I have resorted to blogging again.
Actually got up pretty late today at, like, 11:30am. Had a quick breakfast and now I’m here, without much time until lunch. So I don’t really feel like getting started on study just yet. I know. Shock horror, right? But I did go look at the feedback forums and I downloaded some lecture notes and other "class resources", which I’ll take a look at later. By the time I finish writing this, should be lunch time for me.
I went to my first Riverfire last night. Yes, even with how long I’ve lived here, it was only my first time at Riverfire. I think other years, I always had something else on, so couldn’t go. But I went this year, and it was definitely a very good half hour of watching fireworks. I mean that seriously. They even had smiley face fireworks.
I like the concept of Riverfire. Lighting up our river for half an hour on one random night of the year, and getting hundreds and thousands of people to gather around and watch it all in awe, amazement and wonderment. Now that is incredible. It was so packed. So many people. I think some people were saying how it was more crowded this year than the last few years. Of course, I wouldn’t know because I haven’t been before, but it’d be hard to imagine it getting more crowded than it was. I so totally want to come super early one year and stake out a good spot.
And I guess there’s been other exciting stuff happening lately, too. Like that time when I caught the 1000th bus. Like, seriously, I was so excited about that. That was, like, last Friday, and I really wanted to blog about it on the night or the next day or whatever, but I was sort of busy and didn’t have the time. And, yeah, I didn’t think it’d be worthwhile to just dedicate an entire entry just on the 1000th bus, so I sort of waited for more stuff to happen so that I’d have other stuff to write about too.
But anyway, for those of you who aren’t bus people, the Council recently got 1000 new buses. So on each of these new buses, it will tell you something like "you are on bus number # of 1000 new buses". The 1000th bus has "1000" in big numbers on the side of the bus because it is just that special. And I’d actually seen it a few times – maybe one or two times before last Friday’s ride – and even that was pretty exciting.
Yeah, no, I don’t have a thing about buses. Sure, they are my main means of transport, but I don’t take any particular interest in buses. It’s just that it was the 1000th bus, so it was special and something to get excited about. And, no, my life is not that boring that I have to take excitement from new buses. Don’t spoil my fun, people..! Surely excitability is not a bad thing.
So anyway, I caught the 1000th bus on Friday afternoon. It was the 117 route going inbound to the City. I only caught it from South Bank, though, so I wasn’t on it for that long. I think if I was on it for much longer, it might’ve lost its novelty and I might’ve gotten over it. It was a very lucky coincidence then. And, in case you’re wondering, there isn’t anything particularly special about the 1000th bus – like, it’s not different from any other bus (except that it has "1000" on the side in big numbers). It’s just like any other bus on the inside (except that your view out the window is obstructed by the massive "1000" on the side). But it was a fun experience, anyway.
Oh, and just a quick mention before I go off to have lunch: I’m very proud that the Lions made it to the finals – like, they finished the season in the top 8. That, I think, was quite unexpected. Especially considering they got a new coach this year and they had a fair few key players injured throughout the year. And, sure they got eliminated on Friday night, but that’s alright. I think it would have been nothing short of miraculous if they’d made it to the grand final. I think now I’ll be going for St Kilda to get the flag, but we’ll see. I haven’t been following it that much, to be honest.
And also a mention to the Broncos, who defeated the Titans last night. Of course, I wasn’t watching because I was at Riverfire, but I saw the result in the paper this morning. I sort of doubt that the Broncos will win this year, but I can never discount their chances. I think I would be surprised if they made it to the grand final, even, but I’m not going to rule out the possibility that they might still make it.
Everywhere I’m looking now …surrounded by your embrace