Monday, 28 February 2011

What a great year for lesbians!

I'm going to try my hand at this live-blogging thing. SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS. (everybody else, start reading from the bottom.)

I now have an insane insatiable desire to watch the Social Network, and a competing need to watch The Princess Diaries, because I am currently reading the book.

There's a fairly sweet performance of Somewhere Over the Rainbow from some young school kids from Staten Island. That's nice.

Steven Spielberg reminds us that many great films - such as Grapes of Wrath and the Graduate - did not win Best Picture. A beautiful montage is played to the sound of Firth's final speech and it is insanely fitting.

Oh God. I really can't decide who I want to win. Remember last year when we had filler nominations like Avatar and District 9, well this year, none of these films didn't belong here. If that makes sense. They're all just so amazing-

AND THE OSCAR GOES TO THE KING'S SPEECH!!!!!!!! 12 nominations, 4 wins (best screenplay, best director, best actor and best picture).

And the music starts before even two of them have finished...they're really trying to rush them! Only three got to speak! Gee thanks for letting them appreciate the moment Academy!

TBH, I'm not sure how I feel about this...I was sitting here trying to decide who I wanted to win (indecisive as always) and as soon as The King's Speech was announced I felt, well, disappointed. Don't get me wrong - I LOVED the film, who didn't? But I guess I just feel that films like Winters Bone (which never really stood a chance), True Grit, 127 Hours, The Fighter, The Black Swan are just better, and I'm trying to figure out why I think so. I think it's because as a cinematic experience goes, these films leave a lasting imprint about the human condition (and that's what truly great films are made of) - yes, The King's Speech obviously speaks to us (pun intended) in the same way, about resilience, doubt, family, and friendship but I guess those gritty, more intense, darker, morbid films leave more of an impression. The King's Speech (obviously more powerful because it's based on a true story) feels similar to when Slumdog won - the Academy loves a feel-good story because, yes, it makes you feel happy. The King's Speech renews your optimism in life. But I feel like a more complex film that challenges us and changes our perception (consider how the Black Swan has become a major talking point - no one comes out of that film feeling the same way as they went in) should be given the credit it deserves.

Anne's first stumble as she introduces Sandra Bullock. She says "hola" to Javier Bardem (Biutiful), asks Jeff Bridges to give someone else a chance to win Best Actor, tells Jesse Eisenberg she's waiting for his friend request on Facebook, waves at Colin Firth, the only man who could have done justice to such a story, and who could have performed it to the Queen's liking (he tries his very hardest not to look smug), and reminds James he's the number 1 reason kids get picked up late from school - their mothers are watching General Hospital. Damn he is looking FINE and HUMBLE.



COLIN FIRTH! King's Speech take the lead and ties with Inception at 3 Oscars each. Social Network falls behind with 2. It's a very close horse race everyone. Colin confesses "I have a feeling my career's just peaked." He struggles on the verge of tears, but manages not to spill. Bravo Colin, bravo.

Jeff Bridges pay a sincere compliment (with his beautiful gruff intonation) to each of the Best Actress nominations.

Annette Bening - The Kids Are Alright - god she was fantastic!
Nicole Kidman - Rabbit Hole - probably is her best and most tear-jerking performance to date
Jennifer Lawrence - Winters Bone - what an incredible, intense, awe-inspiring acting debut
Natalie Portman - Black Swan - this film is just too much for words. Natalie is just divine.
Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine - what a raw performance.

They're all mind-blowing - it really could be any of them!

But it's NATALIE PORTMAN - finally Black Swan wins!!!! And she gets the biggest cheer of all so far. LOOK SHE'S SO LOVELY AND PREGNANT. "This is insane!" She's weeping. Blame the hormones.

I notice that they don't DARE play any music over Natalie Portman while she's speaking.

Anyone else think Anne is looking a little cyborg - beautiful, but robotic - in her blue gown?

Hillary Swank introduces Kathryn Bigelow (the first woman to win Best Director!!) to announce the same award. Will this set the tone for Best Picture? ZOMG WHO WILL IT BE?



KS: 2
SN: 2
Inception: 3

Where's your money peeps?

Tom Hooper acknowledges the amazing work of his fellow nominees and the "triangle of man love that is Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth and me...Helena, I hope that comment doesn't make you too jealous." He talks about how his mother was invited to a preview of the yet-to-be-performed play The King's Speech - "the moral of the story is, listen to your mother."

Hurrah Annette Bening! Clearly channeling the Chrysler Buidling with the sparkling dress.

Celine Dion sings Smile - a tribute to those film giants who have sadly left us.

Halle Berry speaks movingly (looking stunning) about Lena Horne and the trailblazing way she's paved for all Hollywood to follow.

Anne looking her best in red. She's finding hard to keep a straight face with James's deadpan hilarity.

A H Rahman performing with Florence Welch!

The brother called. Missed the part where Gwyneth Paltrow sings. Randy Newman wins for Best Original Song.

The now not-so-surprise appearance of Billy Crystal. "Some things never change...the producers have told me we're running a little long, so here are the nominees for Best Picture." Another 1.5 hours to go before that bomb drops! Crystal talks about being inspired (and flipped off) by the great man. Too funny.

Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law have great repartee, and compete for the last laugh. Downey is dismissive of special effects geeks but Law reminds him if not for these guys, "your closest association to a superhero would have been in 2001, when you were busted in a cheap hotel room with a girl dressed as Batgirl." Downey is quick to correct - it wasn't cheap, the room cost $1,200, it was in 2000 and she was dressed as Wonder Woman. The behind-the-scenes sneak peak at the amazing computer effects in these films is incredible. Inception has GOT to have this one in the bag. Yes, yes they do.

Film editing - a category I could care less about - goes to the Social Network. Update:
SN: 2
Inception: 3

HARRY POTTER MUSICAL! Genius. ROFL. Toy Story, Social Network and Twilight (He Doesn't Have a Shirt - guess who THAT'S ABOUT) are all hilariously spoofed. Comedic highlight.

Anne Hathaway shimmies! Loving her gold dress (must say, bearing a striking resemblance to a certain someone else's rather fabulous 1920s ball dress...)

And it's Oprah, all sparkly, presenting the "best movie that did not let us escape" ie documentaries. Pretty sure I haven't seen any, so I'm out again.


Amy Adams and Jake Gyllanhaal looking pretty but awkward. I have not seen or heard of these documentaries so, (I know, shock horror!) no comment from me.

Apparently I should really see some of these live-action short films though! The winner comes onstage with a fabulous afro and opens with "I should have gotten a haircut." He must be really young - how cute!

Kevin Spacey asks what's your favourite movie song? Beauty and the Beast, My Heart Will Go On, As Time Goes By, Time of My Life, Footloose all get a mention. Let me ponder.

YAY more music playing! We Belong Together from Toy Story 3 is performed by the one and only Randy Newman - so fun and upbeat! I've always loved the Toy Story soundtracks.


Mandy Moore = totes babe. And Zach = totes dashing (but Zach, you probs sould have worn a jacket.)

Le sigh. Fangirl heaven :) Beautiful people should NOT be able to sing AND look like that. So unfair.

Oh hai Marissa Tomei! I don't think I've seen any of your films (although The Wrestler is on my list) but my, what a dress! Looking lovely, m'dear. She seems to be saying a lot of technical gobbledegook. Time to tune out and enjoy lunch.

But then Cate Blancett comes onstage! I have mixed feelings about her dress (even though it is pink). Haven't seen any of these films, and Cate agrees with me: "that's gross" (the Wolfman). I guess gross wins!

Costume design - should go to True Grit. What a set. But Alice in Wonderland wins, and Helena Bonham Carter seems confused about whether she should go up. Aw - the designer has written out her speech! Too cute.

ScarJo and MattMcC - two of my least favourite actors. They have a very not-funny conversation about sound, since they're presenting sound-mixing. How original of them. Love ScarJo's dress but not her hair. Looks like she just rolled out of bed and strolled on down. Thanks for the effort, Scar. Have only seen Inception, Social Network and True Grit in this category, hence don't really care. Time for lunch.

(But if you care, Inception won. Inception, Social Network and King's Speech now 1 each.)

And since I don't really understand the difference between that category and sound-editing, I'm not going to talk about that either. BUT INCEPTION TAKES THE LEAD WITH TWO OSCARS! I hope Inceptions gets its due recognition for GRAPHICS/SPECIAL FX since that (and the concept, obviously - UM HELLO WHERE IS THE BEST DIRECTOR NOMINATION?!) is where the brilliance lies.

A homage to the progress and development of "talkies" by "our" Nic and Hugh.

YES it's one of my favourite parts - where the orchestra performs - the theme from ET and Star Wars, to name a few.

In the running for Original Score - How to Train Your Dragon, The King's Speech, The Social Netowrk (HELLO ANDREW GARFIELD!!), 127 Hours (A R RAHMAN FTW AGAIN PLEASE), Inception (NO WAIT I LOVE HANS ZIMMER TOOOOOO).

Bom bom bom bom...

The Social Network! First win. Of how many?

TBH, I didn't really notice the score in The Social Network at all. Not sure I agree, but apparently the Academy doesn't consult me.

Reese Witherspoon presenting Best Supporting Acting. Christian Bale was JUST SUPERB in The Fighter, he or Geoffrey Rush deserve to win. John Hawkes scrubs up nice compared to his role in Winters Bone. I wish I'd seen the Town - I love Jeremy Renner. I previously had no respect for Mark Ruffalo, but after The Kids Are Alright, I have found newfound admiration for his previously-unknown acting skills. But Geoffrey Rush - Aussie ftw please Academy?


I suppose I'll be happy for Christian Bale, so long as The King's Speech gets other kudos. STILL can't decide who I want to win Best Picture.

Christian, I love you, but please shave. You bear a worrying resemblance to Joaquin Phoenix. "I'm not going to drop the F bomb like [Melissa] did - I've done that plenty of times before." And hey - it's so great to get some accolades for Micky.

Oh wow. Who thought Christian would cry? Aw.

ANNE HATHAWAY IN A SUIT!!!! And singing! And with a gorgeous high ponytail!

"On my own...because someone's a huge Jackass!
Won't say who...thought Australians were our Allies.
Turns out Down Under's kind of shady...not you Nicole
But someone who shall not be named [spotlight on Hugh Jackman.]
He stuck his (fake retractable) claws into my heart
when he left me on my own."

Pure comedic genius - but wait!! JAMES FRANCO AS MARILYN MONROE. IN A PINK DRESS. AND PEARLS. "The weird thing is I just got a text from Charlie Sheen." I can't decide who looks better.

Helen Mirren and Russel Brand. Wow. What a combination. Mirren speaks in French - Brand translates: "yo - my performance as a Queen was much more realistic than Colin Farrell's as a King."

Best foreign film - ashamed to say I haven't seen any of these. I'm not entirely certain if any of them came to Australia (not a reflection on the film - a sorry reflection on Australian cinema/audiences/myself).

Best original screenplay - Another Year (unknown), The Fighter (I hope so), Inception, The Kids Are Alright (WHAT a movie! Witty, smart, entertaining), The King's Speech - oh come this HAS to win!!! It's about stammering! It was funny and heart-warming!! COME ON!!!


"My father said to me I would be a late bloomer...I believe I am the oldest person to win this particular award. I hope that record is broken quickly and often...I accept this on behalf of all the stutters throughout the world - we have a voice, and we have been heard thanks to you, the Academy."


Feeling quite stupid - understand the Banksy reference now. Really must see that movie. Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem presenting in matching white jackets. It's a little blinding, to be honest. Bardem notes that "you know a script is good when a writer's words float off the page and go straight to your heart." Adapted screenplay - 127 Hours (WHAT an adaption!), Social Network (ZOMG Aaron Sorkin), Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winters Bone (intense). So many incredible nominations - "and ze Oscar goes to...AARON SORKIN!" To be fair, Sorkin made an average book into a surprise hit film that didn't feel like speculation - all of the others were simply building on already great works - it's much easier to make a terrific film when you've already got an awesome book, don't you know ;)

The music seems to be getting louder. Aaron, you're talking too long. The academy will eventually drown you out.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON = ♥ ♥ ♥ Feeling conflicted because I adored Toy Story 3 - I bet it wins. And the Oscar goes to...Toy Story 3! Pixar FTW.

I don't understand the Bansky reference though. Let me Google.

Mila Kunis (LOVE HER) and Justin Timberlake to present best animated feature and best animated short. She looks gorgeous in a purple dress. First iPhone/app reference of the evening. Oooh, I really need to see The Gruffalo. Day and Night was cute. I saw the Lost Thing here in Australia AND met the author of the book it's based on (of the same name), Shaun Tan, last year. AND THE LOST THING WINS! Hey look it's that short little Asian man I met last year! I MET HIM. OMG OMG OMG!!!!! Feeling a little starstruck and all "one degree of seperation" excited. PS it's a sweet little film, you should all see and read it.

Best Supporting Actress is announced by Kirk Douglas, who is looking (and sounding) old. Helena Bonham Carter makes an "oh I look awful/I'll never win" face after her clip. Too cute. So happy for Jackie Weaver to be nominated - I've got my fingers crossed for her (it's a pity I'm yet to see Animal Kingdom). But wait - check out the fabulous and fourteen year old Hailee Steinfeld. Kirk really knows how to build suspense! Oh God, I hope it's Jackie. But hey, congrats to Melissa Leo, who looks like she's gone into shock. It's true she was AMAZING in The Fighter, a film I enjoyed immensely (much more than I thought I would). She really can't believe it. "I'm just shaking in my boots here." She seems truly overwhelmed - "when I watched Cate last year it seemed so fucking easy - oops!" First tears of the evening.


Thursday, 24 February 2011


I wanna live in a treehouseeeeee!


Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Sunshine and Smiles :)

My playlist for the summer:

Open Happiness, Michael Rose

A brand new day has begun...

We're Going to be Friends, White Stripes

We don't notice any time pass

Snake, Frightened Rabbit

So pack your pipes, pack your chapstick and your tights

Empire State of Mind, Glee Cast

These streets will make you feel brand new, bright lights will inspire you

Dynamite, Taio Cruz

Cause I told you once, now I told you twice

Sparks Fly, Taylor Swift

Kiss me on the sidewalk, take away the pain

Teenage Dream, Katy Perry

Let's run away and don't ever look back

Paper Aeroplane, Angus and Julia Stone

I spilled the ink across the page trying to spell your name

Bad Kids, The Black Lips

Got no respect for authority

Haven't Met You Yet, Michael Buble

I've broken my heart so many times I stopped keeping track

Hey Soul Sister, Train

So gangsta, I'm so thug

Firework, Katy Perry

Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again

Home, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Well, hot and heavy, pumpkin pie, chocolate candy, Jesus Christ

Fake Empire, the National

Tiptoe through our shiny city with our diamond slippers on

You Belong With Me, Taylor Swift

It's a typical Tuesday night

The Cave, Mumford and Sons

The harvest left no food for you to eat

Just the Way You Are, Bruno Mars

The whole world stops and stares for awhile

Halo/Walking on Sunshine, Glee Cast

And don't it feel good!

A-Punk, Vampire Weekend

Down to the Pueblo huts of New Mexico

You Make My Dreams, Hall and Oates

That sleepwalk should be over by now

Boys and Girls, Pixie Lott

Big, pink lights shining bright, like I’m on the T.V

Sweet Disposition, Temper Trap

And while our blood's still young

We are Golden, Mika

Running around like a clown on purpose.

Can't Get Over, September

I go to sleep believin' in tomorrow

In My Head, Jason Derulo

When it comes down to it, it's just a game

Fireflies, Owl City

I'm weird cause I hate goodbyes

California Girls, Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg

now put your hands up!

Mine, Taylor Swift

You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter

Summer Pop Medley, Sam Tsui

I just can't get you off my mind.

Start Me Up, The Rolling Stones

You make a grown man cry.

Say Hey, I Love You, Michael Franti & Spearhead

The more I see the less I know

Hot Kisses, Cold Tiles, Fergus Brown

You look like a panda that hasn't had a feed since the start of the year

Gives You Hell, Glee Cast

With that sad, sad look that you wear so well

Your Love's a Drug, Leighton Meester

I'm high off everything you do.

Parlez-vous francais?
Art vs Science

Si'l vous plait ma cherie allez tombez la chemise!

Rude Boy,

Giddy up, giddy up, giddy up babe

Do the Panic,
Phantom Planet

Yeah, you can bring your friends.

Here It Goes Again, OK Go

It starts out easy, something simple, something sleazy...

Around the Bend, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

Let me be your apple.

Come Flash All Your Ladies, the Filthy Youth

Don't get no candy for free.

Don't Want an Ending, Sam Tsui

Tonight's a countdown til the day we're not around

Hair/Crazy in Love, Glee Cast

Don't ask me why, I don't know.

Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher, Jackie Wilson

That one in a million girls

Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Dreams really do come true

Do you know the way to San Jose? Dionne Warwick

With a dream in your heart you're never alone.

For You, Angus and Julia Stone

If you love me, I'll make you a star in my universe

Sugar, Sugar, The Archies

Like the summer sunshine pour your sweetness over me

Friday On My Mind,
The Easybeats

Today I might be mad, tomorrow I'll be glad.

Daydream Believer, The Monkees

You once thought of me as a white knight on a steed.

Piazza, New York Catcher, Belle & Sebastian

Elope with me in private and we'll set something ablaze.

Radio Christiane
, The Virgins

I'm always racing against my mind.

Stuck for the Summer, Two Hours Traffic

It's all about making good time

Vampire Weekend

I've got to leave here before I go

, Glee Cast

I found the light in the tunnel at the end

Hit Me Up, Gia Farrell

Didn't mean to make you lose your mind

The Ballad of Gus and Sam
, Ferraby Lionheart

Things are moving fast like a bat out of hell

Cities in Dust
, Junkie XL

Were you praying at the Lares Shrine?

Van Morrison

She comes around here just about midnight.

Everlasting Love,
The Love Affair

Where life's river flows, no one really knows

Dynamite/Love The Way You Lie/Teenage Dream
mash up, Sam Tsui

I want to celebrate and live my life

Last Nite
, The Strokes

In spaceships, they won't understand

The Hippy Hippy Shake, The Swinging Blue Jeans

I can't sit still

Jumpin' Jack Flash, The Rolling Stones

I was born in a cross-fire hurricane.

Don't Stop, Fleetwood Mac

Just think what tomorrow will do

Life is a Highway,
Tom Cochrane

For the brave are free and lovers soar

Kids, MGMT

No time to think of consequences

Under the Sea, the Little Mermaid

We off the hook!

The Waitress, The Waifs

He’d kill me if I said he was sweet as apple pie

I Will Not Go Quietly (Duffy's Song), The Whitlams

I believe in Yoko, John Lennon, last weekend and me

Hawaii 5-0, The Ventures

Just Can't Get Enough, The Saturdays

We slip and slide as we fall in love

Come Around, M.I.A ft Timbaland

My girls run the Everglades

The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

I won't pretend to understand the movement of the wind or the waves out in the ocean

Your Love is My Drug, Ke$ha

I like your beard.

5 Years Time, Noah and the Whale

I'll put my hands over your eyes but you'll peek through

This Charming Man, The Smiths

Will nature make a man of me yet?

Marchin' On, One Republic

And we'll have the scars to prove it.

Mimzan, Beirut

I spotted you there with curlers in hair on the telephone

Just a Boy, Angus and Julia Stone

I bit my tongue in the ark of conversation

Brown Sugar, The Rolling Stones

Cold English blood runs hot

Thank You (For Loving Me at My Worst), The Whitlams

That could have been the beginning of the end

Crazy Train, The Waifs

Bound for New Orleans.

Uncharted, Sara Bareilles

Jump start my kaleidoscope heart,

Unwritten, Natasha Bedingfield

Today is where your book begins


Monday, 21 February 2011


Hi friends,

I know it's been forever and a day since I've blogged and I'm sorry. Peeps keep getting all up in ma grill about it, so I figured it was time to do something. Plus for the first time ever I've had something of a day off - I worked tonight, and since my parents were here, and I haven't had an entire day just to myself since who knows when, I worked for Oaktree from home.

Speaking of work...I'm sure you've all heard that Borders America just went under in a fairly spectacular way. Yep, they're bankrupt - no money whatsoever (and probably into negative figures in debt). It doesn't help that one day later, Borders Australia (under RedGroup Retail) went into voluntary administration, which means everyone thinks we're in receivership. But we're not. There is a crucial difference - administration basically means an audit, an assessment of our finances to determine a sustainable and viable way forward for the company. Everyone knows that RedGroup Retail has about $43 million debt, and that the book market isn't what it used to be, thanks to e-books, cheap online prices, the comparatively expensive Australian market, and the GFC. But it's also to do with something of the death of reading in our culture. Let's face it, we're technophiles, we're blinkered to and by our computers. If it's not on the interwebs, it doesn't exist, it can't be true, it isn't possible, it's not worth our while. Let's get lost in paper pages, not virtual ones. Let's dare to dream, to imagine, to pretend, to seek, to play, to laugh, to believe in fantasy.

People are freaking out like it's 2012 and spending their gift cards like we're going out of business, which is actually kind of funny. Except for us poor souls in the firing line who have to tell all the customers that to redeem their giftcards, they have to spend twice as much as is on the card, apply to the administrators to redeem the money, or they can hold out and hope for the best, which is pretty much what we're all doing. A lot of customers are lovely, and want us to stay in business - there are even Facebook groups like this! - but it's really horrible to face the angry ones who shout about how it's illegal, and we can't do this to them. The worst, however, is telling young children that they can't spend their entire gift card. Thank goodness the people I work with are lovely and supportive and make work not a completely horrible experience.

So no, I DON'T know what's going on, or if the company has a future...of course I hope we do, and that our store will stay open. There's a lot to be said for job security.

Last weekend I went up to Sydney for K's 21st (you remember her 18th?) which was just fabulous, I'm so glad I was able to make it. I made a speech, which made me realise how much of an amazing friend K is - I've known her for 7 years. How awesome is that? It reminded me of all the insane, crazy, wonderful, incredible times we've had - the late nights, the movies, the shopping trips, the hikes, the runs, the boys, the bush dances, the suspensions (oops!), the classes, the secrets, the crushes (and the code names!) and the tears. K is the loveliest, most beautiful friend a girl could ask for - she's kind, thoughtful, generous, smart as all heck, articulate, sincere, passionate, nerdy, and extremely empathetic. She's always been there for me, even when she had to leave school half way through year eleven. I'm so glad we've stayed in touch, and I'm sure that whatever happens, we'll always be able to call each other and catch up. Anyway, her 21st was just lovely, it was at cozy little cocktail lounge filled with comfy armchairs called Madam Fling Flong. And mmm, were those cocktails delicious! (Gemini tried her darndest to get me drunk again, but to no avail - despite have 6 drinks, I was nothing more than quite tipsy)* All of K's friends from college were there, who were a lot of fun. Got to catch up with D as well, which was fantastic, because he went to China on Thursday on exchange for a whole year :( luckily I was able to go to his going-away party on Sunday, but I'm super sad that's he's gone. He's going to have the best time though.

Apparently one of her friends, F, was kind of keen on me...or so K said. And it might sound awful, but I just wasn't attracted to him at all. I remember a conversation with Sara at A's 21st in October, shortly after the aforementioned asterisked drunk occasion, which went something like this:
Sara: "did you hook up with any boys?"
Me: "no...but apparently one of Gem's friends liked me."
Sara: "so how come you didn't hook up?!"
Me: "I didn't think he was that cute."
Sara: "He doesn't have to be cute..."
Which is a fair point, except that I think I should be attracted, even vaguely, to someone before we hook up. Especially if it's the first time for me. I'm not waiting for fireworks, or to make it some massively romantic/major deal - I just don't want to do it for the sake of, you know? I also think it's unfair to the boy to make out with him if I don't really care for him...

No matter, I'm also about as thick as a 2 by 4, and can't tell when a boy is sweet on me and asking me to dance...silly JAG. Anyway, it was such a great night - we went out afterwards for dancing and were out til 3am...the best nights always are!

Oh, and in other exciting news, my brother has started at Monash University! He's studying Arts, which is KIND OF hilarious, since he gave me crap all those years ago for studying a "dead end degree" that would never get a job. Gotta love irony. He's intending to be a Politics and Communications major, which is way cool, but basically because he has no idea what he wants to do (except maybe get into advertising). I may or may not have mentioned that last year he took a year off and made shitloads of money by joining the Australian Defence Force for a year as part of their Gap Year program (he made like thiry grand, I'm so jealous. Imagine all the places you could TRAVEL with that much money!) He just moved into college yesterday, which I hope he enjoys.

Truth be told friends, I've been mopey lately. I bet you can guess why - it's the same reason it always is. Valentine's Day has been and gone and living alone remains joyfully glorious, but the lack of distraction (in the form of other people) means more time for self-pity, loneliness and ever-growing despair. Gilmore Girls and Glee can really only do so much, and are usually counter-productive, since they're basically all about couples and love. It's getting to the point where it's hard to hang out with other couples (never you Gemini and your gorgeous BF - you're too much good friends) or people in romantically hopeful/flirty situations - it just hurts to much. And I KNOW I'm horrendously desperate, and ridiculously self-indulgent, but there you go. Every day I get closer to 21, and more single, and I'm beginning to wonder how much longer I can stand it.


*ha ha. I totally forgot that I haven't told y'all my "Gemini got me drunk for the first time" story. Must do that soon. It's hilarious!

My Superman

So, I've fallen for yet another boy with glasses (yes, I'm developing a type) and it got me down for quite a while because I thought he had a girlfriend (and would have been the second successive boy with glasses I've fallen for who was already taken...go figure) BUT it turns out (thanks to my extensive and persistent FB stalking) that he is single! Happy times! ...not really, because he still lives in Sydney. Sadface.

But he's super cute you guys, and he wears these GORGEOUS Clark Kent-style glasses, which I'm now going to dedicate this entire post to, in my usual obsessive way.

Yeah, he's almost as cute as this little guy.

The yummy Brandon Routh was also a bad boy on Chuck. Om nom nom.

While it's true that Matt Bomer and Colin Firth look fine all of the time, they just look better with the CK glasses...right?

Yours (as always) smitten,


EDIT: just to be clear, in case y'all are getting the (not entirely unfair, based on recent postings) idea that I'm about as superficial as they come and only attracted to someone based on their looks (I call it aesthetic appreciation), he's also smart, funny, fun and I need more reasons?

Just a little bit cute...

and a lot dorky!