The feel good moment of the season was easily my wonderfully clever daughter Zoe's achievements. She passed her VCE with Dux in three subject - English, Media and Philosophy. Yes, she did it! She has successfully passed and her ATAR has set her up for an offer at University. The end of a grueling and challenging year for her and I just couldn't have been prouder when I saw her receive her award this week, there is nothing like seeing your kids fly - it's even better than flying yourself!
The lowest point was the final day of school when we fare-welled six staff, three of which were not just staff members but were also good friends to me and people that I had spent time with outside of work - so it was really hard. There is one friend in particular that I think I am missing already because she is just one in a million, and I know that the work environment is going to be drastically changed for the worst without her presence. So I wrote her a song to say goodbye, cried a little and got all of my feels out of me, it was easily the saddest day leading up to Christmas that's for sure.
So now with only 5 days to go until the big day, and 40 days and nights of holidays to enjoy and a trip to Bali coming up rapidly I gleefully remind myself that there is still loads more joy to be had just around the corner.
Release Date: 1999
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 101 mins
Despite the fact that Courtney Love is traipsing around in this, I still managed to find it amusing. From director Risa Bramon Garcia (associate producer of Natural Born Killers) comes a fresh and funny dark comedy about one evening of manic events leading up to New Years Day.
Set in New York, we follow a collection of twentysomethings as they navigate the city in search of a decent New Years Eve party. This film has all the bases covered with a stellar ensemble cast playing every character imaginable, including a performance artist, two Long Island teens, a woman desperate to throw a successful party, two punks, a bartender, a Scottish painter that is a lousy lover, a clumsy belle, two trendy flirts, an amorous cabby and even Elvis Costello.
This film was panned by the critics, but I thought it was a great nostalgic '90's watch. It's a huge mish-mash of happenings and there are a lot of silly things going on here, which makes this a great one to watch around the silly season.
FINAL SAY: Where will you be when the clock strikes midnight?
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