Thursday, October 26, 2006

The tallest Black Forest ever!


Well, the 21st of October was a very happy pseudo birthday indeed. My 30th celebrations were belated, but thanks to all who attended and made it a really special evening! I really appreciate having you all there (sorry about the crap speech at dinner). And thanks for all the coolest pressies!

All Smiles - Lisa, Ben, Susie & Paul

Me & Lloyd!

Sparkly Anne, Sophie, G & Jo

Vavoom - Mel, Danni & me

The Salsa class was awesome and everyone left with twinkly toes and a few smooth salsa moves under their belts. Thanks Corrie for giving everyone a taste and leaving them wanting more!

You can dip me any time!

Anne & Campbell looking professional!

Gideon & Sonia show us how it's done!

with Corrie
Getting dizzy now...
(Thanks MattT for the photo)

(photo c/o MattT)

Dinner was laid back and yum - the most stressful point of the night being attempts to cut up the 30cm tall blackforest cake! Huge thanks to Cath and Geoff for getting the cakes there in one piece - a feat indeed!

Where's the food?
Paul, Cath, Geoff, Beatriz, Brendan & Andrew

Amy, Monica, Peter, Jase, Chez, Aimee

Gideon, Sandra, Lee, Jane, Rachel, Nick, Jasmine & Marty

Me and the cake taller than me!
(Thanks G for the photo!)

Big hugs for all those who soldiered on and made it to Heist and danced all night to the point of injury! Hope you all had as fantastic a night as I did. :)

Love g

My next investment.... maybe...heheh.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

An Interesting week….


Last Wednesday we were lucky enough to see Little Miss Sunshine for free… here are my thoughts…

Little Miss Sunshine: 4.25/5

Cast: Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense), Greg Kinnear (As Good as it Gets), Steve Carrell (40 YO Virgin), Alan Arkin (Gattaca)

In a Nutshell: Charming look at what family can do to you – superbly written and perfectly acted. Brilliant.

Brief Synopsis: “Dysfunctional” family embark on a road trip to the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant, along the way they have to deal with each other and a few mishaps.

Dealing with some serious issues with both humour and sincerity, I laughed and chuckled my way through most of the movie. It is realistic, amusing and sensitive without being sappy. All of the main characters are absolutely delightful in their faults and eccentricities – from the self-help guru father, the son who has taken a vow of silence to the suicidal uncle and the daughter who wants to be Miss America. Do yourself a favour and take a look at this one.


One more – I finally saw…

Saw: 3.5/5 (Yeah, I know, I’m a bit slow)

Cast: Cary Elwes (Princess Bride), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapons), Leigh Whannell (movie reviews on the ABC’s Recovery!), Monica Potter (Boston Legal)

In a Nutshell: Some sick bastard must have written this stuff. Excellent plot, pretty good execution… pity about the acting in spots.

Brief Synopsis: Enjoyed this a lot more than I thought. It is gruesome, it is pretty sick and it revels in this. The storyline and the way everything is set up is original and fresh. The only thing I found a little disappointing was the acting, especially the further into the movie you get. Whannell is obviously a better writer than actor and Elwes should perhaps stick to spoof comedy…or maybe it was the dodgey makeup… no, it was the acting. Overall though, a well thought out and put together horror/thriller.


Hope to see you all on the 21st - prepared to be sparkled! Love g