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Sunday, April 18, 2010


i finally found me some awesome boots. theyre wickedly heeled, combat style, knee high and just generally amazing.

but now i face a new problem- what to wear with them. they look best with jeans however the only jeans i own are either my black skinnys which seriously dont suit the heels or my old ripped jeans from england except they kinda dont fit me, though i spose most of my old clothes, both england and pre-england dont fit me since im 10kg lighter.

anyway this prompted a whole line of thought with me because it occurs so frequently-

buying shoes without and outfits.

now i think you need to be female to understand this- or have really enjoy shoe shopping but its one of the worst things to go shopping and seeing the perfect pair of shoes but then realising you have nothing to wear with them.

then comes the big question- are the worth buying anyway? just in case you find something that suits? can you afford it?

i bet that everyone has faced this problem at least once in their life...

or maybe you buy a dress without an occasion to wear it to? or a bracelet that doent match any of your other jewelery?

then again why do we have to co-ordinate everything we own? it would reach the point that we would constantly wear the same thing and that would just be dull.

dull is not fun.

think about it...


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

old school books

the other day whilst parading through old school country towns raiding their second hand book stores for gems and scavenging through shelf after shelf i found two little diamonds.

Persuasion by Jane Austen. Unfortunatly i was unable to find the date it was published but its still in fairly good condition which im happy about. the publisher, thomas nelson and sons, had multiple set ups, including one in melbourne, however my copy was printed in great britain, edinburgh to be exact, which makes me think that it was purchased in great britain and brought over here by an individual. the book has also been stamped by a book store in bourke st, Hall's Book Store, which closed up shop in 1961 so another dead end. so, alas, the date my copy was published shall remain a mystery :(


Henry Lawson- twenty short stories and seven poems. This book, though in worse shape, gives more information then Persuasion. Published in 1947 by Halstead Press pty limited in sydney it was distrubted by angus and robinson. the stories and poems within are selected by colin roderick and contains observations from lawsons friends and crititics. what marks this book as unique, however, is a dedication within the front page. the writing is illegible but the date is clear stating it was given away in june of 1951.

anyway, i hope i didnt bore you with my observations. i promise not to be so dull with my next entry.

maybe i shall write about my latest tattoo that i go on monday... it does look amazing...

but thats for another entry!


Monday, April 12, 2010

Ink Star in Seymore

Hey y'all,

so recently i was travelling in the northern victoria region and happened to stop off in a town called seymore. so despite the fact that i wasnt particuarly happy to be stuck in this little sleepy town whilst my father and brother explored i happen to do a bit of exploring myself.

i came across ink star tattoo parlour.

and holy hell, this place was amazing. the artist there, kylie, was the first female artist i had ever found in my life so talking to her was beyond a treat. she specialises in portraiture and she is just beyond talented. seeing her works, her pieces of pure body art blew my breath away. so after spending a fair while talking to both and the other artist there marc, it was decided that i would come in and visit in a couple of weeks to talk to their apprentices since they are, as marc believes, too lazy. so my job is to come in and try and let my enthusiasm catch whilst picking up some experience from kylie and marc.

anyway if anyone happens to be going through the seymore area i suggest they pay ink star a visit. all the designs are custom made though they are booked for a couple of months in advance. it cost $120 per hour but its worth every penny.

i hope to take some pictures when i next go visit them!

signing off,


upside down

its amazing how much life can be turned upside down.

you can think one thing then in a moment it can be turned upside and your left completely dangling with no clue whats going on.

its weird to be in this situation. to have things you were so certain of be different.

all it takes is some words from your doctor.

be grateful for what you have, even if its only the smallest thing possible.

maybe its fate.