Thursday, December 9, 2010


December 9  Party.
What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans. 
(Author: Shauna Reid)

First and foremost, today's prompt writer, Shauna is one of my favourite bloggers/writers. Her writing is wry, quirky and honest and I am thrilled that she has been asked to provide a reverb10 prompt (and you gotta love a fellow Aussie, right?!). Shauna, thanks for keeping me amused with your tales of Eating Disorder Pigeon and Friends among others, and for being a genuinely cool chick! 

So, onto today's prompt....P-A-R-T-Y
This year I was blessed to participate as a bridesmaid in my close girlfriend's wedding. (Incidentally, this is the same friend who labelled me as "most likely to be right, even when she isn't" around a decade ago). It was an absolute ripsnorter of a day and couldn't have been more enjoyable for the entire bridal party. However, it took place on the day of the hailstorm. If you ask any Melburnian about the hailstorm of 2010, they'll know precisely which day you are referring to. It was epic! 
Exhibit A:
We certainly didn't let a little (or a lot of!) bad weather spoil the day and tucked into a hearty feast and enjoyed a boogie at one of Melbourne's most illustrious (and historically controversial) venues. The day (and indeed, month) was made all the more special by the attendance of a number of my friends from abroad. 
However, most importantly, I felt blessed to witnessed the union of two wonderful people who were (and are!) very much in love. What an absolute privilege!


  1. I Love that you used "ripsnorter" :)

  2. Cheers, Brad - Aussie slang - do you guys in the Northern Hemisphere use the expression? Thanks for RT too, btw! :)