The past few days this week have been spent catching up with a number of friends. On Monday I met up with Jenny at uni and we discussed a potential project for next year/2016, which I shall obviously update you about as and when it develops. Monday evening was dinner with my dear ol' buddy Stephen at the nearby Nicholson bar and grill, which was a fun-filled evening with idle chatter and gossip, heheh. Tuesday I made a trip up north to Bayswater to catch up with Alex and Mel at last, and we managed to have a pretty good afternoon chatting over lunch, followed by a splash in their pool to stir us out of our post-meal coma! (Side note? It didn't really.) Fun! Here are some pics:
|Al and Mel being all soppy over a scrumptious meal.|
|Requisite pool wefie. Watch where you're stickin' that noodle, Alex!|
|Awkward requisite pool selfie.|
|Lopsided photo of two other friends, Aleesha and Joey, who visited |
Dunsinane recently though I don't remember exactly which night, arf.
On Wednesday I caught up with another old friend, Paul M, in the city, where once again we chatted about everything and nothing. One thing that's interesting about Paul is that he's probably the only guy I've met on a gay dating/hookup website who is actually my friend today. In other words, I've not cultivated a lot of actual friendships from these sites; Paul seems to be the only one, from nearly a decade ago, so our friendship is a testimony that one would actually be able to make friends through this method of meeting. And in case you're wondering, Paul and I have never hooked up, though that's probably veering into TMI territory. Though there was a semi-drunken night one night many moons ago... but that's best left not recounted, arf/oy! Here's a pic of Paul and me:
I have the feeling I caught up with someone else on Wednesday but I can't seem to place who he or she was, if indeed it happened. So... never mind, LOL.
Yesterday was an interesting day. First off, it was the long-overdue reunion of me with my dearold friend Paul G, who I used to hang out with very closely many, many years ago, having done a number of shows together including Richard III, Athena Emu at the Olympics and Captain Quokka 2005! Sadly Paul and I drifted apart partially due to my immaturity in being able to accept his criticisms of Follow The Light back in 2005, which probably gives you a good idea of how long ago we last caught up. We've bumped into each other now and again over the years but because my usually short visits into Perth prior to this one, we'd never had a chance to catch up.
But yesterday we finally met up, and it was pretty awesome, just like old times. We used to hang out at Red Rooster down the road from uni, so naturally we decided to head there for lunch, which was pretty awesome. And even more awesome was the fact that our conversation was actually really positive and encouraging for yours truly, so here's to rekindled mateships and growing up!
|Aren't we pretty??|
|Still with that mop of hair!|
|Beattie's a natural with baby Katie!|
|Me, not so much.|
|Andrew, Stephen and Tiff! Awww!!|
|Yeah I am!|
So that brings me to right now, as I'm sitting in the living room having packed my luggage, blogging and contemplating grabbing some shut-eye before the 4:30am wake-up time to the airport. And so I shalt leave you for now with all these memories and images, and with the hint-hint that there's still more to reflect on in terms of what went down with Extra Ordinary People, and will most likely be posting my next blog back home! Till then... ciao!