February 23, 2015

Week 32: O–Week Part 1

Saturday (14/02/2015):
Arrival of the majority of the new residents.
Free dinner.
Get-to-know-you games.

Sunday:
Survival day. New residents taken hither and thither.
Free dinner.
Deakin Hall Olympics.

Monday:
Escorted new residents to enrol, get ID cards, sort IT issues, etc.
Free dinner.
Activities night - films, gaming, werewolf, cards against humanity, pathfinder, etc.

Tuesday:
MRS Sports Carnival - played dodgeball, badminton, and basketball.
Dine-in, followed by Trivia Night.

Wednesday:
Tour of campus for new residents.
A up for the afternoon.
Raramen for dinner.
Saw Kingsman in Glen Waverley. Good film, slightly let down by a farcical ending.
A stayed over.

Thursday:
Saw A off at the station.
Beach trip, to Chelsea beach.
Free dinner.
MRS faculty night - Morgan and I ran IT at Deakin.

Friday:
Drove Michelle to orientation at Caulfield after she missed the bus...
Nap.
Streams.
Free dinner.
Movie Marathon - Zoolander/Captain America 2 then Shrek/Get Smart.


February 14, 2015

Week 31: We're All Going On A Summer Holiday

Saturday (07/02/2015):
Picked up A.
Drove to Lakes Entrance with A.
Checked in at the Bellevue (with A). Room very nice.
Dinner at the Boathouse Restaurant (w/ A). Delicious.

Sunday:
Archery and mini golf in the sun (wA, etc.). Good day out.
Sausage and chips for dinner.

Monday:
Buchan caves. Fairy Cave tour and Royal Cave tour. Interesting and very pretty.
Dinner at the Water Wheel Beach Tavern. Good food and plenty of it.

Tuesday:
Checked out of the Bellevue.
Drove back to Melbourne.
Saw A off with her Dad.
Holiday a great success. Much fun, would holiday again.
O-Team meeting.

Wednesday:
Helped Morgan move stuff back to Deakin.
Streams.

Thursday:
Streams.
Pathfinder.

Friday:
Drove to Geelong.
Early Valentines lunch with A at Murbleburble (Moorabool?) Valley Chocolate By Design. Very nice, especially hot chocolate to finish.
Drove back to Melbourne.
At Raramen in time to pick people up - Jonathan, James, Morgan, Mikayla, Issy and Bec saved me food.


February 06, 2015

Week 30: My Family And Other Animals

Saturday (31/01/2015):
Shopping with M in Chadstone. Got a new printer.
Drinks with M/E and Toni Gandy.

Sunday:
Took the circular tram around Melbourne with M.
Visited Vic Markets with M - souvenir hunting.
Finished the circular tram route.
Trip to Mt Rothwell with M, A, Lindsay and Ronnie. Excellent BBQ.
Night walk at Mt Rothwell. Saw:

  • Quolls
  • Feathertail Gliders
  • Tawny Frogmouths
  • Leaf Insects
  • The set of Ned Kelly
  • Pademelons
  • Rock-Wallabies
  • An Emu (called Elvira)
  • Blue Wrens
  • Bushy-Tailed Possums
  • Eastern Barred Bandicoots
  • Southern Brown Bandicoots
  • Bettongs
  • So many goddamn Rabbits

Stayed over in Geelong.

Monday:
Phillip Island tour with M/E/L, A and Steph.
Moonlit Sanctuary.
Churchill Island - Heritage Farm.
Koala Conservation Centre.
Dinner in Cowes.
The Nobbies.
The Penguin Parade.
An excellent day all round.
A stayed over.

Tuesday:
Lunch with M and A at Grill'd.
Dessert with M/E/L on the Southbank.
Wandered around DFO Southbank with M/E/L.
Drove E and led M/L back to the airport.
Saw them safely off.

Wednesday:
A up for the afternoon.
Dinner with A, Ed and Mel at the Pancake Parlour.
A stayed over.

Thursday:
Drove A back to Geelong.
Birthday dinner for Tristan.

Friday:
Streams.


January 31, 2015

Week 29: Koalas and Kangaroos and Wombats – Oh My!

Saturday (24/01/2015):
Streams.

Sunday:
Ballarat National Wildlife Park with M/E/L and A. Saw:

  • Kangaroos
  • Giant tortoises
  • Koalas
  • Snakes
  • Crocodiles
  • Emus
  • Wombats
  • Tasmanian Devils

Sunday Supper!

Monday:
A up.
Dinner at Verona Restaurant. V. nice.
A stayed over.

Tuesday:
Spent day with A.
Magic with A. 2-1, good evening.
Drove A back to Geelong.
Stayed over in Geelong.

Wednesday:
Spent day with A in Geelong.
Dinner with A.

Thursday:
Eureka tower with M/E. Good views.
Melbourne Aquarium with M/E/L. Saw a crocodile, penguins and a lot of fish.
Dinner in Federation Square.

Friday:
Streams.


January 24, 2015

Week 28: Reforging Fates

Saturday (17/01/2015):
Midnight Prerelease. Abzan (GWB), 3-1.
5am Prerelease. Mardu (RWB), 3-0-1.
Nap.
Streams.

Sunday:
A up for the day.
Midday Prerelease. Abzan, 3-1. A played Mardu.
Sunday Supper!

Monday:
Met A at Minotaur. Bought some books.
Developed mild hatred of birds.
More time with A.

Tuesday:
Down to Geelong - spent evening with A.
Stayed over in Geelong.

Wednesday:
Spent day with A in Geelong.
Dinner with A.

Thursday:
Streams.
Met M, E, and L at the airport, led them back to hotel.
Settled in, had Hungry Jacks.

Friday:
Brought M, E and L to see campus.
Went to Chadstone.
A came up, had dinner with everyone. All friends.


January 16, 2015

Week 27: A Game Of Imitations

Saturday (10/01/2015):
Dinner with A, her Dad (Doug), and Denise.
Stayed over in Geelong.

Sunday:
Sunday Supper!
Streams.

Monday:
A over. Chinese then The Imitation Game. Good film.
A stayed over.

Tuesday:
A over. Played a lot of Magic.

Wednesday:
Streams.
Jonathan's birthday dinner at Raramen with Jonathan, Chris, Natasha, Meg, Em, Cameron, Lucina, and Tim. Good.

Thursday:
Streams.
Dine-in. Free food, not to be sniffed at.

Friday:
Lunch in Geelong with A.
Nap.
Off to the Prerelease!


January 09, 2015

Week 26: Feeling Hot Hot Hot (Doo doo doo)

Saturday (03/01/2015):
Heat.
Streams.

Sunday:
Oh God heat.
Streams.

Monday:
A over again. Watched Dollhouse.

Tuesday:
Streams.
Draft. 2-1. G.

Wednesday:
Dinner with A and Lisa at Grill'd.
Storm so strong it knocked out the power to the shopping centre.
Lego!
Stayed over in Geelong.

Thursday:
Got new radio installed.
Streams.

Friday:
Streams.
Went to see The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Not fully satisfied, but could have been much worse.
Streams.


January 05, 2015

Week 25: …And A Happy New Year

Saturday (27/12/2014):
Down to Geelong, for dinner with Alannah at the Wharf Shed.

Sunday:
Streams.
Big Hero 6 with people.

Monday:
Spent the day with Alannah. Dinner at the Pancake Parlour - v. filling.

Tuesday:
Streams.
Drove to draft. 2-0-split. Another good night.

New Year's Eve:
Dinner with Alannah at the Groove Train.
Stayed over in Geelong.

New Year's Day:
Shopping with A - bought a new radio for the car that I could actually make use of.
Helped A and family take down Christmas decorations.

Friday:
Streams.


December 26, 2014

Week 24: Bah Humbug

Saturday (20/12/2014):
Streams.
Pinewood.

Sunday:
Streams.
Sunday Supper.
Dark Knight Rises with Peta and Paddy.

Monday:
Exam for 02. Went... ok? Time will tell. Exam was very poorly constructed.

Tuesday:
Day off.
Streams.
Drove to draft. 2-1. A good night.

Christmas Eve:
TNG.

Christmas Day:
Streams.
TNG.
Skype with parents - presents! Lovely to speak to them, as always.
Pizza.

Friday:
Streams.


December 20, 2014

Week 23: Is It Getting Hot In Here Or Is It Just Me?

Saturday (13/12/2014):
Pinewood.
Sherlock with Pedro plus others.

Sunday:
Streams.
Sunday Supper.
Chat times with Katie, Divya, Paddy, Mike and Ryan.

Monday:
TNG.

Tuesday:
Lecture (02). G.
Streams.
Lab (02). G.
Drove to draft. 2-1. A good night.

Wednesday:
Lecture (02). G.
TNG.
Lab (02). G.
Hannah picked up her luggage to head back to the UK. A Merry Christmas to her (because she said she still reads my blog every week).
TNG.

Thursday:
Last lecture (02). G.
Streams.
Lab (02). G.
Watched Firefly with Ryan.

Friday:
Streams.
Handed in 02 project.


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