Friday, 31 January 2014

Well, I was holding it together pretty well until this scene happened:

Then I got weepy.*

Best example of female friendship on a TV show, EVER.

Farewell Ann Perkins, you beautiful, tropical, chestnut-haired sunfish.

* And at the very end of the ep they hit me with this, which just finished me off completely. I was LITERALLY sobbing (farewell to you too, Chris Traeger).


Thursday, 30 January 2014

No bikini wearing for me this weekend... stomach covered in cupping marks!  Thanks, Dr L... not.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

If I bought all the books from all the authors I see on The Daily Show, I'd be (a) broke; and (b) even more of an insomniac. 

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Yay for friends returning from the States with goodies. Necessary goodies.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Dinner with an old mate from my London days... fourteen years is a long time between drinks, but neither of us appears to have changed much. Not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

The most misogynistic song of 2013 (which I won't even bother linking to because I loathe it so much) failed to even rate in Triple J's Hottest 100.  I am happy as a clam.

(Hey, how're those lines looking to you now, Robin Thicke?  Pretty clear, I'd say.)

Saturday, 25 January 2014

I think I'm becoming a (herbal) tea addict... current number of teas in my cupboard currently standing at fourteen.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Best episode of Parks and Rec for weeks. Haven't laughed so hard in AGES. 

"Tom put all my records into this rectangle..."

God I love you, Ron Swanson.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

"No coffee or alcohol for at least three weeks"

That's the phrase you don't want to hear from your acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner.


Wednesday, 22 January 2014

I love a good cliffhanger. Gets my imagination working overtime. Tonight's 'OMG-are-they-really-going-to?' provided by The Mindy Project was no exception.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Thinking of starting a new movie review show... starring my mother. Her scathing criticism on the casting choices of the various presidents in The Butler was hysterical. Apparently vagrants on the street would've been a better choice for LBJ than Liev Schreiber and the boy who sold her the ticket at the cinema box office looked more like JFK than James Marsden.

Oprah on the other hand... well. You couldn't shut LB up about how amazing she was.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Was actually excited to be returning to work today.

That's a novelty I haven't felt in a LONG time.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Last day of staycation. That five weeks went by pretty quick... and I got bugger-all on the to-do list achieved! At least I have a nice tan...

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Had no intention of buying ANYTHING today, yet somehow ended up with a new bike pump (50% off though, which was pretty good); a new pair of khakis for work (75% off - even better); and a new pair of glasses (completely covered by my health insurance, so cost me NADA!!).

Just as well I've picked up a little bit of extra work with the PNG peeps...

Friday, 17 January 2014

In honour of Reuben Kincaid, tonight's dinner was a West Coast Reuben sandwich at Yellow Bird in Prahran.


Thursday, 16 January 2014

Sometimes, the little things that don't work in a play don't matter in the overall scheme of things. Sometimes they do. Tonight's play? Well, the jury's still out.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Too hot to do ANYTHING today except stay indoors with the fan, some ice and the latest eps of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Mom, Trophy Wife and The Mindy Project. Oh and a little Masters of Sex for some, you know, variety.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Monday, 13 January 2014

The annual tradition of fajitas and Golden Globes watching with the SFAM* continues... and what fun we had.  I did apparently cause Andy Samberg to win best actor in a comedy after uttering (more or less) the following (as they were announcing):

"I still don't understand why HE'S nominated. But hey, wouldn't it be funny if he actually won? The other nominees are waaaaay more worthy - I can only imagine how pissed... OH. SHIT. Did they just say 'Andy Samberg'?!?!  Faaaarrrrrkkkkk.  Don Cheadle's gonna be ANGRY."

If only the same tactic had worked with Best Actress in a Motion Picture. I love Cate, but it should've been Emma.

*SFAM = Sister From Another Mister. My fellow Heavenly Creature, as her housemate refers to us as.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Home, slightly exhausted, in need of food and sleep after 4 full-on days in Auckland.

But first... Parks & Rec's 100th episode MUST be watched!

Saturday, 11 January 2014

I have a new standard for all future weddings I may be invited to (based on today's fabulous do):

1.  The walk back down the aisle at the end of the ceremony must be a choreographed dance routine incorporating the entire wedding party (today's was to Beyonce's 'Single Ladies', but any appropriately catchy number will do).

2.  Canapes at the reception must be served by drag queens.

3.  Said drag queens must then return to perform at the conclusion of the speeches.

I will accept nothing less.  Please and thank you.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Auckland is a lovely city, it really is. But by god is it expensive! $25 for a chicken salad at a pub?! Bonkers.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

So the bucks' (yes, plural - two blokes) night ended up with us all doing karaoke at a gay bar called Poof, which is just down the road from a restaurant named Snatch.

Oh how that tickled me.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Packing done. iPad uploaded with show to watch on flight. Dinner in the oven.

Alarm set for 4am... UGH.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

4 days without the TCM and my skin's protesting... just as well the delivery arrived today before I head off o/s.

Monday, 6 January 2014

So many treats today... coffee and art-creation at the NGV with the lovely KJG, followed by arriving home to treats in the mail (a brilliant thank you card from Pete W) and the most thoughtful Christmas gift from the lovely Debs in the UK.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

One of my most favourite pieces of music to write to...

Although the recording I have is a bit more pushy with the bass notes around the two minute mark.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Up at sparrow's to have farewell breakfast with friends returning to Sydney... so of course a midday nap was in order.


Friday, 3 January 2014

You know when you watch a movie and think (despite the fashion): "oh that's not that old - I remember loving that movie when it came out"; then you IMDB it and realise it was actually released 20 years ago and you have a minor conniption wondering where the hell the time's gone?  Speed is that movie for me.  What's worse is that this year, Keanu and Sandra both turn fifty.



Now I'm feeling my age.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Damn but I have incredibly generous friends.  This arrived in the mail today from my Blizzard of '96 partner in crime as a Christmas/thank you present for helping her daughter with a school project.

Sweet baby jebus. That there is one mighty pretty papaya and tan Coach.  I am a very lucky girl.


Wednesday, 1 January 2014

And so begins a new year... the fourth year of this blog. Well, technically the third full year, but even so. One line a day for two full and one half years and every indication that I'll reach the five year goal. Not too shabby really!