Friday, April 28, 2006


I drank a lime-flavoured Breaka today. I think my last lime Breaka would have been at least 14 or 15 months ago, so it has been far too long since the last time delicious green milk had past my lips.

I know you're all jealous, but you'll just have to go out and find your own lime Breakas.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Another update after yet another hiatus

The weekend before last I went to Sunrise Beach for the Easter period, as mentioned in my last entry. The weather was nice, with rain only happening on one evening.

Last weekend was mostly taken up with Angie and Michael's wedding. Friday afternoon and night was spent in the Rendezvous hotel near central station with Michael and Archie.

The hotel room was quite nice, and comfortable, although the mattresses were a little on the hard side. Archie and I spent most of the night trying to "calm" Michael's nerves. (And by "calm" I mean "exacerbate")

The wedding took place on Saturday, at St. Stephen's Cathedral in the city.

It was a nice ceremony, and I was a little nervous because I was in control of the rings, and I had terrible images in my head of dropping the rings and then having to chase them across the marble alter only to just miss them as they rolled into a drain somewhere. The best quote was when the priest said that Angie and Michael would be using "simple words" to say their vows.

After the wedding, we (the bridal party) were whisked away in a long car (it was the longest stretched limo in Queensland) to the gardens for some photos. I counted at least 9 seatbelts in the back section of the limo, so we had plenty of room and weren't fighting for space for our legs or climbing over the top of each other.

After the photos, we went to the reception, held at Custom's House. The venue was fantastic, the food was great and I think the whole evening turned out brilliantly. I was nervous about the speech that I was required to give, but it was okay in the end.

The wedding cake was delicious. I had a slice of the bottom (I think) layer, which was chocolate mud cake. Angie and Michael sensibly only had fruit added to the small top layer and didn't inflict it upon anyone.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

I'm sorry blog, I've been neglecting you...

It's been a while since my last post, so what have I done since then?

I've seen a couple of films, been to an art exhibition, organised a buck's party, been to the Gold Coast for a few hours, and then dinner at Mt Tambourine, and I've been to Sushi Train for lunch.

The Gold Coast:
I went with Aggie to Southport and Surfers Paradise to visit Sylwia and to give her some items that her mum asked me to deliver. In the photo, Sylwia (on the left) is wearing the necklace and holding the box of Michałki that I gave to her only moments before. As you can see from the photo, specifically from Sylwia's hair, it was quite windy at that location. From there, we went to Surfers to drink bubble tea and visit the observation deck of Q1 (the tallest residential building in the world). The view from the observation deck was impressive, but we were unable to see Brisbane, a claim made by the developers during the construction process. At $16 per entry, it's also an expensive observation deck to visit.
After driving Sylwia back to her house, Aggie and I decided to go to Mt Tambourine to have dinner at one of the two Polish restaurants there. Unfortunately, the better of the two was closed so we were forced to eat at the lower-quality restaurant. The food was okay, without being anything special, but the prices were quite high, so it was a disappointing outing. We'll have to make our own pierogi one day.

On Tuesday (today is Thursday), I went to the Sushi Train at Toowong for lunch with Angie. The food was the same as I remembered it, delicious and fairly good value. The biggest problem was that I had a huge ulcer on the back of my tongue, so eating was difficult. After Sushi Train, we played Sonic for a while and then decided that ice-cream was needed, so we went to Cold Rock. Delicious. Chocolate ice-cream with cookie dough and a caramello koala mixed in.

Last Saturday night was Mick's buck's party. We started at the Pavilion at West End for a few games of pool and dinner and then headed into the city to go bowling at Strike Bowling Bar. After some time there, and an injury on my part (I honestly don't think it's possible for me to go bowling without sustaining an injury of some description), we left and went to the Casino where Michael won a nice amount of money (I can't remember the exact figure, but I think it was about $100 more than he put into the machines).

This coming weekend I'm going to Sunrise Beach. It should be nice there, and I haven't been there for over a year. And by "this coming weekend" I mean I'm going there tonight and returning sometime on Monday, I think.