06.08.2009 - 08.08.2009 65 °F
Thursday night was the big night at the UBar on campus. Yeah, there is a bar on campus. So I went up there for a few hours with some friends, danced, got beer spilled on my toes, got hit on by a few creepers, and overall had an alright time. Just as it was getting really packed, a few girls and I decided we were above the scene, so we left. Ha, no not at all but rather we decided that we wanted dessert more than we wanted booze. So we caught the bus to Town Hall. It was a Thursday at 11:30pm but we thought, "it's Sydney! Tons of places will be open!"
It didn't take much observation to see that we were wrong once we stepped off the bus. After asking around we learned that there were in fact places open in Sydney but they were ten or so blocks away. We checked the bus schedule heading back to uni and decided that our schedule wasn't going to allow us to enjoy a proper dessert. We settled for much less than we wanted, 7-11. This 7-11 (1) didn't have hot chocolate and (2) charged more than double what the grocery store does for Tim Tams. We all pitched in for some mediocre cookies and walked back to the bus stop. Epic fail.
The girls caught the bus back to uni and Anthony and his friends picked me up from downtown. As I got into the car with my chocolate milk in hand, Harry said, "woah, crazy night?" Haha. After dropping Harry and Steph off, we went to his house, had a wrestling match, brushed our teeth, and fell asleep. After Anthony came back from school the next morning, we lounged around the house before he drove me back to school.
I met up with some friends at a BBQ in the village, enjoyed the free food, spit out the nastiness so called vegemite, and hung around with the girls next door all afternoon. We decided we had to redeem ourselves from the previous night and decided to attempt a second dessert outing.
So, Friday night we took the train to Circular Quay (train stop nearest the opera house) and walked around. We walked around in an area called The Rocks...kind of the boardwalk area on the harbor. There was tons of nightlife going on and choosing a cafe was pretty tough. Compared with the crowd who had just gotten out of the show at the opera house, we were way underdressed. The desserts were to die for...so good that we didn't even care that they sneakily charged $7/bottle for the water.
The next morning (this morning) Anita, Jess, and I left the village at 9:30 am and took the bus to Town Hall. We walked to the Imax theater on Darling Harbor and met Simone and Bea to watch Under The Sea 3D for Simone's birthday. Imax was pretty sweet...even sweeter to walk out and see the opera house and harbor bridge and remember, "oh yeah, Sydney".
We got some lunch, ate outside, and got attacked by the seagulls. No, I'm not exaggerating (for once)...we actually had to run inside. After watching a street performer for an hour, we walked to Paddy's Market. Paddy's is the ultimate flea market in Sydney. I resisted my urge to buy pocketwatches and postcards and only bought some ten dollar sunnies which I actually did need. By the time we were back on the bus, it was 5:30.
I'm eating scrambled eggs and watching Australia's Funniest Home Videos with Belle. In a bit, a few of us girls are headed to a birthday party with "A Night In Oveido" theme...I don't know, something about zorro, dressing like a 'temptress', and wearing red. Oh, these foreigners.
If I don't have anything else on the agenda in the morning, I may take the train into the city and check out the ward near Hyde Park. I know my last entry said I really don't enjoy church and that still holds true. I just want to see whats on the social calendar. I can't even imagine the schedule for mutual in Sydney. Church is at ten but after three weeks of continuous trains, running around the city, and meeting people I think I might not make it. I'm enrolled in the minimum amount of credits at uni and I still think that focusing on school will be a challenge.
I am still looking around for a cocktail dress for the 21st next Friday...
There's talk of New Zealand for mid semester break...
Am I missing anything interesting in the news back home?