Wow it is warm!
Details of Christmas forthcoming. :D
Then we planned on going back last weekend. And it rained. Again. But not only did it rain, Mike and I were sick! I got sick that morning. It was awful! The rain went and it turned out to be a perfect beach day but we were both inside sick.
We tried again this week. We were both a bit under the weather still but I WANTED TO GO TO THE BEACH!!!! so we went. It was gorgeous out so the beach was super crowded but luckily we found a parking spot and a spot on the beach. After getting all sunscreened we sunbathed for a bit then played in the ocean. Afterwards, we dried in the sun and repeated. It was SO much fun! I absolutely love the gold coast! It was also nice. I am normally self-conscious of myself so it was awesome not caring how I looked in my swimsuit. I didn't look bad, just not perfect (NEVER going to have fabulous legs!) but it was too nice of a day to care. :D
Once the sun went down it got cold because it was a super breezy day. We were going to wait until sunset to leave but left maybe an hour before. We will try again on a left windy day. :) We got there in the mid-afternoon so missed the major crowds. Maybe next time we'll get there even later. :)
Overall, awesome day. :D
- Current Location:gold coast, australia
- Current Mood: sun-kissed
-Mike was a devil and I was a school girl. We made costumes out of things we already had so we didn't have to buy anything. :P it was fun though, looking in closets and assembling costumes from things we already had. Plaid skirt=WIN!
-Halloween pumpkins were really expensive here. The asking price for a small sugar pumpkins (the ones that are $1-$2 in the US) was $25! I wanted to see if other places had them cheaper but they didn't have pumpkins at all! So I went to look at the expensive pumpkin later in the week and found out they were all sold out! So instead I got a honey-dew melon and made that into a jack-o-lantern. He turned out pretty awesome. :D
-Mike and I made crepe paper ghosts and decorated his mail box with them! And around midnight, just after cleaning things up and settling in, it started to pour! When we went out the next day to clean up crepe paper, all the orange paper washed out and was white! And the yard was littered in ghosts that blew away.
-The ducks enjoyed eating the melon seeds. :D
-We made a very UNHalloween dinner of corned-beef and cabbage. Festive, but wrong kind of festive. :P
-When making caramel apples I forgot to get skewers. I wanted to do it authentically because Mike has never made them. So instead of just dipping apples in caramel, I used double pointed knitting needles. They worked perfectly. :D
-And we got a trick or treater!! Mike didn't think anyone would come since we are in a sort of rural area that isn't easy to walk along looking for places giving out candy--if the house isn't decorated people don't go knocking since Halloween isn't really celebrated here. But I insisted so we set up a table beside the rode (couldn't let people in past the gates, dogs would eat them!) and left a note saying Happy Halloween and to just take 1 candy (we didn't get a lot, they don't sell bags of candy! :( ), and decorated it with the jack-o-lantern and crepe paper. And someone came!! I was so excited! :D But I feel bad. I should have said they could have 2 or 3. Now I have extra. Dang! :P
-We watched Shaun of the Dead. Wow that movie is crazy-whacked. :O :P
- Current Mood: giddy
There was a part of the trail where the guide veered from the course and Fred did not like it. Since he was an auto-pilot horse, he stuck to the path and did what he was trained to do, but didn't respond to my stopping him and turning. The guide had to come help me get Fred back in line. At least Fred was moving slow. I think he wanted grass to eat. He was so cute drinking from the creek, even though it did cause some horsey traffic jams.
The guide was a girl about 20 and spent the whole ride hitting on Mike. It was really cute. Especially since Mike was completely oblivious to it!
By the end I was so ready to stop. Of course we ended up trotting again! My back was so sore from it! And my legs are still sore, 4 days later! I still wasn't completely non-nervous in the end. If/when I go again, totally saying I am a pansy again! Oh and I refused to get off my horse before Mike could get his camera and take a picture of me on my horse. I didn't go through all that to have no photographic evidence! :P
But overall it was fun! When we finished they gave us tea and bread (they called it damper. wth?). I smothered it in jam and had way too much. I love bread. But I totally earned it. And horseys are so fuzzy. :)
Oh and I sang the My Little Pony theme song to my horsey. And the Kookaburra song. I thought he could use some music while he worked. :)
I'll just get a pay as you go phone when I go back to the US this christmas then figure things out after I am done with school.
But anyways, break! Yesterday I did house-work. Cleaning, changing sheets, dusting (wow it is bad! dust-storms+dry weather+heat), dishes, laundry. That reminds me, clothes are on the line! Today is hopefully shopping day, though I am not 100% sure what I want to buy. I need another pair of shorts. I am also thinking about getting the Sense and Sensibility and Seamonsters book. Though it is hard to justify it since books are so expensive here. Tomorrow I am back into the city for the markets and touristy stuff. Going to Brisbane museum! The rest of the week is up in the air.
Friday I leave for the gold coast where I am going to ride a horse on Saturday! I am excited. I had a bad experience before but it will be awesome this time. Yay! :D
It was a clever story idea though I wish more was in the story and less in the character introductions--that was the main part of the play. But I loved how the actors during intermission went out and interacted with people, welcoming strokes and hissed at people. I thought that was super cute.
It did get annoying when the people in front of us wouldn't sit down after intermission and were still standing when the play started up again. But that isn't all there fault. Someone else stole their seats and they were stuck with their seats since they weren't getting up. But still, it was uber annoying.
Overall, I thought it was fun and clever as long as you didn't disect it and think hard.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cats_%28musical%29 <--the "story"
I loved Rum Tum Tugger though Mr Mistoffelees has the catchiest song.
www.youtube.com/watch <--Song sung by Rum Tum Tugger about Mr Mistoffelees. It is awesome but also totally shows the trippiness of the play. It is from the 80s recording of the play. Song is still awesome. :D
I give it 8.5/10
- Current Mood: chipper