life in my alternate universe

First of all a big shout out to my best mate Donna in Australia – happy birthday mate!!!

Today was one of those days where I remembered I am living in an alternate universe. It all started when my boyfriend rushed in the door announcing he had to get dressed up and get me to take photos of him for an application for a week-long gig he and his friends wanted to perform at. Only this was most definitely not “dressing up” western-style. I had to ask him to say it three times so I could make sure of what I was hearing was correct – “like a pirate…kind of hawaiian theme…gotta put a towel on my head…the crazier looking the better…lots of different patterns…”

I tried so hard to be the supportive girlfriend and rifle through our clothes, knowing full well we didn’t really own anything like that.

He pulled out a piece of stripey material and tied it round his head. It seriously clashed with the stripey long-sleeve top he was already wearing, but he looked proud of himself.

He pulled out his bright red singlet and put it on over the top, and proudly marched over to the mirror to check himself out. I politely pointed out that it really clashed, but he seemed to think that was a good thing. Thankfully, I talked him out of the singlet.

We took a few shots, but not satisfied that his outfit was enough of a pirate-hawaiian-crazy-clashed theme, he went back to the cupboard for more inspiration. He found a piece of material I had bought long-ago with a hawaiian theme, and wrapped it around himself, sarong-style, added my pair of sunglasses and with the head scarf, stripey shirt and all, checked himself out in the mirror again – he gave his reflection the nod of approval.

That’s when I lost it. I started laughing so hard that tears came rolling down my face. Luckily, he is the kind of guy that can laugh at himself and he had a bit of a chuckle too, not quite matching me nearly wetting my pants laughing though.

Crazy Pirate Hawaiian Guy 1Crazy Hawaiian Pirate Guy 2

I’ll let you know next week if they got the gig!!

To all of you in Australia, enjoy the ANZAC holiday. I’m not jealous, because we have one week holiday next week (ok, and I’m unemployed anyway, so life is one BIG holiday!) but there’s a music festival on too and, as of exactly Wednesday last week, it is now SUMMER!! Let the sweating begin…

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  1. Liz
    Posted April 25, 2007 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    HI Susie, loved the photos. I read this the other day, and thought you should know……..if you lined up all the people in China in rows 8 abreast and they filed past you, the line would never end!!!!!! No wonder you can’t find a job!
    Hi from Upper Beac, love Liz

  2. susie
    Posted April 25, 2007 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Wow, that’s amazing! It certainly feels like a lot of people – especially after being in Australia. The Chinese have a saying “people mountain, people sea” – kind of like “people, people everywhere!!”

  3. Posted April 25, 2007 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    We’re enjoying the laughs. Even the Google ads you blog triggered (Corporate Apparel, Hawaiian Holiday Packages & Tshirts Supplies). Apparently there have been some bad examples in online news (and even printed news) with very inappropriate ads triggered by bad news stories. Maybe the blog community could have a comp. to see who can generate the most inappropriate ad.

  4. Posted June 16, 2007 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    hello susie!! i am josh speaking it is ten o’clock in australia on the 16th of june 2007. hows things?? good??

    bye josh and selby

    P.S: see you in september

  5. susie
    Posted June 16, 2007 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Hi Josh and Selby!!

    Thanks for coming to visit by blog. I’m so glad you are coming to China, we will take you out and show you all the great places in Beijing, and hopefully take you to see a gig too!!

    You should be in bed by now!!! haha!! Good night!

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