Picture it now, you are sitting at home on a warm summer day. The weather is beautiful, and the sun is shining. You’d love to go out and have a good time, but there is one problem: You are deathly concerned that your mobile phone might get a sunburn.
Last slide I scanned of Bradstock 2005. Bit Blurry I know.
Eong was up for this trade show for news agents, and she brought back all kinds of goodies for the kids. Mostly pens and glue sticks and things like that. I took a “mock” from the bounty, which is a sock for your mobile phone. “Why?” I can hear you asking. Because it is the most useless thing I can possibly imagine. It is actually a huge nuisance because I have to pull the phone out of the sock in order to answer it, and while the sock does stretch itself around my phone (which is on the large end of the mobile phone scale), it tends to hang on to it when I’m trying to get it out. Here is what it says on the packaging:
“ What are they?
A sock that is specially designed to hold a mobile
Why use it?
Who can use Mocks?
- To personalise your mobile
- To help stop your mobile from getting scratched while not in use
- To keep your mobile warm in winter & help stop it getting sunburnt in the summer!
Anyone – Mocks fit all mobile models – they streatch!
- Anyone looking for a fun way to personalise their mobile
- Mocks are available in over 60 different designs, with new designs coming out every 3 months.
Look for them in a store near you. Or checkout their web site at www.mocks.com.au.
P.S. I am ready to quit now.
Also: "Terwilleger" contributed this Hiku:
enchiladas goodEveryone should come visit me February in Salt Lake City, and Australia in 2006.
full gut and visual joy,
next time, australia
|The shoe is on the other foot|
Anyway, the party went off really well. Unfortunately, e couldn't make it because her dog got injured while frolicking in the snow, but before she left (and well before anyone else arrived) she got me started on the apple martinis. Kathy and Steve showed up bringing treats from the southern hemisphere. They were in New Zealand over Christmas, and apparently Kathy did what I do when in Australia, which is to buy up the sweets section of the grocery store.
Some people actually wore green and gold. I had a green "jumper" which my mum knitted with real Australian wool and a yellow T-shirt underneath which I got today for the occasion. Kathy had some beads and Mike had a tie-died T-shirt which included some green and gold and a basketball. When are Kathy and Mike going to go head to head on the basket ball court anyway? But I digress.
Joanna called to wish everyone a happy Australia Day, which was sweet.
The meat pies got devoured. I had like three and a half pies, and there is about half a pie left over. I should actually be able to finish it off before I leave on Thursday. I owe this to the indestructibility of the recipe, which I will be posting here at some point, because I am sure there is stuff that I got wrong.
Oh speaking of candid shots, here is one
|Cicely, Joe and Mike|
At the party, Linda takes me aside and asks if I want to sign the going away card for Kari. I didn't even know Kari was moving. I don't talk to Kari any more, not since The Incident really. We're not really friends anymore, I am not even sure that we ever were. I didn't really feel like telling Linda that I didn't want to sign the cared, so I just printed "Good Luck in CA - GRAHAM" in a space that hadn't been overwhelmed already by signatures.
I don't understand why Kari is such a popular person. If I had to think of the least nice person I have meet since moving to New York I have to say it would be her. Even Richard doesn't like her: he said good riddance. As Kathy would say, dealing with her is so like being in Junior High all over again.
I left early with the intention of coming home and doing some work, but let's face it. This project isn't going to be done by the end of the year. Who am I kidding?
|On The Couch|
There are some more pictures here:
|Mike, Mike's manager, and Mike's weed|
For some reason, iTunes "randomly" chose to play Born Slippy like three times during the course of the party. Granted, they were different versions of the same song, but still. The third time I swore vociferously and got up to advanced to the next song. My consternation made Steve laugh quite vocally, which is always fun, because he is usually so quiet.
I was so glad that Mike was able to meet all my friends. I love it when friends from different aspects of my life come together and get along well. It sort of affirms what I already know: my friends rock!
The movie we went to see was Team America : World Police. If you like Southpark you may feel the need to go see this movie out of devotion to its creators. I thought it was pretty terrible, although it did have me laughing at times. But anyway, I was watching this silly movie and it occurred to me that I have been taking life too seriously again. I have to get in touch with my humorous side.
I'm really going to need some Castlevania music for my party now... hrm... wonder where I could get some of that... *hint* *hint* : )
Oh... and it also occurs to me that the first two costume ideas I had are also names for my computers that I use. Totally accidental of course.
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On Friday, I was doing the laundry and they were playing the Beetles song "Hello, Goodbye." This made me laugh after the previous entry because this song reminds me of another old friend from my past. I won't go into the details, but in elementary school my best friend (at the time) "gUe" and I performed a skit to this song for the Aspen School talent show. It was by far the most creative performance that day, although I can't really take credit for that... the idea had been gUe's mom, who seemed to like the idea of putting us in the talent show.
I thought this was funny, because earlier in the day the song Ruiner had reminded me of another old friend (see previous entry), and I have been thinking about old friends a lot lately. Old friends in this context meaning anyone I was friends with before I moved to New York. I had been thinking also about how I don't keep in touch with anyone from the Los Alamos period in my life to talk to them about these thoughts, but then I remembered that I was going to Philly to see my friend Mike, who goes all the way back to my junior year at high school.
Just last year, he married a nice girl named Sarah who is also from Los Alamos; although I'd never met her until I went down to see Mike this weekend. So I had a bit of Home Town Overload, although it was surprisingly nice. I was pleased with myself because I recognized their wedding photographs as being taken at the White Rock Overlook, which incidentally was also featured in the film Silverado.
Mike was having a summer BBQ/party and I got to meet many of his friends and coworkers. A few of whom I had met the couple of times I have seen Mike since I moved here. He has very nice friends. They are all of the married/have young children age group... which I don't quite relate to yet. I only know one married couple who plan to have children, and that is still some time away. Anyway I was glad to go down there.
Next weekend I go to Maine!