One hell of a last week before uni, I tell you. Uncomfortably warm and now thundering outside. Appropriate.
Not a huge amount to report, I suppose. Headed to Nevs on Tuesday; Jake, Pat, Bernice and I played a lot of pool, drank a lot of beer, watched a lot of Star Wars, and saw a lot of people. Baz was gone, but was still trying to sell his new beer. Not a bad night.
Next day, headed to Isobelle's new pad with Annie for more drinking. Crashed on a couch and was awoken by hordes of screaming schoolchildren. The 9am tram home was not pleasant in the slightest.
Thursday was Puggs, as usual. Caught up with Jake and Pat at Swinburne for free orientation beer, then some pool at the Hawthorn with Pat's roomie (it's not bad when it's quiet). We debated whether to head to Puggs early or not, ended up arriving there at 9 after a visit to Jake's. Too late though. We had to line up, as the place was packed for O week. I'll take the blame though. Huge crowd out, but I dunno, I've had better nights. Somehow found our way home without Aiden and Pat offending the taxi driver as well.
Too hot the next day. Way, way too hot. Like, oh god what the hell. Made my way out of the house to catch up with people, but we ended up heading for the airconditioned cinema anyway.
While I remember,
A Scanner Darkly - ****
Dark humour, but it wasn't sure how serious it was going to be. Robert Downey Jr was pretty much playing Jeff Goldblum, hilarious. I did like the weird animation, suitably trippy, which fit right into the storyline.
Shame - ****1/2
Art house film, not going to recommend seeing this with your parents. Very heavy, fairly depressing, but enough lighthearted bits to not make it exceptionally painful. Beware a musical scene that while designed to make you cry, may bring up memories of a certain Simpsons scene..
Kick Ass - ***
Surprisingly bloody action film. This'd work well as a double bill with Watchmen. Not bad, I suppose. Lots of Does It Offend You Yeah? on the soundtrack. The little girl was adorably foul mouthed as well.
Yesterday we hit the beach like a freight train, somewhere down near Mordialloc? I don't know. Either way, after all finding ourselves at Hayden and Isaac's new crib (very swish to look at, though apparently nothing works), we hooned our way down, then jumped in the water and tried to swim for a boat. Water was good, especially since it was like 40 degrees. Went hunting for some chips, ended up with fifteen dollars worth or something ridiculous. Ended up throwing tennis balls at each other in the water til it got too dark, then we saw a shooting star. Hooned our way back to Clayton (blaring Flying Lotus at full volume and screaming at pedestrians; Aiden almost gave his number to a car full of girls on a metcard), then got to the drinking of alcohol and watching of terrible 90s Julia Roberts films about her running away from moustaches.
Today, on the other hand, sucked. Meh.
Tomorrow, let's hope, will be better. First day back, 830am start... Let's just say I'm not optimistic. I'll post again Wednesday, I suppose, see how this first week goes (OH YES THREE DAY WEEK). Plus might be seeing Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (finally).