by Catriona Mills

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The Day The Bus Hit The Telegraph Pole

Posted 24 May 2009 in by Catriona

We live (almost) at the intersection of two fairly major roads. I rarely think about it unless I want to take a photograph of the sunset.

Then I see that we’re webbed in by telegraph poles and power lines, which criss-cross the skyline in all directions:

A bus hit one of the telegraph poles this morning, nearly wrenching our power line out of the front of our house—so that it was held up by a conveniently placed jacaranda and frangipani—and knocking out the electricity for the entire street.

And all of a sudden, telegraph poles look much more fragile than they seem when you’re walking past them at street level: worn wooden struts, exposed to the elements and at the mercy of apprentice bus drivers:

And I’m still uncertain as to how hitting the bottom of the pole could cause this much damage to the top end, let alone risk wrenching our power line out of the front of our house.

Electricity indeed works in mysterious ways.

More Mysterious Fungus

Posted 21 May 2009 in by Catriona

Apparently, the mysterious fungus thrives on damp weather—which is convenient, given the amount of rain we had yesterday.

So rather than being the rather streamlined and elegant object it was a fortnight ago, when it reminded me rather of decorative cornices, it’s now bloated and disturbing:

If I see any sign of it moving, it’s out of there.

This Duck Says Sorry

Posted 14 May 2009 in by Catriona

No proper update today, because I have a pile of marking as big as my face. (And, yes: I know that simile makes no sense. But it’s evocative, no?)

But as well as being an apology duck, this is a promise duck.

Starting tomorrow night, we have Circulating Library’s Second Annual Live-Blogging of SBS’s Eurovision Semi-Finals Coverage (to be continued on Saturday night).

(If you didn’t join me last year, semi-final one is here and semi-final two is here.)

And if you fancy a sneak peek at the semi-finalists this year, head over to The Memes of Production here, here, and here.

I can’t promise that this year will bring us the semi-paralysed centaur and mysterious giants of yore, but come along for the ride anyway!

Campus Walk Two

Posted 9 May 2009 in by Catriona

Campus Walk One

Posted 9 May 2009 in by Catriona

Mysterious Fungus

Posted 7 May 2009 in by Catriona

Procrastinating

Posted 3 May 2009 in by Catriona

Morning Walk Two

Posted 2 May 2009 in by Catriona

Morning Walk One

Posted 2 May 2009 in by Catriona

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