Friday, August 18, 2006

The Undie 500

I think I just waved goodbye to one of the funniest things I have ever seen. Paul and his flatmates Si, Ingy and Moira and some other friends are going on the Undie 500 today as KFC. Their van is painted like a KFC box with a big "tub" of KFC on the top. In the van are people dressed as a drink, chips, Colonel Sanders and 4 chickens. Moira is Colonal Sanders and Paul, Si, Ingy and Greg are chickens which means they are covered in golden syrup and feathers and they have red gloves on their heads. It's so funny.

The Undie 500 for those who don't know is the Canterbury Uni's road trip in which you must be in a vehicle that is worth less than $500 and there's prices for the best decorated. It's very funny.

Anyhow now I have to go and clean up all the feathers that are absolutely EVERYWHERE in the house!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Despite popular belief

....I am still alive.

Today and recently I've been thinking about friends. Close friends. I think there gets a point in a friendship for me when the person loses their gender. It's no longer about them being a guy or a girl but just that they are someone who loves me. They don't expect anything from me. And they know me.

Maybe right now, to me anyways, real friendship isn't about what you do or how often you talk or when you do talk what it is that you say, it's not about what gender you are or where I am in life but just about knowing each other.

I texted a couple of people that I consider this type of friend recently. I said I missed them and then it felt like, even though we're in different countries, we kind of sat in silence together which is what I wanted. There's nothing quite like sitting in silence with a friend and they know you're unhappy but they don't try to fix it with words or distractions. Them just being there is all that I need.

I don't know if I'm explaining this right. I hope so.