Posted on: December 1st, 2011, 3:11pm Attachment:bluehair.jpg - 290.09 KB (1789 views)
Wednesday last week I got my hair cut - it really drives me crazy when it gets in my eyes. With all the blonding chopped off- grown out from the aqua colouring from Swancon, I was left with a head of dark hair with a few golden highlights. Yes, Mum I know it looks nice, no Mum I'm still going to do something bright with it for the party.
Friday I went to the hairdressers again, had it bleached to within an inch of its life and then had some blue put through it in preparation for the twin birthday gathering at Myriade the next day.
It turned out a bit jacaranda-y coloured, a little pastel for Rob's tastes (it was his colour choice) so the colourist suggested we put some more of the same colour through it before party, which we duly did as you can see from the first picture below.
But first was Friday night gaming from which we had absentees, and so we taught Garry and Steveg Wildlife instead. It seemed that Snake and Eagle were locked into furious battle from the get go, to both of their detriments so that was really Garry and I out of the picture while the Bears tiptoed around the Mammoths, whose slow and steady pace gave them the day.
I also brought around a bunch of cakes from the Scoopon deal with The Cookie Barrel and we enjoyed their selection. There are only a couple left now, as we've been taking them around places. Very nice they were too!
Saturday we, I think, did not do much during the day. We rocked around to the Flying Taco and picked up dinner and taking our Box of Perpetual Cake drove over to Poss's where we had a very pleasant night of PG Tips and various viewings. Smiley's People continues to enthrall, and due to Technical Difficulties we were unable to view the next Grimm, but we had other things to enjoy. The Sanctuary suffers an incursion, but not the usual kind...
We had The Flip Side of Dominic Hide to look forward to, as well as The Eagle. Hope you're reading fast, Poss! (She wants to finish reading the Eagle of the Ninth before we watch it)
Anyrate we packed it in fairly early, and Sunday morning took it easy until it was time to go in to Northbridge and ariaflame's and my party.
We held it at Myriade and people came and most of them gamed. My gaming bag for the day was two games of Chronology, which rocked, thank you for sending it along, fred_mouse, a couple of exciting games of Pitch Car, and a few games of Bananagrams, which continues evil, a game of Scrabble where we were trounced by ratfan, and to end off on a couple of Ticket to Ride Europes. It was a good day and thank you to everyone who made it such a delight - my gamephobic family, who came and had coffee at least, even my grandmother! my friends and Rob's family, most of whom did game and the staff and Nathan and Tiffany who kept us fed and watered. And Ariaflame for sharing her birthday with me! Thank you, it was fun.
Fun is tiring and we were pretty tired when we got home, scratched together a meal and went to sleep.
Monday. Well something must have happened. I watered, cleaned up and made dinner - brown rice and chicken korma I think.
Tuesday was the date of my actual birthday, and unfortunately I was plagued with a headache until the late afternoon. I sort of zombied around doing necessary things, and spent some time playing Glitch. However I felt better a couple of hours after lunch and then Rob came home and we went for dinner at the Wild Fig, the new one that's opened down at Scarborough. So as the sun set orange slanting across the funky decor and our games of Launchpad and Icedice (both using Treehouse pyramids) we were served wild caught salmon and macadamia lamb rack - both of which were very nice, served in a timely fashion and very beautiful. So beautiful we didn't photograph them but ate them straight away. The beetroot risotto was lovely too. Looking forward to going back. I would say book though, there looked to be quite a queue of hopefuls forming, and this was early Tuesday evening.
After dinner we decided to get back into our sadly neglected fitness regime, and briskly walked North, and availed ourselves of the public outdoor gym facilities until we were nicely limbered up. Nice to do it without the driving sun!
Then we walked briskly back to the car and home and the everlasting (but no less welcome Cake)
Yesterday I, in hopes of keeping up the fitness momentum, rode my trike to Karrinyup shopping centre and met my Mum there. She is shopping for a new mobile phone. The Telstra Easycall from ZTE looks like just the thing, but they were out of stock. I dropped off my library books and picked up the next four books in the Harry Dresden series by Jim Butcher. We had lunch in the food hall, Mum bought me a chicken dhosa which I have been hanging out for, for quite some time now. Then I rode home, prepared an easy dinner and we had a quiet evening in.
This morning we nobly did a workout together, mostly aerobic stepping with me finishing off on a cardio boxing bout while Rob had his shower. I'm feeling it now, not having properly excercised for a couple of weeks. Feels good though. Ahh endorphins.
Today I've marinated the kangaroo strips for stir fry tonight, washed up, watered, brought in laundry and wrangled the chickens. I've had lunch too, and just really settled in to write up this entry, which, unusually for me, I've been putting off. I've not been reading LJ, DW, Google+ or Diaspora, just gone into kind of a withdrawal. Don't worry, I'm all caught up now.
I think I might have been brain fatigued or something, just felt like doing something mindless like playing Glitch or reading the new Harry Dresden books I picked up from the library yesterday. My goodness, does Summer Knight really pack a wallop. Gosh.
Anyway I think the editing of the photos - Rob didn't take many, and I took not a one - and the packed events have just made it seem All Too Hard until now.
So the celebrations for my birthday are settling down. I have some birthday money and vouchers to spend, and the last of the cake to eat, I'm feeling pretty good about things, and it's all due to friends and family.
Thank you for your birthday wishes, warm feelings, and your friendship.
In other news, on Saturday us and the Disc Golf Club are doing a This Is Disc Golf at Hester Park in Langford around 9am and then League Day there with a temporary course they're setting up. This will show what the permanent one will be like when it is installed. All are welcome.
And that's about it for now. I believe I've covered everything, if not, I'll make a note of it later, or not. I'll just add some photos to this and then cross post it, as it's not happening automagically any more.
Oh and we've booked our hotel room at Swancon. We will be staying in the con hotel, thank you to our informant!
Those who are undergoing trials at this time, strength and love to you.
Also, in other other other other other news, we received a package today from Days of Wonder, containing a free set of Cargo Noir and of Tunnels, Small World Underground and the Asia Maps for Ticket to Ride. Pretty cool huh?