Flash back Friday | 27/07/2012
This day used to mean a whole lot more to me, but looking back it’s still important. It was a great day and a great night and when I look at these photos my mind is flooded with memories. Some bad, but most of them good. This was a busy day so I’m sorry if this post seems to never end.
A lot happened this day. It was back when I was studying design for theatre and television. I woke up at a ridiculous hour because my class started 8:00am and I wanted to put extra effort into my hair. I made my way over to uni where I had my first class in the TV studio. It was so much fun working with all the actors and proddies. I’m not really friends with any of them now because I ended up really disliking my time at CSU, but back then it was fun, and I was so excited to work with everyone.
After class I went down to the AV store and made my first booking for some equipment for an assessment I had coming up (a news story that I ended up having to do all by myself).
At lunch time, my friend and I started walking towards the nosh (the uni cafeteria) when our lecturer offered to give us a ride in her ute. My friend got in the front and I got in the back but what I didn’t know was that the back doors couldn’t be opened from the inside and so I was locked in the back of my lecturers car, having to crawl out the passenger side when we got to the nosh.
After lunch my half of the class rigged lights in the design studio and for the first time ever I actually wanted to have a go (I didn’t like my course and rarely cared about what was going on). This class was really short and in no time I was hanging out at the crow bar (uni bar) with a whole lot of my friends.
While at the crow bar, Dillon invited me to my neighbours 24th birthday party, although the party wasn’t next door, it was actually in town, which made things a bit complicated at first, because I had no alcohol but I needed to pre drink and get ready before going to the party. Having just lost my license, I decided to catch the last bus of the night and rush into to shops to buy some booze before meeting the bus on the other side of the street to catch it back to uni. The bus ride was alright because Josh was there to. He was always great company on the bus.
As I was walking from the bus stop to my cottage, a car drove past, splashing days worth of dirty rain water onto my outfit and absolutely drenching me. Now, I didn’t usually care about my outfits that much but I loved this one, everyone complimented it, and it was perfect for the party, so, when I got to my cottage, I ran down to the laundry and washed my outfit. In that time I had drinks and arrange a lift to the party from another on of my neighbours. I also had enough time to properly dry my outfit, making it toasty warm for the party.
On the way to the party, I mentioned to Jo, my neighbour, that the person I was interested in (romantically, y’know?) will probably be at the party. I told her who it was, making her the third person that knew who I was interested in. It all sounds so childish now, but at the time, I didn’t really want to tell anyone because I thought it would blow my chances (well it actually almost did, but didn’t).
The party was great. A lot of people I knew where there and after my class in the TV studio earlier that day, I knew a lot more people. The theme of the party was the 90’s but I had no idea until I saw twins dressed as phil and lil from Rugrats. Although I wasn’t in costume, I was wearing black and white stripy tights, and everyone just presumed I was Beetlejuice. It was held at a house known to most uni students as Slococo.
I’ve had a lot of great times at Slococo. I’m pretty sure this was the night that Clancy and I filled up an empty vodka bottle with water. The funnier part is that Addison was the one that took the bottle thinking it was unclaimed vodka. Classic!
Anyway, the night was fun and I got to tell Dillon and Clancy how I felt about this guy. They decided that we would be good together, and so who did they ask to give me a lift home? Him of course. I’d also told Joel, which lead to girl giggles in the car on the way home.
The unnamed person in this post is no longer in my life, and most days, I wish he never was. But I can’t deny how wonderful this day was. How nice it was to have people help me connect with someone. That had never really happened before and hasn’t since. I can’t deny how spectacular it feels to have the things you imagined come true, to like someone so much and then to eventually end up with them (for a little while), just because I happened to be at this party, and took a chance sharing with my friends.
I know it’s probably pointless to share my day in such detail, but it was a really exciting day, a day where I felt happy and positive, and nothing could bring me down.These days don’t come around that often, thats why they are so precious when they do.
If I’ve learnt anything from this reflection, it is, even if you and the people around you change, memories can still be a delight.
Thank you for reading this massive post, hopefully next week won’t be so intense.
(photo credit: quayblack)