The Way You Move Ain’t Fair

[Hey Soul Sister – Train]

Happy birthday Jac!

Today (but because of one reason or another, WordPress has time-stamped this for Wednesday. Today I meant by Tuesday) was Jac’s long awaited 18th birthday, and I think it was rather a successful day.

Starting with the awful weather, it went uphill from there. Took the train up with Mandy and Dot cos we ran into them, then Jac and I went to Journal Cafe near City Library.

Jac got this creepy text message asking if she was at Flinders, and it was from an unknown number. That number never texted back again…

Had lunch (or rather, I ended up eating most of her food anyway) and then we went to Melbourne Central because we wanted to see Toy Story 3.

But, it was getting really full, to the point where the only seats left were in the front. Jac doesn’t like that, so instead we went to State Library and went to the Games Room.

UNFORTUNATELY, it was full due to school holidays, so after some random presentation started, Jac and I went to play pool at RMIT. At first we didn’t realize that if you paid the money, the white ball would roll out, so we sat there dejected until someone else came along and did it.

It was a tight game, and ended with Jac’s victory, because I’d mistakenly stuffed and set up the black ball for her. Oh well, it’s her birthday anyway.

After that, we went BACK to State and watched some guys play on the Guitar Hero for a while, then decided to walk to Crown for dinner. That girl walks so slow that it got to the point where she had to drag me to slow me down – and it was VERY slow walking.

The thing that she didn’t know, and the reason I’d wanted to walk fast was that we were meant to get to Oriental Express by 6, where the others were waiting to surprise her. Because of her slow walking and my inability to find the restaurant, we ended up being 20 minutes late.

The fun part was that she didn’t suspect a thing! I was glad that my subtleties seem to have worked.

Dinner was sushi train, and it went by without a problem, and then it was time for cake. Now, I’d asked Nash to get a Black Forest Cake but apparently there were none left, so, being the awesome boy he is, he got a cake in the shape of a dog:

It was particularly funny because I’d always called her my puppy. And the restaurant people sang and everything, it was excellent.

And it was proven that we argue a lot when, on the train back, Yeleng and Aym- both decided we were the on-board entertainment.

I love you, Jac!

Alex.

P.S. The guy in the soccer ball is still in there.

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Go To The Left…Aiyah!

After I finished class today, Jackie (I can’t remember if I mentioned this but Jackie was referred to as “Elmo” before) and I went to State Library for me to find newspaper articles. but before that we got those $4.95 Hungry Jack’s meals. We sat on the Library steps because there was no grass left (Jackie was so shocked that people do that, she’s such a city noob) and it took us almost half an hour to eat everything. And we talked for ages – I talked for ages, Jackie doesn’t actually start conversations, something I have to fix in her.

I took Jackie into State Library for her first time. We went to the newspaper archives and I showed her how they have those microfilms for papers from the 60s and even before. She never realized that State Library isn’t just books.

Then I showed her the Games Room, and we played this dirt bike game for ages, finally getting the hang of it. We still crashed a fair amount. Then we moved onto a Transformers game, where a random guy called Daniel started watching Jackie play, and that was when he shouted out this post’s title. He started making conversation with us for the next 10 minutes until we left.

By the way, Little Big Planet is still there…

Jackie and I did the word scramble on the train back. When we got to Glenny, it was raining pretty hard. We went to the Monash Library where I photocopied some articles I needed, and then we bummed at the foodcourt in the Glen and rated guys that walked past (one guy got a “his face looked like someone stepped on it”). Finally when it was dark, we decided we should go home.

Mom agreed to pick us up, so we waited at the carpark in the rain for a while. I proposed to Jac that one day when it’s warm but raining we should go run in the rain! She laughed uncertainly.

So, in all, it was a good day! For people who came here from my 365, Day 14/365, the reason I’m holding my NDS is to show playing games in the games room.

Ahoy 5 day weekend filled with working on assignments! How depressing.

Alex.

MLIA, I’m Hanging Onto You!

So today was another “study session” with Jen at State library. I’ve given up on saying it’s a real study session. Who’re we kidding?

Met up at 9:30 UCMC (by the way, that term never has and never will catch on, will it) and went upstairs to Gloria Jeans, where we both got one of those Iced Tim Tam drink things. Discussed losing weight and fatness for a while, and then we went to State at around 10, past 10 ish.

Went in (it was very cool. Way to pay attention to global warming, guys) and started trying to study for Legal Studies. Two minutes in, we fell into a coma. So we played some games on our iPods (speaking of which mine still isn’t fixed, I still can’t link it to my computer. Can anyone help?) and repeatedly said “Okay we HAVE to study we HAVE to study” and then we didn’t.

At around 12 Jen felt hungry so we went out to a Vietnamese place on Swanston Street. I had Pho (Not Pris. She comes later) and Jen had some broken rice thing. It was hot so I decided to treat myself to a VB. When I ordered it, the guy looked at me and said, “are you old enough to drink?”

“Yes.”

“Okay.” And then went away with our order. That was some epic ID checking right there. If only nightclubs did the same, right?

“Are you old enough to grind in an over-age venue?”

“Yes.”

“Okay.”

“Are you old enough to drive?”

“Yes.”

“Okay.”

I decided to be cool and ate some of the chilli that came with the Pho, and bit down on the seeds. It was…interesting.

Went back to State afterwards, and it was really really really hot. Went to the Games Room and played Wii for a while, where Jen owned me in Wii Tennis and Bowling (shh). Then Pris called me, and her and Carmaine came along, with Dom following (well Dom…would have been there regardless…did you know he dreamt about State Library? Duuuuude). Carmaine, Jen and I played Little Big Planet (Jen and I took one control, where Jen was direction and I was jumping etc) and Pris and Dom played Wii. Then they got bored and joined us at Little Big Planet.

I helped figure out how to hold onto things, and spent quite a lot of the time hanging onto Carmaine’s character while she dragged me around. Then we came across a trap where it’s a ghost thing that floats up and down, and if the ghost thing covers your character you die. She got annoyed at me hanging onto her (well hell it was fun.) and aimed it so that the ghost covered our character but not hers. We died, she didn’t. She laughed evilly.

And then I’ll skip how good Dom is at the game.

And then they left to study, and Jen and I actually studied. We went through a practice exam orally (dude, don’t) except I think it was an easy exam because we did it really easily. Studied a bit more, and then played on iPod again.

Jen needed to charge her iPod, so I went to get my recharge cord out of the locker. Except 4 hours was up by then, so I had to pay an extra dollar for another four hours, but only needed 1 hour. Then, this happened (and I submitted it to MLIA, so hopefully you’ll see it):

Today, I was annoyed at having to pay a dollar for another four hours on a locker when I only need it for an hour more. I put in my two dollar coin, and heard my change fall into the slot. Reaching in, I came back with 2 one-dollar coins; the previous user had forgotten to take their change, thus giving me a free hour on my locker. I felt like State Library was apologizing for making me pay. MLIA.

It was awesome.

Left at around 4 and went to JB. They didn’t have the headphones I wanted. Said bye to Jen and went to Big W. They didn’t have the headphones I wanted. Went back to Melbourne Central and bought a Monster energy drink with the 2 dollars I then had because of above, drank it on the train home (shouldn’t have done it) and then at Holmesglen these bunch of fobby TAFE students came in loudly talking in Chinese about how they fail in English (agreed).

Tomorrow, I have my Legal exam. And then after that only Chinese which I frankly don’t even worry about anymore. Maybe I’ll write 1 or 2 more practice essays and I’m done. I’m so glad the exam period was as scary as I feared – but it was still pretty shitty.

Alex.

 

What I Did/Didn’t Do Today, And Why It Was Awesome

It sounds like the start of a very long and boring blog. So I’m shortening it. I will write 1 sentence of something I did or didn’t do, and then put a score at the end. We’ll see what kind of day it was. Hint: it was awesome.

Had breakfast with parents. -1

Didn’t have breakfast with BRuCE. -2

Played NDS on the train to city. +1

Named a pet hamster on Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box “Jenifer”. +1

“Jenifer” said squeak, and needed to get into shape. +1

Listened to my new iTouch. +1

Waited UCMC for Jen who was late. -1

Jen arrived by running loudly and nearly crashed into a guy. +2

Jen smelled like shampoo. +1

Went to State Library joking about seeing MacRob girls there. +1

It was very cold today. +1

Went to the Games Room to study. +1

Actually started studying Legal. -1

Actually got some Legal studied. +1

Called Carmaine and asked if she wanted to come to State. She said no in a very “duh” tone. -1

Stopped studying after 30 minutes. -1

Played Rockband instead. +2

Failed epically on Easy when first started on the guitar. -3

Failed epically when playing on Easy when first started on the drums. -2

Jen sang to “What I’ve Done” by Linkin Park semi-squeakily. +2

Actually did very well on Medium on guitar after a while. +2

Actually did respectably well on Easy on drums after a while. +1

Managed to play and sing the chorus of “Misery Business” by Paramore for a bit. +2 (Not on the microphone I was just singing along with Jen)

Went to lunch at a Thai restaurant I never been before. +1

The Thai restaurant had no chopsticks. -2

The Tom Yum was sweet not spicy. -1

The Australian mother and daughter next to us suffered while eating their “spicy” lunch. +3

Jen had no idea I lived in Thailand before. -1

Jen got a Golden Gaytime after lunch. +1

She started shivering while eating it. +2

I made jokes about her stupidity. +3

She laughed and loved it. +4

Went back to State and said we’d study. +1

Didn’t study. -1

Played Little Big Planet for a while. +1

Couldn’t figure it out. -1

Played Scene It Buzz for ages. +3

Pretended to be rocket launching off the couch when the characters on screen did it. +3

Won once. +2

Lost once. -1

Played F1 Driving. +1

Crashed heaps. -1

Watched Jen weave all 3 laps like a drunken maniac. +6

Didn’t have Carmaine there to weave with Jen. -1

Watched 3 groups of fail idiots try to play Rockband. +3

One of which didn’t know how to start the game. +3

You have to press “Ready” you idiots. +2

Played Little Big Planet again. +2

Actually worked out how to do it. +3

Died a lot but it was fun! +3

Screamed a lot of “THAT’S FIRE! DON’T JUMP THERE!” +5

Jumped into the fire anyway. +6

Got blown up for some reason. +5

Played until 5pm without realizing it. +4

Had to pay an extra dollar ‘cos we went over the 4 hour limit. -1

Got Maccas with Jen. +2

As I was buying, the order for a large Grand Angus was called, without someone taking it. +3

Said I’d take it. +1

Manager said, “the owner would probably eat you alive.” +2

Didn’t take it. -1

Was reminded by Jen after I was on the train that I left my charger for my iTouch with her. -1

More reason to see her soon. +2

Used a calculator to work out the points just then. +3

Score: 76.

Oh, also, I spent a whole day at State playing games with my friend and generally enjoying myself and laughing. +24

That comes to a 100% awesome day.

Alex