I should think that the very best way to start a Saturday is in a cafe with well cooked bacon and eggs. And good company.
The reason I know this is because I had breakfast with Couch at Four Olives Deli today. Actually it was she who had the bacon and eggs, I had a pancake stack… with bananas and passionfruit and a fabulous dollop of King Island Cream…
Add to that a trip to the library where you can get all sorts of literary goodness for nothing… Yep nothing.
ed. except if they’re anything like you don’t take their books back on time…*smirk* Shuddup Ed.
The highlight of the day was neither of these things though. It was a conversation with Red.
I swear that girl and I were separated at birth.
Actually, that’s impossible as there are no fair skinned redheads in our family, but the common ground in our lives is bizarre… And to think, we’ve never met.
As only we can, we talked for the best part of 3 hours… Now that’s a way to wile away the afternoon…
And then? What could possible happen next?
I went and shot dancers…
Yeah yeah… with the Nikon.
Actually, funny story…
I had that niggly thought that perhaps I should check the camera at around 6.30… half an hour before I was due to rock up to the gig.
And as I went to rewind the film in the camera to replace it with the faster roll things did not go according to plan..
So, where do you go to get a 2CR5 battery on a Saturday night? It isn’t exactly standard issue…
Oh sh*t … dancers to shoot… no batteries… can’t imagine where I could get one…
Quick prayer… HELP!
Answer – the 7:11 type place in Manly…
So, I drive very fast… pop into the shop… yay… 2 brands… one with expiry date and one without… the only expiry date I can find already expired in January…
I decide as is recognizable brand will risk it… and take it to the counter and negotiate 5 dollars off.
So, I shot the dancers… and so closes the best day I’ve had since coming back from Hawaii…
Thanks Red… you totally rock… even if I did steal the last word!!
Wow, you’re lucky to find a battery at that hour – it seems that I always run out of stuff like that at the worst times. I know, I know, it’s totally my fault for not being prepared…but still. What’s a girl to do?
Just so we’re clear: you SO didn’t get the last word!!!!! Because I was slinging words at you loooong after you had signed off! Ha ha.
Thank YOU, darlin’, for wasting such a huge chunk of your precious Saturday afternoon by chatting to me. I feel very honoured to have beaten out most of Sydney’s top weekend attractions!!!!
Nice save on the film, by the way. So when can we see evidence of shot dancers (and that the film actually ended up working?!?). I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for dancers, shot ones AND live ones.
xxxx Red(dy for another chat, but I’ll get over myself and give you a break.)
Miss Lisa says
yikes … all those *** …. a HECK of a day!!! … mine was v relaxing … not that I’m rubbing that in or anything :)
WOW! What a day.
And King Island Dairy…mmmmmm…