kate5kiwis: October 2009


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Saturday, October 31, 2009

day #31

Ode to The Dress
rather uncreatively:
for getting me through
every emotion of October.
for being a quiet distraction
and inspiration.
and now it’s au revoir.
i’m going to Sydney:
with or without you.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
hippie happy birthday 'cooter boy:
EIGHT is totally GREAT! X

Friday, October 30, 2009

day #30

finally beginning The Series.
which is *so* breathlessly absorbing,
i almost forgot to wear The Dress...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

day #29

suffragette city
art gallery

cup of coffee
with my mummy

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

day #28

the answer to life,
the universe,
and everything...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

day # 27

tree hugging
aka she's so high

Monday, October 26, 2009

day #26

"does my bum look big in this?"
actually i have my full running gears on (which i have been wearing all day, in hopes of persuading self to GO FOR A RUN) under The Dress. and actually, i just popped The Dress on for five minutes - at four thirty - to LOOK like i've been a faithful model (it's amazing what ya can do to persuade the internet).

so - i originally had the hose wound around my waist as a BELT, but BD said i looked like Jane with an anaconda.


immediate hose droppage ensued and then i managed to rip its head off. even after talking myself down, i still couldn't quite bring self to hold ithe hose/belt properly and there is no way we're repeating THAT photo shoot - apologies to Arthur - it was such a great idea... X

Sunday, October 25, 2009

day #25

The Dress had a night out at the cinema with
The Third Most Beautiful Girl In The Room
and Coco Chanel...
(if you're a chick and haven't seen it yet - allez!)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

day #24

beach and girlfriends in the morning.
siesta in the afternoon.
big famdamily fun nite planned for the evening.
life as we knew it has returned... X

Friday, October 23, 2009

day #23

had a wee sea adventure today.
loved it.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

day #22

The Dress went out
with four girlies...
and had a couple of
hilarious moments,
loved it X

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

day #21

all pinked up for
the Breast Cancer walk.
(if ya look closely ya can see
The Dress peeking out)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

day #20

what you can nearly not see is a glass of vino..
which i have sworn off for the month of october...
but i did my vewy vewy best during my exam today...
and i just got an A from my butterfly lecturer...
so i fink need a tweet...
(turn up the soundz in the sidebar)
love love love X

Monday, October 19, 2009

day #19

Titania, Queen of the Fairies
aka The Antidote to 60 Hours Inside the Batcave
i had this crazy idea
that our year would consist of
philosophical beachy meanderings,
interspersed with
little lectures.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

day #18

inside the batcave.
writing, writing.
hunched shoulders, dry lips.
- - - - -
The Dress has been westified.
actually that jumper is
a beautifully soft Roxy,
from our Great Big $3 Spendup.
i keep finding it in Woozie's room,
so i just sneak it back to mine...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

day #17

well, it's nearly dinner time, and i'm still in my PJs. this morning The Dress had a swim and a press, and i had plans for A Week of Silly Dress Ups... but i see it is still hanging up. instead i am in the middle of a cyclic swirl of coffee, smint, essay, coffee, smint, essay, coffee, smint, nana nap, coffee, smint, essay...
here's to the dim light at the end of this last tunnel.

Friday, October 16, 2009

day #16

friday night. secret garden. ice cold corona.
this man has made me ratatouille.
and cleaned the car. and the house.
one night off. assignment-writing all weekend.
then pre-exam swot class. then exam.
then the assignment tweak.
then going out dancing...
that's the plan.
it's the home stretch, baby X

Thursday, October 15, 2009

day #15

mrs teacher: making rockets with six year olds.
(using success criteria,
because all learning must be measured.)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

day #14

an apple for the teacher.
lock up your guinea pigs -
lock 'em up tight...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

day #13

hoping this morning's

is gonna last all day...

cos BD has just
posted off his
Very Last Essay -
that's 15 essays in 15 months.
spelled m-a-c-h-i-n-e.
and it's my very last
uni lecture today -
i am
for the rest of the week!! X

Monday, October 12, 2009

day #12

am sick and tired of seeing my face. this shot gives a way better view of today's pièce de résistance anyhoo - yep - i finally have me a BILLABONG bag!!! i scored it for two bucks at a garage sale in the weekend. oh, and the pink hoodie is EVERLAST and i scored it for three bucks. and lookit - i have an aerial protruding from my skull. i can do the robot dance too, but not here.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

day #11

fairy barbie
goes to the beach

Saturday, October 10, 2009

day #10

wondering if
Apron Dress Ups

might persuade self
to make dinner...

Friday, October 09, 2009

day #9

extreme close up...
i have new specs!!!!!
they are actually a brilliant paua blue
but wait, there's more!!!
another pair free!!
brown/bronze tortoiseshell.
i look like my mummy X
PS i am already totally sick of The Dress.
yeah - what was i thinking?
21 days to go and i really need to make friends with it.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

day #8

same old, same old.
and a bad hair day.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

day #7

jeans, espresso, and mary janes.
and a squirt of frown-botox desired.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

day #6

that's a curtsey.
cos today i performed-ed my eight-minute presentation/pretend job interview that has been all-consuming this past week.
which equals two assignments and eighteen sleeps to go...
and *whispers gleefully* i've got tickets. lots and lots and lots of tickets... X

Monday, October 05, 2009

day #5

today's feature: the h'umbrella.
'nuff said.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

day #4

fell off the wagon last night.
woke up with this man in my bed.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

day #3

i'm already cheating.
yeah, those are jeans, when i said i wouldn't.

and i was in PJs for the first half of the day too, trying to finish an assignment, which is still looking evasive. but this arvo i'm wearing my fave old shoes, *and* The Dress... which is starting to look like it needs a good press. so i hided it. *photo credit: charlie.

anyway, never mind me,
check out these groovy lads:

who watched frank until
the wee small hours

and then turned themselves
into stegosauruses.

Friday, October 02, 2009

day #2

yeah, it's a bit freezier in The Sunny Bay aujourd'hui - lovin' the shorty black layers:

today's feature: THE ARMPIT BAG (named by sam this morning as i was dashing out - mum, *raises eyebrow* i love your ARMPIT BAG), nicked outta the dress-up box.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

day #1

it's a cute little hippie hand-me-down strappy silky (that's an adjective, masquerading as a noun). today has dawned bright and clear, and i have done a deal with Bulldog. today i'll have an adventure with the kids while he does his essay, and tomorrow we do a swapsie.
so - we're heading for the beach.
hence the bare feet. and the cheesy grin.