keep on training sydney

August 31, 2007

well, seeing that huw has pretty much taken over this site gone feral, (last ten posts by him, 13 out of the last 15 by him) i figured i probably better say summat.

oh wait, the reason i haven’t posted anything is because i have nothing of merit to say.

well, i guess i could tell you about some of the crazy train people i meet on my way to uni.
as most of you know, i travel about and hour and a half on the train (each way) to uni, four days a week. so you can imagine that (especially as i travel near the whole way through western sydney) i meet a few crazy kids now and then.

recently though, it seems that there are more of them. maybe its the warmer weather.

one guy, who actually goes to my uni, started talking to my “mate” and i as we were waiting for our train. this one’s kind of my fault, cos he was singing a song, and I made the mistake of making eye contact. he obviously took that as an open invitation for conversation, and proceeded to tell me how he’s an awesome singer/songwriter who, as far as i could tell, just wrote novelty lyrics to famous songs. his gimmick, though, was that his uncle / second cousin / distant relative is none other than mark holden. and i think he might be telling the truth, or at least he thinks he’s telling the truth. this guy wasn’t too bad though, he was funny (to an extent), didn’t get too close to me on the station and didn’t try and sit next to me when the train arrived.
He did, however, give me some fuel for my train-window-philosophy. it got me thinking, why do we resist from conversation with members of the public who obviously mean no harm and are just being friendly? Has our society degraded to a point where we no longer feel comfortable with public social interaction, or is it simply an ingrained safety mechanism (don’t take lollies from strangers etc)? perhaps i need a glass of water.

then, just yesterday on burwood station a crazy lady was pacing up and down the platform, and taking her scarf (digressing slightly, whilst typing ‘scarf’, i just realised that it is a rather ugly word when written. scarf. yuck.) and fashioning it like a beanie, then wrapping her face in it, then taking it off and repeating. i thought not much of it, and when the train came i walked further up the platform so she wouldn’t bother my travel. but for some reason unbeknownst to me, she walked through the train to my carriage made crazy talk to some other peeps hanging in the entry level (i was up the top). then when i needed to get out at lewisham she waved at me. i looked behind just in case, but then she’s like “i know you, i saw you on the station” i was pretty weirded out by that (and so were the other kids on the train by the looks on their faces) and made a hasty exit, but i could still hear her talking as i escaped down the stairs.

and again today, while i was waiting on strathfield staion, some other lady came and stood within five centimetres of me, looked around, then walked away. what?

maybe this goes some way to explaining huw’s irrational fear of public transport, but i say it adds to the adventure. mind you, i don’t like kids who come up and are all like “hey bro, have yo’ got a dollar bro?”. they’re plain annoying, especially as i normally don’t have money (not that i would give them some anyway) and then they’re like “aw c’mon bro, i need some cigarettes / a drink bro”

:: By mizzle 4 Comments

Mixed Emotions

August 30, 2007

Today I had my last assessment. It was quite awesome to get it finished an never have any again. This made me happy. This would soon change. My formal is on October 1 and for some reason I didn’t get two tickets, thinking going alone would be better. Now it is too late and I don’t want to go alone. I’m so cut and disappointed. It is too late to buy an extra ticket. I can’t get this issue out of my head and it is causing me great distress. I think I will cry, and to add to my disappointment, I can’t listen to Regina Spektor for fearing of dying of grief. Life is so difficult.

Edit- I got tickets, found someone, and now I am not going alone.

:: By huw bizzle 6 Comments

20 Years of Snow

August 28, 2007

I think I am in love. Now don’t get too excited girls I mean with Regina Spektor. A couple of months ago for some reason I hated one of her songs Fidelity, even though I had only heard it once or twice. Anyway a particular person played this song and then I kinda liked it. I downloaded it and listened to it about 40 times in a week. My love for Miss Spektor began to grow. A couple of days ago my mate, who also loves her music, lent me her album, ‘Begin to Hope’. I really enjoy the album, specifically the songs ‘On the Radio’, ‘Düsseldorf’ and ‘Better’. I find that for some reason her music makes me sad, which is alright If I am happy and have no reason to be sad, but If I am sad then I just can’t bear it. She plays piano heaps well and has a really cool accent and pronounces words interestingly. (This is where I struggle to finish up a post with an appropriate ending, so here are some lyrics.

No, this is how it works
You peer inside yourself
You take the things you like
And try to love the things you took
And then you take that love you made
And stick it into some
Someone else’s heart
Pumping someone else’s blood
And walking arm in arm
You hope it don’t get harmed
But even if it does
You’ll just do it all again

:: By huw bizzle 3 Comments

Speed King

August 28, 2007

Today my car broke down again. It was the same problem I had before. Luckily I had a friend with me who pushed it about 200 metres to a petrol station. Anyway this petrol station had a mechanic who tried to help me. Eventually, after I called the NRMA, he got it started. As he was working on the engine, the bonnet fell on his head. As it was falling my friend yelled to try and warn him. This was futile and it hit him on the back of the head. This guys was heaps nice and helping which was why I felt guilty laughing really loudly. Anyway it was quite funny and as I am writing it I am still laughing.

By the way, the car is all good.

:: By huw bizzle 2 Comments

I Hate Everything About You (Me)

August 27, 2007

I think it is fair to say I have low self esteem. Maybe it is because I am fat, or because I’m not very quick to understand things, or because I’m not very popular. Who knows. The point is that often I tend to hate myself, sometimes with legitimate cause and other times, without. I have this thing where occasionally I tell myself.. “Life would be so much easier if I wasn’t a Christian, cause then I could do this and this. “This and This” can range from a variety of things, but that’s not the point. This is such a fail way to think. And I know that. Because wanting to go out with friends and drinking, without the guilt of my sin, is so worth eternal separation with God. Maybe I will grow out of this kind of thinking. Today I didn’t go to church or bible study, my reason.. I was watching a movie advocating gay marriage, with lost of sexual references and so on. I later heard about the sermon in church being about response to sin, citing the example of David and Bathsheba. I’m sure you understand the irony of the situation.

:: By huw bizzle 6 Comments

Good Times…Great Classic Hits

August 25, 2007

Today I had quite a fun day. I was at school for only 90 minutes after which I went to da’wood to meet up with a mate. He had this friend of his who was a girl (her name is Ella, I like that name). Now I’m sure all of you know it but I am exceedingly socially awkward around females that I don’t know. Don’t ask me why. Anyway so this girl seemed like a nice person. Then we three went to my school to pick up my friends guitar. We ended up sitting around for like 30 minutes with these two other guys, which was quite awkward for this young lady. Anyway as we were leaving I realised I couldn’t reverse out of carpark. So I had to drive into the playground and turn around, it was classtime so no one was out. Anyway so the principal spotted me and I’m supposedly in a bit of trouble even though I maintain my innocence. I also supposedly almost ran over some year 9 kid, which is totally false and unsubstantiated. Anyway so we left. Four hours later I was back at the school for it’s annual trivia night. It was my first one and on our table were three adults and 5 people my age..3 girls and me and my friend. Anyway it was cool cause we won and I got chocolate, though I spent the who evening hiding from my crazy principal due to my earlier incident. After trivia the 5 of us went to maccas and on the way some guy undertook me and we nearly had a mad crash. Anyway we survived and chillaxed at the maccas for like an hour before we all split and went home. It was quite fun and only now am I realising how much of a year 6 recount this story is. Anyway, all in all a good night and I would like to think my social skills with the ‘other sex’ greatly improved because of it, though probably not.

:: By huw bizzle 15 Comments

Painless

August 24, 2007

For the last 48 hours I have been so sore, and I don’t know why. I seem to have a stitch -pain even though I haven’t really done any physical exercise. It hurts when I breathe, talk, laugh, sneeze, hiccup and cough, which means it virtually hurts all the time. Today It hurt so badly that I fell over and was on the ground for a couple of minutes. Maybe I have collapsed a lung or something. Anyway hopefully it’s nothing serous and I am just being my normal hypochondriacal self.

:: By huw bizzle 4 Comments

Monster Mash

August 21, 2007

I think we all know how crazy the Scott’s really are, but check this out.

Insurance for Loch Ness monster

From correspondents in London, England
August 21, 2007

ORGANISERS of a duathlon in Scotland have taken out a $1.97 million insurance policy against attack by or sighting of the fabled Loch Ness monster.

Transport operator FirstGroup said in a statement that its policy with insurers Royal and Sun Alliance would pay out should “Nessie” emerge from the murky depths of the vast watercourse and/or attack one of the competitors.

First Monster Duathlon race director Malcolm Sutherland said they were planning for all eventualities.

Jon Woodman, trading director at R and SA said: “This is one of our more unusual requests but it certainly gave our team something to get their teeth into.”

Any “proven sighting” has to be independently verified, subject to policy terms and conditions, the insurer said.

The event, on September 2, requires individuals in each team of four to complete two legs of the eight-legged event around the shores of Loch Ness, in northern Scotland – one 10km run and one 20km cycle. Money raised will go to charity.

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