A Slice of Life

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04 Oct 08 Butterfly Award

Biotek has very kindly nominated me for this award; thanks!

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19 Sep 08 I love your blog too

iWalk has nominated me for this award, for which I am very honoured. I encourage you to read her blog; it is a fascinating record of her travels around the world and includes her wonderful photographs of memorable sights.

I nominate:

The award comes with easy rules:

  1. Link to at least 7 other blogs you love.
  2. Link to the person who gave you the award.
  3. Let the 7 bloggers know that you have tagged them.

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20 Jul 08 What’s in a Meme?

classic monster movie montage What is a meme? Wikipedia defines it thus: “At its most basic, an Internet meme is simply the propagation of a digital file or hyperlink from one person to others using methods available through the Internet (for example, email, blogs, social networking sites, instant messaging, etc.). The content often consists of a saying or joke, a rumor, an altered or original image, a complete website, a video clip or animation, or an offbeat news story, among many other possibilities. An Internet meme may stay the same or may evolve over time, by chance or through commentary, imitations, and parody versions, or even by collecting news accounts about itself. Internet memes have a tendency to evolve and spread extremely quickly, sometimes going in and out of popularity in a matter of days. They are spread organically, voluntarily, peer to peer, rather than by compulsion, predetermined path, or completely automated means.” Sounds interesting? Read more

Jenny at Multifarious Mushrooms has tagged me, so this meme is in response to her post.

Here are my 4 things

Four jobs I’ve had:

  • Art teacher
  • Computing teacher
  • Web designer
  • Jazz guitarist

Four movies I can watch over and over:

  • Metropolis (a previously undiscovered uncut version was recently discovered in Buenos Aires. Read more about the lost footage here. I can’t wait to see it.)
  • Nosferatu (original version)
  • King Kong (original version)
  • Jurassic Park

Four places I’ve lived:

  • Sydney noth
  • Sydney inner west
  • Sydney south
  • North Coast NSW

Four TV shows I love:

  • Dexter
  • Underbelly
  • Gordon Ramsay, kitchen nightmares
  • Q & A with Tony Jones

Four places I’ve vacationed:

  • Tasmania
  • Cairns
  • L.A.
  • MN

Four of my favorite dishes:

  • Balmain bugs
  • Lobster sushimi
  • Beef Wellington
  • Thai Penang curry

Four sites I visit daily:

Four places I would rather be right now:

  • Tasmania
  • Cairns
  • L.A.
  • MN

People I tag:

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