For those who don't know the Vincents... Long Preface Short: I moved to Australia to nanny for a Scottish family, the Vincents. I don't work for them anymore, but I kept a journal of many of the [mostly wretched] experiences. Here's a story from my second day in Australia... [archive style.] Marc = Scottish man… Continue reading there’s no crying in bowling!
Month: March 2009
alright, so it's not as good as the former... i do understand that. but it reminds me of a couple of good memories and i wanted to make it... mary poppins will probably be back next week.
don’t put it past me.
[picture this] So, you and I are climbing in the Tetons [or Yosemite]... [p.s. this might be harder for some of you to envision...] Anywho, we're climbing, it's a great day, a long, multi-pitch climb. Daylight is fading on us and it's starting to look like we're going to have to descend as the sun… Continue reading don’t put it past me.
<—look at those things.
I added some "widgets"... which, unfortunately, have nothing to do with Harry Potter. What do ye think? This weekend was very anti-climatic. Earth Hour was very pleasant... not exciting or joyous or fun or amazing... but pleasant. I spent it with a lot of well-established, middle-aged, fabulous women. There were a lot of incredible fashion… Continue reading <—look at those things.
Just to reiterate how awesome the event will be, I wrote an a little diddy on Earth Hour for The Mountain Culture: check it out. Have a splendid [dark] weekend... I love you all. Even if you're by yourself for earth hour, it'll be okay. Just turn off the lights and dance to this song...… Continue reading VOTE EARTH!
How many times can one baby pee on the changing table whilst changing her nappy? Seriously. Because Sienna is coming up on about the seventh time she's done it to me... and I've only been here for about a month. I'm getting a lot better at damage control, though. The first time it happened, I… Continue reading errrrrrywhere.
…but our hearts get torn up.
what do we think about this?: a] ummm... where the wild things are = awesome. b] ummm... arcade fire song for the trailer = AWESOME. c] spike jonze = awesome. d] mystical childhood book translated to on-screen? not gonna lie... i'm not sure if it's gonna be awesome. e] what do we think? f] p.s.… Continue reading …but our hearts get torn up.
in the dark… on purpose.
I just went and saw The Reader. Twas incredible. So now I'm sitting here, pulling myself together because I cried heaps and heaps. [p.s. does anyone else out there think that they look prettier after a good cry? no? no... just me? alright, well that's a whole different (weird) post.] Anywho, I highly recommend the… Continue reading in the dark… on purpose.
[i'm never going to be able to communicate just how hilarious this memory is to me... but i'm going to try.] I was running today and saw another runner just stop. Just stop, mid-stride, and start walking. I had to laugh out loud to myself a little bit. No, no, no... Don't get me wrong,… Continue reading mid-stride.
holler, holler, holler.
This weekend, while perusing a favorite book store in Sydney, I found this: If you don’t recognize the craft-club format of the cover, I should inform you that Drink, Play, F@#k is the answer to this book: [Now, I know I'm about to lose a lot of female subscribers as I continue this post. Google… Continue reading holler, holler, holler.
these things that i want.
I WANT: a] ginger beer*... all the time. b] to buy fabulous second-hand dresses* on the regular. c] to end my hunt for the perfect necklace. [if you find it, let me know.] d] to join forces with amazing people and make dance parties combust from out of nowhere.* e] these: f] milkshakes for breakfast.*… Continue reading these things that i want.
you are a very fit mom!
Bink [aka Sienna, the baby I nanny for] and I go for a walk every day. We stroll around the shops, get lunch, or just go to the beach. It's a nice part of the day. I've about thrown in the towel on anyone not thinking she's my daughter, though. I used to correct everyone:… Continue reading you are a very fit mom!
- Hey Gurl, turn on the tube! My favorite show's on! - What?? SYD CRIBS??! Awwwhellya... Who's on today?? - Oh snapppp! It's Rachel Stevens! She be my fave. - She's tight. Au-pair Extraordinaire. I wonder what her set-up's like. - Wait... What's all over that gurl's windows?? - Ohhhh... child. Them's tight. Little blurry...… Continue reading SYD CRIBS.
The life of fabulous babysitters is not usually glamorous... but you gotta do what you gotta do to get by. But what I have noticed, in my 14 years of childcare [little bro born at age 9], is that it has recently become a lot more entertaining. Not so much because of the kids... they… Continue reading sans pants.
well… you still look strong.
Sitting at a random café, with my head in a computer, is not an uncommon scene. But it is usually blatantly obvious that I am alone. Like the other day, when I was asked to move from a big table to a small table, so that a party of four could sit where I had… Continue reading well… you still look strong.
…and then i’ll die at some point.
I have these two Life Plans that I wrote out [mostly jokingly] and just must share them with you. I encourage you to do the same sort of thing for yourself... if not for anything else but the laugh-factor. It's great to see what four years can do to a list like this. Are you… Continue reading …and then i’ll die at some point.
the small stakes.
All this poster talk has made me think of my favorite posterist: These are only a few of my many favorites. Jason Munn is the mastermind behind The Small Stakes. I admire him tons and tons. His designs are simple/brilliant. Gosh, in my dream world, one day I will be able to design beautiful posters… Continue reading the small stakes.
http://www.imeem.com/thedecemberistsfans/photo/IFGMuiPyM3/ go check it out. and no more criticisms... cuz i'm not changing anything. anywho, check out some of the other designs too... there are some pretty awesome ones. thanks so much to all of you for being my personal editors... and for being just kickass in general. best group of friends EVER. MUAH.