Alec and I went to the Aroma coffee, chocolate and spice festival at the Rocks today. It rained and there were many many people, but we still managed to run into Jamie and Alice, and to have many coffees and chocolate thingys.
This is what being hyped up on coffeeeeeeee and chocolate shots looks like.
The RSPCA is my favourite charity, so it was great to be able to attend the RSPCA Paws For Celebration Ball this year with some fellow Googlers and eBay/Shopping.com-ers. Animal cruelty makes me so angry. The money raised from the ball is going towards starting an education program for youths to stop youth violence towards animals. I think the program is a great idea. I don’t understand how anyone could be cruel to an animal, and it obviously says a lot about the people who to the unspeakable things to defenseless animals and the type of person they are going to become in society.
Beverly and I dressed in our fancy frocks.
I thought this movie might be something about going clubbing. I thought it would be another dodgy Aussie movie. I was wrong. Clubland is one of the best Australian movies I’ve seen in a long time. A real family drama, the movie focuses on a dysfunctional family, including the matriarch, Jean, a British once-(semi)famous comedian trying to revive her dying career in clubs, and her son, Tim, a shy young man trying to find his own life outside the shadow of his over-domineering mother.
The tense and also tender family relationships really hit a nerve. We’ve all had moments where we think our family is the nuttiest, most impossible family that ever existed. I felt like mine was quite sane after watching this movie.
One of things I love about Australian movies is that when they get it right, boy do they get it right. Just like Murial’s Wedding, Clubland is touching, uncomfortable, warm, romantic, funny, painful and finally, joyful. Everything a good movie should be.
I love the musical RENT. I just found this on YouTube and it made me remember how awesome it is. Spread the RENT love people!
I wrote a blog post for the Official Google Blog that was posted live today. Woooo!
These are one of the pairs of ballet flats I bought on the weekend while with Bev. The others are soft black leather with cream piping and ribbons that tie around the ankle. They arrive in two weeks. I can’t wait!
The day didn’t go as planned. A trip to Kirribilli markets was a bit of a bust – we had French toast at a cafe that was dreadful, and the markets were full of miscellaneous crafty stuff rather than “art and design” as was advertised. I had then planned to take some arty photos of Luna Park, but down came the rain and home again we went.
I did however manage to get this one photo of Alec holding my pink umbrella for me while I took some photos so my camera wouldn’t get wet. Bless his cotton socks.
|Your Brain is Purple
Of all the brain types, yours is the most idealistic.
You tend to think wild, amazing thoughts. Your dreams and fantasies are intense.
Your thoughts are creative, inventive, and without boundaries.
You tend to spend a lot of time thinking of fictional people and places – or a very different life for yourself.
After many months of waiting, Alec and I saw Transformers this weekend. I didn’t have very high expectations of the movie, so was happy to come out of the movie wanting to see it again as soon as possible.
The CGI was fabulous – seamlessly integrated into the live action. The storyline was better than I had expected, and the writing was great – some really funny lines as well as some tributes to the original cartoon.
“I bought a car. Turned out to be an alien robot. Who knew?” Ha ha ha 🙂 Can’t wait to see it again.
I have started to go a bit crazy with my snappy cam, taking pictures in places like the movie cinema, as seen below.
I am totally hooked on IKEA. I am transforming our junk cupboard in the hall into a shoe cupboard a la Carrie Bradshaw. I find their food somewhat disturbing though.
IKEA “chocolate”. Yeah, suuuuure it is.
IKEA $1 hotdog. Is there actually any meat in there?
Don’t do it Alec!
Alec took me to Gould’s Bookstore in Newtown. HUGE!
Before Saturday brunch in Chatswood. Capturing the happy moment.
Pretty wattle blooms.
This blur of motion is Alec with out grocery shopping and my awesome new black leather boots.