennel-boxes, fattening pens, but they all have low dividers so you can actually see people around you.

And on Fridays they crack open the Crownies & the Chardonnay at 4pm and all work stops.

The building I'm in is totally feng-shui'd. Each level has a theme: earth, air, fire, water & people. Yes, people, not just human resources.

I'm on the 'earth' level, which is pretty good since I'm an earthy-type woman person.

I wonder if this more human work environment is due to 9/11 or what I don't know, but at this point I'm not complaining. Or if its just that those in control of these large companies have finally figured out that happier people actually work better & a positive environment in the end is good for everyone.

Signing out, the corporate poet. M. xx

Friday, July 07, 2006

Today's Monkey Shot

This week in Melbourne it's cold, very cold...

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Cute Cyran..

Omigoddess how cute is little Cyran at 2 months! My little goddess daughter... can't wait to cuddle you!!!