Saturday, June 30, 2007

What Kind of Dessert Am I?

I'm not sure I agree with the outcome, but still ... I do love dessert.

You Are Smores

Unusual and unconventional, you make your strange ways work for you.
You've got personality - no one's denying that!

Odds and Ends

Alec noticed this guy on the train - he does look like he has a smiley face on the back of his head, right?

Later that night at Sebastian's Bucks Party...

Duff-man sends his wife a surreptitious text message. Does he look sneaky? Yes, he does.

Calman leans in to make out with Seb. Save it for the bedroom guys.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Flame On!

A hectic day today. An early morning climb with Mel, Vanessa's baby shower, dropping by to see Mum and Dad, then dinner and the new Fantastic 4 movie, Rise of the Silver Surfer, with Alec.

I love superhero movies - with the exception of Spider-Man (I don't like emo superheroes. How can they save me if they're having a cry?). I thought the first Fantastic 4 movie was pretty average, but I really enjoyed this one. Maybe it was some much needed escapism. Whatever. I still enjoyed it immensely.

I do however have a problem with Jessica Alba having blonde hair and blue eyes. What the? If they want someone fitting that description, why don't they hire one of the many blonde hair, blue-eyed actresses loitering around Hollywood and give them the role instead of making a dark girl blonde? So unnatural-looking.

Out of all the powers, I would like to be the human torch - getting to fly and controlling fire. In case of an apocalypse, I'd be fully sorted.

Make A Wish Charity Ball

The Make A Wish Ball as held at Luna Park this year.

Some pics of me looking fancy with Shaden.

The Ken Duncan picture I won in the auction. Alec and my first piece of valuable art for the apartment. We are officially DINKs - WTF comes up with these stupid acronyms?

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Fabulous Saturday

The sun came out and I had one of those really rare, wonderful days.

Alec and I went to brunch at our favourite Chatswood cafe. I then met up with Shelley and went shopping. Lastly was the Make-A-Wish charity ball. Why can't I have more days like this?

The "Chatswood Express" plus tomato.

Alec and I capture the moment.

All dressed up with a ball to go to!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Sleepy Puppy

Gratuitous cute shots of little Buffy. Her snoring could be heard over a conference call with work.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Lazy Sunday

Alec and I attempted to see the 3:05pm session of As It Is In Heaven in Roseville, but were thwarted by a massive line of people who obviously had the same idea that we did.

Instead we went to Chatswood BBQ Kitchen for some Chinese. Alec hates it when I take random photos of him. Too bad. Suck it up, bitch!

We then went home to watch Finding Nemo. I love that movie. "Mine, mine, mine, mine!" Ha ha ha ha :)

Ocean's 13

Alec and I braved Westfield's Liverpool to see Ocean's 13 last night. I loved the first Ocean's movie, but wasn't sold on the sequel. Nonetheless, in the greater (south) west, there is a shortage of good movies on, so Ocean's 13 it was.

It was actually a lot of fun. I do love Brad Pitt (the holder he gets, the hotter he is. How does that work?) and I find George Clooney charming. I was pleasantly surprised by Matt Damon as well - he has a few scenes with a fabulous fake nose that is hysterical.

A very pleasant way to spend a few hours on a rainy day. I'd just advise not seeing it in Liverpool!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

From Baghdad With Love

I just finished reading this book, about a US marine who befriends a stray puppy while on deployment in Baghdad, and his fight to save the puppy's life.

While set against a background of war, the core story is about the friendship between the puppy and the marine, and how saving the puppy becomes a symbol of saving the humanity of the marine and his numerous friends who also risk their lives to save this one puppy.

The book gives some really interesting history on how the army trains its soldiers to be able to kill other humans and the rules they live by that are supposed to help them be able to perform their jobs. One of the major rules is no pets while on deployment. So for these marines, some of whom, like the author, see them selves solely as marines, to break these rules is a major deal.

The puppy and the compassion they show for him show that at core, you can never fully train the humanity out of a person. And that can only be a good thing.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Weekend Washout

The girls and I spent the long weekend in Chatswood at the apartment. Puppies + apartment + heavy rain = an exhausting weekend.

Thanks Alec for your patience :)

The girls take in the posh North Shore.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Shrek 3

Alec and I saw Shrek 3 today at Liverpool, where they have recently started to have allocated seats. Usually I would ignore the allocation and sit wherever I pleased, but the cinema was looking like it was going to fill, so I obliged. I need to say right now that I am not a fan of allocated movie seats.

Anyway, on to the movie. I love the Shrek films, and number three didn't disappoint me. It had the same fun characters from the previous films, with some added bonuses - all of the famous princesses were in attendance as seen in the pic. Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel and Beauty.

I love the mashing together of multiple fairytales and legends, such as the new characters from the King Arther legend, as well as the way they turned typical fairytales upside down. For example, the princesses save themselves instead of waiting to be saved. Girl power, fairytale-style.

Cutest new characters: The baby dragon x donkeys (disturbing but so cute I want one).
Funniest moment: The three little pigs doing sausage rolls.