This is gonna be funny...
Apr 19, 2007
|Well Hello Everyone,
I don't even know where to start on this one...so many stories.
I guess I will let everyone know who didn't get my last email, that I have quit both of the jobs I wrote about last time. Well not so much quit as I "failed" to show up yesterday for the Energy Australia job. I never wanted to do it anyway, it always seemed like a shady job to me, and Michael finally convinced me with his email that I needed to get the hell away from both of them! So I took his advice and didn't show on my first official day yesterday, and well...they've been stalking me ever since. Haha. They've called 5 times now I think, and 5 times I haven't answered...hmm...you'd THINK they would have caught on by now, but apparently they're not so bright. OH YAH...I guess it's because they are all 18 and 19 year olds TRYING to run a business! Good thing I got myself out of that one. The credit card people keep calling as well, asking when I want to come in for training. I was supposed to call them back, and obviously haven't, but if they call again I will just tell them to LEAVE ME ALONE in a very nice way. Maybe. I'm taking my RSA on Thursday, so back to bartending for me. I'm fine with that. I might as well put my bartending skills to use. That was the plan anyway.
Alright, enough of that crap. Let's get to the good stuff.
So Saturday night was a big night out for us (and a big day), and I was really excited to go out finally, since we hadn't been out at all yet since we've been in Sydney. James' beautiful mother and his stepdad arrived that day, so Kori finally got to meet the parents, and so did I. James has an AMAZING family, they are all absolutely wonderful people. His mom Anne and her husband Rob are awesome, so down to earth and sweet (not to mention hilarious), and his brothers Ben and Luke are they same way. Everyone is so close and they all take care of eachother like nothing else. I've posted quite a few pics of everyone so you can see how similar everyone looks.
We were meeting up with everyone at The Bay Hotel, a massive pub outside with a seperate bar inside. Kori, James, & I took the train/bus there, and before we even got off the bus, James realized he forgot his ID. Kori & I didn't think it was a big deal since we were just going to a pub and they never ID you at pubs (and I've only been ID'd maybe 4 times since I've been in Australia...MAYBE), but James insisted that he would get asked here. We were already late, so he just called Luke and asked him to bring his ID out for him to see if it would work. As soon as we got to the door the bouncer asked us all for ID, and apparently he was an idiot because James easily walked in with Luke's ID. Kori ran back out a different entrance to give Luke his ID back so he could come back inside, but they wouldn't let her come back through the same door she just left from (I don't know why) and they directed her & Luke back to the door all of us had just gone in. Well that obviously wasn't going to work, considering James had just used that ID 2 seconds before, so they kept walking until they found a different entrance, and it all worked out the way we planned.
As soon as we had all been introduced to Anne & Rob, and the rest of Ben's friends, the drinking began. Oh the reason we were there in the first place, other than to meet the parents, was because Ben & his girlfriend Petra were leaving on Monday for New Zealand, so we had a going away party for them. So everyone was basically just sharing jugs of beer, and well you know me, I hate beer, so I went to the bar to get myself something fruity. Realizing I had no cash on me, and no cash to even take out, I gave the bartender my credit card and told her to start me a tab. (oops) She kept my card for the night like they always do, and gave me some random plastic hotel card to use when I ordered drinks. First I ordered a malibu and pineapple, and when the bartender gave it to me I noticed that she just swiped the hotel card without telling me the price. Instead of asking what it was, I just decided to make my next drink a highball, because I know they charge more for malibu and those sort of cocktails, and I didn't want to be spending too much many. My next drink was a vodka coke, which I don't normally drink, and I continued drinking those for the rest of the night to save myself some money. Well eventually we all started doing shots, and jager-bombs became the next drink of choice for most of us. Does anyone KNOW how much I hate jagermeister? Well...me and jager...apparently we're friends again. Yah, good times.
Aaaanyway, after about 2 drinks and a shot, I realized the alcohol was hitting me pretty fast because I hadn't eaten dinner. Anne and I wandered over to the kitchen to see if we could find something to munch on, but it was already closed. "Oh well, let's just drink some more". Yes, James' mother is very cool. She kept up quite well, shot for shot. It didn't take long before everyone was fairly smashed, but we were having a great time and a great conversation. Eventually Anne & Rob decided it was time to go, so we said our goodbye's until morning and waved them off. After they left, someone decided it was time to move our party inside the bar. The rest of this is so funny it deserves it's own paragraph.
So from what I can remember, a few people went into the bar before me, and James reminded me that I had to go pick up my credit card before we went inside and close off my tab, because it would be closed by the time we came out. I went back to the bar and tried to make my way through the crowd, and all of the sudden I heard Petra behind me, telling me to let her do it for me. I gave her my hotel card and she pushed her way to the bar and got my credit card for me. I'm not gonna lie, I'm still not sure how much my bill was that night or what I signed off on. I THINK it was around $65 or something...but oh well, it was worth it. Anyway, once that was taken care of, I followed Petra back to the bar and we met up with James who was still standing outside the door. This time it wasn't his ID (or lack of) that was keeping him from getting inside, (since we had already been ID'd to get inside the pub) it was the fact that he was wearing shorts. Shorts with a massive hole in the back. So I'm standing there drunk and not sure what we should do, because Kori, Luke, and a bunch of other people are already inside, and I'm not about to ditch James outside and go in anyway (even though he was telling us to). Than I hear Petra say "Just take your pants off and switch with me". Haha. WHAT? That's what I was thinking to myself, wondering if I really heard that correctly. Apparently I had because the next thing I knew they were both gone, so I went inside the bar and met up with Kori & Luke and told them James couldn't get in. Suddenly James comes strolling in with Petra's jeans on, and her with his baggy shorts on, and we all started pissing ourselves laughing. Everyone started dancing and having a good time, and about half an hour later, someone decided to tell Petra that their was a huge hole in the shorts and that everyone could see her ass. She started freaking out, because all she had on was a g-string, and grabbed James so they could switch back. I, meanwhile, had no idea this was going on because I was in the bathroom, and when I was standing at the sick washing my hands, I looked up and saw James coming in the door. I was like "what the..am I REALLY seeing this right now? OMG am I in the wrong bathroom???" Haha. James was just like "Hey Ang", acting all non-chalantly, and I'm still wondering what the hell is going on. I just assumed he was in there with Kori and they were being stupid (JUST KIDDING GUYS), but then I saw Petra and realized they were changing pants again. Wow it was funny.
THEN after a while of more partying, James for some reason decided he needed to change again or he would get kicked out (I think security saw him wearing the shorts or something), so Luke told James to switch with HIM now, and he would run home and get some new pants for himself, since he lives 2 minutes from the bar. No one really knew this was going on, but I did see the two of them come out of the washroom together and then Luke left. I didn't know what was going on, all I knew was that I was drunk, and James appeared to have a new outfit on every time I looked at him.
At some point I wandered over to the bar with Kori & Petra, and we waited for a few minutes for someone to serve us. (well it was probably more like a few SECONDS, but in our state of mind at the time it seemed like forever) I wasn't really paying attention because I clearly didn't need another drink, so I was basically just standing at the bar with them, unbeknownst to what they were doing. I heard them laughing and out of the corner of my eye I saw them reaching over the bar and grabbing a glass. Then Petra decided that if no one was going to help her, she would just help herself and pour her own beer. Kori was kind of stunned, but in her intoxicated state she figured the best thing to do would be to grab the glass Petra had half-filled and hide it between her and the bar. Well I assume Petra decided to try again since she got away with it the first time, so she grabbed another glass and filled it up. Again, Kori grabbed it and hid it. Finally the bartender busted them, but he seemed like he didn't really care, he just said "stop touching the taps" or something along those lines. Me...I wasn't really sure of anything at that point. I had nothing to do with this situation, I wasn't even sure if it was really happening. Approximately 2 seconds later I was assured that indeed it was happening, because Kori looked at me and said "crap we got busted". "WHAT? What are you even talking about?" Suddenly someone grabbed my arm, and someone grabbed Kori's and Petra's arm, and said "Get out". I was still unsure of what was going on and asked the guy "what? Why? I didn't do anything." He then told me "Your friends were stealing beer, you all have to leave". "What dude, I don't even know those girls. I was just STANDING there!" Haha, THAT didn't work. All three of us were escorted out of the bar, and as soon as we were outside I said "What just happened?" Kori & Petra were laughing (well actually Petra was yelling at the bouncer for some reason) and we all figured we should call James and the rest of the crew and tell them we had been kicked out, since they were still inside and had no idea what had just happened. (Yah, neither did I) While Kori was on the phone with James, trying to get him to understand that we were no longer inside and that him and everyone else should come outside, Luke rocked up in a new outfit. Of course he didn't know what was going on, because he was at home changing while this was happening. He was kinda choked that we had been kicked out, since he had gone home to change and was looking mighty fine, so when everyone finally came outside, we decided to walk to the next bar, which is only down the street from where we were.
Once we got there, I stayed back with Luke so James could use the ID first, and we waited for someone to bring it back out to us. Eventually Ben came out and gave Luke his ID back, and we went in and joined everyone else. We weren't there for very long before someone decided that this place wasn't as fun, so again, we all got up and left and some people tried to get back into the place we had just been kicked out of. When that didn't work a bunch of people just started climbing into cabs, and I didn't know where we were going, but we ended up back in King's Cross, the lovely red-light district Kori, James, & I were calling home at the time. After that things just started to wrap up, some of us went into another bar for half an hour, Kori and James went home, and eventually Luke, Ben, Petra & I joined them. Everyone called it a night after that, (at about 5:30am) but our big night out caught up with us the next day.
No, I don't mean caught up as in we were hungover (well at least I wasn't), I mean we started to tell stories about what had happened the night before. All of us found out what really happened when James & Luke swapped pants. James told us that when they went into the washroom, it was really busy in there, so they just went into the same stall. While they were switching, some guy knocked on the door saying he needed to use the toilet (what who does that?) and James just told him he'd be out in a minute. He opened the door, still doing up his belt, and the guy apologized for rushing him, and James said no worries. The guy tried to walk into the stall but to his surprise Luke was also walking out, doing his belt up. HAHAHA. The guy obviusly gave them a dirty look and was like "What the hell?" and Luke says "Don't worry, he's just my brother"!!! Oh man, now not only does this guy think they are gay, but now they are also incestuous! It was probably the funniest thing that happened that night. Well, besides us getting kicked out of the bar, and me finding James in the womens washroom. WOW it was a crazy funny night! I don't even think you understand...I hope I did a good job telling the story! We all still enjoy talking about it.
Anyway, Anne & Rob also helped us move all of our stuff out of Nick's place that morning and into Luke's, which is located approximately 2 minutes away from Coogee Beach. They were already staying there as well, and so were Ben and Petra. Now the 3 of us were moving in as well, so as you can imagine, there was stuff everywhere. The house was full of random matresses all over the floor, one in Luke's room for his parents that they just happened to FIND on the street somewhere (?), and one that his neighbours lent to us. Kori & James had the second matress laid out in a corner, Ben & Petra slept on the hide-a-bed, and I slept on the cushions from the couch behind the couch. Keep in mind that Luke has 3 roomates, so there were people everywhere! I bet they just LOVE us too! It was fun though, we had a big slumber party with pillow fights and stuff. (no we didn't) We basically just spent the night laughing at dinner time and telling stories of the night before. Anne & Rob thought it was hilarious, and so did Nick (oh yah we finally met Nick that day and it was great to meet the guy whose apartment we had been living at). Nick is ridiculously funny (he's an actor) and he was making us laugh all night with his own stories. We also looked at pictures and watched a video of Ben, Petra, Anne, and Rob scuba diving. It was an all around great weekend. They are truly an amazing family, and I'm so glad I got to be apart of it for a while.
Well I hope you enjoyed my long update, sorry I didn't post it when I said I would. It actually took me 2 days to write, because I kept having to stop half way through. And now I'm slightly distracted because I'm listening to the live Flames game right now, so I want to wrap this up for now. (GO FLAMES GO!!!! KICK DETROIT'S ASS!!! WOOHOO LOMBARDI JUST SCORED!!!)Plus I should probably get something accomplished today, so I will write more soon. I hope you like all the new pictures!!!
Take care everyone, miss you all!
P.S. I expect everyone who reads this to write me a message in my guestbook...c'mon where's the love??? It's the least you could do after I spent so long writing this for your entertainment!!! jk
P.P.S I made ALL of those stories up. NONE of them really happened!
P.P.P.S JUST KIDDING