Pharaoh Sanders melodic Saxophone overblowing is like Kareem Abdul Jabbar's Skyhook is like Jackie Chan's jumping spinning back kick into spinning back sweep combo is like Stephen Chow's impeccable joke setups is like Sijie Liang's weirdly specific nonsense analogies

Ai Weiwei had his "Dropping A Han Dynasty Urn". I'm not quite as defiant and precocious an artist.

Instead, I humbly offer "Eating Cashew Nuts Out Of A Clay pot" ๐Ÿ˜‚

Some traditions must be broken.

I would love for Pauline Hanson to meet Zaitunna one day.

I'm just imagining Pauline meeting someone who looks like her who A) is a Muslim and B) Is Chinese and C) Speaks Mandarin. Major glitch-out moment predicted!

Some sketches/doodles from my imagination doodling sketching session today. Just went into a trance and let my hand run free on the paper. A lot of aliens resulted. ๐Ÿ˜‚I think my favourite by far is "Uncle Hok's Excellent Xygaxhian Cuisine" inspired by of course, all the cigarette-smoking wok cooks that I've seen over the years. ๐Ÿ˜

I also like Thick Mustachioed Andorian Starfleet captain. Why so thick and why the curled moustache? I don't know. That's just how it happened!

Interesting that this was sampled in Warren G's "Regulate"! This is such an upbeat cheery funky tune! ๐Ÿ˜„ Not very gangsta at all ๐Ÿ˜

Gordon Ramsay, as a chef trained in English and French cuisine, expecting to make a good Pad Thai by the standards of a long-time experienced Pad Thai chef is like Patrick Stewart, as a Shakespearean actor, expecting to play a good Justice Bao (ๅŒ…้’ๅคฉ) in a Beijing opera play.

Don't get me wrong, I'd still pay to see such a performance. I mean imagine him in the Justice Bao face paint and costume, that'd be worth it alone! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I just don't think it'd be very good.

Went walking with @vidak through the local bit of bushland earlier today and spotted this handsome thing on the ground. I wonder what it is Looks like a skink to me but I've never seen one before. There's such fascinating animals living around us

Mental Health 

I don't think I'm very well at the moment. Not a cry for a help, just an honest self-assessment.

I think I'm at Yellow Alert. Not quite "Full shields. Phasers and Photon torpedoes ready" but that might change at some point soon.

Also I'm usually not a believer of omens but we're deep into Kambarang and still experiencing this late Makuru/Mookaroo weather, it's very bizarre.

A Black-faced Cuckooshrike, I think.Very interesting looking bird. Apparently they're quite common but I believe this is the first one I've ever seen. That or I've just never paid attention to them.

Food: Chicken curry with pumpkin and spinach stir-fry 

Home-cooked dinner tonight. Chicken curry with stir fried pumpkin and spinach, with white rice.

Simple but delicious and nourishing. Much needed. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Is this Saudade? It feels Saudade, even it is upbeat.

Great track though! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

A few weeks back, I saw these small whiteboards on special at Officeworks and grabbed a few.

My intention was for my housemate and I to leave messages for each other but really they've just been space for band names and other stupid shit. ๐Ÿ˜‚

So far the frontrunner is Magic Chai but I must say I am partial to Stanky & The Mankies as well as Dongle-tron. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Recent random sky shots. Well, the last one I actually tried to take a shot of the ibises. ๐Ÿ˜‚

I assumed that since there are Cetacean corps in ST intelligent enough to handle sophisticated starship equipment, that there'd also be equally as intelligent uplifted apes who've just never been shown on camera for whatever reason. ๐Ÿ˜

I haven't given the handsome fella a name yet by the way. ๐Ÿ˜‚


Me: They were mostly bright red with some green and blue as well. Oh oh, I know! They look like the bird on the brand label of Rosella tomato sauce.

Blair: Yeah I think they're Rosellas then.

Me: Really?! Those bird called Rosellas? The sauce is named after them? Nah! *Does a quick Google search* Oh so they really are called Rosellas. I always thought it was just a cool bit of branding.


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I was walking through the local bit of bushland with @dirtycommo , about twenty minutes ago and I spotted some really beautiful birds in the sky. I tried pointing them out to Blair but by the time he looked up and around, the birds were out of sight.

Me: Oh damn, you missed some beautiful birds

Blair: Really? What did they look like?

You get home, you make yourself a delicious refreshing drink from the watermelon, limes and your remaining mint stalks.


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