Monday, April 30, 2007

TV lamp

This afternoon (Monday) I went up to level 8 and Stella and Nomes were rearranging everything. Stella had this old TV with the cathode ray tube and all the wiring and stuff taken out, and was saying she should have put a fish tank or some plants in it or something. I said she could turn it into a lamp, so she said that I should turn it into a lamp, so I did.

(It actually just has an old desk lamp inside it, and white tissue paper on the inside of the screen.)
In other television news, the fifty televisions didn't arrive when we were told they would. Apparently they'll be arriving in May. And it's May in a few minutes...

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Flu snake

This weekend I've been painting the flu as a snake, as requested by Luke and Tomsy. It's not finsihed yet, and I'm not a very steady painter, but I think I like how it's turned out so far.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Pizzas and a Little Men's Activity

This morning (Friday morning, which is actually yesterday morning now) in Credo we made pizzas for lunch.

I am also eating pizza now, because I was hungry when I got home from work, and was going to eat one of the left-over pizzas. But they were all gone. But I went and bought one.
After lunch the Credo Women's Group were doing some mosaicing, so Luke, me, Ben, Dave, Woodsy, Nigel, Koos and Isabella decided that we would have a Little Men's Activity. (That means a game of Rusk.)

The game ended when Raylene came down from level eight with Grendelyn, and Grendelyn ran across the map, scattering all our soldiers.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Tomsy's always been told not to put bags over his head, but of course he doesn't listen.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Beans a la monde

This morning, in Credo, I made a very special lunch just for Uncle Smithamsy.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Lowenna's baptistm

Went to Lowenna's baptism this afternoon, at the Dancing Dog in Footscray. It was really crowded again, but this time there were heaps of little kids, and it was really nice having them really involved in the gathering.
I took this photo afterwards, of Marcus and Rachel with Lowenna, Perran and Ewan; and Chris and Katherine (Lowenna's god-parents) with Xavier:

A few years ago I wouldn't have been very into kids getting baptised, because of the idea that kids should decide for themselves if they want to get baptised. I think I'm more okay with it now because I see faith as a bit more of a collective thing, rather than an entirely individual thing.
(Feel free to share your thoughts on infant baptism in the comments, if you like.)


Just gotten back from Ben's house and duck warming.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

50 TVs

Apparently we have 50 TVs arriving this morning, from one of our neighbours. We'd been offered 100, and I'd said I'd take ten, and Mark had said he'd take eight. We should be able to get rid of the rest. I think I should be able to build a free standing wall out of TVs now.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

'Dead Man Rising' in Bendigo

Here's some pics Dave Fagg took at the Bendigo version of 'Dead Man Rising', which I missed:

Keeping the peace

Early this morning there was a pretty full-on incident in the laneway, where two people were fighting and we had to call the police because there wasn't a lot we could do. When the police arrived we weren't too happy with how the police responded either. We hadn't had much interaction with the police for a while, so we've decided to go back over this little booklet from Victoria Legal Aid, which is about what rights people have when dealing with police in Victoria:

When we were debriefing the incident today, Ray mentioned that last year Ali used to go and meditate in the laneway after bad stuff happened there. So I went and lit a candle in the spot where the fight happened, and prayed there for a while.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Beetroot Bolognaise

This morning we cooked Beetroot Bolognaise for lunch.

Monday, April 16, 2007


I've just been over at 614 (The Salvos) to see what's going on there at the moment. We've been visiting some of the different welfare oragnisations so that we know a bit about what they're up to, and can tell people who come to Credo about what's going on at different places and stuff.
Hung out with this elderly guy who I've been getting to know at Credo recently, and he gave me a Greek Easter egg, which is a boiled egg that's been coloured with food dye. He said that at the Greek Orthodox church they eat it on Easter Sunday, when Christ has risen. I'm not sure if it'd be still good to eat though, if it was cooked at Easter. I dunno, maybe the shell would keep it okay?

Also talked a bit to a guy who was there for the Alcoholics Anonymous group that meets there after lunch.

Friday, April 13, 2007

This afternoon we're making stock to use in Credo.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Mark fixed The Old Red Couch.
Also, I'm not throwing up anymore, but still feeling sick a lot of the time, even though I'm actually pretty hungry. Luke's had pretty much the same symptoms since Sunday as well.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

'Questions for penal substitution'

Simon's done a post about some stuff that I've also been wondering about for a lot of my life as a Christian, but particularly over the last year. Read it here.
(In case you're wondering, penal substitution is the idea that God wouldn't or couldn't forgive human beings of their sin unless Jesus died.)

Monday, April 09, 2007

I don't like Mondays

'Dead Man Rising' is currently on in Bendigo, but I'm actually back in Melbourne. I've been throwing up for most of the day, haven't even been able to keep water down, so this afternoon I caught the train back home. Trav says that Bendigo tends to have that effect on people.
I'm feeling a fair bit better now, and had some juice, and that doesn't seem to have made me worse, but I don't know if I want to risk eating anything.
And it looks like I can have a day off tomorrow.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

'Dead Man Rising' in Footscray

Spent yesterday afternoon setting up 'Dead Man Rising' at the Dancing Dog with Marcus, Talitha, Minh and Long.

We were up till about one o'clock this morning working out how to explain all the different stations and stuff, and printing and folding and cutting the little station take-away explanations and stuff.
We were back at the Dancing Dog at about 7:30 this morning to finish everything off. I reckon at least 60 people showed up to interact with the installation. John Jensen had already blogged a reponse before we started packing up. Read it here. I can't really be bothered writing about it right now, having hardly had any sleep the last four nights. I just wanted to put some pictures up:

At about 10:30 we started packing everything back into the Urban Seed van, to take it up to Bendigo (where we are now).

We'll be doing the same thing at St Matt's in Long Gully at 7:30 tomorrow night.