Sang-froid: coolness in trying circumstances

Had to laugh at what word of the day came up with. I think it has it in for me.

And so yesterday, I woke up again stuffed but with the brainwave of getting out of the house (an absolute necessity) early before the evenings doings.

So I did the whole shower thing, and wandered up to Sam’s. April started playing something on the piano – I can’t remember what it was now (a song I know) I somehow needed to hear it.

We got public transport with some really really strange characters. Watching a middle aged woman grinning oddly, smoking excessively and holding a small radio to her ear was an eye-raising experience. Mind you the whole time she was travelling inbetween train carriages until it started raining whereby she moved in to the opposite carriage (to my relief) as she continued smoking inside. There was also the guy who swore profusely at the woman who moved between carriages and failed to close the door – his wife/partner then had a loud verbal discussion with strangers about tax payer money being wasted.

We got lunch at McDonalds after both deciding we needed to cram ourselves full of junk. I ate too fast, but panadol had kicked in then so it was alright. We found our way to the NGV shop (Fed Square variety) where Sam got various cards and I wasted money on more artsy badges.

“How long has it been since you went to St. Pauls?” an innocent question and we ended up there briefly. Sam was looking in the shop bit, and I went and sat down and did the whole take some time to think/pray thing.

Bridge Rd for shopping. Which we did all afternoon. Managed not to spend too much. I tried on this really different, blue(ish) dress in one of the earlier places we were at. Pity I had nothing to wear it to, or I might have bought it. Found some cheap clothes. I ended up returning w/ two tops – oh and a book I got at Word to replace the one I gave away. Tried these weird shorts on (they had giraffes on them – really hard to explain) unfortunately they were too small because I rather liked them, but fortunately too small as it saved my pocket.

We had dinner at the same place we went last time, when I was in the area for the Sons of Korah concert. Decided just to grab something small as we thought we were going out afterwards, so we got got some Garlic Nann. The waitress gave us an incredulous kind of greasy. I was laughing about it after because her, “Is that all?!” was so put out.

Tasted great. Horrible garlic aftertaste though.

Found Jane in the line, then Jess C – went to pick up our tickets, they couldn’t find them at first so I played it patient (I wasn’t inside) and they found them.

Delirious concert. Hadn’t really heard them before. I ended up knowing far more than I expected. We lost Jane somewhere in the crowd – but she was with others anyway. Got seats, saved one for Paul whenever he would decide to show up. The guy behind us and the two beside us were joking around, should have asked their names. Asked if they needed the seat next to me no, and he did the smart thing of telling me to stop worrying about waiting for people and just enjoy it. Strange thing for a stranger to say really. I have this really bad habit of looking all over the place when I’m in a crowd either for people I know, or are waiting for.

I saw Sunil – did the whole doubletake, I think I know you thing (after I/he said Hi) but is that really you or am I just mixed up and did I just say hello to a stranger? Paul found us. We couldn’t spot Rowan anywhere. Amy Stennet (or Stennet as we all call her) was a couple rows behind us w/ Cam. Haha her personality is so consistent, funny girl.

It’s was a good night. I enjoyed it. The sad covers of a couple songs at the start by the YA band were nothing to rave about but Delirious were really good. I knew more than I expected.

Caught up with Rowan afterwards, introduced Paul, Jane found us again etc… met Jim (the YA guy who I guess organised my free ticket, he was cool) Thanks again John!

Jane stayed the night. Talked to her about some stuff in the morning, kind of nice to have another (Jane and I don’t know eachother that well) ear. Things shrink when you give them some time. There is a lot I can’t do, a lot out of my hands so I need to be content to just leave some things. She didn’t envy my position.

Oh, my computer is back!!! I think they replaced the fan or something, not really sure – I haven’t talked to Dad yet. I’m a happy girl.

Things aren’t so bad.

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