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and all the amazing moments which, whether by enlightenment or scarring, bring about permanent change.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

James McAvoy

James Andrew McAvoy

nicknames: Jamesy Boy, Jimmy, Floyd

5' 7"

born April 21st, 1979 in Port Glasgow, Scotland
moved to London at the age of 20.

married 10/18/06 to actress Anne-Marie Duff.
their child, Brendan, born 2010 in London.

favorite director is Ken Loach
favorite film The Goonies

His fans refer to themselves as "McAvoyeurs" (?!heh)

quotes ...

"Technically actors are just public servants really.
They just tell stories because people need to be told stories.
That's all it is.
And yet we get treated as though we're important."

"I considered becoming a priest very seriously.
I wanted to travel the world.
By the time I turned 16, I realized I was only in it for selfish reasons.
And, more importantly, I didn't want to sacrifice the ladies!"

"I'd like to keep work work and life life.
It means you've got your life to come back to,
somewhere to come home to at night that isn't invaded by your day."

"St. Elmo's Fire is one of my favorite films.
I like the storytelling of those teenage American films.
You don't get that now.
Teenage American movies are all about sick jokes, puking a lot, arse jokes."

"The minute you start to strategize too much,
the more you start to think you're in control of your own fate.
And you're not, really."

What should an actor should never do?
"Read reviews.
You just try and do your job and not worry about what people say,
because ultimately it can only affect what you do in a negative way.
It can only make you a worse actor."

"Next year, if no one gives me any work, that's fine.
I'm not going to do well anyway.
I'm not an actor, I'm just exploiting this industry."

Ain't Love a Kick in the Head

My favorite song right now.

as sung by Dean Martin

How lucky can one guy be
I kissed her and she kissed me
Like the fella once said
Ain't that a kick in the head

The room was completely black
I hugger her and she hugged back
Like the sailor said, quote "ain't that a hole in the boat"
My head keeps spinning
I go to sleep and keep grinning
If this is just the beginning, my life's gonna be beautiful
I've got sunshine enough to spread
It's like the fella said
Tell me quick ain't love like a kick in the head
Like the fella once said
Ain't love like a kick in the head

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

christmas party 2011

at The Canterbury for ABC messengers

testing out my new camera:

Thursday, January 5, 2012


aka indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of india

often used as an example of divine beauty.
its unfolding petals suggest the expansion of the soul.
the growth of its pure beauty from the mud of its origin holds a benign spiritual promise.

a divine symbol in ancient asian traditions representing the virtues of sexual purity and non-attachment


the national flowers of both india and vietnam.
native to tropical asia and queensland, australia.
it is commonly cultivated in water gardens.
the roots plant in the soil of a pond or river bottom
the leaves float on top of the water surface or are held well above it

they have the remarkable ability to regulate the temperature of its flowers
to within a narrow range
just as humans and other warmblooded animals do.
they might be doing this to attract coldblooded insect pollinators


the flowers, seeds, young leaves, and roots (rhizomes) are all edible.
petals, leaves, and rhizome can be eaten raw,
but there is a risk of parasite transmission
it is therefore recommended that they be cooked before eating.
the stamens can be dried into a fragrant herbal chinese tea called liánhu cha.

the seeds or nuts can be eaten raw or dried and popped like popcorn.

the roots are also used in traditional Asian herbal medicine.

the distinctive dried seed heads, resembles the spout of a watering can.
sold throughout the world for decorative purposes and dried flower arranging.


(thanks again wiki)

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