My new hippy crash pad :)
March 15th, 2008
Ok.. so I promised that I’d give a few photos once I’d fully moved in to my new place – so here it is..
This first photo shows the place during the day..
Alas, Jazz’s days of fun with the ball are now over.
Jazz doesn’t realise how sharp her fangs are, and she is currently lying on the remains of the pink ball mourning – this photo I took just now 😀
If you’re from Google, and you have a tough, more dog friendly ball – I’d suggest you be totally Googley and send Jazz a new bouncy ball – the poor chook is very depressed, as you can see – Prozac anyone?
This photo shows my house after dark.. yes, it’s still small, regardless of the time of day 🙂 That is a photo of my girlfriend, Claudia (Schiffer), on the wall, by the way 😀
And.. of course, the computer desk.. here we have a lenovo T60 (lovely computer, donated by lenovo as support for my PhD, thanks Lenovo!) on the left, followed by my new E8200 based overclocked behemoth, and finally my Q6600 based quad core super-data-muncher GIS computer on the right. I wish I had three eyes.
And, naturally, everyone needs to wash – in keeping with the rest of the house, the bathroom is tiny.
Where is the toilet I hear you say – well, it’s actually in a seperate building.
This is very much a batch pad, folks – but after several years living in Asia / PNG it doesn’t worry me a bit – I actually like it – don’t ask me why – I just do.
Gets a bit chilly up here – the pot belly stove keeps me warm, adds ambience and heats my water.
And of course, the most important thing when you’ve locked yourself away to study and write a PhD – company.
Luckily Jazz, the alsation / kelpie cross, also serves as the garbage disposal unit;
Between Jazz and the pot-belly stove I don’t tend to generate much trash other than plastics – which is a good thing, as we don’t have a garbage collection up here – even though we’re only 15kms out of the centre of town.
And, naturally, if you’re wondering why I’ve moved out of town, this photo should explain it –
Apart from the fact that I get to play the music I love (alot of Paul Simon at the moment, I admit – right at the mo I’m hearing ‘spirit voices’ – love it) – I jog about 5 miles (round trip) down a big hill every morning and back – this is my reward at the end of the walk – I live right on the edge of a national park (forest) – see (or smell) koalas and kangaroos almost every morning, and end up HERE –
I’ve had a few folks up here tonight for house-warming – been very fun – actually, 3 Californians – Dave, my chef mate (naturalised Australian now) and two of his nephews from Mountain View.
Cheers and hope you are all well.
UPDATE:- Four hours later – not cuddling with the carcass anymore, but still within a few feet of ‘the-deed’ just-in-case 🙂 – still desperately depressed, but beginning to figure that all these photos and pats must mean biccys are coming soon, I figure.
UPDATE 2 :- after 24 hours of witnessing a dog in deep depression, I caved and bought Jazz a new ball. She’s happy again now 🙂
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