August 26, 2004

there’s fear and then there’s fear.

of serious but reasonable concern: mediocrity. complacence, stagnance, inertia. mental or physical pain beyond my control, the cessation of which is undeterminable. irrational, evoking unreasonable responses: snakes. this phobia developed, for no apparent reason, 3 years ago. initially it was … Continue reading

July 20, 2004


Dear Karen, We were horrified to learn that your last meeting with us left you somewhat traumatised. We hope you will not let a few of our less hospitable inhabitants discourage you from visiting us again. Please allow us to … Continue reading

May 14, 2004

cheers, m’dears

jack lives here, so help yourself lyle. i’m not sure what brand of beer your parents drank, but if you feel like giving them something back, may i recommend a nice vb. for stuart, a guiness. sorry mate, i didn’t … Continue reading



today’s theme is ‘my first alcoholic drink’, if you please. what are we having, then?


my first : taste of drum & bass

anyone who knows me knows how much i love this particular genre of music, and it all started with roni size‘s new forms. i was at home wrestling with a particularly nasty essay, and my then-boyfriend had come over to … Continue reading

May 12, 2004


i was 19, it was the year after i finished high school and before i started uni. i was doing alot of theatre work, mainly as backstage crew, the experience of which can be summed up in one word: waiting. … Continue reading

May 11, 2004


in my family, my father is the risk-taker, the gambling man. but my mother is is the one with the luck. she has something of a reputation for it. there must be something funny with the wiring in the big … Continue reading