Zoe and Lachlainn came over from Geelong on the weekend to kick my birthday celebrations into high gear, and I managed to Dr Seuss myself by getting Green Eggs and Hammered; staying up until almost 3am watching back to back episodes of The Housewives of Melbourne and Girls. The kids and I braved the Begonia Festival on Sunday afternoon, but I have to say that the glaring sun did nothing for my already pounding head and I collapsed onto the couch at 4.30pm and fell into a comatose state for an hour, from which I doubt anything could have roused me. Obviously, I was not nearly as hearty for my second 21st as I was for my first, I am sure that my body bounced back from alcohol abuse far better 21 years ago than it has over this long weekend, but 'cest la vie - it's not like I do it all the time, and I would be lying if I said that I didn't enjoy myself at the time.
Now Easter looms just around the corner, and with only two four day weeks before the break I realise that this means that I need to go into overdrive to get everything done before that happens. The final yards of each term are always the most taxing and it does take some skill and organisation to tie it all off neatly before school holidays commence, either that or you leave it all in an unfinished shambles and return on the back foot next term which forces struggle and manic behaviour to begin with, which is just plain stupid in my mind. Not my idea of a good way to begin. I like to relax on my breaks and not think about school until the day that I have to return, I look forward to my rest periods being unhindered.
It turns out that I actually have a lot to look forward to this year, a lot more than I had anticipated. Since my sister's return from Afghanistan she has decided that she would like to get myself and my older sister together with her in August for a girls week and decent catch up. Not at her place mind you, in Singapore! Yes, unbelievably good news, I am going to Singapore for a week and someone else is shouting me to go. When she asked me, I was like ummm...let me think about that for a milli-second.....of course! When does anyone ever offer to take you overseas and pay for it? NEVER! Deciding whether to go or not was a total no brainer! A week in Singapore with my two sisters means fun! Between the three of us (all of us are completely different in every way) I am sure that no stone will go un-turned and poor Singapore will probably never be the same again. I love the idea of spending quality time with them, we have really made good headway with our relationships and the last few time that we have gotten together we have had a blast. So watch out Singapore - we're coming to shop, eat and drink like there's no tomorrow, something that all three of us can do really well!
Release Date: 2009
Running Time: 109 mins
An American drama-comedy, directed by Jason Reitman and adapted from the novel of the same name by Walter Kirn. It was really the fabulous threesome of George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick that made this movie for me, the casting is impeccable and the acting is second to none, which makes this film appear to be effortless.
The story centres on Ryan Bingham (Clooney) a man who travels across the USA firing workers that have become redundant, for businesses that are unwilling to do the dirty work themselves. He has set himself the goal of becoming the seventh person to earn ten million frequent flyer points with American Airlines. Bingham becomes involved in a casual relationship with Alex (Farmiga), a fellow frequent flyer, but his dreams become threatened when a new and ambitious colleague (Kendrick) suggests that his job could be better performed via videoconferencing.
This is a smart comedy, but it is also an emotionally charged drama that is filled with deeper contemplation in regards to the nature of their 'business' and what is really being delivered. Definitely a thought provoking and highly enjoyable movie, that was worthy of all the attention that surrounded it when it was released.
FINAL SAY: The slower we move, the faster we die. We are not swans. We are sharks.
4 Chili Peppers