Did that heading sound like Lola by The Kinks? Excellent, my work here is done. When I rolled off the plane in New Orleans, after successfully navigating my way from the hostel in Mexico via a stopover in I wanna say Charlotte, I noticed three things. I was hungover. So. Very. Hungover. I’d never experienced … Continue reading Chapter 4: NOLA. (N-O-L-A, NOLA)
***Chapter title has no relevance to the below, and every relevance to the taco ad made famous in the early 2000s in Australia, you’re welcome. If you’re under the age of 25 I AM SO JEALOUS OF YOU. You can follow any mad idea that pops into your head without worrying what happens afterwards, because … Continue reading Chapter 3: Porque No Las Dos?
Oops. Sorry for the break in transmission there gang. Victoria has gone back into lock-down and I’m not gonna lie, it’s harder this time. In all my daydreaming about travel when I was a kid, I had never once thought about going to America. Everything I knew about America I learned from The Simpsons, The … Continue reading Chapter 2: Californiaaaaa (here I commmmmeeee)
Picture it! Sicily, 1912! By which I mean Melbourne, 2004! I was but a wee 21 year old trying to put off reality and grown up decisions by doing an honours year writing about adapting Shakespeare into film. This is of course why I work as a travel agent now. I still have my thesis, … Continue reading Chapter 1: To Deal Or Not To Deal
Exactly one year ago I watched the last episode of Murder, She Wrote, ending seven years of wildly inaccurate recaps of the exploits of the supreme being that is JB Fletcher. In the twelve months that have passed, I tried really hard to find a replacement TV show but commitment issues, mental health issues and … Continue reading One year later…
If you’re very lucky, you have a friend who understands that frankly you’re weird and that needs to be encouraged. Fortunately I have a lot of friends who encourage my madness, and they send me things like the below and I’m very grateful.
I got my hair done for the first time since the coronapocalypse yesterday. It was also the longest amount of time I spent on public transport, and only the second time I’ve worn jeans. Weird does not even begin to describe it, although I did get accosted by a lady who wanted to chat about … Continue reading Insomnia and mushrooms
My apartment only has airconditioning in the bedroom, so when summer is +35 degrees for more than three days I retreat to my bedroom with my tablet to reconsider my life choices. Last summer, I binged the Marie Kondo show about tidying up, while sweating profusely and glaring out the window at the sun. When … Continue reading Book break
Preach, sister. Staying positive when everything just basically seems fucked seems impossible. Even when you hear tidbits of good news like states are slowly lifting restrictions and conditions are easing – that just sets my mind down a terrifying spiral of BUT I DON’T WANNA LEAVE MY HOUSE MY HOUSE IS COMFY AND WARM AND … Continue reading Hey Briony, I’m over it?
I just worked out now that I’ve been on lockdown for nearly five weeks. Five weeks of wearing nothing but gym clothes and ordering the most random things on the internet. In the last five weeks I have purchased: Ylang ylang, vertiver and lavender essential oils (the minimum purchase was 4 bottles of ylang ylang, … Continue reading Hey Briony, How’s iso going?
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