Sunday, December 03, 2006

big catch up post

this will have to be in list form. but before you turn away in disgust, thinking i'm being lazy, bear with me. often these can be the real doozies, the beautiful posts, the stream-of-consciousness check-this-out kind of spiel. it's just i'm under the hammer, the december hammer, where my life spins out of control. it all begins with:

yesterday: my birthday. i got lots of creams and lotions, a splurge at the chanel cosmetics counter, chrissy amphlett's autobio, the bio on kerry packer and a book about a female gp about all things health-related. you know i'm old, i've told you before. i also got flowers, funky glass tumblers and a loverly candle. we ate oysters, prawns and fillet steak, followed by a cake from patterson's. say no more.

then today princess had her ballet concert and i ran into peter rowsthorn. when i say "ran into" what i mean more precisely is that i saw him videoing one of the acts, and went and stood next to him with my video camera, and politely waited until he finished. then i said hi. we knew each other oh years ago, and so we chatted briefly and i managed to make him laugh. what was it about? well, amway actually, and it was a cheap shot against a formerly-mutual friend. bad i know, i am not above betraying old friends to make a comedian laugh. especially one who is in kath and kim. you'll see me on thank god you're here yet.*

last week also i heard about my thesis. for those who don't know, at the end of may i submitted my master thesis. i'd done it full time for 12 months + a 3 month extension. then about 3 months after that i received word that one examiner had loved it, and the other had hated it.


as in, had nothing good to say about it and refused to give it a mark.

now, this is not good. i kept my cool, i told my supervisor that i was standing by my work and taking out a contract on the examiner. she told me not to be rash, and that they would find another person to review it. so it went to a very eminent canadian academic, who has reviewed it and passed it.


clink goes the champagne.

i've also picked up some more research work for melbuni lecturer re "creativity" - sheesh what a narrow topic, do you think we could broaden that out a bit? - which will see me busy over the rest of december and all of january. it involves a literature review and powerpoint presentation, to the level of teachers, ie "make it intelligible and not overly wanky" i'm guessing.

but, to the burning point of interest for all readers.

the hair.

john and i went down to port fairy last weekend, had monday off, it was delightful, it was de-lovely. and i washed my hair on the sunday. and...


it's still ok. it's a good cut, and i am happy with it.

the stylist was BRI (pronounced br-eye, not brie cheese as i said it when i went in there) down at simrod hair in carlisle street, balaclava.

so, much thanks to ccm who recommended her. i'm thinking i might try her for colour next.

and after that, move onto the next suggestion.

i will work my way through the list.

other news:

beazley must go. that is all.

other other news:

the gigi turned 2 last sunday.

* this brings my tally of making professional funny people i admire laugh to a total of 3 for the year. there was danny katz earlier in the year - my quip was about jamie oliver and his double-nut choc torte - and ms fits, something inane about farting on someone. and we'd met about 2 minutes before. maybe it was a nervous laugh. (you look surprised. well, with me it's a class act all the way, baby.)


I'm not Craig said...

Happy birthday, and congratulations on the thesis and the haircut. It sounds like a whole bunch of good stuff is going on for you, which makes me very happy.

Yes, Beazley must go.

Although this relates solely to a previous post, I have to tell you that Billy Joel's "Honesty" was playing while I was out buying fruit on Saturday and it turns out that I can't hear that song without thinking about you singing a duet with a Japanese pilot.

I spent a happy couple of minutes picturing this, which was tricky since I've never met you (or the Japanese guy), but I still had to try really hard not to start laughing hysterically in the potato section. That might have freaked people out.

meva said...

Happy birthday, happy thesis and happy hair. And amused comedians! Well done!

Magical_M said...

Happy Birthday lady! And well done on all things hair and thesis related.


Watershedd said...

Congratulations on your thesis being accepted. No mean effort. sounds like birthday celebrations and a bit of pampering are well dceserved.

BEVIS said...

Happy birthday, fair lady!

Congrats on turning thirty. I'm glad your thesis made it through and you can celebrate everything on this list.


Rowena said...

Happy birthday dear MG.

So glad your hair turned out hot, and that your thesis got a pass.


sublime-ation said...


so relieved about the thesis sweets.
clink back!

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Dxxxx said...

Hope it was a happy one lovely.
Crazy time of year this is, but it's better to be busy than not.
Love to you

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