Circe (_honeyspider) wrote,
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It is indescribably strange to be here in Australia while, back home, something so huge is happening. My poor beautiful city is getting pummeled by this earthquake and its aftershocks and I've not even seen it yet other than in photos. On the one hand I feel incredibly lucky that I was here when it went down, because it means I haven't had to deal with the freaking out, the lost sleep, and the power and water losses, but on the other hand I hate that I'm here instead because all the people I love and spend my time with are going through this massive thing together and I won't be a part of it when I return. Is it selfish to think that way? Because everyone there can only be thinking 'uh, why would you WANT to be here?' But I guess it's a bonding experience of sorts for all of the city and I'm not going to be... bonded.

This all makes me homesick. I'm hardly ever homesick when I travel, only a few times when I lived in Ireland in fact and never when I'm here with family. It's odd and different. But I'm glad everyone back home is as safe as they can be and the fact that no one has died is the most amazing and wonderful news I've ever heard.

On a less flat note, however, I have been having a good time here, especially the other night when we had the cocktail party and Alison and I whipped up a serious storm of drinks from everyone. It was the day we'd found out about what was happening back home so we found a drink called Earthquakes to make. They were so good and way better than the real thing. I was the Queen of Drinkings and all bowed before me. As they should.

Earthquake
To half a glass of ice in a blender add:

1 measure tequila, god of all boozes
1/2 measure of grenadine
3-5 strawberries
a couple dashes of bitters

Blend like a mofo and then enjoy the delicious.

Strawberries Daiquiri
aka Joy in A Glass
Ice in blender again and then throw in:

1 measure white rum
1/2 measure lime juice
3/4 measure sugar syrup
5 strawberries

OM NOM LORD ALMIGHTY NOM

For the non-drinkers we discovered-

Jack's Special
Ice! Blender!

strawberries
200mls pineapple juice
2 dashes lemon juice

IT IS SO GOOD.

You may have sensed a strawberry theme. So many pink drinks. I felt like fanon Draco.

Holy crap, how excited am I to find out that sleazy sexist, racist, all-other-ists Abbott will not be the Australian Prime Minister? THANK GOD. Finally something right there!

This is my last night in Nimbin. Tomorrow I have an early bus up to the Gold Coast and will be staying with mum until the 12th and then it's finally back home! (While I'm in Brisbane though? There's a Valentino retrospective. I WILL BE BEHOLDING VALENTINO GOWNS AND MY LIFE IS MORE COMPLETE FOR IT.) Dad also bought me a book on Alexander McQueen and I am happily basking in fashion. It's lovely.

Everyone talk to me! Leave me comments of adoration/hate! I feel so out of the loop with all my internet/Christchurch people. Basically, if you're reading this post, I ♥ you. (Unless you're certain people who sometimes stalk it and to those people: I </3>
Tags: brisbane, christchurch, drinking is big and clever, fashion is so much fun, nimbin, this is tectonic plates shifting
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