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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Looking for gold and finding the potato.

Image courtesy of Robert Couse-Baker on Flickr.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Throughout the 16th century and even beyond, European explorers trekked through the New World hunting for the mythical land of El Dorado: the Lost City of Gold. The precious metal was supposedly so abundant there that it was even used to make children’s toys. The quest was ultimately futile, although it led the explorers to stumble upon lesser treasures of practical value — the potato, for example. After being brought over to Europe from South America, it became a staple food. I’m foreseeing a comparable progression in your own world during the coming months: You may not locate the gold, but you’ll find the equivalent of the potato.

From The Hoopla Horoscopes.

I don’t mind this at all.

Namely cos I am in awe of the many brilliant uses for the potato. Hot chips. Wedges. Throwing them at the Kardashians.

Dig.

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Links of the Week (or WHAT?! You mean there’s more to cyberspace than ME?!)

Thanks so so so much to everybody who has taken the time and effort to give me your thoughts on the blog and where it might go from here. I love you THIIIIIIIIIS much! (PS If you haven’t as yet taken part then please don’t be jealous. I can love you THIIIIIIIIIIS much too! JustContinue Reading

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Help Change the World! (Okay, not really. Just this blog.)

I’m at a bit of a crossroads. Questioning things, shaking things up, trying to work out where to from here. Part of this, in fact a pretty damn big chunk of this, involves working out what direction this blog is going to head in. I’ve got a ton of possibilities – some dramatic, some notContinue Reading

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Life Coaching and Digging Deeper Holes

I am slowly emerging from the fog that’s been the whirlwind – amazingly so and awfully so – start to this year. In trying to get my head around what the heck this second half of the year is about, I’ve entertained the notion more than once of getting a life coach. In fact, it’sContinue Reading

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The Power and The Passion (of Pint-Sized People)

I know I joke a lot onstage and off about how hard is is to raise kids and how much effort is involved just in keeping the damn things alive (this from a woman who has managed through marvellously minimal effort to kill 100% of all plants that have ever been bold/stupid enough to enterContinue Reading

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Cartoon of the Week: “Potential.”

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My New Office Space: A Triumph of the Human Spirit!

We’ve been in home-making overdrive here at CM headquarters this weekend. Ella de-weeded almost the entire garden and learned to whipper-snip! Caleb and my hubby made a book-case: out of Caleb’s old bed! Cassidy cheered helpfully from the sidelines (code for “wanted to do everything himself”) but took satisfaction in his new “art corner”. ButContinue Reading

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Currently Inspired By: “If You Want to Write” by Brenda Ueland

What is it about us human beings and our capacity to always want what we can’t have? This book, for instance. It sat in my bookcase for six years, untouched, unloved, despite the fact I’d heard it mentioned by numerous sources over the years as a “must-read” for writers. Finally I gave it to myContinue Reading

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3 Shows to See This Week in Brisbane

We interrupt our regular programming of self-indulgent narcissism to bring you breaking news of “This Week in Brisbane!” Three incredibly talented women I have had the great pleasure of meeting in this lifetime have all got gigs happening this week in Brisvegas and I do hope if you are in the vicinity you will getContinue Reading

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2012 Goals: A Mid-Year Review

I am overwhelmed by spam. Not the “SPAM SPAM” type of spam that can suck you in with its pseudo-friendly “Hey! Jenny! Remember me?”, a subject which possesses such confidence that you give the unfamiliar sender’s name “Rick Aston? Hmmm, sounds familiar. Maybe I do know Rick Aston!” the benefit of the doubt and clickContinue Reading

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