Last night we had our work ball, which was Alice in Wonderland themed. Definitely a lot more people dressed up for this one than the last one.
Seven of our group. There was a lot of red! Doc's Mad Hatter was pretty awesome.
Got to wear the Lego heart necklace Nat got for me a while back
A cheshire cat and another mad hatter
The room and tables looked lovely
For entree I had "wood roasted hot smoked king salmon, cucumber, red radish, dill scented creme fraiche, betroot jelly", which was very nice
For mains I had "prosciutto wrapped corn fed chicken breast, broccolini with almond broad bean and herb risotto, chervil oil" which was also pretty nice
Desert was the same for everyone - "chocolate pecan tart, chocolate fudge, clotted cream". I'm not a fan of pecans so this didn't do it for me.
Stu hid out in one of the side rooms for a while to escape the noise and crowds, and ended up playing a couple of games of chess (which he won).
The band was pretty good and not too loud which made for a nice change - didn't have to yell to hear each other. Only complaint was a tad too much emphasis on seventies music.
Was a great fun night, with good company, food and champagne, singing and dancing.
Today we didn't do much, other than going to visit Noah and Stu and do our food shopping.
We went and saw Star Trek with Potty tonight.
* loved it * !!
OK so it's all Hollywood blockbuster with big CGI and battles and a pretty simple plot, but hey, it was fun.
And there's plenty of nods to The Original Series.
And of course you can see things coming a mile off.
But I thoroughly enjoyed it.
(and Dave2, the lens flare is there and pretty annoying/distracting, you've been warned!)
.. with something that was going on thirty years ago this month.
All shall be revealed on the weekend. Hopefully.
Not that anyone except my family will likely care..
And just to keep some colour in the blog, here's some pics..
Some leaves that were in our trolley at Coles the other week. I thought they looked pretty.
iPhone sunset shot
Did actually leave the house though. Yesterday to go to Fortune Box for a shared lunch, then do our food shopping. And today to Bunnings to pick up some bits and pieces.
Otherwise, we've been pretty boring.
So after discussing the hottest 100 earlier, and then playing Finlandia by Sibelius on YouTube, I suggested to the sweetie that we should watch Die Hard 2. He said "whatever you like", so I did :) And there was much rejoicing :)
So Stu told me about this a couple of weeks ago. I didn't bother nominating anything because it looked like it was pretty much all covered from a John Williams perspective ;)
Tonight I voted:
- Titanic by Horner, James as performed in Titanic
- The Hunt for Red October Score by Poledouris, Basil as performed in The Hunt for Red October
- The Man from Snowy River Score by Rowland, Bruce as performed in The Man from Snowy River
- Back to the Future Film Trilogy Score by Silvestri, Alan as performed in Back to the Future Film Trilogy
- Shakespeare in Love Score by Warbeck, Stephen as performed in Shakespeare in Love
- Music from Harry Potter Movies by Williams, Doyle, Hooper, and Desplat as performed in Harry Potter
- Jaws Score by Williams, John as performed in Jaws
- Jurassic Park Score by Williams, John as performed in Jurassic Park
- Raiders of the Lost Ark Score by Williams, John as performed in Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Gladiator Score by Zimmer/Gerrard as performed in Gladiator
omigosh it was hard! My first cull had over thirty movies in it. Got it down to twenty three. Then cut out music that was not written for the film (which sadly included things like Symphony No. 3 by Camille Saint-Saëns from Babe, Finlandia by Jean Sibelius from Die Hard 2 and everything from Fantasia 2000). Cut a couple more. And eventually decided on the movies above.
These were my runners up:
- Batman Score by Elfman, Danny
- Inception Score by Zimmer, Hans
- James Bond Theme by Norman, Monty
- Music from Star Trek Movies by Eidelman/Giacchino/Goldsmith/Horner/McCarthy/Rosenman <-- be good if they'd narrowed this down to Jerry Goldsmith's
- Star Wars Score (includes music from all 6 films) by Williams, John <-- I'm hoping this will be popular enough to make it in from other people's votes
- Superman Score by Williams, John <-- and this too
Thursdays are usually pretty winning days, on account of beer o'clock at 4:30 and all .. but last Thursday had tangible wins. Firstly, drinks were partly paid for by a vendor. So I used a goodly chunk of the saved money to contribute to a charity that was running some events on the night. One event was a $2 raffle with a $100 prize for the winner. Which (after they called it as another Karen, but realised their mistake ten minutes later) was me! Epic win! And then another event was throwing gold coins at a bottle of booze, closest coin wins the bottle. After several goes at three bottles, I got the closest coin to the last bottle! Win! It was a bottle of Greek brandy, which we sampled. It's ok but slightly odd.
Jigsaw making has slowed down quite a bit in the past couple of weeks - it's just been too cold downstairs and I stalled on one I was doing upstairs.
From work - Keukenhof Gardens. Dave2's been there and I'm pretty jealous.
One I got from Marylon in Sydney when we used to do jigsaws together on Friday lunches. She didn't want this one, but it's taken this long to get around to doing it.
A little 300 piece puzzle from work. This was slightly unusual in that all the pieces were the "odd" shapes. But the pieces were pretty badly cut so kept making mistakes even on something so simple.
Another in the series of the 4x4 (16 total) repeating pattern of pieces.
A1500 piece jigsaw from work that they couldn't do because they don't have the space for it. They hadn't even opened it! It was a bit hard because of all the purple and brown.
Last Saturday we went up Black Mountain Tower (I don't call it by its official name, no free advertising for that company on this blog thankyouverymuch).
Spent half an hour outside taking photos. As you do.
Ever wonder what approximately $15000 in cash looks like? Wonder no more!
Luc had withdrawn it for some reason or another I can't remember (it was while I was still in Sydney). I remember feeling super nervous carrying a couple of thousand dollars of shop takings to the bank when I was young, but this was just insane :)
Found the photo during a lot of work I've been doing recently sorting out photos into something more meaningful than by month.