Cos Trish did, and I'm always terrible with these things
1. Can you cook?
2. What was your dream growing up?
3. What talent do you wish you had?
4. Favorite place?
5. Favorite vegetable?
6. What was the last book you read?
7. What zodiac sign are you ?
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings?
9. Worst Habit?
10. Do we know each other outside of lj?
11. What is your favorite sport?
12. Negative or Optimistic attitude?
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15. Tell me one weird fact about you:
16. Do you have any pets?
17. Do you know how to do the macarena?
18. What time is it where you are now?
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21. Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22. What color eyes do you have?
23. Ever been arrested?
24. Bottle or Draft?
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it?
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew?
27. What 's your favorite bar to hang at?
28. Do you believe in ghosts?
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
30. Do you swear a lot?
31. Biggest pet peeve?
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself?
33. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
Ben and Tegan quit the band today. :( Ben actually got a really good job offer in Sydney that would've been stupid for him to turn down, so while it sucks for the band, I'm super happy for him and Louise. Tegan just quit because she decided she 'doesn't have the time'. So yeah.... Linda and I are going to try and keep The Pugs going but I'm worried about not only finding folkpunk musicians, but convincing them that joining a band where the only current members are a couple is a good idea. But I guess we've just got to stay positive and hope for the best.
Harsh as it sounds it's Ben that I'm most worried about replacing, but he was obviously always more integral to the band.
Bleh, Australia Day. It makes me sad to be Australian. And that's hard to do, I love this country! But when I see that stupid flag, and hear the morons who know nothing about the day other than it's an excuse to get pissed and pretend it's for a good cause, when over 50% of the people in my workplace think that it's to mark our become a Federation, that's fucking sad.
Granted it didn't help that I spent the whole day and the night before with Linda's friends, who I don't really ..fit... with, but yeah, the day shits me, and bogans don't help the cause at all.
On a happier note work rocks. It's not exciting or fun or anything, but it's actually satisfying.
Counting down the days till my trip back up to The 'Ville. I'm so excited!! It's not the place, it's the people. And bowling with Trish and Yowie!!!
Oh, and I shaved my head into some sort of a mohawk/quiff/Mr T combination. Still not certain about it, but I was getting bored.
Soooo.... I've been terribly lazy with the Eljays. But I'm spending a hell of a lot less time online these days, which can only be a good thing.
Work is going pretty well. There's an awful lot to get my head around, but I'm more advanced than most of my team, and it takes an awful lot of effort to train new people for our area, so I reckon I'm pretty safe. And the monies, oh the monies :D
Moving in with Linda has been awesome! We had a difficult time just before Christmas with her old housemate who was a useless cow, but it's all sorted now, so that's good.
Christmas itself was ok. We spent it with Linda's friends cos none of us have family in town, only trouble is I don't really get along with them all, especially not the host. But things stayed relatively civil, and I got a cool from Trish on Boxing Day while we were still there, so I pulled through. :P
The Pugs are going alright, we're still working on new stuff and trying to get gigs, but there's a few tensions in the band over canceling practices and stuff, but hopefully no one will go nuts at anyone and it'll all be good.
Linda and I are going up to Townsville in Feb, so that'll be sweet. I'm looking forward to seeing family, but they come down pretty often, so I'm especially excited about seeing friends like Trish and Yowie and Jess and stuff. People that I think of as best friends, but barely ever get to see. And meeting Linda's family, because apparently they're all very very normal, so we'll see how that goes.
Can't really make my brain work right now, but go over and check out www.myspace.com/thebrisbanepugs We have new demos up that have actually been recorded and mixed vaguely properly for once!!!!
First gig and we kicked arse!!!!!
And I'm all moved into Linda's now....
More details/photos to come at a decent hour.
So, I sold out and got myself a 'real' job. It's working fulltime (36hrs) for Telstra. I applied for a fairly standard phone monkey job, but then the people at the recruitment agency looked at the sort of stuff I'd done at my old job and were like 'Hey, how would you like to do this much better paid job, not in a call centre?' So of course I jumped at the chance! So I think I'm like, case manager for coporate and government accounts, so they call and say 'We need this this and this' and I follow it through to the end with all the different departments to make sure it happens. I think.... :S I guess I'll find out for sure when I start tomorrow.
We've nearly got all the mixing and stuff done for the Pugs demo. Just a couple of songs I wouldn't mind redoing a few parts for, but I don't think we're going to get time before the gig this weekend, so we're doing a 'housewarming special edition' and then remixing stuff later for the proper version. Linda and I did up the cover art yesterday, and that's being printed today so fingers crossed it turns out ok.
Also, super great news for the band is we've got the booking agent for a few very important venues round town (and also the two coasts) wanting to handle us, which would be fucking awesome!
As for moving to England, looks like it's going to happen but possibly not till March or so of '09. I wanted to go at the end of next year, but it'd be the middle of their winter but Linda's a wuss in the cold, so she wants to move in a slightly warmer month. :P Will actually work out well in the end, because I'm not getting actually Christmas up north this year, so we can go do that next year before moving.
Well...off to buy myself some business pants... :(
It's definitely happening. Starting this weekend, then gradually whenever we get a chance I'm moving into Linda's and should be all in by the 8th. Yay!! :D