red polka dots

I've been a bit absent lately, I know -- that's because we've moved! The past couple of weeks have been filled with nonstop working and packing, and finally everything's done. Well, just about... we're still waiting for internet, but we should be connected by the first of the month. I'm so excited to show you my new room, new house, and new neighborhood! :)

A few updates on my life lately:

I turned 21 a couple weeks ago and received some absolutely beautiful presents, which I'll be sharing on the blog soon. I've always felt disappointingly same-ish every birthday, but maybe because 21 is the last 'milestone' birthday, I do feel a little more mature. It's like I've accepted that I'm not a child anymore.

I also joined the (not very exclusive) iPhone club as a congrats-on-your-employment! gift to myself, and what was the first app I downloaded? Instagram, of course. :) I'm @notwithoutincident, and I'd love for you to follow along.

I've been working a lot these past few months, saving up for what's promising to be the holiday of a so-far lifetime. That's all I'm saying for the moment, I don't want to jinx it :)

Talk more later!


And so continues the summer of museums! This time we visited the Museum of Australian Currency Notes. A couple of inconveniently-timed moves earlier in my life meant that my formal education was completely devoid of Australian history, so this exhibit was especially helpful in filling in some of my knowledge gaps.

A few snaps of the exhibit...

black & blue

Angie took these at the train station coming back from IKEA. Haven't you heard -- that's where the cool kids hang out! Well, we're just in it for the meatballs. :)

With working around four days a week, I've gotten really used to not wearing bright lipstick on a regular basis, to the point where when I go to put it on, it feels weird and overdone. Which is for the best, I suppose, now that we're in the midst of summmer and I'd rather not have bright pink melting off my lips. Even so, I'm still taking time to get used to photos of me without my lipstick -- at the moment I feel like in these shots I look weird and underdone, ha. ;D

the justice & police museum

Woo, more museums! I seriously have about another few museum posts lined up, so sorry if you hate museums, ha, but there's going to be a copule more being posted.

The Justice & Police Museum was converted from an old jail/courthouse/police station, and tells the story of the Australian prison system during the last couple centuries. The pictures above are of a temporary exhibit of Australian celebrities painted in classic crime poses (ie. from vintage book covers and movie posters).

And below are Angie and I posing in the actual courthouse where they sentenced people.

Below, I'm wearing an Avocado cardigan, Zara top, American Apparel skirt, and Topshop loafer flats.

The Museum has an extensive database of information about convicts -- mugshots, what crime they committed, weapons, etc.

Below is us in an actual cell. I'm kind of hoping they had some sort of mattress, because that wooden bed thing was rough.

Some more pictures of the museum section.

The death mask of the (in)famous Pyjama Girl, a murder victim found in a set of Chinese silk pajamas.

The mask and muzzle-thing was a punishment for convicts who broke rules -- it was a way of dehumanizing you and heightening your anonymity so that others wouldn't empathize with you.

And a few last shots of us before we finished for the day...

happy 2013!