Saturday, December 31, 2005


Hello Sailor!
Australian styleee....

My New Year's Resolution is to participate in a conga line b4 the year is out. My esteemed co-worker did this last night down Nicholson street or Sydney Road [she doesn't remember which], I'm jealous it sounded like so much fun. Conga! Conga!

"How to Behave on a Conga Line
A conga line need not be a kitschy embarrassment. It can be fun.

1. Wait for an appropriate song. Anything with a heavy beat will do.

2. Find a partner or join an existing conga line. Do not try to persuade anyone who seems reluctant to join a conga line.

3. Enter the line. Do not be first if you can avoid it.

4. With your hands, move the hips immediately in front of you artfully from side to side. The idea is that each person "leads" the person in front - you are not following the person in front of you. You are spontaneously choreographing her.

5. When someone joins the line behind you, move your hips as instructed by her. Your movements may not correspond to the movements of the person in front of you.

6. Snake around the dance floor. Kick each heel, as in the "Hokey Pokey," as appropriate.

7. Continue moving forward until you're tired of it.

Athletic people make for a more lively conga line, but large people make for a more impressive one.

Conga lines are particularly effective outside traditional tropical contexts. Russian weddings, for example.

The conga line is not to be confused with the Trinidadian wine dance. Do not attempt the Trinidadian wine dance without an actual person from Trinidad and a medical team present."

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Web Toy: Future Me

One of the most intriguing web toys to come along in ages... Future Me is a site that lets you post an email to yourself in a year's time, or a week or 10 years time, kind of like a time capsule. You can also send one to someone else as well. You can also read other people's emails to themselves... fascinating people watching.. the only problem was I wasn't able to go back & look at the one I sent myself... but it was something along the lines of: "You are doing too much worrying lately, so don't worry, it will all be okay." etc. etc. I will receive it in 12months time, I wander what the 12-months time Stormi will be thinking & doing?? gawd, I think I'm the 2nd-most self-absorbed person I know, second probably only to my ex. ;-)

Monday, December 26, 2005

Orphan's Xmas...

I always aspired to be an orphan, but my mother said: You wish. So this xmas due to a myriad of reasons I had an orphan's xmas at mine. I actually had fun without the dysfunctionalities of family b.s. to deal with. Hi-lites:
- champagne cocktails
- chilli prawns done in the wok
- my famous guacamole dip
- smoked salmon
- dancing to 80's hits
- mulled wine
The night ended up with Helena, myself & friend Caz watching Pretty in Pink together. Was lovely, especially the bit at the prom in the end. sheesh... was a real trip into adolescent nostalgia, i remembered when we all wanted a nice sensitive boy like Andrew McCarthy!! He's all grown up now.. google him if you want a laugh...

Sunday, December 25, 2005

What not to become...

I bought myself this for xmas to remind me not to become one of these, because, if it wasn't for housemate with serious attachment to her Rolls-Royce-of-a-Couch I really think I could easily slide...fucken funny

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Film: Thumbsucker

Cute movie!! Loved this one. Well developed characterisation, great acting especially from Vincent D'Onoforio & Lou Pucci (who plays the Thumbsucker with great sensitivity)... also my old love Keanu Reeves is quite funny here, I think he's finally learning to act, bless him. This film has some great moments.

The best coming of age flick since Donnie Darko.

The film that makes me ask myself: What is my power animal again??

For a full review: see The Age.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Article: Jeanette Winterson

Great article on Winterson at The Age::

"Literature transforms and restores and brings people to their true selves. It is not a palliative, not luxurious, not a placebo. It is none of those gentle things. It is about confrontation, rather than consolation. It is about a challenge with the self: who you are and who you want to be and how you will work the world into your own shape."
~ Jeanette Winterson

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Adult Beverage: Margarita

So Dana sends me this in email: we NEED MARGARITAS.
Three of these babies later and I've forgotten the crappy day I had and I am amazed that it took me all of my life to discover this wonderful tasty treat...[why didn't someone tell me about these earlier??] They must be some kind of sacrament, or medicine for the soul... do yourself a favour, you won't regret it.. (ps.. I think I have Margarita receptors in my brain)