lizard levels of flatoutness

That sound? Is me running by fast with my wings asingin’

Silence is because I been:

  • working, working, working on the making good of book,
  • seeing Bill Clinton walk down 50th street to the sound of a hundred school kids letting out I-am-near-a-rock-star squeals,
  • plotting out my liar book,
  • attending the launch of Catherine Gilbert Murdoch’s Dairy Queen. How good is this new young adult book? Very very very. It has cows, gridiron, dentistry and true love and the most wonderful first person protag I’ve come across in an age. I heart DJ.

In the meantime here are some intermanet webby things of great interest:

  • and, lastly, while I’ve been away the prime minister of Australia appears to have gone completely barking mad and appointed a horse as a member of the board of the Australian Broadcasting Commission. I shudder to think what else will happen during my six month absence. Maybe I should hurry home right now?

Okay, back to work for me. One last thing in advance of tomorrow’s 9am (NYC time) match against Brazil: AUSSIE! AUSSIE! AUSSIE! OI! OI! OI!

Or, in other words, please, please, please let us not give away too many goals against them . . .


  1. niki on #

    really 9am NYc time I thought it was 9am L.A time – go checking clock time now…

  2. niki on #

    I hate time clocks – yes think it’s 12pm start here – much better 🙂

  3. Kristine Smith on #

    At the ABC they will be alert for the Windschuttling thud of hooves in the corridors and the whiff of horse shit from the boardroom.

    Love this line.

  4. Justine on #

    Niki: turns out that we’re both wrong. It’s on at noon here and 9AM where you are.

    Kristine Smith: Yeah, that article is hilarious. Or it would be if it wasn’t all true!

  5. marrije on #

    well, they’re doing good work in the first half, your guys. the brazilians look pretty frustrated 🙂

  6. Justine on #

    Justine: I know! Isn’t it excellent? Please Elvis let us survive the second half!

  7. marrije on #

    justine, you are the one who’s called justine, i’m marrije 🙂 you nervous or something?

  8. Justine on #

    Working too hard; not sleeping enough, plus very nervous about this second half!

    Plus shouldn’t everyone be called Justine?

  9. veejane on #

    I swear, you have the funnest life. I saw John Kerry walking down the street once, in Washington and six years before he ran for president, and nobody squealed after him. (What I chiefly recall is that he strides as if he wore seven-league boots: there are tall people and then there are tall people with tall legs.)

    Although the quiet life has something to say for itself (especially the quiet life with steaks and Freixenet), the busy life sounds pretty exciting too.

  10. marrije on #

    aaah, what a pity. but they did play well! and they’re very handsome buggers, those socceroos.

  11. Justine on #

    Veejane: I pine for a quieter life . . .

    Marrije: They is much better than us. I’m relieved we could keep it to two.

    Handsome, really? I thought the Brazil boys were better looking. Mostly. Not that I notice these things 🙂

  12. orangedragonfly on #

    marrije and justine: that is too, too funny. here is exactly what i posted on the westerboard a bit earlier:

    okay, i have never in my life watched soccer on tv. but i have the australia vs. brazil game on, and this is freaking exciting! it’s all justine’s fault, her raving about it on her blog. 😛

    on an almost completely different topic….yes, i am married. but. australian soccer players are adorable.

    hee hee


  13. Cheryl on #

    Very respectable performance, I thought. Shame about the second goal, but it shouldn’t matter. A win against Croatia will see the lads through. Goddess, it will be mayhem in Melbourne that day.

  14. Sophie on #

    I know nothing about soccer, and this isn’t really related to your post, but I have an anecdote to share: my family went out for brunch today, and the waiter’s name was Reason! At first we weren’t sure we had heard right, but we asked and he said yes, it’s Reason, and it’s his real name. I wonder how many Reasons are out there.

  15. Justine on #

    Orangedragonfly: So pleased that we’ve sucked you into watching the World Cup. Next we’ll see if we can get you into the Tour de France.

    I still say Brazil and Spain are overall better looking than the Aussies.

    Little Willow: Bat wings. Great big leathery black flying fox wings.

    Cheryl: More than respectable! A draw against Croatia will prolly be enough.

    Sophie: That is cool. He’s the second Reason I’ve heard of. A woman from California wrote to tell me that her daughter’s name is Reason. I was a bit bummed because I’d thought I’d made it up . . .

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