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- Current Location:Uni
- Current Mood: cold
- Current Music:Kiss With A Fist by Florence and the Machine
Well, I survived the night, which is always a good thing. The waters started to recede late last night / early this morning. Most main roads have re-opened at the moment. There is still a lot of damage about the place, and still a more than 1000 stranded, but thus far there have been no deaths or serious injuries.
I'll leave you with some more pics.
These are images of the area around west high st, just down the road from where i live.
The first two and the last one are from the ABC website.
The second two were taken by Frank Redward
This last one is from Macca's on your way into coffs (when going North).
- Current Location:West Coffs
- Current Mood: relieved
- Current Music:Nobody knows me at all by The Weepies
As if it wasn't bad enough to catch a cold when i had three assignments due, but then it started to rain.
I got home less then an hour before the road in flooded.
We've had 300 mls in the last 24 hours, floods, landslides, the highway cut off, the road i live on has been cut off several times, people are being evacuated down the road and 1000's are stranded in and around Coffs, about 2000 kids too(just counting the ones that got stranded at school and are now being dumped at the RSL club). Thunderstorms are coming, I'd better get off soon.
The funny (i have a very dark sense of humor,) thing is, the only time it stopped raining, our caravan at my parents place, that a person has been lining in burnt to the ground. The poor fellow lost everything but the cloths he was wearing and is now sleeping on my parent lounge room floor. But we're lucky the house didn't catch alight.
- Current Location:West Coffs Harbour
- Current Mood: distressed
- Current Music:Help, I'm Alive by Metric
Good Morning, my dears (or whatever time it is where you are). I haven't posted in a while, I've been back at uni, getting settled in and used to doing work again, I have to write a 3000 word story, but at the moment I have no ideas, any suggestions? Apart from that it's all good. I'm not really one for socialising but I've met a few people that I get along well with in my classes. I love my Uni, Southern Cross University, It might be small and slightly chaotic but... What the hell?
Well, guess I did say chaotic.
I have just had to run down 6 flights of stairs... well, when i say run I mean slowly follow the crowd of students evacuating the building, don't you just love fire drills? We get to spend 15 minutes standing in the middle of a road, in the 30 degree heat (Celsius), listening to this exceptionally loud ringing, before some man in a funny red hard-hat decides he's done and turns it off, and informs us that we can now make the huge climb back up the stairs to get back into the library. Yay!I knew what it was when the ringing started, but i was praying I was wrong, but when one of the librarians started hearding everyone out of the fire exit, I decided I'd better move. I remember what we were all taught when we were little - just drop everything and run. Yet after 16 years of schooling and dozens of drills, it kind of loses the excitement and that sense of urgency that really should not be forgotten during these times. After all, that seems to be the way the world works, wait till everyone one becomes complacent, bored and cynical and then hit us when we least expect it. Honestly, If todays had been real we would probably have been toasted. The thought that it could be real didn't even occur to me until I was on the ground and thinking... 'Damn! I should have grabbed my laptop!' I know they say "just drop everything and leave... Your lives are the only thing that matters." But do they have any idea how much that thing cost me... hell! i'm still paying it off!
I have only ever been through one real (well when I say real, I mean real fake) bomb threat. Some stupid brat 6 hours away decided to prank us. I think he got in some serious trouble from the cops though... and so he should, they really are a pain in the arse. The only day there was ever any danger at school, the metal work building had an explosion because of a gas leak, no one was injured but the school was evacuated and had to spend the day sitting at the show ground down the road, waiting for the rest of the school to go. And guess where I was this day... I was the last week of school for seniors, so naturally we ditched and the majority of grade 12 was in the neighbouring town getting pissed at our unofficial champagne breakfast, before going for a BBQ at the beach. Similar thing happened with my parents who narrowly avoided being at the Milperra Massacre because someone offered to shout them a round at the jolly frog, essentially making them late and they avoided the whole thing. Or the Granville Train crash, which my dad was supposed to be on travelling to Tech, but decide to ditch and ride out to the beach instead.
In conclusion, fire drills suck, but are probably necessary. And you should always chose a piss-up, or at least a beach day, over school, as one day it may save your life.
- Current Location:SCU, Coffs
- Current Mood: annoyed
- Current Music:Jungle Drum by Emiliana Torrini
01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
02) What was your dream growing up?
03) What talent do you wish you had?
04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
05) Favorite vegetable?
06) What was the last book you read?
07) What zodiac sign are you?
08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
09) Worst Habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favorite sport?
12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me?
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22) What color eyes do you have?
23) Ever been arrested?
24) Bottle or can soda?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
27) What's your favorite place to hang out at?
28) Do you believe in ghosts?
29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
30) Do you swear a lot?
31) Biggest pet peeve?
32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
34) Favourite and least favourite food?
35) Do you believe in God?
36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
- Current Location:my parents place
- Current Mood: amused
- Current Music:'Bad before good' by Day One
Well I've had some spare time today and thought that this would be a good time for me to post on the work of Richelle Mead ( blue_succubus ). I fell in love with the Vampire Academy novels a few months ago after buying the first for my sister. With vampires being so popular recently, I was suprised to find a teen vampire book so interesting and unique, with such a fresh mythology behind the story. I quickly fell in love with the characters and their world. I passed the book on to the librarian at my old high school, who I always got along well with. She put it off as i had at first, but she finally conceded to reading one of the books she had thought of as just another lame addition to this teen vamp trend. By the the time she had read it I had just finished Frostbite. She sent the book back with a letter attached, in which she raved about how much she loved the book and swore that she would order a copy for the Library ASAP. She had finished frostbite the same day I lent it to her and when I went to pick it up again I found that she already had a reserve list going for the series even though the books wouldn't be in for a few months.
I read Shadow Kiss in the holidays, I got so into reading it that I didn't emerge from my room all day and if anyone attempted to interrupt me they were quickly silenced by my hushing, arm gestures or complete ignorance. I was so depressed and excited with the ending that I felt like I had to talk to someone about it. Rather than wait for my sister to finish the book, I dragged her into a quiet room and began to read to her like I used to when she was younger. We got to the end, tears leaving glistening streaks down our faces. I closed the book and shared the tissues that I had ready this time. We had about one minute of silence while we each let the ending sink in before my sister said "I can't believe she did that." Suddenly she exploded in a series of exclamations. At first her rambling thoughts and theories were nothing more than Indecipherable shouts and hand gestures, but soon her words became more coherent and I joined in theorising about character motives and the direction in which the series was headed. We had a few disagreements - My sister had always been a fan of Lissa whilst I always adored Rose, this caused a little conflict when discussing character motives and whether they did the right thing.
I was eager for more, but knowing that I still had a while to wait, I ordered Succubus Blues. I didn't read it immediately, once again I was nervous that it would disappoint, yet my fears proved to be unfounded. I loved the book instantly and can now officially say that Richelle Mead rocks! I would even go so far as to say that she totally kicks ass!!!
I'm pimping her books out to anyone that will listen at the moment and can't wait to get my hands on another.
These are just a couple icons my sis asked me to make for her (I still haven't got any set ideas on my VA cast, so i'm experimenting) -
- Current Location:my parents place
- Current Mood: bored
- Current Music:Dirty by Parabowla
I'm happy with the casting but i'm going to miss Ten. The tenth Doctor was amazing and David Tennant has certainly left his mark on the show. I wish him all the best, both in his health and his Career and am waiting to see the new doctor in action, I'm sure he'll be brilliant!!!
- Current Location:at my parents
- Current Mood: gloomy
- Current Music:Fucking Awesome by Spiderbait
Well, it's New Year's Eve once again and (as is typical for Australia) it is an absolute scorcher, complete with sunburn and bushfires. And (as is also typical) all the truck drivers from the Rural Fire Service were already too drunk or away partying when the call came in that there was a bushfire rapidly spreading through the national park, which is in the centre of our small community which has nothing but a fire shed since the community hall burnt down last year (that one wasn‘t the fault of our drunken RFS volunteers, it was an electrical fire that started at 3am. Anyway the fire brigade that is half an hour away deals with buildings on fire - not the RFS). They had to call for reinforcements, but they have it relatively under control. The bushfire will light up the sky like New Years fireworks!
But these are not the only new year traditions for rural NSW. The TV has countdowns, recaps and specials on nearly every channel. The beaches are packed. The barbie is fired up. The parties are about to kick into over drive with fireworks and all ,despite the total fire ban. And I'm certain that some people have been drinking since the crack of dawn.
Yet never having been a very social person, I have spent the day so far sitting in front of the air conditioning, where it is still 34° C, and re-reading Harry Potter for the umpteenth time. This was inspired after reading ‘Harry, A History’ by Melissa Anelli. Which was a wonderful, interesting and nostalgic read. I hadn’t realised how much I’ve missed Harry until I started reading it again. I’m a month into my holidays, with two months still to come before I have to go back to Uni, and I still have a pile of books taller than me to get through before the end of the holidays. Thus far the only notable ones are Richelle Mead’s ( succubus_blues ) Vampire Academy novels, I’m still reeling from the end of Shadow Kiss and once I fully gather my thoughts I will make a more in depth post about how much I love those books.
As soon as I’ve finished these I’ll get into the books I was given for Christmas. But for now I will celebrate the New Year quietly with my family, Harry and all of J. K. Rowlings marvelous characters.
I hope everyone has a wonderful night and best wishes for the New Year!
- Current Location:my parents place
- Current Mood: apathetic
- Current Music:"Just" by Mark Ronson
The Twilight movie was released in Australia on Thursday (11/12/08). I went to see it yesterday morning, pulling my lil' sis out of school, my mum who is a huge fan and my brother who was eager to get out of the house, joined us. I really enjoyed it, mum loved it, my sister had hoped that they would have include a few more of her favourite scenes, and perhaps extended the the scenes with bella hiding from james. My brother thought it needed more action, but he's a 16 yr old boy.
My brother is madly in love with Alice, but his girlfriend is obsessed with Edward so it all works out. My friends are seeing it over the weekend and I can't wait to hear their opinions.
What did you think of the Twilight movie?
- Current Location:my parents
- Current Mood: bored
- Current Music:Until the day I die by Story of the year