Wish you would step back from that ledge, my friend

No, my entry isn’t about someone jumping. I’ve just had that song stuck in my head all day.

So, I know it’s late but I’m posting because I can’t sleep. Today was 42 degrees (celcius. That’s way over 100 in farenheit). Right now I don’t think we’re under 30. We have aircon but it’s not the same. Anyway. The point is I went out today.

For those who know me, you know I hate and do not do well in heat. I was okay for the first half hour maybe but after a while I started feeling crummy and dizzy.

Okay so let me explain in detail. Which I do anyway.

At around 5:20 mom came home and dropped me off at the train station. Was hot. Bee came, and Carmaine was late by about 2 minutes, as in, a train left 2 minutes before she arrived. Was hot. Randomy guy  missing a leg sat down next to us and started talking to us. We all gave fake names but I’d like to think I did it smoother than the other two (haha but I like the names you picked). Bee told the guy to go away in a nice way. Guy went away. Poor guy. Random asked Bee if she was okay. I laughed a little. Well hell, I did try to get his attention but Bee and Carmaine were dressed rather…sexily? So he didn’t pay attention to lil ol’ me.

Waited until 6:20 for the next train. Was hot. Waited in Grand Tofu, and then as we came out saw Ann from Jan&Ann. Talked to her for a bit. Funny chick. Started school today.

Got on train, thank GOD for aircon. Got to city a bit late and took the tram down to what we thought was Lonsdale. Passed D.P. and a mass of Asians (well…THE mass of Asians) and realized that what we thought was Lonsdale was actually La Trobe. Walked back down to Lonsdale and then up Lonsdale to Stalactite. Was hot. Went upstairs, arriving “fashionably late”. Sat, ordered food and drink. There were a bunch of people there that…well I didn’t know and I still don’t know. And Andrew got a haircut and we made fun of it from across the table. Sorry Andrew.

During dinner a moth came in and Sab- is scared of all things that fly. She cried actually, because she was so scared of it. Ate dinner, and left the restaurant. Oh, halfway through eating CJ showed up! Was rather awesome to meet her finally.

Walked around back onto Swanston, and Carmaine took a tie off Dom. It was white, so against her dark tanned skin and her black dress it was fluro. That was funny in pictures. Took a tram down Swanston to Fed Square, and on the tram we remarked that Dani was actually less emo than Carmaine (Dani wearing a floral dress and Carmaine in black). Carmaine then said, “No it doesn’t work, because I haven’t got red on.” I said, “Yeah you do. Your sunburn.” Andrew laughed. Go Andrew. Carmaine wasn’t too thrilled haha but it was worth it. I thought it was a good joke.

Passed a huge line of emos. Dani said that Bullet For My Valentine was playing so we were all saying, “ohhh” knowingly. Got to Fed Square and lost a bunch of people (not that mattered because they were all people I didn’t know). Got Slurpees and as Carmaine and I were getting our’s, I said, “Say when”. She never said “when” so I kept going until it spilled over. See, Carmaine, you have to say when.

Basically hung out outside of the SevenEleven. Took pictures. Then Carmaine dropped her camera and it fucked up. We were all really sad and shocked. That camera has really seen us through some tough times. I love that camera, man. Year 9, Year 10, Ski Camp, Last Day 2007, Year 11, Formal (not that I was there. And EmPow tried to start something about me going to the formal this year tonight), Last Day 2008, and all the memories in between. That camera is awesome. Anyway, Carmained fixed it later. Then D.P. left so everyone started leaving. Bee, EmPow, Carmaine, Dom and I went to Maccas for the soft serve, only to have the idiots tell us that ice cream machine was broken (assholes). Saw CJ again, randomly coming in. Tried to get worker’s discount off’a her but to no avail. Went to Hungry Jack’s next door. I hate Hungry Jack’s soft serves. Taste like baby powder milk. Bye to Dom, and we were on the train home. Exhausted. EmPow tried to read “In The Lake Of The Woods” but to no avail. Bianca tried to help me search for my soul (and I love you Carmaine for saying my best quality is “loyalty”) and Carmaine wouldn’t femez her legs. Ha.

It was hot. Today was hot, undeniably. I felt dizzy on several occasions and am nursing a headache. Big love to Carmaine and Bee for looking after me and asking if I was okay and alive frequently. And, apart from the fact that in heels you scare the crap out of me, I thank you for the hugs, Carmaine.

And now I shall just switch my brain off. I don’t do well in heat, at all. Winters for me.

Keep Cool (oh the fucking irony)

D.F.

P.S. I totally forgot to mention that this was all for D.P.’s 17th birthday which was 4 days ago. Haha sorry my bad. Happy birthday dear. We tried to sing it but only I managed to do it all.

3 thoughts on “Wish you would step back from that ledge, my friend

  1. okay Im gonna defend the poor maccas people – it was 43 degrees! of course the icecream machine couldn’t cope with the colossal amount of people who were demanding it during the day. it’s not the poor maccas staff-people’s fault! don’t call them assholes…it’s mean.

    “we were all really sad and shocked” <- lol. sorry, I was sad for carmaine but that made it sound as if ALL of us were in mourning over a camera.

    I really enjoyed the night though. summer nights are THE best. In my opinion…lol

    Okay I shouldn’t have said asshole. It was hot. And fine only I was sad but Carm and I were both shocked… And yeah your opinion. I suffered. I want to take you guys out on a cold winter night with hot chocolate, or a cool autumn evening.

  2. yeah i’m gonna defend the maccas people as well
    do you have ANY IDEA HOW HARD IT IS TO WORK IN SUCH UNBEARABLE HEAT
    you people have no idea how hard it is to work at a fastfood place
    GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!
    have them IDIOTS?
    IDIOTS?!?!??!!??!?!?!!??!?!!?!?!!??!?!?!??!?!?
    how are we idiots, are we stupid for stating the truth?
    that our soft serve machine isn’t available and we can’t help it
    we get blamed for it and we didn’t even break it.
    BESIDES, THE TEMPERATURE INSIDE THE WORKING ARE IS MUCH WORSE THAN OUTSIDE it’s like DOUBLE no joke
    so please have consideration before you start calling us staffs idiots and assholes
    because you have no idea not even the slightest how hard it is to work when lots of the machines aren’t working (specially the ones on demand), when it’s busy and when it’s 70 degreees inside the kitchen.

    just my 2 cents.
    hope you had a good read
    and next time, don’t blame us
    it’s not our fault at all.

  3. area*

    Woah. What a long angry comment, then a short spellcheck. Look, I’ve been told off already for calling Maccas staff idiots I won’t do it again. And okay, so I might have called them idiots just to annoy you a little, CJ. Haha!

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