||[Mar. 24th, 2008|10:49 pm]
I managed to get tickets to The Queens of the Stone Age on Thursday before I left... I was pretty sure that holding off on the purchase until I returned to Hobart would be a bad idea, even if it meant being able to spend a bit more $$ in Melbourne. It's good to have something to look forward to coming back to instead of the return being a bit of an anti-climax.|
Despite my concern that it would be really hot here since the temperature was up around 40 degrees last week the weather has actually been pretty kind. I spent Friday and Saturday night with Bel & Alice. Friday night was quiet, Saturday was spent doing a little op-shopping before hitting 1334 on Saturday night and not returning home 'till the wee small hours (around 7:30a.m.). It was such a great night, little Matt from Hobart came out and Alice's housemate Manni came too. There were so many nice people there and it was good to be able to alternate between floors and take in a bit of metal too. The feeling of a Hobart convention was enforced when Sayo turned up later on in the night.
Of course I ended up paying for the big night the following day and it took me quite a while and several cups of tea before I was able to brave the public transport and head to my Mum's for Easter Sunday.
My second attempt in two trips here to get to Luna Park was foiled once again! I was supposed to go today and planned to be there from about 5 to 11p.m. I actually believed it was going to work out this time; I entered the park at about 4:50p.m., exclaimed to my Mum that according to the sign I am tall enough to go on all the rides and was about to pay the entry and proceed to go on as many rides, as many times, as I could only to discover that because it's a public holiday they were shutting at 6 'o clock!! Unbelievable :(
Needless to say I didn't go on any rides and hope to make it back there again before I head back, however it may well end up that I just leave it until next time I come over.
The day wasn't a total loss, my Mum, sister and I had lunch then spent a while at St Kilda beach and went to have a look at the restored pier.
Well that's pretty much it for now; looking forward to a few more days of R & R before returning to work. I get back next Sunday and I've taken Monday off as well so at least I can 'ease back' into things before returning to work on Tuesday.