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Brief trip rundown

Day 1 - Great to catch up with mates BUT too many schooners of Tooheys Old, PLUS too many glasses of shiraz = massive hangover

Day 2 - My mother has elevated damning with faint praise to an Olympic level of achievement

Day 3 - Knees starting to groan from confinement in car.  Did check out my dad's memorial plaque at the Remembrance Garden in Canberra (photos to follow)

Day 4 - Very pleasant day (more photos on the way)

Day 5 - Home again, home again, jiggedy-jig.  Back to the dog and the kid (and my computer and my bed - YAY!).

ETA - DAY 40 of BM's holiday - I'm a little bit over it. Don''t get me wrong, I dearly love my husband, but enough of a good thing ... ... ... say no more. However, if I was to say more - there are elements of my life that I enjoy keeping to myself, and I don't need a frigging GHOST 24/7. That is all ?!?!?!?!?

At least you don't need to worry about him getting in the way of your academic stuff for another month or so...
Big break before uni starts again - not till February next year. I'd do a Summer session subject but there's no 3rd year English subject offered - I only need that to finish my English major (I've already completed my Cultural Studies major) and finish my degree!!

Least I've got plenty of time to read and catch up with dvd watching.
We stayed in NSW - visited my hometown (grew up in country NSW on a farm) and went to Canberra for a couple of days.

You're my third LJ friend from Melbourne! I've actually met one of them in real life, firstly when I visited Melbourne last year. Hope to get back there sometime in the future.
Day 2 - My mother has elevated damning with faint praise to an Olympic level of achievement

Coffee through nose, followed by virtual 'been there' hug.

Sounds like a 66% good long weekend to celebrate end of semester, glad to hear it. Thanks to you, I have rediscovered the Veronica Mars love, but I'll be sending back those popular disks today. And not to engage in any regional rivalry, but the newspapers say there were 200,000 at the IR rally in Melbourne and only 50,000 in Sydney.
Sorry about the coffee! Twenty four hours was about all I could take, whilst coping with massive hangover. She seemed more vitriolic than usual.

More Lost & VM in the mail today.

Sydney, Schmydney - WOLLONGONG had over 20,000, and if we had been back in time, it would have been 20,002.
Well, I'm glad you live in the right town now, your hometown sounds a tad Deliverance, or is it just mama?

::stands at mailbox expectantly::
sounds a tad Deliverance, or is it just mama?

Bit of both (damn those banjos), but mostly Ma.

Years ago a friend from college dropped in to see me (I was away). My brother took him into town for a beer - two horses were actually tied up out front of the hotel - took me quite some time to live that down. At least we were a two horse town!! Mum saw 2 kangaroos jump down past her place last week as well (there's a mob that lives on the local golf course, just up the road from her place). Maybe Deliverance is a good comparison after all.

Hopefully Australia Post is kind to you.
I don't know why, but suddenly an image of BM as Ghost!Spike in early Angel s5 crossed my mind and cracked me up greatly.

Also, the image of the two horses at the hotel will now enter my stock of Aussie stories. Tell me there was a tumbleweed of some sort rolling down the main road.
image of BM as Ghost!Spike

I think your mind might be a scary place.

No tumbleweeds, sadly. The horses were bad enough, and at the time it was still law for hotels to provide a tying-up rail for horses. Wonder if that law still exists?

Off to watch the new VM!
Hi, you don't know me, but here I am commenting anyway.

I did the schools search and looked up my school(Henry Lawson) and you're listed under it. Are you from Grenfell? Because I am too :D

Briefly, a long, long time ago (back in the 70s - 1970s that is). I would imagine not much has changed about the old town. Weird how only HLHS came up, I'm sure I put down other schools.
No, other ones came up, I just meant you were the only person from THLHS who came up, heh.
Yeah, I'm in year 12 there now. My parents and some of my grandparents went to the school(which makes me sound completely inbred) and it's apparently changed heaps, but I can't really see it...
So yeah, heh, congrats on getting out of here.
I think getting out of there was one of my major achievements. Good luck to you for Year 12 and escaping Grenfell. There really is a world beyond. Enjoy finding it!