“What is it about the cassette that won’t die? It is obsolete, clunky, it’s sound is unpolished, atmospheric and flat but the blank cassette enticed us with it’s possibilities and it was portable so we could take it anywhere, record anything and maybe it’s because of this freedom or…
I have a lot of major milestones in my life this year. I just want to start fresh this year on a clean slate.
Last year was one huge clusterfuck. I was doing full-time Honours study, going into the PAH about 40+ hours a week and then working about 18 hours over the weekend for an entire year. Include other things like keeping a boyfriend, seeing bands, maintaining friendships. Let’s just say not everything worked so well.
Despite the many, many falls of the previous year, I’m determined to make this year special.
I’m going to quit Coles mid-year once Rachel leaves the bakery and gets her acceptance into the police academy. I’m so proud of her. We kinda made a pact that we were going to quit at the same time. We started working together over 6 years ago in September 2005 in the Coles bakery. She’s one of the closest, longest friends I have. We’ve put up with so much shit at work, and, really, without her I would not have put up with Coles as long as I have.
Really quite excited to leaving Coles. It’s such a ridiculously stressful, painful job (see many injuries I’ve received). The bakery is going to go to dumps without us there, and many people know it. It’s an amazing feeling.
I really would’ve left Coles in the up and coming months as I will start receiving fortnightly scholarship payments once I start my PhD.
Some of you may realise that I now tweet for Anywhere Theatre Festival (@anywherefest) - which is a Queensland-based fringe festival that encourages theatre anywhere but a theatre. I first started helping out with the festival last year and I really love their concept of creating something in non-conventional places. Besides, I’m already an avid tweeter, I thought why not volunteer and contribute to something that I enjoy.
I’m also a Brisbane ArtsHub reviewer - although I’ve yet to find anything that interests me/has been convenient/am knowledgeable enough for me to review. But fingers crossed something comes up.
Very, very recently I’ve also volunteered as a Good Guide blogger! This is what I am SUPER excited about. Many people always mention to me that I seem to know everything that goes on in Brisbane. This is a huge compliment to me. I love this city and I take pride in knowing all the exciting things that happen here and if it were possible I would go to EVERYTHING. But since I can’t, I love sharing it with others.
In any case, I love the Good Guide, and have always loved their witty reviews and blogs. I thought, geez, why don’t I actually do some good and y’know actually take my enthusiasm and do something with it. I’m doing a trial blog this week for them, and fingers crossed, I’m witty enough to be taken on.
I’m determined to do things that are fun and enjoyable this year. Going to start going to more theatre shows, movies and gigs by myself and have a good time without the hassle. Eat out at new places (which, Brisbane is doing so well with this that this will be no problem) and explore greater Brisbane, sit in a park and people watch, take a ride on a CityCat the whole way through.
Going to tackle a bunch of milestones and have fun with it.