Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Secret

I haven't been working for the last ten days or so with no end in sight, so I have been trying to use that time to be a bit more organised at home. While sorting out the files on my desktop, I came across this photo of T and I at a wedding from a few years back. It was taken without us even realising. I really like how it looks like we are sharing a little secret.  

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My New Favourite Shows

Am I the last person on the face of the earth to start watching 30Rock? On the other hand, I'm completely up to date with Eastbound and Down. Love love love them both!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My Own Mini Film Festival

T and I have been consuming a large number of films over the last few weeks. These are some of my favourites - we saw Frozen River with Dan at the cinema, and all of the others on DVD. Other honourable mentions include Rocknrolla, Body of Lies and Ghost Town. Has anyone else seen any of these? What did you think?

Sunday, March 8, 2009

New Skirt

I made this skirt yesterday using fabric and the Barcelona skirt pattern by Amy Butler. I think this is an ace pattern - easy to follow instructions, and you can have a finished skirt within a matter of hours. I'm sure others would be faster than me, but I'm just getting my sewing shoes back on after a long break.

This is the second skirt I have made from this pattern, photos of the first to come.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mogwai & Pinky Toes

Just got home from seeing Mogwai at The Forum. It was ok, but my mind just wasn't blown in the way it used to be by them. I'm thinking it might be partly due to the fact that I have a broken/fractured pinky toe - I wasn't much in the mood for standing up for an evening.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Last Week's Music Round-Up

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails

El looking up

Last week, T and I went and saw Nine Inch Nails on Wednesday at Festival Hall, and El-P on Thursday at the Corner Hotel.

NIN was a great show. Seeing them last year in Oakland left a bit of a sour taste as it really seemed like they were just going through the motions, but the band now seem rejuvenated by their change to a four-piece. The highlights for me were The Wretched and Gave Up. Until last year I always thought that Gave Up was far too metal, but finally seeing the clip really turned me around:

It just goes to show the angst has longevity, given that this was released on the Broken EP 17 years ago. And just for the record, I'm not a Marilyn Manson fan in any sense of the word.

I had been hoping for a surprise appearance from Mr Reznor at the El-P show on Thursday. He sang on Flyentology from El-P's most recent album, I'll Sleep When You're Dead, and NIN were having a night off (apparently they went and watched football!) No such luck unless he was lurking in the crowd in heavy disguise and managed to escape T's and my eagle eyes.

I thought the show was a little lacklustre at the time, but in retrospect I think there was much more to it than I was giving him credit for. Listening to Fantastic Damage again over the weekend cemented that.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

One Night in Bangkok

Red by you.

Happy Go Lucky by you.

Too Many Choices by you.

Sweet Treats by you.

Drinks for Sale by you.

Fresh Coffee by you.

Shopping by you.

After flying back from Vientiane, we had two days and one night in Bangkok before flying back to Melbourne. We: 
All in all it was a wonderful trip, with just the right balance of activity and relaxation to feel refreshed when we arrived back in Melbourne.