The State of Politics

I think it is well past time that I set aside a few moments (or rather hours, this could get messy) to write about the state of things currently. First off, congratulations Australia on finally waking up and booting out Tony Abbott! Hurrah! I can’t think of anything that has made me happier in recent…

Nervous Breakdowns: A How To Guide

Welcome to True Writes, a website where I, True, sometimes ramble on about shit that I love or hate for the simple catharsis that writing brings, especially when random strangers validate my feelings by liking or sharing my rants. Today I’m going to give you some hints and tips on how to really maximise your…

Death by Cretoxyrhina

The other day I nearly met my maker in the most embarassing of ways. Picture this: I am driving to work at 10:30 at night. I’ve just passed the Rex Lookout halfway between Cairns and Port Douglas and I have about 30km to go at this point. It’s a dark night, relatively cloudy but not…

Choc Raspberry and Coconut Protein Shake

I think I have died and gone to protein heaven! I find it very difficult to maintain my recommended levels of protein and fats. I operate on a 1.5g per pound of bodyweight ratio when I’m doing my strength training and without telling you my weight, that’s A LOT. I loathe bananas and avocados and…

Bill Bailey is Awesome…

Bill Bailey is awesome. This is a fact. Even though I’m predisposed to like him, he truly is hilarious. Why am I predisposed to like him? Well, he’s a larger than life clone of my uncle. They have the same look, although Bill has a bit more hair, they both fling their arms about when…

What’s Up?

OMG, sooo much stuff. I went to Oz Comic Con in Brisbane last month and it was amazing! I took Cailee and my mum and things like this happened… I met Joanne Kelly and immediately decided that she is my favourite person in the entirety of ever. We spoke about gender representation in television and…

Book Review: Top Secret Twenty-One

Gosh, I swear it only feels like yesterday I did the review for Takedown Twenty! Ok, looking back tells me it was in December, so it really wasn’t too long ago. Where to begin? Ok, this was definitely an improvement on the travesty that was Takedown Twenty but that’s kind of like saying that generic brand block…

GISHWHES 2014!

GISHWHES. Otherwise known as “The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen” or, that thing that Castiel from Supernatural keeps talking about. Do I really need to tell you what it is? I think the title is kind of self-explanatory. Misha Collins likes scavenger hunts and he decided to make one that can…

Japan and Unexpected Surprises

So, life got busy for a while. Now I’m living the dream.  Seriously. I got back from Japan a few days ago to discover that I got the job I wanted and that a suite of poems I wrote (you may remember I absolutely hate poetry) was actually highly commended and it was recommended I…

New Adventures

I flew my family to Adelaide for my graduation ceremony this week. Poor suckers. Even I was bored and I was the one being celebrated! The flight was long and boring. Cailee’s go to manipulation when she doesn’t get what she wants is to say she needs the toilet, knowing full well we will drop…