Cable and country

February 21st, 2006

Last night, on channel 27, on my cable TV, I watched part one of a six part series called "How to Start Your Own Country."  It was such a bold, refreshing, silly delight that I was completely hooked. 

It’s a show created by Danny Wallace who thought about starting his own country after spending a year living by his manifesto…

‘I, Danny Wallace, being of sound mind and body, do hereby write this manifesto for my life. I swear I will be more open to opportunity. I swear I will live my life taking every available chance. I swear I will say Yes to every favour, request, suggestion and invitation. I SWEAR I WILL SAY YES WHERE ONCE I WOULD HAVE SAID NO.’

I have been inspired and will attempt to ‘Say yes more’.

Image from here 

latte blogging

February 18th, 2006


Just about to head off for Leichhardt for today’s gathering of bloggers, commenters and friends. I’ll be giving a ride to a fellow blogger. 

Attached is my smile and his. We hope to meet you there. 


Coffee, conversation and Carbonara

February 7th, 2006

As a result of a previous post and subsequent comments, susoz over at personal political has organised a place for any and all bloggers to feel welcome.

When: Saturday February 18, 3-5pm (to be precise)

Where: Bar Italia, 169-171 Norton Street, Leichhardt – out the back in the garden (unless it’s raining, in which case I suppose we’ll be somewhere inside, towards the back).

ID: This is a tricky one. How will we recognise each other? Suggestions?

See you there.   

long black please 

Nerds on George street…

January 30th, 2006

I made it to Sydney Grogblogging III.

No amount of previous meetings makes these events any easier.  What do I say to someone who hasn’t visited my blog and does not know who I am. 

"Hi I’m Suki and I have an opinion."

"Who? What was that? Cindy was it?"

Thankfully there were minimal blind-date type uncomfortable moments.  Some guys I approached near our group were not bloggers and are probably still wondering what a blog is…oops.

Until Naomi arrived I was the only female blogger/commenter.  Whilst this is not problematic it is surprising. 

Perhaps a different type of meet-up without Grog, RSL club and late into a Saturday night in the Sydney CBD would attract more women bloggers and commenters.   

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those that helped me feel more at home by giving themselves girly nametags.

Thanks guys.


George street, Sydney. 

Xmas, Xersize and XXL pets

December 29th, 2005

The Vet has decreed that the five pet boy rats are too fat. She has said that four are obese and one is overweight.  The overweight one is Kennedy.  I suspect that he is not obese because of his disabilities – He is blind, hearing impaired and has a limited sense of smell. He also prefers to sleep through meal breaks.

Their ongoing health is a concern so an exercise and food intake regime has been developed.  They like to sleep on the upper mezzanine so their water and ‘dry’ food will be on the basement level.  Their ‘wet’ food will be on the ground floor.

The plan being ‘eat less, move more’.

The walking machine and treadmill have been significantly less popular.


quick dawdle 

Kennedy pleased not to be seeing this 

Lorgue and Kennedy wondering if they are having fun yet.