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If you're clicking here for the first time, WELCOME! Every Friday we celebrate the fact that - ding, ding! - it's Friday, and our favourite things (strawberry-flavoured pancakes? Wet towels?! Okay, it's probably not the latter...) from the week that was. Here's what I'm currently loving!
x Thinking''Ooh, I'll Go To Oporto's And Order A Vegetarian Burger!'' After My Trial At The KB Hotel On Thursday Night - Then deciding ''no... I'll be adventurous and sample a strange dish at the wee Chinese joint on the corner.'' (The Chinese was average - and I accidentally ordered a meal containing pork! - but if you don't go, you'll never know, right? Live on the edge a little. Take a different route!)
''Mapo Tofu'' near Sydney's Central train station. (Vegetarians, take note: ''mapo'' must mean ''PORK''!)
x Partially Ticking Off One Of The Goals On My 'Life List' - Uh HUH! As I mentioned here last year, can I confess something to you? I FREQUENTLY dream of spending twelve months taking different jobs (waitressing? Teaching? Assisting in a circus?!) and writing about the experiences. Frequently, I tell you! (Because truly, wouldn't you prefer to discover what a particular profession is like, rather than wonder? I certainly would!)
Well-ity well. Guess what?! I can partially scribble this goal off the almighty life list, because I'm now officially a casual bartender at The Garden Brasserie/Treehouse Cocktail Bar. A-h! I am LAMELY elated about this. The venue is sublime (think baroque wallpaper, fairy lights, bird cages as decorations and fancy-schmancy velvet lounges!), the staff are LOVELY (and the owner is 29. 29! Crazy/inspiring, hey?!) and I'm nerdily excited to learn a new trick or two. If you're ever in the neighbourhood, come and say hi! Allow me to whip you up a drink!
x Other Little Things - Slurping on vodkas and laughing like a hyena with Chris at The Clock Hotel; ''my moral compass alarm bells are ringing!'' ''Yeah, well... PRESS THE 'SNOOZE' BUTTON!''; meandering through the spectacular streets of Surry Hills (what. a. suburb); Tool, Tool, Tool (as in, the excellent band, and definitely not a hammer!); text messages from my sister (awww!); and whisking The Mother away for lunch (we gobbled wedges and pasta and swilled wine. Good times!)!
x Remember this little pearler:
Happiest of all HAPPY FRIDAYS to you! How was your week? And do you ever consider experimenting with your career? The magnificent Melissa of Suger Coat It wrote about this very topic the other day ('''sometimes I think about the jobs a person can have. Could have. If they trained or studied enough. I think about the jobs that appeal to me. That are, in some ways, suited to me. Do you ever do that? Daydream about the possibilities out there? I do. And I made a short list. Jobs that I think I might like to do sometime in the next 60 years.
, and I can wholeheartedly relate!