So I forgot I could post through Frank, the lJ bot who appears on my miranda contact list, but ah well. I have been extremely tired since I got home from Perth; very strange since it's not like I had to get use to a whole new timezone again. I was feeling fine in Perth. It must have something to do with the lack of sun here since I've gotten back, because as well as everything else, I am very low in vitamin D. must get a blood test for all them again soon.
Perth glorious perth; I didn't do a lot of updating while there cos I was on the go a lot and didn't have a lot of energy when I came back from outings. But yeh, as mentioned in here previously, I had the bestest time and everyone was so great to me. Yes, the fight with kh put a dampener on things temporarily speaking, but we've sorted it out mostly now anyway.
So I shall recap from when I last left off here. (had forgotten to mention, a friend of Kerry and Grace' cameran came over friday; he seemed like a real fun guy!)
So sat night, we did go out with everyone; Felix (who's a loud guy, but very lovely and patient with us) drove us to Nicki's where bianca was already waiting with her. Ben and Julia were to meet us at restaurant. So we chatted; and I went into Nick's room at one stage and chatted some more girly stuff! Lol
Then after a while we walked to restaurant with felix making sure everyone was following. I was so glad I had Joy; she was just marvellous (as she proved to be throughout trip).
Anyway, got to restaurant, the others arrived and we had a lovely dinner over wonderful chatter and laughs.
We then went back to Nick's where we did a bit more chattering, laughing and eating easter eggs that Nick kindly had bought.
We left though when we were all starting to get tired.
Sunday was a relatively quiet day really, but it was fun as I was with awesome people. We were going to meet their friend Chris that night for dinner, but I did feel rather tired and regretedly told them I'd give it a miss though I felt bad for being anti-social.
I called both parents from skypeout to wish them a happy easter with no real success. Mum was at Rye, as I later remembered she would be, and Dad couldn't hear me properly because I didn't have my headset mic plugged in; duh!
Anyway, Grace and Kez left for Chriss' at about 4 only to return a few mins later; "good night?" I'd asked them sarcastically. They ended up missing the bus and then didn't think they'd bother going after all that. Poor Kez's server had crashed so he was understandably a bit over it all because of that.
The following day, Bianca and her cousin Jade came over to take us out. Kerry decided to stay home and fix the server and have some quiet time.
Jade turned out to be a lovely guy and very patient with us all, though Joy and I just followed them the whole time. we went to a few wineries which of course didn't do much for me, but we had a bit of a cheese tasting, and Grace and I bought some garlic and chive cheese (which was sooo nice! :)
We also went to the chocolate factory; all in Margret River, and all got some stuff; I got milk chocolate covered dried apricotts (which i've now finished sadly).
Bianca had bought back for me a couple of boxes of kinda chocolate from Germany which I looove.
Anyway we then went for lunch and had a kinda food platter to share.
We then went to my first sex shop; I can't remember how it started but then they started joking saying they were going to show me! Lol! so that was, um, interesting; I got bored after a while but ah well, Lol it was interesting.
Tuesday saw their friend Kyle coming over for a while. He drove Grace and Kez up to the shops while I stayed home and spent too much time wandering around the front yard as we got slightly disorientated on our way back from the bin shed.
Redrooster was brought home for a late lunch which was nice;and Kyle left not long after.
Kerry cooked each of us a lovely juicy steak that night and some chips; sooo nice! never going to do steak in the george forman again, seriously it cooks so unevenly.
We spent the rest of the evening talking and listening to comedy and other such computer files. Kerry recorded an interview with us on his olympus, just mucking around, but when he sends it, i will put it up here as a voicepost; it was funny and some great memories of course!
Wednesday Kerry went to work, and grace and I woke at a reasonable time to wander down to Bianca's. we went into the city with Jade in the end. Their trains are cool in the way that they're level with the platform.
anyway, we went into Perth and went to KFC while Jade went off to do his chores he went in for. Poor Nick was meant to meet up with us but she was playing phone tag with grace and Bianca, (my phone was left at the house). But we ate, then happened by accident to meet up with Jade again who walked with us to the crystal shop where Kerry and Grace shop. I bought a lovely smooth stone to remember Perth by; I don't use them for any other purpose; not really into that.
Then Grace wanted to take me to the rock candy shop, so I got some of that; mm.
Then we caught a train to City west to the shopping centre there as Jade had to go there for something. After he finished that, we went to have a drink at a CAFE while a few of the owners were marveling over Joy.
We then made our way home; Bianca ended up coming back with us to see their cleaner, and, the fight happened at this point, (for my record, i will explain more in a protected entry).
So I went to Nicki's in a big burst of upset and anger; anger at him; if our friendship was going to end, there was not much I could do about it.
anyway Nick made us feel very welcome and insisted that I had no need to apologize for lumping on her without warning. We had pizza that night as it got late.
The next morning, I stuffed around online while Nick was at work. wrote an email to Kerry explaining that unlike what he obviously thought, it wasn't my intention to end our friendship etc.
Nick then came home, and we Felix drove) went up to the deley and got a lunch roll each.
We thought we'd stay in for the rest of the day and go out for Chinese the next night. But we had fun catching up; playing monopoly with her b/f Tim etc.
Felix went to work and we continued to have our fun and serious chats over a frozen meal which was quite nice.
The next day, Felix slept in as he'd worked late the previous night, so we didn't end up picking the remainder of my stuff up from B's as originally we'd planned. We thought we'd do it tomorrow after our Sizzler meal.
Turns out that Ben c and his friend came with us to chinese (as already has been mentioned in here). And then, as I'd also explained, we went back to Ben's and had laughs over playing the pinaola and other such things.
Saturday we picked ben up and had a meal at sizller; was awesome. I figure as we're unlucky enough to no longer have it in Melbourne, I will make the most of them when I'm accessable to one!
We then went to B's where Kerry, Grace and their friend Mark L (who I'd heard a bit about, but never met) were there. We had a great chat and more laughter before we left and went back to Ben's for a great afternoon of even more music, chatting and heaps more laughter!
We all went down to get some of their local fish and chips as they wanted to introduce me to the cool owners; they were characters!
Then we went back and ate out the back of ben's at the table and chairs. It was a nice night, not warm, but not cold. We must have been there til about 10 maybe; didn't have me watch.
Then we went back and I started to pack. I thought I'd just take an extra bag this time instead of trying to cram everything into one since I had extra stuff.
The following morning, I finished my packing, then Felix kindly drove me to the airport; It was good as i unfortunately had no interstate voutchers left but had still offered to catch a cab, but felix loves airports apparently; reminded me of enchanterglen
Anyway the flight was quite good though unlike when I arrived, Joy and I were a bit more squashed in the second row back from the front; I think two wheelchair people took up the front rows which was understandable.
I listened to my Iriver. Kerry had voiced all the directories/files which had made it easy.
I cabbed it back to Nan's where Mum was waiting after little Ike's first birthday which I unfortunately missed. So she drove me home.
So that was my first trip to Perth.
Monday I did nothing, and tuesday I went to meet up with Dave (from guide dog class) in city for lunch at timeout. Then we ended up going to VA in Kooyong where i bought myself a penfriend labeler.
And today I still got no energy; thanks Melbourne! I did call up employment person at VA to talk about my transfer over to them, but he wasn't there so left a message; hope he gets back soon.
I shall shortly publish a few audio files up here; one of the interview when I get it sent to me, and another as i promised of "the Betty Tear's Nitpic" that ben had us in stitches over!
Til Next Time, RdFreak