Sunday, 19 December 2010

SONG TODAY: You're a Wolf, Sea Wolf

Today while watching a documentary on Clay Marzo - one of the most amazingly, talented, professional surfer who actually has Asbergers Syndrome - which works to his advantage because he is able to focus incredibly well on his surfing.
Anyway this song was featured in it and I love the surfy, laid back feel to it. It struck me because I have recently moved from somewhere coastal back to somewhere suburban and bland so I like the lyrics in it that say,

I’m runnin’ on the northeast street, cut to the ocean ‘fore I run too low.
I’m runnin’ on the northeast street, cut to the ocean ‘fore I run too low,
Cut to the ocean ‘fore I run too low.
“The one that you are looking for, you’re not gonna find her here.”
“The one that you are looking for, you’re not gonna find her here, here.”

Lyrics | Sea Wolf lyrics - You're A Wolf lyrics

AREN'T THEY GORGEOUS!: Shane Watson and Lee Furlong

Shane Watson, 29 plays cricket for Australia and Lee Furlong is a Fox Sports Presenter. The couple were married this year in June. My personal opinion is that they are a gorgeous couple who look very in sync. How lucky is Lee - she works in TV as a presenter (dream job), has good looks herself and has a hot, sporty partner. The only downside I can see for her is having to sit through games of cricket and look interested, personally I do not understand the rules/scoring of cricket - people have tried to explain it to me many times but I chosen not to understand haha! And they live in Sydney (one of my favourite places)probably in some beautiful house with their two one-year-old schnauzer maltese puppies, Clappo, named after their favourite musician Eric Clapton, and Bobbi. They have been together since 2006 after meeting through friends.

My favourite photo of the couple
Lee Furlong - Mother Of All Balls At Randwick RacecourseLee Furlong, Shane Watson

Thursday, 16 December 2010


I recently created a showreel out of footage from a television presenting course I did. I won't go into the finer technicalities of what I think about it but for a bit of fun, have a look for yourself...

ON MY WALL: Motivational Quotes

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I went through a phase two weeks ago where I was intent on putting a list of some good motivational quotes up on my wall for various reasons to motivate me.

A lot of the quotes are by Napoleon Hill - a young version of the man above.
For those of you who don't know Napoleon Hill wrote the book Think and Grow Rich. Hill's works examined the power of personal beliefs, and the role they play in personal success.

As part of a series of articles in 1908 he was writing about famous and successful men, he interviewed industrialist Andrew Carnegie. At the time, Carnegie was one of the most powerful men in the world. Hill discovered that Carnegie believed that the process of success could be outlined in a simple formula that anyone would be able to understand and achieve. Impressed with Hill, Carnegie asked him if he was up to the task of putting together this information, to interview or analyze over 500 successful men and women, many of them millionaires, in order to discover and publish this formula for success. Hence the creation of one of the best selling books in the world.

Enjoy the quotes and take careful not of Napoleons.

There is no money to be made lying in bed.

Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.

Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
Napoleon Hill

Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do.
Napoleon Hill

Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Napoleon Hill

Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.
Napoleon Hill

Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.
Napoleon Hill

Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Steve Jobs

Better to live one year as a tiger, than a hundred as a sheep.
Madonna quote

If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge.
Napoleon Hill

Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
Napoleon Hill

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
Napoleon Hill

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Napoleon Hill

There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Napoleon Hill

There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Napoleon Hill

You give before you get.
Napoleon Hill

You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
Napoleon Hill

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
Barbara De Angelis

The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
Maureen Dowd

We are each responsible for all of our experiences.
Louise L. Hay

We think about all of our tomorrows, but we don't know how many there are, so let's start making the most of our Todays!
Ivana Trump

Life is meant for living.. I know that sounds simplistic, but how many days do you let slip by without really doing something, accomplishing something, making a life change, a lifestyle change?
Ivana Trump

If you are not in the mood to do anything and can't seem to focus, start and have a meditate then start again.

Friday, 10 December 2010

FAVOURITE SONG: Stay Wild by Little Birdy

This is a really good summer song, always reminds me of going away somewhere in holidays without the any technology and just appreciating things for what they are. It came out last year and I am surprised it was not more popular. It is a beautiful song by Little Birdy and this is what singer Katy Steele said about it:
"This is a full-on driving song. It's a song about being free, embracing life, moving. We got the gospel choir in for it and the bass and drums sound very '70s, which is totally cool. It's a glorious kind of song."

Thursday, 2 December 2010


This is Tasha, a 2.5 year old Labrador cross German Short Haired Pointer.

She is has been very busy lately, going for two walks a day along with chasing bugs as it is summer, although she does not like the rain.

Here is her wisdom for today:

"When you read the newspaper, don't forget your glasses. And to look extra smart, I suggest your make your eyes look squinty, people will give you more respect for your smartiness. I read the Herald Sun every morning. My favourite time is when I see my buddies on the pet's page on a Sunday afternoon, their owners are so cheeky! Jen Jen and Ritchie always ensure I wear my glasses so I don't strain my eyes - thanks guys." 

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