28 March 2006


hey, cool. a step further than the tasmanian deal... not a 'registration' but a scheme which "will essentially create domestic relationships." (how it creates a "domestic relationship" is, as yet, unclear).

i like this article from the age ( http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2006/03/28/1143441116253.html ) because it also points out that: "This is an acceptance of other relationships for same-sex couples and indeed for those opposite sex couples who don't wish or don't choose to pursue a marriage under the Marriage Act."

and yet... and yet... if it's gonna be there in all but name, what the fuck is the point of dividing it up? i mean, REALLY! ... unless we make "marraige" a thing that people can only get through a religious institution. it's religious morons (and not all religious people fall into this category) who have a problem with it; it's them who think that allowing two people who love each other and are committed to each other get married is wrong, just because the two people happen to have the same BITS; it's them who think allowing such a union is an 'attack on marriage'... so maybe we should have civil unions for EVERYONE, and marriage only for religious people who choose it - or even have RELIGIOUS MARRIAGE and CIVIL MARRIAGE - then we'd solve the 'problem' (and the problem here is not same-sex couples or intersex people or trans people)...

anyway, enough ranting for today.

25 March 2006


DAN'S HOME! i went to collect him from the airport, and there he was! yay! i wish i always got a dan at the airport! he has some very cool pix of south africa, so eventually we'll have to put some up on photobucket (when we get around to doing the scotland ones, which will probably be when i get a new computer).

in other news, i waited for 40 minutes for a bus last night. FORTY MINUTES!!! well, to be exact, it was forty two minutes. and this was around 7-8pm on a friday night. this is why melbourne's public transport must die. i'm going to get esther j's kitten, toby, onto it!

last sunday i went for a hike with my aunt caroline (did i already write about this?) at wilson's prom. it was 23kms all up - 3 hrs from mt oberon carpark to waterloo bay (where the sand was white and round, and the sea was brilliant blue-turquoise), 1 hr for luncheon, and 3 hours back. wow. i can do it!!!

sorry i haven't updated for a while, but we'll try to get back on track! we did get some important letters from various house-related people (bank, bank's lawyers, our solicitor...) and the day drifts inevitably nearer!

14 March 2006


dan is away in sth africa. STILL!!! i miss him very much. he says he has been having a good time, though. they started with a 4 day walk along the coast (i think), which included such horrible things as boat rides, champagne breakfasts and wine tastings. the other day they went to a cave... it had stalactites and stalagmites. yesterday they went for a walk in a forest. so they have been very outdoorsy and energetic. dan was also impressed by the tailless cat (not a manx) and its ability to catch voles. VOLES! heheh!... dan will be home in EIGHT DAYS. looking forward to seeing him again.

esther j got a kitten!!!!! it is very cute and small. he is a tabby with white paws, and she called him toby. i think this is short for tobias, and i believe he will grow up to be a librarian. he may also smoke a pipe. who knows?

i got IDed on sunday when i was in footscray buying some juicy alcohol with esther-my-sister!!! hilarious! i haven't been IDed for ages. i'll put this time down on record in case it never happens again.

the research is going ok, but not a whole heap to report. i've collated a large number of articles, and now i feel confident in starting to say some things about them. i am not yet foucault, though i thught reading the book "using foucault's methods" would transform me. never mind. he's dead anyway.