|KRudd and birthday week! part 1
||[Nov. 29th, 2007|12:29 pm]
last thursday i had breakfast at chouquette with glen, ben, brooke, wayne and frenchy. got my hard drive so anthony could move his files to his new computer and then move the last of his stuff out. ro came over with a few things for her room and we cleaned some more. went to work where pianon came to see INLAND EMPIRE and i watched the last part with him, making up my 3rd complete viewing (that's 9.5 hours kids). |
friday: chouquette again, with mandrew, wayne and ben. we watched the film through again with fresh eyes and took notes on what we wanted to change, which were the same as the last time (a relief). but rather than fix the problems we went for lunch at sol breads with leo's friend whose name i don't remember, and then mandrew said that he was confident about an election victory because, using some warped version of The Secret, he was going to eat a picture of kevin rudd. that sounded like the best idea ever so we went to a newsagent and bought newspapers for the following day. then i suggested we visit brooke's newsagent at Evil Farm, and we did, with no idea how to get there. we somehow found it really easily and shocked her by walking in there. we got free stuff, i bought the Huts 2008 calendar for my dad, and we saw some of the creepy regulars. then i went home to give ro her key and spend the evening with brooke shopping for bbq supplies and cutting out pictures of kRudd for us to eat.
i woke up on saturday to find brooke getting my soaking wet kevin 07 shirt off the line with the idea of blowdrying it for me - aw. i took over and in the meantime dressed all in red (by coincidence because everything was wet) with my communist party shirt. shannon came over and we got juice and cakes while we waited for the bottle shop to open. somehow the guy there convinced me to buy a carton of green apple flavoured beer which was $25 a carton, which ended up looking and tasting terrible, but we did finish it off between about 5 of us. shannon baked brownies and made a mixtape called Kevin Baking for the occasion, i made fairy bread and brooke lit the bbq despite silly males interfering. but first we voted, which involved a massive queue, a sausage sizzle, a disappointing cake stall and me being told to take off my shirt before going in as it was official campaign material - mandrew had his theremin shirt so i didn't have to go topless. then everyone came over at various times and i don't remember that much. my 4 hour playlist had lots of political stuff like pull up the people (mia), whats going on (marvin gaye), ooh child (5 stairsteps) and things are getting better (nerd) mixed with pop, plus many david lynch songs - everyone noticed when sinnerman came on. we put up a sign in our front window that said "honk if you hate howard", and i got a phone message of my parents voices going "honk honk honk" for ages. whil brought a sponge roll wrapped in glad wrap which he punted onto the table, and which then became a football until its wrapping came off, and then was replaced so the game could continue. lauren brought potato salad and delicious spicy chicken wings. about this point mandrew kept disappearing and returning with signs - first some liberal "labor debt" ones we hung from the clothesline, then a picture of arch bevis, then the b105 sign which we graffitied, and finally heaps and heaps of kevin rudd new leadership plastic sheeting which got taped all over the front of our house and most people went out on the street and waved the signs until i think the neighbours complained. at about 7 we got a maxi to mountjoy for their election party, and shannon drove ramona's car back to his place with arch bevis taped to the bonnet until it blew up on the windshield and they ran the risk of being breathalysed. the second party was so jam-packed with people and so noisy noone could hear the TV but the results and kerry o'brien's smug grin looked pretty good almost from the start. i had a headache from being in the sun all day and decided not to open the bottle of tequila till howard's concession speech. i didn't hear any of it or rudd's acceptance because during those 20 minutes, ferty, mandrew and i went through the whole bottle of tequila and a lot of cheering was happening all around us. from there i victory-pashed ferty, sarah grey and martin, went dancing at common people, hugged a bunch of strangers wearing kevin 07 shirts and did some things that would have made Family First quite uncomfortable, but seemed to please the males no end. lol.
in the morning brooke, shannon and i went to breakfast with the crase kids and michaela, at cirque. they split us into 2 tables and we got served first so we went to the alibi for a gin and tonic until the others finished, then mum and dad rang, apparently on their way to chouquette. they're very unreliable, chouquette was closed and eventually they showed up for lunch back at cirque after i'd bought and read the paper. then ramona rang with a "migraine" (hangover) and asked me to work her shift that night - i agreed on the condition that i could leave at 1130 and not wait till finland vampire finished. which i did.