One and a half weeks to go….
Audience reaction to Episode II in NYC
Tonight the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City held an Exhibitor screening of ‘Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones’. While I (Spell) was not able to see the actual film, I was on the scene when the film ended to gather some audience reaction. I’m happy to say that I did not see one disappointed face in the crowd. General comments ranged from “Great!” to “Absolutely Fantastic!”
Sturday What A Day
Things are looking good today. Rae has had her first inspection by a prospective tenant. His name was Walter (which is the name of Rae’s car) so as far as omens go that’s as good as any. It’d be such a relief if Rae didn’t have to pay another months rent – that would be the perfect situation. I’ve cleared work out of boxes so we can get that moving. Two houses into one is going to take a lot more cardboard than I originally thought. I love work – they get lots of drugs and delicate equipment delivered so all the boxes are incredibly sturdy. The recycling dept keeps the best boxes for staff who are moving.
Footy last night was fantastic, I think Mum and Dad had a really good time. Pity the game was so one sided, but them’s the breaks when you have a team of 18 year olds vs the thugs from Collingwood. Showed them the new place this morning and all seemed suitably impressed. Such a glorious weekend, can tell we will move in next weekend and it’ll rain non stop for three months. Ah well, at least we have the footy and DVD to fall back on.
Have to get moving here now – so much to do and only one week. Yikes. Hockey tonight as a relax so I’ll be looking forward to seeing how my new adopted team goes.
My Star Wars edition of Empire hasn’t arrived yet – this is killing me!
I can’t believe it. Finally get Dad okay with coming to the footy and what happens – this morning there is a letter in the Sun about two (out of 40,000 people mind you) yobs at Colonial Stadium. Of course Dad latches on to this as the end of the world. How maddening. I have never seen anything like this at the footy and today of all days the stupid rag that specialises in sensationalism decides to run a letter. Grrrrrrrrrrr.
Anyway, once they get here and see it is all okay it will be a good night, until then I only hope he behaves himself so mum can at least enjoy her first member’s game.
We have lift off.
May 11 – all hands on deck. Rae is obligated to pay rental on her current place until it is leased again. Here’s hoping, we have until the 14th.
Here We Go
I’m gonna be a Westie. The agents called Rae last night and we have the house – wow! That was so quick, just over 24 hours. The amazing thing is that the agent said we can move in tomorrow – which would give the current tenant one day to get out. We saw the stuff she had in there and it’s going to take her longer than 24 hours to pack and move.
So, not sure when it will be, will know when later this afternoon. Rae has to break her lease so we are hoping she can do this sooner rather than later. May be a busy week or two ahead. I’m paid up until June 1 and I’m sure Veronica will be very flexible. She’s a great gal.
Combining Rae’s and my ‘stuff’ will be interesting – the house will have two DVD players, three televisions, two stereos, two queen size beds (although one will go to Rae’s mum), over 100 movies on DVD, about 600 CD’s – no shortage of entertainment, which is a good thing ’cause money is going to be tight for a while. There are two parks – one through the back fence (thankfully there is a gate) and one directly across the road. I don’t know the area that well so discovering the delights of Newport will no doubt be fun for a while.
Exciting times ahead, stay tuned.
Here I go. Leaving work a few minutes early to head home and under the doona. Wondering when we will hear about Johnston St
I have a cold. A proper cold. Doctor says it’s viral so I can’t do anything about. Grrrrrrrrr. It’s okay as long as I don’t need to breath.
What a great day – very busy at work. Incredibly happy that Meredith has actually hired somebody to exclusively write content for the nutrition site that I am doing. It’ll be fantastic to have someone to work with.
Big excitement is I may get involved with the Melbourne Ice, a new ice hockey club. Spoke to the chairman this afternoon and he’s eager to get me on board to help with their website and offered me admin type stuff too if I was interested. This would be fantastic to get in on the ground floor of an exciting new club, and especially with a sport I love. Will be waiting for his mails or a call now.
Application for Johnston St faxed. Nothing we can do now except wait. The suspense will kill me.
Just thinking that this is the first place in a long time I have voluntarily moved to – most of my recent moves have been through necessity. Must have been Hawthorn almost 10 years ago that was the last one.