A 365 Day Challenge
Day 358: 22/11/10
FCKH8 and all the nastiness that is going around in this world. I have been completely devastated to find out that the United Nations just recently held a vote to decide whether or not to accept countries executing gays. The vote was won 79 to 70 in favour of execution. I am flabbergasted, astounded and ashamed by the lack of humanity in this world.
I was especially distraught to realise that a country in which my grandfather fought against apartheid and for equal human rights, is one of these countries. My grandfather has been attributed with being instrumental in helping Ghana (West Africa) become one of the most stable countries in Africa. He is still very well known over there and very well respected, yet if I, his grand daughter, were to go there they would think nothing of killing me for loving another woman.
Can someone please tell me why the fuck we can’t all just get along, live and let live, do unto others as we would have them do unto us etc etc.? I don’t believe in any particular god, but I do believe that not a single one of the gods that people believe in would agree with killing, hurting or discriminating against a person, just because they love another person. That’s all it is people just love!
Day 357: 21/11/10
Terri, Jordan and I walked all the way to one end of Chapel St and back without me going into a single shop, other than to buy Jordan thongs. I was very proud of myself, until we noticed that Jordan had lost his sunglasses. I had to go all the way back to the other end of Chapel St again and this time I shopped half the shops on the way back.
The only thing that could be done to get me out of the shops was for me to go and join a bunch of gorgeous boys at Yum Cha and have a few vinos, followed by a few cocktails at my favourite new cocktail bar. Gorgeous people, sunshine, cocktails and flowers behind my ear that my little boy picked for me, wow I think summer has finally made an appearance.
Day 356: 20/11/10
This was not done deliberately. Each one of us got dressed without thought to what the other was wearing, it wasn’t until we were leaving the house that I realised we looked like we had chosen a colour palette for the day. Since I dyed my hair I have seen shades of pink/red everywhere and half of Prahran appeared to be in on our colour of the day today.
Day 354: 19/11/10
He loves a hot chocolate my little man, almost as much as he loves the hot chocolate moustache. There are days that I can’t get him in front of the camera to save my life and then there are days like today when he is begging to see a picture of what his “funny face” looks like.
I have really loved this challenge and some of the amazing photos of Jordan I have ended up with.
Day 354: 18/11/10
Jordan starts school next year and I am signing him up for piano lessons. So tonight we had to go to the school for an information night on the Suzuki Method. It was a very long and boring evening for me, so I can’t imagine how bored he was. Yet he was so well behaved the whole entire time.
I couldn’t help but giggle to myself though, as I watched all the other parents in their very conservative, uppity ways, asking the most inane and idiotic questions. Each one of them looking for a classical music star child. And there I was, with my pink hair, open mind and a child with a mohawk and hoping for a rock star child.
Day 353: 17/11/10
Sam and I have been busy picking up little bits and pieces from all over the place, to put towards our costume making for Mardi Gras next year. We went out for breakfast this morning and he brought along these awesome goggles he has come across. They are so funky, they’re like old fashioned riding goggles, so as I had the roof off my car I put them on and drove off to some very strange looks from other drivers. Best comment though was when Terri told me I looked like Tank Girl, that was almost enough for me to super glue them to my head.
Day 331: 27/10/10
I am so proud of my son. I have been teaching him about the importance of saving and working for your money. Through his small chores around the house, he has filled his Platybank (piggybank) twice now.
Today it was so full he almost couldn’t carry it to the bank, but he was so happy with his achievement that he insisted on carrying the whole way and the tipping it into the counting machine all by himself.
I love your photographs and blogging so much!
I can't wait to see the outcome of the rest of your challenge :).
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Thank you so much! It’s nice to get this kind of encouragement, especially towards the end, when there are days that I don’t think that I have anything creative left in me.
I have been a little bit slack uploading over the last couple of weeks, so I am just sitting down now to get up to date and seeing your message is just the inspiration I needed.
Day 330: 26/10/10
Song: We Run This - Missy Elliot
So the time has come around for us to start getting Melbourne Pride Team ready for Mardi Gras 2011. Our theme will be Glee Beyond Thunderdome and our tagline (courtesy of the brilliant Sam Keast) is Our Sexuality Is Not Your Sport.
We will be dressing as gothic gridiron players, cyberpunk cheerleaders and anything in between. The first part of our costume arrived today and we are over the moon with how it looks. I couldn’t wait to get mine on.
If you’re interested in joining us you can find us on facebook and Twitter, we’d love to have you be a part of it.
Day 329: 26th Oct 2010
OK what can I say, I’m a shoe addict. I can’t get enough of them. I was on my way somewhere today and in kind of a hurry and what should scream out at me from a shop window, that’s right this gorgeous pair of shoes. A quick 2 minute stop at the shop and they were mine to walk in forever more.