Yesterday evening saw Hamer’s 23rd birthday party, at his home in North Sydney. It was actually a combined party with Corinne, whose birthday was that very day. Or today?
Brendo arrived here initially, and mixed himself a beverage, while Kirsty arrived home soon afterwards. I began on Moscato, and we discussed many things, before grabbing some pizzas from around the corner.
I like that pizza place. It’s like ‘Cheers’, where they know my name. I call at 9 PM on a Friday night, announce ‘This is Peter’, and get the reply, ‘Ok brother, we see you in ten minutes.’ I even have a ‘usual’ order.
Pizzas were thus consumed, and we soon set off for North Sydney. The topic of conversation on the train was my character flaws. On the way, Hamer called to see where we were, and we arrived without incident. From the door, we looked down into Johnny’s courtyard thing below the road, and saw a table packed with law people.
Hamer came to greet us. Yet, I had arrived without wine, and somehow compelled Brendo and Kirsty to accompany me to a nearby bottleshop.
Upon my return, I settled in the back yard, discussing politics with Tom. Tom is a lefty, which is surprising given the political orientations of most of the law-people I’ve met. He works for a union, and we discussed the deficiencies of the present Abbott government. Of which there are many.
Interestingly, one girl in the circle identified as a conservative, but then expressed relatively progressive views on abortion, and several other social issues (admittedly, we didn’t get around to economics.) And Fraser and I discussed weddings, and Woolworths deli platters. Which are awesome.
Many people arrived, and I hugged several of them. Then I had a chat with Erin’s boyfriend (whose name I regrettably don’t recall), before moving inside to grab more Moscato. Lexi tried some, and agreed that it was a good wine choice.
Later, I sat in the bottom level outside bit, and discussed ‘Game of Thrones’ with a girl I will inevitably see at the next house party. She dismissed both Houses Tyrell and Baratheon, and remains loyal to the now exiled Starks.
Slightly later still, I played some sort of drinking game. Its name escapes me. I wasn’t very good. There were two teams, on either side of the table, and it was a race. In sequence, we would drink our drink, then flip the cups. I could not flip my cup, and after about a minute it was decided that our team could just move on.
At around this time, Toto’s ‘Africa’ was played, and everyone sang along. Because it’s awesome. And some law people took off their pants and did weights. I’m not entirely sure why, though.
I now feel the need to describe the upstairs bathroom of the house, which is something Hamer always shows off to new visitors. Because it has an amazing view. The window by the shower offers an expansive view of the Harbor Bridge. I pointed out to Hamer that he should beware of ‘voyeurs on the bridge with binoculars’, and he retorted that should be the name of my auto-biography.
A time thereafter, Hamer, Brendo, Kirsty, Amy and I sat in Hamer’s room. Brendo and Kirsty had put a humerous Facebook status update on Hamer’s profile, and he thought he logged out. However, it was easy enough to log back in, and we got up to shenanigans. Not just the usual status update, rather we had him ‘like’ some pages, then posted certain messages on those pages, inviting a special kind of interest. Which he then recieved.
By the early hours of the morning, some of the law people apparently decided to go into the city, and we taxied home. Brendo crashed on our couch, but at almost 2 AM, he saw a box of cereal, and excitedly exclaimed ‘COCO POPS.’
So, Brendo ate Coco Pops at 2 AM. I then provided him with a sofa and a blanket. And apparently had some more Coco Pops before he left this morning.
I re-arranged the place today, and there are now bookcases along the hallway, outside the bedrooms. It might be a bit narrower, but I like the feeling of a wall of books. And Daleks. I’ve got them there, too.
The other night my mum called me, and asked if I was doing anything in July. I was.
However, she suggested that the family spend a few weeks in Europe, which I was all for. Initially, I had planned to visit Turkey with dad this summer, but things kept popping up, and we put it off. Instead, the Seaman family are going to Europe. I think our list at the moment is Italy, Switzerland and Austria. Mum’s family is Italian (of the very north), so we will do some visiting.
Mum: I want to see the hut in the Alps, where your pop would hunt…
Mum: No, deer.
Me: Well, it was Europe in the 1940s…
Also, the night air smells of summer.
The Christmas season has begun! I still need to wrap presents, but I’ve got them all, and they’re gradually arriving at the parents’ house in Hay. Several branches of the family are having Christmas at the new house this year, and we have a river to keep some of the younger cousins occupied. Well, that and video games.
On Saturday evening I wandered by Jeremy’s house, where we ate bavarian (the dessert, not the human), and had ‘bad movie night.’ I lobbied hard for the 1994 masterpiece ‘Streetfighter.’
Ahem. Watch the epic final fight - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9hatLT-vl4.
In the end, we watched ‘From Justin To Kelly.’ Which has about four minutes of actual plot. It’s the American Idol movie. And was understandably crappy. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6kbtsfZjhk)
Then I wandered home. The weather has been increasingly warm of late. I’m going to spend some time while back in Hay canoeing, as the town is located on the Murrumbidgee river.
Today, I tried on my suit jacket, and Kirsty noted that the problem was I’m top heavy, all the weight is from the waist up. Seriously, it is broadly agreed that I have really, awesome, shapely, toned legs. They’re like my best feature. Well done, legs.
Also, today Kirsty suggested more ‘house-mate bonding activities.’ Which was a strange, out of character moment for her. Yet, I readily agreed to her suggestion - a Christmas themed movie night! All the classics! Die Hard! Lethal Weapon! Love Actually! Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang!
In other news, I went to a party on the weekend and ate a whole lot of funny triangle things and noodle boxes and meatballs, interspersed with wine. As a consequence, I was alot to very hung over on the Sunday, and kept the blinds down at work. Much like a vampire, sunlight was my mortal enemy.
Also, I got a new TV! It is being delivered tomorrow, which is annoying as I was waiting for it today. Eitherway, glorious higher refresh rate and all that for smooth gaming.
Also, I’m going for steak with Matt tomorrow, which should be fun. I love $9 steaks to the extent I almost want to form a religion around them.