Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Of rowdy teens, toga parties and badly-prepared chicken

It would seem that the parents of the family at number 28 have gone on holiday without their teenage children again, as their Rubbish Bin contained no fewer than 8 liquor bottles and a whole mess of empty cans. Their recycling also contained an empty case of Seagram's Gin (a rather expensive choice), which was the subject of much discussion amongst my fellow spotters before I came to the realisation that in the event of a teen party, one of-age individual would likely have been buying most, if not all of the drinks for the underage partygoers, which would equal quite a large number of beverages. The conclusion could then be drawn that the liquor store employee offered the use of the empty case to carry the drinks in.

Closer inspection also revealed a number of small, off-cut branches, leading to the conclusion that a hastily-arranged toga party was thrown, with the branches serving as makeshift olive-leaf crowns.

The rest of the walk was uneventful; the only other notable addition would be the whole, raw chicken inside a pizza box sighted in the rubbish of the house shared by a number of University students. The chicken was bone white, and horribly soft looking, as if someone had filled a chicken skin with pink jelly. Fifi put forward the only likely explanation, that they had purchased the chicken frozen, attempted to thaw it in the microwave, and either forgotten about it, or been so repulsed by it’s appearance afterwards, that they threw it out and got a pizza.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Trashspotting Brisbane


After pursuing the noble pastime of le miroir on my own for sometime due to the lack of a Local Council or even other enthusiasts in my area, I was inspired by Emeril L-G's Trashspotting blog to search for local members with whom to venture forth with come Bin Day, and my efforts paid off! Hence marks the formation (awaiting approval from Emeril) of the first Australian TS Council.

Our members currently number only four, but any interested parties in the Brisbane area should feel free to contact me through my Blogger account.