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We're skipping through a graveyard! - Suffering From Elation
A Survivor's Tale
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We're skipping through a graveyard!
Between leaving work yesterday and getting to the 'Kung Fu Panda' session in Garden City to meet Graham, John, Tegan & co, some unexpected things happened. For instance, at one point Hammond and I found ourselves skipping through Toowong Cemetary. Joe was there too, but he wasn't skipping.

Now, this is the sort of thing that always happens when the three of us are left to our own devices. We jump in a car with no clear plan of where we're going (we had a couple of hours to kill last night) and we follow our noses until something piques our interest. This has led us to some fascinating places.

Anyway. The graveyard was fun (if a little chilly) and Joe got minor heebie-jeebies from a stone angel.

Prior to the graveyard, hanging out at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, I started out alone and managed to pick up (one by one, Katamari style, hee) Hammond, Joe, Simon, Vicki and (sort of) Jason. When I arrived at the shopping centre I was only aware that Joe was going to be there. Hammond texted me with a hangout request and the others were pure coincidence, though their presence made more sense when Simon explained that he, Vix, Jason and co were there to see (guess what) 'Kung Fu Panda'. :D Vicki and co were confused by Hammond's switch from blond to brunet. Luckily Adders, who has made the reverse switch, wasn't there... apparently that has been blowing everyone's mind, our favourite couple switching heads and all.

I also managed to get additional items for Vicki's Present Bundle - I couldn't decide on just one thing this year. That reminds me, I'm finally going to use the gift card she gave me back in April for my birthday and get myself a free facial, woo! I kind of need one, I've had this worrying little rash just under my nose for a couple of months now. At first I thought it was just a breakout but it won't go away, and my skin is usually very good, so I really ought to do something about that. A doctor is probably better than a facial, but... I'm working up to it? ^_^

After the graveyard (this entry is a chronological mess, sorry), Joey, Hammond and I ended up in the almighty tea shop of awesome: Batavia, at Southbank, where we consumed beverages with enormous enthusiasm, and played dominos (we're pretty sure we're doing it wrong.) And as I do every time I go to Batavia, I lusted over the MahJohngg sets and their accompanying wooden boxes. I've wanted a MahJohngg set all my life! But it's hardly up there with necessary purchases, and from now until late August I need to save to cover the cave tour fees for Jenolan.

Oh! Jenolan... I must make a seperate entry on that, because I've now done my trip research and the results are MADE OF AWESOME.

Anyway, messing with the chronology once again: Later that night, hanging out in Garden City with Graham & co was great - they share our sense of humor. I love people who aren't afraid to be silly, goofy and geeky. We promised to hold a Doctor Who marathon when we get the big TV back from Joe's dad. I'm hoping to convert a couple of this mob into Tuesday nighters too, but this will probably necessitate a neutral location such as Southbank for the venue, as they all live on the south/east side.

The movie was good too. ;)
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scoutlostthewar From: scoutlostthewar Date: June 26th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can has crashing dr who marathons?

Also, Hammond made me a sad. :( His hair was so preeeeeeeettttttyyyyyyyy :(
tania From: tania Date: June 26th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
You most certainly CAN! :) I'll let you know when it's organised.

Fear not for Hammond's hair, he's already getting bored with it... it never stays the same colour for too long. I'm still hoping he goes back to the memorable 'aqua and green' combination of a couple of years back. ^____^
rainbow_gash From: rainbow_gash Date: June 26th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Batavia, at Southbank..."

Yes. Yes. It's glorious, is it not? :D
tania From: tania Date: June 26th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ohyes. But pricey! But on the other hand, they give you SO MUCH, I can never finish it all!
hammond From: hammond Date: June 27th, 2008 07:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I found out also that typically people are buried east-west so they're facing east for the coming of Jesus or something.
c_eagle From: c_eagle Date: June 27th, 2008 08:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm amazed at the amount of revelry you kin quack pack into a day! :D

Edited at 2008-06-27 08:48 am (UTC)
hamatokameko From: hamatokameko Date: June 28th, 2008 01:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Skipping in a graveyard sounds like something I'd enjoy. I must try that some time!
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