Spencer Finnell

Designer & Developer

There is also the attitude: a sunny disposition so genuine it could disarm the most brusque New Yorker.

Australian Cafes Arrive in New York

Melbourne Tram Simulator

Hah! http://tramsimulator.com.au/

Kebab Station, Coburg Victoria

Finally took the train out of the city to the suburb of Coburg; about 8km north of the Melbourne business district. Got a Doner Kebab platter at the Kebab station. It came with hummus, spinach dip, chicken, lamb, salad, and amazing bread. I don’t think I’ll be eating for the next two days.

The train was cool, but I took it around rush hour so the ride there was pretty cramped and unpleasant. But I was able to read about the winner of Master Chef Australia and do Sudoku on the way back.

And no, the train station is not referred to as the “Kebab Station” — it’s a coincidence… I think. But the train station in Coburg was near the restaurant. Oh my god!

Open House Melbourne

Unfortunately I didn’t have time to go in to many buildings and just stopped in on the ones on my route to the library. Stopped in a few churches, the town hall, and a theatre. In one of the churches there was a man playing a massive pipe organ.

Collingwood vs Adelaide, Melbourne Cricket Ground

“Footy” is quite a game to watch. Very fast paced and the match I saw was very even which always keeps it exciting. The best part of course is the crowd about an hour in when they’ve had a few pints. But the rowdiest ones were the little kids. One would yell for one team then the innocent looking toddler a row up would give them the death stare.

Gold Moth Exhibition

(photo not mine)

(photo not mine)

I walked to an art gallery today that was featuring work by a local artist. It was in the RCVA Gallery. RCVA is a skateboard/apparel company so I found that very interesting as I had no idea they had things like that. I’ve found myself wishing–on more than one occasion–I still skateboarded and this definitely piqued my interest again.

I walked to the venue since my MyKi is expired and I’m a rule follower. Down a street called Smith Street I don’t think I saw anyone over the age of 25. There seems to be an endless amount of hip neighborhoods in any direction outside of the city.

Also I’m not perfect. I rode the myki back and someone had my same boots on. And the guy sitting next to us definitely noticed.

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Charles

I’ve met someone very cool each time I’ve gone to Prudence. Last night was no exception when I met Charles (last name illegible). He is planning to become a lawyer and we discussed politics, law, and other scholarly things. I probably made an ass of myself.

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The Shrine of Remembrance

Memorial for Australians who have served in war.

“LET ALL MEN KNOW THAT THIS IS HOLY GROUND. THIS SHRINE, ESTABLISHED IN THE HEARTS OF MEN AS ON THE SOLID EARTH, COMMEMORATES A PEOPLE’S FORTITUDE AND SACRIFICE. YE THEREFORE THAT COME AFTER, GIVE REMEMBRANCE.”

“The Sumo” Breakfast at Booktale, Richmond

An “American” sized breakfast.

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Learning from Experiences

It’s a real conundrum. You need the first experience to learn anything to be able to move forward; but a lack of experience the first time around usually ends with imperfect results.

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