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I had a moment of clarity this weekend; as I heard the words, “Excuse me, do you have a condom?” come out of Lara Fuller’s mouth on Saturday, I knew my life was significantly closer to fulfillment.

You see, this Saturday was Lara Fuller’s Hens’ celebration in Sydney… Or as my sister and I were referring to it (because of Lara’s characteristically demure/tasteful behaviour), “The Lara Fuller Cotillion.”

Oh, how five consecutive shots of tequila enhance one’s wild side. In 7 or so years of knowing Lara Fuller, I can probably count the number of inappropriate things she’s said on one hand. She is averaging less than ONE OFF COLOUR COMMENT PER YEAR, people. She doesn’t even wear inappropriately cut clothing – not even loud colours!  So you SEE what we are dealing with here, and can thus understand how thrilling it is to get her totally drunk and force her to do embarrassing things.

Fuller & I on our way to the party – please note the sweater that was her outfit choice for her bachelorette party

We had lunch at 4Fourteen in Surry Hills which was is a beautiful space, and the food is also very good. From there, we laid out a trail of tabasco laced tequila shots to lure Fuller through Surry Hills on a pub crawl, and she happily complied.

Lara held up admirably well, everyone seemed to have a ball and we finished up the night dancing – I’d say it was a success… Now onto Part II: Boston.

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Let’s see, top 5 in big news from me these days…

1) Hair Expo 2012

I’ve written before about Hair Expo, the Australian hairdressers’ national pilgrimage to Sydney’s Convention Centre, for all things sparkly and loud. Last weekend, as we do every year, my company went full throttle with two live demo workshops, two main stage performances, a stand in the Expo hall, and a runway show to open up the Sunday Night Gala (seriously, every night is a “gala”… hairdressers.)

It’s always entertaining, but this was especially fun. I got some good pics, and the students show was truly spectacular – very profesh, if I do say so myself.

And in case it’s not clear from above, yes I am THE most annoying person backstage.

2)  New Music

Obsessed with this song, heard it once and instantly loved:

3) Balmain – the suburb, not the brand (okay, I like the brand, too)

I can keep dreaming, though. One of those adorable cottages retails for about the same amount as my hometown.

4) Engagement Party

Nick and I had our engagement party with Sydney friends a few weeks back. I do feel that the resulting hangover is a legitimate excuse for my month long absence. It was an amazing time, but it took some serious work to recover from that.

To give you an idea: at 6am on the day following our party, you could find me, Nick, Lara Fuller, Alex and his partner Nathan dancing to Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” on repeat in Alex’s living room, drinking champagne straight from the bottle. So.

Anyways, we looked classy earlier on, no? We are MASTERS OF DISGUISE.

The Swiss ❤

The sisters

The Fullers!

The Beaths

The people who don’t understand when it’s time for the party to end

We really did have such a blast, and it was so amazing to have everyone there celebrating with us. Considering breaking up and get re-engaged, just to have another party like that.

5) Akita puppies

I don’t need a reason for this.

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Went to Copacabana last weekend. Living the life, you know?

Anyways, worst trip ever.

It was ugly and horrible:

The food was disgusting:

My friends are  fug:

Lara Fuller and I are NOT THE UNDEFEATED REIGNING WORLD CHAMPIONS OF THIS GAME:

Do you see what I did there? Do you?

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Know how I know Nick and I are meant for eachother?

We’re equally as embarassing when we have a few:

Also, we have sick dance moves.

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Beautiful images from Scott London from Burning Man 2011. Bizarrely enough, I can picture my extended family here – visualising my Uncle Tommy running around dressed as a drumstick and my Aunt Muffie commanding a Mad Max-esque float.

If you like London’s pics, check out his photo essay on the Salton Sea. Interesting text, haunting images.

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It’s Easter weekend here in Australia which can only mean one thing… Gambling! Eh, sacred is in the eye of the beholder.

It’s two up day betches, and I’m going to make some money.

Terminology

Spinner: The person who throws the coins up in the air.
Boxer: Person who manages the game and the betting, and doesn’t participate in betting.
Ringkeeper (Ringy):  Person who looks after the coins after each toss (to avoid loss or interference).
Kip: A small piece of wood on which the coins are placed before being tossed. One coin is placed heads up, the other tails up.
Heads: Both coins land with the ‘head’ side facing up. (Probability 25%)
Tails:  Both coins land with the ‘tails’ side facing up. (Probability 25%)
Odding Out: To spin five “One Head – One Tail” in a row.
Odds or “One Them”: One coin lands with the ‘head’ side up, and the other lands with the ‘tails’ side up. (Probability 50%)
Come in Spinner: The call given by the boxer when all bets are placed and the coins are now ready to be tossed.
Cockatoo: Only used in the 1800s to late 1930s (Due to legalisation of Two-Up on ANZAC Day), it was the nickname of the look-out who warned players of incoming police raids.

…I don’t know about all of that.

To me it just seems like a lot of intoxicated people jammed into a circle screaming things with fistfuls of money in the air while someone flings coins in the air. I have no idea how anyone keeps track of anything. It’s wonderful.

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This video makes me wish it was Friday.

Starts getting good around 3:38 mark.

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