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That's for Joe. :D

Locals: The El Dorado cinema has a new website. It's pretty awesome, but why does everything new look like my iPod now? http://www.eldoradocinema.com.au

Also, I've got a Batman Day organised with my workmates for Saturday, when we're all going to Rosa and Mark's place in the morning to cram around the TV and watch 'Batman Begins', then tramping down to the El Dorado to watch 'Dark Knight'. Geeky good times! I'm going to pre-buy the tickets tonight and try not to get too tempted to see it tonight as well... D:

Actually, this weekend is packed to the rafters. Friday afternoon I'm meeting Damian in person. He's an awesome artist from the Gold Coast who has been living in the US for some time... his boyfriend over there died and so he's temporarily returned to Australia to think about what to do next. He found me through my art online and we're grabbing coffee this Friday, then Joe and I are heading down to his pad on the Gold Coast for the entirety of next weekend to draw, play the Wii and basically just have an awesome time. The Friday coffee thing is just so we can check in with one another beyond the constrains of the interweb, to make sure we're not wrong in assuming each other to be Awesome before we commit to a whole weekend of lulz together.

Back to THIS weekend... After coffee with Damo on Friday afternoon, Joe and I are zipping straight to work's "Christmas in July" function at the Black Forest Cafe on Friday night. It's an awesome German restaurant on Highgate Hill that I've wanted to go to for years. I'm having duck, Joe's having rabbit and we're swapping-and-sharing. I will report upon the taste at length. Brace thyselves for RABBIT.

On Saturday we've got the aforementioned Batman Day, which we're following with an unrelated party being thrown by Chris (not work-Chris, not brother-Chris, but friend-of-Sian's-Chris). Sunday morning we're peeling ourselves out of bed to go up to the farm, where we're going to chill out, recover from the first half of the weekend, and collect the TV so we can get it fixed and finally have that Doctor Who marathon we've been dreaming of.

Sunday night, I'm meeting Vix / quillblade for a one-on-one birthday dinner, where I can give her alla her pressies (I found quite a few but nothing that compares to the awesomeness of the Hahn & Thann massage session she bought for my b'day!) and we can play catchups. Also I can tease her about having a boyfriend. Do you guys have any idea how long I've waited to do that? A whole new avenue of friend!torture has just opened up before me! *wipes away a tear* I'm so happy. Anyway, I think we should drink a tasty beverage in acknowledgement of the fact that we've now been friends for a decade and haven't killed each other yet.

Also, last night Joey and I hung out with Viv / scoutlostthewar and we got red wine and Chinese food and it was good times. Slightly tipsy good times. Damo rang to organise Friday arvo right when we were saying bye to Viv, so I didn't get to say a proper goodbye, so for posterity: BYYEEEE VIV!

This is my punishment for last weekend, which was almost entirely free of socialising. Haw, and lately I've been grouchy about how my social life is slowing down. Hurrr. This weekend is a well-timed bitchslap from Life.
4 have fought ~ fight the power!
joeypoey From: joeypoey Date: July 17th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC) (Link)
The motherfucker on the end is what did me in X)

Interestingly enough, legibility IS important when you start. :) S'like learning figure drawing: you have to learn proportion and structure first before getting crazy and stylizing. So I've actually seen pieces like that Edward. I'm trying to see if I can dig up pics...
joeypoey From: joeypoey Date: July 17th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Here we go!




And even more ironic, my middle name IS Edward X)
hammond From: hammond Date: July 17th, 2008 09:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Is it bad that I want to tag along next weekend too? Although Uni goes back next week so I might have work to do. But stlll, Wii all weekend! But yes, I just want to scoop up your awesome-sounding friends.

It's probably bad that I read that his boyfriend "temporarily died": Zombie Boyfriend.

Edited at 2008-07-17 09:16 am (UTC)
scullyraptor From: scullyraptor Date: July 17th, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
That cartoon is just delicious! <3

Also, congratulations on almost being out of debt! That's got to be an amazing feeling :D I can't wait to get there, myself. That definitely deserves fun trips!
4 have fought ~ fight the power!