Monday, March 19, 2007

Photos, Cupcakes & Rain Storms (Oh My)

I've been wound up tight as a spring this morning; nasty yelling old people, a phone that won't stop ringing (2 calls backed up on hold... you're kidding right?), pissy workmates, residual tiredness from a weekend 'o fun and a prematurely empty coffee pot. Pfft.

I choose therefore to go to my Happy Place. Where rainbows arc over crystal waterfalls and powder blur unicorns gambol in the mist... and hot guys in square cut speedos sun themselves by limpid pools. Or something. So, in the spirit of work avoidance (and poor segues) that means it's weekend recap time! Yay! This may ramble as the phone is still bleating, but hopefully you'll hang in there.

It was a good one. I kicked it off on Friday as I've already mentioned, with birthday drinks for a friend and then a wander mit kamera around the harbour. It was a hot and sticky night, but lots of fun.

Prior to that I'd cut out of work early to go and have my first appointment with a new doctor. I finally got a firm diagnosis on the fact that I have a couple of overlapping medical conditions, which is why I've been feeling so crap for about 2-3 months. I know that sounds a bit obtuse, but the important thing is that ultimately it was positive and affirming experience, you see.

Saturday morning was warm and overcast, and I headed into the Botanical Gardens with a friend. I had hoped to see the lotus pond in bloom, but sadly it was not to be. I still had a nice time wandering the gardens and shot some lovely pics, which I'll post soon. I was a little disappointed to have missed the lotus blooms though, but there was still lots of other stuff in flower, and the ocassional bug to snap.



Saturday afternoon was also web-goddess's birthday bbq, and I had decided to get her a special treat. So after the Botanic Gardens I schlepped over to North Sydney, getting all red faced and sweaty in the process, to grab a dozen cupcakes for the party. I arrived at web-goddess's house just in time to miss a tropical style rain storm, one which turned the bbq into an indoor event. A fun afternoon and evening of eating (all the cheese you can eat!), laughing and playing trippy wii games ensued. FYI, that bubble matching game is weird y'all.

Jebus, we're only up to Saturday night so far. This is a marathon. I think I'm getting blogging fatigue...

Sunday. A more chilled out sort of day. Breakfast down the street in Newtown, getting some prints of my photos printed up for people who requested them (commissions, w00t!), book shopping, coffee with friends in the afternoon and more photo ninja stizz. I was supposed to have dinner (and a shag) Sunday evening, but frankly I just didn't have it in me. (Shut-up.) Some home cooked pasta, a bit of tv and early to bed.

And you?

9 comments:

Ur-spo said...

that is a lovely, peaceful photo, and it was good to hear you updates.

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks, ur-spo. I'm glad it looks peacefull, because my stress levels today are such that I'm ready to implode, or cry, or stamp my little feet! :) Aaaaaargh.

Looks can be deceiving! :)

Laubscher said...

Ugh, I feel your pain. I have a bad case of the Mondays too.

)@#(*$&! Now I have to watch Office Space again.

But cheer up. Tomorrow is Tuesday, and by Wednesday the week is allll downhill to the weekend.

Where's a good place to have breakfast in Newtown? I'm an Urban Bites or Anise fan, depending on which end of King Street I'm on.

The Other Andrew said...

Laubscher, "Barmuda" is a favourite of mine for brekkie in Newtown. Many of the cafes on the main strip are a bit tres ordinaire for breakfast. The potato stack and big breakfasts at Barmuda are great, the only downside is that the place is small and usually packed. Vargabar is good too, but same problem.

Tomorrow is Tuesday, tomorrow is Tuesday, tomorrow is Tuesday, tomorrow is Tuesday...

Whither Friday?...

Laubscher said...

You know, I've never been to Barmuda or Vargabar because they're always filled to the brim. I shall have to make a point of patronizing them some time.

Try Anise some time, if you're in the mood for somewhere new. Very nice big breakfast, and you can ask for brioche with it!

The Other Andrew said...

Mmmmm brioche.

Michael Guy said...

I hear you, Andrew. And just as a point of reference...how many deaths qualify as 'killing spree?' I wanna get it right the first time out.

I'm not even in the office yet and I already know today is a shit swirl Monday.

LOL: I just watched OFFICE SPACE over the weekend. "Corporate accounts payable...Nina speaking...please hold..."

Sounds like a divoon weekend; I'm jealous! You and the cupcakes...

yaniboy said...

Love love love love love love love love love the bug and bamboo pic!

The Other Andrew said...

MG, 'spree' is such a subjective word, non?

Yani, thanks! A bit blurry, but the light was really poor and I didn't want to spook it with a fill in flash.