Saturday, July 31, 2004

he wrote me a song.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

If I could trace the lines that ran
Between your smile and your sleight of hand
I would guess that you put something up my sleeve
Now every time I see your face the bells ring in a far-off place
We can find each other this way I believe

From the hills and up behind, my town is naked from the horizon down
The curvature is pressed against the raise
We walked up in the fields alone
And the silence fell just like a stone
That got lost in the wild blue and the gravel grey

Come and find me now

Though I'm here in this far off place
My air is not this time and space
I draw you close with every breath you don't know it's right until it's wrong
You don't know it's yours until it's gone
I didn't know that it was home ‘til you up and left

Come and find me now

I keep you in a flower vase
With your fatalism and your crooked face
With the daisies and the violet brocades
And I keep me in a vacant lot In the ivy and forget-me-nots
Hoping you will come and untangle me one of these days

Come & find me
josh ritter

1. so england will have to go without another aussie next year.  i imagined i might cry from frustration and disappointment when i found out, but instead it was like all the muscles in my chest loosened and i felt relief.  i wasn't expecting that. 

2. yesterday i saw bill clinton on oprah (that show has ad breaks every 4 minutes!  it's insane) and he has a huge rain stick in his new york house's barn (which has never actually been used as a barn).  a huge rain stick!  that's cool.  he turned it upside down for her, which is how you make it sound, and he just stood there and listened. 

3. this cd is very good and i'm enjoying it a lot.

4. i'm home from school again, thanks to waking up with a new set of symptoms.  today i was supposed to do judging and timekeeping at the sports day, which would have been great.  well, there's another one on friday.

5. mummy finds a friend in the industry.

6. i've been reading some more c.s. lewis.  i decided to read the chronicles of narnia annually last year but they're not what i've been looking at.

7. do you remember the packs you can buy with a colouring-in book, a puzzle book and little pack of pencils that are themed to a tv show?  i found a voltron one at our house.  and an alf one, embarrassingly enough.

8. 8, 8.  i was leafing through a recipe book to see if they had instructions for making porridge with normal oats and i found some recipes for preparing brain.  once i had a crush on a boy called brian and kept writing his name down as brain by accident.

9. i think that boy may be the unrequited love of my life.

10. not brian, the other boy.



Sunday, July 25, 2004

i didn't know he was so young.  or good looking.  he sounds older than he looks, anyway.  you should try listening to some of his tunes.

Saturday, July 24, 2004

things haven't been very easy these last two or three days.  one of the classes has been really tough, i'm the kind of sick that makes your voice cut in and out, and the uk end of the scholarship might be falling through.  i find out sometime on monday.  the hardest part about it is - if i don't go, what will i do instead?  will normalcy keep going for what seems like eternity or will it be something beautiful?  and i can't help wondering what will happen with the boy that's on my mind - until i go, if i go, if i stay.  we will see.

Saturday, July 17, 2004

when i had a birthday, i though that when i woke up in the morning i would be different.  wiser, more comfortable, confident, secure, more spontaneous, more satisfied, more experimental, whatever.  i haven't had a birthday but the last few weeks have felt like that.  every day we grow older but suddenly i feel older.
 
the valley fiesta was unbelievable.  it started pouring after we'd played two songs, but we played those tunes really well and people were dancing in the rain.  we had to stop playing after that because it was too dangerous - all the equipment was getting wet and the sound guys had cleverly run all the power cables along the gutter and they were under 15cm of water.  mmm.  i bought some badges (because it was a festival - c'mon, you have to) from this cool brisbane fashion design company called stitch, and one says i think you look pretty. we headlined at a benifit gig for barc at the zoo on thursday night and the crowd was awesome.  everyone was dancing and the show felt so good. 
 
i want to do a really good job with my classes at school and even though things don't always come easily in the classroom i think i am getting better.
 
someone from great yarmouth is coming over in late july to talk to us about what it'll be like over there.  i still have to get a passport.
 
on the way home on friday i visited a friend who's been in cuba and spain the last few years playing music and taking lessons, meeting a wonderful girl, you know.  i saw photos and heard lots of music and woke him up from a post-hangover nap.  i'm sorry!  xo.
 
meanwhile, susie seems so lovely.  while i'm fairly certain that no one is reading this, you should visit her journal and look around her shoppe.  check out the octopi collection and the hummingbird t-shirt!  aww.
 
 

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

yesterday over morning tea.

"miss janet..."

"yes?"

"would you rather be a human - or a chicken?"

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

it's sad when someone who was a close friend is now all small talk and niceties. actually, i hate niceties altogether. i kick niceties' butt and throw it off an industrial building's roof in a mortal combat (circa early 90's) style battle.

last week was june holiday program, a day camp for primary school kids. i was a leader with the grade 6s and 7s and it was awesome. i love those kids and it's a privilige to get to know them. my highlights include my small group face-painting me on monday (complete with a black eye from the boys and a rainbow from the girls), crossing a log over the creek with a girl who swallowed her nerves on the bushwalk, playing in the water fountains with the kids on wednesday, cheering for them during bowling on thursday, everything on friday.

we're playing a 40 minute set at the valley fiesta on saturday!

Sunday, July 04, 2004

'Ice-T added: "He's gonna come out as Hassle The Hoff - I promise you. The Hoff will surprise people with his rap skills and humour."'