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Blast from the Past: My Perfect Weekend

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While trawling through my old posts (for a purpose other than narcissism, I swear!) I came across this oldie and wanted to share it. Namely cos:

a) it made me smile; and
b) nothing’s really changed.

xx

This is an idea I stole from Gem, who decided to conduct her own Good Weekend style interview. I’ve already done one of these but here’s another. Cos I’m nothing if not original.

My Perfect Weekend
Jenny Wynter. Alleged funny lady, mother and social media addict.

If you could go anywhere for a weekend, where would it be?
Johnny Depp’s bedroom. Oh sorry, did I type that out loud? Um…probably a beautiful beachy island (as opposed to those horrid non-beachy ones) where it’s just me and Tim, endless buffets of non-fattening food (i.e. yummy food which would traditionally fatten you but here it just doesn’t) and we can roam nudie and surf and stuff.

What’s an ordinary weekend like?
About as far removed from the previous answer as you can get.

What do you do on a Saturday night?
You mean if I’m not gigging or fighting crime? We usually socialise as a family – usually anything from the whole clan descending on a party (the only people who love to carve up the dance floor more than I do are my kids) to having dinner and board-games with other families. We’re so friendly like that.

How do you relax?
Relax? Que?

What’s your biggest weekend indulgence?
My Saturday sleep-in. I wish I knew how to type Homer Simpson’s reaction when he sees beer, cos that’s exactly what I do when I think of sleeping in..ughhghghaahghghgllllleyooo.

What do you do and where do you go if you want to paint the town red?
I don’t drink heaps anymore cos kids + hangovers = kill me, but usually a night out with my girlfriends + bar hopping + bad karaoke (as opposed to the Idol kind) = my kinda night.

What are you reading?
Some old journals of mine that I found while moving – so many random ideas, so little time.

What are you watching?
Not a lot lately, but before we left on our trip we were getting completely addicted to the second season of Lost.

What do you do if you’re looking for inspiration?
Oh it’s easy. I just yell “Inspiration? Inspiration! Come here this minute young man, or you’re in time out!” That and I read the Nelson Mandela quote about allowing ourselves to be everything we can be. But the first one’s much more fun, especially when the little bastard talks back.

What did the weekend mean to you when you were a kid?
Sleeping in. Ughhghghaahghghgllllleyooo.
Followed by mum getting disgusted by the laziness of the next generation, and proceeding to wake me up by entering the room and vacuuming. To this day, the sound of a vacuum cleaner gives me shudders.

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Breaking the Bad Habit of Setting the Bar Too High.

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Links of the Week: (Or, “WHAT? You mean there’s more to Cyberspace than ME?!”)

How to even begin to communicate the whirlwind of things inspiring me of late. It’s so crazy, my head is full of so many plans, ideas, possibilities, adventures, lists and logistics, I’m literally having trouble getting to sleep. EVER. Anyhoo…I shall possibly wax lyrical about some of the following during the coming weeks, but forContinue Reading

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The Musical Equivalent of a Writers’ Group

My sister Ang is a musician (an AMAZING singer) and as of the past couple of years, a fellow mama. These days we make an effort to hang out at least once a week with our little bubs in tow, hers being a little more little than mine. This week, however, we did something weContinue Reading

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ZAP! POW! BOOM! (Or, “Getting A Virtual Assistant”)

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I Don’t Know How She Does It: A Review. (Or: “Meh.”)

Image courtesy of Hollywood Blurbs. I wasn’t expecting a whole lot from this movie, namely cos I’d already read a lot of bad about it. Sometimes I find this works to a film’s benefit. Walk in not asking for much, be pleasantly surprised. So, to be clear, I wasn’t expecting much, but was hoping forContinue Reading

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On Finding Your Life Values

Have you read this post by Sarah Wilson? I add her blog posts to my “faves” list so often that I might as well go ahead and automatically star her entire blog. Anyhoo, this one particularly got me inspired. Specifically this bit: “Conjure a moment where life felt great, where you were in your sweetContinue Reading

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I Wish I Had a Better Title Than “New Headshots”

Not sure if I mentioned it but one of the beautiful things to happen as a result of the Melbourne Fringe run was that I finally scored…da da da da…an agent! I am so thrilled about this; not just because it’s been something I’ve been working towards for quite some time, but because I amContinue Reading

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Doing Stuff You Love Even When It Hurts

*Image courtesy of TerraBlueArt I am in the midst of an epic transition at the moment, specifically in terms of looking after my health. Have you ever gotten to that point where you’ve just thought: “ENOUGH?!” Well, this week, I have. I have FINALLY pulled my finger out and gone to see a naturopath, andContinue Reading

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