Monday, July 20, 2009

Fin De La Semana

How quickly Mondays roll around. The alarm goes off too soon and then my cat is whacking me across the head to get fed. Pity you can't snooze him as you can a clock or mobile phone. Shower,dress,coffee and out the door. Train commute (note to people who think it's perfectly okay to put your bags,etc on a seat whilst others are standing- STOP THAT SHIT AND GROW SOME MANNERS!) and the short walk to work from Southern Cross Station (thank you Ramones for the excellent companionship there) and here we are again. Which brings me to my weekend. Got home on Friday night tired. All I really wanted to do was eat,put my jarmies on and crash. However, loyalty to certain people got me out the door eventually so Trent and I glued ourselves together and headed the 5 minute walk in the night cold to the Bendigo Hotel. Not the night I was expecting. More like a family BBQ than the sixties extravaganza I was led to believe it was going to be. Ended up in the beer garden drinking and chatting most of the night which was good. Had a boogie at the end of the night when it was ending just to keep myself awake. I had to wait for Bags and Vicki so I didn't have to walk home alone. Bloody owner kept buying them beers to thank them so we didn't get out of there till 1.45! Me very tired by that stage so I went home and crashed. Saturday I caught up with an old AXA friend for breakfast at the fabulous El Mirage cafe in East Brunswick. Oh my Lordy- amazing food and a couple of the staff there are dead yummalicious too. It was great to see Caz and to hear that she's really getting her life together. Got home in the early afternoon to find Trent having a mime lesson with his mime instructor. I decided to use that time to leave the house and go for a cycle down to Brunswick St on his lowrider- I love the attention I get when I ride that thing. I'll post a pic of myself on it when I get one! When I arrived home, said mime lesson had concluded and I was free to do the housework that I'd come home to do. I caught up with another old friend in the evening. We went to see a local art exhibition and then went to dinner and caught up with what's been happening. We were both tired as she does St Andrews market on a Saturday which makes for a long day so we called it quits and I was home just after 9pm. I stayed up and watched Rage as Marky Ramone programmed it and it was chock full of amazing music. The Clash, Elvis Costello, a myriad of great punk/new wave tunes and of course, loads of Ramones. Heaven for this girl. I got up early yesterday morning, took a quick bike ride up to the bank to get some cash and back in time for my accountant. I'm getting a decent refund so I'm happy about that! After he left, I got ready and went into the city for breakfast and to buy some new headphones for the iPod before spending the day with my family. I got back to the ranch late and went straight to bed. Here we are again. I've just checked my calendar and I have ten days to pack up my belongings and move them out. I'm officially homeless on August 1. A week later, I'm off to Buenos Aires so I have just under 3 weeks of Argentina bliss before I have to think about where I'm going to call home again. I know I'll find it and it will be great.

17 comments:

dam buster said...

Busy weekend MM.. And it sounds like you are going to be flat out over the next little while. I bet you look awesome on a low rider.

Margarita Milonguita said...

Oh thanks DB... I think I should frock up before I sit on the bike.
Yes, I'm getting tired thinking about all I have to do. Guess I'd better just get on with it.
How was your fin de la semana?

dam buster said...

wow a girl in a frock on a bike.. If you rode past me i would probably walk into a pole from not watching where i was walking.

I find lists help with such situations!
It is going ok. Getting through ok. How are you going with it?

Margarita Milonguita said...

I just did a whole blog on my weekend. Fin de la semana literally means 'end of the week' or 'the weekend'... so I was asking how your weekend was!

dam buster said...

You know my limits on Spanish!!

My weekend was good thank you. Not as action packed as yours by the sounds of it.

I take it you did not venture to Joes Shoe Store? lucky i did not go there on the off chance of 'bumping into you'.

Margarita Milonguita said...

No. We ended up driving to an Indian restaurant in Ivanhoe called Mint Leaf. Bloody good tucker.

dam buster said...

Good Indian is Good. Bad Indian is very very bad.

Margarita Milonguita said...

Too true. The one down in Westgarth on High St is pretty good-think it's called Salamander?
We tried to get in there but too busy.

dam buster said...

Ahh ok. I think I know the place in Westgarth. There are a few great bars along that strip near the cinema.

I used to frequent the Carlton Curry House in Rathdown St .. Sadly it is closed now. My old housemates used to go there 3 or 4 times a week.

Margarita Milonguita said...

In the early to mid nineties, we used to get take away from a place called Hong Kong Noodle Delight which sadly closed down. We'd ask the man every time how long and each time the response was the same;
'Fifteen minna'

dam buster said...

Ha gold. I always use fake names for pick ups from the local vietnamese place.. Wally is a favourite.. ."Pik Up Fo Warry".

Margarita Milonguita said...

You should rename your blog that!
Pick up for warry... gold.

dam buster said...

Might be a good title for a blog post. I have been a bit slack this week. Been busy with work bugge rit all.

Margarita Milonguita said...

Work is very slow at my end. Wondering if redundancies will surface again when I get back from Sudoamerica...

Yeah, start blogging you lazy bugger!

dam buster said...

oh really? Is a redundancy ok with you? Would you get a reasonable payout?

yeah yeah i know. I have been thinking about how to do the next article. It is number 100 for the year.

Margarita Milonguita said...

Hmmm not sure about a reasonable payout. I've been here 6.5 years so it would be okay. Although being homeless and jobless pretty much renders me a bum...
At least I'll be a well dressed one.

I want to see blog #100 by Monday afternoon or you're fired.

dam buster said...

righto on the blog thing. will be onto it monday promise!

well dressed bum indeed.