022 Good advertising inspires me. Bad advertising infuriates me.
023 I used to bite my nails. I don’t anymore. I bite the skin around my nails. It’s not a good trade off. It’s a nervous habit. I don’t even realise I’m doing it.
024 I am going to New York in September. I am super excited. I have never been but expect to love it. I don’t think the USA gets enough credit as a tourist destination. I think people are turned off by all the Americans. I hear they’re everywhere.
025 Earl Grey tea. Yes please.
026 I cannot listen to my iPod while walking without stepping to the beat. As a result, I kind of strut. Sometimes I’ll be walking along and I’ll think ‘dude, you are totally strutting, quit it’ and then I think ‘ahhh, fuck it, embrace the rhythm’ and put my back into it just a little bit more.
027 I was diagnosed with anxiety depression about four years ago. Until recently, I have been ignoring it as a legitimate problem. It’s more than legitimate. It floors me. I hope now I have acknowledged it, I will be better equipped to cope. I don’t want to be ashamed which is why I am choosing to share this with you. It’s a little bit scary but I do not feel anxious. This is a really big deal for me.
028 Former pets = numerous gold fish. Numerous causes of death. Guinea pig named Kylie. After Minogue. I was a young teeny bopper and loooooved her. I don’t think Kylie liked domestic life very much. She didn’t last long. Cat called Fluffy. She was beautiful. Died of old age. Was very sad. Cat called Sim. I think she was a neighbour’s cat but the neighbours were ferals and didn’t look after her very well so she would always come and visit us. We fed her, she stayed. She had to go to the vet. The vet accidentally let her outside, she got hit by a car. The girl at reception broke the news to my mum and sister as if she was telling them the time. Sister cried. Mum yelled. Receptionist cowered. Lastly, cat who thought she was a dog. Ping Gilly. Ping because she had already been named and Gilly because she had disproportionately large ears as a kitten which reminded me of the best most amazingly fantastic cricketer the universe has ever seen, Adam Gilchrist. Ping Gilly, aka Gillsenen, thought she was a dog. She loved playing fetch. When she was hit by a car I was completely devastated. I cannot imagine the love a mother must feel for a child when I think about the love I had for her. I miss her.
029 I like apples but dislike pretty much anything made with them.
actually, i prefer red. but i liked this picture.
030 I just bought tickets to see Regina Spektor in Hyde Park in June. Bring on my jam-packed June. Reggie is amazing. If you don’t know her, get your butt to YouTube now. I want to wrap myself up in her cover of Real Love, as heard on Triple J’s Like a Version last year.