Saturday, January 19, 2013

Honky Tonk Girl

I've been away on a family road trip to Adelaide for the past few days. It was really fun and it was great to get outta town. Below I have some fun dumb photos to share with you. Monday night was the big job interview, and it went well apart from me being very nervous and having a pimple on my head when I was trying to be mature and professional. I am not sure that I am going to get this dream job, because I think in contrast to other applicants I am a lot younger and less experienced. I am really stoked to have been shortlisted for an interview, and if I don't get the job that's achievement enough for me, for now.

I ate so many Kinder Surprises in Adelaide, they are just so delicious and I am totally addicted to them it is a problem. Ah anyway on to photos, just boring ones from my phone but evidence of the rendezvous nonetheless. 

This was me after getting all dolled up for my interview. I wanted to act much older than I am so worldly experience oozed out of me. Instead I had a pimple on my forehead which really sort of cancelled those illusions out. 
We came across this 'Giant Koala' on the first day of our trip. It is the single ugliest, poorly made contraption I've ever seen, but I loved it. My Dad did too, asking the lady if it made noise at night. It doesn't, but it's eyes do light up red. Not creepy at all!
These babies were in the Horsham Botanical Gardens
This was one of my favourite things from the trip. It is a Scout Hall in Dimboola, a really tiny country town. It hadn't changed since the 60s and still had this very 'Moonrise Kingdom' sign out the front. I couldn't resist the photo opportunity. 
A beautiful Lotus pond at the Adelaide Botanical Gardens. It was 42 degrees when this photo was taken hence the pose
When I got home my Rookie Calendar had finally arrived so I was happy. My drawings are June and December! Hooray!
When we were driving for long times I listened to Linda Ronstadt and Glen Campbell and other great road trippy stuff. I made a playlist, download here:

1. Ramblin' Man - Hank Williams
2. Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves - Cher
3. Hurt So Bad - Linda Ronstadt
4. Try A Little Kindness - Glen Campbell
5. Matrimony - Gilbert O'Sullivan
6. Honky Tonk Girl - Loretta Lynn
7. Street Boy - Rodriguez
8. Poor Poor Pitiful Me - Linda Ronstadt


  1. The scout hall is awesome! Glad you had a good trip x

  2. Kinder surprises are so good!!!! Mmmmm Chocolately goodness :)

  3. I can't download any of your playlists because media tells me to go to amazon to buy it... Make 8 tracks? :)