Back to Sydney - Rain, Celebs, and Pouty Lips
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After fun times in Tassie, my parents and I returned to Sydney for a few quiet rainy days before they returned home to Hawaii. We ate Chinese food and had vegetarian dimsum at Bodhi, where I saw Russell Crowe dining a year ago. Sadly, he was not there.
My parents (and my eating budget) left on Saturday, Jan. 19th, and I was on my own again. I took up my spot on Kim's sofa, many thanks to her and her roommates, Jackie and Laura and settled in for a week of on and off storms. I'm told "La Nina" is to blame.
After traditional Sunday brucnh at Bill's with Ruth, I went back there around noon to meet up with other former coworkers. Halfway through waiting for the others to finish eating, we saw Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban walk right by our table.
I lounged about from Monday to Thursday as it intermittently stormed, which thoroughly discouraged any physical exertion inside or outside of the house. I did manage to walk around Cremorne Point in North Sydney which has amazing houses I will probably never be able to afford unless I manage to turn the MBA into a joint degree with MRS.
Thursday Night began the 5-day stretch of incredible unhealthiness and liver boot camp. The guilty party on Thursday night was free champers (champagne) at the Slip Inn, which led to afternoon drunkenness, eating at Eat Thai, and finishing the night at Green Park Pub. Partner in crime: Royston.
Given my involuntary sedentary state most of the Friday, I decided that I would not drink much that night when I met up with a sorority sister I hadn't seen in 3 years. Unfortunately, my plans were tragically thwarted when Alex ordered me a double vodka and soda at Opera Bar, which was followed by an all-night vodka diet.
The next morning, or shall I say 4 hours later, I was woken up at 7 am to go camping in the Gong...hungover or maybe not even hungover yet.