A Very Good Canada Day

Well, so many good things have happened this weekend that I don’t think I can relate them all. Well, not all are good, but at least they’re funny now.

I had my exam Friday morning, and Ziv marked some of it that afternoon (it’s very strange being good friends with your TA) and said it was quite good (despite the fact that I believe he marked my two worst questions), so I’m confident I’ve done well. Anyways, this weekend has been so good because the power to the electrical engineering building has been shut down all weekend. Brilliant! So Ziv couldn’t go in to school and work, and so since he was bored he organized a whole weekend of stuff for the rest of us, starting with watching the Germany-Argentina game on Friday night.

Now Ziv HATES soccer, but it was exciting that he wanted to see a game on the big screen at Circular Quay, so we all went (’we’ being most of the PV Centre, and Karolin, and it turned out all my Sunday soccer buddies). The big screen was off, but we all ended up at a nearby bar that was open all night. Because the game started at 1am, and then went into overtime, and then shoot-outs. And then Argentina lost. What’s with this World Cup?!!?!?! France knocks out Brazil? FRANCE???? They barely made it out of the bloody first round. Now it’s all European teams left. Who am I supposed to cheer for? Why did Argentina have to lose that stupid shoot out? Shoot outs are stupid anyways.

Okay, enough soccer pouting. So Ziv and Roland came back to my place, and by the time we got there it was time for the 5am start to the Italy game, and Kushal was still up so they watched that while I slept for a couple hours. Then I got up at 7:30 to go diving with Frederick. Meeting Frederick was a bit of a fiasco, but that’s a story unto itself. Anyways, I went diving, ran home from uni to go running with the ‘team’ (me, Ziv, Danny, and Karolin). The idea was to do 3.5k as a start to training for a 14k race, but then that wasn’t enough for Karo, so she and I did 7k. The boys aren’t quite so fit yet. Then home for a shower, then Ziv and I went to a concert in Darling Harbour that ended with fireworks. So I did see fireworks on Canada Day! Hooray!

And the funny story for today: the ISS office sometimes gets these free tickets to performances at the Sydney Opera house. Ziv and I got some last time, and it was a really weird contemporary music thing. Bizarre. But we tried again, again it was contemporary art and we didn’t know what to expect, and again it was weird. We went into the theatre and the guy was already on the stage. There was this sort of booth, or shed, set up, and the actor was in it, behind a desk, just staring out at the audience, looking around at us just by moving his eyes. Only the inside of this shed was lit up, the rest of the place was all darkness. Well, this continued for a while, the audience watching him, him watching us. At least a minute and a half of silence and looking. Then he slowly raised his hand. Then slowly started moving his hand towards his chest. Sloooowly. And everything and everyone are still dead quiet. Nothing really happening. And then…..

My phone ran.

I’m madly trying to get my phone out of my purse but I can’t find it, and it just keeps ringing, and I just call out to everyone “I’m sorry! I’m so sorry!” and finally I get my phone out and open it and shut it off. I thought I was going to get kicked out. Ziv had this HUGE grin accross his face. I was hoping that the floor would open up and swallow me. Later Ziv said that was his favourite part of the show and that I had excellent timing, because he was really hoping that something would happen, and then it did. Ah well. Teaches me an important mobile phone lesson. They’re evil! And I’m never having one again. That’s it, after Australia, no more mobile phone.

5 Responses to “A Very Good Canada Day”

  1. Laura Says:

    That’s hilarious! I love it! Mostly because the whole place was dead silent… until your phone rang! Awesome.

  2. Karolin Says:

    Who are you supposed to cheer for???
    Excuse me….
    I think the answer is clear…

    Thanks for the wonderful Brownies!

  3. Michelle Says:

    1 - so, are you some kind of knitter that I didn’t know about?

    2 - what colour are you going to paint yourself for the race?

    3 - cell phones are evil. Now you know.

  4. Michelle Says:

    In the most hilarious way possible.

  5. Mars Says:

    1. I’m not a knitter, not compared to some. Laura sent me the site. I thought it was great so I included it.

    2. Yellow and Blue.

    3. Cell phones are indeed evil.

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