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Sunday, July 23, 2000

Fragments from the Australia Diaries 2000 (part 7) - Sydney Suburbs

Irish anti-smoking campaign ad


Hello Possum!...

I'm just back from the charity movie Frequency. I don't mean that it was so atrocious that it needed charity, I was actually quite impressed with it. I have developed this new found interest in Denis Quaid, the man is so A-ttractive.

Last night we went to visit Sharon's relatives in Sydney's suburbs, it was a blast. I assumed it was going to be an evening of tea and charades. We arrived to be kissed and hugged by Zsa Zsa Gabor meets Joan Collins, then we were whisked to their private bar for copious cocktails. There were cousins coming out of the walls. She asked me did I smoke and I was thinking, oh god, it’s one of those trick questions where I say "sometimes" and then I’m battered with pictures of decaying lungs or something. But, lo and behold, she
produces a pack of cigarettes that would make the Marlboro man blush, there must have been at least 300 smokes shoved in the pack.

The meal was huge, the company (like the drink) was very welcoming and bubbly, I had a ball.

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1 comment:

  1. Talk about Memory Lane....I remember going to see Frequency. I too love Dennis Quaid. Your desciption of evening is HILARIOUS!!