recommended posts

New to this blog?  Why don't you take a look at:
  • "can I ride the tram", an attempt to channel my immense frustrations regarding Melbourne's new "smartcard" ticketing system;
  • "chickengate", a tale as much about the history of as it is about dragging a fetid chicken carcass into my local supermarket; 
  • parts one and two of my "best places to sit and relax in Melbourne", which I've been told are actually quite helpful;
  • an extraordinarily convoluted explanation of how to get the best seat on a Melbourne train;
  • a comprehensive guide to drinking beer in cars, parking fines, and primary-school era poetry in "your very first guide to the grey areas of Victorian traffic law";
  • the Melbourne "good cafe layout" awards, launched mostly for the benefit of clumsy oafs such as myself; 
  • something for anyone who's ever been rudely pushed out of public transport daydreams by some impatient fool pushing to the doors;
  •  the "high school revisited" series (here's part 1), in which I re-grade a hidden cache of old high school assignments;
  • my review of several records that were so bad I could not even give them away; and
  • why a strange creature known as the "Morning Sulk" often delays me from leaving the house upwards of an hour after awaking, usually by the use of pancakes.
I hope you enjoy.


  1. Da-ave, have you got an ideas on UNDERCOVER, ie: rain-proof, areas to park our bums in Melbourne CBD. I appreciated the list of spaces you gave in your post- but they are no good for winter rain. ??? Merci from a new subscriber.