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What with the burning and the ouch and the medical treatment yesterday, I forgot to mention that on Sunday [livejournal.com profile] mc_shamo and I went to a caberet performance of Orpheus in the Underworld at 303 High st Northcote and it was fantastic. One man and a guitar for just over an hour, playing each of the characters in turn as well as a very knowing Hermes as narrator. My favourite character was Charon. It was really really good and hopefully will be repeated at some point when I will drag people to go see.
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I finished work yesterday at 8am. I was feeling quite awake and hungry, and I knew [livejournal.com profile] mc_shamo had the day off, so I rang him and arranged to meet him at Verb (our local awesome cafe) for breakfast. I was slightly late, due to coming out to the carpark to find our car completely iced over. Good Lord it was cold!

After a very yummy breakfast and a long nap we headed out grocery shopping. I had a craving for Tom Kha and chicken satay, so we hit KFL on Racecourse road, a big Asian supermarket. Unfortunately they were fresh out of fake chicken (I refuse to buy non-freerange chicken but alas can not often afford it- so fake chicken is the go) so we wandered over to Safeway where we ran in to [livejournal.com profile] mousebane and Will and were able to point them in the direction of KFL, which they had not known was there. We also got fake chicken, woot!

Once home I chucked the stock, water, lemongrass, chilli, lime leaves, garlic, ginger and galangal in a pot and let it boil up to make the tom kha broth while I curled up with Nemesis, the new Lindsay Davis noval (I finished it this morning, unlike the last two it's actually very good but very dark).

After soup we headed out to the Incinerator Art Complex to see a play called Black Face White Mask, it was an amazing experience. Written by an Englishman and a Vietnamese man working very closely for over a year with a group of about a dozen local youths, mostly African, one white, one Afgani, and one I think Italian or Greek. It was about growing up black in Australia, Melbourne in particular (most of the action was set around the Flemington flats). It was well written, though it did kind of peter out at the end. It was also incredibly funny, and the young people in it were obviously very invested in it. I really hope they get a chance to put it on again. I think with a bit of polishing it would make a great Fringe show.

We got home, had the satay and polished of an amazing chocolate tart of awesome each, then after a day of not-much I was so exhausted I went straight to bed and slept through until 7:30am this morning.

This morning I was treated to pancakes a la [livejournal.com profile] mc_shamo before he had to go to work. I then attacked the pile of detritus that is our computer desk. It took a very long time, some impromptu filing, a hunt through the recycling for tin cans able to become pen holders, some serious dusting and scrubbing and two episodes of Miss Marple on youtube (so conveniant when working on the computer desk!) and we now have a desk so clean and clear you could eat off it if you were so inclined. I finished up with a satisfied sigh, looked at the time and swore likea trooper as I hurled myself in the shower, through the bedroom for clothes and kitchen for food and out the door to get to work.

So far tonight has been pretty quite, the strong wind means we can only fly south, and as Melbourne is basically at the southern edge of mainland Australia this is not terribly helpful. However, apparently if we did have to go to Tasmania we'd get there really really fast.

So, all you Victorians on my flist, take care of yourself tonight!
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I'm doing one of the bleugh shifts today, a 7am start after I finished last night at 11pm. Luckily it's quiet, so all I've done all day is look up bridal hair styles and bouquets and jewellery options, then take a break from that and look up tipping ettiquette in Malaysia (you don't tip in Malaysia apparently. Oh, and I took one trauma call. It's hard to beleive I used to be frightened of them, they're actually easier than a normal call, the script is more basic and the case tends to be over with more quickly.

Tonight I'm seeing Trackers again and suggest y'all come along! www.omniprop.org

I hope it stays quiet today, a little nap may be in order...

Trackers

Aug. 11th, 2009 09:59 pm
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Come see Trackers! You know you want to!

Opening this Friday and running on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for the next three weeks. 7:30pm

Booking info at www.omniprop.org or go to the MUDfest festival club in the Arts Centre (the one at uni, not the big impressive one, it's in the building on the corner of Gratten and Swanston)

Plundering the rubbish dumps at Oxyrhynchus, on the verge of nervous breakdown, two Oxford archaeologists hunt frantically for cultural treasure… and dig up ancient anarchy. Based loosely on modern fact and ancient fiction Omniprop Productions presents Tony Harrison’s London smash hit, The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus.

In 1897 Bernard Grenfell and Arthur Hunt are supervising a team of unruly natives at the dig-site of ancient Greek-Egyptian city Oxyrhynchus. Hoping to discover lost works of cultural significance they instead uncover the petitions and pleas of commoners. Once hope is nearly gone they find fragments of a lost satyr play by Sophocles, Ichneutae, “The Tracking Satyrs.” This discovery unleashes the play’s characters from the papyrus and Apollo, Hermes, Silenus and a chorus of lewd, crude and rude satyrs (complete with their traditional costume of beards, ears and detachable phalluses) bring Sophocles’ long lost work to life. This bawdy and gory play gives new perspectives on the Sophocles of tragedy with whom you may be familiar.

Tony Harrison, most famous for his 1985 poem V, has been called Britain’s leading film and theatre poet. A Classics scholar from Leeds, he believes that, especially under censorship, “audiences read classical plays with a contemporary eye”. With Trackers he has skillfully woven the ancient and modern to make a compelling, thought-provoking and entertaining play.

First performed at the ancient stadium at Delphi in 1988, award wining theatre company Omniprop will perform Harrison’s Trackers of Oxyrhynchus among the arches and cloisters of the Old Law Quad at the University of Melbourne as part of the MUDfest festival. This will be the first not-completely-ancient play the classicists of Omniprop have undertaken, as well as their first performance outdoors.

Director Helen Slaney, a veteran and founding member of Omniprop, has a string of arrows to her bow; acclaimed actor, director and scholar. This will be her final Australian performance before departing to pursue her PhD at Oxford University.

Fall through the gaps in Sophocles’ text and be swept up in the satyrs’ search for the source of Poetry, Art, and all that Bull.

Please note this is an outdoor performance with standing room only, Omniprop recommends theatre-goers dress in warm and comfortable clothing.

Warning: may contain traces of ancient Greek.


Please come? I'm producing for the first time ever, and I want it to be a success!
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Health and fitness )

I went to part of the rehearsals for Trackers today (Omniprop's next show, which I am producing) and what I saw had me in stitches :-D

Also, yesterday Seamus picked me up from work with a bottle of champagne and my engagement ring! Hurrah! Is all Oficially Officially Official! And the ring is absolutely stunning in real life. The rose gold has a lovely tone and diamond is the sparkliest (and biggest actually) that I've ever seen in real life. And the rubies are my very favourite shade of red. I've very, very happy with it and still can't quite believe this gorgeous, one-of-a-kind ring is mine.
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On Sunday evening I was picked up from home by [livejournal.com profile] _audhumla_ and Stevie and we three drove to Bendigo. As much as I'd like to say it was a spur of the moment road trip performed by three mid 20s women in search of wacky adventure to a kickin' 90s soundtrack it was in fact a pre planned event. We were meeting [livejournal.com profile] mc_shamo, Helen and Sharon there and in the morning were going to perform Aeschylus' Persians for 70-odd VCE students. The others had already been at a rehearsal camp for Mostellaria all weekend, so were a tad worse for wear...

We managed to find our way to the YHA despite Bendigo's ludicrous amount of one-way streets. The YHA was really nice, we got an 8 bed room for the six of us all to ourselves and one of the lower bunk beds was a double, which was welcome as Seamus had been on rehearsal camp the night before and we'd missed each other. It sounds silly but I don't sleep well without him anymore. We sat and watched the multi media part of the play (John- the messanger- had been pre-recorded to appear as a news-report-cum-documentary) then as Sarah and I were getting noisier and noisier about our desire for dinner we all headed out to a local Chinese place where the staff were incredibly nice and possibly too ready to bend over backwards for us (no, really, what's on the menu is fine, we don't need the chef to make things up...). We then realised we'd prepared nothing for breakfast, silly us. So we asked the lovely Chinese lady about supermarkets and discovered we were a mere block from Coles, awesome.

The Coles, and it's carpark, was surrounded by teens and extremly young adults, most of whom had spilled from old cars with P plates on them. Many were still in the cars and engaged in driving very fast for very short distances. we had to walk through them, it was mildly disconcerting. Once out of Coles we had to walk through again, and we nearly jumped out of our skins when from a car parked near us there came a shriek of "Christina!!!!!" and a slim blonde girl jumped out- my cousin Heather. We hugged and I explained what I was doing in Bendigo and why I had not come to visit her family (feeling incredibly guilty as I did so) she was waiting for her boyfriend to come out of Coles and I would have liked to have met him, but by now it was past 10pm and we still needed to run the show before the next day, so with a final hug and directions to send my love to her family we left her among the youth of Bendigo.

Back at the backpackers we stumbled through a few lines runs before succombing to exhaustion and piling into beds. Best. Sleep. Ever. Oh lordy were we all tired! (Well, except Stevie, who sensibly had brought a book and a reading light) There wasn't even any chat after the lights went out.

The performance the next morning went very well considering. The kids were quiet and seemed absorbed, though turned shy afterwards and didn't ask questions until most of them had left, then a few came up to talk to us. I was feeling a little grumpy as Seamus had accidentally grabbed my ear instead of my hand to fling me across the stage (an easy mistake to make in the circumstances, though hard to explain on paper, and I was not grumpy with him just grumpy it had happened) and it bloody well hurt. We also chatted to one of the teachers who seemed really interested in what we'd done, especially with the concept of comedy within tragedy, with the idea that some of the lines can be comic. He was expecting the scene between Queen Atossa and the ghost of King Darius to be high drama I think, and instead we gave him a squabbling domestic tiff. I think he really liked it, and hopefully we get asked back again!

We walked through the park after the performance and hit the second hand books and clothes shops with a vengence before discovering that the brewery we were planning to lunch in (and drink in) was shut for the day. Bollocks. So we searched and search for a closeish decent pub, found one and walked in. Only on actually being inside did we discover that we'd managed, like the homing pidgeons we old MUCAAS types are, to end up in a Pugg Mahones.

A very nice few hours then passed, til we realised it was nearing 3pm and Seamus had to be back in Melbourne by 5:30. So we walked back to the cars and with a little too-ing anf fro-ing and organising of luggage we were off back to Melbourne, where I has the fun of driving un-accompanied through the city to get home after dropping seamus and Sharon off!

I got home, fed the cats (who had been fed that morning by the obliging [livejournal.com profile] _bounce_, thanks again!) and was just contemplating my own dinner when I received a very welcome text from [livejournal.com profile] vivienne_astor, asking me to come around, watch dvds and have Thai take away. And thus an evening was very pleasantly passed. :-)

The next day I blitzed through errands and housework like some sort of domestic goddess. I can breathe in my own home, oh joy!

Altogether a wonderful weekend, I'm so glad to have finally had a proper one. It makes up for the fact that I am now halfway through my hell-run at work (Thursday overnight, Friday afternoon, Saturday morning shifts- with only 8 hours between them).

Only three weeks til my next weekend! I think I may have to plan to do something fun with it...
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Go and see it. Really.

It's awesome.

Go and see it!

Extra-plus-good points for having Virgil as a character.

People I think would particularly enjoy it:
[livejournal.com profile] jpom40
[livejournal.com profile] fnoo
Helen
Sam
[livejournal.com profile] dacian_catamite
[livejournal.com profile] _audhumla_
[livejournal.com profile] impostinator
Anyone who likes zombies
Anyone who likes classics and/or Shakespeare and can stand some schlock gore. ([livejournal.com profile] vassilissa, I was thinking of you too, but I'm not sure how much gory stuff you're okay with. if you're cool with it I think you'd love it)
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Turns out [livejournal.com profile] mc_shamo can't make tonight for MacBeth after all :-(

So we'll be going next Thursday instead!

Anyone want to come too?
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We got reviewed!

Text for the link-phobic )

Whee!!!!!!!

In other news, I'm tired, working two days here, three days there type jobs, it was [livejournal.com profile] mc_shamo's birthday yesterday and we had a wonderful relaxing day, involving much nice food and lying around.

If you haven't come along yet, there are plenty of tickets for tonight! It would be awesome if you booked, but you most probably won't need to tonight (next week- different story) you can go to the fringe office in Fed Square in person, or www.melbournefringe.com.au, or just rock up tonight by 8:20pm.

The pace is killing me, but I fucking love this show!
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Lysistrata

Preview tonight! $14

Season opens tomorrow: $16/$20

(Tightarse Tuesday $14)

Get a group of ten together and it's $12 per ticket

Show runs until 5th October. No Monday show.

Book at www.melbournefringe.com.au

Tech and dress were last night and were brilliant! And I'm saying that as someone who was a in a great deal of pain and went to the hospital straight after. (Mouth stuff, very unfun, and gross, if you come tonight or tomorrow you may still be able to discern a swelling on the left side)

I love Omniprop, I love this time of year.
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Blah, tired. But I'm glad I did the stuff I did on the weekend!

Friday night I went to the gym on my own, on the downside it was a little lonely and there was no one to chat with, but on the upside I was able to keep really focussed and/or drift off inot my own world. Then [livejournal.com profile] _audhumla_, [livejournal.com profile] cows_might_fly and [livejournal.com profile] clappamungus came over and watched Press Gang with me. I think we're just into the third season now.

Saturday I went to a pro-choice rally, which was fun, and interesting. I don't think I'm a socialist, but I find myself on the same side of the fence as them quite often these days. I picket up a copy of a radical feminist magazine, which I'm sure I'll get around to reading soon.

Afterwards I had lunch and hung out in the city with [livejournal.com profile] greenpea33 who came to the rally with me, and [livejournal.com profile] mc_shamo rocked up.

At about 4pm I said goodbye to [livejournal.com profile] mc_shamo who was goingt o check out our theatre space at Trades Hall. I headed off to Port Melbourne, met up with [livejournal.com profile] impostinator and went to her place via an awesome organic/health shop of serious awesome, where I spent far too much money on tea and chocolate. I'm glad I don't live as near it as [livejournal.com profile] impostinator does, I'd be permanently broke! However, I'm glad it's near her place so I can pop in whenever I'm around :-)

We had dinner with [livejournal.com profile] impostinator's dad and [livejournal.com profile] mc_shamo at a cosy little Japanese place. Tempura, yuuum!

Sunday was a bit of a scramble. Puck wet our bed (again... sigh) so I fished my sleep on the couch. Seamus had a shower as Puck had been on his side of the bed. I woke up when he went out to meet his dad, and I spent the morning dealing with laundry, trying to get as much of it done as possible (particularley the bedding, since thanks to Puck we'd completely run out) and doing housework until Andrea came over with some props for Lysistrata. These props are long, red, latex and, well, alright yes, they're strap-ons. They look hilarious! If she ever reads this, Andrea, you did a fantastic job making them!

[livejournal.com profile] mc_shamo sister kindly drove us to the city and we got to go into the Arts Centre and rehearse. Omniprop in the Arts Centre! Wow! We did our first full run of the play. I hate first full runs of plays, but that's ok, because everybody hates them, they have to be done!

After rehearsal I was meant to meet up with my parents but they piked, so I convinced [livejournal.com profile] vivienne_aster that a trip to the gym would be a good thing to do with our Sunday night (mind you, I really had to twist Kate's arm on that one...) and came home afterwards pleasantly exhausted, flopped on the couch, complained loudly and often to [livejournal.com profile] mc_shamo about my sore throat and cuddled up to him to watch Midsomer Murders before bed.

About the sore throat, my body is under strict orders not to sucumb to sickness this week, next week there is a strong chance I'll be unemployed, at least for a few days, so it can get sick all it wants then.
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Lysistrata

Now accepting bookings!
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I'm having one of those days when I feel scared to blink in case I doze off.

At least I learned new things today, and my job might be slightly more interesting for however long I'm still here.

Hopefully my energy will return before or at rehearsal tonight. Magistrate scene, yay!

In six hours I can go to sleep.
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I had my first rehearsal for Lysistrata yesterday. Due to circumstances beyond our control, I was the only one there, yay for individual attention! :-)

We had a big discussion about what we want this Lysistrata (character, not play) to be. What she's like, how old she is, does she have a back story etc.

Guess who my inspiration is to be? Go on, guess!

Linda Day.

Freakin' AWESOME! :-D :-D :-D

*Yawn*

Aug. 12th, 2008 02:13 pm
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Good God I need a coffee.

One more day, then it's pay day, and I can have a nice coffee.

Since that's a whole day away, I guess I'll have the instant that is here.

My contract has just been extended a month. Yay! That's actually quite convenient, because it means I finish work on the 22nd or so of September, and if they decide that that is all they want from me I can take the two days of the Tech and Dress Run for Lysistrata off, then start working again on the day of the preview. I might see if there is any part-time work for those two weeks, only working 4-5 hours a day while performing would be very tempting (or "temp-ing"! Ha! Cos I'm a temp! Getit? Get...I'm fired, aren't I?)

I got all excited night before last because I managed to sleep the whole night through. Unfortunately that was not the case last night, but I only woke up once, and it was early morning (5:40 a-fucking-m!), not middle of the night. I choose to take this as encouraging.

Coffee. Coffee, coffee coffee.
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Hmm, looks like I can't post on Artshub without some money. Bum.

My weekend went quickly, as most seem to these days. In some ways it's nicer than when I was studying and working part-time, because the weekend is now absolutley deligated to "not-work" time. Sleeping in feels delicious, wheras it used to just be the norm (though I will never EVER get used to waking before 7:30am, and this is after over a year of waking around 6:15)

So on Saturnday [livejournal.com profile] mc_shamo and I slept in a bit, then went and had breakfast at Verb cafe. I caught a train then a tram out to Fitzroy to participate in Helen's Seneca acting workshop. It was awesome, and a really good way to remind myself that hey, I'm good at this, I can find stuff in the text, I can be convincing, I can act, and I enjoy it. Always good to be reminded of this before going into rehearsals for a new play :-)

Before arriving at the studio for the workshop I stopped at the ISHKA factory outlet on Nicholson street. Afew months ago I'd been in the Richmond ISHKA and seen a top I'd really liked, but could not afford at $52. The same top, in a colour I like, was in the outlet for $10, score!!

After the workshop I caught tram, train and tram to the gym, then walked home and started on dinner. I made an awesome dinner, I marinated calamari in honey, oil, soy, chilli, garlic and paprika, then I grilled it for a few minutes before tossing it in a salad. We had [livejournal.com profile] rin_tin_tin_ over as she and Seamus had a production meeting, and [livejournal.com profile] _audhumla_ and her friend Gus as they'd drove [livejournal.com profile] rin_tin_tin_ out then had their own plans cancelled. It was nice, we got the extend out table, and they got gelati and soft drinks! Yuuum! I went with them to pub, but did not stay too long.

Sunday morning I went over the top half of our house thoughroughly with a feather duster and vacuum cleaner, then cleaned out the bath, shower and basins. I can breathe a lot easier now, and it only took about an hour and a half. Seamus and I then visited a cafe we'd not been to before and had a quick light lunch, jumped on a train and headed off to the Lysistrata read-through.

Read-through went well, I like the new people I had not met before, and was glad to see so many familiar faces. I'm also really pleased that [livejournal.com profile] ephant has decided to give Omniprop a try! (She did Lysistrata back when the Classics Students Society- from which both MUCAAS and Omniprop grew- did it, it was... an interesting performance, this one will be better!)

After the read-through a half dozen or so of us went and got warm food because it was GOD DAMNED COLD. Then those in Twelth Night headed off for their call, the rest of us made our way leisurely through the city, Cleggs Fabrics and Brunettis, and then up to J-studios, where Twelth Night was being performed.

I have not laughed that hard at a show in ages. I think it was my favourite show I've seen this year, and that includes Wicked (which, though it was ok, didn't really grab me...) and other professional shows I saw while still with Ticketmaster. Oh my God; hilarious. I thouroughly enjoyed it, and wished that I could have come another night too (unfortunately it turned out the last night was the only one we could make). Even better, I'm sure I would have found it just as hilarious, enchanting and captivating had I not known more than half the cast. Any of you crazy kids reading this- well bloody done! I hope you're all proud of yourselves, and given the show finished last night, I hope you're all thoughroughly hungover!

It only took us an hour and a bit to get home, which is good considering it was a Sunday. We had a supper of oysters Seamus had bought me as a treat from the market the preceeding day, I got out an extra blanket after deciding it was too cold in bed (which occasioned some quoting of the play we'd done a read-through for that day...) and I finally, FINALLY, slept an entire night through! Did not wake until 6:30am. Fantastic.

At some point, I'll have a relaxing empty weekend EVEN if I'm not sick. I just don't know when..
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COSTUME DESIGNER NEEDED!

Omniprop Productions is staging Lysistrata as part of this year's Fringe; an ancient comedy with very modern undertones. We are seeking a costume designer to help us convery this ancient-yet-modern vibe. If you are interested, or know anyone who would be (SCA people I'm looking pleadingly in your direction...), please contact shamo@omniprop.org

Thanks!
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I am ambivelant enough about work that I won't mind if my contract finishes or is extended, either is fine.

I still can't sleep a night through, but I'm getting better at only waking up once.

[livejournal.com profile] mc_shamo is sick, but I have not yet caught it.

I got in Lysistrata, I was originally cast as Kalonike, but there was the obligatory people-accepting-their-role-then-declining-later and I was bumped to Lysistrata in the ensuing re-shuffle. I'm excited and nervous, and though I've made cracks about it before, will probably get quite oversensitive about "sleeping with the director" jibes, just to warn you. Please don't make them.

I get to go to the gym less than I'd like, but when I'm there I realise how much fitter and stronger I am than this time last year, and think about how fit and strong I'll be this time next year if I keep it up.

I only seem toget to catch up with people in half hour blocks, but those half hours are very precious to me.

I'm busy, I'm working, I'm keeping a house under control, I'm playing with and feeding a kitten, I'm maintaining friendships and relationships, I'm constantly assessing feelings and avoiding depression traps. I feel like I'm drowning a lot of the time but when I look at it objectivley I'm doing ok.
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I had a weekend, it was fun.

On Friday night we had a small bunch of people over to eat dinner and watch Press Gang while comsuming junk food. It was cosy. Loki came out and played with [livejournal.com profile] fnoo and then curled up under the coffee table, seemingly content to be in the room with six people as long as we weren't moving about too much.

On Saturday [livejournal.com profile] mc_shamo and I had a lovely breakfast outside at Hot Poppy, then made out way leisurely through the Queen Vic Markets. [livejournal.com profile] mc_shamo bought cacti (yes [livejournal.com profile] impostinator, from the same bloke we bought cacti from all those years ago!) and a kitty leash, and some no-scratch spray for Loki, I bought a rather fetching beret and four cheeses from the deli (including stilton, yum!). We also got seafood, I braved the meat part of the market, I felt quite proud, and a bit sick.

We got home and put away our purchases and I headed out again for the gym, which took up a few hours, then came home through the cold and rain and decided a hot bath would be just the thing, with Radox Muscle Soak and Epsom salts. It was fantastic. I spent the next hour and a bit slowly getting ready to go out, then decided to test if I could walk from our house to the station in high heels. I can.

I met up with [livejournal.com profile] fin and we had dinner before heading over to the Regent Theatre for Wicked, which was better than I expected and grew on me, though I still don't see why there is such a huge fuss. I did enjoy it, and the hot chocolates we had after, and was very grateful when [livejournal.com profile] fin went completely out of his way to walk me to the tram and get me safely on it. I do not like Melbourne after midnight on a Saturday, I don't like feeling afraid to walk on my own, it makes me mad.

Unfortunately by the time the train got to my stop it was pouring again, and it's a ten minute walk usually home from there, it's fifteen in the shoes I was wearing, I'm glad I was wearing my long leather coat or I would have been soaked to the skin by the time I reached home. As it is I have a sniffle, but no worse ill effects.

[livejournal.com profile] mc_shamo and I went out for breakfast again the next morning, and I was punished for my decadence in having two breakfasts out in a row by the fact that one of the eggs served to me was off, and I didn't realise til I'd put it in my mouth and bit down. Ew. Ew. Ew. My God, it tasted revolting.

[livejournal.com profile] mc_shamo went out with his Dad and I finally attacked the study (it still had boxes from when we moved in) It is now tidy. Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] insomnius, the job was made a lot less boring by all the Daria you gave me which is now on the computer in the study. I also cleaned and scrubbed the bathroom and both toilets and when Seamus got home he swept, vacuumed and mopped.

I fiddled around downstairs and got the place looking quite nice, then my parents came over to have a look at it and take us out for dinner. They really liked it, which made me happy, especially I was glad they didn't mind that we'd taken down a shelf, and I don't tink they even noticed the stair-rail was gone (for those playing along at home, my parents are our landlords).

We had dinner at a restaurant called Mexicali Cantina. It's run by the same people who run Mexicali Rose in Richmond and is just as nice. It was a pity they were understaffed, but everywhere I ate this weekend seems to have been understaffed. I wonder if it's that people can't afford to work as waiters anymore because they don't get paid enough to live, or if the cost of wages is too high for businesses? It's interesting, and disturbing (and- completely selfishly- means shoddy service because the staff that are there are overworked and frantic)

So yes, all up, a great weekend. It was very relaxing, lots of friends and family and boyfriend and kitten.

I'm doing ok :-)
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On Tuesday night I went to the gym and went the whole way through my new program. Huh, I thought when I'd finished, that wasn't very hard, I barely feel anything, I don't even think this program is doing anything! Yesterday morning I woke up with my body one big ache. Ok, so maybe the program is working after all. Going back in tonight after meeting my little brother for coffee. I'll probably be there around 6:30pm if anyone is interested in joining me ([livejournal.com profile] vivienne_aster? [livejournal.com profile] fnoo? [livejournal.com profile] _audhumla_? etc.) :-)

Yesterday I worked eight hours like the good, wage-earner I am, then met up with [livejournal.com profile] impostinator for dumplings and hot chocolate. I had to be home by 8pm to be in photos, and I realised when on the tram that I was going to be early, but then out of nowhere I saw [livejournal.com profile] doesthemgkdrgn with his girlfriend Aimee which was a pleasant suprise as I thought they were still off fruit-picking somewhere warm. I got off the tram and had a ten minute chat with them, very glad I did, because they're leaving for Canada on Monday, so I was lucky to run into them now!

I managed to get home a few minutes before 8pm and chatted with [livejournal.com profile] mc_shamo and [livejournal.com profile] _bounce_ who was very kindly lending a hand (hee! pun!)for the photos. Then the very very awesome [livejournal.com profile] sunshinenoir arrived to take photos. We were re-doing the publicity picture for Lysistrata for the posters. Very similar to the publicity shot, except with a woman's hand flicking over one of the soldiers (thanks [livejournal.com profile] _bounce_!), a better background, a much better camera, a professional photographer (thanks [livejournal.com profile] sunshinenoir!) and, surprisingly, less falling over of the soldiers than last time, even though I think I was lying there longer (and kept giggling, it's very hard to stay still when the others are all cracking jokes and when everytime they re-arranged the soldiers it tickled!) From what I got to see afterwards the shots look really cool.

By the time all that was finished and I'd eaten and gotten into bed it was nearly midnight.

I'm tired.

Happy, but tired.

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