It’s another day in paradise– my four month long ceramic vacation (it feels like a vacation because I don’t have a job to tie me down but I’m also spending way too much money!). Yes, I do have classes to try and be responsible about, but it’s good to have something to keep me busy. I would have gone to the studio today, but I’m not sure if it’s even open and it’s a long walk down to just have to turn around and come back up. I finally got a ride to the shops… I bought green skinny jeans and didn’t even try them on. They are my first pair of Australian-sized pants. My friends said that they thought a size 8 would fit. I looked at the little mini skirt they held up and said “are you kidding me??” but when I got home both the skirt and pants fit just right. They were cheap, too 🙂
So today there’s supposed to be this lantern parade thing… I kind of want to get laundry done, but I suppose there will be time for that tomorrow too. I’ve heard that the parade is cold and boring, just like back home. My friends talked about going out after that. The weird thing is, they all like to party on Thursdays and Saturdays, but people just stay in on Friday nights.
I’m getting along alright here, but I really miss my car. Town is half an hour walk away, and I always feel like a burden when I bum rides, so I’ve been eating weird college meals with missing ingredients. I had fried potatoes as a meal yesterday 😛
I found this little mushroom growing under a eucalyptus tree at the Koala park in Currumbin, Strange fungi just grow like weeds here. I saw some cool funnel-shaped shrooms that reminded me of Avatar yesterday, but I couldn’t stop to get a picture of them. Maybe they will still be there next time I walk past.
Oh– so I finally bought a heater for my room. Yesterday a friend said they got one for $14, and it worked fine. They probably have them especially for us American whimps who are used to having indoor heating 😛 It feels much better here now– I can’t see my breath in my room anymore 🙂