It’s been a full-on week here at Casa de Scarlett, with my mum coming to stay for a few days. So, without further ado…
My mum arrived on Monday, and we spent the next few days seeing my sister (omitted from the above picture at her request due to a bad everything day!), shopping, going to exhibitions and just hanging around Melbourne. I don’t do that a lot, so it was a nice change.
The birthday party.
It was my colleague Christine’s last 30-something birthday (which we wrote in the card!), and she had a Barbarella-esque cocktail party. To mark the occasion, she had an awesome silver robot cake made by a friend, and a few of our workmates went in on a Marilyn Monroe coffee table book, a Blythe doll purse, and a cute little moojie (that’s a technical term) keyring.
It was a Rachel Hills-filled edition of Sunday Life this weekend, with features on The Slap and the hookup myth surrounding Gen Y (which features a quote from my roomie, Eddie!). There’s also a piece by SlutWalk Melbourne organiser, Clem Bastow, on giving up social networking, and some surprisingly insightful “What I Know About Men…” snippets from former Miss Universe Australia, Jesinta Campbell, on the back page.
Before I get back into the return of Gossip Girl, Grey’s Anatomy et al., I’m catching up on the debauched antics of the Jersey Shore crowd. Stay tuned for some musings on the sex and gender politics of the show next week.
Jersey Shore image via Megavideo.