Happy New Year!!!

Well, if you’re not in Australia, let me give you a quick update…it’s now about 1.30pm on the 1st January 2011, and in Melbourne it’s an overcast 21 degrees celsius. Last night was an incredibly hot and uncomfortable 38 degrees (again, celsius), but I was okay at my parents’ place, where they had a karaoke NYE party. We hired a slurpee machine and mixed up some frozen cocktails (the only way to drink when it’s that hot), and we enjoyed a lovely barbecue under the verandah…oh, and did I forget to mention, it was a costume party? Theme: when I grow up, I want to be a…

We had some brilliant costumes. Michael Jordan (played by a white man who painted his whole body with black facepaint–by the end of the evening, he’d sweated most of it off), Donatello, of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fame (also painted all over with green facepaint, oddly enough, cousin of Michael Jordan), a farmer (right down to gumboots–in that heat!), two doctors (one was five), a pirate, a cheerleader, a ballerina, a mechanic (who went as far as printing up business cards for ‘Mythical Motors’) and many more, including me, the Fairy Princess.

Shame that none of us can really sing…


About oliviaventura

I was born many years ago in... No, seriously, all you need to know about me is that I love love LOVE reading, and it's even more fun to write my own stories (I get to choose the ending that way). I've worked in plenty of different jobs, many in retail, which is the best way to meet some really colorful people, and also in recruitment, telecommunications, and food safety. I live in Melbourne, Australia, and I'm still on the lookout for Mr. Right, so if you know him, send him my way.

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