Hi. um, my name is David. I live in Auchenflower, a surburb of Brisbane.
I guess I have a few “interests”.
Apart from eating as many black jelly beans I can find and writing lists of stuff to do – I listen to music, plus I write and play it a bit too. Although I am best at guitar, I am really trying to improve my drumming skills atm. And one day I hope to buy a piano only to be able to play “Hey Jude”. (In fact I am pretty sure the reason I started playing guitar was not so I could “play guitar” – it was just so I could play “Stairway to Heaven”, over and over and over. TRUE STORY)
I also ride my bike quite a bit. I commute and I train and I go on epic rides with my mates on the weekends. All told I ride well over 200ks a week and try to MASH most of the time. I can ride pretty hard, but I am yet to shave my legs or buy a Cervelo or wear stupid sunglasses. My riding buddies are some of the bestest people I have ever, ever known and it is so fucking amazing sharing these adventures with them.
I guess I like TV and film and books too. But I think these topics are so stupidly well-covered by blogs and other media so it’s a bit silly if I bother you all with that shit. But just occasionally I might surprise y’all.
I am also one of these pathetic souls that has really, really weird stuff happening to them. Like the time I got scratched by a bat and had to get 5 anti-rabies needles – 2 in my butt and 2 in my face. I have also forced Clive James to shake my hand only to realise why he was wasn’t so keen and then having to clinically sterilise my arm as best I could later.
There are also very simple but crazy stuff that happens to me like the time I saw this guy drop a notebook and I picked it up and caught up to him and handed it back and he said, quite appreciatively, “wow – you saved my life!” I like to think I literally had saved this guy’s life that day. But if channel 9 interviewed me I would insist I was no hero. Just doing what any reasonable person would do.
Maybe I will document this stuff later. 🙂