Hold the refried beans!

Went to dinner tonight at a little Mexican restaurant in Bulimba and was pleasantly surprised with the food.  There’s not a lot of choice in our general area for Mexican so we’ve probably ended up at Montezuma’s more often than they deserve.  The place we went to last night was called ‘La Quinta Mexican Cafe y Bar’ on Oxford Street and it was fantastic.  Dodgy quasi-Mexican decor but the food more than made up for it.

We had some delicious tapas for starters, fajitas for mains and some really yummy deserts – Mexican doughnuts for me and Chocolate Nachos for Yale…. yes Chocolate Nachos!  They were thin/flat nacho shapped chocolate sweet biscuits served with hot chocolate fudge and cream and ice cream and even though I’m not normally one for chocolate, I tried a bit and they were really good.

I’m definitely going back there again….. I wonder if they’d let us hold a Tequila Party there!  🙂

Angel’s first Tequila Party c2003.


Sleep deprived to party tart in 6.3 seconds.

Okay.. so I spent yesterday doing the things I’ve been dying to do… the really important things yes?  Like finally getting my nails done…. 🙂  Happy dance at having beautiful nails again… and God bless the strange little men at  Eastman Kodak who invented SuperGlue…. without whose help I would never have been able to hang in there for five weeks of manicure-less hell that is Asia Minor and the Subcontinent!  🙂

Last night … more catching up with loud relatives (the loud bit is probably in my head)… only this time being tortured with corriander, being roped into photographic duties and being compulsorily required to oooh and ahhh over new baby.

Them – “Do you want a cuddle Borys?”
Me – “Oh no… just returned from the third world, full of germs you know… cough cough”

Translation:: ‘ “Do you want me to fall into a socially unacceptable blubbering mess of infertility related despair on your lounge room floor?”  :S  It’s getting harder and harder to be happy for people with their gorgeous new babies… and especially hard when I’ve not yet caught up on the whole lack of sleep thing.  Overwhelming jealousy, long nurtured frustration and inability to interpret spoken language does not a taciturn Borys make. I deftly sidestepped the possibility of a neurotic breakdown by avoiding small emotional grenade and decided to go out and hang with decidedly non-breeding friends instead.

Went to party, party, party…. intending to hang for about an hour or so and then come home.  But I was delightfully detained by second favorite brother-in-law and ended up staying out until 0130!!!!  :S   Not good for the sleep whole deprivation thingy!!!!!  🙁  

Today – Slept in until 1030 – that’s a new record for me… might have been the fantastic hot water bottle I had – thanks 😉    Angel had some little friends over to watch a movie on the bigscreen… . how can three small boys make soooo much noise!  :S  Then had  NMdG and  MissCL over for dinner.  Watched a weird movie… Black Snake Moan and tried to go to sleep at a reasonable hour…. like about 0230!    :S

Am never going to recover from this lack of sleep thing!


Drinkies @ Azerbaijan!!!

We had a wee anti-festival drinkies last night… and by wee… I mean wee!!   There was barely 8 of us… but we were a fairly committed bunch… intent on making up for all the serious amounts of lost drinking we were foregoing by not attending festival this year.  And I must say… judging by the bottles this morning, we made a fair dint on that goal!

For special fun and torture, I inflicted my some of my oldest friends on my newest friend…  And I must say the results weren’t as disastrous as they usually are when you throw someone new into a well established social group…. the new friend held up tolerably well, and the old friends (for the most part) behaved themselves.   So we had a pretty good night…  🙂    Shame that the Darkman and his gorgeous little KissGirl couldn’t make the party….. but that, no doubt, could have led to a very different night indeed!    😛

Dirty 30s Party!!!

I had my 30th birthday party on the weekend…. yes slightly over due I know, but I always said I’d turn 30 eventually!  Apparently it clashed with the RH Red and White, which was accidental I assure you! Turned out to be a warm and very wet night, so we had the party inside yet again!  One of these days we’re going to hold a party outside and maybe spare my carpets a little!

So it was out with the fedoras, feathers, furs, braces and funky clunky shoes.  🙂  Everyone looked really cool.  HdM came dressed as a sailor, NMdG, Darkman, Jimbo all made good gangster types, we had one Indiana Jones, and a few flapper types.  Best costume has to go to the Humbibble dressed as a Cigarette girl in a very saucy outfit.   I can’t actually remember a lot of detail from the evening – I had loads of champagne for the girls to drink, but I think things went down hill due to Darkman’s cheap tequila, which he always feels compelled to inflict on everyone else!  I spent the whole night laughing…. and I think there was dancing…. gotta remember to eat something when we’re drinking….. and I KNOW I accidentally walked into a discussion between Darkman and Surly about fisting (not something you forget in a hurry)…. and I have vague recollections of our intrepid sailor dropping his pants…. again!  …. also there may or may not have been some sort of pile up of people on the living room floor in a rather tragic swing dance incident!   But I am pretty certain the fisting was before the teqila… which is disconcerting on so many levels!

I woke up this morning feeling not too bad, except for the positively ridiculous pain level I was experiencing in my lower back!!!  Couldn’t for the life of me figure out what I’d done to stir it up…. and then I downloaded my photos this morning!  There was indeed some sailor type pants dropping action… and yes, there was dancing of a sort….. and undeniable evidence a pile up of people on the living room floor at one stage…. and there I am – at the bottom of it!   Mysterious back  pain no longer a mystery… Sigh.

All up it was a fun night.  I’ll have to send round some of the more incriminating photos by email i think.

dirty thirty 30s party

New Years Party at Blokenstein!

Okay I’m back!  I had a great New Years, even though I very nearly piked on the whole thing because my back has been giving me so much pain lately.   Anyway, I went to the Blokenstein New Years party and we had an absolute ball!!!  Mostly there was the regular line up of suspects, as well as a rather large Goon contingent that I’d not met before.  It was cartoon character theme and a lot of people dressed up and joined in the fancy dress.  So lets see what happened?  We had Jessica Rabbit arrive with the Magic Mirror from Shrek who  surprisingly offered no sage advice all evening – will wonders never cease!  Wonder Woman was there, and she was with her new beau, The Penguin.  I don’t think I’ve met the Penguin before, but he seems really nice and friendly.   Sailor Jupiter was there giving new meaning to the concept of short skirts!  😉  She seemed to be quite tipsy rather early in the evening and was hitting on Speed Racer and an unthemed Southerner, but alas, got nowhere!  She turned out to be more drunk than we thought, heaved mightily and had to be put to bed by Wolverine.  Wolverine looked fantastic (early on at least 😉 saw him do a couple of beer bongs, and I got a great shot of him covered in beer foam that looks really kinda suspect!  Felix the Cat turned up looking fabulous and as usual attached at the hip to a very adventurously dressed (pants so tight you could see his religion!  :P), frightening blue Thundercat!  Blue Thundercat always manages at least one drunken one heart to heart at parties – this party ~ my turn!  🙂  What else…. Ummmm Linus picked up a really cute 19 year old!.  Will more wonders never cease!!!  The Mad Hatter and Brunhilda (Bugs Bunny dressed as a girl bunny) along with the same 19 year old, snogged and danced half night away!  Danger Mouse revealed he has pierced nipples… who’d have thunk!  The Troll/Dragonball Z was conspicuously absent come midnight…. perhaps he was avoiding strangers wanting to kiss him!  Alice in Wonderland isnt as innocent as she looks, and btw, is a really good kisser!  The guy in the hockey mask needs to learn some manners!  Also, Betty Rubble is younger and prettier than Wilma Flintstone, apparently (not my observation – I overheard it!!!)  And, Generic Captain Something with his underpants on the outside of his tights was fairly fabulous, as was Princess Jasmine, who looked radiant… in the early part of the evening at least!  We all started to look a little ragged around the edges by the time midnight rolled round!  We had heaps of fun inflicting pain on Skeletor as we helped him rip some tape off his body and other than that, I guess everyone just got drunk!  Lots of kisses all round at midnight, and lots of people falling down/passing out etc by the time we left at about 2.30am.  Thanks Linus for driving us home!

bugs bunny brunhilda

Only fly in the ointment for the evening was when some moron teenage Goon type ill advisedly turfed a glass of something that appeared to be some sort of coconut abomination of a drink over the verandah and it landed all over me!  Being half cut, and in a not insignificant amount of pain, I marched upstairs and roared at a group of  rather callow looking youths, until one of them fessed up to having tossed the hideous concoction and offered up an apology.  Grrr… sticky shoes for the rest of the night!  Only upside…. the Mad Hatter licked most of the sickly sweet stuff off my decolletage for me!  Wooftie!!!   🙂