February 28, 2012
February 25, 2012
February 14, 2012
I was at Port Melbourne Beach in November with a few buddies, one of whom
was telling a story of how another friend had gotten into a car accident that day.
One of the buddies in our group at the beach was having trouble picturing the
car accident, so I decided to draw him a diagram in the sand.
As I was clearing a canvas in the sand with my hand, I felt a prick. I investigated
the area and figured it must've just been a sharp shell or something. I looked at my
right hand and saw a little bit of blood. I then noticed in the sand I had cleared was
this discarded syringe (pictured above). Everyone let out a collective "uh-oh."
My friend Ed asked his dad who's a doctor, and he said I needn't be worried. The
likelihood of contracting anything is extremely low, especially seeing as though I
didn't know whether I'd actually been pricked by this syringe, which it must be
noted, didn't have its needle attached either.
I did eventually manage to draw out the accident scene as my friend Tommy had
described it, and Ed was able to understand the circumstances of the story.
February 12, 2012
My friend Sean.
I took my mum's dog for a walk around the streets of Flemington and I came across
this electrical substation that abutted the train line. In 1997 when I was thirteen
years old, my friend Sean died there. He was thirteen too. He was climbing up
the building at the time and slipped, managing only to cling on to the high voltage
live wire that electrocuted him.
As I passed this place with my mum's dog, I noticed a memorial had been erected.
Upon closer inspection, I read that it was not for Sean, but for another person who
had died there a year earlier.
This is the Herald Sun article about Sean's death, published in September 1997.
February 7, 2012
February 5, 2012
February 4, 2012
Child Care Centre at the St Kilda Town Hall in October. It was a pretty funny night.
I ended up winning the auction on this football signed by both Brad and Chris
Scott, coaches of North Melbourne and Geelong football clubs respectively.
What a steal for $150.