Today I wanted to get back into the swing of things after this weekend’s brief foray into #auspol, but then I happened upon Christopher Columbus and started reading, which quite frankly wasn’t exactly the break from white people being racist that I had hoped for. But Columbus did lead me to the people who discovered North America before him, which was far more interesting. Continue reading
Today we said goodbye to my grandmother. I said a few words at her funeral, and since that was a pretty new experience for me I want to repeat them here. I’m a pretty lousy public speaker so my words always sound a lot better written down than they do said aloud. Plus I just want somewhere to put these words down in stone, for Nan. Continue reading
I feel like I should check in today, just because I won’t be able to post again until Monday because I’LL BE AT SOUNDWAVE FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS MOFOS!!! …ahem. Did I say that a little loud?
At the moment I feel like the spaceship guy from The Lego Movie when they finally let him build the spaceship…SOUNDWAVE! SOUNDWAVE! SOUUUUUNDWAVE! OK I’ll stop talking about Soundwave.I swear. Continue reading
Today I started training for a 10km run. Just typing those words makes me shake my head in despair. What on earth am I thinking? I can barely run errands, let alone be able to run 10kms in three months’ time (that’s about 6.2 miles in Americanese). I must be mad.
Actually that’s a lie. I’m not mad and I know exactly what I’m thinking. This is the MS Fun Run, a charity event held to raise money for people living with Multiple Sclerosis. I can direct you to any number of helpful websites – such as MS Australia – for way more information about MS than I can give you.
What I know is that my mother doesn’t remember what it feels like to run. Continue reading