Tuesday, May 31, 2005 @ 06:03 by Alana.

I have had it up to here with the word 'random'.

There is an itchy bite between my shoulder blades.

AND I can't view anything @blogspot.com on my stupid computer. But don't think you can get away with any obscene commenting... it will all come back through the grapevine... richard stinking steenhof!



Friday, May 20, 2005 @ 22:44 by Alana.

At the end of the school day, the children came and sat on the flour sacks. Jacob would sit across from the children, and they would talk.
As Jacob told his stories, he would from time to time shut his eyes. It was as if he were remembering what to say, not by searching through his mind, but by remembering what he saw....
"What do you see when you shut your eyes, Jacob?" asked a little girl.
"Well," Jacob said, "once upon a time there was a man who had a vision and began pursuing it.
"Two others saw that the first man had a vision and began following him.
"In time, the children of those who followed asked their parents to describe what they saw.
"But what their parents described appeared to be the coattails of the man in front of them.
"When the children heard this, they turned from their parents' vision, saying it was not worthy of pursuit."
Jacob leaned toward the little girl who had asked the question.
"So, what do we discover from this story?"
The children were quiet.
"I'll tell you," said Jacob.
"We discover children who deny what they have never experienced.
"We discover parents who believe in what they have never experienced.
"And from this, we discover the question is not 'What do I see when I shut my eyes' but 'What do you see when you open yours?'"



Wednesday, May 11, 2005 @ 17:39 by Alana.

Rob Sawyer

Go to the bottom right
And you can listen
I recommend to you
'The Masses'

Funky guitar w harmonica that makes you want to tap your foot.



Sunday, May 08, 2005 @ 21:10 by Alana.

If you've ever wanted to meet my flatmates, now you can. This is a photo of us last Saturday night. Can you guess what the party theme was?



Friday, May 06, 2005 @ 15:20 by Alana.



For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.



 @ 15:14 by Alana.

Manchester Lane is, like, the coolest place in Melbourne.



Thursday, May 05, 2005 @ 12:36 by Alana.

Yesterday a gentleman, similar in age to me, gave up his seat for me on the train. I was a little embarrassed at first. After all why should I get the seat, there were a million (well, atleast 3 or 4) other women standing up. After gracefully accepting and feeling somewhat guilty, I began to wonder, what did this guy expect back from me? He was standing next to my seat just looking out the window as if it was no big deal. He didn't even try and strike up a conversation. And the fact that he wasn't being a sleeze made me want to chat to him!

I bet this guy has women all over town after him. After all, IT is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of *gentlemanly manners* must be in want of a er... never mind.



Monday, May 02, 2005 @ 08:44 by Alana.

Hello Children

First of all I would like to dedicate this post to my good friend Corina Eldershaw, my biggest blog fan... "Why did you have to stop blogging Alana?!" Corina, this one goes out to you sista!

Now I would like to share with you some glorious moments from the last couple of weeks.

As you may know Anna B came to stay with me for just over a week, just over a week ago. Anna is a blessing to have as a friend because a)she has a great sense of humour and b)she is a great encourager. and c) she just reeks of koolness.

The highlight of her stay was when her and I and Andrea were waiting for a tram at the top of the CBD so we could get down to see a (think late 80's Merc) band outside Starbucks. I thought we should just walk down, Andrea couldn't be bothered, but Anna thought it would be a nice idea to run and see if we could beat the tram. So we bid Andrea farewell and started to sprint down Swanston Street. This folks, was not an easy task as you can well imagine there are a good deal of people about in the city on a Saturday night. So there we were sprinting down the street, arms flailing madly about, weaving in and out of the masses. I must admit our running was a rather animated, ie, we were being stupid... but it must have looked great, we had lots of people cheering for us on the way down!!! Actually they were cheering for Anna "Go Blue!!"
By the time we got down to the band, we were so pumped and had lost all sense of shame/embarrassment so we had wee boogie to the music (everyone else was sitting around) and a few others starting dancing too :). I think we provided more entertainment for Melbourne that night than any band could!!!
It was such good fun, and I'd do it all over again, even if I was paid to. Er.......
Thanks Anna for coming!

Here ends today's posting.