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June 13th, 2017

tielan: (aussie aussie aussie)
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 08:36 am
So there's been motions to stop Australia Day being a public holiday or, really, any kind of celebration.

I am all behind it. Partly for the same reasons as Columbus Day in the US, partly because we have clusters of public holidays in our calendar: 2 days at Christmas, 1 day at New Year, Australia Day in late January, just before school goes back. Then we have the Easter Long Weekend, which usually comes very close to ANZAC Day on the 25th April (kind of like the US Memorial Day, I guess), and then the Queen's B'Day holiday in June.

And then nothing - NOTHING - through the long, chilly, short-dayed winter, until the October long weekend.

Basically, we have too many public holidays in January, and I think we need one to break up the monotony of winter and I don't see why Australia Day can't be sacrificed (apart from white people tears).

There's an actual movement (petition, what have you) to get it switched to May 8 ("Maaaaay-eight! MAAAAAATE!") but eh, we don't actually need another holiday in the Easter-ANZAC-Queen's b'day stretch.

We need one in midwinter. Preferably right around the start of August so it's nicely balanced between the Queen's b'day weekend, and the October Long Weekend.

This post was brought to you by the realisation that it will be four months before we have another public holiday. FOUR MONTHS.

tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 10:14 am
- Drop flyers in mailboxes up the street for crop swaps.
- label Duct Tape Galaxy Quilt
- finish blocks for Break Free
- write 500 words a day
tielan: (SGA - Teyla 2)
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 03:18 pm
Attention span today: utterly thoroughly shot.

On the plus side: got news of an extension of work to the end of July.

Body weight goal for winter: lose 5kg. I'm 63.4 now, I'd like to be around 58.

Discovered the gym that I quit 6 weeks ago has a branch 5 minutes from the office.

It's crazy busy social week again.
tielan: (quilting)
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 10:20 pm
It's got a dark side, it's got a light side, and it holds the galaxy together!


It's just been handed in for the Sydney Quilt Show, 2017.