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it's cheap to go there in our autumn. $600 r/t from LA

alex hart jr. (jergins), Tuesday, 7 July 2009 02:59 (eleven years ago) link

!!!!!∞

estela, Tuesday, 7 July 2009 03:03 (eleven years ago) link

jealousssss

tehersa (tehresa), Tuesday, 7 July 2009 03:03 (eleven years ago) link

thrilledddd

estela, Tuesday, 7 July 2009 03:04 (eleven years ago) link

i wish i could visit my friend gr4h4m in australia :(

tehersa (tehresa), Tuesday, 7 July 2009 03:15 (eleven years ago) link

where does h3 live?

estela, Tuesday, 7 July 2009 03:19 (eleven years ago) link

wyoming.

tehersa (tehresa), Tuesday, 7 July 2009 03:20 (eleven years ago) link

o u

estela, Tuesday, 7 July 2009 03:33 (eleven years ago) link

!! i never knew

estela, Tuesday, 7 July 2009 03:46 (eleven years ago) link

what the fuck is with woy woy

alex hart jr. (jergins), Tuesday, 7 July 2009 03:52 (eleven years ago) link

am looking for a primer

alex hart jr. (jergins), Tuesday, 7 July 2009 03:53 (eleven years ago) link

i lack one.

estela, Tuesday, 7 July 2009 04:58 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

tell me something silly about adelaide

jergins, Thursday, 30 July 2009 04:09 (eleven years ago) link

the footpaths downtown are heavily dotted with old wads of chewing gum.

estela, Thursday, 30 July 2009 04:29 (eleven years ago) link

king boy pato lives there, doesn't he?

spite n ease (harbl), Thursday, 30 July 2009 04:32 (eleven years ago) link

not any more but he is from there.

estela, Thursday, 30 July 2009 04:33 (eleven years ago) link

he was mad at me for going there and not looking him up but that was back in the days before i started meeting ilxors.

estela, Thursday, 30 July 2009 04:34 (eleven years ago) link

I was in Adelaide 10 years ago for one of the first Tasting Australia events. Remaining impressions: sweet college town, tree lined streets, nice parks and a fountain someplace. Driving the coast road from Melbourne to Adelaide was a stunner. Lots of wine, copious amounts.

jaq, Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:03 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

it's a funny old country isn't it

jergins, Thursday, 24 September 2009 13:30 (ten years ago) link

sometimes i feel sick to death of it

estela, Thursday, 24 September 2009 13:31 (ten years ago) link

it is a bit of a crazymaker to be sure

jergins, Thursday, 24 September 2009 13:32 (ten years ago) link

i like knowing you're here.

estela, Thursday, 24 September 2009 13:36 (ten years ago) link

did you have fun with kbp and sic.

estela, Thursday, 24 September 2009 13:36 (ten years ago) link

we did, definitely. it was fun chatting. they're both really nice, sic in an upfeont inclusive way and pato in a quieter more understated(!) way. we had beers down by the water. lots of guys in suits and girls in little dresses. it happened to be american/ au trivia night with an obnoxious large american girl as emcee, but luckily we were outside and couldnt hear it except when we went to toilet.

jergins, Thursday, 24 September 2009 13:40 (ten years ago) link

my sister tried to get some shlub (actually he was good looking but besuited and yuppie and dumb) to buy her a drink but he wouldnt. that set her off and then she laumched into a million stories all fille d with rage and humor and the rest ofthe family traits. phil waz in stitches. it was all pretty fuunny. sic thought it hilarious that the non-tender of a drink was such a firestarter

jergins, Thursday, 24 September 2009 13:43 (ten years ago) link

<3 trouble

estela, Thursday, 24 September 2009 13:47 (ten years ago) link

i'm pretty sure i would like sic and kbp.

estela, Thursday, 24 September 2009 13:48 (ten years ago) link

jergs your sister sounds like such a treat!

did you turn red? i hope not.

te,he (tehresa), Thursday, 24 September 2009 17:07 (ten years ago) link

kbp really does seem like a load of fun

spite n ease (harbl), Thursday, 24 September 2009 23:44 (ten years ago) link

when my sister started in on the gun stories, the ones about her revolver, i put my head in my hands. sic was so moved by my plight that he took a picture of me i think.

jergins, Friday, 25 September 2009 08:20 (ten years ago) link

adelaide's rainy and badvibes kinda
or it's refreshing and i'm too sensitive

jergins, Friday, 25 September 2009 08:33 (ten years ago) link

nah, the former

jergins, Friday, 25 September 2009 08:34 (ten years ago) link

are you in adelaide already?

estela, Friday, 25 September 2009 09:17 (ten years ago) link

adelaide, the köln of australia

lxy, Friday, 25 September 2009 16:00 (ten years ago) link

cathedral

lxy, Friday, 25 September 2009 16:03 (ten years ago) link

got to keep movin

jergins, Friday, 25 September 2009 22:50 (ten years ago) link

hey jergins hope ur having fun "down under"

spite n ease (harbl), Saturday, 26 September 2009 00:25 (ten years ago) link

TY pal

jergins, Saturday, 26 September 2009 01:40 (ten years ago) link

shockimg lot of casual racism in this country

jergins, Thursday, 1 October 2009 12:23 (ten years ago) link

yes there is.

estela, Thursday, 1 October 2009 12:32 (ten years ago) link

like, pretty much everyone i've had an extended conversation with. and people i like! or would like otherwise. i'm pretty far from PC and it's throwing me off, making me recalibrate how i think about the people i meet

jergins, Thursday, 1 October 2009 12:35 (ten years ago) link

"recalibrate" not to excuse, but to put them imto some kind of context? i'm not sure what i am saying. it's all so strange and maybe the most foreign thing about this place

jergins, Thursday, 1 October 2009 12:37 (ten years ago) link

i know exactly what you mean. i think a weird aspect of it is that people's actions are often better than their words, so they'll say terrible things but then act kindly and respectfully towards people of other cultures, so i think (hope?) it's less malicious than it seems, but really it's a dead loss.

estela, Thursday, 1 October 2009 12:54 (ten years ago) link

also sometimes it is definitely malicious.

estela, Thursday, 1 October 2009 13:10 (ten years ago) link

(nb this may not be true) i remember reading years ago that up until the 1960s it was legal to shoot an aboriginal for 'trespassing' on yr property

smoove operator, Thursday, 1 October 2009 15:15 (ten years ago) link

jergins you're not really making a v good case for australia what with the racism and adelaide sucks posts.

te,he (tehresa), Thursday, 1 October 2009 15:25 (ten years ago) link

i'm never going to a racist place

spite n ease (harbl), Thursday, 1 October 2009 15:55 (ten years ago) link

I keep hearing the Monty Python Bruces in my head.

jaq, Thursday, 1 October 2009 21:41 (ten years ago) link

the misogyny is pretty bad too, it depresses me, but you can't spend every minute of the day in a rage, you just can't.

estela, Thursday, 1 October 2009 22:18 (ten years ago) link

haa

jergins, Monday, 19 October 2009 00:42 (ten years ago) link

attn ppl: do you know of a good not too expensive writers retreat? can be anywhere pretty much in AU

jergins, Monday, 19 October 2009 00:43 (ten years ago) link

patos house

max max max max, Monday, 19 October 2009 00:55 (ten years ago) link

pato's poetry playhouse

jergins, Monday, 19 October 2009 01:00 (ten years ago) link

there's this, though it might be expensive http://www.varuna.com.au/index.html. everyone i know who has been there got one of their scholarships, i don't know anyone who has paid to go. but it's apparently great.

estela, Monday, 19 October 2009 01:01 (ten years ago) link

thx4tip

pato told me he lives in a big rundown mansion with a bunch of people. sounded cool

jergins, Monday, 19 October 2009 01:19 (ten years ago) link

don't want no motherfuckin tutors, just wanna be left alone in a shack
but someone cooks for me

jergins, Monday, 19 October 2009 01:21 (ten years ago) link

pato can cook you some vegemite sandwiches

lxy, Monday, 19 October 2009 01:23 (ten years ago) link

pato can cook you up some joeks

max max max max, Monday, 19 October 2009 01:24 (ten years ago) link

what would the kitchen smell like after that

jergins, Monday, 19 October 2009 01:26 (ten years ago) link

i'll cook for you. i've always wanted a friend who wanted to be left alone in a shack.

spite n ease (harbl), Monday, 19 October 2009 02:21 (ten years ago) link

what will you write about?

te,he (tehresa), Monday, 19 October 2009 04:02 (ten years ago) link

why do u want to write in australia?

smoove operator, Monday, 19 October 2009 04:03 (ten years ago) link

probly write abt the sandbox
australia is as good as anywhere right

jergins, Monday, 19 October 2009 06:39 (ten years ago) link

sounds like new zealand's better.

te,he (tehresa), Monday, 19 October 2009 16:41 (ten years ago) link

you are welcome to come and stay with us any time you want to.

estela, Monday, 19 October 2009 23:32 (ten years ago) link

thank you dear.
i have been warming up (haa...naa...) to the idea of heading north in australia.
i blame my sister. all she ever does is whine about the cold. it's catching.

jergins, Tuesday, 20 October 2009 06:28 (ten years ago) link

i used to love the cold but now i don't like it nearly as much, the summers here don't bother me nearly as much as they used to and when i go to nz i find the coldness a bit miserable. i never thought this would happen to me.

estela, Tuesday, 20 October 2009 10:24 (ten years ago) link

gasp!

smoove operator, Tuesday, 20 October 2009 15:22 (ten years ago) link

the chocolate bullets i brought for the work people aren't being gobbled up, which is fine because that means i get them all for myself while still appearing generous!

lxy, Tuesday, 20 October 2009 19:57 (ten years ago) link

breakfast bullets <3

lxy, Wednesday, 21 October 2009 15:49 (ten years ago) link

breakfast lollipops <3

estela, Wednesday, 21 October 2009 20:31 (ten years ago) link

candies across the water

estela, Wednesday, 21 October 2009 20:36 (ten years ago) link

date scone with hellof butter and a flat white, good times

jergins, Wednesday, 21 October 2009 20:53 (ten years ago) link

i love date scones with hellof butter.

i don't know if they are still around but heaps of places in wellington used to sell some local brand of vegetable samosas that were the best samosas i've ever eaten, i pretty much lived on them for a while. an indian-owned grocery store or dairy would be the place to look for them.

estela, Wednesday, 21 October 2009 20:59 (ten years ago) link

when i become a rollergirl my name will be hellof butter

lxy, Wednesday, 21 October 2009 22:36 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

i will spend christmas eve there

jergins, Monday, 30 November 2009 07:40 (ten years ago) link

i like australia. the first world is a nice world.

yesterday afternoon i walked across town to the tilbury hotel. i sat outside and waited, and then king boy pato, THE esteban buttez, showed up. we had a beer and chatted. then sic showed up. we had another beer and tried to snake a table. the place was full of what you might imagine sydney people to be like: dressy, kinda trashy, tan, rich-looking. the music was good though, that's why we went, even though no one was dancing (fair enough, it's the afternoon) and no one was listening (you fuckers). we took some chairs from the restaraunt and then got yelled at for it, except the staff had closed the doors to the inside, so we couldn't take the chairs back.

then we left because that place sucked and looked at a famous pie shop. blink 182 once ate pies there, i saw the photo. after that we got in a cab, deciding to go downtown. most of the way downtown we decided to go to newtown. more places open there on a sunday afternoon.

sic took me to 'an institution', the most disorganized bookstore i've ever been in. and i've been in some doozies. stuff everywhere. it's hard to describe, so overwhelming that place, you wouldn't want to be near it in an earthquake, you wouldn't want to go in if you had claustrophobia. i needed a book but couldn't even look.

we went to the marlborough hotel and had a beer. and another. then jabba hands showed up. we had another beer. and one more. had to try all the different kinds, huh?

after that we walked down the block to mexican food. as soon as we sat down pato took a call. he left a minute later under mysterious circumstances. i don't want to conjecture here, it's inappropriate. i said, "well if this is the last time i see you, then bye." he kinda waved me off and headed down the street.

burritos were $18 at that place. hey now! we drank 2 sols each. then we went back to the marlborough hotel and had 2 more beers. then i said bye and tried to walk to the hotel but gave up after five minutes and got a cab.

headache

vance labar (jergins), Sunday, 20 December 2009 23:25 (ten years ago) link

what's up now in australia, jergins, i've been thinking of you. that day with the sydney mongs sounds nice.

estela, Tuesday, 22 December 2009 04:21 (ten years ago) link

gonna go to the clare in a minute, so you know it's good

vance labar (jergins), Tuesday, 22 December 2009 08:38 (ten years ago) link

just a couple days left. i love sydney but i have no money and am ready to go home

vance labar (jergins), Tuesday, 22 December 2009 08:38 (ten years ago) link

we came in 2nd place in trivia, which is a travesty BUT the other team had 10 ppl and we still won 2 jugs of beer and a dvd of crashes that i'm meant to liveblog

vance labar (jergins), Tuesday, 22 December 2009 13:26 (ten years ago) link

and on the guesss the song, win a jug section, we won 2/4

that's what matters ppl

vance labar (jergins), Tuesday, 22 December 2009 13:26 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

i am the proud possessor of 6 (six) (!!!!!!) bags of choc liquorice bullets.

well, not quite 6 because i can't stop eating them. lollies for breakfast, just like the old days.

<3<3<3<3<3<3

lxy, Monday, 5 December 2011 16:46 (eight years ago) link

does this also mean estela finally stopped eating the lollies she has been promising to send me for a year and actually mailed them?!?!?

smoove operator, Monday, 5 December 2011 16:47 (eight years ago) link

alas no, ruby, i'm sorry. my friend went to aus and i gave her cash dollars to convert to candy.

lxy, Monday, 5 December 2011 16:50 (eight years ago) link

goddamnit

smoove operator, Monday, 5 December 2011 16:51 (eight years ago) link

lol. you know that just encourages her.

lxy, Monday, 5 December 2011 16:59 (eight years ago) link

in the breakroom:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7001/6460641535_f5bb54699c.jpg

omg those people are going to very disappointed.

(e, you can see the toes of my new campers)

lxy, Monday, 5 December 2011 17:08 (eight years ago) link

shoulda brought marmite instead

smoove operator, Monday, 5 December 2011 17:10 (eight years ago) link

i ate too many bullets so i had to have something salty.

bullets + pringles = the world's best breakfast

lxy, Monday, 5 December 2011 17:56 (eight years ago) link

otm

smoove operator, Monday, 5 December 2011 18:25 (eight years ago) link

i feel just terrible.

estela, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 08:06 (eight years ago) link

maybe eating these pineapple lumps will alleviate my guilt.

estela, Tuesday, 6 December 2011 08:07 (eight years ago) link

You cant eat vegemite with water crackers! You need bread and BUTTER

Leave town with an orange, and pretend you're laughing at it. (Trayce), Tuesday, 6 December 2011 09:20 (eight years ago) link

also wtdh at squeezable vegemite?!

The Larry Sandbox Show (sic), Wednesday, 7 December 2011 05:07 (eight years ago) link

jatz are okay but you do need butter

The Larry Sandbox Show (sic), Wednesday, 7 December 2011 05:07 (eight years ago) link

S'rong with squeezyveg? Handy for camping an' that.

Leave town with an orange, and pretend you're laughing at it. (Trayce), Wednesday, 7 December 2011 05:51 (eight years ago) link


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