How To Enter A National Competition and Be A Happy Loser

If you had told me 8 weeks ago I would be one of the 5 finalists to replace Marc Fennell as the Triple J film reviewer I would have told you to put down the crack pipe or stop swinging from power lines. See, I was in the midst of what the kids' call an existential life crisis. Maybe it was the lack of protein talking from my newly found vegetarian life but I was convinced I wasn't good enough at anything I was doing and therefore, I just wasn't good enough. I watched people around me kicking life goal after life goal and, all I was doing was sitting on the bench running oranges. I desperately wanted to runaway to some idyllic island paradise and pour bucket after bucket of mojitos on my problems because, mature adult retaliatory response.   

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Big hair, did care

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with my hair.

It’s curly and wild and frizz prone and I nine times out of ten I look like  Monica Gellar when she went to Barbados. Except my hair is not a result of the humidity, although that doesn’t help, my hair is the combination of my Polynesian and Mediterranean genes - which means I have thick curly hair and a lot of it. In fact, when I was seven-years-old a hairdresser told me that I had six times the amount of hair as a “normal” person.

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How To Set Up The Internet In 10 Easy Steps

Apologies for being so slack on the blog writing lately. The reason for my absence? I got the internet.

The internet seems like a pretty damn basic life necessity but, for the past five years I have been living without it. Well, that's not completely true - I could access it on my phone and had been paying $300+ a month for the pleasure to do so. Don't worry I'm aware, I'm an idiot.

So, in the aftermath of a messy breakup with my telecommunications company I decided it was time to get the internet connected. 

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