On Friday night saw "Y Tu Mama Tambien" ("And your mother too"). Great stuff, highly recommended. A nice mix of humour, drama, sex, social commentary and gross jokes. (Glass of milk, anyone?)

On Saturday the phone rang. The caller ID said it was Josh & Cathy’s number. I presumed it would be Josh… loud, brash Josh…

I have this thing whereby I tend to talk in a similar fashion to the people I’m talking to. Especially when it’s one of my friends. Josh rings me up from time to time, generally opening with an extremely ocker-sounding "Yeah, g’day." So, how should I greet Josh?

So I pick up the phone. "Yo!!!"

"Uhh hi…. it’s" (shy, quiet) "Cathy here".


Cathy was ringing to check who was coming to her birthday dinner. When we got there, to be honest I thought I was going to burst out laughing when we were introduced to Karen and Darren from Bacchus Marsh… they were very nice, of course… but I’m not sure I would be brave enough to ever get hooked up with someone who had a name that was so similar to mine.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.