Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween in Sydney 2011

Once again, it was time for my favorite night of the year, the always epic Halloween in Sydney 2011. The great thing about Halloween is that people never stop coming up with amazing ideas for how to impress us, creep us out, and make us wonder if they really have nothing better to do with their free time.

In any case, here are the photos...

First up, me as Inspector Gadget, and my co-host Laws as Poison Ivy. Both costumes were her idea, and I can admit that at least 4 hours of my life were devoted to building that ridiculous hat. I should also mention it started to fall apart within 2 hours of arriving at the bar. Awesome.

 These guys needed a photo together, as they both fell into the "TOO SOON" category. (Steve Jobs and Gaddafi, for those who hadn't figured it out already.)

It's not a Halloween Party until people have dressed up like a couple of your favorite childhood characters and then proceed to get insanely drunk and ruin the image for you forever.

Accurate AND really creepy, thanks to those red contacts in her eyes. Also, I like that she's holding a vodka soda. My primary thought throughout watching Black Swan was that she could have benefited from a drink.

Winner of Best Costume for 2011, as decided by the 10 people I surveyed in a drunken stupor.

Worst. Nun. Ever.

And of course, a Viking, a Hippie, and a Nun singing along to what I'm sure was a song about the size of a woman's ass.

Halloween, I miss you already.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Tonight is the big Halloween party. I can't divulge my costume until afterwards, but I will say that I've already hinted at it. Photos to come in a few days.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Step It Up

Almost forgot this one, but when I was in NYC my brother was telling me how his friend almost got into a fight with a guy at a party. My brother's friend had decided he didn't like the guy for some reason, and they were having a heated exchange. And then, according to my brother, they had a dance-off.

No, really.

The best part is that I can't get a satisfactory explanation for how you go from threatening to punch someone's face in, to seeing whose got the best moves on the dance floor. I'm not sure there would ever be a good enough explanation for that, really.

In any case, his friend apparently fell through a glass table while trying to do a handstand, and that's how the fight/dance off ended. He got served.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Embracing Old Age

Not only do I take cooking classes and participate in a book club, but I begin golf lessons this weekend.

Granted all of these activities involve alcohol, but I think we can safely say that I have embraced my old age and it's only a matter of time before I take up bingo and shuffleboard.

On the plus side, I have got some seriously awesome golfing outfits lined up. Photos soon, because I crave the attention.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Relaxing Weekend

Not much to post lately because I've been having what I consider chilled out, relaxing weekends.

These entail starting to drink much earlier than my normal time of 2ish, sometimes before noon. This results in my being exhausted by the time the sun is setting, and I end up heading home and watching some TV before passing out by 10pm.

Fortunately, everyone else in Sydney is drunk all day as well at the moment (the weather is improving), so it's completely socially acceptable.

In the meantime, you guys will have to live without good blog-worthy stories.

Friday, October 07, 2011

And He's Back

Sorry for a quiet few weeks, I spent a couple of weeks overseas and then 10 days trekking through the Australian outback. More on that later, including photos.

Speaking of which, here's the one photo from my 2 weeks in the US that seems to have surfaced on Facebook. Apparently I was "that guy" at the wedding I attended:

There are claims it was taken at 8.17pm, but that information cannot be verified at this time.