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Ideas are bubbling away.

I’m dreamer. Always have been. But during exams it seems the dream-o-meter in my mind works overtime.

I think about my summer holidays. Shopping. The beach. Going out. Birthdays. Parties. Work. Cleaning. Fashion. Blogging. Intern-ing. Christmas. Europe. Writing. Secrets.

…and the list goes on. A long way on.

Right now I should be studying or writing my essay. But I missed SkippingStones and writing just for fun. So below I finally updated my review on Let Me In – the first negative review on this blog.

Who knows what my next post will be about, I sure don’t. I’m not short of ideas though! If you have a request for a topic in particular leave a comment and let me know.

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Now for a dose of poetry:

Your reason and your passion are the rudder and sails of your seafaring soul. If either be broken, you can but toss and drift or else be held at a standstill in the mid-seas.

For reason, running alone is a forced confining. Compassion unattended is a flame that burns to its own destruction.

~ Khalil Gibran

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A bit of cute:

Meet Tess. She is my friend’s Groodle. Isn’t she adorable? A cross between a Golden Retriever and Poodle, she’s very energetic with a dose of crazy. I love this picture because it encapsulates her cheekiness and kookiness.

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Last thought for the day: I am thinking of starting a new blog, or transforming this one and putting more of my identity to it. Give myself a name and getting my writing ‘out there’. I haven’t worked on building a readership or creating a niche in the blogging world but it’s something I’m thinking about.

What are your thoughts?

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City2Surf 2010: UPDATE

It’s the annual event, the City2Surf, where masses of people run, walk, skip and strut approximately 14 kilometers from Sydney CBD to the famous Bondi Beach.

Right now I am at the ‘back of the pack’, briskly walking with some friends and praying that ‘Heartbreak Hill’ isn’t as devastating as it sounds. This is my first time entering the race, which raises funds for chosen charities every year.

I will update you about the day in the next few days, including the moment I crossed the finish line, any celebrities I managed to glimpse, the general atmosphere and any obstacles along the way.

Click on this link to see what all the excitement is about. It’s the largest race in the world!

UPDATE:

Well I did it! Along with two other friends, this first time-participant has achieved the same glory as approximately 80 000 other people in saying they completed the 2010 City2Surf. To be honest with you, it went by fairly quickly and I enjoyed every minute of it (well, minus the long queue to catch a bus from Bondi to Bondi Junction train station).

The weather was sunny, cool, bright and perfect for the race. Organisers recommend bringing warm clothing for the start of the race, especially for those in the Back of the Pack (we have to wait until the ‘real’ runners finish the race). Perhaps I overcompensated by wearing an old red turtleneck (skivvy) with a singlet, City2Surf top and jacket; but as the race progressed we had the opportunity to throw out our clothes onto the ground to be later picked up the the girl guides and donated to The Smith Family.

By the time we crossed the START line we had already walked a few hundred metres and as everyone passed the starting mats, a wave of excitment filled the air. For those that participate non-competitavely, the crowd is part of the entertainment as groups parade their costumes, or raise awareness about a campaign, with some businesses using the City2Surf as an advertising platform. I was amazed by the number of parents who took their children in strollers and ran through the crowd at the same time.

The best features of the race were the beautiful views which coloured the course, the rush of crossing the finish line, and the time spent with my friends as we encouraged each other and appreciated the beauty and buzz which surrounded us.

The most difficult part was not Heartbreak Hill, but the last kilometre of the race. By this time we just wanted to finish already, the crowd was getting thicker and it was getting harder to weave in and out of the groups. So we decided to run down the last few hundred metres and happily pick up a participation medal along the way!

While waiting for the bus to Bondi Junction we spotted former Australian Champion surfer Layne Beachley.

Altogether it was an amazing experience and one I hope to repeat next year and in the years to come.

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Criminally Fashionable.

– Remember my post about shopping? As it turns out, I didn’t buy black ankle boots or stockings – but I did find a lovely skirt! Also, thanks to Sportsgirl I found this gorgeous black, wide-brimmed hat that will go with anything. I cannot wait to wear it out 🙂

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Can you feel the beat?

* This photograph was taken in…Lebanon! That shouldn’t be a surprise anymore. Obviously I played around with the picture to give it that cool effect (isn’t this post quite a contrast from the previous one!?)

– The weekend is near and I’ve got some events to attend! I will come back and visit all my blogger friends soon 🙂

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My first guest post is from Victoria Robson, who kindly gave me permission to post this beautiful list which I first encountered over at her blog: Sweetwatermelonhearts.

She writes:

katrina (deerspectacles) and i set out to each create a list of a hundred words that we personaly think sound wonderful. some of these words you may agree with, some you may not, but to me they sound beautiful.

I have to admit, there are a few words getting written down on post-its because I don’t know what they mean. I enjoyed reading this list because it’s cute, inspiring, allows me to reflect on a few things and adds to my vocabulary.

Thank you Victoria (and Katrina) – you can see some of her talented polyvore designs here.

Make your own list of five words that sound as pretty as song or pick your top five from the one above.

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Date Night

 

* Does NOT contain spoilers

This comedy stars a funny duo with a lot of great chemistry between them – Tina Fey and Steve Carrell play the parents of a typical American suburban family living in New Jersey, struggling through each day as they try and maintain their sanity.

After discovering their two friends were getting a divorce, Phil and Claire Foster (played by Carrell and Fey) worry about becoming complacent in their relationship and they try to reignite some romance and glamour into their lives.

Driving into New York City, their determination for some glitz and glamour gets them into trouble with a case of mistaken identity.

Cue the tagline: “One ordinary couple. One little white lie

The rest of the film is an adventure of laughter…painful, side-splitting hilarity that had me in stitches by the end.

Apart from one or two scenes towards the end, the unexpected plot twists were entertaining and slightly bizzare… who needs realism when you’re cracking up with laughter.

Some other stars included in the cast:

* Mark Wahlberg * Leighton Meester * Mark Ruffalo * Jimmi Simpson * Will i Am * Mila Kunis *

I felt so good by the end of the film; it was a dose of funny that I desperately needed and I felt like toxins had been released from my body.

Definitely not for the young ones, Date Night is high on my recommendation list for movies out right now.

If you have seen it, what did you think?

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