December Socials

Conscious that I sometimes share material on other platforms that never makes “the cut” here on my blog, I will start sharing a few bits and pieces here also. These are the tweets, posts, and observations that still seem relevant at the end of each month. Lots of ephemera, but hopefully still quite entertaining.

December 6 : Ian Thorpe is 38? How old does that make me?

December 8 : Quote of the day. “Do you really want another 55 year old white boy?” (me referring to myself). The reply, “Oh no James, you’re fine, you’re very woke”.

December 12 : Though I grew up with plastic Christmas trees, a “real one” is so much nicer. But on the other hand, I don’t like the idea of chopping down a tree for only a couple of weeks. I also live in a small apartment, so a big tree can look out of place. So, for me, a small tree suits best, and also if it’s living. Guess what I found at the supermarket this morning? Hopefully I won’t kill it ahead of next year.
December 12 : Interesting radio story this week, that 2CH has gone from AM to DAB+ only, and still maintained half of its audience, and debuted at DAB+ which is awesome. Older radio friends describe the 2CH “Snob Mob” campaign of the 70s as one of the worst in history.
December 13 : Saw this today at the cinema. Good, but not great. A good story I hadn’t known previously.
December 14 : Though I trust the BOM and the SES, I also trust the advice of my sister. “Nah, it’s not proper flood rain” meaning it’s only minor to moderate flooding for Lismore. (Her house is in this photograph).
December 15 : So they’re expecting an 8m flood in Lismore (my hometown) which is higher by my recollection than a “normal” moderate flood which is generally around 7m (flood nerd). Meanwhile, from the archives, a photograph of bit of repair work on the levy undertaken a while back.

December 16 : Just heard a colleague described as a “veteran ABC broadcaster”. He’s younger than I am, so what does that make me?

December 19 : LOVE THIS
December 20 : This year, a friend has developed a serious medical problem, which means he has had to become a little more “hands on” (if you know what I mean) about dealing with his poo. A reminder if you run out during lockdown, it’s all ok, as most of the world’s population knows.
December 20 : At home, passing time in isolation, so I can visit my family, and delighted to discover a biblical epic on TV, just like when I was growing up. Anyone wonder my family mostly watches GEM.
The start of the Tropical Fruits street parade, which is on Bundjalung Widgibal land, now known as Lismore, my home town.
December 28 : At this time of the year, Lismore is normally gearing up for Tropical Fruits, with rainbow flags, public art, and a street parade. This year, I’ll be back in Sydney watching the live stream.
December 29 : Hello Sydney! Greetings from Lismore

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