24 10 / 2012
I have now come to the realisation that drinking until I die was not a good move on pre-birthday- day. If anything, do on actual birthday night! Didn’t think it through, had too much white wine, tequila and a whole of something else that just ended with my demise. However, drinking with the girls at Sus’ birthday pres, catching up with both of my MLC crews was highly entertaining .. and awkward. Seriously, who let Lou make us try and feed each other cake? That was just plain fucking weird. Haha. Took Sus, Alex and Dani to Love Machine to experience their first asian clubbing experience, and it was epic fun. Jealous guy I met at club, Alvin? Allen? To be honest, I just nodded when he said, cos look one working ear in a nightclub just doesnt go down well, anyway that guy, not so much fun. Andy Ho, coming to celebrate ensured a lot of laughs. As did the table top-dancing, that I wish to have eliminated from memory…but with photographic evidence, it doesnt look like I’ll be forgetting anytime soon. 4am came and I stumbled way home to do some taticals before bed..woke up at 10am feeling goood. Like a boss. Made our way to Pour Kids in Malvern, only to have to wait for over 30mins for a table for 9. Boss feeling was diminishing Tactical was a fail, however food was amazing. Hashbrown with chorizo, and something else. Heaven. Couldnt finish it. By the end of breakfast, I was full struggling. Be, was not too excited to have me in her car, but I held on. Laughing that all the songs that played was reflecting how I felt and the situation I was in. Got home to finally get to open Weinlich present. He’s a star. Pass the parcel style of wrapping. It was fun ripping into the boxes to find a Bombers jersey - Essendon Premiers 2013! - then I crashed. Sorry to Crowls & Sus & Dani & Joyce. Fell asleep until had to wake up to get ready for dinner at Rockpool. Absolutely shattereed that I couldnt full enjoy my meal there. I love Rockpool, and didnt even get to have a sip of the Bourdeux Cab Sav. Throughout dinner, had to just make trips to the bathroom because I was just feeling so naseous. Mum was hilarious and thought I had a stomach ache, which I definitely ran with. Steak was beautiful though, only thing I could stomach and actually enjoy. And that was a wrap to my stupidly hungover 21st birthday. I had fun regardless.Crowley bought me flowers, Joyce made this amazing looking cake, Dani bought over balloons. Sus bought me a gorgeous George Jensen 2012 Artist Collection necklace, Aunty Lana gave me a red packet and Caro & Mikey bought me a Bvlgari Save the Children ring. It is a day I’ll definitely wont forget anytime soon, thank you to all who came to celebrate with Paul and I. You guys are the reason why I have a smile on my face even though I’m writing this at a ridiculous hour.
Saying goodbye to alcohol… until November 30th. Smashing it big time that night. *Making sure taticals actually work this time too!*
15 10 / 2012
14 10 / 2012
In mid august, I signed up for the 10kms and wasn’t sure if I’d survive… Well after 2months of pretty persistent training, I finished the 10kms without stopping in an hr (give or take a few mins). Before signing up 2months ago, there was no way that I would’ve willingly trained every day for this race. During the last 8 weeks, I’ve forced myself out of bed at 6am to go for runs, made post-run protein smoothies - which taste fucking foul, cut back on all the bad foods, routed tracks on mapmyrun, prepared intensely with Ashley (personal trainer), organised run dates with dream team - that rarely occurred.. did fartlek training which actually made me want to die after each minute. I’ve injured myself but still ran with busted ankles, sore knees and shin splints. Every run was dreaded. Well all of the this, lead up to today’s race, and can say it was a good solid run. The excitement from all the other 30,000 entries was contagious and pushed me to keep moving and get to the finish line. I’m really happy that I was able to finish it, and I’m pretty content with my times, by no means am I fast, but I know that just last week I was running 6.30m/km and today I ran 6.04m/km .=) So I’m happy with my small improvements..
Massive thanks to Em Be for constantly providing me with so much inspiration and moral support. wouldn’t have signed up or been able to complete it without you. And to Dream team, we are going to reach those goals…we just got to get together first haha.
10km Melbourne Marathon crossed off the bucket list.
before the run
after the run, digging into our well deserved brunch at porgies & mr jones
10 10 / 2012
08 10 / 2012
08 10 / 2012
"Of course you have study but you also have to have the drive and passion to strive forward. For some of you already have this but for others you still need to find that passion, that muse to keep you going. Don’t stress if it doesn’t come to you immediately, it will down the track. All I’m saying is, once you find that one thing, hold onto it and never let it go. Always remember all the good memories you make here..because one day you’ll back on your days and be glad for everything that has happened. All the hurt, all the wins, everything you experience will make you realise that you’re capable of anything."
07 10 / 2012
4:51 PM, STILL sitting by my phone like a 13 year old teenager who just texted their crush…
05 10 / 2012
monday - wednesday
sus and i decided that we wanted to get away and just go somewhere for a few days so we planned with jessy, jas and mel to have a girls trip down to her property in flinders over the midsem break. sus drove me down, and mel followed behind us in her car because she wasnt going to stay for the whole time cos of work. we went shopping for food and wine (before i got picked up, i went with caro to vic street to help her with her groceries, and she was super nice and bought us all these fruits and pork buns - sick tits! Sus thought it was major cute because it was like she was preparing for her kid lol).
i love her place in flinders, it actually looks like a scene out of pride and prejudice. the plan was just to relax, especially after the last week where i got fucking killed by assignments. awkwardly got down there and set up the ps3 to realise that i had forgotten the bloody controllers which meant that we couldn’t watch any movies at all.. so Sus called up Alex (bf) and he was more than willing to come down with his ps3 controllers. soooo nice. we said that he should stay, i mean, it would be so rude if he just dropped off the controllers and then us tell him to just piss off. the first night literally consisted of us eating fish and chips, drinking cider and g&t, playing “scatagories”, watching v for vendetta (well they watched while i passed out literally from the start) and playing random ps3 games. we passed out at lik 2/3am and everyone but me woke up late the next day. Was up at like 8:30am just sitting in my room waiting for someone to get up, by 9:30, I’d had enough and went outside to play boxing on the PS3, which is what Sus and Jessy woke up and found me doing. Sus and I cooked brunch (eggs and bacon) for everyone and because I had made sure that we had all the ingredients also made white choc-chip scones. jessy, jess and alex definitely were loving life. we played some more games on the ps3 before jessy and jess had to head back to melbs.. then after having a shower, Sus, Alex and I took Yogi on a massive beach walk. Major third wheeeeler. but forever alone so getting used to playing the third wheeler. hahaha. Nah it was super nice day to go for a walk. we walked for ages on the beach, and really appreciated the weather and just being relaxed. Alex was talking to me about everything in relation to hiking, to egyptology and so on, not going to lie, sometime i just nodded or said “oh yeah” but i had no idea what he was saying because id tuned out…sozzle bozzle. Anyway got back to the house and I decided to give them so alone time and went for a walk around her property. Grabbed some firewood and kindling..looked like some bushmen coming back in my boots and holding a staff like Gandalf. Tried to climb bollards in my jeans, and ended up bloody ripping them. so awks. Then we all made dinner which was Spag Bologense (hells yeahh), drank red wine ate cheesecake that Caroline had bought. After that, the three of us had major COD wars against each other, actually got shit naseous trying to keep up with what was going out but pretty funny how we all got really into it. Ended the night by watching Dark Knight before passing out.
Woke up early again, and went out side and sat on her sunbed reading while waiting for them to get up. Then made white choc-chip pancakes for breaky, and we ate it outside. fucking good weather. Sus and I stripped to tan whilst Alex went exploring. He was gone for ages, and then found him climbing a tree. Was not going to let him have all the fun so followed after him to Sus’ horror. Haven’t climbed a tree since summer 09’ .. missed the adrenaline that I get! Alex coxed us into exploring Sus’ property cos she has never seen much, and i lead..pretty much just went into every thick bush that i could find. Stupidly wore shorts, so have all these scars up and down my legs from the saw grass that i lead us through. heyyy sexy..We chilled for a couple more hours watching movies and eating before heading back to Melb.
Love spending time with Sus, even if its with the boyf and i love being down at her property, its actually one of the most tranquil places because there is literally no distributions at all. Had a really good couple days of just eating, drinking and doing a whole lot of nothings.
03 10 / 2012
23 9 / 2012
crowley and i decided to go on a little impromptu “holiday” up to Brisbane to catch some sun and participate in a physical activity study where it was estimating my bone, muscle & fat mass as well as fitness level.. so went up on sunday, and spent all day at dream world & white water world ( had no idea there was two water theme parks). crowley and i tried out all the water rides, well she chickened out of the “wedgie” which is when youre standing vertical and the floor below you just vanishes and you fall down the slide and get a wedgie. haha so much fun!! we’d tanned throughout the rides, and were just enjoying the sun. when the water theme park closed, we moved over to dreamworld, we only had an hour so we literally ran around taking photos. i tried to convince crowley to go on the giant drop, which is 119m tall and you drop at 135kmph, but she wasnt having a go. went also on the buzzsaw, which was pretty epic ride. i was laughing through out the whole ride because the girl infront was actually shittting herself! only thing crowley went to was laser tag, which was shiiittt! really boring but we killed it though, fucking cia agents in disguise!
the next couple days was just chilling and completing the study. it was good to get away for a couple days. we stayed with meri, who was conducting the study, and man they go to bed early. they;d be complaining at 8:30 that it was so late and go to bed, and they would get up at 5:30am to go for runs. the shittt? but her housemates were really cool. decided that crowley and i would be awesome housemates!
this was due to the fact that i came back from brisbane and left my 2000 word research assignment to the very last day. i literally couldnt form the words to write it. all nighters were pulled. i had 3 hours sleep OVER 4 days…to this very moment, my head hurts trying to work out how many hours i was awake. i’ve given up trying to work it out. big thanks to ho for staying up with me and encouraging me to finish my assignment, especially when my word doc decided to die on me after I’d written half the assignment. i literally got to the point where i was so exhausted, that I couldn’t keep my eyes open and was actually writing gibberish in my essay. anything that came into my head was put into my essay..would have been hilarious if i’d submitted it! haha. so now i’m making up for lost sleep with heaps of naps… can’t complain tooo much i guesss.