Writing an entry for the National Basketball League’s fan voice competition I somehow went about 250 words over and am now struggling to cut it down to 400 words. I always find it hard to make cuts especially when the piece is something that I’m passionate about, and something that I could literally talk about for hours! The topic is “Who will be the next big thing in the NBL” so as I try to edit and make sure the topic has been addressed here is my uncut answer, enjoy! Continue reading Extra Loud Fan Voice!
I am a massive sports sentimentalist. Everytime I see video of that penalty kick against Uruguay and hear the commentator yell “ALOISIIIIIIIII” I get chills. The night Glenn Archer, Mark Ricciuto, James Hird and Anthony Koutoufides were honoured at the Brownlow Medal Count in 2007 I was bawling like a baby at their tribute videos. Screaming bloody murder all though the 2005 AFL grand final and again in 2006, with tears of joy coming at the Daniel Chick smother and watching Ben Cousins and Drew Banfield get their premiership medals. And let’s not get started with the basketball-related incidents which are by far way too numerous to mention, though I can’t resist a few. From the Perth Wildcats come from behind semi-final win on the Gold Coast last year en route to their fifth championship, pretty much any time I’m in the presence of Ricky Grace, and Derrick Rose’s MVP speech. I defy anyone to watch that and not tear up. Continue reading Supersonically Sleepless in Seattle
Around this time last year one of my best friends and I ventured down to her house in Augusta for a few days of rainy walks, fireside Scrabble and watching dolphins surf. (Sidenote: what is is about dolphins that make every girl just squeal like a seven year old at the sight of them?) So much fun and such a beautiful place, nestled between the river and the sea. I would go every weekend if I were able to (and if my friend let me =P). I love going down south on road trips, I’m longing to go on one as soon as summer hits. Only just found the cable for my older than time digital camera and remembered the beautiful pictures of a little town that I would gladly relocate to (and that has the BEST fish and chip shop around!). Attention said best friend: we must go down again soon, weather and other things permitting so I can take a billion more photos!
In the last few months I’ve been weeding out an enormously extensive book and DVD collection, selling and giving away to friends and family. The other week I came across a box set of Lizzie McGuire season two that was bought impulsively (how else!) at a Toys ‘R’ Us on a trip to the city in year ten or 11. About to put it on my chuck away pile I
remembered someone who would have been perfect for me to give the box set to. She’s been on a Nick Toon binge of late (or at least that’s what her Facebook tells me) and Iremember seeing on a blog post of hers that she had been searching for Lizzie McGuire on DVD to add to her also extensive collection. It was even her birthday not too long ago so this would have been the perfect present for her!
When the weather gets this kind of chilly and all you want to do is snuggle up and hibernate there’s really only one place I like to go. It’s nothing like where you live, and nothing like you imagine.
There are many TV shows that I know will put me in certain moods. When I’m feeling in need of cheering up I go straight to “Friends” or “Parks and Recreation.” When I’m feeling lost its “Gilmore Girls.” When I’m in the mood to look for clues and solve mysteries it’s “Veronica Mars” that I will head to. As this dreary and frosty weather continues I head west; first with one of my new favourites in “90210” but the main event on these winter days is always, always, always only one show. Continue reading Californiaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Here We Cooooooome!!
I want to see the world. I think that may have been part of the reason why I chose to do journalism at university. Though another reason may have been my longstanding secret desire to become Nancy Drew, Veronica Mars, Phillip Marlowe or any sort of plucky and quick witted detective, and journalism seems like a good starting point for that. Continue reading Wide Eyes and Itchy Feet