obiter dicta:

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"Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods."
— CS Lewis, Mere Christianity

Some more pictures from my weekend with ohthathayley and mitanika because their little faces make me so happy. (I’m your biggest fan / I’ll follow you until you love me.)


Fighting over the Ferrari (2)

Episode: Begraben


Fighting over the Ferrari (1): Ben is not averse to employing a little emotional manipulation/guilt if it means getting to drive.

Episode: Begraben


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I was tagged by likethistledown (whose url is THE cutest) to share ten facts about myself. Here goes.

1. I’ve moved house something like eighteen times in my life. I’ve lived for substantial(ish) periods in New South Wales, southern Queensland, north Queensland, the Top End, and Western Australia. My parents are worse. They’ve lived everywhere but Victoria, plus a bonus stint in New Zealand. The only reason my tally is lower is that I got old enough to stop following them around on their nomadic adventures.

2. All the moving around helped me come to appreciate the absolute treasure that is the long distance friendship. For long periods of my life, pen pals and faraway friends were incredibly important to me as it takes serious time to build a community in a new area. These days I’m blessed to have lots of local friends (I’ve lived in Queensland eight years now, the longest stint anywhere), but the faraway ones are still just as important to me. I don’t need to have met you to consider you a real friend and an important person in my life.

3. I know I’m still on the moving around tangent, but one other thing all the travel built into me is an immense love for Australia. It’s this massive, crazy, mysterious island and every place has its own unique personality. Individual states are as unique as different countries, and I love that about this place.

4. I don’t drink coffee any more and my life is significantly better because of it — but I also really miss it.

5. I think public libraries are rad.

6. I was born with severe bilateral talipes and had to have lots of operations which scarred my young mother but which didn’t even register as a blip in the memory of my little infant self. I’ve got some epic scars and constantly battle Achilles heel issues, but I can walk, dudes. If I had been born in a country that didn’t have the medical support we have here, there’s no way I’d be propelling myself around.

7. I’m a Christian but I think hangups about denominations are mostly a waste of time. Christians are meant to be a community; if we can focus on loving God, living like Jesus, loving people, believing the Bible, and using our brains well, surely the minutiae of denominational creeds and practices would be less divisive. But maybe I’m idealising it.

8. I think genuineness is really important and I like people a lot. For those reasons, I often find myself impatient with surface-level friendships. I’m always eager to jump right ahead and get to the heart of things. Slowly I’m learning (I think) that not everyone works this way and it takes time for relationships to deepen.

9. I have more than thirty cousins. There are a lot of us.

10. I find it awkward writing lists of facts about myself because each item tends to start with “I”. I love reading others’ lists, but when I’m finished writing my own, I always feel like I’m sheepishly climbing back down off my soapbox and walking away with my shoulders hunched.

Having said that, though, I totally want you all to do this so I can read about your fascinating lives and get to know you better.


Adding this gem to my wishlist.

Adding this gem to my wishlist.


"A billion galaxies will not satisfy the human soul. God and God alone is the soul’s end."
— John Piper

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danielle-carey:

oh dear oh dear - “what happened in mallorca”? let me tell you about the year 1999, may 1999 to be precise, when the episode “Ein einsamer Sieg” aired, and we all cried … a lot … “Ich fahre” - “Nein ich fahre” - “Okay, du fährst” *sniff*

Ah, THAT trauma. The trauma of the FEELS variety. Ugh I know it well with this stupid excellent show. (I need to watch the Andre seasons!)

i think i’ve watched this episode once, at the age of 11, when it first aired … i couldn’t bring myself to watch it again. But I still remember so many details and dialogues!

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I haven’t watched cobra 11 in ages, but i do have lots of fond childhood memories of the show … it was so silly and stupid and over the top, and it just got sillier each season (I think I watched most of the episodes up till Season 14 or 15). But that’s what I liked about it!

RAINY WEEPING TENNANT.

Yes, it is unabashedly OTT and revels in its own joy and silliness! But then there are these gut-wrenching little moments and darker storylines that sneak in there, too. Basically whether ridiculous or intense, I love this show a lot.


oh dear oh dear - “what happened in mallorca”? let me tell you about the year 1999, may 1999 to be precise, when the episode “Ein einsamer Sieg” aired, and we all cried … a lot … “Ich fahre” - “Nein ich fahre” - “Okay, du fährst” *sniff*

Ah, THAT trauma. The trauma of the FEELS variety. Ugh I know it well with this stupid excellent show. (I need to watch the Andre seasons!)