We shifted offices this afternoon so that the publisher could squeeze two more lad-oriented magazines onto the floor. Our new space is significantly cosier, with less panoramic views, but it's also more private - no snooping at the issue in progress, you rivals! - and the storage is better organised. Partly because we took with us all of the bookcases that weren't nailed down...hehehe. The move was so smoove, the editor let us clock off at 4.30pm.
I amscrayed to the Australian Museum to inspect the 2007 winners of the annual Shell Wildlife Photographer Of The Year comp. When I got there, it was 20 minutes until close of business, so the lady at the front desk waived the entry fee. I just managed to peep the final pic before the staff herded us towards the exits like sharks driving fish into the shallows (one of my fave photos, along with the near-invisible arctic fox, cathedral of beech trees, "Hawk And Passing Storm" and "Bear Glare"). On my way out, the money I'd saved was invested in a portfolio featuring annotated highlights of the exhibition. See the snaps, buy the booklet - you won't be disappointed on either count.
Watching: The "Yarennoka!" MMA event held in Tokyo this New Year's Eve gone. Extremely engrossing. The No. 1 heavyweight on Earth, Russia's Fedor Emilianenko, submitted Korean giant Hong-Man Choi, but not before his face copped a pounding.
Listening: "Take Cover" - Queensryche. A surprise find at JB Hi-Fi. Distinctive renditions of Pink Floyd's "Welcome To The Machine"; "Heaven On Their Minds" from the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar"; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's "Almost Cut My Hair"; Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth"; The O'Jays' "For The Love Of Money" (70s soul); Queen's "Innuendo"; Black Sabbath's "Neon Knights"; The Police's "Synchronicity II"; Peter Gabriel's "Red Rain"; Italian-language number "Odissea"; and U2's "Bullet The Blue Sky".
"Nanostray" status: 100% complete - as the credits roll, your ship zips about a Grand Canyon-esque setting.