first, oh! it was so lovelie to take off my shoes.
k, now today: met Tanya, Celine, and Charmaine (another French girl) to go shopping at Stones Corner, a street with a million clothing shops. Charmaine had wanted a makeover, so half the day was spent looking for a new outfit and makeup for her. of course no one knows makeup as well as I! so I taught her how to put it on, later. if she would only pluck her eyebrows… anyway! I bought a jacket for $10. this took from 10:30am to 4pm.
then I came home and watched TV. then at 8:15 we were supposed to go to the traffic light partie. so I went to Tanya’s but she wasn’t home, so I went to Celine’s. and was there when.. the power went out! so everyone in the complex, which is like 50 people, gathered in the courtyard with candles and played eye spy and ate jelliebabies. and I won eyespy 6 times, more than anyone, but that meant I kept having to think of things to spy, but it was dark! so there was nothing to spy!
at 10pm I, Celine, Charmaine, Anna (Swedish), Auriele (French), Nellie (French) and Greg (Melbournian!) caught the bus to the citie. there are easily more International students at Griffith Glen than Australians. anyway. we went to a club where I had 2 Jack&Cokes, then another club where I had 3 Jack&Cokes and 2 tequila shots, then back to the first club where I didn’t have anything, then to a third club where I had a lemon ruskie. boys in clubs: if you answer his hi, he slides his arm ’round your waist. some pretend they’re dancing with you till you acknowledge them (a 0.4586second glance will do).
then! the task of catching a taxi home, doubly hard ’cause we needed two.
now. Charmaine: only strange because she’s not Australian, in that she Doesn’t smile every time she catches your glance! gorgeous! but with huge eyebrows. worries a lot about her hips being too big! rudely snubbed a very nice boy. other people do that? I forget what she’s studying..
Anna: third year environmental engineering. very brash and loveable, gosh! has a desperate need to hug someone every 5 minutes or so, even strangers. pulled me through crowds of dancers by my belt, offered her phone number to a bouncer. makes lifelong friends in one second. probably the nicest/funnest person i’ve met.
Auriele: also third year, I think, or just as loud as a third year. great dancer, I watched her a lot. recently lost a lot of weight and made a big deal about not eating black-out lollies, but then ate pizza! and.. she picked the kind of music I like by my hairstyle!
Nellie: had just arrived in Australia from France about an hour before we left. very quiet, stood on the sidelines smoking all night, then left early. I don’t remember speaking to her at all..
Greg: what a shy boy! Celine asked him a long because he didn’t seem to know anyone, not expecting him to come, but he tagged along like a puppy. bought me a drink and was very cute when I tried to give him the money for it. first year, electrical engineering.