The Australia Journals: May 2, 2010

Picture from the footy game in the blog post below.

For background on this series of blogs, see this intro post.


In Australia they have a sport called Australian Rules Football, but everyone calls it footy. It took me a little while to learn the rules and what was going on, but once I got the hang of it I really enjoyed watching it. I had been to one game before this day, but that was by myself. This was definitely a better experience going with some friends, one of which was Melinda. Both games I went to had Carlton playing, and Carlton was Melinda’s team, so that ended up being the team I went for while I was down there. I watched sports fairly often back home, so it was nice to get into a sport while I was there and be able to go to a couple games. It was great to get to spend some more time with Melinda, but it just made it that much more difficult not to ask her on a date. Haha. I don’t remember grabbing dinner with everybody afterwards. A great example of something I remember vividly (the footy game) and something I don’t remember at all (grabbing dinner afterwards) all in the same day. Go Blues!

The Journal Entry

Today was a good day. I got up at 8. When I got my milk out of the fridge, part of it was frozen. Luckily there was enough of it unfrozen to have breakfast. I had to let it set out for a while to unfreeze though. After breakfast I brushed my teeth and then cleaned my ears out. After that I got a shower. After my shower I got on the computer and noticed that the weather was going nuts in Arkansas again, so I started watching that on SPC and NWS and stuff. Eventually I got a link off Facebook to watch one of the news channels in Little Rock that was doing uninterrupted broadcasting of the weather, so I started watching that. While I was watching that I chatted with Mom on Facebook, as well as Shahayla from Artesia. That was cool. I got lunch at about 11:45. When I got my pizza sauce out to make a tortilla pizza, it was mostly frozen. I ended up making a mess trying to get the pizza sauce out. I eventually got the tortilla pizza made. After that I turned the fridge down a little bit. Somebody had put it on its coldest setting. At about 12:20 I went up to Elizabeth’s room, and then we met Erin and went to the bus stop. We caught the 737 bus to Syndal station, and then took the Glen Waverly train to Richmond. We met up with Melinda and her friends there. Then we all went to the MCG. Our seats were way up at the top, but they actually weren’t too bad. I could actually see what was going on most of the time this time, which was nice. I ended up cheering for Carlton because Melinda gave Elizabeth and I a scarf to wear during the game. It was a decent game. Collingwood was up by a lot at the half, and then Carlton got it down to 3 points during the 3rd quarter, but then Collingwood took off again and ended up winning it by about 50 points. It was a lot of fun though. We were around a lot of fans who were really into it, which was cool. It was really cool to get to hang out with Melinda, but at the same time kind of a bummer. She is so cool and hanging out with her today just made me think of asking her out and all, but I just can’t bring myself to do that. It was fun getting to visit with her though. She was making fun of me for saying “gosh dang” at one point and for saying “candy” as well, although I think it was Elizabeth who said that. Also, Tim met us at the game, which was cool. I hadn’t seen him in a while. After the game Elizabeth, Erin, Tim, and I went into the city. We got off the train at Southern Cross so Elizabeth could get her mom’s PJ pants that she left when they were visiting. When we were going to our platform, our train was just pulling up, so we all had to run to catch it. Luckily we got there before it left. We got off at Flinders St. and went to get dinner at The Lounge. That was a pretty cool place. I got chicken parma. It was pretty good. It was a lot of food. It was fun getting to visit with everybody during dinner. After that we went back down to Flinders St. and took the Glen Waverly train back to Syndal. We then caught the 737 bus back to Monash. While we were getting on the bus, Elizabeth was still standing when the bus started and almost ended up in Tim’s lap. That was pretty funny. After I got back I came up to my room. I went down for snacks at 9 and hung out for a little bit. After that Elizabeth and I visited in my room for a little bit and then her room for a little bit. Then I came back to my room and started writing this. It’s now 10:45, so I think I’m gonna get ready for bed.  

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