16th February

2012 (aged 45)
Noticed that the producer of Outland is Andrea Denholm, who I think I went to school with in Goroka. If it's the same one. There could be millions of them. Outland reminds me of living with B in Budd St -- loving science fiction and being queer. It seems like a long time ago.
2008 (aged 41)
Evie: Alice is a genius. (pause) And I am a genius too.
2007 (aged 40)
Alice: I like the baddies best. Because sometimes I feel like I'm a baddy.
2001 (aged 34)
This time next week we will know if Sachin is Charlie or Alice. I'm sure it's Alice and Mikey is convinced it's Charlie. WE SHALL SEE.
1997 (aged 30)
Have to break it off with AS but how? J thinks I should sink the knife in immediately. B & L think arranging a short date (drink/coffee) then breaking it to him. D isn't interested. B thinks I should see him in the company of others to ease tension. C thinks I should count my blessings and not be so ungrateful and anyway he'll probably lose interest because I'm not so great!! No chance of getting a big head while she's around, that's for sure...
1996 (aged 29)
Sony classical guy raving about the latest signing: "For an unknown kid from Melbourne, events have certainly gathered an inertia all of their own in the last 18 months."
1994 (aged 27)
As G. becomes more of a loser, he gets more interesting.
1993 (aged 26)
C, looking at a picture of Andrea Dworkin: I don't think this means I'm a victim of the patriarchy or anything, but I just think people should take a bit more pride in their appearance.
1986 (aged 19)
One week till college!!!
1985 (aged 18)
Ginned to the max. Watched cricket all day. Greg Matthews got three wickets. The Ds came; joined them for dinner, drinks and deep conversation, most surprisingly, on sex.
1983 (aged 16)
Prepare a little chat on the beginnings of drama
Do a wee bit o' maths maybe p'raps
1981 (aged 14)
I am writing this, very romantically, by the glow of a candle. Actually there's a power blackout but who wants boring trivialities like that? I am a refugee in a strange land, writing a journal no-one will ever see...the heiress to the throne of our deposed country. Everyone in my family was killed, and I only just managed to escape... Ah, who would give that up for Monday morning tomorrow?
1978 (aged 11)
Goroka. We were burgaled last night. A man shone a torch in Mummy's face, and she chased him down the hall! He took beer, money, and our radio. He got in our spare room window. I'm very glad Daddy's back! Andrea lent me a book.
1977 (aged 10)
Mt Hagen. Leanne and Lyn had a fight. We wrote stories. Oh, Mary, it's a funny world! See you tomorrow.
1976 (aged 9)
Mt Hagen. First day at school. Mrs Jordan said I'm a marvoulaous girl. We played dressing up. I was a mouse.

1 comment:

  1. And by golly Mrs Jordan was right. You are a marvellous girl! x