Tuesday, June 13, 2006

A Week Between Posts

This is terrible. Just terrible.

I've had absolutely nothing to post about for a whole week.

So now, in point form to keep it from creating too much boredom, I bring you my week of nothing:

  • Read Reed Farrell Coleman's WALKING THE PERFECT SQUARE and Harold Schecter's DEVIANT. Loved them both. Without lubrication.
  • Finished the single player campaign of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter. An unwieldy title, but a brilliant game.
  • Obsessed over the imaginary purchase of a Samsung 32" LCD TV.
  • Received the new battery for my Powerbook laptop. So now I don't have to keep this thing plugged in to power all day.
  • Watched more Big Brother than I care to admit.
  • Ate far too many packets of Nong Shim noodles and drank too much vanilla Coke.
  • Realised I knew more about the plot of Neighbours than I care to admit.
  • Spent hours in bookshops without spending a cent. I already have way too many books to read.
  • Bought two books anyway. Finished Deviant and am making my way slowly through Leadbelly, an account of the underworld wars in Melbourne over the last decade or so.
  • After a whole week of thinking about my next post, I ended up with this.

Stay tuned for more exciting snippets of life Down In The Hole.


Mary said...

And that is a holiday :-)

M said...

So how do you think the Cameron/Robert scenario will be played out. It is just too creepy I tell you. But more creepy is the fact that Gail is back. Gail!! I think I am changing my affections to 'Footballers Wives". Now that is sad :D

Have a great week. Hope it is filled with lots of nothings.

John R. said...

Big Brother?

*shakes head sadly*

You do realise they lace the transmission with subliminals designed to break down connections in your brain and leave you with nothing but the desire to eat Mars bars and - on no account - to leave your chair, don't you?

Daniel Hatadi said...

M: The scariest bit is that none of the other characters seem to realise that it's ONLY ONE GUY. I'm hoping more of them will get bombed. Maybe all of them.

JR: The show isn't even on and I'm still at my chair. Could be something in the Mars bars.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Hey, some weeks, you've just got to relax. Watching Big Brother might be a step too far, but still.

We'll be here when you are.

Stephen Blackmoore said...

And I thought American television was scary. Big Brother? My god, man. Do we need to have an intervention? 'Cause I so want to check out Australia. I mean... I want to make sure a talented writer such as yourself isn't wasting away in front of the television. Or something.


Daniel Hatadi said...

I honestly don't mean to watch Big Brother, but sometimes it's just too damn cold upstairs and Mary seems to need her fix on a regular basis.

I suppose that's how any drug habit begins.

But don't worry, I can quit any time.

Anonymous said...

sounds to me like you lack self discipline and crave the structured creative environemt only a cubicle farm can offer and nurture

get your hand off it and come back to work

love monkey

PS i have a blog now 2!!!

jamie ford said...

Your week just read like an Anne Tyler novel, and she won the Pulitzer. Maybe you should switch to sublime urban memoirs.

another sarah ... said...

I love Nong Shim noodles, and Nissin. I've just re-discovered them in my supermarket and bought a packet of each flavour.

I'm glad I'm not the only one disturbed by the amount of Big Brother they watch! I really don't care about the program or the contestants but something about it sucks me in and gets me every time it's on.