Wednesday, December 31, 2008

HNY from all of us

HNY from all of us

HNY 2009

HNY 2009
Joob grimaces at having such unpopular parents, that were forced to spend NYE at Maccas.

Tunnel Boy

Tunnel Boy
...strikes again

Seen at Claisebrook:

Seen at Claisebrook:, originally uploaded by Nightbringer.

Thu 25/12/2008 11:55 Coots building a nest on the back of a stone turtle, beneathe the Impossible Triangle.

Friday, November 21, 2008


21 November 2008 20:20:14 8:20pm Friday William Street Taxi Rank. Idiot!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Gelato Before Meetup

Gelato Before Meetup
19 November 2008 19:03:18 The meetup was a bust but at least the gelato was awesome.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Labelling Fail Too

Labelling Fail Too
14 November 2008 18:50:46

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Labelling Fail!

Labelling Fail!
09 November 2008 15:18:48 Pot luck, anyone?

Friday, November 07, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Aeroplanes? What aeroplanes?

Aeroplanes?  What aeroplanes?
29 October 2008 16:09:36

I need a better zoom

I need a better zoom
29 October 2008 16:07:08

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Lord of the Carnival Rides

Lord of the Carnival Rides
26 October 2008 14:35:20 It's so good knowing that Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh were able to move on after Lord of the Rings.


26 October 2008 14:20:00 You know that times are good in the seafood industry when crab sticks cost $2.50 ea.


When retribution is delivered after midday on Jan 20th, 2009 it won't be with jackboots and thuggery but with warrants, subpoenas and trial by peers. That is the difference between the Right and those that believe in inalienable rights.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

RBAR in Forrest Place

RBAR in Forrest Place
24 October 2008 17:40:54

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Spider Boy

Spider Boy
21 October 2008 10:36:00 He's now taken to climbing up anything and everything he can - at playgrounds and elsewhere, like our flywire doors =).

Monday, October 20, 2008

In case you've been living under a rock...

In case you've been living under a rock...
20 October 2008 12:53:06 The Red Bull Air Race takes place on Nov 1st and 2nd.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I wonder how much they cost

I wonder how much they cost
14 October 2008 11:46:52

Friday, May 30, 2008

No Escape

No Escape, originally uploaded by Nightbringer.

Back door on my bus does't work. Maybe if they took the broom out?

Friday, May 23, 2008

5 Things I've Learnt About Working In A Government Department:

1. There are as many rules about process and procedure as there are exceptions.

2. When in doubt, make paperwork and spread it around.

3. The people who work in the dullest jobs have the loudest personalities.

4. The hardware in the staff kitchen is newer than the hardware on your desk.

5. Nobody is where their database entry says they are, every department is known by a half dozen other names that sound just like some completely unrelated department, and the database you've spent the past week learning to use is going to be superseded next week anyway.

Sunday, May 04, 2008


"There is no danger to anybody at the moment and that is one of the reasons we have gone to the extraordinary steps of evacuating the international terminal."

--Assistant Commissioner John McRoberts, Western Australian Police, on the closing of Perth International Airport for almost 12 hours overnight after the discovery of a suspicious package.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

City Of Perth Is 40!

City Of Perth Is 40!, originally uploaded by Nightbringer.

"And don't let him put the car in his mouth."

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

JOOB's 2nd Birthday Party

I like these Buddhist people. Two years ago, as I was driving home from the hospital after JOOB's birth they put on a fireworks display as I was crossing the causeway. Last year they had a massive party for him that featured lots of food and entertainment - he even got balloons. This year they're doing it again. Details here.

Come join the fun. If you're particularly lucky you may even have the honour of giving JOOB a present. And unusually for a JOOB event entry is free.

Monday, March 10, 2008


Apparently if you blog about a meetup then the date and time can't be changed. So the Perth Bloggers Meetup will be on this Thursday at 3am down in Albany. I don't know where because I won't be attending but just pick a location and blog about it. Thems the rules. Thanks Simone =).

Thursday, February 07, 2008



Screen capture off Skype of JOOB, in Singapore, talking with his dad.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Bogan Jet


Is this just the latest performer for the concert season? Maybe it's a new startup airline? Or perhaps it's what you get when bogan white trash meets economic boom? In any case at least Bill & Ted should be happy.

Friday, January 25, 2008

The 2008 Australian of the Year...

is a country and western singer. Hoo-fucking-ray. Or maybe I should have said yeehar!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

5 Things My Son Has Hidden In The Washing Machine (That I Found While Unloading):

1. Fridge magnets.

2. Plastic blocks and a toy car.

3. Day old toast.

4. Plastic jar lid and a spoon.

5. A nappy.

Monday, January 14, 2008

5 Things My Son Has Done With My Phone

1. Send a blank SMS to Skribe.

2. Make calls to numbers in memory, and then babble incoherently at whoever answers.

3. Make video phone calls to my voicemail.

4. Take a snapshot on phonecam of blurry pavement.

5. Tried to connect to the net, but settled for leaving bluetooth up.

PS* If anyone thinks phone gadgetry is becoming too complicated, they should just leave it in the hands of a toddler.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Five Lies I Tell My Son

1. Pushing all the buttons on the washing machine all the time will give it a nervous breakdown. And then it'll come after you and gobble you up.

2. Toothpaste is poisonous, except when it's on the toothbrush. So stop trying to eat the toothpaste.

3. The sprinklers are sleeping. If you wake up the sprinklers by jumping on them, they'll leap out of the ground and spit venom in your face.

4. Dragonflies are baby aeroplanes.

5. The vacuum cleaner is alive. And hungry. But also blind and stupid. So it's easy to escape.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Oh Yeah!


The boy loves his Brownes Banana Chill.

Puff Bubby

What ya lookin' at homey?

Thursday, January 03, 2008


...because my son is healthy, happy, inquisitive, mischievous, obstinate, affectionate, capable of all this and more.

...because he hasn't been diagnosed with a condition that is hereditary, incurable, and so debilitating that she will probably die in just a couple of years' time.

...because with the shock and sorrow I feel for that other child's parents, there is also relief and gratitude that it's not my child.

There. Said it. It's selfish, and it's true.

And I can't stop crying for her.

There is nothing that can be said, or done. Nobody can make this better. Pity is as useless as it is unwanted. I do not love that little girl any less, not do I love my boy any more, for knowing she is ill and he isn't.

Nothing lasts. We all die sometime. All we can do is make the most of what we have. And to carry ourselves with strength and grace, as her parents are doing.