THE Journal INDEX
Sat 2nd to Wed 13th Mar 2013
① It floods again, I build a Propaganda site, & I go to Tom’s Confectionary Warehouse.
Sun 17th Feb to Fri 1st Mar 2013
② Bronwen & I drive to the Gold Coast to look at the “Australian Sand Sculpting Championships”, I start work, & we watch “Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away”.
Thu 14th to Sat 16th Feb 2013
③ I attend interviews & get some work, Maz’s car battery goes flat, & Bronwen & I go to the Daisy Hill Koala Centre.
Sun 10th to Wed 13th Feb 2013
④ Bronwen, Maz, Clint & I walk to the base of Mapleton Falls, & Maz & I nearly die.
Sun 3rd to Sat 9th Feb 2013
⑤ I build a new media centre, which promptly breaks, prompting me to revisit the harrowing history of my media centre. Bronwen & I also go see “Race 2”–a Bollywood film–& Mettro tells me Ray White have pulled development back in-house.
Sat 2nd Feb 2013
⑥ Bronwen, Maz & I drive to Springbrook & walk the Twin Falls Circuit, which is closed, & then go to Chez Tessa because The Burrito Bar has run out of tacos.
Fri 25th Jan to Fri 1st Feb 2013
⑦ My umbrella is stolen, there is a little storm & half of QLD (including me) loses power, & the media centre dies.
Sat 19th to Thu 24th Jan 2013
⑧ Bronwen & I swim at Southbank, walk through Boondall Wetlands, see many jellyfish, & I have my wheels balanced.
Mon 7th to Fri 18th Jan 2013
⑨ I go back to work, replace the diff in my car, and finish up at Mettro. Bronwen & I watch “Les Miserables”, “The Life of Pi”, Jupiter at Astro Pete’s, & “Gangster Squad”, & we go to Heidi’s Fortieth. Laurie passes away.
Mon 12th to Wed 14th Nov 2012
⑩ Bronwen & I fly to Cairns, drive to Mount Carbine, & watch an amazing solar eclipse with Bronwen’s parents. I then meet Silas & Liza, & fly home.
Sat 27th Oct to Fri 9th Nov 2012
⑪ Bronwen & I go to Sunnybank, The Valley Fiesta, Bogan Bingo, Astro Pete’s, The Diwali Festival, The Brisbane Grass Roots Music Festival, & see “The Intouchables”; Sarah’s laptop arrives, Silas & Liza visit, & I get sick.
Sat 20th to Fri 26th Oct 2012
⑫ I buy 6TB of hard drives for the server & find they can’t be used, go to Sizzler with Bronwen, & Cedar Creek & Cameron Falls with Bronwen & Maz & most of the bogans in the Gold Coast, & see some scarecrows. Then Niall leaves, I meet Clint, & go see Anthony Laffan’s Comedy Hypnosis Show.
Sat 13th to Fri 19th Oct 2012
⑬ Bronwen & I drive to Springbrook, walk the Twin Falls Circuit, & look at Natural Bridge in the day time for a change. I also use the bike carrier for the first time.
Fri 5th to Fri 12th Oct 2012
⑭ Bronwen & I go to Govinda’s, don’t take Natacha to Murwillumbah & instead go to Kondalilla Falls & Alexandria Bay, see a fruit bat and many naked men, & eat a Frenzy for the first time in many years.
Mon 1st to Thu 4th Oct 2012
⑮ Bronwen, Maz & I drive to Springbrook & visit Purling Brook Falls, coming across an upside down 4WD on the way home; Bronwen & I get free mini Dutch pancakes, watch “Looper”, & I cook two-minute noodles.
Mon 24th to Sun 30th Sep 2012
⑯ Bronwen & I attend the Robowars 2012 Nationals, watch Riverfire from the 33rd floor of the Suncorp building, & Bronwen starts a new job.
Sat 22nd to Sun 23rd Sep 2012
⑰ I go to the West End Block Party, Bronwen & I both go to the Sit Down Comedy Club at the Alexandra Hills Hotel, & Maz, Uzi, Ian, Chris & I drive & ride to the Gold Coast, Byron Bay & Nimbin.
Sat 15th to Fri 21st Sep 2012
⑱ Bronwen & I go to Stradbroke Island, watch the “Straddie Salute” triathlon, “Moonrise Kingdon”, eat chocolate nachos & go to Govinda’s.
Sat 8th to Fri 14th Sep 2012
⑲ Bronwen & I watch the Brisbane Festival opening & Santos City of Lights, drive to Lake Kurwongbah with Maz, walk up Mt. Gravatt, eat pizza, & I am nearly killed by a ferocious shower spider.
Sat 1st to Fri 7th Sep 2012
⑳ Maz, Kate & I drive to Natural Bridge Glow Worm Caves, we all look at Ngoc’s milk boobs, then Ngoc’s icecream boobs, watch “The Expendables 2”, a spider is in my shoe, the police deafen me, I clone my hard drive, & go shoe shopping & visit the new Chez Tessa.
Sat 28th Jul to Fri 3rd Aug 2012
Bronwen & I go to The Korean Multicultural Festival, & climb Flinder’s Peak with Derek, Eric & Robert, I fall sick, Bronwen’s job ends, & wee see off Natacha at The Three Monkeys with Shane and Alexandra, before booking flights to Cairns.
Wed 30th May to Tue 5th Jun 2012
I eat–and photograph–food for a week, go to Pittsworth with Maz, watch “Men in Black 3”, & try a new vegetarian restaurant–The Green Vegetarian Restaurant
Sun 15th Apr 2012
I eat chips at Pittsworth, curry in Rosalie, & film the massacre of many Easter Bunnies.
Sat 14th Apr 2012
Bronwen & I go to Pittsworth with Maz & Clint, eat birthday cake, & take photographs in the dark.
Thu 5th to Tue 10th Apr 2012
I go to Stradbroke Island with Bronwen & am attacked by ants, mosquitoes, & gum nuts—but no icebergs.
Thu 22nd Mar to Wed 4th Apr 2012
I run out of milk, go to the Sit Down Comedy Club, eat chips with Clint at Scarborough, shop for shoes & chocolate, watch “The Hunger Games”, attend “Earth Hour”, a suitcase rummage, & buy a Mini Bike Trainer.
Sat 10th to Wed 21st Mar 2012
Bronwen & I attend Gavin’s funeral, I get toothache & visit the dentist, go to Govinda’s Sunday Feast, & watch “Coriolanus” & “The Rum Diaries”.
Sun 4th to Fri 9th Mar 2012
Bronwen, Clint, Maz & I go for a wet & misty walk through the leeches along Toolona Creek & Mount Wanungra at O’Reilly’s, & itch for days after.
Sat 3rd Mar 2012
I get very “me” Birthday Shirts, walk the Gateway Bridge, & eat muffins.
Mon 20th Feb to Fri 2nd Mar 2012
I put more RAM in my laptop, Bronwen’s Dad “retires”, her Aunt & Uncle leave, we laugh at the Sit Down Comedy Club, & watch “Killer Elite”.
Sat 18th to Sun 19th Feb 2012
Bronwen, Clint & I walk the Coomera Circuit in Lamington National Park, & I eat pancakes & fall sick.
Wed 1st to Fri 17th Feb 2012
The KGB don’t find me, I fix my car’s central locking, watch “Chronicle” with Clint & “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” without him, the water fails, Flash crashes, I redesign my site, & Bronwen & I attend Cam & Christine’s party & a family dinner.
Mon 23rd to Tue 31st Jan 2012
I have some days & nights, attend family dinner at Bronwen’s parents’ place, eat most of Sizzlers, & start using Cloudflare.
Mon 9th to Fri 20th Jan 2012
It is hot. I fix my car door, watch “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, & eat a lot.
Wed 4th to Sun 8th Jan 2012
I watch “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”, eat a late Christmas Lunch at Sizzlers, & go swimming at College’s Crossing.
Mon 26th Dec 2011 to Tue 3rd Jan 2012
Bronwen and I go to Woodford Folk Festival, where the weather is good for a change, I fall sick, we don’t argue, and overall have a great time.
Sat 10th to Fri 16th Dec 2011
I am haircut, there is a lunar eclipse, Bronwen buys me a bike, I go riding & get lost, fall over and damage my laptop, & post my old camera up to Sarah.
Sat 3rd to Fri 9th Dec 2011
I go dotty at GoMA, eat chips, pizza & pasta, & attend the work Christmas Party.
Wed 23rd Nov to Fri 2nd Dec 2011
A picture breaks, I eat at Coffee Club, buy a Mack Diamond Warranty, drive to Pittsworth with Maz, take starry photos, go-live at work, & watch the lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas tree.
Sun 20th to Tue 22nd Nov 2011
It is Bronwen’s birthday, I make my first ever “Extra Special Birthday Vouchers”, get lots of things from eBay–some of which aren’t broken–& photograph the city.
Mon 14th to Sat 19th Nov 2011
It is Bronwen and my seventh anniversary. I attempt to change my headlamps, eat curry with Silas, photograph the media centre & my server, give Bronwen flowers, gain a battery grip for my camera, & eat dinner at Caravanserai.
Mon 7th to Fri 11th Nov 2011
My new Canon EOS 7D camera arrives & I am excited.
Sat 15th Oct 2011
Bronwen & I drive to Tamborine Mountain for the Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival, & are lucky to survive.
Sat 1st Oct 2011
A fifth unsuccessful attempt to get to “The Steamers”, wherein it rains, squalls, & I meet the strongest wind I have ever met.
Tue 6th to Fri 9th Sep 2011
Two torches arrive from eBay, only one of which is broken; it rains & blows, & I go to Tara Thai.
Mon 22nd to Fri 26th Aug 2011
Bronwen has her first day at work, my 18650 batteries and P-Rocket torch arrive, Mack Warranties suck, it rains, & we have dinner with Bronwen’s cousins, Laurence & Valerie.
Thu 11th to Thu 18th Aug 2011
I attend Bronwen’s grandfather’s funeral, Classic FM’s Topology, & Cowboys & Aliens.
Mon 1st to Wed 10th Aug 2011
I fought–then bought–a monitor, fought the media centre, watched Captain America fight, bought some torches & batteries & a fake Wi-Fi card on eBay, fought my netbook, went to Sunday Live, fought Bilharzia, & got fit & stayed thin.
Fri 29th to Sun 31st Jul 2011
I get a haircut & don’t die on a cliff, in the dark, trying to find “The Steamers”.
Fri 22nd to Thu 28th Jul 2011
I get a quote for my lens repair, go to Stradbroke Island, trim the hedge, install windscreen wipers & attend Ida’s funeral.
Wed 13th to Thu 21st Jul 2011
I arrive home, Bronwen’s hair goes frizzy, we watch Harry Potter & Transformers, visit Kieran, Maz, Smeagol, buy pizza & a shirt, & visit Camera Tech.
Sun 20th to Sat 26th Mar 2011
I buy a netbook, eat Malaysian food, visit the travel doctor, inject diseases, buy a Lumix camera, travel on a bus, & have lunch with Tom.
Mon 14th to Sat 19th Mar 2011
My Kindle arrives, I visit the dentist, have my last day at work, & nearly die in several road accidents.
Sat 12th Mar 2011
I watched naked people ride bikes, had a milkshake, and watched “Gilmore Girls”.
Mon 28th Feb to Fri 11th Mar 2011
I visit Amanda, give notice at work, book flights to Europe, & Bronwen gets a Kindle.
Mon 21st to Sun 27th Feb 2011
I am very angry, it storms big, Maz moves to his new place, my laptop is repaired, & we go for a lovely drive.
Mon 14th to Sun 20th Feb 2011
I go to Stradbroke Island, and, unrelatedly, meet Natalie.
Mon 7th to Sun 13th Feb 2011
I cancel things, get in trouble, visit Amanda, & Maz, Kieran, Bunnings, Sunnybank & Govinda’s.
Mon 31st Jan to Sun 6th Feb 2011
I buy an eight dollar milkshake, find that traffic congestion occurs during peak-hour, eat a fair bit, & go to Cleveland.
Mon 24th to Sun 30th Jan 2011
My sister is pregnant, I visit College’s Crossing Moonscape, move to Bronwen’s, & find traffic sucks.
Tue 18th to Sun 23rd Jan 2011
I move my things back to my flood damaged house & squat there. I also trim hedges, eat Sizzlers, tacos, curry, & help Maz move.
Tue 11th to Mon 17th Jan 2011
There is a huge flood: I evacuate, my house is flooded, & then cleaned.
Mon 3rd to Mon 10th Jan 2011
I drive back to Woodford, go for a swim, eventually get to Nandos & naively go to swim at a flooded College’s Crossing.
Sun 26th Dec 2010 to Sun 2nd Jan 2011
It rains a lot, my feet hurt, I volunteer at Woodford, argue with Bronwen, & return to Brisbane.
Sat 27th Nov 2010
I attend Robowars & buy fudge.
Wed 3rd to Fri 12th Nov 2010
I fix the broken front door, look at cameras, eat cheesecake, go driving, stay up all night, buy tickets to Sydney, & attend Handel’s Solomon at St. John’s Cathedral.
Mon 1st to Tue 2nd Nov 2010
My horse wins, Amy-jean Tebb & Blaise Jenkin attempt to break in, breaking the door, & the police are called.
Mon 25th to Thu 28th Oct 2010
I am threatened, eat pizza, do my tax & work after hours.
Mon 18th to Sat 23rd Oct 2010
I attend “Earthlings”, “Remix”, the West End Markets, several cheap takeaway places, & Bronwen gets a new laptop.
Fri 1st to Wed 13th Oct 2010
I get hayfever, shoot people with paintballs, & it floods.
Sat 4th to Sun 5th Sep 2010
I drive far into the mist, watch F111 jets & fireworks, & squeeze through crowds to eat French food.
Tue 31st Aug to Fri 3rd Sep 2010
My car breaks, Eagle Boys suck, I buy U2 tickets, see “Tomorrow, When the War Began”, & see Peter Berner at the Sit Down Comedy Club.
Sun 22nd to Mon 30th Aug 2010
Valerie comes again, It Takes 2 to Tango, I see Clint, “Salt”, & Buderim & Bronwen’s Grandfather.
Mon 9th to Sat 21st Aug 2010
I hurt my eye, see the doctor, argue politics, fall sick with a pressurised head & Valerie returns.
Sun 25th to Thu 29th Jul 2010
I stay up late working, get new flatmates & Bronwen bruises herself.
Sun 18th to Sat 24th Jul 2010
I replace my car mirror, say goodbye to Sabine, show people my rooms, watch Inception, & go to the wreckers.
Mon 12th to Sat 17th Jul 2010
I drive, eat, wreck my mirror, watch Knight & Day, & Sabine returns.
Sun 11th Jul 2010
I attend the Abbey Medieval Festival.
Sun 4th to Sat 10th Jul 2010
I visit the Go Between Bridge, Kara is sick, & my car is re-tired.
Mon 28th Jun to Sat 3rd Jul 2010
A teapot dies, I watch Balibo, Samson & Delilah, interview people, & build a perpetual motion machine.
Mon 21st to Sun 27th Jun 2010
I get a brainstem infection, 20 bread rolls, two LED torches, & there is a lunar eclipse & lots of fire twirling.
Tue 15th to Sun 20th Jun 2010
I am sick, watch The A-Team, meet Sabine’s boyfriend, & am sad when Sabine leaves.
Fri 11th to Mon 14th Jun 2010
I go to The Dreaming Festival, & fall sick.
Tue 1st to Thu 10th Jun 2010
I flash phone ROMs, watch “Titanic”, fight Paypal, visit Paddington Fair, rummage through suitcases & tell the best joke ever.
Mon 10th to Sun 16th May 2010
I get the wrong phone, then the right phone, & go to Stradbroke.
Sun 25th to Tue 27th Apr 2010
I attend ANZAC Day, learn how to train my dragon, & suffer from a pre-midlife crisis.
Sat 17th to Sat 24th Apr 2010
I hunt green fleas, meet Sabine’s fiancé, watch “The Book of Eli”, clip hedges, brighten my car & see “Ma Baker’s Tonic”, amongst curry puffs, spring rolls & homemade lemonade.
Sat 10th to Fri 16th Apr 2010
In hindsight, there was a Music Kafe, very few people at work, Sabine arrived home, Bronwen bought surround sound & Valerie, Kara & I went to a nudist beach, after the markets.
Thu 1st to Fri 9th Apr 2010
I climb the great pyramid amidst apple cider whilst my flatmates sail the oceans, before technical issues cut short my holiday—& regularly my sleep—& I return to work. Then, it’s Kick-Ass.
Fri 26th to Wed 31st Mar 2010
I’m depressed, dangerous & go to Bunnings. The Earth has an hour, Bronwen & I have Hungry Jacks, attend APT6, drive Kara to the airport, and decide to be positive—not to mention, buying German bread & seeing the doctor about my eye.
Thu 25th Mar 2010
I’m furiously angry, filled with quiet, subdued, rage - ironically, not at the police who I failed to evade, but at my work, Bronwen, & Valerie. & it’s all because I was trying to get fit.
Sun 21st to Wed 24th Mar 2010
I am annoyed at the lack of enforcement of road rules, cut myself on a can, & watch Kara play with Queensland Wind & Brass.
Sun 14th to Sat 20th Mar 2010
I watch “Welcome”, “A Hurt Locker”, & some comedians, before getting a sore throat, calling in sick & driving through the Clem7 tunnel.
Mon 8th to Sat 13th Mar 2010
Ophthalmology, Alice in Wonderland, a kilo of peppermint creams & the St. Patrick’s Day parade, along with a new keyboard for my phone.
Mon 1st to Fri 5th Mar 2010
I attend the ophthalmologist, Umart, curry, rain & pizza.
Fri 26th to Sun 28th Feb 2010
Linda and Bill’s Ruby Wedding Anniversary: Mt. Tamborine in the rain: Bushwalking, swimming & mingling.
Mon 22nd to Thu 25th Feb 2010
Just another normal week at work.
Mon 8th to Sun 14th Feb 2010
I gain a sore eye, a very rich cheesecake, & two of Germany’s loveliest as flatmates.
Mon 1st to Sat 6th Feb 2010
Bronwen pulls apart computers & Ned has an entire Arnott’s Family Assorted biscuit packet to himself, but fears it may not be enough.
Sun 31st Jan 2010
I am a fan of light, & my room has high ceilings… so I drove down to Bunning’s, & bought a thirty dollar light bulb.
Sun 17th Jan 2010
It is quite hot. Bronwen & I go swimming.
Fri 8th to Sat 16th Jan 2010
It rains, I get my car unwarped, fail to climb The Steamers, Lock ‘n’ Load with Kristin, watch “Up in the Air” & have potential flatmates.
Sun 3rd to Thu 7th Jan 2010
Back in Brisbane again, I go about my daily life, have Kara visit, & watch “Sherlock Holmes”.
Sun 20th Dec 2009
I tour the Clem7 tunnel, & give Bronwen an Apple Notebook.
Sat 19th Dec 2009
I set up camp at Woodford & remember why I don’t like Woodford.
Sat 12th to Sun 13th Dec 2009
It’s hot. I eat curry, visit Kieran, stay up late & watch for Geminids.
Mon 7th to Fri 11th Dec 2009
Kurbaan, work, & some geeky things.
Sat 1st to Mon 31st Aug 2009
I attend Sunday Live broadcasts, Ian Smith’s Bay Pastel showing, “District 9”, investigate speakers, have an x-ray, drive to Byron Bay, take over from my boss, & visit the Mustang State Concours & Muscle Car Spectacular.
Wed 1st to Fri 24th Jul 2009
I win a TV, buy earphones, start designing v3, fall sick, buy 500watt lights, am reviewed & see Harry Potter.
Sun 21st Jun 2009
I drive to Tamborine Mountain for the Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival, & am bitten by a vampire.
Fri 1st to Sun 31st May 2009
I install CentOS, start hosting my own sites, Maz buys surround speakers, & I suffer IKEA-poisoning & mental degradation due to excess shopping options.
Wed 1st to Thu 30th Apr 2009
Kieran buys a car; I buy apple juice & reverse into a car. I also visit Stradbroke Island, Pittsworth, work’s Christmas in April, attend TocH, ANZAC Day, see “Fast and Furious”, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, my phone fails, & I get toothache.
Sun 1st to Tue 31st Mar 2009
I sell an iPhone, buy a laptop, attend the Pittsworth Show, watch “Watchmen”, go to Stradbroke Island, & meet the rejects.
Fri 20th Feb 2009
It was a stormy day at work.
Sat 3rd to Sun 18th Jan 2009
I drive to work, fly to Canberra where Maz buys a car, drive back, visit Amanda, & see a movie & eat a lot.
Fri 26th Dec 2008 to Fri 2nd Jan 2009
I drive to Cairns, fly back to Brisbane, drive to Woodford & enjoy the festival.
Tue 2nd to Mon 22nd Dec 2008
I buy a new car, see “Australia”, setup tent at Woodford, meet Silas & Sam, am embarrassed to be associated with the “No Clean Feed” people, & Stella moves entirely out.
Tue 25th to Wed 26th Nov 2008
I argue about solar power & see “Quantum of Solace”. It rains.
Fri 14th to Mon 24th Nov 2008
Dad passes on.
Mon 10th to Thu 13th Nov 2008
Most of what happened is no longer known.
Fri 7th to Sun 9th Nov 2008
28 kilometres of kayaking, against the tide, through waist deep mud, into 30 knot winds.
Sat 1st to Thu 6th Nov 2008
I watch a school hip-hop competition, “Rock’n’Rolla”, “Death Race”, & eat food.
Mon 20th to Fri 24th Oct 2008
It hails. I get pizza & watch “Burn After Reading”.
Fri 17th to Sun 19th Oct 2008
I fly to Sydney, look at Sculpture by the Sea, & fly home again.
Thu 16th Oct 2008
Bronwen flies to Sydney, and I play around taking macro photographs.
Sun 23rd Mar 2008
I go to Pittsworth with Bronwen & Maz & execute a laptop. Also, a pleasant bonfire is had.
Wed 28th Nov 2007
I go to work for the last time, & send my lauded multi-me farewell email.
Tue 10th Oct 2000 to Tue 30th Jan 2001
I travel to India, see amazing things, & have an absolutely fantastic time.
Sat 26th Feb 2000
I buy more RAM, & start using DragonNaturallySpeaking to write a journal…