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2006-01-01 11:51:35
New Year's Day
So here we are.....2006. Where does the time go? I can still remember writing in my little diary on New Years Eve "Wow it's so weird to think that this is 1991 now and that I will be turning 14 this year" hehehe. The scary thing is it doesn't seem like all that long ago.  Actually what's really scary is that I've just realised I turn 30 this year!!!

Last night was cool. Jess came round to our place. She gave us some real Egyptian cotton sheets which she brought back from Egypt! We got the tram into the city and met Ken & Belle at Federation Square. We went for a wander down the river and across Birrarung Marr (sp?) We were checking out all the people everywhere. Lots of kids with plastic light sabres. Also they were playing Ghostbusters on the big screen! Cool! "When someone asks if you're a God, you say YES!!"  We went back up to Fed Square and had dinner and some Japanese beer at Chocolate Buddha. Yummy! All the waiters were dressed up to the theme of jungle/voodoo which was kinda cool. And one guy was dressed as Wally from Where's Wally! While we were eating dinner they had the kids fireworks which we could see out the windows. When we came out there was some dip from Chanel nine recording reports from among the crowd.

After dinner we walked down along Southgate. It was really packed down there, especially where the band was playing. We watched some buskers who were quite good. We walked down to the bridge between Southgate and Crown. Crossed over and walked back up Flinders St and back across to Birrarung Marr again. We bought some fairy floss and dodgy "Pinapple Crush" drink and got ourselves a good spot on the hill. We had a perfect view of the fireworks which were right in front of us (there was also another set directly behind us and some off to the right) The fireworks were really impressive. They went for ages and there were heaps of them. Lots of fancy ones too!

After the fireworks we waited a bit for the crowds to disperse. Then we walked up to the trams and waited for our tram to arrive. We crammed in with everyone else. Jess and I got seats but Trent stood up. Jess fell asleep and Trent was making weird faces at me to pass the time and make me laugh. Got back and Jess drove home. And we went to bed. Sleeeeeepy.

This morning I woke at 7am but I just got up to the toilet and then went back to sleep. I dozed until about 10ish. Mum rang up and I said Happy New Year and she said "I'm going to throw away your Literature CATs (assignments) from Year 12"  Yes Mum is having a big clean out of her house. Yesterday there was a message from her on our answering machine asking if I still wanted my old Brownie bag or my old school bag 

Anyway, we are going to a BBQ at Ken & Belle's today so I really should get off my butt and get started on this year!

Mood - I'm so predictable - tired but happy
Music - Scissor Sisters
Edited - Never

Sounds like you had a really good night! How nice is Chocolate Buddha?! I'm guessing Fed Square would have been packed. How did you manage to move from Fed Square to Southgate? hehehe
I remember being at the Big Day Out last year and we all grabbed each other by the wrist and made a snake so we could get out of the pit. If you're ever in one of those situations, I suggest you do that, because once the front barges through they have to let the rest of the line through...

I never got to do CATs... they went out two years before I got to Yr 12 (and we were all very happy)
Posted by:mazzanda


date: 01/01/2006 12:52 GMT
hey AC-tell me if i'm dreaming-isn't one of the members of scissor sisters graeme garden's son??
Posted by:daftbird


date: 02/01/2006 16:30 GMT
Hey Mazzanda - yeah Chocolate Buddha is great.  It's a little pricy as far as Japanese food goes but it is really yummy and with a slightly different slant to the Japanese food.  Fed Square actually wasn't tooooo crowded.  The worst places were trying to get across the bridge (that was seriously PACKED!) and in front of the band on Southgate where we actually came to a standstill.  CATs were stupid. We were in what we lovingly referred to as the Guinea-Pig generation when it came to VCE. We were only the second year level who did VCE for Year 11 & 12.  So no-one knew what was going on and everyone was making it up as they went along. That was fun

Hey daftbird. Graeme's son John (or JJ which is his stage name apparently) has played keyboards with Scissor Sisters. I'm not sure that he is officially a member of the band but he has played with them quite a bit.
Posted by:AC


date: 02/01/2006 16:38 GMT
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