It’s good to be slowly getting back into blogging. As I’ve stated in my previous posts, I’ve been snowed under with work and all other spare time I have had I have been using it to relax. I have been relaxing by watching television, watching movies, eating and shopping! I haven’t been doing anything too riveting but I thought that I would show you with some of the stuff I have purchased this week.
I bought new perfume called Wish by Chopard. It is a parfum that has a very rich vanilla, caramel and sandalwood smell that is overlaid with a light sent of fruit and florals. And of course, being a sucker for packaging I was in love with the bottle as soon as I saw it.
I have started getting sick of lugging around a monstrous hard drive so I decided to buy a tiny 1TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive. It is so nice and light and weighs about one tenth of my other hard drives.
Here are some additional purchases that I couldn’t resist but take photos of. He bought an adjustable mouse that is aesthetically mind boggling.
This is mechanical keyboard that has no markings on the keys. It is fantastic to use (if you can touch type that is).
It’s good to be getting back into blogging. Hopefully I will have some swoon worthy posts for you soon!
I am still on my blogging hiatus but I thought that I should show you a little something that has been keeping me going for these past few weeks.
That’s right, COFFEE (CAWFEE)! I thought I had rid myself of coffee fueled days when I had finished university but that is clearly not the case. Now I have money to actually buy (more) coffee since I’m not a poor uni student anymore.
You should also know that I generally have my cawfee with malk…
Don’t worry I’ve also been mixing it up buy drinking delicious loose leaf tea (from my favourite local tea store, The Tea Centre) and energy drinks.
That is all for now. *Eye twitches while I sip on coffee*
I’m not going to lie, this week has been a busy week. Me not posting at all this week is a pretty good indication of how busy I’ve been. This week worked (both at my full-time job and for my dad), saw The Dandy Warhols with a colleague, went to a Mexican themed 21st birthday party, watched a few movies and caught up on some TV shows. Here are my thoughts on this week’s events:
I also went shopping and bought a new pair of Melissa shoes. I think this is my seventh pair?
I believe that I will be going on a brief blogging hiatus until I can get all of the work that I currently on my plate done. Ciao!
As promised here is a photo of my desk at work. My shelf features a mirror tile, an antler (yes a real one) and a Wolverine bobble head. My desk features the letters I bought from Typo, a pen holder and three different brands of spearmint mint tins (I have been trying to start a collection). There’s not really much to my desk. I have tired to inject it with a bit of personality while keeping it minimal and clean.
The colleague who sits next to me like to add commentary to my decorations. He has added a speech bubble fashioned out of a Post-it note that says “Charlie bit me!!!” (in reference to this video). He also printed the word “MAD” onto a piece of paper and stuck it to the bottom of this shelf (as if I haven’t heard that one before!). I sometimes also find that my letters get rearranged when I step away from my desk…
This week I went shopping, to a burlesque/store event at Honey Birdette and to a couple birthday parties.
While I was out shopping I managed to buy 3 giant letters from Typo. There were so many things I could have spelled but I decided to go conservative and just stick with my name. I think that I will use these letters to decorate my desk at work.
I thought that these giant letters would go well on my white work desk and my Eco Cup (pictured below), mirror, deer antler and Wolverine bobble head doll. Next week I will definitely have photos of my desk at work up.
One of the parties I went to was Tash’s birthday party. It was at a Japanese restaurant called Sono. The place was well furnished and had good atmospherics.
That night, I met and talked to some great people. We had very ‘interesting’ conversations and shared lots of laughs. As the evening unfolded, we had all ordered our food and had acknowledged that our food would not all come at the same time. So of course me being the luckiest person in the world, managed to get my food 15 to 20 minutes after the second last person to get their food (I was lucky last!). By the time my unagi kabayaki had arrived, my rice was cold (I got them to reheat it/get me new rice of course). This made me sad. The food however, was very tasty and well cooked.
For dessert I ordered a flaming Mt Fuji. Jonesy had the same dessert (the photos below are courtesy of Jonesy) and he described it fairly accurately. He said that it is, “A rather amazing dessert, with a sponge base topped with a scoop of sesame ice-cream then covered in meringue. On top of that, flaming liquor is poured on top to create a fiery effect.” Yes, the flaming dessert was delicious. I also managed to grab a bite of Bec’s cherry blossom mousse, that too was delicious. It was fluffy and light and had a light cherry flavour. I guess that’s why they are called cherry blossoms.
Overall this week has been a good week. Now for some sleep! I have work in the morning.
It has been yet another crazy week. This week however, was different from most weeks. This week, the Eurovision semi finals and finals were televised on SBS!
To celebrate the finals of Eurovision, KL Fair and I decided the throw a party.The basic dress code? Sequins, leather and metallics! Or you know, whatever European country you wanted to dress like. I managed to wear sequins and leather while KL dressed as Greece. Anyway, here is how the evening unfolded…
I bought some supplies and drove to KL’s place. One of the things on the menu was cobb loaf dip. As you can see I bought two cobb loaves. KL and I toiled away in the kitchen, did our makeup and the like until people started to filter in. People were filtering in and out all night.
I could have taken out the red eye but I decided against it. Seriously KL looks so much more evil (I believe on the night I described her as ‘demonic’).
I know that this is a blurry photo but KL’s face was just too amusing for me not to post it.
Big teeth, sleepy eyes and ARM.
There were some signature dance moves that night. There was Spain with their crazy ‘hello’ arm waving. Then there was Serbia and their excited shimmy. And of course, our favourite move was Germany’s Lena’s (last year’s winner) awkward ‘come hither’ gesture. Below is KL and I replicating that very gesture.
Lots of crazy things happened that night…
I believe Serbia were on when I took this photo.
Death stared by a 17 year old (Lynette) and ogled by Tina Belcher from Bob’s Burgers (Felise, please don’t kill me for saying that).
KL suddenly turned into Sweden!
And the night came to a close with a lovely photo of KL and I.
Overall twas a fun evening. All of you who bailed last minute missed out on some awesome company, delicious food, crazy dancing/impersonating and lots of laughter.
This week I have been settling down at my new desk at work (photos of my desktop decorations shall be featured in next week’s General Curiosities). I also got my boat license, personal water craft (jet ski) license and Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation.
In short, my dad and I spent our entire Sunday at South Port Yacht Club with getting our licenses. Basically, we had to do 64 multiple choice questions and a practical test for our boat licenses and 31 multiple choice questions and a practical test for our jet ski licenses.
For those of you who are wondering why I wanted to get my boat license, the answer is quite simple. Growing up I have been exposed to boating and fishing (and in a recent trip to Bali, jet skiing) and have always thought it would be handy to get a boat license. Although I appear to be a very indoors orientated person, I actually really enjoy the outdoors (especially when water is involved).
Out on the boat looking back towards the mainland.
Dad managed to get a photo of me intensely concentrating on beaching and reversing the boat.
Now, to buy a boat (or a jet ski)…
This week has been full of work, moving offices (well levels/floors in the same office building) and parties.
It was my friend Tristan’s birthday. He got a new Harinezumi 2+++ camera (courtesy of Tristan’s lovely girlfriend Michelle) and decided to go nuts with it.
Me being cool and blue.
Here is an animated GIF of my Friday night antics.
Then on Saturday I went to Nel’s birthday. She just got a new camera for her birthday too! It was really neat because you could enable a little screen on the front for portraits/self portraits. Everyone seems to be getting new cameras… I think I need to get a new one too.
In the photo below it is clear that (left to right) me, Nel and Marilyne are totally laughing at you.
Nel being super creepy with one of the presents I gave her.
On Sunday I went for a picnic/barbeque with my family at Wivenhoe Dam.
This week has been a nice and relaxing week. I can’t wait to see what next week will bring!
In the week leading up to Thor KL Fair and I have been a lot cracking Thor puns/jokes (e.g. “I found the movie THOR-some”, “Forsooth! It is hammer time!” “Consider yourself THORed”). Below is a photo of KL and I and our super trendy 3D glasses.
On Saturday we went to the Gallery of Modern Art to catch the 21st Century: Art in the First Decade exhibition before it closed. So KL and I made a voyage over the Kurilpa (Pick-Up Sticks) Bridge to South Bank. It is a bit of an eyesore when you look at it from the outside but kind of cool from the inside.
When we were outside of the gallery we were greeted by this lovely queue. We were standing there for 10 minutes until we realised that it was the queue to get free ice-cream. The ice-cream was a work in the exhibition.
In the gallery we found a lot of carbon paper…
… and a lot of plastic bags.
We even decided to go for a swim.
Right. Time to get out of the pool.
Can you spot me?
Ever wondered what I would look like as a woodland creature? Well wonder no more!
This was one of our favourite exhibits. It was titled Internet Memes. Tom Cruise is totally sucking on KL’s finger.
I never thought I’d ever see a vegetarian sell such meaty looking sausages.
We decided to take an epic journey from the gallery to find food. For dessert we ended up in Max Brenner. I’ve never noticed this before but the two kids below have got to be the most disturbing kids EVER. It didn’t help that KL was telling me that they are brother and sister.
Our chocolate brownie sundae pre crunchy chocolate balls and melted chocolate.
When we headed back to the museum I found myself drawn to the shininess of this work. Clearly I am a magpie.
In the center of all of the balls there was a giant black box. Being as mysterious as it was, we just had to go in! When we stepped inside we were in awe. It felt like we were in a never ending abyss of glowing lights (yes, that is my dress glowing blue).
Olfaur Eliasson’s Cubic Structural Evolution Project was spectacular. I wonder how many pieces of white Lego was used.
And that concludes my week! Happy chocolate eating!