Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Just like Heaven.

I've often wondered if I was born in the wrong era.

I probably wasn't. I don't know if I would be able to live in a decade with no internet or no electric kettle. And just imagine having to grow up in a decade that had not yet experienced the wonders of Harry Potter! Preposterous. But sometimes it's fun to pretend. Sometimes, its fun to totally immerse yourself in a different time. It's probably a form of escapism.

Last night, I accompanied a group of eccentrics to Northbridge in cocktail attire. I tried to go as Ingrid Bergman, but not being blonde haired, blue eyed and... well, you know, European... it was somewhat more of an interpretation than an imitation. And boy, does that red lipstick take a lot of maintenance!

The place we went to could have been (in the words of one of the attendees) anywhere in the world. We could have been sitting on antique couches in the converted shed cafe in London, in Paris, in Prague, in Venice... although I strongly doubt that the waiters in places like that would wear their designer underwear sticking so far out of their pants, but you never know.

The photo is me and my best friend pretending to be characters from Cluedo. Miss Scarlet and Professor Plum, in all their sartorial goodness. Image by Rui Tan.
It was a good night. I should get out more often, but from the looks of things, July won't be a good month for it. I've signed up to do julnowrimo at the request of a Uni friend; it looks to be a cheap knock off of Nanowrimo, so in the spirit of doing things half-arsed, I've only committed to writing 50 000 words on the edit of The Compound.
Cheerio then.
... and yes, this post was named after my favourite The Cure song.


  1. It is a pretty picture... should edit out the table number. it would look hell sophisticated :P

  2. Dressing up is so much fun. Speaking of Cluedo, I would dearly love to go to one of those murder mystery dinner parties one day. They sound fantastic.

    I must say, I disagree - you can still go out during JulNo! There will be many fun-filled write-ins, just as soon as I figure out what I'm going to be doing in the next few weeks ;)

  3. If anyone truly feels that they were born in the right place and right time I am either jealous of them for being so fortunate, or empathetic of them for being naive. I'd like to think that I belong in the future, and that one day I'll get there. I don't know. I guess you've just got to go with what you've got, and see where you end up.

    Sounds like you had a good night. I hope your novel rewrite goes well!


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