Thursday, 31 January 2013

Well that was a highly successful pyjama day. Slept in until 1pm, then lolled about doing sod-all and didn't even feel guilty about it!

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

As much as I loved Silver Linings Playbook and as much as I adore Jacki Weaver and her work and am thrilled that she's now in the big league; I am slightly confused as to how she can be nominated for an Oscar when she barely gets to speak an entire sentence for the duration of the movie. Surely you need at least one decent paragraph/soundbite for the ceremony?

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Home sweet home... and an extra 5 days off! Sleep-ins here I come!

Monday, 28 January 2013

I am in love.

With a puppy.

I wonder if I can get a dog?  Just a little one.  A Westie maybe?

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Django Unchained.  Sometimes it disturbs me how much I laugh at Tarantino's violence.  But something about it tickles me.  Does that make me a sicko?

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Having dinner with two of my Adelaide besties at a randomly-chosen pub in North Adelaide when I suddenly realise it's the same pub where I told them nearly 20 years earlier that I had quit my job, bought a round-world ticket and was getting the hell out, indefinitely.  Who knew then where I'd end up?!

Friday, 25 January 2013

No choice but to wear sandals due to the podiatrist chopping off the majority of my left toenail as I have a floating bone from an old fracture pushing up into the nail bed. At least the dressing covering it makes it look I've broken my toe and it's in plaster, which is far less gross than the manky quarter-nail look.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Three years of drama school put to excellent use when my dodgy ex-agent walks into the foyer where I'm working tonight... I was nice as pie and didn't even mention the thousands of dollars he once tried to diddle me out of (he didn't, thank god).

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Operation Decluttering Mater's continues... my patented "justify-why-you-should-keep-this-thirty-year-old-broken-thing" glare worked wonders on the back room.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Getting up at 3am was worth it...

Monday, 21 January 2013

Early to bed, early to rise... I gots me a Presidential inauguration to watch at 3am.

(When Hillary is inaugurated on Jan 20, 2017 I think I might have to actually pay another visit to DC)

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Brunch with Shell & JoB1 (and the offspring); a little bit of work; dinner with my Brutha and his peeps... not a bad way to spend a Sunday in Radelaide.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

I have awesome friends... who loan me their cars for the duration of my hometown trip, because they won't be using it. So lucky.

Friday, 18 January 2013

"Ladies and gentlemen, I'm just going to stop the tram here for a moment and turn off the interior lights so you can all get a good look at the stunning sunset in front of us." Adelaide tram driver, taking time to appreciate the little things. Love it.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Found one of my favourite childhood books at my mother's place... complete with my attempt at re-creating the drawing on the last page.



Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Over twenty years out of my childhood home and I'm still so useless at this grown-up malarkey that I'm arriving tomorrow with a suitcase full of dirty clothes, because I haven't had time (read: couldn't be arsed) to do any laundry.  (This is also a fine example of why I don't have children.  They'd be totally neglected and child services would have me up on charges.)

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

So many things I was "supposed" to do today, but instead I went to the Australian Open and spent a lovely, sunny afternoon wandering around watching tennis.  So what if I have to spend tomorrow playing catch up? You only live once (and your GBF won't be ticketing manager forever, so you may as well take advantage of his offer of a free pass!).

Monday, 14 January 2013

Greatest Golden Globes hosts. EVER.  Love these women.


Sunday, 13 January 2013

A sad day for the Australian theatre family... Bille was like the funny uncle who held up the bar with outrageous stories that would bring a grin to your face.  Rest in peace, lovely man.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Quite bizarre to be out with a group of guys who freely discuss "bucks weekend in Vegas" and "groomsmen will wear this type of suit" when they haven't even proposed to their girlfriends, let alone it a ring on their finger... role reversal, much?

Friday, 11 January 2013

Thought I had to work tomorrow and now I don't have to work tomorrow, so I can (OMG)... SLEEP IN!!!!

It's the little things...

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Jersey Boys for the *th time, followed by a lovely supper with my old drama school teacher and his partner at the European.  Life is good!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Going to the gym after work = GOOD
Coming home and eating a reasonably healthy salad for dinner = GOOD
Stuffing my face with chocolate treats made from the leftover Christmas candy canes, marshmallow and melted chocolate = BAD

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

The awesome KE + a home-made Mexican feast + booking our ACO tix for the year + watching the last two eps of Girls + fresh mango and lemon curd yoghurt + thought-provoking ladies' chat = the best Tuesday night I've had in ages.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Movie Ticket Radio really is the greatest thing to listen to while I'm cooking (or cleaning, or eating, or just hanging out).  I don't know how I've lived without it so long.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Nice to finally see Richard Armitage on a giant screen instead of my TV... between his sexy, smouldering swagger and Martin Freeman's adorable innocence and humour, I was totally won over by The Hobbit!  (I did somehow miss the fact it's in three parts, however, so the ending left me a bit baffled until my companion set me straight).

Saturday, 5 January 2013

My house is clean, the washing is done, my 2013 diary is personalised and I've finally started reading Dreams From My Father, which has been sitting on my coffee table for weeks. Today is a day to be grateful for the little things.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Friday night movies-at-home and mocktails with a just-returned-from-overseas friend is the best way to end a crazy work week.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Apparently someone at another ticketing company has decided my ticketing tales blog is "unprofessional" and is threatening to report me to my company.  Clearly they have some vendetta against me (I don't know why, but I have a strong suspicion who it is), however while I go through that blog with a fine tooth comb to ensure there's nothing that could get me into trouble, I've parked it, sparking a storm of protest from people I didn't even know read that blog!   There are some petty people in the world, that's for sure.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Back at pilates for the first time this year... feels good!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

First day of a new year and I spend it working. Hope this isn't a sign of things to come!