I’ve been feeling a bit homicidal in the traffic today, well maybe not quite homicidal, lets just say stabby. Stop driving 20 kms under the speed limit, it makes me want to stab you! Use your INDICATORS!! I don’t like feeling like this, it makes me feel mean and it’s not good for my blood pressure. I thought I should quickly (when people get out of the way) come home and write out what is playing on my mind, because feeling stabby is a sure sign of that.

Why, oh why can’t cyclists use their bells on a shared walkway? Why do people with small dogs think that No Off Leash, or even No Dogs Allowed doesn’t apply to them?  Why does the lady at the end of my street dive her mobility scooter with such rudeness? She’s run me off the footpath 3 times in the last year, and it’s not just me. I’ve seen her in action at the supermarket, and let me tell you those check out ladies are not impressed at all. Also, why the hell has my dishwasher stopped working?


Let me preface this paragraph with #HEYASIO. I’ve noticed increased police activity lately, and apparently they are stepping up their game for the G20 Summit that is to hit Brisbane soon. In case there is some awful terrorist activity, the police need to be at the ready, so they’ve spent this week assertive in their efforts to breathalyze everyone and scare the crap out of P Platers by following them for no good reason. It’s crazy, and it’s scary. Does being cynical of Australia’s Prime Minister mean I am being complacent when I should be alert but not alarmed? Does not agreeing with this government’s stance on Asylum Seekers mean that I am happy to open our arms to terrorists? Because no, my answer is no. It scares me that what I think is politicizing has allowed ASIO and Police in this country to have greater powers that diminish our privacy. What really scares me is that my 7 year old has the word terrorist in his vocabulary, the same way I had nuclear war in mine growing up. It’s not cool. NONE of it is cool. 

What is with all the judgement on the internet lately? Not just on facebook, and no I have not been reading the comments in the wider news stories, I’m not that brave. Why is everyone so strident in their opinions? What has happened to tolerance and understanding? Respect for others differing opinions? There seems to be a shortage of compassion, and frankly, it’s a piss off. We are all different, and isn’t that great. No one has to be like anyone else. We are all beautiful fucking snowflakes that just need to get along.

I want to move house. I do. I love living near the ocean and I love our little house, there is so much love and so many great memories within these walls. But; no matter how much we love it, it will always be a small house on a small block on a busy street. I really am craving space and quiet, somewhere to spread out and breathe. Some room for a decent sized veggie garden, plant some fruit trees, have chickens, enough bedrooms to have happy children and comfortable guests. Maybe a pool. We all deserve a bit of what we like, don’t we?

Are you listening, Universe?

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16 thoughts on “Are you listening, Universe?

  • 10/14/2014 at 12:33 AM
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    Love this – like you have taken so many of my own random thoughts and penned them down. I have been wondering about tolerance and understanding lacking in our society and our community for some time now. It is almost like they do not exist anymore and knee-jerk reactions have taken their place? The Universe is listening, it always is….the real question is are we listening? Hope your day gets better and your find some space to breathe xx

    • 10/14/2014 at 1:32 AM
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      Thank you, Lovely. There is so much intolerance everywhere right now. People are so quick to judge everyone else by thier own standards. It's not at all cool. Hope you have an amazing day too!
      xx

  • 10/14/2014 at 2:14 AM
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    So many thoughts in one post and many have crossed my own mind. There is so much snarkiness on the net and dare I say it naivety and lack of understanding. It's like it's too much for people to think through all the viewpoints and make a considered decision on what they think. There was a recent thread on Facebook asked by a popular blogger and I wanted to share my view even though I was on the minority but all the comments below the thread had made up false accusations and uneducated opinions without fully understanding what they were writing. I didn't write my piece because there was no point because it wouldn't have changed anyone's view. Anyway my rant over. Are you looking for a new home? X

    • 10/14/2014 at 2:24 AM
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      That facebook thread was brutal! I don't blame you for not commenting, I didn't want to be in the firing line either. It's like considered thought has left the building, isn't it? The nasty side of the hive mind 🙁
      A new home is definitely on our 2 year plan, which should hopefully give us enough time to finish off the renovations here. Fingers crossed!
      xx

  • 10/14/2014 at 2:33 AM
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    Bad drivers should be pulled off the road and be made to retake their driving test again!!
    I hope the universe is listening!!

    • 10/14/2014 at 2:46 AM
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      Word! This is why there should be a universal drivers test, so that the universe has jurisdiction everywhere.
      xx

  • 10/14/2014 at 3:52 AM
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    LMAO "we are all just beautiful fucking snowflakes"…I love it. My favourite songs – let it go, let it go, and can we all just get along….apparently we can't. the world is a shit fight. -aroha (teamIBOT was here)

    • 10/21/2014 at 12:37 AM
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      It has been a bit of a shit show lately, huh! That is not my favourite song (haha) but I do wish that everyone would act like the snowflake that they are and chill the fuck out.
      xx

  • 10/14/2014 at 9:59 AM
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    Wow that's a brain dump & a half! Is the mobility scooter lady the one with a dog in the front of her basket? If not, watch out for her too. She'll run you down & spin her tires on your bloody corpse! Hope your week improves xx

    • 10/21/2014 at 12:33 AM
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      I think that is the very same lady! Short white hair, steely grit in her eye, fuck you expression? Such a joy 🙁

  • 10/14/2014 at 12:51 PM
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    There are so many bad drivers here that a whole FB page has been created about them! Even as a pedestrian you aren't safe from them. One of my friends and I were walking across a zebra crossing last week and nearly got run down by a woman who was too busy playing with her phone. I've been shaking my fist at the universe a lot lately too!

    • 10/21/2014 at 12:33 AM
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      Time to bring back the forks!

  • 10/15/2014 at 6:30 AM
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    I can relate to SOOO much in this lovely. Eck. And yes to every one calming the fark down when someone makes a comment, what are we all so precious these days?? x

    • 10/21/2014 at 12:34 AM
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      Exactly! Everyone is allowed to have an opinion, even if it doesn't agree with yours. Seriously.
      xx

  • 10/16/2014 at 10:59 AM
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    These days it seems that everyone thinks that every thought they have ever had needs to be shared at all times, when they don't. I think that's the first step in tolerance; not saying all the thoughts!
    It must be really frustrating to be in Brisbane and see all the new terrorism laws in place. For us, it's just a thought on the news, and we haven't been effected by it. It's so sucky that this is what our world is coming to.
    And as for drivers? I would also love for people to learn how to use round abouts!! 🙂

    • 10/21/2014 at 12:36 AM
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      Oooh, don't get me started on roundabouts. I'm all for people sharing their thoughts and opinions, it just cheeses me off when other people get so aggressively vocal about it when it's opinion that doesn't match their own.
      xx

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