“The Letdown” is my new favourite Australian TV show

TV show on the ABC "The Letdown"

Now that I’m on maternity leave with bub, I’m doing some serious binge watching on the telly. Courtesy of netflix, chromecast and  of course breastfeeding, I’m spending some serious time on the couch in front of the box.

So far I’ve watched some amazing shows:

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (seriously, I love this humour) – comedy with Andy Samberg about a branch of the LAPD
  • Last Chance U – a documentary about a community college in the US that take in promising American Football players that have had some troubles (drugs, robbery, academic issues etc) and gives them a second chance.
  • Mindhunter – FBI agents interviewing serial killers as a means of building a psychological profile of future killers.
  • Countless documentaries on musicians – Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson etc

On my list I still have a lot of shows and documentaries to work through:

netflix list of shows to watch

However, there’s one show that I don’t think is getting talked about enough, and it’s a home-grown comedy screening on the ABC. read more

Talking about murder on a school night

Last night my friend, Ness, and I headed down to Brisbane to the Tivoli. The plan was to sit and listen to people talk about murder for a few hours, then come home. Sounds like an amazing night, right? Especially on a school night – look at us crazy party people!

To put things into context, there’s an amazing podcast that Ness introduced me to a while back. It’s called “My Favourite Murder” (click here to subscribe to their podcast on your apple devices). It’s hosted by two women, and is a true crime comedy podcast. Essentially, without sounding weird, they talk about murders but react as they tell a story to each other, and come out with some hilarious lines. read more

Time flies when you’re early to bed (+ meet Rosie my vacuum cleaner)

It occurred to me today as I was making my way home that I really don’t get that much time to do things at night. Disclaimer – I don’t have kids so I really shouldn’t be complaining, and I’m not really, just making an observation.

For example, tonight I was at home by 6pm. Mario had dinner on the table by 6.15pm, and by 7pm I was cleaning up. Then began the chores and the list of things to do. Tonight I have completely pulled apart Rosie, our amazing robot vacuum cleaner, and given her a thorough do-over in cleaning her bits (sounds a bit rude doesn’t it). I’m now about to update my budget and bills and see how I’m tracking for the month. By the time I’ve finished that it will be about 8pm. I get half an hour to do something, then I’m in bed by 8.30am. It’s really not that much is it? read more

What I never leave home without (my running equipment)

Garmin 920xt

At my recent triathlon, I was lucky enough to score a free shirt from the Garmin exhibit, which read:

If you see me collapse, someone pause my Garmin

Sadly, that sums me up SO well. There are some things that when it comes to training, I just don’t leave home without.

The shoes

This is where a bit of money goes, but not the most (you’ll freak when you see the cost of my watch).

I religiously lived for my old Nike Lunarglide, but they recently reached the point where I was blistering up again because they had reached point of death. It was time to move on. read more

Cool kid on the block

I am the cool kid on the block in our office at the moment.

Why, you ask?

Because this:

My iPhone wears a leopard print g-string.

So raunchy!

A work colleague and I have challenged each other to buy the most pointless things we can find for less than US$10 on www.aliexpress.com.au, and gift it to someone in the office. This g-string came as two for $2, the other one is being used in an office prank to sneak into to a colleague's brand new phone (the challenge being his phone doesn't leave his side). This one is being used for demonstration and giggling purposes only. No iPhone home buttons were harmed in the making of this blog post. read more