Swimming Carnival 09

Today I went to my last school organized swmming carnival ever. (In 2 weeks’ time, we will have Aths, that being my last school organized sports event ever, ever.)

It was stuffy and chlorine-y in MSAC, of course. Eunice swam…four races? Carmaine was downstairs most of the time taking pictures (with her new G10 “boy” camera) and got a good picture of Eunice just before her race started, looking athletic and awesome.

Bianca and Dani also went around taking pictures. I think. I watched some of Zack and Miri Make A Porno with D.P. until dicks started showing up, and then I went and sat with some people from my class for a while.

Today was the birthday of 5 people I know (6, if we count Tony 4 if we count the Double Chins as one). I said happy birthday to all of them – one of whom was Bon, who comments often! – and we basically just sat around. Julia wore a really really cute pretty tutu today, and Bel was a big red truck. We sat in this area and started attempting duets for Lucky (that is, Jen and I) and I think it failed sort of miserably. Annie kept on hitting me with a balloon which we called Balloon-da, after Julia called it replacement Bel.

Swimming sports ended with Oreads coming last (enh), Naiads 3rd/2nd and Nereids and Dryads both equal 1st. Eunice cheered my eardrums out. I did the parade with Naiads (again, I know I said I’d do it with Oreads but) and they had “Living On A Prayer” as parade music. Carmaine, Frank, Nug and I were near the back of the parade and when the chorus came on we shamelessly “moshed” and screamed “WOAH! WE’RE HALFWAY THERE! WOAH! LIVING ON A PRAYER!” and received well-earned looks from the juniors.

We went to Giraffe, a cool quaint little cafe near Elizabeth St. Dani had gone on a previous occasion and drawn a giraffe on a napkin and pinned it up. When she returned, she was shattered to find it taken off. Then she noticed that they’d placed it amongst the display on the shelves. The cafe is incredible, because it gives a very homely feeling (that is, they’ve set it out to feel like a dining room at home). We had our food and took pictures (of course. Dani, Bee and Carmaine all brought their uber-cool cameras so…). There were a salt and pepper shaker set, that was a white dog and a black dog. Carmaine, next to me, posed the black dog and the white dog facing each other, and took a picture. In the background of the picture were Dani and D.P. conversing, almost like a humanoid reflection of the dogs (look, if you know Dani and D.P. personally you’d know why). When I have the picture, I’ll put it up to show.

We went home afterwards, and who do we see on the train but Blue-Violin-Case-Boy! We talked to him for a while, and it was rather fun because we got to hear his life in Uni.

Hung around the Glen for a bit, because Bee wanted to print off photos at Rabbit Photos. I’d forgotten my house key so I had to be home after 4:30 so that mom will be home to open the door for me, so I strolled VERY leisurely home from the bus stop.

Got home, and I recorded myself singing Lucky, Jason’s part. Then I listened to the recording and sang along to that, but Colbie’s part. I’m out of key and a bit out of time but otherwise I’m happy with my efforts. And now I’m blogging, obviously, and typing up Legal notes.

And that was my last Swimming Carnival. I can’t wait until Aths. Who knows. Provided we have a do-able theme, I might dress up.



Lucky – Jason Mraz ft Colbie Caillat (I can’t spell it right haha).

First introduced to me by Joey. Thereafter by various other people in love with the song. Now I love the song too! I just don’t have my own copy, so I will start asking around for it.

The video I have embedded is not, of course, the original music video. I’m sure you’ll get to watch the music video on Video Hits pretty soon as it will (if it hasn’t already) become very popular. This video is of Lucky being covered by those two awesome Asian folks, and both their voices are amazing!

And, just so it is made easier for other people, I’ve included the chords for this song. I got it off Ultimate Guitar, so all creds go to whoever tabbed the song (sorry I forgot your screen name!)


* means palm mute chords
[] use bar chord version

Intro: [C]*

[C]*                               Am*
Now do ya hear me talking to you
Dm7*                          [G]*           Em*
Across the water, across the deep blue ocean
Am*                 Dm7*
Under the open sky, oh my
Baby I’m trying

[C]*             Am*
Boy I hear you in my dreams
Dm7*                        [G]*
I feel your whisper across the sea
Em*                     Am*
I keep you with me in my heart
Dm7               [G]         G#
You make it easier when life gets hard

Am           Dm7                                     G
Lucky I’m in love with my best friend
C                     (C/B)               Am
Lucky to have been where I have been
Dm7                  G
Lucky to be coming home again
C                       Am         Em                 G
Ooooh ooh-oooooh ooh-ooooooh….

Dm7                                  Am
They don’t know how long it takes
G                        Dm7
Waiting for a love like this
Am                     G                          Dm7
Every time we say goodbye, I wish we had one more kiss
Am                            [G] G#
I’ll wait for you, I promise you, I will

Am                    Dm7                                     G
I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
C                     (C/B)                Am
Lucky to have been where I have been
Dm7                     [G] G#
Lucky to be coming home again

Am                  Dm7                         G
Lucky we’re in love in every way
C                       (C/B)                    Am
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Dm7                               G
Lucky to be coming home some day

[C]*                               Am*
And so I’m sailing, through the sea
Dm7*                         [G]*
To an island, where we’ll meet
Em*                     Am*
You’ll hear the music, fill the air
Dm7    G
I put a flower in you hair

C                                     Am
And though the breezes through the trees
Dm7                             G
Move so pretty, you’re all I see
Em                                    Am
Let the world keep spinning round
Dm7                    [G]              G#
You hold me right here, right now

Am                     Dm7                                 G
I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
C                   (C/B)                 Am
Lucky to have been where I have been
Dm7                   [G]  G#
Lucky to be coming home again

Am                   Dm7                        G
Lucky we’re in love in every way
C                         (C/B)                    Am
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Dm7                               G
Lucky to be coming home some day
C                 Am                 Em                      G
Ooooh ooh-oooooh ooh-ooooooh….


/edit It has occured to me that the chords are not over the right words where you change them. Figure it out, it’s not hard.