Friday, December 24, 2004

Silly Season

Well this is it, only one sleep to go and it's the main day of the silly season. As for myself, I just need to take more valium at work to be able to cope with the idiotic incompetence that is the drunken, very loud, rude or ignorant person coming or going to a christmas party or another christmas part. Normally I wouldn't complain if they're good looking, but then that theory goes out the door when utter trash reaks from their mouth. But who am I to complain.

Christmas night is also the last night that I'll be working on the Glen Waverley line and probably for the Eastern area. From Sunday I'll be gracing the shores of the lovely Western area. Knowing that Christmas day, even with free travel will be absolutely dead, It'll be nice and quiet and enjoyable at work.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Gold Coast

Okay, I'm going to get my arse into gear and give a brief account of the events in the past week up in the Gold Coast. There was myself, Chris, Rebecca and Frances, flew Virgin (no mile high stories), drove around in a brand new Fairlane, complete with leather seating. Spent a week in pissing down flood buggery rain and gorgeous sunshine. Much to the delite of consuming german beer on the first night from the Bavarian Haus in central Surfers (all this is recorded on tape). Watching the stormy weather for the next few days on the 11th floor of the Capricorn One, complete with full ocean and river views on the side. I'll end up typing up an expose of the day to day events that occurred on this trip.

Day 1 (Tues 7 Dec) - Early morning arrival in Brisbane. Drive down to Surfers Paradise. Met with pouring rain (240mm that night). Notice the poor road drainage system as the flowing gutter gets closer to the car door. Marvel at the view available from the balcony and head off down to the mall to end up getting saturated in the rain. Get tickets for SeaWorld. Have dinner at the Bavarian Haus and run amoke in the apartment.

Day 2 (Wed 8 Dec) - Have an enjoyable day at SeaWorld (complete with commentary). Get wet, perve on a few cute guys. Pic of the crop - Sea show was the best, followed by a Polar bear being so cute and then the dolphins who are just adorable show offs. Jupiters Casino for dinner (notice the lack of signage to get to places).

Day 3 (Thurs 9 Dec) - Take my time, play some Civ 3. Go down on the beach with Bec and Frans and get wet again. Get tickets for MovieWorld and DreamWorld. Went to a really great Thai restaurant for dinner. Overall an easy day.

Day 4 (Fri 10 Dec) - Movieworld today and the start attraction there is the Police Acadamy show which is always a laugh. The Insanity Dept does it's best and I quite like the really cute Captain Harris who appeared later. Pissed down and got wet again. Proved our maturity was completely out of the door (we were only ffree not 26), and also proved that we were mentally unstable by riding the Lethal Weapon ride 5 times in a row in the pouring rain. Grumpys Seafood Restaurant for dinner tonight and I also dragged Chris along and decided to try the local venue; MPs (short for Meeting Place). The place was absolutely dead. I did manage to pick up and eyed off both bartendars as well.

Day 5 (Sat 11 Dec) - Another bludge day. Went for a really good walk down to Australia Fair, had a look around there trying to find a wireless cafe or outlet for my laptop. Didn't find a single place in around Surfers or in Southport. Went to the supermarket and bought food for the barbie, and enjoyed that. Ventured off again, this time by myself to MP's. Was a lot busier than the night before and picked up again.

Day 6 (Sun 12 Dec) - Well I did the driving up to the Sunshine Coast. A typical tropical storm came through, my camera fogged up so I was stuffed when we arrived at Superbee. Driving around Maroochydore trying to find how the f*ck to we get to the Big pineapple when another storm hit. The place itself was nice and relaxing. My throat was about to get the better of me and finally on the trip was going to literally overtake. We went on the train and the nutmobile and then made our way back to the apartment. Went to the doctors and then came back to pizza and left overs from the barbie the night before.

Day 7 (Mon 13 Dec) - The day I've been waiting for. We saved the best to last - DreamWorld. Well the first ride we went on was the Giant Drop and then on the Tower of Terror. Absolute fun. I also managed to go on the Cyclone (shocking slow service for that ride), Wipeout and the Claw, plus a kiddies one just to cool down and a few others. The tiger show was just adorable and they were so cute. A lovely tropical storm came through once again and I ventured off to the Big Brother house which was amazing deco wise (which is what i'm interested in). After another ride on the Giant Drop and then on the Flume ride (wet again). It was time to go. Dinner at Sizzler, then fun and games at mini golf just across the road. Going back to the apartment and then taking some German beer onto the beer and just sitting there watching a storm in the distance and looking at the stars. A perfect night.

Day 8 (Tues 14 Dec) - Chris and myself take the train to Sth Brisbane. Have a really good chat with our equivalents who were working there. Have a drool whilst inside the Railway Shop at the station. Meet up with the girls at Roma Street and have a wonder around before heading off the airport and flying back home with an all girl (female) crew.

I'll end up expanding on this later. But I'll let you know.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Back to reality

Well I'm back after a great week up in the Gold Coast and now having to face the reality of getting my life back into order. This may sound quite simple for some people but not all, but rest assured I think I can manage to make something out of this. I hope to have a version of events up north placed on here shortly. But at this stage, I'm going to bed after having a wonderful and enlighting dinner at a friends.