Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Trivia at The Drunken Poet

Last night I joined Tash, her sister and their friends at The Drunken Poet for trivia night. It's a cute Irish pub across the street from the Vic Market. The questions over 8 rounds covered general knowledge, movies, music, sports, geography and celebrity faces. Our team did quite well and actually won the night! This may become a Tuesday night tradition.

Monday, March 12, 2007


Belinda and I went to the Moomba Parade today along Swanston Street. Moomba is a cultural festival along the Yarra River over the Labour Day weekend. Besides the parade they had rides, carnival booths, waterskiing, and other entertainment. The most amusing highlight of the day for me was the Code One Police Band performing the Black Eyed Peas "Pump It" (and they weren't that bad).

Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Whitlams

Last night I finally got to catch up with Natasha as she had a spare ticket to see The Whitlams play at the Corner Hotel. We ate dinner at Mexicali Rose in Richmond and chatted about what she has been up to since returning from London. Fingers crossed that Tash gets the job she has applied for since it would mean her working in the city. After eating we headed to the venue and sat through the opening acts before finding spot in the crowd for The Whitlams. Tash is a big fan, so you should read her review for all the details. It was a good concert and I was impressed with how tight the band played. The second encore finished just in time and we made the last tram back into the city. I'll have to dig out my two CDs of The Whitlams and give them a listen- it's been a while.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Helen O'Sullivan

My great-aunt Helen O'Sullivan passed away last Friday, March 2nd at the age of 92. Helen and her husband James (Jay-O) were the closest thing my brother and I had to grandparents growing up. Helen always remembered us around our birthdays and the holidays and would send cards with the greatest gift a kid could ever want- a check inside. I have fond memories of eating Thanksgiving Dinner at their house in Terra Linda and also going over there to visit. Helen always had See's Candies lollypops and Andes chocolate mints around for us to snack on- I'm sure my love of Andes started at her house. My condolences go out to Jim and Nancy and their son Tim. Rest in peace Helen.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Sydney Road Street Party

I spent my afternoon at the Sydney Road Street Party. I met up with Ruth and we stopped for some gozleme to eat on our way up to Victoria Street for the fashion parade. Ruth's friend Danielle joined us, and we enjoyed the fashions from Episode, Lulamae, and Frau Skill, among others. When the runway show ended we wandered back down Sydney Road and stopped at the various booths, performance stages, and shops. Thankfully the weather wasn't too hot, and there was a good turn out of people. We had a rest and chat at Kaleidoscope Cafe before hunting down some jam donuts and then heading for home.
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