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Climbing Mount Warning in Video

Sydney Trip In Video Form

I climbed Mount Warning with 3 of my 4 housemates: Dylan, Kaela, and Aurelien.  The name comes from Captain Cooke upon discovery of the island.  He believed the mountain was a warning to not land there because of the dangers of coral.  As crazy as it sounds, apparently there was a coral bed there and he would’ve crashed his boat.

10/23 (Day 101)

Sorry for not posting in ages, I’ve been busy.  All my projects, essays, and trying to enjoy the stay here all got built up at the same time and I just found some worth while free time a couple of days ago.  So today I’ll write a long post.

Its Tuesday today and I just finished my last 8am botany/zoology lab, so for the rest of the regular school schedule I don’t have to wake up before 10:59 for my 11:00 class on Thursday. Then at noon Thursday the year is over, so I only have 2.5 days of school left until a week long break called “study week.”  Whether or not any studying actually takes place is a different story though. *If you’re my mom reading this, then I will be studying all day and night for the entire week.*  Then I have 2 finals on November 3rd and 1 on the 8th.  Then I have Hangout-for-10-days-before-I-hop-on-the-plane time to relax and do whatever I want. I’m trying to get to Melbourne on the 15th and stay there until the 17th.  There’s a concert there on the 16th I want to go to so it’s my justification for traveling there.  Not that I need any since I’m in Australia and I should be exploring but it gives that extra push to make my way out there.

It’s getting unbearably hot here and it’s slowly (but surely) getting hotter.  Even the locals don’t like it but my mom would love it.  By unbearable I mean it’s probably mid-80’s, but without an A/C in my window blowing on me from 2 feet away, I get really hot and sticky and it’s not a good feeling when your trying to sleep.  It’s October… it’s supposed to be cold!

I’m going to go look through my computer to see if there are any pictures worth posting on here for you to enjoy.  If I have anything else to write, I will.  until then,  adios!

The Currents:

Song Playing: Cinderella Man by Eminem

Time: 12:40pm

Day: Tuesday October 23

Location:  My Room

Mood:  Exhaustingly Tired - I made that word up… Too humid to sleep. Average of 5 hours/night for the last 2 weeks -_-.  I can’t wait for the cold CT winter.

Marital Status: Single   «« haha

Oct 8

Our trip to Casino, NSW… aka Dylan’s hometown.

Day 58 (9/10)

GOT A NEW ROOMMATE

Day 49?? (8/31)

Sorry for not posting like I should… It’s been a hectic couple weeks and I still have a lot more hectic weeks ahead of me.  It’s not like Marist, or any school that I’ve attended, here and I’m not used to the way it works here at all.

On a lighter note…. Leaving for Brisbane tomorrow!  I’m pumped!  I’m only going to be there for like 24 hours, but it’s the first time I’m actually leaving the Surfer’s Paradise/Southport area, so it should be nice.  There’s 30+ of us going and we’re staying in two different 20 person rooms at a hostel.  Never been to one before so that should be fun.  I will definitely be taking pictures/videos to post for you guys. So thumbs up there.  But yea, it’s Friday: the end of week 6 of school; week 7 for me in all. 

The Currents:

Mood: Tired, Excited for the Weekend

Time: 3:14pm

Position: My Room (As Always)

Song Playing: Remember Me – Lil Crazed

Eating: Crispy Bacon Flavored Chips (So Good)

Day 44? (8/25)

So the day is here… the day that I lost track of how many days I’ve been here and don’t see the benefit of counting anymore. 

So let’s see, I went on a pub crawl last night.  We go to 5 different pubs/clubs and spend 90 minutes at each.  You get a free drink when you walk in and they have little contests and games for the contestants humiliation and the crowds enjoyment.  Unfortunately, when you volunteer, they don’t tell you what the game is until after everyone is up on stage.  Needless to say I volunteered.  Name of the game?  Give a lap dance to a girl competition!  We’ll leave it at that, but I walked away with $20 so no complaints.  So $20 in 2 minutes…. That’s like $600 an hour.  I could see myself surviving off of that for. 

The Currents:

Time: 12:40

Weather: 77*F

Place:  My Room

Mood: Content

Song Playing: “Magnetic” by Traphik

*Update:  Went to the beach with Shannon, Nick, and Ryan for the day.

Day 32 (8/20)

It’s been like a week or something since I last posted.  Sorry.  I have a couple tests coming up and I’m busy and didn’t have time.  Here’s a quick video of some pictures and clips to hold you over for a little.

Day 32 (8/13)  Monday Mornings….

The Currents:

Mood: Sore, Hungry-Yet-Full, Tired

Weather: 55*F

Time: 9:17pm

Song Playing: Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars

Day 31 (8/12)

In approximately 14 hours, I will have been here for a month (13th to 13th).  In approximately 14 hours, I will have 3 months, and 5 days left here.  Just some figures I drew out in my head, that I figured I’d share.

This weekend was fine.  I walked 6.5 miles to Surfer’s Paradise on Friday at midnight.  Should’ve been a little shorter, but I got lost.  The worst part is, I got there to find out that no one else was there.  Luckily, I caught the 2:00am bus to bring us partly there.  The buses don’t usually operate that late.  They stop at like 10:30, but for some reason, this random bus was driving by as I was passing the bus stop.  Saturday I went with Shannon, Abby, Lacee, and Sarah to Surfer’s.  Luckily this time there were people there haha.  And today, Sunday, I went to Waxy’s and Melbas.  I got a drink, 2 steaks, and 3 orders of fries for $11.  I actually got 3 steaks.  Whenever I go to Melbas, the lady always gives me an extra steak.  I’m not complaining though.  Free food :). 

So now I’m home,  it’s 11:11 at night and I’m on my way to bed so I can wake up for class at 9am tomorrow.  Maybe you’ll get a video tomorrow if I have time and something to say.

As for now, I’ll leave you with “The Currents” (something I’m going to start trying out) and go to bed.  Goodnight!

The Currents:

Mood: Relaxed, Full, Tired, Dreading Tomorrow.

Song Playing: Just the Way You Are (Remix) - D-Pryde

Weather: ~50*F

Aug 8

Day 27 (8/8)

Unsurprisingly, I only just found a card from my mom that was packed in my suitcase. That means that I just finished unpacking. I’ve been here for almost 4 weeks haha. I’ve basically been living out of my suitcase until today, so we’ll see how it goes now that I have all my stuff unpacked. We all know I’m not the tidiest person in the world, so it should be interesting to watch this unfold. It’s Wednesday which means free busses to Sin City night club and free entry. This week though, I’m just going on the free bus, going to get a couple free drinks, then going to the arcade down the street to play some laser tag with some friends. Hopefully it’s cool. None of us have ever been. If it sucks: well, it was still a cheap night and now I know not to go.

I’m writing this hours before posting it because of the lack of free internet, but the plan is to do laundry once some machines open up. I may end up being lazy and putting it off again for the 4th day in a row.

Today in class, I learned how to use Logic Pro. A program to make music. Again……I’m not good at making music. No ear for it. Oh well. I just need a good grade in the class and we’re good. Last night, I stayed up with my Aussie housemate to watch the Australia vs USA water polo game. Game was awesome. It was close the entire time and it was a nice feelings beating the Aussies in front of an Aussie haha.

**Update: I ended up doing laundry… I shouldn’t have though because now I have no clothes! The washer broke and I returned to the machine to find my clothes sitting in an ocean of dirty-soap water at the bottom of it. So not only did I lose my $3, waste my time waiting and doing the laundry; but now I have to spend more time doing laundry, spend more money doing laundry, and I have no clothes to wear tonight! -__- Had to put the clothes through the dryer twice to dry them. It was a $10 investment to do laundry this week. Not happy about it.

Aug 5

I threw a couple clips that I took throughout the trip together.

Aug 5

Day 23 (8/4)

Me and Smith went for a walk around 1.  We got lost for 6 hours.  We ended up at Sea World, 5km from where we wanted to be.  These are some of the pictures from our journey.

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