How I Spend My Day
It's a completely cool, multi-purpose blog.
No Dan Kelly moment, then, and Labour got in and, more importantly, John Howard has gone. Huzzah!
Australian federal elections tomorrrow, so hopefully a chance to kick out Howard after 11 long years. It looks like it could be a landslide, a real Blair 1997 moment (we won't dwell on how that turned out).
(Seen on the ace Pharyngula)
A few more photos over at Flickr - cute.
We had a better weekend than I had anticipated, actually. Our mate Kylie and her daughter Trinity were staying with us so Beth had a playmate. Saturday happened to be Trinity's third birthday, so we had a fun party that included face painting, as you can see.
The most startling moment was when M and a friend were sitting in the shade under a tree, each breastfeeding their children. Suddenly the friend gasped and we say that a crow had shat on her baby in mid-feed. The poor wee thing had lime on his cheek and even in his ear, though he seemed blissfully unconcerned by the incident.
On Sunday we went to a fair with Mark, Tanya and Ollie. More face painting ensued. Most pleasant.
Oh, and M has virtually completed her thesis. Yay! I get my wife back (and my computer).
And if all that is not heartwarming enough, go watch a brilliant doco about Christian fundies being routed by right-thinking people in, Dover, Pennsylvania. Featuring Eugenie Scott, one of my new favourite people. My browser has gone mental, so here's the full link: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/id/program.html
I notice that Michael Haneke has remade his 1997 Austrian movie Funny Games as an English language film, although otherwise the film appears to be virtually identical. I saw the original recently, and it is both utterly amazing and something I really couldn't recommend to anybody.
M is still stranded deep inside the labyrinth that is her Masters thesis, so I have been unable to wrest her from the pooter and upload any photos. Sorry.
We're now gearing up for our Big Trip in December/January. Briefly, we're flying to the UK (with an overnight stop in Japan) on December 12th and hanging around like a bad smell until about Jan 28th.
Well, our wedding anniversary trip to the Hunter Valley was just fabulous. The lodge was to be found along a long, slightly scary road and perched atop a big ridge. When we arrived we were enshrouded in mist, but when we awoke on Saturday the glorious view over the valley became apparent. once I get my arse in gear, i'll post some photos over at Flickr.