||[Jun. 22nd, 2006|02:18 pm]
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well, its been ages since i posted properly about what i've been doing and that.
mainly due to busyness and studying for exams.
Well, before exams, i happened to go to 4 parties. Yes, Belinda the wild child.
First was Dave's friend Mich's birthday party. Twas muchly fun. I drove over to Balgowlah from Cronulla that day. I was in cronulla in the morning for a meeting with Albion Park mission people, and then i drove from one end of sydney to the other, having a few near accidents on the way, stupid king street. But her party was fun. She made it an inner child themed party, and i was asked to bring my set of twister along to contribute to the games.
We played twister, the donut game, hit a pinata, and earlier in the party (which i missed due to aformentioned driving for 1.5 hours) they played pass the parcel, the orange passing game, and they iced milk arrowroot biscuits and made faces. Its kinda funny, it was like, erm, i was still doing this two years ago at my 18th, its not much of a trip down memory lane for me. But Dave's friends are older and it was a novelty for them. Its kinda funny, i was watching Scooby Doo on tv saturday morning and chuckling away cos its so funny and predictable, and my mum was like, oh, are you revisiting your childhood and i'm like, i never left.
Party number two was Dave's friend Catherine's Cocktail party to celebrate her graduating and getting a job. She works in the Australian museum gift store and also for Manly Council. It was a small party, and we got there a bit early so we had some dinner and that. I had a cocktail called a multiple orgasm. Baileys, strawberry liqueur and Galliano i think. it was very strong. i'm so not a drinker. then i had a mocktail with coconut cream and orange juice which was surprisingly nice. We were both tired that night and so we went home around 10ish.
Party Number 3 was Catherine's birthday party. She had an "elderly" theme cos she was turning 25 and feeling old. i dressed up in my "kath" from kath and kim top, which i bought at vinnies which is aquamarine green with big red parrots on it. sooo hideous. very comfy tho. and some big pearl earrings too. and bright red lipstick. She had made blue jelly cups with lolly teeth in them like old people's false teeth in the glass of water. and she made little cups and filled them with little round lollies like pills. and she made cupcakes and had humbugs and it was all very funny. Best of all was catherine's costume. She wore this tartan skirt with a slip underneath that was very visible, and a cream blouse with a lacy collar, and she had pinned some freezer bags of rice to her bra to make some fake saggy nanna boobs. and she powdered her hair and put it in a bun, and had beige stockings and slippers. best costume ever. i was really tired again and didn't really talk to many people.
Party number 4 was My Dave's birthday party!!! woot!
His birthday was the 14th June and we had a cake (and i made cupcakes) and gathering at his brother Nick's place after tutoring last wednesday, but we had a proper party on saturday night. Squeezed in between gamelan dress rehearsal and gamelan performance, btw. Dave's party was the best one. mainly because i knew nearly everyone already. It was very relaxed but fun. All of Dave's friends are really nice. It was a good mix, and everyone seemed to be enjoying talking. Dave only had a party once every 5 years or so so although i had seen them all recently, they hadn't seen each other since dave's 23rd. Dave asked some of them to bring some food so there was plenty of food. I had a lovely time talking to dave's neighbour joel, his ex-girlfriend camilla, Joyce from st john and catherine's boyfriend James. indeed twas a success.
Gamelan: people have probably heard about how i do gamelan already. out big performance was the day before my first exam. It was a sell out crowd, and we got a standing ovation. Although we didn't feel very well prepared because we didn't get much time to rehearse, and indeed a few people got very badly stuffed up in a few pieces, no one noticed or cared cos they were too busy enjoying the performance, with beautiful dancing and singing. My folks loved it, apparently the Indonesian Consul General or whatever he's called started the standing ovation. My Dave did marvellously well considering he got drafted two weeks before. We went to Campbelltown from Dee Why the morning after Dave's Party (another big drive, sarcastic yay) and yeah, i was very happy with how i played, and i think everyone had an awesome time. I was very tired on the way home and i had to study for my exam the next day too.
Exams went ok. Biomolecules i felt went very well, and Organic structures i stuffed the last question on sigmatropic rearrangements but i didn't know it anyway. should be ok. i'll just wait and see how we go. Oh, and i also had to write an essay due the day after the gamelan concert. i wrote it friday afternoon at uni in about 3 hours. wankiest essay ever. but i'm not complaining. its done now.
woot free time. yay tidying up my room.
going to mic in hand tonight. first time i've gone, cos gamelan is usually on thursday nights.
I'm going into the city tomorrow from 10-2 for child protection training for church - its compulsory. then saturday i'm going to a party in st peters for a girl from gamelan, dave's doing BERT at the swans game saturday night, then sunday its children's church and then volunteering at the enmore for high school theatresports. then probably working monday and tuesday.
where was that free time?