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Updated to reflect job change... I’m a Greens member of the Legislative Assembly from Canberra, Australia. Here for progressive policy-making, environment, inequality issues. Also into roller derby and other sports. If I post lots about baking, I’m probably stressed. If I post lots about my dog, I’m probably happy.

Less than 70 hours left of the Trump administration

It’s gonna be 29°C today so I’m wearing the shorts suit to work. With wedge heel sneakers, which I am regretting a bit because it’s hard to skate in any kind of heels.

Pretty sure I’m gonna regret this insomnia when my alarm goes off in 4h45m.

I should probs be doing something productive right now, but instead I'm having a little creative think about building a new website, and online window shopping for an electric car and a beehive.

The hunt is on for a nice place to stay near Byron for Bluesfest at the end of March...

The Civil Rights Movement In Color 

These are amazing colorizations of the black-and-white photos.

My partner’s watching True History of the Kelly Gang right now. I saw it when it first hit Netflix. My Irish Catholic ancestors lived in the same area as the Kelly gang when they were active. I reckon the family relationships are about right, and the landscape is right, but they have take some liberties with the costuming.

Today’s badge. Didn’t quite get the job done today, but I have 3.75 more years to work on it.

I am really looking forward to next week. We get to do all our strategic planning, new staff arrive that I am very excited to work with, and I have been told I am attending Queer Zumba and to wear lycra and there will be media.

So I get to spend the weekend going through my extensive lycra collection to find the perfect outfit.

Also: my dog has a cough. He either caught it at the kennel he was staying in last week while were away, or he got it the day after he came home. Anyway, he’s fully vaccinated so hopefully it’s just an ordinary cough virus that will pass in a week.

TGIF. Had a kebab for dinner and now am lying on the couch watching the dog with a chew toy. This is pretty darned good.

Tomorrow is supposed to be 26°C which is much cooler than today so maybe I won’t wear my new shorts to work. It’s going to be 31°C next Friday so maybe that’s a better day for shorts in the office?

Selfie, eye contact 

Skywhale is coming back to Canberra and bringing the new Skywhalepapa for launch in a few weeks. So I felt like the Skywhale badge was a good choice today.

I don’t have an inner monologue. I have an inner soundtrack. If there’s no actual music playing, my brain just starts its own playlist.

Remember, it's okay to turn off the news for a bit.


Put a new sticker on the Ministerial skateboard 🛹

Look what arrived in the mail! Supporting the Australian Unemployed Workers Union in my work at the Assembly today (and looking forward to wearing it on the floor next sitting week). Thanks @Andrea 😎

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