This time last year I was bored in Forbes. I then decided to jump in my car and drive to Bathurst for Village Fair music festival. Village Fair is a university run event that happens in a paddock at the base of Mt Panorama. I knew of some friends of friends that were going but essentially I was winging it.
Long story short, I made friends with these two beautiful beautiful people, Bec and Amy, and bounced around with them all day. Just so happens that this year, I’m at university, and guess who is my next-door neighbour?
”..the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centrelight pop and everbody goes Awww!”
Pesticide and lithium My crops are crying and I am small Bonsai children in a bowerbird nest My angst lies within you all
Six billion universes We’ll try to make it one Medicate the shaman with mood stabilisers, Caffeine and a gun
Welcome to the present Welcome to the place you’re gonna leave Mastering games of your own construction Is what it means to breathe I hear there’s some great real estate in outer space! Your face looks surprised Maybe that means you are too
I wear my shirt inside out when I go to work The tag rubs against my neck A paper-cut stoma, blood loss and a coma And a great big fuck-off check
Australians have come out on top as the world’s most envious people in a tally of the seven deadly sins.
BBC magazine Focus found Australians also scored highly for the other six sins, making Australia the ‘most sinful’ country on Earth.
"Sin-prone" Australia was followed by the US, Canada, Finland and Spain.
Researchers used a points system to determine which countries committed the seven deadly sins (lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride), the most.
The tally compared national statistics for plastic surgery (pride), theft (envy), violent crime (wrath), number of annual holidays (sloth), annual salary (greed), money spent on fast food (gluttony) and porn (lust).
Australians ranked first for envy and third for lust and gluttony.
Despite a fondness for the occasional sickie, sloth was was identified as the sin Australians were least likely to commit, with eight other countries considered lazier.
Six nationalities were considered more wrathful and three more greedy or proud.
Highest in each of the sin categories were the US (gluttony), Mexico (greed), South Korea (lust), Iceland (sloth and pride), Australia (envy) and South Africa (wrath).