Friday, July 28, 2006
Monday, July 24, 2006
Be warned the film titled "Stop Nicking my Bike" is especially distressing, and may not be suitable for younger viewers.
Thursday, July 20, 2006
[23:45:02] RV says: im laughing because i think myy parents are sick of --- ------- *(on TV)
[23:46:30] RV Girl says: finally!
[23:46:31] RV says: the only prob is they turn on ---`---- instead
[23:46:46] RV Girl says: ahahaha they hv terrible tv choices im sorry
[23:47:52] RV says: its either that or they watch the gay public access channel and the funny thing is i dont think they know its a gay channel
[23:48:13] RV says: they never stay up late enough to see the gaynetwork ads
[23:48:25] RV Girl says: lol
[23:48:42] RV Girl says: how unintentionally progressive of them
[23:48:53] RV says: true
[23:49:06] RV Girl says: its like having u as a son ;-)
[23:49:56] RV says: yeah how did theyend up with a new age techno hippy like me
[23:50:06] RV says: what went wrong
[23:50:29] RV Girl says: ??? no idea but i like it!
[23:50:45] RV Girl says: maybe you and i were made in some laboratory but your a newer version
[23:50:54] RV says: were did a unique lil thing like u come from
[23:50:56] RV Girl says: somewhere in antarctica or something
[23:51:02] RV says: in a tube
[23:51:10] RV says: different batches tho
[23:51:19] RV Girl says: who sponsored the program and why???
[23:51:22] RV says: i was made by the work experience student
[23:52:07] RV says: we're like the manchurian candidates except neohippy nomad geeks
[23:52:21] RV says: bringing down the liberal world from the inside
[23:52:27] RV Girl says: lol
[23:52:32] RV says: we just havent been activated yet
[23:52:47] RV says: waiting for the code word
[23:53:00] RV Girl says: shit wonder what it is
[23:53:08] RV says: something weird
[23:53:17] RV Girl says: will we go crazy and take over the world in the thousands
[23:53:33] RV Girl says: does that mean i have to have ur offspring?
[23:53:34] RV says: probably something we'll never hear unleswe're in achurch
[23:53:51] RV says: maybe u must have my offspring
[23:53:57] RV says: more little ones
[23:54:02] RV Girl says: i was always suspect of that metal plate in ur head....
[23:54:11] RV Girl says: wheres my implant i wonder
[23:54:23] RV says: its a radio i can hear russian stuff
[23:54:35] RV says: under ur birthmark
[23:54:40] RV Girl says: lol no way
[23:54:44] RV says: but the spanking broke it
[23:54:47] RV Girl says: no wonder i like being spanked
[23:54:50] RV Girl says: ahaha
[23:55:03] RV says: ur a defective model a rogue agent
[23:55:10] RV Girl says: aw fuck so typical
[23:55:19] RV says: u were never meant to end up with another agent
[23:55:30] RV Girl says: i see.....
[23:55:34] RV says: it messes up the plan
[23:55:50] RV Girl says: will we have to go into hiding
[23:55:59] RV says: yes certainly
[23:56:15] RV says: ill be raoul u can be conchita
[23:56:36] RV Girl says: ok raoul
Listening to Broken Social Scene
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
"Put very simply, Bikely helps cyclists share knowledge of good bicycle routes. It can be quite tricky traversing a car dominated city such as Melbourne on a bike, particularly when you need to travel an unknown route to a new destination.
But the chances are, someone has cycled that way before you. Bikely makes it easy for him or her to show you the best way."
Here is a story about Bikely on Treehugger.
Seems like a very promising network.
Listening to The Zutons
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Another scorching day.
Wasn't in such a good mood yesterday but I must be feeling better since I just sent RV a naked pic of me while he was at work! I guess when the 'bad girl' in me comes out I must be getting better. I won't post that but here is a lovely pic of my home, isn't it pretty?
So not much to report. I am fed up with the weather that immobilises me everyday from 4pm, I hate that I have some personal problems that I brought onto myself and that escalated this morning...I just feel so exhausted by everything. It's like some deep rooted depresssive thing. It's new to me and for a long time I never had to fight such discomfort. It's just god damn boring!
Anyway, it all sounds worse than it is. I'm chilling, got tons of new music, being super lazy and I really don't care! That alone makes me happier.
Listening to Indie Mix with lot of fags
Monday, July 17, 2006
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Two wheels good, four wheels bad.
Two wheels good, four wheels bad.
Two wheels good, four wheels bad.
If we also had a banner ad for the new Ford super thunder patrol meister at the top of our page that would make my day.
Friday, July 14, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
I was sad and she, the owner, was too but I was already preset for other options. Something inside me told me it was too good to be true.
It wasn't the biggest or cheapest...or best, it was just perfect...
I have a few other places lined up for tomorrow and I have hopes they are just as interesting. My feeling is that no matter what I find, we'll be alright.
RV and I had a gray evening yesterday, the thoughts of life changes taking it's toll in our own forms. We both needed a connection to eachother while still feeling disconnected and frustrated by all else. As time nears, I think we are both under duress. I realise this is completely normal and find that it even makes me (and hopefully him too) feel better that we are going through similar emotions.
Some kind a wonderful!
Listening to CocoRosie
Monday, July 10, 2006
I'm still tired from an embaressing mishap yesterday on the train ride back home as France lost the World cup title. Training through Geneva is lovely, dreamy and word of warning, always wear underwear...
I arrived home, full of joy to speak to RV again after a few days of stolen chats and texts. I'm back online and wondering what could this be??
It just looks so damn cool. Come on baby, give us some hints!
Listening to Cat Power & Karen Elson I Love You
Sunday, July 09, 2006
I grew up in ireland were it was not common for a teenager to have a car because of expense and the fact that it was not a necessity. So I used my bike to get around and soon realised there was no point in getting a car there was often no were to park also I couldn't drive a car after drinking and as drinking is a popular pass time here the car would be redundant most of the time. Also a bike doubles as a handy crutch for the walk home.
After leaving school I proceeded directly to college were I had little time to work and so for monetary reasons was forced to utilize public transport most of the time and my bike on the weekend. But sitting on the bus every day looking out at the thousands of people in their cars not moving for up to ten minutes at a time because of the traffic as the bus sped by in its own lane or QBC to quote the proper term (Quality Bus Corridor). I felt I had made the right choice in not enslaving myself to two tonnes of metal a bank & an insurance company oh and lets not forget the government, all of whom are supported to a greater or lesser extent by car ownership. I suppose Im letting you see the anarchist in me, disruption through denial.
I feel It must be pointed that the car is the slowest most expensive and most polluting way to commut but I do realize that for some it is a real necessity even their livelihood but for the majority it is not. It is also claimed by many here in ireland that the public transport system is inadequate and unreliable, this is partially true as not all areas are served by the dart and often getting from one satellite town to another means going via the city centre. This is mainly due to poor urban planning but if it were not for the thousands of people sitting one to a car clogging up the roads at rush hour the journey times for these commutes would be greatly reduced and so would become tolerable.
These days I have been cycling to the train station about ten kilometers from my house from there the train only takes about 15 minutes to reach the office making my total journey time just over thirty five minutes, if i were to take the bus it would be anything from one hour to one hour and a half and by car even longer. True I do have to suffer driving rain, sky grit, fog, dogs, dangerous drivers, sub zero temperatures, high winds, potholes, birds, flies and a whole range of other dangers and discomforts but what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
Anyway I will suffer all this and more for the freedom my bike gives me financial freedom and a sort of moral freedom, I am superior to the car lover. I am harder, fitter, angrier and I will not be pushed to the roadside. Maybe i am joking or maybe i am the cycling equivalent of the unabomber. I have always cycled and I will continue as long as i can and i will try to promote the most efficient form of transport there is whenever i can.
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
The Guardian has been running a online series called, “NetJetters”, for some time now. Recently, Susan Greenwood won the competition to promote eco-friendly travel by cycling through America, East to West. You can read about her 3 month journey here on her blog.
BIKE AND SEE
Just a really cool looking bike from China posted on Make Magazine's flickr site. You can see the original post here.
CYCLING & BECKETT
And to end this short post, here is a beautiful essay titled, “The Joy of Cycling with Beckett”, written by German writer Friedhelm Rathjen.
- RV Girl
Monday, July 03, 2006
[00:36:37] RV Girl says: what do u think about
[00:36:54] RV says: all kinds of random things
[00:36:58] RV says: i very scattered
[00:37:00] RV Girl says: like....
[00:37:04] RV Girl says: for example
[00:37:28] RV says: i think of u i think of the future i think of the end i think of the journey
[00:37:43] RV says: i want the feeling
[00:37:59] RV says: i want you
[00:38:31] RV says: i think alot about failure
[00:38:42] RV says: ithink alot about death
[00:39:09] RV says: i dwell on the beauty and horror of our personalites
[00:39:21] RV says: we are meant for each other
[00:39:37] RV says: but it will not always be easy i know
[00:40:00] RV says: i want to tell u all even if it not make sense sometimes
[00:40:35] RV says: i need you otherwise i will grow slower
[00:41:02] RV says: im tired of waiting for change i need to act i need to do more for others
[00:41:11] RV says: i start by doing more for u
[00:41:25] RV says: i do ten things
[00:42:34] RV Girl says: ok....
- RV Girl
Listening to Mornington Crescent – Belle & Sebastian
Sunday, July 02, 2006
I thought id seen it all until yesterday when I bought a little camping stove from a local outdoor adventure store. I have bought these things before and they are pretty basic, you simply attach the gas canister to the stove bit and there you have it. But most of my previous cooking thingys were quite a bit bigger and crapper than this little gadget.
Honestly you could put this in your pocket. Im stunned. It only weights a few grams it seems pretty strong, the box claims it can boil a litre of water in a few minutes and will burn continuously for an hour. Perfect for my purposes. I love it and its probably the most usefull thing ill have with me in terms of a comfort items.
Swiss Army Knife
Heavy Duty Tape
Steel Water Bottle
Plastic Water Bottles
Water Purification Tablets
Maps Google Maps/Michelin Road Map
Lonely Planet Cycling Guide to France
Spare Key Bike Lock
Straps, Bungie Cords
Saturday, July 01, 2006
Interesting, I just got a drunken phone call from RV as I was writing this...
He doesn't do this often so what this basically means is he's just enjoying himself ,which he totally deserves, yet he is so ecstatic he must call me because he can't write on his bumpy ride home a similar sweet text. I find it hilarious! You drunk boy, I love you.
So I think I found us a home this week. I've been racing all over town looking for a cheap but funky pad to adopt. The price is reasonable but if you saw this humble palace on the walk up to the 5th floor, you'd be impressed. It has alot of potential and loads of character. I told RV I was already planning my interior design as the current tenant was talking to me...I like decorating. It is spectacular, small, perfect. I cannot wait to make it ours.
Looks like I've got a mini trip again through Switzerland next week. The destination is a neighboring town close to Zurich. It will be my first time there and by cheap train, about 7 hours travel. I'm excited because I am working on a film project there and gifting a painting I created for a friend's birthday. I am really enjoying these spontaneous creation inspired travels. The other evening my kitchen was defaced by another artist friend. I've got graffiti at home!
Art everywhere, that's the idea...
31 days left RV.
Listening to Syd Matters