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.
Feb 6 : Just had someone on Crown Street ask me for money. Twenty dollars. You mean two? No, I mean twenty, she said. Weimar republic inflation comes to Surry Hills.
Feb 8 : Doing some collaborative work with a colleague in Western Australia. Due to the three hour time-zone difference, she suggested I “take a siesta” and we can catch up later this afternoon. What an awesome idea!
Feb 9 : A friend is setting up her home internet with Android devices, TV and Laptop. “The guy from Geeks are us had to come back several times” she said. His answer was “You need Apple TV”. Dodgy and extracting income or plain incompetent?
Feb 13 : Friend just told me she once asked for a medium steak, and the newish bar staff member replied, “Sorry, they only come in one size…”
Feb 17 : Going into work on Wednesdays. Biggest downside? I can’t open the window to let the fresh air in.
Feb 18 : Personally, I hate it when friends and family share news stories on Facebook, especially when they’re stupid opinon pieces. My preference is for Facebook to be a place for baby, pet, and holiday photographs.
Feb 22 : Waiting on the arrival in the mail of a DVD from the 90s. Neither my work nor home computers have a DVD player, and I’m not sure where my old DVD player is. OMG.
2 thoughts on “February Socials”
I remember Gina (The Bill) visiting Australia to promote something. Like Vera is today, she was a flawed character and a terrific actor.
I agree with you about Facebook. Who would go there for news? Apparently young people do, even if they say FB is for oldies.
I was lucky enough to meet a couple of the actors a few years ago. They visited ABC Radio, and it was part of my job to meet and look after them. https://jamesobrien.id.au/2010/10/watching-the-bill/ “They were in Australia for publicity, and part of my job involved meeting them and looking after them ahead of an event for fans at the ABC. I remember June (Trudy) having a desperate last cigarette before heading into our non-smoking building :) “