Tuesday, March 30, 2004

I have a lot of things to play with these days. Navy dye for a washed-out denim skirt, the old slr, Sibelius 3 is coming next week, and 21 Grams is sitting on Murray's harddrive.

Last night I picked up Murray from home and we went to Amy and Harlee's for a bbq and some Balderdash. Everyone was around and after we went 'round to the bookstore to choose a new study for home group. We came back and some played Yahtzee while the rest of us watched Pirates of the Caribbean on their wedding present-TV.

We were driving home and it was 11:30pm, and i thought about how blessed I am to have these friends.

Saturday, March 27, 2004

on one computer the links are ok, on the laptop they are waaaaaay down at the bottom of the page. why??

i bought some black and white film last week, last night i loaded it into grandad's old manual slr and now i don't know what to take photos of. if i am even tempted to take one of my feet, i'll kick myself. i think i'll take it on a walk tomorrow.

i have a to vote for our local elections tomorrow too. both the people that want to be lord mayor want to build tunnels under the river. tunnels. under the river. and then put a toll on them. one of the other people running has pulled out, but i'm glad we still have the chance to read about him. i didn't know anyone could be a pyschic mathematican before.

Friday, March 26, 2004

if i could invent the ideal job, it would be an appreciator. not an evaluater, i mean someone who can make a living out of appreciating all kinds of music, movies, places, people, conversation, books, activities. and i don't mean a stuffy critique, a mean really enjoying things. i guess the trick is to appreciate all that stuff while you are doing everything else.

Saturday, March 20, 2004

I swear that one of the puppies next door says "yap! yap! yap!", and the other says "bow-wow-ow-ow-ow" or sometimes "bark! bark bark, bark!". They're miniatures... I wonder if a big dog would go "woof woof!"? I think we would've covered all the dog noises we learnt in the kindergarten playground then.

Friday, March 19, 2004

i couldn't stop reading this.

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Today Bradley and I played drum kit, marimba, piano and djembe. I love it when I know he's loving it.

This year has been different to all the others. For one, uni doesn't seem impossible. I'm really looking forward to prac and to moving out teaching next year. I also started the year knowing some things about myself that I hadn't before. Like, I enjoy doing things by myself. My favourite thing I have done on my own by far was seeing The Frames in October; next was seeing 'The Station Agent'. I like going shopping by myself sometimes. This year I also know I have the most amazing friends and I love their company. I love the kids at youth group like I never have before, too. Sometime last year I also came to the realisation that I love to use my hands, which before I thought was only something for carpenters and mechanics and artists. Give me a needle and thread, or a wooden spoon and a bowl, or knitting needles, or coloured pencils, or a drum, and I'm your girl.

It seems that as you get older, you just keep finding out more and more things that you like, that you enjoy, that you're good at. I hope this is exponential.

This Saturday night we're playing at a big all-night outdoor African dance party. We're sharing equipment with another band, and they're on right before us, and I have a crush on their front man.

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Books I have read this year -

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

The novelisation of 'The Goonies' by James Kahn

Junior fiction makes your life better.

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Andy Carmichael is the Andy who took the Goonie oath when they were underground on the way to finding the One-eyed Willy's lost treasure. She could have ridden up the wishing well on Troy's bucket. She prayed aloud every time she was really nervous, and she made out with the wrong guy when the younger brother of the one she was expecting stumbled into the cave she was in.

I passed my driver's test on Thursday. I am by far the the last of my friends to get my licence. On the way to rehearsal tonight, I drove the same way we have always gone, but I had to think really hard about which lane I was supposed to be in. The whole 25 minutes seemed more than real. I was scared for some parts. I prayed aloud on the freeway on my way there.

I don't know if it was the adrenaline from the rehearsal, but the drive home was immeasureably better. Or maybe it was just because it was the drive home.

I went swimming for an hour yesterday but today I had ice cream, a milkshake, 2 pieces of cheese on toast, a bowl of cereal, and chocolate among other things. I don't apologise for the milkshake.