Just to be clear, what I mean in the title is like, "Australia" (Good! Positive exclamation) then, "Fuck You!" (directed to everyone else who isn't Australia). I'm full of pride after our Socceroos made it to the last 16 of the World Cup, and put on a phenomenal display against Argentina. I got up at 4:45am to watch it in the city, and even though we went out, it was worth it to say I was there!
I've been an absolute ball of psycho-energy mayhem the last week or so, and I only just realised! But I've been home for two days and I'm feeling so much better, my god. Who would have thought that taking two days to stay at home and rest would be good for a person? WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT?!
The World Cup is here! Despite all the sadness and exploitation and EVIL (!!) surrounding it, I am so excited that it's here. Last night after watching my good friend Milo do his solo show in Melbourne we went out to watch the England game at the pub and the fans were out singing songs and celebrating. I was literally jumping for joy at one point, not for England, but at the prospect of a month of football, every day. It's here!!
Yesterday I reversed my brother's car into a bollard in a parking garage. I was furious at everyone, myself, the government, the bollard. When will life be easy? Maybe when I let it be easy. Whatever, things are actually going great. I have a girlfriend now! For the next few weeks, until she leaves the country to move to the UK. Waaaaaah! Anyway, this episode of the podcast was fun, I hope you enjoy!
I've been in Brisbane all week and have had some very relaxed days. The crowdfunding campaign is going well (thankyou everyone who's contributed to $2440 raised so far!). My trial was very helpful. I went to a spa on Saturday. But, as is so often the case, despite overwhelming positives, I am feeling FRUSTRATED AND ANXIOUS!!
I've just published my crowdfunding campaign for the Edinburgh Fringe Documentary I've been working on for the last few months. It's scary stuff, and I feel like it's stressing me out. Maybe it's that, or maybe it's the fact that the girl I've been seeing (she is NOT my girlfriend!!!) is moving to the UK in just over a month and it's looking like we're not going to be able to continue this thing. I had a lovely time hanging out with my cousin's kids in Bendigo on Friday. Seeing a 5yr old boy recoil when I called him smart made me think, maybe my inability to deal with my own shit runs deeper than I might give myself credit for?
Last week I spent an incredible afternoon with a friend doing some acting training. The exercise of acting out an imagined scenario and actually having to go through it from the perspective of another person was so new and exciting, so obviously this week I'm going to get carried away trying to apply it everywhere else in my life. Also this week I got to visit an abandoned pub in rural NSW that was built in the 1860s. Pretty sweet as well.
This week we are going to war! General Jones leads you, his glorious battalion over the top and across no-man's-land, before turning around and unleashing awful death back on his own loyal troops. I keep singing that Wagner song 'The Valkyrie' ('Ride of The Valkyrie'?) and am in an imperial mood. If you can make it through this one, I reckon you're a true fan. Music by Rhysics at the end as a treat if you do!
Best one I've recorded in ages I reckon! Such a good time recording the podcast this week, and such a fun week to talk about. Also, thankyou to the 110 people who listened to last weeks episode, marking the first time EVER that the podcast has cracked 100 listeners in the first week. Five years in and we are GETTING IT BABY!! Genuinely though, so psyched. Love yas!
Feeling shitty again, carrying around a whole bucketload of feelings and trying to find somewhere to put them. I've had a wonderful few days in the South West of WA - I met some really cool people, saw some beautiful country, did a fantastic show in Albany! Why the fuck do I feel so scattered? God damn it.