IMG_6317I’ve been trying for a few weeks to get a decent picture of both boys for my office. This, seemingly, is an impossible task. I can get photos in which one of them looks good – looking at the camera with a smile of sorts – but none in which they both look good. Typically Boy Z has a dummy stuck in his mouth or Not Max is crying or Boy Z is pashing his brother or Not Max has a look of terror on his face. They’re most uncooperative little boys. I try to explain to them that their life will be much easier if they obey me unconditionally, but I just don’t seem to be getting far.

This is the best I’ve got so far:


I’ll keep trying.

I’m also trying to find the ultimate Antipodean Christmas song. So far, the best I’ve got is Rolf Harris‘s “Six White Boomers”. Now I like old Rolf, really I do.  But come on Aussies, is this the best you can do?*

I’ve been remiss, well, about a lot of things. But specifically, I wanted to draw your attention to a couple of links that are well overdue.

I did my monthly The Greenists post a week or so ago. Time’s been tight lately, so I cheated a bit and slightly modified a post I wrote for this site a while back. (Shhh, don’t tell Courtney). However, if you haven’t read about The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, head over there and have a look.

I’m a big fan of a good interview and an even bigger fan of myself, so I signed on for Neil’s Great Interview Experiment. Bovidine** blogger Nanny Goats in Panties came up with some great questions, so for even more of me go over and check out the interview on her site.

Finally, and I hesitate to post this one, but I’ve done another guest appearance for everyone’s favorite blog review site. I hesitate because I really did not like this lady’s blog, so I was a wee bit more caustic than I could ever have been in real life. That’s the beauty of an alter ego. At the time of writing, my guest post was not up yet, but have a look some time on Friday for the nastier side of your underwhelming correspondent.

And with that, good night.


Ask review won’t be up until Tuesday.


“The Best of Rolf Harris” is available from Rolf Harris - The Best of Rolf Harris.

*Also, if you guys lose to the West Indies tomorrow, I’m sending my sons to play cricket in England.

** It’s possible that I made this word up.

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