Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891


Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

Bustling January

Penned upon the 10th of January, 2008

Hallyho, folks. Hope all’s going swell for you! Things are a bit exciting here, as I’ve just been informed I’ve been accepted to begin training to be a pedagogue, a schoolmaster, yea, a history teacher! I’m now filling out forms, making applications, choosing a few practical-but-dapper student ensembles, what have you. Soon you might see me pacing the windy cobblestone paths of the University of Melbourne – whenever I’m there, I expect to be suddenly caught in the middle of Straw-Boater’d Hijinks; perhaps someone upsetting their father’s new motorcar over a bollard, or gaslighting a policeman into believing he’s an international prizefighter suffering amnesia from a blow.

In another piece of good news, my FrillyShirt Unfrilled Tea-Shirts have sold enough that I can expect my first cheque for a princely $25, having been selling tea-shirts for, oh, scarcely shy of a full year. It’s a mug’s game, as they say. If anyone wishes to save themselves some expense, hand-print a FrillyShirt design onto a blank shirt and send me a photo of you posing raffishly while reading your favourite Greek comedy, do so with my blessing. It would be fun!

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