Monday, October 25, 2010

Sick... and then Sicker.

Of course 2 days ago when my cough started I thought it would be a good idea to just leave it to itself. Now it has progressed ... For about 80% of the day I sound like I am trying to cough up a hair ball. Not cute. I can't even sleep because my chest hurts so much. This morning I got meds so things aka my body should be getting better shortly. I just hope that is tomorrow.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Slacker goes to Ball, G.O.R and E.R

Okay okay... I am very aware that I have been slacking; its been a while since I last posted. Good news! I am still alive. Its just I have been stuck on this slacking behavior since holidays ended. Its been about two weeks since classes started again and since then I have been trying to get back on a productive schedule.... Its not working. Good thing classes end next week (ALREADY !!?? ). But then again there are finals. And my last one is extremely late :( Nov 22.
Speaking of finals. I have 3 (1 mult choice and 2 long answer) + the African Dance/Drumming Performance. Im more upset about the performance being on the day of The Melbourne Cup. What is the Melbourne Cup, you ask? Well - lets just say I found a day or place where horse racing/ betting is bigger than it is in Saratoga. Basically the entire state just stops for this one day- wear really fancy clothing, bet on horses, and drink all day at the track. Sound familiar ?? (Nearly everyday of the summer in toga, much ??) Even classes are canceled on this day... but apparently not Af. Drum/Dance performances - the show must go on !! I may be able to do my part and then just meet the masses later. We'll see how that goes.

The RMIT Village Ball was last week. It is always heaps of fun to see everyone dress their best eating fancy finger foods while trying to score as many drinks at the open bar as possible. --- Hmmm I think I just summed up the entire Ball. Four buses picked us 250+ eager uni students to what was a very nice venue in the middle of nowhere. It was a great night- the DJ was a disappointment- at least I thought so, but it was a great time.

I went on a tour along the Great Ocean Road (GOR) a few days ago- A road that extends for miles along the ocean side. Heaps of rock and ocean :) Beautiful sights of course. The weather on the other hand... was horrific. The rain was moving along a perfect horizontal line, it was so windy. And it was cold. So we were on the beach taking pictures while shivering, wet. Some of us were really unlucky and nearly got washed away into the ocean. It was heaps of fun.

Why is E.R in the title of this post??? Well thats because last night while, most of you were enjoying your breakfast back home- and the other half were dancing it up at some bar in OZ , I was sitting in the ER with my darling girl, Erika Brown (girl in pic below), of course. Last night, like every other Monday, we were so prepared to go to Turf- have a glass of champaign a few dances...and even more laughs- so while me and Erika were in the kitchen making phone calls to round the masses she hits a knife that was just sitting casually on the edge of the counter::: I must say, many have poked fun at me for being clumsy/ not knowing my spacing...ummm yea for those who have, you need to meet this girl:::: Anyway, the knife comes down on her ankle- they had a fight- and Erika's ankle lost. TKO. So bad it needed stitches. I love the girl dearly so there was no way I was going to let her wait in the ER alone. Well the ER is across the way. So a 5 minute walk got us there. And a 5 hour wait got her three stitches and a tetanus shot - no sticker :( - from a doc in training who was slightly sketch, and had questionable hygiene..... Just saying. Oh and a bill of course- of which $65 was just for saying "hello, my name is Erika, and I think I need stitches". Bad Luck.

P.S Here are some vacation pics that I should have posted a long time ago.