BEDA #22: What we lose in a pile of hard rubbish">BEDA #22: What we lose in a pile of hard rubbish

It’s hard rub­bish col­lec­tion time in our street. Here’s the crap­ola we man­aged to throw away.


But all is not always as it seems on hard rub­bish piles. For exam­ple, there were a few items on our pile that were hid­den from my cam­era lens.


I can’t help but get emo­tional around hard rub­bish col­lec­tion time.

BEDA #21: ‘Brainstorming’">BEDA #21: ‘Brainstorming’

It has started again. This week I have kicked into gear mak­ing notes, draw­ing up plans and ‘brain­storm­ing’ ideas for book num­ber next. I put ‘brain­storm­ing’ into quote marks because when­ever I try to ‘brain­storm’ all I can think about is a flurry of brains rain­ing down from the sky and how it’s really not a help­ful thing at all – a full-sized human brain drop­ping from even just 20 metres above would kill any­one it lands on. Kill! So I avoid the term ‘brainstorm’.

Plus I think you need to be a math­e­mat­i­cal genius who writes on intra-office win­dows in black texta to really per­fect the art of ‘brainstorming’.

Instead I just think a lot and take notes in my lit­tle note­book and occa­sion­ally blurt at my housemates:

Me: Omigod, I just realised I don’t even have to let the fire hurt any­one if I give Balt­hazar tightrope-walking skills.
House­mate (over bowl of cereal, bits of sleep falling my eyes): Huh?

This part is pos­si­bly my favourite part of ‘the writ­ing process’. I put ‘the writ­ing process’ in quote marks because when­ever I try to use a process to write I end up with a time man­age­ment plan, a house full of tea leaves and, for some rea­son, the laun­dry done and hung out on the line.

BEDA #20: From The Diary Vault — April 20 1993">BEDA #20: From The Diary Vault — April 20 1993


It’s a lit­tle tricky to read but April 20 says:

Today Jenny Stoot (real name Stott) took her­self, Andrew Stoot, Alisa Stoot, Deanne and I to the movies to see Home­ward Bound The Incred­i­ble Journey.

What’s Home­ward Bound, you ask? Well, allow me to embed:

BEDA #18 & 19: Frying Oil">BEDA #18 & 19: Frying Oil

So despite think­ing that blog­ging every day of April would be a fun and easy thing to do, turn’s out, it is not. I didn’t blog yes­ter­day and I don’t have two posts in my head today to make up for it. But that’s not to say I’ve got noth­ing left to say. And I will def­i­nitely not let the con­tent on my blog wear thin. Any­ways, today’s post is a photo of the giant jar of oil that we keep in our kitchen for when we use our deep fryer. It looks like urine don’t you think?


BEDA #17: Record Store Day — Please visit the Indies, not the Chains">BEDA #17: Record Store Day — Please visit the Indies, not the Chains

Record Store Day is a good thing. It gets lotsa peo­ple into lit­tle record shops when lotsa peo­ple swing in and out of JB Hi-Fi too often these days. So it is with bemuse­ment that I see fea­tur­ing in-store apper­ances at JB Hi-Fis, Vir­gin Mega­s­tores, San­i­tys and HMV. Surely this is not the point of Record Store Day? So what’s the story?


It turns out that AMRA (who rep­re­sent those big music chains) was told it couldn’t par­tic­i­pate in Record Store Day because the day is sup­posed to be an excer­cise in pro­mot­ing inde­pen­dent shops. But of course AMRA and the big chains pushed on any­way and are pro­mot­ing their ‘unof­fi­cial’ involve­ment in Record Store Day. And guess who owns and runs Yep, AMRA. Sticky Car­pet in the Age touched on this today but con­tin­ued to pro­mote both the indie shop events and the AMRA shop events (#AMRAfail, #HMV­fail, #JBHi­Fi­fail, #Vir­gin­Mega­S­tore­fail, #San­i­ty­fail, #TheAgefail).

So please visit for the com­plete, authen­tic list of inde­pen­dent record stores to sup­port tomor­row. After all, the lit­tle guys only get one day. The chains get Christmas.

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