Month: July 2012

Most days I have so many damn ideas floating around in this little old brain that their sheer volume presses on some strange nerve inside and renders me paralysed. Unable to choose one. Unable to act on any. Unable to move forward. I am, you see, a bonafide scanner. Sarah Wilson first introduced me to this concept on her blog – which I dig tremendously – and immediately it made sense. Compound to this the discovery that I am a classic ENFP personality type – no really, I even did the test twice – and there you have it. I…

What a week. I just got back from a super quick tour out west with the Young Guns of Comedy to Goondwindi, doing a gig for a conference of agronomists! I nearly died when I spotted my father-in-law in town (a wonderful, gentle soul who has never uttered a swear word from his lips apparently and who thus far, has never seen me onstage) and spent the next hour trying to talk myself out of a heart attack. He works in the agricultural field so it was not a stretch to think he might be there for the conference! I…

This is Percy. At 97, he is – I am told – the most elderly deaf person in Australia. (I suppose I should qualify that by saying that I mean he has grown up deaf and using sign language, rather than losing their hearing in old age.) What a guy. The other night, I had the great honour of performing some comedy at the ASLIA Queensland awards night, a celebratory occasion for interpreters and the deaf community. It was such a great vibe, lots of laughter, wine flowing, a funky photo booth resplendent with rocking props (why have I not…

Cate Bolt never ceases to amaze and inspire me with posts like this. Opening an orphanage in a foreign country to which she had NEVER EVEN BEEN. Seriously. We’ve started supporting Foundation 18 as a result of her sharing her incredible journey. It’s super cheap, only $10 a month. Please go check it out. This “little free library” idea is super cool. I’ll add it to the ‘projects I get inspired by on the internet but never actually do’ file. Donna Heart’s post on her 6-word memoir made me think about what I’d write…hmmm, still not sure. You?! Ha! Sadly…