Friday, October 30, 2009
I am SO going to the beach this weekend!!!!!!!!!!
(note - I realise 78f isn't HOT - but when you're dressed up all warmly for a freezing cold air conditioned office - 78f + a black car = HOT!)
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
It was a LOVELY picnic - and amazing to be part of the first picnic ever on the Sydney Harbour Bridge!!
It was cool to see a bit more of the Opera House for free:)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
So I decided I'm going to try and focus on the positive instead - going to the gym means I have a dedicated time to read books! I am taking a break from novels right now, so I read 2 chapters about bear attacks while on the treadmill:) Weird - I know - but it is really interesting!
Tomorrow I will post the Breakfast on the Bridge photos!
Monday, October 26, 2009
'The man with the golden dim sum', 'Dr. No name prawns', 'Fish Finger' and 'Octopus-E'
Thursday, October 22, 2009
It took me nearly 2 hours to drive to work today because a van full of prisoner's crashed and backed up traffic for ages! I couldn't help thinking - I wonder if it's like in the movies - where the prisoners overpower the driver and get them to crash so they could escape! I have the feeling that is not the case as all, I just have been forced to watch too many action movies:)
It was 34 Celsius (98 Fahrenheit) yesterday - wow. We seem to be getting this freak super warm spring weather now & then, but today it's back to a normal for spring 20c (70f). I can't wait for the weather to properly warm up though - summer will be here soon - hooray!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Someone used a photo of a 'city in the US state of Minnesota' in a NSW (New South Wales) government advertisment. Click here to see the article.
What do you think - is it Minneapolis?
"Equally embarrassing was an admission it sourced images of a city in the US state of Minnesota for use in the campaign to boast about the Government's infrastructure investment - in NSW."
HA - that is too funny!
I love live music, but I'm not a fan of watching concerts on DVD. However, this ... was... amazing! The concert was FABULOUS and it was really fun to see it in 3D (especially when Bono reached out right to ME!)! We really enjoyed it - my foot was tapping throughout the entire thing and I kept feeling like I should stand up clap!
Monday, October 19, 2009
1. We finished watching Season 2 of Gossip Girl. We pretty much watched 2 seasons in a row, a couple each night, because Helen was kind enough to lend them to us. However, it was completely addicting, which meant that was all I wanted to do after work (i.e. my excuse to skip the gym....). Now I have no excuse, so back the gym I go!
2. I finished reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak last night. Wow. That was one of the best books I have read this year. So unusually written, such an interesting subject, and SO well put together - I absolutely loved it and highly recommend it! (don't read the review on that link though if you plan on reading the book - it totally ruins the ending!!)
Weekend pics to be posted soon:)
Friday, October 16, 2009
My main meal was a pulled pork sandwich, yummy bbq sauce, a pickle (proper dill which made me happy!) and shoestring fries - very nice! (but are you kidding me on the size of that bbq sauce serving though? Of course I had to ask for another one. I'd just prefer if they put a bottle of the stuff on the table so I can drown my sandwich AND fries in it!)
And how could I resist pumpkin pie for dessert! It was lovely, but why oh why did they make it with a crumb crust? It just tasted odd and kinda soggy! But the filling was lovely (even better reheated the next day.....)
Laura, Me & Megan
It was a lovely night - nice to catch up with friends. The food was good, but like Laura said, not quite as good as the real thing. I'd definitely go there again though. It's a cute little place - only 7 tables - so you HAVE to book - but it's totally worth it for a bit of USA soul food:)
Thursday, October 15, 2009
On the way to the theatre we saw this interesting 'art' in the middle of a roundabout
The crushed car with the harbour bridge in the background - quite striking I think!
The Opera House at night - on our walk back to our car.
The play - it was good. VERY long, and quite a depressing story line, but the acting was excellent and the stage/costumes/accents were great. We quite enjoyed it. Lovely to have a night at the theatre!
The only bummer of the evening was that we tried to go to an Italian restaurant Helen highly recommended, but they only let you book a table if you have 4 or more people, so we just showed up and it was packed - no room for us:( Oh well, next time we will just have to go earlier I guess. We did find another Italian place that was ok, but the guy got confused when Murray ordered an antipasto dish for his main, and instead brought that plus two mains when we had only ordered one. Oh well, it was a nice lasagna anyhow. Dessert was 'pancakes with bananas and chocolate sauce.' Every time I have had 'pancakes' outside of the US, as as dessert, it is like a crepe with something inside - so that's what we were expecting. The plate came out and it was actually 4 little American pancakes - for dessert!! Odd odd odd