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Wednesday Apr 28, 2010

Huh. Who knew it had been 3 weeks since I last updated?

Blame work. By the time I’ve finished work for the day staying back to post is the last thing I feel like doing. I wonder if there’s a WordPress app for a Blackberry so I could post from home?


I had my birthday last week. I am 29 and well old. Beth has…issues with aging. She thinks because she spent her last birthday in bed with whooping cough that she’s lost a year. Surprisingly this is progress from her 21st when she hyperventilated. Literally hyperventilated because she was old. In comparison I am feeling peachy!

I got sent flowers at work, I got cool presents and Dad even remembered the day and called. Sure, if it wasn’t for Facebook reminding him it was my birthday he is likely to have forgotten but I’m pretty sure he took a lot of drugs in the 70’s so you can’t expect much.

Mel (my work sidekick) is on leave at the moment and I am slammed with work. Do not question how I have time to write this unless you want me to cut you. So she’s never allowed to take leave ever again. Ever.

We had a ladies lunch on Saturday here and it was so good that we didn’t leave the place until 11-12 that night. That good. Actually it’s likely that the wine was the cause of the 12 hour lunch but still.

So, after we finish lunch we move out into the courtyard to have a few drinks. All civilised and lovely and one of the girls mentioned a few of her friends will be popping in later, more the merrier etc etc.

Except one of her friends was a guy who (what’s a good way of saying this without me looking like a raging whore) I had a sleepover with a couple of years ago. It was exactly what it was, we’d met a few times, I thought he was cute, it ended at my place and that was that. So when he’s being introduced to everyone, he looks at Beth (who I knew him from) says hi, looks at me and says, “I don’t think we’ve met before.”

Oh. Really.

Here’s the thing, I have a pretty unusual first name, am a relatively cute but chubby girl and trust me, I am a minx in the sack, you do not forget me. And of course later that night he came over and had miraculously gotten over his memory loss.

Beth, being Beth, told him he was a douchebag. I agreed, and he was a bit surprised.

I’d have been offended if he was a better kisser. But I wasn’t because I knew I was following the one-night-stand rules:

  1. Don’t leave your number.
  2. Take it for what it was for (one time occurrence.)
  3. If you meet again be civil but polite.

Sydney is a small place, you will meet someone you’ve slept with again, hell I used to work with a guy I lost my virginity to. That was interesting.

So, yes, he could’ve even been the one to break the 3 month celibacy period but for the fact that he didn’t follow the one-night-stand etiquette and annoyed me.

Apart from that it was a great day. Sure my sister and her boyfriend may have broken up the next day, and sure Beth’s car was broken into while left parked outside. We still had good food and a good 10-12 hours of drinking wine.


This weekend we have a road trip. It’s K’s birthday soon so we’re heading to her hometown which is a town a few hours outside of Sydney for the weekend. Her family are stereotypical country Australians, and so very very lovely. This means I will drink a lot of alcohol and hopefully do lots of driving (not at the same time.)


Saturday I went with Beth to help her find a wedding dress. I’ve done this twice before, once with Meg the Mormon Housewife, and once with Bec, my oldest friend.

Watching them try on dresses left me in a teary mess. Watching Beth try on dresses sent me into fits of giggles. She was being shoved into meringue style dresses that when she’d leave the change rooms were so big and puffy she would start sweeping other dresses off their racks as she walked past.

The white dresses looked ridiculous, there were diamantes and beading EVERYWHERE and frankly if she wasn’t laughing she would’ve been in hysterics.

She’s the reluctant bride as it is (she’s not a fan of commitment, it gives her hives) so she’s decided to get rid of the big wedding dress and go for a cocktail length dress instead.

Thank god because I can’t spend another Saturday morning in a bridal shop.



Road trip! Hey, where’s Woollara? I was watching Poh’s show and Neil Perry took her to a badass butcher shop there.

Your luncheon place looks yummmmm. I’m hungry. It’s steak night tonight! Hence this entire comment, I suspect.

Drive safely.

April 28th, 2010 | 5:51 pm

Ok the day of drinking wine for 12 hours with friends sounds heavenly. Also what is it with some men and kissing, you would think after a certain point or age in their life they would get it figured out.

April 29th, 2010 | 1:13 am

Hey Dan, Woolhara is on the fancy pants side of eastern Sydney. Exclusive and very wanky.

And the steak at the Tilbury was insanely good. They also gave us some cauliflower soup that was so delicious I made some yesterday. Sadly it wasn’t as good 🙁

April 29th, 2010 | 9:05 am

The drinking was awesome, and surprisingly I wasn’t that hungover the next day. Sure I slept for 12 hours and barely left my apartment, still.

And bad kissing is unacceptable, like you I just don’t understand why that shit isn’t taken care of in your teens where it belongs…

April 29th, 2010 | 9:07 am
Mr. Guinness:

Happy Birthday from the states, and yes wordpress does have a B’berry app. I’m on facebook as well, (That’s how us old farts keep track of our kids now!!)
Drop me a note on facebook when you get a chance. Just bought a 12 string guitar to get back into it again, folk, Irish Pub stuff the like. (Maybe I’m regressing to childhood but what the hell I’m entitled anyone with a problem on that can tell my Doctor, then I get the new padded room!) 🙂

April 30th, 2010 | 5:04 am

Yeah happy birthday babe! Good story about that guy; he was a total d-bag.

12-string guitars suck baaaaaaaalls. Yeah freals. You can tell because the beatles played them.

May 2nd, 2010 | 4:01 pm
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