friday foto fun

Yep, I done, done it again
Totally fell of the blogging wagon
Let me make it up to you guys by sharing a shit tonne of pics
That’ll work, right?

Queensland is not only one of the most spectacular states in Australia visually
It also happens to be where a lot of people we love more than our luggage, live

I’ve got cute cousins

Teenie tiny Aunties

Some of Dad’s fav peeps are here too
Like this man
Graeme Connors
One of Australia’s most gifted (and awarded) songwriters
And all-round top bloke

And I even made a new BFF on this trip
No, not Kane (the bloke standing next to me)
Although I totally grateful to him and the crew at Royce Music in Toowoomba
For my fantabulous new touring buddy
A totally wow sounding Taylor Mini
I haven’t named her yet
Any suggestions?
We’ve been busy with our 6 shows a week
But never too old busy to take backstage selfies before the show
And perfecting our DUCK FACE poses
That have somehow morphed into the perfect FUCK FACES as a resultIMG_9047
We had a night off for the big State Of Origin Game
Luckily, our family are mad Queensland supporters (for those that don’t know, it’s only ever played between N.S.W. & Queensland)IMG_9091
I didn’t rub it in at ALL when they won
Then, on our next day off, my sista from another mista
CACTISHA, came to visit
Can I get a fuck yes?!!
I first met Cactisha (not her real name….long L-O-N-G story) when I was a kid and she was Dad’s tour manager
We’ve stayed close since then, and try to catch up whenever we’re in the same part of the world
She’s gone on to be a bit of a megastar in the field of management and promotions
But we still manage to bring out the fucktard in her within a few hours of catching up

We had a great day out in Airlie Beach
If you’ve been there, you know how SPECCY that place is
Beautiful times a bazillionIMG_9178
Then it got messy
Well…SOME people got messy
Others chose to be the photographer of said messiness
*ahem*IMG_9211There are SO many photos
That I am going to save
For a rainy day
Or when I need to blackmail any of these numnuts
IMG_4779Because hooley dooley….
Were there some hangovers to be had…for some
For others, not so much
*ahem* again…IMG_4789
We’ve already made plans to do it all most of it again later in the yearIMG_9253
I might leave the camera at home for that one 😉IMG_9254
I even got to go in an infinity pool for the first time
It was bloody cold
But at least I can I’ve done it!
Yeah, I know….some people climb mountains or go abseiling
I like to try out pools and hotel beds
Adventurous? No.
Enjoyable? You betcha!
Every day, every drive….there’s really no such thing as average scenery in the whole state of Queensland
And after ANOTHER sold out night (tonight in Townsville)
There’s definitely no such thing as an average show in Queensland1075753_10151807232487495_1844579266_n
Bring on the last two shows!

dear jenny

Hi Jenny, We came to see you and your Dad last in Truro, as it was my husband’s birthday, he says that it was the best birthday preasent for two reasons; one, because he wanted to see your dad (big fan) and secondly, I suffer with depression, he would like to say A BIG THANK YOU to you and your dad, he say that seeing you has made me look at myself differently and that I don’t take things to heart so much, and I have start to laugh again and that is down to you, so a BIG THANK YOU from both of us.
A & S

Wow, thank you.
Depression is a motherfucker, believe me, I know
I also know that while humour is hard to find when you a suffering, if you CAN manage to find it, laughter TRULY is an amazing medicine.
So glad you found your ‘happy’ again xx

Hi Jenny, Hope you and family are well? Thought you would like to know, you told me the best medicine is laughter, that is very true. Thanks for that advice, I have now got my life back on track. Have started my own cleaning business, if I start to feel down, I put one of your CDs on and I just start laughing, best medicine you can buy. Thanks xx

Well, after having quite the sucky day myself, your message just turned it around.
I’d say we’re even! xx

what a corker cork!

Stick a fork in us
We are done!
I should probably say, stick a CORK in us, as our show there….the FINAL show of the WHOLE TOUR was in the fabulous city of CORK, here in Ireland

At the beautiful Cork Opera House
The venue for operas, all sorts of fancy schmancy shows
And us
Even the backstage mirror is all ornate-y

No, this doesn’t mean 4 = 1 = 5
It’s 4, 1
Not the 411
It’s 41
Forty One
As in, show number forty one!

And what a pearler is was
A room full of people that laughed loud and often
A crowd that gave us WAY more than we gave them Including the Blues Brothers
The fuck?
Is that like a hint for me to get my arse back home to Chicago?

This is here is the face of two happy kids
A bit tired
But so happy

And as a sure-fire sign that the tour is indeed over
My gig clothes have been binned
And before you say anything about the starving kids in Africa that I should have donated my tranny wardrobe to
I have been wearing this stuff forever. Like, EVERY night on this tour
It’s worn out. There’s holes in it
The bling has all fallen off
And it smells suspiciously like farts and donuts

It’s all probably still in the bin backstage if you REALLY want it
Don’t panic too much though. I kept the shoes
What do you think I am, a monster??

Hey Cork, big sloppy kisses and cuddles to all of you
Thank you!