04 July, 2011
What a weekend! As most of you probably already know (I’ve been talking it up all last week!) tomorrow is my birthday. I LOVE birthdays! Even when they’re not mine, I just think they are an awesome thing to celebrate. So I generally get rather excited when mine comes around. Seeing as this year I’m only turning 23 and not some extra special age I decided to take the easy way out and celebrate with a few drinks at a gig rather than organise something.
Friday night was Herman’s Hot Rod Hootenanny with the Dirty F Holes, The Flangipanis, Graveyard Rumble and The Vampers – psychobilly heaven! I busted out my acid wash skinny jeans, a new top I bought on ebay and my best beehive with some cute bat earrings and my skeleton hand hair clips to look my badass best and headed to the Prince of Wales Hotel for the shindig. Because I was celebrating my birthday the event organisers looked after me and I was a very lucky girl treated to some special VIP treatment including free entry, the special gold armband that only the cool people (muso’s etc) got and plenty of drinks bought for me. A very special thank you to my man who made sure I had a fantastic night and drove me to the gig (and maccas on the way home!)
Graveyard Rumble were featuring special guest Mitchy Mayhem on the double bass who was lovely enough to dedicate a song to me. Frontman Jerome also made the whole crowd (some 100 odd friends and strangers) sing happy birthday to me which was both embarrassing but totally lovely at the same time – what can I say, I have amazing friends! I also scored a free CD from The Vampers for my birthday – very cool! I had an AWESOME night, very fun and was so nice hanging out with my friends, dancing and getting bought drinks. Thanks so much to everyone who helped make my night so great! However, I was pretty well behaved because on Saturday…
I finally got my zombie girl tattoo done by Mimsy! I was booked in a couple of weeks ago but poor Mimsy was very sick and had to cancel but we finally got around to it this weekend which was great timing as it made a lovely birthday present to myself! I was up at 9 am only slightly hungover to get to Mimsy’s at 11 where I sat for most of the day getting this awesome artwork inked on me. Mimsy was surprised we got it all done in one sitting but I was determined to have it finished! I LOVE it! By the time I got home it was about 5 pm and I was pretty exhausted so we had a nice night in snuggled on the couch watching movies and eating the AMAZING Spanish chicken and chorizo paella the boyfriend made. It was great to relax and get a good night’s sleep because on Sunday…
We went to Lakeside Park for their All American Day to coincide with America’s Independence Day, where all manner of street cars, kustoms, hot rods, daily drivers and polished pretties converged for drags, club cruises and an all-in cruise around the racetrack. We went along in this old thing.
It was a great day with plenty of drool-worthy cars and American muscle to see but unfortunately later in the afternoon the weather started to turn, it got very cold and started to rain so we left to go home to the warm cosiness that is our couch. But not before I managed to shoot this!
Yeehar! LOVE that sound and the smell of burnin rubber!
I spent the rest of the night diving into our favourite local gourmet pizza and snuggled on the couch getting lots of smooches in preparation for my ‘birthday week’ as the boyfriend calls it hehe
I have to say, I’m feeling very loved up already and it’s not even my birthday yet! I feel very lucky to have such lovely people in my life who make me feel loved and want to make me feel happy and special on my birthday.