Wednesday, January 26, 2005


Last night went and saw the film Closer with Jude Law (who's in everything lately) and he's ok, but I thought Natalie & Clive blew him away acting-wise. I haven't really processed it mentally yet, but maybe that's because I forgot to eat before and felt kind of strange eating just popcorn & a mint choc-top for dinner. But anyway, it had some really cool themes about love & relationships and how much truth you tell, and how much you lie and what to keep to yourself.

In the end the character who told the most truth (Larry the doctor), and who is the most honest about who he is - at one point he says in a furious rage (about his partner's affair): "I want to know because I'm a fucking ape!" - he ends up winning, even though he has to be quite treacherous to do so, but treacherous in an honest way.

In the end I felt that it was a realistic, if not a bit archtypal, symbolic portrayal of the way people are in r'ships. Particularly the animalistic aspects of ourselves that want to own people at all costs, or the guilty, shameful pleasure of an affair and the real cost of lying to someone.

But in the end honesty and truth win out.

Favorite scene would have to be the one in the strip club with Larry and Alice (Clive & Natalie Portman - see photo below) they are both great in this scene. Amazing acting. Loved it.

From Closer...No, I know it looks a lot like me, but its not. Fabulous wig though Natalie, you can lend it again anytime.

"...And the award for A Fabulous Wig in a Motion Picture goes to..."

Monday, January 24, 2005

Hitting the Hornet's Nest with a Big Stick

And now for some current affairs ... I lived in the US for over 4 years, so I watch from the other side of the pond at the goings-on over there. The other day, in the US president’s inaugeration speech he said:

"We are led, by events and common sense, to one conclusion: The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world… and one day this untamed fire of freedom will reach the darkest corners of our world."

This speech reminded of some really bad relationships that I’d been in and how they started. I remembered that somewhere in the beginning, some little comment slipped out, some little clue as to the real person and his intentions. Something like, "Gee, I really like speed, its my favorite drug." Somewhere in amongst the heady fever of new romance he would say something a bit, wrong, but I usually let these slip by because, hey, well, love is blind and a wee bit deaf as well. In the beginning, in some small way, they would tell you the ugly truth about themselves, and you would just brush it off only to regret it later. But you would always remember, gee, yeah, I remember he’d told me he really loved his drugs… or "I like to eat puppies for dinner", or "I voted for Howard" or something like that.

So anyway, back to Georgey W. ... if you have a good read between the old lines, I think what he’s trying to say here is (sinister laughter mawahahahahaha!!) he is hell-bent on good ol’ fashioned, down-home cookin’ World Domination (and we know from movies that that trick never really works). Go on read them again, the dude is aiming to rule the world. (Or am I stating the obvious here?).

Read it like this:

"We are led, by events and common sense, to one conclusion: The survival of LibertyTM in our land increasingly depends on the success of LibertyTM in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of FreedomTM in all the world... and one day this untamed fire of FreedomTM will reach the darkest corners of our world."

He definitely means his kind of FreedomTM... with us or against us stylee. As I said before, I may be stating the bleedin' obvious, but here it is happening in front of us all, he's telling us what his plans are. Are we going to listen before its too late and we're all hooked in a seriously dysfunctional relationship with a domineering partriarchal dick-wad??

Anyhoo, not to fret. This whole US-world domination thing has gone so far out of karmic balance, that something’s got to happen to balance it all out again. Not that I’m a paranoidal doomsayer or anything, like that, I just believe that when something goes so far off the rails in a karmic way, the way all this has, it must have some kind of comeuppance, a balancing of sorts. George is like a little kid just whacking, whacking and whacking away at the hornet’s nest with a big stick. Those hornets have got to come swarming in one day. I guess that's the scary part.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Brane Theory

So there's this really cool new theory about the nature of the Universe that involves it being multi-dimensional.. (yay) ... I was watching a doco on the way our universe came into being. They're now sure that there's several (about 13 at last count) alternate dimensions and these are like membranes in space and they bump into each other and create new universes. I don't fully understand it yet, but it sounds way, way cool. Check out for more info. Wild stuff.

Monday, January 17, 2005

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Wig Party.

So I was on the tram on my way to the wig party. I had on this pink wig and big sunglasses trying to be inconspicous and invisible. The hour-long tram trip was almost over and I thought I'd shooed it in, nobody had said anything to me even though I'm sure I stuck out like a pink sore thumb amongst the heads bobbing in the tram.

We went past the Melbourne Babylon - the Crown Casino. A bunch of drunk red-neck white trash got on the tram. They were mighty drunk and had gotten to that drunken phase of saying what's on their minds. One of the guys was staring at me and he says: "Are you a man?"

I didn't reply, (although I should've said: "No, are you?" but I was not quick enough on the draw) and just kept my nose buried in a fascinating article about Paris Hilton in my Vanity Fair magazine. He added: "Oh, c'mon I've got to know."

The people around me - an alternative-looking gothic couple opposite me and a sweet girl next to me - smiled at me as if to say: Don't worry about those bastards, we're on your side, we'll protect you." So basically they thought I was a man too. Now I know how it feels to be a transvestite and what they must go through.

Come to think of it, if I wasn't born a woman I would be the flashiest tranny on the planet and lovin' it. xx Stormie out xx

... you know that feeling after the 2nd bottle of champagne when you start to feel more glamourous and more kick-ass than Paris Hilton? But really you're lookin' like a dirty cheap ho? Well this is it.

Quinn, Juzzi & Meri at wig party. Big smiles from these sexy beasts...

Meri & Juz and wigs

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

I'm feeling hot, hot, hot...

Lordy, its so fricken hot up here on the Byron Coast. I am enjoying the way the heat forces you to chill out and relax .. you simply don't have the energy to get all stressed out about anything. Have been for fantastic nature walks through the rainforest and along the beach and up the mountains. Today I'm thinking I could easily leave the city and live in the country, but need the moolah to do it, to live the dream. Right now am perspiring at the keyboard, so this will be a short post.

Xmas was uneventful and for NYE I got a headcold, but didn't feel the need to celebrate while so many people had suffered and died in the tsunami. I didn't see the point of partying it up at all this year, and not in a morose depressive way, I just needed a quiet one this year. The magnitude of it all is still sinking in for me as it is for a lot of people. I don't feel separate from these world events anymore, its almost the same as if the disaster is happening to my neighbors. They don't seem that different from me or my friends. I am feeling the sadness and loss reverberate through the mass consciousness. We are all just fleas on the same dog and a whole bunch of us just drowned. Fuck it, I can't be separate from this.