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August 09, 2009


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No no! that's not a neurotic dream, it's a premonition! That's just how we do our fireworks here in Pittsburgh. It's very annoying, and the kids hate it, but it's an old local tradition. I'm sure they'll be one when you're here.

a thousand shades of twilight

Ha! I look forward to experiencing the unique Pittsburgh Sky Show!


E, you funny!

I'm the same way, S. A before/after person. I had all sorts of neurotic dreams last year before going overseas (various apocalypse scenarios), and I had a queezy feeling weeks in advance. I KNEW something bad was gonna happen.

Then nothing really did, except for one minor incident which made me cry and cry and cry unnecessarily. I know it's bad, but I'm not sure what you can do about it, besides go away more often.

Either way, people say that everything happens at least 5 years late in Pittsburgh. Like the recession, apocalypse, the revival of spandex and flare jeans.

So, consider yourself saved. Even if you're meant to have a terrible accident on the way to the hardware store, you're guaranteed an extra 5 if you come to visit us!

a thousand shades of twilight

Ha! I'm sort of comforted to hear that this kind of neurosis is not unusual (although sorry to hear about your incident!). I seem to have gotten over the worst of the neuroses (it will resurface the night before, no doubt!) and am just plain excited now!

I am sure I will fit right in in Pittsburgh - it will feel quite modern after sleepy old Adelaide! I have this theory that Adelaide people only embrace the most horrible fashion trends and then cling on to them long after the rest of the world has moved on. The "hot bitch" look seems to have definitely taken root. I think back wistfully to my art school days in the early 90s where gals wore serious black and floral print 50s dresses and mary janes or flannelette shirts... Perhaps I'm just turning into an ol' curmudgeon..

While I could probably handle Apocalypse now (sorry, I couldn't resist), I could quite happily wait another 5 years for the flare/spandex revival. I'm sure Dear Patient M would be grateful to postpone that particular revival also..


Incredible, Guus Van der Heyde was my graphic design lecturer at RMIT. Our first design assignment was a record cover!

a thousand shades of twilight

Wow! Jacanegra, that's really interesting - was he an inspiring teacher? Did he have WRC stories to share? I would have loved to be set that kind of project!
PS I didn't realise you went to RMIT!

Christian Louboutin Platforms

Yes, that's right! SF via Auckland, New Zealand. We'll think of you in SF and look forward to hearing more about your

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