Because mine did.  Thing is, that I even heard it on the radio, but my brain wasn’t fully functioning yet, so I went back to sleep.  For those of you who don’t have ultra modern fancy phones…. new ones are set to adjust automatically to day light saving times.  Only they don’t finish this weekend as per usual.  So even though I heard on the radio “Folks – I wasn’t the only one late to work this morning because of my phone and fake light savings…. it’s 9:15, not 8:15” I still went back to sleep. oops.

In other news, I wanted to talk festival at you.  I’ve seen lots.  So much so, I’m not sure I can remember them all, but we’ll see how we go in what I have got to say.

Daniel Townes:  fun, endearing and entertaining.  If you’re looking for a small name to support this is it.
Adam Rozenbachs: what a shame, I wanted it to be so much better.  He’s kinda the reason people don’t want to sit up the front.
Now… as I’ve started linking… I might tell you that we went to see every Daniel at the festival… so here are the other two
Daniel Kitson:he’s much funnier now.  One of the few big names we go to see.  He’s funny, he’s endearing, he’s full of himself.  An acquired taste, but one that suits my palate just fine! He’s also good friends with…
Daniel Moore:  who is a fun man to go and see.  He was shattered at his Age review, and to be fair, it didn’t do him justice.  He’s thoughtful, funny and leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy.  Highly recommended
Now… who else have I seen?
Elbowskin: Most of the reviews for these guys read things like “really, really fuuny” and “they won’t be up and coming for too long so get in now”  and know what? They aren’t wrong.  Doing a bit of a recap on their time to date, they are a funny funny duo and need to be on your list.  You totally want to be saying to people “I’ve been watching them for years now” when they’re famous and so many people want to know them.
Kent Valentine:  watch out what you say people, because you are now looking at my new festival boyfriend.  He’s by far the favourite show I’ve seen this year, and the one that we quote from on a regular basis.  All I have to say it, go see it – Viking ey!!!
Richard McKenzie:hahahahahahaaaaa.*  Poor guy has been shunted as the only person out at Horse Bazaar which is a year and a half away from any other venue in the festival.  Not as bad as the backpackers last year, but damn it’s a close second.  It was fun, entertaining and… it had lego.  In terms of laugh:walk ratio, it’s totally worth it!
*laugh is at the show, not the fact that he’s a million miles away from anywhere
Josh Thomas:  funny and energetic.  He seems more comfortable than last year, and given the reputation he had to live up to he’s done very well. Liked the material better last year, but thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Mark Watson: just go.  It’s more than worth it.
The Jingles: oh… the phrase “wrong, but funny”.  To me it’s what this festival is about (along with Richard McKenzie).  Sitting in a small venue, freezing your arse off, laughing at some guys who are giving it a go.  Not for everyone, but Wen and I had a good laugh.  (Link found… also?  They were reviewed in the age… and it was good)
Justin Kennedy:  we love the man.  He’s funny, he’s entertaining, and if you’re not interested at the start, you will be at the end!  Don’t worry if you didn’t see Ladies last year… he recaps it for you!
Tom Basden: you know… his show is named “won’t say anything” and it’s not until you get in there that you realise… he won’t say anything!!!  A show jam packed with songs and fun stuff, but no talking!  Not only funny, but you get a badge.  Now I wear a badge that says “I won’t say anything” oh how the laughs just keep coming at that!!

Right… there’s more, but I can’t be bothered anymore.  Will update more later.  Here are some things you should watch out for on your comedy bingo list:
*A breakdown of the show
*A mention of Nazis
*Vikings (they’re surprisingly popular this year)
*Teacher joke of any description (though not the stop work kind)
*Being told a) what to do or b) to live in the moment

Please inform myself or Wen if you see a show that isn’t listed and has all 5 plus some laughs!  Also… in case you hadn’t been informed of the opinion… Charlie Pickering, Claire Hooper and Corrine Grant this year aren’t funny (since this is on the net… is that slander?  I hope not… and I did include the word opinion just in case…)


{March 8, 2008}   Dogs

Hi Cara! Thanks for the comment! Hello to anyone else reading this too. If in fact, by some miracle, someone who is not Cara is reading this, and that personal has a dog, then you should keep reading. If you are a writer, or in fact know a writer you should also keep reading. If you are interested in inane ramblings then also, please contiune!

Dog lovers (not in the bestiality way): I have been looking and looking and looking and thought mayhap I’d need to write my own, but finally I found it. I found a website that lists all the places you can walk your dog. Yeehah. It’s attached to a ‘commercial’ website, in that it’s part of a dog food website, but none the less worth looking at. I did not find a part on the website that said you may not link to us, so I hope I’m not infringing on any laws here!

Writers: here is your chance! Wen has discovered that the pun will not be running this comedy festival, and is considering making her own site for reviews of the festival. If you are interested you should check out some of her stuff. If you think you’d like to write, I can even act as your agent (be sure to have a pen handy if I should call though!) Seriously? If you read this and you think you’d like to spend a bit of time at the festival and then share if you loved or hated it, Wen would love to hear from you since, and I paraphrase here, there’s no good Australian review going on this year.

In bragging news, I got a nano, I got a nano, I got a nano hey hey hey hey!

Listening to: the Js
Mood: a little tired
Likes: markets

{March 4, 2008}  

So I’m going to try to link to crankywen – the blog to read for all those who want to know more about the comedy festival, but don’t want to trawl through the guide… wish me luck!


that should totally work…. I’ll post to test.  If I don’t post again… it worked.  Also? Mentally add
When computers work
to the list of things I like I posted earlier.

So, here I am on the couch, on my laptop, watching the cricket.  (Did someone just say green house?  I have no lights on.  Good thing I can touch type huh?)  You know why I can do this? (sit on the couch, not touch type)

BECAUSE I HAVE THE WIRELESS INTERNET.  Yes.  It’s that story.  I wanted the net so I could play on my computer when Ben plays on the home (his) computer.  So I asked.  It was my birthday present.  Then it was my Christmas present.  Then I wised up, and went to the market and got some jewellery the next year.  Then… for Christmas?  The mystery present?  Wireless router (perhaps… I like to pretend I know something about computers).  Now?  Wireless Internet.  The joy of the Internet with the convenience of the couch. 

Now I get to watch Australia suck at cricket at the same time as updating my blog.  Go me.
In other news I wanted to list some things I like:
When you make a cup of tea and it turns out to be juuuuust right
Nice warm nuggles that put you to sleep
When my puppy acts like a puppy

et cetera