Back up a bit

November 27, 2006

A few days have passed in the real world, so let’s go back a wee bit and catch up on life in meatspace. Err, I mean “real” life. Yeah, that.

Thursday night was the night of my school formal, to celebrate freedom. That morning I went to collect some tickets for it, along with my copy of the DVD for our “Annual Drama Disaster” (ADD), which was predictably uncomfortable: lots of bearded teenagers getting together to watch cricket on a crappy little TV and hand out assorted trinkets. The DVD was about all that could be considered worth purchasing: other items for sale included thin silver rings engraved with “CGS YEAR 12 200635L” (nobody knows what the “35L” signified), enormous silver rings with the same, but engraved around a huge centrepiece stone, and beer mugs.

Small wonder that I bought so little. I wish I’d caught a photo of the rings, though, they were hilarious.

That night, at the formal, was only marginally more fun. The venue was badly chosen — a long, thin room with the bar at one end, my group of friends at the other, and a dancefloor full of grinding, sweating teenagers in the middle. The dinner was poor (although, since Alexis left at 10pm — another bad thing about the whole ordeal — I got two desserts), the noisemusic was atrocious (I’m glad I took the iPod), and nobody was talking. In all, it was quite a boring night.

Friday followed quickly, and was focused around the showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Electric Shadows. I spent most of the morning finding appropriate makeup to wear, buying fishnet stockings, and borrowing a skirt and shirt of my brother. It was a nice skirt, very tasteful. You could hardly tell it was made from PVC, and the buckles were very tastefully done. :)

In short, my quest was successful, and turned up that night in 14-hole boots, fishnets, a tight skirt, muscle shirt, dog leash, eyeliner and mascara, with gelled hair to top it off. I was beautiful. And I won the costume contest!

My winnings included:

  • An Electric Shadows coffee mug,
  • A DVD each of Gallipoli and Supersize Me,
  • A snazzy pen,
  • A couple of free movie tickets,
  • A poster.

Not bad; in all, it was probably worth about twice what I spent preparing for the evening, and it was definitely worth it. To be honest, the worst part was shaving my legs, which is a pain in the arse, but I guess they’ll grow back before too long. And I’m a little frightened by how helpful my brother was in suggesting makeup…

So yes, that’s what’s been happening in meatspace. Go me.

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2 Responses to “Back up a bit”

  1. Christopher Says:

    Was that the last screening at Electric Shadows?

    Boy, its sad to see it go… but the new Dendy looks nice.

  2. Dermacia Says:

    This post, however off-topic it may be, is about Internet freedom. \”Network Neutrality\” — the First Amendment of the Internet — ensures that the public can view the smallest blog just as easily as the largest corporate Web site by preventing Internet companies like AT&T from rigging the playing field for only the highest-paying sites.

    But Internet providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast are spending millions of dollars lobbying Congress to gut Net Neutrality. If Congress doesn\’t take action now to implement meaningful Net Neutrality provisions, the future of the Internet is at risk.

    In the end game, only large companies will afford domains if the communications monopolies have their way with this. This of course isnt new news, but its coming to a head and blogs like this one will be a ghosttown unless all of us figure it our pretty darn quick. I wont post any links, but advise that if you value the internet, and blogs likw this one, that you search Google for \”Network Neutrality\” and educate yourself on this issue as it effects all of us.


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