Life on the info autobahn or a blog about taking a long time to achieve absolutely nothing

How long is it since I have sent a FEW HOURS on one project? Or read one book in one sitting. Or an entire TV programme or movie. Or one magazine. Or one newspaper. Back to front?

It gets to me every day, that I can never, ever, spend a whole lot of time doing one thing. To work on one project without the distraction of everything else. We have become a culture of short and sharp consumers. We soak up shots of info like they are a quick caffeine fix. Forget the detail, we just want to digest the headline followed by minimal words, thanks very much. Whether online, verbally or aurally, our minds dart from one subject to the next like lights on a pinball machine, never fixing on one train of thought, one notion, one idea or ideal. We sit at our computers ready for a day of work. We check Twitter (if it isn’t already being checked when it’s by the bed). We get caught up with a Twitter train of thought and weigh in on the debate. There’s an hour gone. We flip over to email and respond to questions that seem to have a sense of urgency when in fact they shouldn’t.
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Lawyers for Lara respond to the AFL investigation . . is this soap becoming more sudsy than a Warnie spa ?

This is a verbatim media release issued at 6.03pm Saturday evening and sent from the office of Lara Bingle's manager/agent, Max Markson. Fix yoursef a drink, or something...

"MEDIA RELEASE – LARA BINGLE’S LAWYERS RESPOND
• The Chief Executive of the AFL criticised us yesterday as Lara Bingle’s lawyers for being unco-operative with the AFL investigation into Brendan Fevola’s conduct.

• We have today sent the AFL two statutory declarations verifying Lara Bingle’s complaint.

• Since the AFL wants to conduct their investigation in public, we now call on the AFL to release to the public those statutory declarations, Brendan Fevola’s statement and the email correspondence with us since they started their so-called 'investigation'.
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Life on the info autobahn, or a blog about taking a long time to achieve absolutely nothing

How long is it since I have sent a FEW HOURS on one project? Or read one book in one sitting. Or an entire TV programme or movie. Or one magazine. Or one newspaper. Back to front?

It gets to me every day, that I can never, ever, spend a whole lot of time doing one thing. Working on one project without the distraction of everything else.
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The restaurant with more hats than Gai Waterhouse . . . a user's guide to the enigma of Tetsuya's

pic courtesy www.smh.com.au

According to its wiki entry, ‘Tetsuya’s is a restaurant in Sydney owned by Tetsuya Wakuda. Tetsuya’s cuisine is based on Australian, Japanese and classic French sensibilities, and makes use of Australia’s bountiful ingredients including Tasmanian Ocean Trout, which forms his signature dish. Tetsuya’s is housed in the former Suntory building in the centre of Sydney, which accounts for its Japanese design. This is the second restaurant under the same name, its predecessor in the late 1980s and into the 1990s having been in a terrace house of a style typical of the Sydney inner-western suburb of Rozelle. It is located on 529 Kent Street, Sydney.’
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So what's the fuss about all of these de-tox juice cleanses we keep reading about?

FOR some reason I have absolutely sailed through a 3-day, detox juice cleanse that I have been on since Sunday evening. I haven’t felt hungry once. No headaches. No mood swings. No deliberating about whether I will or won’t do something.

And I also found it easy to cook my son’s dinner and get his school lunches (read: bread, cheese and the occasional recess treat) without being tempted to grab some for myself. I have slept like a baby. Have been up early each day. But most importantly, I have this amazing clarity.

A clarity of mind that has even amazed me and assisted in cutting all the crap out of my mind. I guess it takes ridding your system of all that’ stuff’ we fill it with, whether too much fast food, sugar, carbs, alcohol and the list goes on, to feel really fantastic.
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