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     Friday, June 30, 2006


    Originally uploaded by smange_other.

    Fourplay rocks! I love them I love them I love them I love them. We scored a seat right at the very front and drooled the whole way through. The cello was insane to watch! They have bloody excellent taste in music.. and they sound fantastic!

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     Thursday, June 29, 2006

    Small change
    I've been listening to Small Change by Tom Waits (which I haven't really listened to before). There are some fucking excellent one-liners on the album but I can only remember a few at the moment and two of them are from the same song:

    "And the band is awful and so are the tunes"
    "And I'm getting harder than Chinese algebrassieres"

    "And I don't have a drinking problem, 'cept when I can't get a drink"

    Tom Waits Rocks!

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     Wednesday, June 28, 2006

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    Happy Birthday Karl!

    louisa and karl
    Originally uploaded by smange.

    Pic is of Louisa and Karl in drag at MIV. Heh!

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    Jason Standing's Birthday!

    Originally uploaded by smange.

    Happy Birthday Jason!!

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     Tuesday, June 27, 2006

    Tanya got a blog!
    For all you Tanya fans.. it's time to check out her New blog!

    I've been harassing her to start it all day in the hope she might be able to entertain me better at work. Maybe she can entertain you too.. you never know.

    So far so good!

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     Monday, June 26, 2006

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     Saturday, June 24, 2006

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     Friday, June 23, 2006

    Soccer Anyone?
    So, I was sitting on the bus being tired and grumpy along with the general mood of the bus (well, it was 7am you know) and these guys jump on the bus. One of tham is wearing an Australian flag as a cape and they're all screaming "Go Aussie!" "Yeah!" etc etc. The whole bus just looked at them blankly and then packed up laughing. Ah cool. Forgot about the soccer. We must have won. Yay, or something. These guys kept trying to get the bus cheering and stuff and everyone had gone back to being grumpy. Then they're like "That's okay guys. I mean I'd be depressed too if I had to go to work!". Yeah, thanks. That makes me feel better. Assholes!

    Then we get closer to town and we hear beeping and people yelling and cheering all over the place. It was surreal. Kind of cool. I love it when Adelaide goes mental. It's weird! Then we got to Rundle Street/Mall and saw a bloody parade of people coming up Rundle Street and heading for the mall. Oh my God! A 7:30am Street Party! Fucking Excellent!

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     Thursday, June 22, 2006

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    Crazy Cat Woman
    I am SO tired. Damien's neighbour is a crazy woman who knocked on the door at 3am asking for incense. Her cat had just pissed all over the house and she was trying desperately to cover up the smell.. but still. Crazy woman. I didn't really sleep much after that.

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    Braces Off!!
    I'm getting my braces off on the 18th September!! W00t!


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     Wednesday, June 21, 2006

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     Tuesday, June 20, 2006

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    Doo be doo
    Well, since I have just spent all day tagging stuff in delicious there will be a large link post tonight.. so I thought I'd write some shit just to break it up a bit. Okay, so there was another motive. I'm bored. Work is *really* dead today.

    I actually have some FREE TIME tonight. I'm kind of excited. I have to wonder how much stuff I'll get done. And what. I have a billion things I need to do at home on my computer (frustratingly enough, not anything I can do while I'm at work).

    Right. Have I bored you yet? I think that's my duty: to spread the boredom like a disease. Ner ner.


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     Monday, June 19, 2006

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    Sydney for Vanessa's wedding!
    Wow. My weekend in Sydney was awesome!

    Bruce and I jumped on a plane not long after I left work on Friday. We got picked up from the airport by Aunty Rhonda and Uncle Peter and driven a million miles away to their house. It was pretty late when we got there, so we had a few glasses of wine and chatted to the rellies for a bit before going splat.

    Saturday was the wedding. The family of the bride were the people we were staying with, so there was a lot of stress and worry. The wedding was at a local church. This was about the point where we noticed exactly how many people the other side of the family had coming. Out of the 250 people at the wedding there were 20 from Vanessa's mum's side (ie my lot), 30 people were from Vanessa's dad's side and all the rest were friends or Anthony's family. Wow. Huge family.

    There was a fair bit of time before the reception.. which was handy since we all had to get to Woollongong. These Sydney people don't mind a lot of driving, do they? Sheesh. Anyway, the reception was gorgeous. The view out over the beach was pretty awesome. The sun set as we had pre dinner drinks.. and then the party started. Dinner was pretty good, the drinks were plentiful, the bride looked gorgeous (that's her job) and the speeches were suitably silly. This was also possibly the most formal wedding I've ever been to. Scary!

    And after we'd eaten and drunk a suitable amount the dancing started. I ended up dancing for a while with some of my younger cousins (who completely wore me out - oh my god I am old!). Bruce and I were chatting to all of my cousin's friends and getting silly. Then the place kicked us out and we went back to Aunty Rhonda's. Well, we did after we got the mini bus started. :)

    Sunday was set aside for sight seeing. Bruce had a bit of a hangover, so we started late-ish. We went into town and walked around the base of the harbour bridge, went to some markets in the rocks and had a counter meal at some pub. Then we had gelati and caught the ferry over to Manly. We wandered about there through markets and a mall and stuff until we came to a surfing beach and stopped for coffee at a really funky cafe.. and then bolted back to catch the ferry back to Circular Quay so we wouldn't miss our plane.

    Handily enough, Mum and Andrew were on the same plane back from Sydney so we scored a lift back to Bruce's at the end of it all.

    Bloody huge weekend. :)

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     Saturday, June 17, 2006

    Vanessa and Anthony

    Vanessa and Anthony
    Originally uploaded by smange.

    Aw. They're so cute. These two gave all the wedding guests a cute photo of them together.

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     Friday, June 16, 2006

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    Vanessa is getting married!
    This weekend the first of my cousins is getting married! This is pretty freaky as I'm sure she's too young to get married (I mean, if I am then she is..). Heh. Anyway, scariest fo all is that Bruce gets to meet the extended family. *hopes he won't be scared off* Eeek!

    Also, at some point I will have to actually scan my tickets and retrospectively enter them and a review.. I have been rather slack. But recently I have seen LOTS of stuff. We saw Mandy Patinkin and Tripod and Einstein on the Beach and X-Men and The Omen and plays and musicals and all sorts.. and I really have to get those damn tickets up to remind me to write about them :) Aargh!

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     Thursday, June 15, 2006

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    Tripod Live!

    Originally uploaded by smange_other.

    Aw. I love these guys. There were moments when the whole audience was in tears.. but they have seen funnier days, though.

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     Wednesday, June 14, 2006

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    Happy Birthday Nat!

    Happy Birthday to Nat!!

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     Sunday, June 11, 2006

    Mandy Patinkin Masterclass

    Originally uploaded by smange_other.

    This man is awesome. He took four brilliant singers and made them even better. He had the Space theatre packed out with people desperately hanging on every word he said. Almost every singer and actor in Adelaide was there. Most of the cast of Seussical included. :)

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     Saturday, June 10, 2006

    Mandy Patinkin

    Originally uploaded by smange_other.

    Mesmerised for hours. The whole Festival Theatre. How can one man command so much attention? Pure genius.

    OMG and he said the line! Whee! And we got to shake his hand and get signatures! Wow!

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     Tuesday, June 06, 2006

    The Omen

    The Omen
    Originally uploaded by smange_other.

    6-6-6 So subtle.

    Well, other than the fact that it came out of 6-6-6 and the acting and style was more modern.. it had nothing over the original. A fairly pointless remake. Still good :)

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     Monday, June 05, 2006

    Happy Birthday Jayne!

    Happy Birthday Jayne!!

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     Saturday, June 03, 2006

    Of sneakiness and parties

    Last night was fantastic!! Bruce had absolutely no idea that he was not
    going out for a romantic dinner with me, but was in fact meeting fifty
    or so family and friends for a surprise birthday party. Tee hee. It was
    awesome. :)

    It looked like everyone was having a good time.. but, most importantly,
    Bruce had a great time. It's gone down in history as the best moment of
    his life. Sweet! Oscar has it all recorded as mpeg so I will be sharing
    that around later for everyone's amusement. *grin*

    I'm still bouncing off the walls feeling pretty proud of myself and
    Bruce is still grinning ear to ear. So, all in all things are great!

    I'm so glad I could do that for him. Bruce is most deserving of nice
    things happening to him and of many nice friends.. and last night proved
    that he was destined to have much of both. Yay! Thank you to everyone
    who turned up - and thank you to everyone who helped!

    I'm now sitting at work tired and worn out.. but so happy. Life is

    Edit: Bruce has now posted about it here :)

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     Friday, June 02, 2006

    Happy Birthday Bruce

    bruce 2
    Originally uploaded by smange.

    Happy Birthday to Bruce!!

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     Thursday, June 01, 2006

    Einstein on the Beach

    Originally uploaded by smange_other.

    One two three (tree) four five six seven eight..


    No, really. In a serious way this performance had it all. Dancers and some of Adelaide's best singers doing glass. And some brilliant sets! Amazing. SO worth every cent.

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