Wednesday, 30 December 2009

when you were young

Well, I have established myself in my new residence. There was a lot of sweat, some tears, and only a minimal amount of blood (my dad pulled a splinter out of his finger halfway through the move). I now have a queen-sized futon, which is huge and luxurious and flat, and a clothes rack for all my pretty dresses, and today I even purchased a desk for my laptop and television. There is also a tiny kitten that is unfortunately also a psychopath...I was putting mascara on this morning in the bathroom and it was fascinated, and it tried to grab the brush with its greedy little paws, and I got it on my cheek. Living the dream, my friends. Living the dream.

I have insane cravings for junk food right now (chocolate, potato chips!) but all I have on my allocated shelf are Vitawheats and gluten-free muesli, so that will just have to do. No, wait; I have enlisted my companions to collect an ice-cream for me from the cinema when they I should have it around midnight when they get home. Excellent.

Sunday, 27 December 2009

baby please come home

I hope everyone had a great Christmas!

In the family tradition, I ate way too much and fell asleep for a colossal four hours on Christmas Day before waking up groggily and eating some more pudding and brandy custard for late dinner. Totally awesome. Also super sweet to have my grandparents here.

Boxing Day was spent thankfully not working (quit my retail job, son!) and instead spent lounging around happily with my family. We migrated to a relative's house where there was an abundance of leftover food, biscuits, cake, coffee and wine, so we stayed for quite a while chatting and laughing. It was raining, and we were outside on their lovely big wooden deck where I had the best coffee of my life!...I just felt I had to tell someone about it.

Then Mitchell came over and we made ourselves sick on leftover trifle and custard, and watched "Dexter" episodes until midnight. Overall, I would say that the festive season has been a great success.

Also, stay tuned: the next phase of my life is about to begin- I'm moving out, for realz.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

they're spreading blankets on the beach

It's Christmas Eve! Tonight my plans may or may not include: eating a delicious dinner with my family, getting slightly wasted at the dinner table without anyone noticing (sorry Grandma, it's a tough time of year!), lying on the floor with music on in the dark,writing and drawing in my journal, wearing a Santa hat, thinking about my current situation- the ups and the downs! And making a new life plan...

This picture is from last Christmas, which seems like only yesterday...

Monday, 21 December 2009

i can't find the words to describe this girl without being disrespectful

I have been having all kinds of fun lately.

I've been working some crazy hours in the lead-up to Christmas, spending my super precious spare time with the most excellent people ever, going to some parties and eating some seafood dinners, and staying out way too late way too often. But I'm having fun and that's what counts...a can of Red Bull never hurt anyone. Except that guy who drank seven cans and died from a heart attack, but that's just kind of overdoing it.

These pictures are from Mitchell's party the other night...hello Jodie! Hello Florence! Hello bottle of tequila!! Well. It is well and truly time to party...when I'm just too tired to care, the only thing left to do is shots with strangers wearing a was a Mexican theme.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

when i press the keys it all gets reversed

I want a bottle of wine and a packet of cigarettes...and it's only midday. So much to think about lately when all I really want to do is go to parties, drink too much and not know where I'm going to wind up in the morning.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

this is when i forget to breathe and all the things i scripted they sound unfounded

I am in a crazy state right now...

I'm just sitting here in my dark room listening to Death Cab For Cutie and seriously thinking about things. It's almost as though I'm living in this completely surreal dream right now and I can't tell what's real or not, or what I've done and said or what I've only ever imagined. I'm scared, but I'm just letting it wash all over me...

Monday, 14 December 2009

my life is about to go through some big changes:

(1) I am moving to the apartment next week (spending tonight quietly watching television with my family and browsing through futon websites).

(2) I nervously quit my job and am starting an insurance job at the beginning of next year.

(3) My love life has been turned upside-down and shaken violently...

(4) One of my best friends in the world (pictured) is going to Mexico for six months and I will miss him SO badly.

(5) I am turning twenty extremely soon, meaning that I will no longer be a teenager and will have to stop behaving like a scumbag. I seriously have to clean my teeth every day? People won't laugh if I make a poo joke?

(6) The year 2009 is coming to a close extremely fast.

Everything is's overwhelming. I'm on such a rollercoaster of happy and sad right now. I have no idea what the new year will bring but I hope it's something good...? I have a feeling it could be.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

movin' on up

So it appears that I am moving out in approximately two weeks. I will miss my little sister a lot. Whatever will I do without the dance-offs whilst doing the dishes, or being able to give her the finger across the table at a crowded family dinner in a restaurant?

She's the best.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

men becoming wolves

I went to the cinema and saw "Paranormal Activity" with Jamal and the hype is true: it is really fucking disturbing!! In a good way. You want to keep watching out of morbid curiousity, but you don't want to become more frightened than you already are because you might wet your pants, and then it's just kind of awkward.

Also I kind of wanted to vomit...but that was probably caused more by the shaky handheld-camera style of filming they used rather than gore (of which there was little). And also I had consumed half a litre of apple and mint juice just before watching, which may have been a contributing factor to the nausea. But enough about vomit!

 This is my "business time" dress. I wear it when I need to be taken seriously. Obviously these photographs do not illustrate the seriousness of the dress, but I practically have a hernia from coughing and I'm delirious from my Codeine tablets so just whatever okay. It's a nice dress.

I am so busy right now, and I am about to get much busier...exciting news coming up! In the meantime, I am going to drink some green tea and watch "30 Rock," as I have contracted some sort of chest infection and am taking some recovery time. For Christmas, I would like Tina Fey's brain transplanted into my head. Too weird?

Okay well I have work to do. See you later bitches.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

are you the one

All my frivolity over the past few weeks has finally caught up with me: I am sick. And my doctor's appointment is running an hour overtime! AN HOUR!

Whatever. I like cough drops anyway.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

boys don't cry

I haven't been home for seriously about a week...been drinking wine, playing vicious games of Monopoly with friends, watching movies, telling ghost stories, going to bed late and waking up early, taking photographs, making phone calls, learning to drive, having picnics, and of course, working. Aside from all the boring things (work, doctor's visits, some sleepless nights) I am having a pretty good time at the moment finishing off 2009.

It's December! I'm seeing Christmas lights in the streets, hearing Christmas jingles and smelling pudding in the bakeries. And this morning I ate my first cherry for the season. I think I will buy myself a car for Christmas...some jewellry...some shoes...a dress. Except that soon my bank account will be drained and I will be eating out of other people's garbage bins to survive.