Apr. 26th, 2002 10:36 am
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New. CD.

Love Me!


Mar. 28th, 2002 10:49 am
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RIP Dudley Moore.

For your service to BritCom, I salute you.


Mar. 25th, 2002 11:56 am
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Oh well. At least my guitar has six strings again.

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Mar. 11th, 2002 04:14 pm
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Today's predicted temperature: 33 degrees Celcius.

Today's temperature in assorted computer labs, lecture theatres and 'collaborative learning spaces': 03 degrees Celcius.

Met up with Abaddon at uni today which was cool. He has calmed a few of my teaching fears.. *g*

The weather is now deciding to be a thunderstorm, which I will (naturally) have to walk home in. Huzzah.


Feb. 27th, 2002 10:45 am
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First History Learning Area class yesterday. People seem cool. Wheee!

Australian temptation island has finally started, as has the new season of The Villa, which is so crap it's almost good *g* I love dodgy reality TV.

Went to see Black Hawk Down last night. Whoa. Seriously good, seriously powerful movie. And I get the Josh Hartnell thing now. He has pretty eyes. Although the lack of hair makes Orlando Blooms nose look even bigger than usual... But yeah. Very clad I went to see it.
I realised last night that the mental picture I have always had of Tanis (from Dragonlance) is Axl Rose with a half-beard.



Jan. 10th, 2002 10:34 am
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Oh My God!

I need Ted and Ralph Sims! How could I not have realised sooner?!?

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Jan. 5th, 2002 12:23 pm
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Yay! HP special on telly...
This has all been pieced back together from mentions in journal entries and the occasional physical ticket, so is extremely incomplete as a consequence.

Books Read 2001 )

Movies Watched 2001 )

Television Watched 2001 )

Games Played 2001 )

Theatre Attended 2001 )

Concerts Attended 2001 )

Comedy Events Attended 2001 )

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Dec. 21st, 2001 10:26 am
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I'm not going to see Harry Potter again at 4 this afternoon.

Really I'm not.

*shakes head*

Why would I want to do that?

(I need new LJ icons. I think I need an elf, a Draco and a... hmmm.... I'll think on it!)
Woke up to hear the news on BBC2 today and it was something of a shock, I must say. He was always my favourite Beatle - not only talented and down-to-earth, but he hung out with the Pythons ^_~
When the Beatles were at their height, Mum always used to say she must be related to George, because Harrison is one of her family names *G*

Many tributes on the telly this morning, including a phone-in from Michael Palin. I dragged myself away to actually do something productive.

Ah well - rest in peace.
for those receiving group emails from me, this'll be exactly the same, but the email will have more, so read that instead! ^_^

I saw Rik and Ade live last night ^__^

It was extremely surreal. I basically sat there for the entire time not believing that it was actually live. It was more like I was watching a movie or something in a cinema with a whole bunch of noisy people around me. And the crowd was so noisy! The show was fabbo, though. Certainly about 300% better than Bottom Live 3. The first half was still on Hooligan's Island, but the second half was actually somewhere in the theatre... quite surreal in itself with separation of characters and actors and so forth. Richie and Eddie both had a real go at Rik and Ade *lol* First night in London and a complete sell out, it was mostly the die-hard fans which was great, cos it meant all the in-jokes (Stephen Fry stuff etc) were received as they should be. Of course, there were a couple of local references that I didn't get, but meh. They could have been as unfunny as hell, and I would still have loved every moment.

I have merchandise ^_^ Fine until you convert what I paid into Australian dollars... The poster was cheap at £2 - until it cost me £3.39 to post it home...

The guys have both lost weight - prolly from touring for three months and it's been extended because they're selling out - and look great. Ade actually looks the best he's looked for about five years *lol* Rik looked perfect, naturally *g* - even though the pink lycra shortie shorts were prolly a horrendous shock to 99% of the audience... ^_~

I think that it'll only hit me that I saw RIK live in a couple of weeks time. Then I'll prolly faint or bawl or something equally girly. Right now (and it was the same last night) I'm incredibly calm and controlled however. Pretty good for what is one of the highlights of my (admittedly not very exciting) life.

And, for those wondering, no, I didn't leap up onto the stage to stick Rik in a sack. I'll prolly end up regretting my self control... *lol*

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London has always been one of my favourite cities, and I am enjoying myself just as much on this occasion. They've a new chain of internet places that are dirt cheap, which is definately fabbo. The cost depends on their current connection speed, but when I logged on this morning, it was £1 for two hours. Yay! I won't use it all up now - it's quite near my hostel so I'll check my mail tomorrow too. So leave me all your declarations of love and I'll try to sort through them... *g*
Today I'm going to head to the British Museum to stare at Egyptian, ROman and Greek stuff, before seeing a matinee of Les Miserables (yay!) at 2:30. I'm in the second row, which will be strange - but I've seen it a couple of times before, so the music is the important thing anyway ^_^

Guns n' Roses are playing London!!! On the 13th and 14th. It's prolly a good thing I'm at the opposite end of the country then, or I'd spend an absolute fortune just to see Axl and his new band - including some guy called Buckethead *raised eyebrow*. For a while, when I found out yesterday, I contemplated changing all my plans and seeing if I could get a ticket, but then realised that was just plain silly *lol* Lookie here - Tara's being sensible!

Okay, I'm prolly outta room, so I'll shut up. Missing you all ^__^
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Nov. 5th, 2001 09:10 am
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In other words, I'm seeing Robbie Williams tonight ^_^

Oct. 30th, 2001 09:19 am
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I have to ring England again tonight. I hope she's home ^_^

Oct. 11th, 2001 10:56 am
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Huzzah! Forget friends only - I'm gonna play with Memories!

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Sep. 30th, 2001 12:06 pm
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Note to self: If you're going to uni to look up primary sources, it helps if you take the list of them you took 2 days to make.

Meh. Better go see what I can find.
Loving your sport is apparently a very Australian thing. I guess that's not too silly a concept. After all, very few countries could be said to completely stop for a horse race! Yesterday was Grand Final day for the AFL. And, if you want to experience true sporting emotion, this is your event.

I barrack for the Adelaide Crows, who bowed out (ungracefully) in the first round of this year's finals. I'm pretty damn one-eyed as football supporters go - even got the tattoo to prove it - but yet I still managed to get a little (okay a lot) teary just over the occasion itself. This is before the game even started, mind you. Show me a sports stadium full of people watching ordinary pre-match entertainment, and you'll have me hooked. And as for the national anthem...

There was a time when I wasn't interested in watching sport on telly. Back then, I played quite a lot of it myself - back before puberty hit and I was too busy with teen angst to run up and down a court or do laps of a swimming pool. It wasn't long after I stopped playing sport myself that I discovered the vicarious joys of a close match and a television screen. Aussie Rules won my heart in '93 - and will always be my first love - but give me something that involves at least one muscle group and I'll be happy to sit in front of the telly for hours if I'll allow myself the time.

I miss playing sport. A lot. The first thing I do if I ever get over this damn Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is go out and sign up for a netball team, go to a pool and work on my (probably forgotten) strokes, try my hand at soccer... anything really. But, in the meantime, I still have spectator sport.

There aren't many things that can get me so emotional. Stick Brisbane (a team which I feel no real allegiance to) in an insurmountable position over Essendon (who, admittedly, I despise) and I'll start tearing up like the girly wimp I am *g* I don't think I've ever cried so hard, and for so long, as when the Crows won their second premiership. I barely got teary the first time, I was too busy going into shock.

They talk about footy being a religion. I wouldn't go that far, but I do believe that once it has you, it has you forever. There's a pride that's just unbeatable when you think of your team. There's the feeling of pure love and emotion that flows through you when your team song is played, when you hear "Up There Cazaly", or when you're listening to the incredible sound of "One Day In September" when your team has just got into the grand final.

And winning is exquisite. Sitting eight rows back behind the goals when the Crows won their first premiership will probably always remain my most treasured memory. Because that's a pride and a joy that very few people can capture in their own day-to-day life. A vicarious type of pride, but one no less incredible for it. "We Are The Champions" will always cause my throat to ache with the goddamn emotion of the memory of feeling, for one day in the year, as though you're absolutely invincible.

A lot of people reading this won't understand that. But those who do share in something that I doubt I could live without. Whether your code is AFL, or soccer, League or Union, whether you love basketball or cricket, swimming or horse racing, nothing much changes. It's all adrenaline, it's all emotion, and I don't think you have to be Australian to feel that. I just think you've got to love your sport.

Congratulations Brisbane. You were a worthy winner.


Sep. 12th, 2001 09:16 am
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Well, I have a lecture in ten minutes, but I just don't think I'm going to be concentrating very much. I basically needed to purge first, but I don't think I have the words, or even really know what I'm feeling. I've emailed the only real friend I have in the US, and I'm glad he's far away from it, but I guess we're all affected really.

I guess all I want to say is that to anyone reading this who has lost anyone - or still has no idea of ppls whereabouts is that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Clem - can you pass on a cyberhug to Kate for me? :-/

(I am way too emotional for uni ATM. But, then again, I think immersing myself in the Roman world might do me good.)

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