Monday, April 23, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
2. visit fishboy and others in sydney
3. buy a new memory card for my camera (it finally gave up all together)
4.open a savings account? we'll see...
Friday, April 20, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
though the sooner i get it done the sooner i can go have coffee with the nikstar who is in town for a few days... hooray!
really looking forward to seeing her, it's been less than 3 weeks but it feels like so much longer. yay for a familiar face!
the picture is taken from the walkway along the yarra, which runs through the heart of the city. beautiful colours, yes?
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
this one wasn't so great, but it sure looks good doesn't it?
mich and i went out to st. kilda yesterday. when i lived here before that's where i used to spend most of my time when i wasn't working. good cafes interesting shops.. and the beach. yesss, so good to see the sea again. i forget how much i took it for granted in chch, even though i didn't live near the beach i somehow managed to be there at least a couple of times a week.
it's a pity accomodation prices are so high in st. kilda and surrounding 'burbs.
i have an interview at an organic shop tomorrow afternoon, please cross your fingers for me. ideally i'd like to start with just part time work, so i can go frollick in sydney for a few days, and check out places like warberton and healesville and geelong and the likes. all of which are pretty close to melbourne, yay!
there's a wildlife sanctuary in healesville, i'd like to go and see that. make friends with some snakes or something.
only 2 more sleeps till i move into my brunswick house! huzzah!
Monday, April 16, 2007
i know there is no point being upset or angry about it, but i am.
there were some really great ones on there and i hadn't put them up on
flickr yet. :-(
i just hope my memory card isn't going to make a habit of this
dreadfull behaviour, that'd just be too much of a fuck off.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
yesterday mich and i went to the NGV (national gallery of victoria)
and saw the most wonderful exhibition of pre-columbian mexican
sculptures. they are just incredible. these brilliant characterful
ceramic creations, in lovely warm colours. i am going to go back and
sketch them some time soon, if evidence doesn't appear please do feel
free to give me a nudge in that direction.
i am having some issues getting my photos onto flickr at the moment,
so i'm not updating nearly as often as i'd like to. also as of
thursday i will be computerless, until i earn enough to buy myself a
laptop. top of the priority list, that is. i'll also have no landline
at my new place (apparently it's a bit of a melbourne thing... not so
good for us homesick foreigners!) so communication will be at an all
time low. eek!
thanks to those of you who've been texting me since i left my number
here, very cool to have that contact!
i'm going to go make dinner now, rice and beans and spice and veges
and stuff. yum.
love to you all
ps. big shout out to vanessa and fidel who got married (as far as i
know...) a couple of days ago! and a big hug to F, the newest member
of my ever-increasing fanbase..
Friday, April 13, 2007
Sunday, April 08, 2007
my living situation is fucking painful right now, and h leaves tomorrow for her next adventure. will i be able to stick it out in this house for another week and a half?
this morning we (h & i) were determined to make the most of a sunny easter sunday so we did a foraging mission and returned with all sorts of goodies for the whanau. and we even managed to cajole some sort of conversation out of our compadres during the partaking of the banquet.. quite a mission that was. ouch.
the sun soaked into my bones and made some of the homesick ache go away for a while, i'm thankful for the reprieve.
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Friday, April 06, 2007
helen and i ate yummy yum-filled bagels in an alleyway filled with fashion victims (argh, the '80s!) and the coffee was smooth and warm. we found a shop that sells moleskine books. we also looked at expensive boots through a window, and contemplated buying scratchie tickets.
h got on a train and i got on a tram and sat with michelle outside the melbourne museum in carlton gardens. if it wasn't a holiday we'd have gone in and looked at stuff. instead we watched a seagull die, but i'm not writing about that because this post is focussing on the good things that happened today.
we walked and walked and saw beautiful buildings and quirky grafitti and a woman with a dog talked to us about the weather. she was young and stylish and had bandy legs, and her dog was big and yellow.
michelle lead me all the way down brunswick st to a cafe called retro (i think?) and the turkish bread was nice and so was the coffee. and on the way home i stopped to buy groceries and the friendly greek man gave me tahini for free because i didn't want a whole big jar of it. that made me smile, and so did the baklava.
sweet texts from f also made me smile (thank you).
and now i'm home alone enjoying some silence and downtime.
thank you for reading.
i'm sad because i checked my emails just now and there were none. i guess
that's what happens though, you disappear from home and no one follows you.
and i know it doesn't mean that people aren't thinking of me sometimes and
wondering how i am. i guess most of my chch friends just aren't the keeping
in touch types. which sucks.
i'm writing this from a dirty house that smells constantly of either fresh
or stale cigarette smoke. five days in i'm almost accustomed to it. another
week and a half i think. i texted the girls at the brunswick house to say
that i wanted the room, but neither have replied. should i be worried? i'm
not sure. got to keep positive i guess.
yesterday aaron offered me a bike. it's old and red and is called "lady bird
3". cute. and once the brakes and seat and stuff are all sorted it'll be
good to go.
i'm a bit sad today. maybe it's a good friday feeling. well, i could almost
believe that if i had any connection to the christian festivals.
i'm so glad michelle has arrived, it makes a difference to have her here in
this big city.
edit: what the fuck is with macs? sheesh.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
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