Category: Life

A story to pay the rent 0

A story to pay the rent

He stopped me in the street and he said “Hey love, sorry to bother you, but I had a car accident… and I can’t work anymore… and my wife died… and my daughter’s got cancer… and I can’t afford to pay the bills…” I laughed and laughed. “Oh god, mate,”...

Thanks, flower lady 0

Thanks, flower lady

There are many reasons to love the Eveleigh Farmers markets on Saturdays. The bourgeois buzz, the fresh food, the tasty treats. But I really love the friendly people. Like the cute dykey girl who gives free samples of apples. Or the nice flower lady who didn’t laugh at me when...

Vampires 0

Vampires

I suspect vampires. I do. I haven’t read any vampire fiction, but I’ve watched all of Buffy and I saw Interview with the Vampire at the cinema, but I turned up late and my friends went in without me and I sat up the back by myself. I’m not some...

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Corporate graffiti?

On a trip to Newtown, wondering what to eat, aimlessly shuffling between Noodle House and Chinese Noodle House, but not really feeling like noodles, I came across this. I HATE OPTUS but vodafone is nice! Corporate graffiti? Or exercising the right to voice your opinion in a public place?

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Booze Bar and Black

Even if you haven’t been to the newly re-opened Beresford yet, no doubt you’ve heard about its sexy curved bar, its naff wine list (organised into cheap, decent, good), and, of course, its magnificent loos. You’ve heard about the loos, right? First, a word about how I ended up in...

Ring My Bell 2

Ring My Bell

Going for a walk to Kings Cross on Sunday, my pal and I found ourselves at Woollomooloo. It happens. We by-passed the (very famous) Harry’s pie cart, past the (very renovated and dull looking) Wooloomooloo Bay Hotel and strolled straight into the Bells Hotel. How this outback-Australiana-olde worlde-pubiness-pub survives in...

Water Under the Bridge 0

Water Under the Bridge

It’s not often I get to review men’s toilets. Swanning into the men’s room with a camera and asking the chaps at the urinal to smile would probably land me in an uncomfortable situation. But, hell, maybe if I were drunk… If you walk around The Rocks, up past the...

News dump 0

News dump

When you are an international toilet woman of mystery, you get sent a lot of interesting toilet related links. Here’s a few I received this week. How much does your poo weigh?This device was actually designed to show people how much weight they ‘lose’ after going to the toilet but...