Archive for January, 2010


Friday, January 29th, 2010

I have just returned from a trip to the shops in search of food for the weekend. My boyfriend and I are heading south to Florida (it’s next to Miami!) to stay in his parents’ beach shack. Normally I would take this opportunity to complain about land developers’ decisions to name housing estates after American states/cities but I am currently stuck on another issue – the price of avocados.


They’re green. They’re high in delicious, healthy fats.  They also cost $3.60 each, which is about 90¢ per quarter. And it is highly likely that I will cut into it and discover that 50 old ladies have squeezed and hence bruised my avocado in the search for the perfect ripeness. It just doesn’t seem right to me.

I have no solution for this avocado conundrum and this is merely a gripe. I do plan on one day owning an avocado tree so that I can produce my own fruit. Except that seems hard and I don’t know anything about gardening so I will continue to fork out money to Mr Coles and Mr Woolworths until I do.

Zaumism #1

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Zaum like you’ve never Zaumed before.

And so it begins…

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

This has taken me a lot longer than I expected. I had hoped to have the official launch of Zaum at the beginning of January but things have happened and it is now a few weeks late. But hey… does it matter?

WELCOME TO ZAUM! My name is Jess Davies, and I will be your host for this evening.

Jess, the Zaumister

Hi. Yipes. Oh. CHEESE!

Zaum is my new project, business, adventure, leap of faith. Zaum is going to be my life for the next year and hopefully more as I attempt to become a world famous wordie. What do I have planned? What is Zaum and how do you pronounce it?

Learn more about Zaum from the wonder that is Wikipedia. I don’t know how to pronounce it, and I have decided it doesn’t matter. Pronounce it however you like, but I’m going with “Z-or-m”. I’m probably wrong. I’m waiting for a Russian Futurist to tell me.

Right, so, my plans. I’ll dot point them.

  1. Write an awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, tear-jerking, stomach-hurtingly-funny blog.
  2. Step into the world of Freelance Writing. I’ve had a look at some of my competitors and I think I’m in for a challenge. I’m hoping people will accept my slightly whacky ways and see them as good things. I am professional, I promise!
  3. Write brilliant books. Yes. I am going to publish a book by the end of the year… Gosh. I hadn’t actually announced that until just then so there’s a challenge. I had better write it on a sticky note so I remember.
  4. Learn how to sew. I was given a sewing machine for Christmas which currently sits on my desk looking ominous. I shall defeat the beast and make brilliant garments! HA HA! Take that, evil machine!
  5. Prepare myself to move to France in 2011. Oui, madames et monsieurs! Je vais en France en 2011! Alors…
  6. Learn French. Yes, I can speak/understand it relatively well, but you can always know more!

That’s about it really… The first month of Zaum has been exciting. I registered a business name, purchased a domain, applied for an ABN (still waiting…), opened a business bank account, started some projects, wrote some words, painted some walls, bought an in-tray… My business cards are still in production. My website is up and running although it still contains a few glitches and it isn’t as pretty as I hoped it would be. And now I have written my first blog entry. All that is left is to write my first Zaumism. Stay tuned kids…