Well, I seem to have struck a lull, so while I wait for more work to come along (which it just did, I started to type this an hour ago, but have again hit lull) I may as well update about my weekend.
Friday I went to cows_might_fly
’s place after work and hung out with her and _audhumla_
for a bit before Sarah nicely drove Eva and me to gym where we went to Pump. Getting home proved interesting as it was pouring with rain and the taxi we called didn’t show. Once we did get home with pizzas and junk food we and mc_shamo
had dinner and watched through to the end of Press Gang
(Don’t worry vivienne_aster
, by the time you’re back and in the swing of gym etc. again I’m sure I can persuade people we need to go back for you to watch the eps you’ve missed!).
and I braved the horrible weather to meet _bounce_
and go to the Artist Market on at the local Scout Hall. This was silly in retrospect as the weather was truly bloody awful. Still, I got some pot holders and tea towels for various relatives for Christmas, and I think Lisa did well too. We all caught the train into the city and I got drenched waiting for the 86 tram to take me to Fitzroy, where I picked up my new shiny boots which are Made of Awesome.
Once I made it home I decided going out again would be a really stupid thing. I texted clappamungus
to beg a lift to the party that night then sat and played with my new
guitar for a couple of hours before my parents and brother dropped in on their way home from my grandparents’ place. It was nice actually, Mum and I just sat and chatted while dad occasionally woke from his doze enough to join in.
I wore my new boots to _audhumla_
’s housewarming. I had a great time. I also wore my old green dress, and old favourite- unfortunately a combination of my diminished daring and my more-developed chest meant I was slightly uncomfortable with the neckline. It was a lot more risqué than I remember it being when I was younger (as I said, either that or I didn’t care so much at 19) All in all, I’m glad it was a MUCAAS party with not too many people I didn’t know very well! I was on a nearly empty stomach, which I then filled with beer, shapes and corn chips... but mainly beer. I talked to lots of people and had a good chat with vivienne_aster
who is going off to do fieldwork for a few weeks in other bits of Australia. I also got a mite bit tipsy. When clappamungus
very kindly gave mc_shamo
, Kate and I a lift home Kate and I were sufficiently intoxicated to be incapable of putting on our own seatbelts without collapsing into helpless giggles and confusion. In the end Eva had to get out of the front of the car, come around and buckle us in like children.
I was profoundly grateful that the next morning involved our new traditional Hot Poppy hangover breakfast.
I was supposed to go to the gym with _audhumla_
on Sunday afternoon, but I cried off when I realised I had the increasingly rare opportunity of spending a whole afternoon with mc_shamo
without distractions or anyone present or something pressing to do. It was pleasant. Then he left and I played with the guitar some more, I can’t remember Under the Bridge or Stairway to heaven to save my life.
And then last night I made vegetarian sweet and sour pork which worked extraordinarily well and prawn crackers and impostinator
and I ate it while watching Spaced
and drinking pomegranate and cherry juice. We discovered pomegranate and cherry juice is much enhanced by the addition of either vodka or gin, and my hot chocolate recipe (my real one with real chocolate and cinnamon sticks and cloves) is enhanced by a healthy dose of Franjelico and Crème de Cacao. Yum.
So: friends, gym, good food, alcohol, party, cats, beloved, boots.
Weekends are nice.