Friday, June 09, 2006

late nite mania and chocolate ecstasy

I know, I know, I've been terrible and not updated my blog with new and entertaining things for a WHOLE WEEK.... BUT I'm BACK! And you know why? Because I have no more essays to write - that's right, none, nada, zip! At the moment I'm going on, oh, roughly 3 1/2 hours sleep ...
Who ever said that a 2500 work essay couldn't be written in a day? Especially when you've only written the introduction and it's 10pm... Well, not me (well maybe the thought flashed across my mind briefly, once or twice...) I stayed up till 4am, surviving on powernaps* (* not actually helpful, surprisingly just made me more tired... funny that), but I DID IT!

And then to top it off today I enjoyed my newfound freedom (you always apprectiate the days when you don't have to do anything after handing in an essay...) with my two good friends Emma and Richo - it happened to be the Indian spread (or something...) day at the vego cafe on Rundle Street (just what we were feeling like ... just ask about the 'legendary' butter chicken, lol...) where we had a quality lunch... and we even had a brief brush with celebrity seeing the guys from All Saints (Mitch? Mick? Longish hair, reminds me of Russell Crowe) there with his wife who was the Sandra from Always Greener - they were both in The Alice I think. Hopefully that description gives u enough to go on :P We contemplated asking them for their autograph, but settled instead for 'subtle'-pinching-and-pointing-out-to-each-other of them, combined with embarrassingly-giggly-giggling-and-not-so-subtle-mentionings-of-the-quality-of-their-past-shows-as-they-hovered-nearby. We even gave up our table for them, aren't we nice? (we were on the way out anyway, haha... I mean *cough* sacrifice, yep) So that was a bit of a thrill, they looked like nice ppl... from the 2 seconds we saw of them!

AND THEN we made our way to the oh so talked about Chocolate Bean off Rundle St - oh. my. goodness. Before we even got to the chocolate, we were seated in this fantastically decorated little room upstairs - funky purple walls, dangly shelly light shades (they look better than I'm describing them!), draped fabric drifting in the breeze, coming through the sunny open French windows ... quite blissful. I could've fallen asleep there even if I hadn't got to sleep at 4 last night. After much deliberation and weighing up the pros and cons of each menu choice, we decided on chocolate soup (that's right, soup!) and the martini chocolate mousse - which, as Emma cleverly discovered (quite possibly the 'best thing she's ever done') taste delectible together. The chocolate was possibly up to the standards of Anna's mud cake last night at Tranny's! So several hours later we drifted home on full stomachs, after much laughter (perhaps a little too hysterical after handing in those essays...?) and frivolity...

I was going to put a couple of random but cool photos up, but the photo thing's decided not to work today... shame.

5 comments:

AJ said...

hey jess, sounds like you've had a fun few days, lol! its always such a relief handing up big essays and assignments, you do just wanna go have some fun (and maybe go a bit crazy!) i've gone past the choc bean a few times but never had the time to go in, but choc soup does sound awesome!!! (i just stuffed up your word ver, lol, i think i need sleep, i can't type)

lisa said...

Jungle Jess,
Yay, ur amazing to last the whole night writing an essay, congrats, I would have just fallen asleep and failed!!
Good work, enjoy the freedom!!

emmalina said...

NO MORE ESSAYS!!! WOOT!!!!!
and yes! it was mitch..thats his name..i remember now...i was watching allsaints on foxtel and he was on it... I LOVE FAMOUS PEOPLE!!!!

and yes, i think that 'legendary' is probably a safer way to describe how i feel about this butter chicken... lol... definitely a more G rated assesment of my love for it..

Anzy said...

YOU SAW ERIK THOMPSON!!!! Steph and Tamie would love it!!!!! Ahhhh once on the plane home from Sydney we saw conrad coleby (who was scott from all saints) and they nearly fainted with excitement.. and HE SAT BEHIND US! Anywho... how good is that chocolate place!! oh my goodness.. I went there the other day with a friend.. yum! I have decided that all those that have never been there we should definitely introduce them ;) CONGRATS on essay finishing! I still maintain all nighters can get you the degree... Anywho.. going out driving EEK!! well done on updation and il see you tomoro! FREEDOM IS FINE!!!

sez said...

how COOL is that room upstairs in the chocolate bean shop thing?!?!? ah, love it!! and yay for handing up your essay!!!