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And I feel as if I am looking at the world from the bottom of a well

Lonely
And the only way to beat it is to bat it down

Oh all the days
That I have run
I sought to lose that cloud that�s blacking out the sun
My train will come
Some one day soon
And when it comes I�ll ride it bound from night to noon

Excerpt from Looking At The World From The Bottom Of A Well – Mike Doughty

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Well well, looks like the rumour mill held true this time, and the iTunes store is now available in Australia. Now the big question is should I buy an iPod now, or wait till next year when they’ll more than likely release one with better video playback features? Well I guess that’s technology for you… changes so rapidly. On the upnote, they have the last The Hippos album they released after they broke up, so I’ll have to buy/download that one.

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Well this evening went to see Pride and Prejudice with friends. The interesting point of the night, was when we were buying tickets, because we got upgraded to Gold Class for free. $11.20 for reclining chairs, free popcorn and free soft drink. Score. We came to the assumption this was because of either:
a) The cinema is trying to promote Gold Class by giving ‘target’ people a free taste of Gold Class in the hope they tell their friends
b) They had to give away upgrades for free so the people employed in the Gold Class section actually had work to do.

Nonetheless, it was really nice and definatley better than Hoyt’s La Premiere. For starters, drinks are served in glasses not plastic cups and the staff bring the drinks/popcorn out for you. If your wondering which cinema it is we went to, it’s Reading Cinemas at Rhodes.

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Okay just a slightly modified thingo I saw on another blog…

THREE NAMES YOU GO BY:
1. Deline
2. De-Line
3. Del

THREE SCREEN NAMES YOU HAVE HAD:
1. : : d e l i n e : :
2. sk8rgirl
3. deline

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. Hands
2. Arms
3. Ears? (well I don’t despise them)

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS YOU DON’T LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. Teeth
2. Calves
3. Stomach

THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
1. Creepy Crawlies
2. Not trying my best
3. My hard drive dying

THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
1. Tea
2. Music
3. Internet

THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:
1. Red Grinspoon shirt
2. Pjyama pants with sheep
3. Make Poverty History white band

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS OR MUSICAL ARTISTS:
1. Manic Street Preachers
2. The Living End
3. Oasis

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE SONGS:
1. Sleep Around The Clock – Belle & Sebastian
2. Local Boy In The Photograph – Stereophonics
3. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next – Manic Street Preachers

THREE THINGS YOU WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP:
1. Trust
2. Humour
3. Fun

2 TRUTHS 1 LIE (not in any order):
1. I’ve fallen out of a moving taxi
2. I have Madonna on my playlist
3. I only listen to rock/alternative music

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS ABOUT THE PREFERRED SEX THAT APPEAL TO YOU:
1. Hairstyle
2. Arms
3. Build

THREE THINGS YOU JUST CAN’T DO:
1. Wink with my right eye
2. Remember maths formulas
3. Touch my nose with my tounge

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
1. Doing something on the computer
2. Being outdoors
3. Catching up on tv shows / movies / dvds / etc

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO REALLY BADLY RIGHT NOW:
1. Finish my ISOD essay
2. Stop procrastinating
3. Fast forward to the 22nd of November

THREE CAREERS YOU’RE CONSIDERING/YOU’VE CONSIDERED:
1. IT Professional
2. Computer / Science high school teacher
3. Volunteer and/or teaching work in developing countries

THREE PLACES YOU WANT TO GO ON VACATION:
1. Antarctica
2. India
3. Kimberley region of Australia

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
1. Do a round the world trip
2. Have visited all 7 continents of the world
3. See the Manic Street Preachers live

THREE WAYS THAT YOU ARE STEREOTYPICALLY A BOY:
1. I love shopping for CDs and electrical/technological equipment
2. I’m more at home in shorts or pants
3. I have more backpacks than handbags

THREE WAYS THAT YOU ARE STEREOTYPICALLY A GIRL:
1. I can’t kill creepy crawlies
2. Watch ‘girly’ shows and movies
3. Ahh I look like a girl?

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Eeek I just took my first dose of oral cholera vaccine… and it tasted feral. Though I think it was the bicarb granules which gave it the weird taste. Next dose in 2 or so weeks, along with my other vaccination. Meh half my luggage will be filled with malaria tablets and the like as opposed to clothes!

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A few thoughts for today (really the last few days)…

Don’t you hate it when people write replies but they don’t put commas in the right places? It makes it really difficult for the reader to determine what is actually being said. Secondly, public humiliation is wrong and from my perspective rude, especially so when it comes from someone who should know better. As an observer, I was actually dare I say disgusted/disappointed at the way things were handled.

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Approximately 3 and a half weeks remain. A few years ago, 3 and a half weeks would have seemed like eternity to me, but now, it’s nothing. It’s like the equivalent of waking up tomorrow morning really. In fact, the last 3 years have gone by in a flash. Sure there were the moments – especially in the early part – when I had many moments of doubt, but now, everything is kind of I guess good? In a way I can’t wait to see what the future holds. I have a few plans up my sleeve, but my main goal on the horizon is to go RTW before I’m 30 on a year long sabbatical.