Sunday, March 20, 2011

my birthday!

And that's about the time she walked away from me
Nobody likes you when you're 23
I'm still more amused by TV shows
What the hell is ADD?
My friends say I should act my age
What's my age again?
What's my age again?

                 - Blink 182

I turned 23 this weekend. It's weird because I still feel 22, and currently I'm in the funny period where, when someone asks how old you are and you instinctively respond with your old age and then awkwardly  correct yourself like your a toddler just learning about the number of solar orbit's you've experienced. But like that bright eyed toddler, I'm looking forward to the year ahead!

How'd I spend my birthday? Well I actually spent the night of the 19th (my birth date) at a friends birthday, she too was turning 23. It was fun, the food was nice and the drinks were flowing but I just wasn't in the mood (guess old age was catching up too me).

The night before however was raucous! We'd spent it singing karaoke at the aptly named "Partyworld" in Melbourne Central. Nothing like a bunch of 20'somethings gathered in a dimly lit room, getting inebriated and screaming out dated pop songs, rock anthems and seductive love tunes. Love it!

It was a truly joyous occasion as I got to spend it with quality company, comprised of people that I value in my life. To be honest, I'm not one for birthday parties. I don't feel the need to throw superfluous soirees to mark the anniversary of my birth, although I do enjoy entertaining my friends and to see them smiling and having a good time is a present in itself.

Highlights: Mine and Tony's rendition of the 1980's classic "Never gonna give you up" by Rick Astley; Denny and Charlie singing "Shape of my Heary" by Backstreet Boys (they sung poorly but they never sing so it was sort of an occasion); the hot barmaid spilling Tony's pints thus him getting 2 pints for free (he is having A LOT of luck with barmaids lately)!

Lowlights: The freaking venue powering down five times and making Tony sing the first four bars of Green Day's "When I come around" 4 times!

Until next time...

Oh! Almost forgot photos! They're not very good this time round as aways when you're partying!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

week leading into my birthday

Straight off the bat, this isn't going to be an insightful blog filled with discussion of current affairs. However I do feel  privileged to be able to go out with friends and enjoy myself in a city that I love and call home. Other people around the world namely Japan, Libya, Egypt, and I suppose third world countries, are not so lucky.

That was my preamble, now on with it. It was the week before 23, and I was feeling deserved of carefree fun and entertainment before I grew older.

The weekend kicked of on Friday night at the Moonlight Cinema in the Botancial Gardens. On screen was "Hereafter" starring Matt Damon, directed by Clint Eastwood. An ok movie (I gave it 2.5 stars, labelled harsh by my companions), but the best part of the weekend was yet to come.
Saturday night, Belle & Sebastian night! My mate Tony and I headed out into town, two blokes ready to immerse themselves in the aural rollercoaster that is Belle & Sebastian. The highlights were definitely their cover of The Kinks - Victoria (getting me pumped about the Commonwealth); We Rule the School (one of my favourites) and The Boy With The Arab Strap (they got 6 people dancing on stage with 'em, lucky devils!).Although Tony could argue the French barmaid was up there! After the show, we capped of a night out UK style, that is with some greasy Indian food, oh yeah!

Not a bad start to my final week of being 22. No original photos this week, I haven't taken my camera out in a while much to my chagrin, but below is a photo of Stuart Murdoch from the B&S Gig (photo credit to Luciana Longo who beautifully reviewed the gig link - and her blog is ).  Hopefully I'll be back soon with some photos and exciting stories.

Photo Taken by Luciana Longo, 2011

Signing off,