Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sounds like

You know how when you insert a burnt CD in your computer iTunes queries the Gracenote database to find songs that match what is on your disk? Supposedly the database matches songs by metadata found in the file information, or a 'fuzzy matching' technique. What I want to know is, how did it come up with this list below? Because the disk I inserted is a recording of me singing the BEARS! song 'In the City' at band practice last night. Weird. And kind of funny.

Monday, June 22, 2009

now selling: home decor

I've just listed a new item on my etsy store. I am really excited to now be able to offer handmade home decor.

I'm making bunting flags! I first made a set of flags earlier this year because I wanted to dress up my new bedroom when I moved house. They are really fun to make, because I use my fabric remnants, and each piece of fabric reminds me of something different - maybe a house I used to live in, or a dress I made once. Some of the fabric is even remnants given to me by my mother.

Right, I am off to the library now

Friday, June 19, 2009

note to self

dear liesl,
in the interest of staying awake all afternoon, in future do not spend lunch sitting in the winter sunshine eating a rich creamy cauliflower and pasta bake.
your friend,
common sense

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Home again

This week I finished working at CCP and moved house. Two life changing events in the one week. This time last week I was feeling a little dazed with the pressure of training my replacement at work and packing for my move. Now that I am mostly unpacked in my new home and have had a chance to stop and look around, I am feeling pretty darn happy.

Right now I am settling in for a night at home, taking a minute to write while the goulash and dumplings I am cooking for dinner are simmering on the stove. Today was spent hanging pictures in my new bedroom, shopping for vintage books and making artwork.

Living in Brunswick is pretty amazing, with Savers and the Brunswick railway station within a 2 minute ride.

Nestled under my bed tonight is Cooper, my new live-in cat, adopted from my girlfriend and co-opted into moving with me. He's been too shy to venture out much since we brought him here yesterday. I am looking forward to his first proper entry into the world outside the bed.

Outside this room, are two lovely dogs, Edie and Lily, who followed me around from room to room today. What an animal filled house we have.

I better go check on dinner. Photos of my new home coming soon.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

brain explosion imminent

there just isn't room for anything else in my crazy old head this week