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Friday, October 28 2011
I’d get out that diary you always forget to write in, or set about ten reminders on your phone, because this is exciting stuff. That has to be remembered for about a month. Write it in now. Melbourne Music Week. The problem with excitedly highlighting festival programs that it happens a month in advance –by the time the highlighted date rolls around the barely controlled glee has been whittled down by the real world, and I end up sleeping in/working/something equally as uninspiring instead of doing AMAZING FREE THINGS like watching Wally De Backer (Gotye) do unspecified things at 1000 £ Bend.
Thursday, October 27 2011
As much as we’d like to think otherwise in this “developed” society of ours, what we wear plays a significant role in our everyday lives.
Tuesday, October 25 2011
There’s nothing better than eating whatever you want with a much smaller amount of the usual elephant-sized guilt most women experience. For this rare opportunity, I must thank Ride Around the Bay. By making me ride 62km in one day, you’ve given me my own free pass on jelly babies (sustenance during the ride), pasta (carb loading), pasta the day after the ride (post-carb loading hunger) and chocolate (I rode 62km, shut the hell up).
Thursday, October 20 2011
Another exciting year of sport is coming to an end and it’s time to reward the high achievers of 2011. But who wants to add another shiny trophy to the yellow jersey of Cadel Evans, the US Open title of Sam Stosur or the World Championship Medal of Sally Pearson? Rewarding brilliance is boring, so Farrago presents its own sports awards, recognising the incredible heights of some athletes’ stupidity.
Thursday, October 6 2011
There are a lot of benefits to becoming a vegetarian. It’s better for the planet. It’s better for the animals you aren’t eating. You’re healthier. Next week, at Melbourne Uni, you can add “you get a lot of free things” to the list of why not to eat meat.
Wednesday, September 21 2011
If you work or live in the Port Melbourne area, you’re bound to notice a couple of things:
a) the exorbitant price you have to pay to get a sandwich around here
b) the beach
c) that I’m here.
Monday, September 19 2011
I actually wanted to write this entry earlier in the year, but then it got cloudy and there was no more need for sunnies. Lately the weather’s been on the weird side—sun, rain and cloud all seem to make their way into our lives simultaneously, and there are moments when the sun will be glaring down at you even though it’s fourteen degrees or less.
Thursday, September 15 2011
Spring is here, which means horse racing will soon take over as the sport to dominate Melbourne. And what a glorious sport it is.
Monday, September 12 2011
There’s something about spring that makes me want to prance about outside and buy things.
Tuesday, September 6 2011
What makes great Melbourne music? I’m usually contemplating this question while sitting in a bar somewhere, either on a stool or on a couch, listening to another band bang out their latest album for the groovesters on the dance floor. My 1950s lingo may have given me away; as you may have guessed, I’m usually the one in the corner clutching a wine glass and trying not to look too out of place.