Wednesday, October 13, 2004

last weekend my folks and i drove up to bribie. we checked out some places for rent, went to the beaches, saw the school and some churches as we were driving past, went to an orchid show (yes, we went to an orchid show) and had some fish and chips for lunch. the fish was so good! i've told lots of people about that fish. seeing high school-aged kids walking around made me nervous though. actually, a lot of that trip made me nervous. but i guess i never expected it to be easy either.

today the band and i drove up to caboolture to do a workshop at a high school up there. we played 5 songs all up including a drumming piece and we taught the kids some drumming patterns and had everyone playing or dancing. everyone loves african music! alison was in the car with me (an hour and a half of driving both ways!) which i really appreciated. i really like alison. we had icecreams on the way home.

natalie's 21st was yesterday. i wanted to get her something that she could use her whole life, starting now, so i decided on a wool blanket. it's really beautiful (it's lindsay, which was my grandad's first name - so we can all recognise the tartan). today we had the hottest october temperatures on the east coast in 27 years! i should've gotten her a water gun.

here's the traditional cd list as it stands 3 days before my birthday:

the frames - burn the maps
the holmes brothers - simple truths
yo la tengo - i can hear the heart beating as one (thank you, james)
the dissociatives - self titled
the black keys - thickfreakness
music from the o.c. mix one
ben harper and the blind boys of alabama - there will be a light

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

the other day a girl told me a story about when she was in year 5 and she had to redo an entire project (the kind when you make a poster or something) the night before it was due because she had fallen asleep on her desk and drooled on it.

yesterday, the state education department and offered me a job teaching music and some social studies at bribie island state high for three years. yeah, an island. a little island with beaches, a national park, a great golf course, fishing... this, of course, means i will have to learn to play golf and fish. and that means my recreational habits will be the same as a 65 year old man. you know i would love? windsurfing. please ask me in 6 months time if i have learnt to windsurf, i am appointing you to hold me to it.

so bribie's about and hour away from my home, which is far enough away to be out of pockets and close enough that when i say "bye" to friends it won't really be bye.

i had to call ed qld back with yes/no on the same afternoon. i've never had a full-time job before. i think this means i am now a grown-up.