Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday's a Giveaway and my Feet may Never Forgive me

I didn't get out of bed until after lunch today, quite a poor effort.  I had a big night that was meant to have been a quite night with a few friends.  I went to my local pub and had 'very grown up' wine and dinner and heard the mos amazing story form a friend that I'd not heard before.  He told the story of his escape from Vietnam as a 6 year old boy with his grandparents and uncle.  The boat, the ocean, the conditions these people endured for a better life is incredible.  I wish more Australian's could hear these stories so they don't have such fear and hatred of boat people ... 


Chick Harrity 1973 image 

Then on a far less grown up tangent I came home just as my flatmate and her friend were heading out to 'Mystique' an R'n'B club.  Somehow I got talked into coming.  Me and R'n'B, so fitting?  So I took them to Rics first just to make sure they didn't really like rock and people who dressed their age and their size.  Nope, so we headed to the most delightfully awful club in all of Brisbane.  I didn't know if my laughing was distracting from my totally sick dance moves, but we danced to shitty music while large Samoan women elbowed me in the head.  FUN


dance like you mean it ... we heart it

I talked them into trying a different place, Alhambra which all agreed was better.  So myself and two of the most gorgeous Arabian women I've met danced to Afro Cuban salsa for hours ... my feet were like little pieces of schnitzel by 3am ...  


From One thousand and One Nights (or Arabian Nights) 

"We call this garment crevecoeur, and rightly is it hight, 
For many a heart wi' this we brake and harried many a sprite."


Scheherazade, you fussy gal !

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Now for the free stuff ... Kitty Boo Boo and Bettsy Kingston are featured this month on the BrisStyle blog and all you need to do to win the stuff below is make a comment here ... 


If you want to win one of my brooches you can get it here (the post below, make a comment) or go see the likes of Northern Mama who has two of them she's giving away ...


For a plethora of giveaways and really good ones at that go see Grosgrain and link to her blog for a chance to win ... below are just two of the gems she has up at the moment ...



enjoy your long weekend ...

7 comments:

Hey Harriet said...

Sounds like quite a night you had! At least you didn't drink so much of that wine that it was all a blur today :)

Sara said...

I love that dress!

Kitty Boo Boo said...

Such a cram packed blog ... I love the giveaways and thanks for the blurb on moi ... dig the dance calamity, at least your friends branch out a bit ... ps about your friend from Vietnam I had a classmate in primary school (1987) who cam over on a boat with his family and about 65 others ... only 20 ppl made it. They suffered all sort s of horrors including pirates (he was 4!). I agree ... more people should here these things, it has stayed with me ever since

Dooder City said...

You have the best give aways...It sounds like you had a fun time.

Jasmine N said...

Great giveaways. I'm loving the dress

babalisme said...

Yaaaaay another bunny will find a new home!! you're soo generous!

Jade said...

OK now I'm feeling out of the loop. there was a time (I thought not that long ago...) when I would know of most of the Brisbane clubs and bars... but I haven't heard of any of those places! I'm so out of touch :( Sounds like a great night though!

And you're right - more people should hear these stories...

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