cupidsbow (cupidsbow) wrote,

Returned from Exotic Climes

I'm back! Did you miss me?

No, you didn't miss an exciting post full of news -- I was too tired to post saying "I'm off to Melbourne." So. In short: I went to Melbourne. It was awesome. Wicked is totally worth the price of admission; I highly recommend it. Also trams. Trams are as handy as I remember. The football was also surprisingly entertaining. I don't think I've ever seen so many bogans in one place at the same time, but they were kind of cute in their black beanies and war chants. The weather was good too, surprisingly, and I bought an elephant mug while at the zoo. Elephants rock. Plus! I bought Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast at acmi. \o/

I bought several other cool things, including a hat and a scarf, two of my favourite types of clothes, right after socks (which I sadly didn't buy any of). And I went to see Guys and Dolls, in which Lisa McClune was a much better singer and dancer than I was expecting, but which had sadly dated/sexist lyrics I had to mentally go lalalala over.

Oh, by the way, the best place we ate was The Quarter in Degraves Street. Mmmm. Gluten free toast, and fantastic breakfasts.

I also caught up with angstslashhope, who was the best trusty native guide ever, and _kstar_, and several other fantastic people whose LJ handles I've forgotten as my brain switched off sometime on the flight last night and has not yet recovered.

On the minus side, the Melbourne coffee was somewhat disappointing -- it had a tendency to be lukewarm and rather weak.

And now I return to bed, from which I have barely arisen today, as I'm totally knackered.

Did I miss anything interesting, important or otherwise crucial to my fannish wellbeing while I was offline?

Peee Essss -- seekergeek, your novel The Other Road was great plane reading. :)
Tags: fun, life, recs
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