Sunday January 02, 2005
auld lang syne. and a hangover
Was waaay too hungover to post yesterday. However, it was International Hangover Day, so I figure I'm allowed *grin*.
First up, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!! *sings, dances and lines blogroll up for snogs*
B) What do you think of my Shag-worthy summer skin? It's suummmmah Down Unnnnddaahhh, baby! This skin was a present from the gorgeously wonderful Cherry back in September. I've been waiting FOREVER to unveil it cos frankly, her work rocks. I was so flattered when she did this up as a surprise. Love your work honey!
And three, New Years Eve was 35 plus degrees celcius, and BLOODY BRILLIANT. Oh yeah, baby. Read on for chocolate n snogs galore, and throwing another shrimp on the brand new Barbie...
My mum gave us a tidy Coles Myer voucher, so just like almost all of our friends we got a Great Aussie BBQ for Xmas. So funny, 4 other people/couples we know were given BBQs by their parents. We must be at That Age.
And not just any BBQs. Four burner gas hotplate/grill BBQs. With HOODS. And SIDEBURNERS *faints*.
Last year's NYE was spent overlooking Sydney Harbour (see the banner above for a taste of that - gotta love Shag ;) so we didn't have any expectations for this year. As everyone knows, NYE turns out to be a disappointment more often than not. And last year... well. There was, and still is, no fucking way anything is ever going to top that. EVER. So at least we were starting off from base level this year.
And happily, I had a fabulous time. I wanted to put on something special as a thanks to everyone who was there for me this year. As you guys know, it hasn't always been the easiest.
So after a scrummy breakfast at a cafe in the morning, I went shopping at the Adelaide Central Market with 2 of my bestest friends for all the fresh goodies we'd need to throw a house party at our place. Prawns, clams, bacon, herbs and citrus, gourmet bum-burner sausages (yes, they're full of chilli *grins*), and the freshest fruit and bread we could find.
The boys were putting the BBQ up when I got home, and I nearly died form the love. It's a fabulous contraption. I now feel like a Real Aussie.
Everone brought along a dish to share, so we were treated to a fried haloumi (sheeps milk cheese - trust me, it's heavenly) salad and a fresh fruit salad from Amy, DELICIOUS honey soy chicken from Marta, chunky vegie kebabs from Alison and the most incredible chocolate 'cake' I have ever had the pleasure of trying from Kylie. Seriously. The thing was more like a thick, set mousse. *dies*
Everyone was also asked to bring along a bottle of spirit or liqueur, and so The Hubby put his backpacker bartending skills to good use and made all manner of wonderful cocktails and shooters all night. As far as I can remember, we had Bacardi, Baileys, Kahlua, Midori, Triple Sec, white and orange Curacao, Mozart (chocolate liqueur), Gin, both raspberry and regular vodka, Cinzano vermouth and both butterscotch and chocolate schnapps at our disposal.
There were Cosmopolitans, Mojitos with fresh mint and lime, pineapple Daiquiris, cocksucking cowboys, quickfucks, and Toblerones to name just a few.
At 10 pm, we had a minute's silence to reflect on and pray/send positive energy for the tsunami victims in Asia. Words can't describe the grief we've felt over such a massive disaster happening in our own backyard. But that's another story for another time.
After that, things got a little crazy. Most everyone except The Boy and I was drunk by 8.30, so we had to make up for lost time after our hosting duties were finished.
At midnight the snogging started, as you do, and I don't think it stopped until everyone left at 3.30am. I guess people were just feeling the love *rofl*. Actually what happened was that I snogged one of my best girlfriends, and then another of my girlfriends wanted a go, all of whom shall remain nameless to protect the naughty. Hubby got photographic evidence *aheh*. Don't think those pics will be seeing the light of day ^.~.
And no, nothing went any further than that, but I forgive you for wondering.
I woke at about 9 to the worst hangover I've had all year. Arrrggghhh. Mark and Amy had slept over so we all congregated downstairs for coffee and a debrief. The basic ocncensus seemed to be that everyone had an awesome time.
Goes to show that the effort of a house party, combined with no expectations and so many people you love can make for an excellent time. So, so pleased it came off so well.
Nicki rang at about 12 to come collect her car, so she and Matt dropped round and made us all pancakes while we watched Pirates of the Caribbean. Others dropped round during the day to pick stuff up or say thanks.
All in all, I can honestly say it was the best 48 hours I have spent since this time last year.
Two years in a row eh? Next year is obviously going to be positively sucky ^.~. Unless I've finally hit on the formula for a brilliant New Year's Eve.
posted by goldie @ 10:21 AM on 01.02.05
I'm glad you had a great time! Happy New Year :)
I know that I couldn't type that much this morning. Unless you waited until after the hangover to fill us in... oh wait.. I forget your a day ahead of me..
And I must confess I've been using this skin for sometime now :D
Glad you had a ball! Sounds brilliant - sucks to Sydney, who needs 'em :P Adelaide obviously rocked on NYE!
P.S. Hope you're feeing better
Hope the hangover is better.
Absolutely LOVE the new skin, particularly since it's winter here in Texas.
Aw, International Hangover Day struck you too? I might be one of the only folks I know who didn't wake up with one, no matter how hard I may have tried. *giggle*
Glad to hear your new year came in with a soft breeze, some sunshine, and a shopping trip. Here's hoping your year is filled with one repeat after another of all three of those!
"Cosmopolitans, Mojitos with fresh mint and lime, pineapple Daiquiris, cocksucking cowboys, quickfucks, and Toblerones to name just a few"
Would love to see recipes for these (I still have the recipe for the quickfuck, but haven't gotten the midori for it)
Greetings and Happy New Year wishes from this old ghost, Goldie. The new skin looks great, although I still think you need to go on a massive link-diet!
Regardless, here's to hoping we keep in better touch THIS year!
*h & k*
Well, it looks like you out-did me in the alcohol department, Goldie. I think I had three gin and tonics, and two or three shooters. And I danced until after 1am. Your BBQ sounds absolutely wonderful, and I envy your food consumption as I did not celebrate with any special foods.
Have a great year, and stay away from those veggies!
A very, extremely, awfully, late Happy New Year to you!!! I'm glad you had such a good time and I'm jealous - green with envy if you must know - that you have such wonderfully warm weather down there!!! It's about to snow here...
sounds like a blast! i miss my bbq - my apartment right now has no deck, but i used to grill a couple times a week.
oh, and i had to look up snog on urbandictionary.com. one of those terms this american was unfamiliar with. doh!
and finally, love the skin! it's 34F here, which is about 1C, so it brings me much needed sunshine in the midst of winter up here.
happy new year!!
You DID have a Happy New Year, didn't you? Hehe little minx!
Glad the new BBQ behaved itself and the cocktails went down a treat.
Catch up soon, G x
Happy New Year, Goldie!
You rock so hard.
Glad you had such a fabulous New Year's! Too bad we can't get a peek at those pics... :D
Hmmm... 5-day hangover...
Hope you're better soon :-)
It sounds like you had a blast. I was sick New Years Eve and really couldn't drink much. I was the perfect designated driver though. I hope your year is fantastic!
Love the summer skin! Makes me want to take a trip!!
Happy New Year!!
Missing Goldie Crisis: Day 10
i think something is wrong with my browser - it won't load any of your new posts and shows jan 2nd as the most recent.
I'm sorry that I have not been here in a wile, I confused your blog with another blog by mistake, maybe because almost every I been hitting my head, except for New Years, my hand exploded, but I'm ok, we was able to find all the pieces!
I happy that you had a great New Years, and I hope you are having a great New Year, with lots of fun, and clean socks!
I know you're there... I can hear you breathing...
...rather heavily, too...
What ARE you doing, Goldie? ;-)
Damnit! She's gone missing again. I told her to have a contact person. Grrrrrr
Okay, Goldie...we've fought through the withdrawals and DT's from your absence. January will be over soon. You need to start preparing for the next major excitement: Valentine's Day...Come on... Speak to us.
Hope you are well.
Sooner or later the batteries in that thing will give out, and you'll have to blog again to get your thrills ;-)
Where did you go Goldie? Hopefully the hang-over hasn't lasted that long
Normally I wouldn't complain about this sort of thing, Goldie, but your blog's naked :-)
Where arrrrrrrrreeeeeeee yoooooooooouuuuuuu?
Don't make me send over scantily-clad firemen with huge axes to break down your door and ravish rescue you :-)
Psssst! I'm serving drinks at Madfish Willie's. Stop on by :-)
She's been away a month now officially. I will now eat my own skin.
I'm just going to curl up in a corner in a fetal position, rocking back & forth & sucking my thumb. I'm still a couple weeks away from skin-eating :-/
Holy shit girl I thought *I* took long breaks.
Don't make me come down under and find you.
does anyone know what has happened to our beloved goldie??? I hope all is ok girlie!
Come back Come back!!!!! *throws tantrum on the floor*
happy valentines day goldie!
or day after since you're a day ahead of me.
Stuff like this makes people stop coming back. It kills readership.
Well Happy Valentines day for yesterday.
Goldie: Re: your email.
Commence skin-eating in 3... 2... 1...
Seriously Goldie can you send up a flare? I'm getting REALLY worried.
And missing you like crazy :-(
just stumbled on your website. It's cool.
Btw, come visit my journal sometime at http://jetslife.blogspot.com ...c ya around.
Goldie! I've missed you for so long! I'm worried about you, I hope you're okay.
... I see that Dino didn't work... dammit.... well, I hope that you are doing well, Goldie... you and your family have all of my very best wishes...
I have kidnapped goldie and holding her at ransom of 45 sexual favours and 2 dozen of thinmints
Fear me ;)
I have heard from Goldie via email. She is fine, just extremely busy at her new job, unfortunately, we all know how much of your time a new job demands. Im sure we all understand! Just think how good her next blog entry will be! 2 months worth of tales!
Miss you, Goldie.
Just sayin' :-)
A Shanghai blog featuring news and views of great interest
Yeah, I'm still checking in.
You should probably get a restraining order on me :-)
I see that restraining order isn't in force yet :-)
Hi Goldie! It's me, again.
I hope you are doing well and having fun doing what you are doing! What are you doing anyways?
I don't know if you know, but Sally and her parents moved to another post 321 kilometers away, which my big brother says is just a few miles, so I tried to walk it with my hamster Duckie, with his new leash, but we didn't make it, but I did meet a guy who looked like Edward Sissorhands, who had sissors, because he cut me and Duckie's hair, which made me so happy, and even my hamster Duckie, because he was smiling.
I can't wait till you blog again, but I guess I have to! Come visit my blog when you gets a chance!
[walks away sadly]
Ok, fine, I only come by to look at the naughty pictures, but I *still* miss your posting.
Let me know if there's something you need...
[sigh] I hoped that while I was on vacation, she might have come back :(
...still vigilling... :-)
Miss you like crazy, Goldie :-/
Ya think Goldie even checks her comments any more? :-(
I know I do on occasion... just hoping she'll be around.
Maybe she's taking a short break.
Take care, Goldie!
Is it weird that I've been checking this site for 8 months now? Perhaps I need an intervention.
Missing you, Goldie...
still popping in now and then - - we sure miss you, Goldie and hope you are doing well.
Where the heck did you go, nutbucket?