Thursday, August 20, 2009


Real picture from the 1920's......I love how normal these girls look. Vintage pictures usually have the the super-stylised, quintessential flapper girls, or 1940's sirens who look impeccable and as a result, quite 'unreal.' But these girls look like the ones you might see at the bus stop, or working at the deli or just hanging out with friends.

This picture reminded me of The Crucible.

Another authentic photo from the 40's. It was called 'Pleasantville'.

Jessica Rabbit! I love that hair....if my sister's hair wasn't red, mine would be in a heartbeat. Love how it's off to the side with that gorgeous kick at the front.

Monday, August 17, 2009

I want, I want, I want

I want my hair this color! I am so close, but that's not good enough anymore...

Cough Cough

Blerghhhh! I have been sick now for about 5 days and boy oh boy, does it suck! It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, it really hits me. I've always had problems with my throat/tonsils and invariably, that's where it always begins. I've gone through 2 boxes of tissues and almost a whole packet of antibiotics. Worst timing, as I was about to begin some good stuff with my Year 7 and Year 10 students....lot of working waiting for me!
Oh, and top it all off, we got robbed :( I know, I know......really horrible. It's hard to understand the feeling of disgust and of being violated until it's happened to you. I was at work and hubby called asking where his laptop was and then we both realised what had happened.
A list of the items:
• Hubby's laptop - full of thousands (upwards of 10,000) of songs he uses for DJ gigs, poems, lyrics, recorded tracks, mixtapes, demo tracks, photos, memories, all of my wedding folder etc - GONE!
• The external hard-drive - Hubbby backed all of the above onto this to insure again losing it all in case the computer crashed. Didn't think it would get stolen, thus negating it's usefulness!
• His Nike high-tops. I know! How pathetic! Let's hope they're nowhere near a size 13-14 shoe.
• Playstation 3 that belonged to hubby's brother. He's in the Cook Islands at the moment, so he was a bit gutted.
• Portable Playstation (PSP) was hidden behind a desk and stacks of CD's. Very strange that they found it.

The weirdest part of it all is that brother-in-law's Mac was sitting on his desk and was untouched! It's not working at the moment and the only reason you would leave it behind is if you knew police think it's someone we know. Ugh.
Anyways, on a brighter note, I got a new car! Wooooo hooooooooo!! Old one had a cracked windscreen ( the whole width of the glass), hand-brake wasn't working, side mirror gone, etc. My new beautiful Holden Vectra goes like a dream! I love the colour too, not quite gold, not quite silver.

Monday, August 10, 2009

the ramblings of remember orbeli

So. Blank (virtual) page before me. I never realised how the act of writing can fill one with such a sense of power. No wonder so many of us love to write.The white expanse of the page or screen, completely empty until symbol by symbol, we fill it with meaning. It can be heady stuff.

I don't really know why I wrote this post. So much of what I want to say can't be said, as, in today's society, most of what I believe and cherish and value is considered utter foolishness. That's okay, that's not what bothers me. What bothers me oftentimes is not that I will be seen as a 'freak' or as 'odd' (because He said that would happen) but it's just that I know what will ensue. What usually ensues is a barrage of comments birthed out of ignorance, designed to denigrate and mock and sometimes, to be brutally honest, I just can't be bothered defending myself. Because that's always what it comes down to. It frustrates me to no end when people who consider themselves open-minded, liberal and free-thinking behave in the exact opposite manner. It's as if they don't stop to think that perhaps what the majority of society says is the norm is in fact ridiculous.

End rant. Meanwhile, I want creme brulee ice-cream!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Nineteen Eighty Four...or thereabouts

So for the past two Saturdays I have been gettin' down to the sounds of the 80's, courtesy of not one, but two (!) 80's themed birthday parties. The first was my brothers 21st and the second a friend's 80's hip hop party last night.

Life is too short to not be enjoyed thoroughly, so both parties saw me on the dancefloor for hours at a time!
Hubby DJ'ed at both parties as he now has his own speakers and gear and although I might be slightly biased, he is so good! He knows just how to work a crowd and knows when it's time to change up the songs or keep it going.

On another note, I am SUCH a bad blogger. I am terrible! I think it's because of my tendency to psych myself out of doing things by making them bigger and harder to do in my head. I kinda think to myself "Well, if I'm not going to do it properly, I might as well not update now as it will just be a boring update." Sorry.