Saturday, 31 August 2013

It's totally lame that I've spent the last two nights sewing cushion covers (x2) and a draft stopper (x1), right? RIGHT?  Anyway. I don't care. I'm on a living-room-makeover roll.  Next weekend I'm going to buy PAINT!!

Friday, 30 August 2013

Heeeey, Brother.*

Now I need to learn to sew more than cushion covers. 




* Said in the style of Buster Bluth

Thursday, 29 August 2013

I've been off Facebook for a whole week already and don't miss it in the slightest.*



*My Twitter-ing may have increased slightly to compensate, however... I mean, c'mon, I can't go totally Amish. I need some social media in my life.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Got my allocated spot for volunteering at a polling booth on Election Day on behalf of The Greens.  The local kinder which always puts on the most kick-ass Election Day sausage sizzle - boooyah!!! 

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Awesome night out at the theatre watching a mate strut his stuff in an hilarious Shakespeare. Nice one H. 

Monday, 26 August 2013

A last-minute free ticket to MTC's The Cherry Orchard... whilst it didn't blow my socks off, it raised some really awesome discussions post-show and gave me a chance to catch up with some awesome mates.  Happy Monday.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Brunch with an old friend, followed by a stroll around the shops, followed by an afternoon movie chuckle... I like these kind of Sundays.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Two days ago I thought I'd lost this (which I've worn almost every day for the last 14 years): 




I'd turned my house upside-down searching for it and was utterly devastated.

Luckily, it turned up this morning... hiding on the cover of this:



Phew.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Nothing makes me feel more treasured than receiving (two) emails from (two) lovely friends on opposite sides of the world, (both) with the subject line: "Love You".

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Life refocus, step one: Deactivating Facebook.

Happiness Project 'Moment of Happiness' daily email received a few minutes after hitting the 'deactivate account' button:


“A state of affairs which leads to daily vexation is not the right state."
- Goethe


I'd say that's about right.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

I'd forgotten how nice it is to work in a job where there are no customers; easy-going, appreciative colleagues; and an interesting workload. Fingers crossed it grows into more than a one-day-per-week thing! 

Monday, 19 August 2013

Rooftop Art Exhibitions are all well and good in summer, but a damn cold place to spend an evening in winter - even with outdoor heaters about the place. Brrrrrr.   

Sunday, 18 August 2013

A lovely catch up with an old Sydney mate, seeing Joss Whedon's brilliant version of Much Ado About Nothing. The perfect Sunday treat.


(Also, happy "would've been your 77th" birthday, Daddy. Miss you every day.)

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Saturday night. A bar in Brunswick Street. Arrested Development's "People Everyday" is playing.

Him: "You're probably too young to know this band... they were huge when I was about 14 - I have the album."

Me:  "Oh no, I was a fan.  I went to their concert. I was at UNIVERSITY."

Him:  "... ... ... ... ... ..."

Me:  *chuckles*

Friday, 16 August 2013

Stormy Friday nights are for staying in watching the footy. In my world at least.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Love my morning skype sessions with overseas mates... and my afternoon teas with local mates. Warm fuzzies on a global scale.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Well that was a most enjoyable evening with Professor Brian Cox. Of course, I still feel incredibly ignorant about physics in all its forms and could not for the life of me explain string theory to you, but I enjoyed listening to him nonetheless.

(The fact he was inspired to become a rockstar after seeing Duran Duran in concert probably helped sway my opinion somewhat...)

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

First day of a new job... always exhausting. In a good way though! 

Monday, 12 August 2013

"I made it to the rage phase"

Sloan Sabbith is awesome.

#TheNewsroom 

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Re-watching Bill Cunningham New York and falling in love with the city and his adorable eccentricities all over again. 

Saturday, 10 August 2013

A lazy Saturday day of reading and gardening - just what the doctor ordered.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Now that I'm in my forties, my tolerance for sub-standard theatre is about, ummmm... non-existent. The GBF and I Hot Shoe Shuffled off home at interval. Yowzers. 

Thursday, 8 August 2013

New haircut has inspired a thorough clear out of the beauty products cupboard.  Getting back to basics.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Rosacea + Laser = Woke up with a super puffy face this morning. Ugh.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Why is it that independent theatre is so often far superior to mainstream theatre?  Equus rivals anything I've seen on the mainstage in the last few years.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Really not looking forward to tomorrow's rosacea lasering... although this time I must remember to load up on painkillers beforehand.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Morning coffee with a visiting mate, followed by a stroll around the Monet exhibition and post-exhibition vinos with another mate. That's what I call a lovely Sunday.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

10pm on a Saturday is a pathetic time to be going to bed, but given I'm feeling absolutely rubbish, I don't care.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Phase 1 of Operation-New-Career confirmed today. Thankful. And excited! 

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Tax return = Book Depository = Happiness