Saturday, 29 November 2014

The Professor's Monthly Homework Assignment: Fin and Feather and Scales and Skin, Our Babies


You may have seen the picture of my cat on the 'About' page of this blog.

His name is technically technically Just Jordan, but we just call him Puss.


Here he is looking alarmed at the prospect of spending Christmas
at my boyfriend's place.
Puss is getting on a bit. He's around (I can't remember exactly D:) ten years old. He is a blue Burmese who used to be a show cat - we bought him off a breeder after his days as a stud and show cat were over.

Possibly because he was a show cat, he has a great personality. He's really a little gentleman in a fur coat.


One of my favourite photos of him, sitting on my
window. (Yes, I know I used it here before).
He's quite gentle, loves to have conversations and sometimes eats porridge and rice.

Did anyone else do a furry/scaly/non-human 'baby' for their homework? :)

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Jurassic Lounge: Day of the Dead

Well behind the eight ball here, I've finally gotten around to writing about Day of the Dead at Jurassic Lounge.



Unfortunately, I didn't have anything in the way of a Halloween celebration this year (no one even trick or treats in my neighbourhood), so to make up for it I booked myself and a friend into Jurassic Lounge's Day of the Dead night. I've attended Jurassic Lounge before, which you can read about here.

Jurassic Lounge was an event night series at the Australian Museum in Sydney which unfortunately shut down at the end of 2013 due to not enough attendees (the event drew massive crowds only on particular nights). This year though, Jurassic Lounge returned for one night, November 1, to host a Day of the Dead party, complete with pinata making, sugar skulls and photo sessions with the bone collections.

Here's my face on the night.
Being the special snowflake I am, I decided to make a bat pinata instead of the round ones that everyone else was making (round? Ptsh.) and with my friend making a flower, we sat for way longer than everyone else trying to finish the damned things. It didn't help that one of the workers loved my bat so much she kept stopping me to take photos, or to show the bat to other people, which was a bit awkward.

The bat pinata in question.

Anyway, the bat got done and we went for a wander through the museum's three floors, got our photos taken with a couple of skulls and watched some burlesque performances. It was a quieter night than the last time we went, but that may partially have been because I was tired.

Have any of you Aussie readers ever been to a Jurassic Lounge night?

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The CorpGoth Mid-Month Status Report: The Daily Commute


My blog has been updated in time to catch the CorpGoth Mid-Month Status report!

(Please let me know what you think of the new blog layout.)

So, my commute to work takes about 3/4 hour in the mornings. I have to drive (unfortunately for my little green heart) because there are no bus or train services from where I live to where I work at that time of day.

My car is stocked with an umbrella, a windscreen shade and a box of muesli bars. The muesli bars are helpful during the hour long drive home :) Also helpful is my iPod and the dulcet tones of Nick Cave, or sometimes just the interesting indie music that Triple J has to showcase.

There's nothing particularly special about my commute to work, although one time, heading back, I decided to take a slightly different route home and noticed a party/costume shop. Just before Halloween.

The place was full of great stuff, things that I could actually wear on a daily basis, so when I got to the counter with my things, the cashier was a bit surprised that I didn't want any fake blood or cobwebs. No mate, this is what I wear everyday. I don't need the fake blood, I'm not going to a party.

Has anyone ever had that happen to them before??
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