So I Moved...

shoes I moved out last week! (which is why I haven't posted.) I'm still without internet at home, hence why I haven't posted in a week and a half (I'm currently at Rohan's Noni's place) I've also not been taking photos because I've been too busy/exhausted. As much as I've hated my lack of internet connection, the break has been kind of nice (If only to allow me to stay focused on my cleaning!)

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Amongst all the craziness I turned 22, which is weird (in a good way). Adult birthdays are weird. There's not the same build up or excitement surrounding them as a child. I spent the evening before with a group of my close friends (One of which is visiting from her home in England), then the actual day was spent rehearsing with my band! I had dinner with my parents in the evening at my favourite restaurant as well.

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I'm still not fully settled into the new place, but once I am I'll do the house tour photograph thing!

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Pom pom, politics and progressive values

shoes I'm having trouble typing my thoughts in detail, so I'll just give you all a TLDR: The Australian government is actively trying to destroy any form of equality Australia had, and it's making me sad and angry. I'm angry because I didn't vote for these people, but I'm stuck with their idiotic policies anyway, and I'm sad because I feel completely powerless to change anything. This government isn't listening to it's people, it's listening to those who will make them rich.

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Anyway, I've taken to twitter in hopes as a form of protest/making Jen feel slightly less angry/sad. I'm using #thisisnotdemocracy. The aim is for me to tweet something intelligent at those in power every day in order to let them know that I am not ok with what they are doing. I would absolutely love it if others would join me.

Here's a list of Twitter accounts to get you started:

Tony Abbot: The Prime Minister/Minister for all sorts of things he shouldn't be sticking his nose in.

Julie Bishop: Deputy leader of the liberal party/ Minister for foreign affairs.

Christopher Pyne: Minister for Education

Peter Dutton: Minister for immigration and border protection

Greg Hunt: Minister for the environment

Scott Morrison: Minister for Social Services

Joe Hocky: Treasurer

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On a lighter note, I spent my day writing music with Vanishing Shapes and painting. I'm really enjoying having time to be creative without having to worry about assignments. Anyway, I don't have anything else to say, so I'll just leave everyone with the rest of my photo's from today!

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Polkadot Pom Poms

shoes This is the outfit I wore on Tuesday before all the good/bad things happened at once and completely destroyed any semblance of free time I had.

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Tuesday this week was one of those shitty days made slightly less shitty because I looked adorable. (Basically car things happened and I had to unexpectedly catch public transport all day which made me feel sick because 1)buses are stuffy 2)there were some particularly smelly people catching the bus that day 3) the buses themselves smelt really bad)

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All the running around I did Tuesday also left me completely wiped out. I may have fallen asleep halfway through a sentence while writing my essay (hence why I didn't get this post up then) Wednesday was no better as far as free time goes. I had two gigs. (p.s, why did I think it was a good idea to book two gigs on the same day?)

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Both gigs were really fun though. I played with The New Empire Ballroom Ragtime Jazz Orchestra in the morning for morning melodies, and then had a gig with Vanishing Shapes at Lizottes in the evening for their weekly live and local session.

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Speaking of Vanishing Shapes! If you happen to find yourself in the Sydney Area tomorrow evening and you feel like going to a live gig, we're playing at the Red Rattler tomorrow evening for DEJA. We're playing with a bunch of other musicians who are super duper awesome, so that'll be fun!

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Nature Nonsense

IMG_0522 This is the outfit I wore on Tuesday. It's a miracle I managed to get dressed as I was very very tired from my gig with Button collective the night before. Not only did I manage to get dressed, but I came up with a super cute outfit :D

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I bought this cape recently at my local Salvoes. The colouring is quite unusual, making it quite hard to match. (It's kind of a brown, blue based emerald green and off white tweedy knit fabric) After making this outfit I'm super glad I took the risk.

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It's also pretty warm for an item of clothing that only goes as far as my elbows.

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