I figured of all the days to add to the blog, this is it! On my first voyage back to the States from Australia, I left Sydney at noon on December 22nd and arrived in LA earlier than when I left Sydney: 7am, December 22nd.
When was the last time I had a 41 hour day? This is a day for recreational literature!
In the spirit of my new theme to add more drawings to the blog, I think it's fitting to pick a classic Sydney sight since I won't see it again until 2010. Here's the recognizable lifeguard station on Tamarama beach. One landmark along the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk that has become my favorite route for a ritual run.
Looking out of my window in the plane on arrival in LA, I was amazed to see the amount of traffic on the roads as early as 6am, before the sun was up. Maybe I'll get away from this computer and get a taste of Tinsel Town before leaving for North Carolina tomorrow.
Safe travels, Michelle! I'll see you at the LAX Radisson :) This place is nice! Near to the Getty Museum, too...
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Inspired by my colleague's video blog account of our recent trip to Qirkz in Marrickville, I wanted to post the sketch, above.
This performance was Oscar Jimenez, who had quite a following. I don't know if he told everyone to come dressed up like flappers and pre-depression era gangsters, but people were dressed to impress! Everyone was so polished last night! I felt dressed about as well as the guy making our delicious pizza from the wood burning oven downstairs.
The best part, I have to say, was the company I went with and being able to hang out at the end of the night on a balcony overlooking the Randwick Racecourse and keeping the party going with some home-spun DJ talent. Qirkz certainly set the tone for the evening. I hope to make that a trend! They won't have any new performances until the New Year.
Worth waiting for!