Monday, January 19, 2009

Swiss Ball = No Beer

As sad as it sounds I got myself one of these swiss balls the other day (+ a yoga mat!!), and I have to say they really do work! Im mostly using it to sit at the computer, but its great for maintaining posture and works your lower back muscles while keeping your abs tight too. I sound like a bit of a salesman here but for $25 its pretty good value - the only thing to remember is to get off it every 20 mins or so as u need to rest your 'stabilising muscles' apparently. So you can go off for a quick (read: upright) walk then sit back on it again - I can't praise this thing enough! Plus there are a heap of workouts you can do with it too (see: youtube) but I'll leave them for someone else to discuss. Im just happy sitting on it for now :)
Now the reason for all this fitness  - my bloody 'no beer intake' rule! This rekindled apprecation of keeping in shape is feeling pretty darn good though so the ole mighty beer may have to wait another day. I cant believe I just said that - its been 2 weeks already since my last drink and I've abstained whilst some of my favourite cold-ones [Hefeweizen Schofferhofers] are in the fridge. Reckoning day is upon me though and Ive decided to wait until my next rdo's to re-acquaint myself but maybe - just maybe - I will wait until Australia Day (like 4th of July) and knock over a few playing cricket =D

Oops, its been more than 20 minutes...

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Uncertain qualities

The gift you’ve given
Makes me realise
There is no time
To hold onto life

Push the boundaries
Don’t wait too late
For all life’s pleasures
Are won by fate

It hurts not feeling
This love I hate
Like falling ceilings
A dream you’d wake

Forgiveness within your reach
Pain while you preach
Living without your leach
Time's tamed on a beach

Rising Up

As much as I see you
The feeling can’t be true
So powerful so new
Only when I’m with you

Can’t wait to meet again
Anywhere just some time soon
Amazed by your soul’s truth
When you’re always in-bloom

The passion you hold
Known by what you’ve told
Brings me closer my dear
Together fighting our fears

When in my arms you wake
It’s your heart I dream to take
A place of purity lined in gold
When you’re with me I am sold

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Due to no longer getting hangovers from my frequent beer-drinking marathons Ive decided to put my mind & body on a 2 week hiatus from alcohol. Full stop. A reward for this monstrosity of an action, other than the ability to think clearer more often, save $ and gain motivation to learn german to not just read their beer labels is this colourful (well it's black & white actually) piece by the French artist mcbess. The downside is a complete realisation that I've been sitting around enjoying myself too much & need to knuckle down into some study again - which means im going to be drinking cheap beer again unfortunately. Plus all my mates havent stopped giving me shit about it either. Its downright silly that I chose to do it during the cricket season as well but that's just how it happened. Ive only got 4 more days to go so not too much longer luckily. The problem is that in my infinite wisdom, I thought it would be a good idea to see just how long I could hold out for - Australia day... ah that's just an extra week, no biggie. Feb 13, Aus v NZ day/night cricket game at The Gabba in Brisbane - at least it'll be a special occasion. Buggers me to be quite honest (does anyone actually read this stuff yada yada yada) but im looking forward to collecting my first piece of art (that wasn't a Christmas present/space neutraliser from my ceramist brother).

As Miss Judd says in Heat, "It's like risk versus reward, baby".


Before your time
Should we expire
Let me know
Your hearts desire

For when I see you
Life barely moves
Time ceases to travel
Stopped by your soothe

Under the sheets
I feel your beauty
Will you be true to me
Is it something I will see

Lying close to you
A glow rises within
My fingers through your hair
When will it begin

A clearer view of your face
How long will it last
Can’t wait to see you again
My hand you clasp

Just want you near now
To stare into your eyes
Barely see you there
Gone beyond ties

Came to me in Winter
And stayed until June
Laid beneath my heart
And you fell apart

A smile so pure
A laugh so free
Just want you nearer
Stay next to me

But you’re so far away now
Time was my only clue
Felt like I knew you
Moments so true

A connection so deep
Bound together so sweet
What happened in my bed
Now in my head

Before I knew

In my heart
Filled with gold
Poured from your soul
Stories that you’ve told

The way you spoke
Or what I heard
Brought me closer
Than I’ve ever known

When you cried
I was there
Feeling it too
No time for despair

When I saw you
The clear in your eye
I felt spoken to
A heartfelt goodbye

If you leave now
Why have you come
To hold and please me
Only to run

How do I stay
When really I must go
Is this love for real
Or just some kind of show

Climbing Stars

Tears of symphony
Bring me joy
A life of pleasure
Leaves me coy

A world of pain
Forgiveness and treasure
Who in this life
Can honestly measure

A compass a watch
A tree that says stop
From a plane in the sky
The world says to fly

Yield to emotions
Think straight ahead
Get off the beaten track
Before you end up dead

Combining the Soul

A glance, a sigh
A wink that is sly

We may explore
We may discover
A soul of colour
Held dear my lover

Of all the times I’ve seen you
No other has felt so right
While the light shines brightest
When near you at night

Letting go is such a pain
But what do you say in the pouring rain
Rhyme in time today your fine
Hope that death has friends who are left

Poem of Jen

If only I could explain
Where I get all this pain
Ive no idea where it starts
Where my body & soul parts

If I could love thee
I would say go
We’re not allowed to be
We’re only here for show

If you were no good in bed
Would I stay round
If you were in the head
Would I feel bound

Some things say to stay
Other signs motion go
Im allowed to do as I wish
The decisions we make
When guilded by the fish

If I were to change
What would I re-arrange
Id say go fall in love
And forget about all of the above

But im staying in a world of lust
Filled with passion and desire
Dreaming of a world I’ve known
Accustomed to and completely grown

Can I give it all away now
I think its time to run
Skin cancer is no good for thee
Its time to flee from the sun