slice of watermelon

Pies struck by the Blues.
May 17, 2009, 6:42 pm
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Tennis

Had a killer night with mah homies last night. So I woke up this morning determined to make today all about admin law and a taste of footy.

Carlton v Collingwood at the ‘G (oh I sound so badass saying that!) turned out to be a better match than I expected. When I watch a game that does not involve Geelong, my policy is to barack for the team who kicks the first goal. Carlton had the honours today. In fact they didn’t seem to be able to stop kicking goals! In contrast, Collingwood kicked their second goal in the 3rd quarter.

Judd was totally on and Fevola was not very relevant. Some dude I’ve never heard of until today (Jarradn Waite) was also quite spectacular. Eddie Betts was the leading goal kicker with 4 for Carlton. Not completely sure what Collingwood’s game plan was, but it was completely ineffective in the first half. Bit of a shame because Collingwood definitely is capable of more. 

The upcoming game between Geelong and Bulldogs looks highly promising. The latter is currently 3rd on the ladder with losses to West Coast, Carlton and St Kilda. 

Oh and as an after-thought, Federer and Nadal are set to square it off again tonight. Second time this year, first time on clay. Not looking forward to it. Unless Fed feels like pulling a Hamburg ’07.


May 15, 2009, 4:40 pm
Filed under: Friends., Miscellaneous

I’ve been feeling incredibly overwhelmed recently. Uni exams are looming and I do not feel prepared at all. Those H1’s I’m aiming for look beyond reach at the moment. Work is so incredibly busy and stressful. Too many phone calls to make and receive, too many tantrums from a stressed out mum. My self-esteem has taken tremendous blows due to my absolutely stunning job hunting skills. The only thing going in my life are my lovely friends and I feel like I’m doing a poor poor job of being a friend at the moment. My addiction to TV shows has just made me wonder why life isn’t a big sitcom instead. 

Yesterday was the best day I’ve had in a long time. But when I woke up today general emoness has ensued. So here I sit, in need of motivation, organisational skills and a job.

“I owe my life to youtube.”
May 3, 2009, 8:57 pm
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Tennis

I’m not sure whether to laugh or cringe at this

I’m totally channeling emotional investment into the Cats. Who needs Roger Federer when Geelong hasn’t lost a game this season? St Kilda also kicking ass by completely pwning everyone. Unfortunately for me, (or maybe fortunately) Geelong does not play St Kilda until round 14. 😦 

Can Roger Federer just win one title on clay? Even if it’s the tiny Serbian one. Of course, the one in Paris would be most desirable …

Quote of the day.
April 30, 2009, 4:32 pm
Filed under: Miscellaneous

Girl crossing the street: I really wish something would hit me…I need some money.

Spoken like a true law student.


In light of the GFC …
April 24, 2009, 4:07 pm
Filed under: Miscellaneous

We really need to cut down on all we can. 

True colours

PERHAPS it’s time to reassess Anzac Day’s relevance as a national public holiday, along with the other seven. After all, four of them — at Christmas and Easter — celebrate the birth and death of an Israeli who lived 2000 years ago; two — Australia Day and Anzac Day — commemorate the invasion of sovereign nations; one — the Queen’s Birthday — celebrates the birth of a born-to-rule Englishwoman; and one — New Year’s Day — is a holiday only because no one would go to work that day anyway. Throw in Victoria’s two — Melbourne Cup Day and Labour Day — and the only one that seems worth preserving is the last. Old leftie? Moi?

Paul Bucci, Port Fairy

Source: The Melbourne Age 

In retaliation to the lack of tennis on free-to-air
April 11, 2009, 10:13 pm
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Tennis

… I’m getting into a sport that will be on free-to-air at least three times a week.

AFL is the closest thing to a national religion here in Australia. (Victoria in particular.) Christianity is for retired football players nicknamed ‘God’. Footy is the thing for real men, women and children alike. Now I have been in Australia for well over ten years and have never found it in myself to get into footy. There’s too much machoism, too many druggies,  and most of all it doesn’t look very sophisticated. Muscley men tackling each other? Really? 

However, in an attempt to open my mind and culturise myself, I have recently begun to watch this sport I used to shun. And I have been pleasantly surprised. I attended my first AFL match at the famed MCG on Thursday night. You would not believe the fun I had. There’s a certain beauty that you can only experience at these events live. Where there are no commentators, no too slow-cameramen or annoying ads. The atmosphere was bloody amazing! I was up there screaming profanities, yelling instructions and questioning everyone’s existence for a full two and a half hours. The best thing was the fact that the tickets were only $12.80 on concession. Definitely something I need to experience again. Meanwhile, I plan to watch more AFL matches and learn up on the basics. 

And on the other side of the world, Monte Carlo will begin tomorrow night. My plan to not follow the clay court season is not going well. (And the clay court season hasn’t officially started for the ATP.)

Determined to make this work.
April 8, 2009, 10:21 am
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Tennis

I am officially signing off tennis until US Open is over. I am not made for live tennis. I am much less made for live Grand Slam tennis. I am not looking forward to the red dirt at all. Nah-uh. 

This means more time for Admin. I should imagine myself as Mirka and my admin textbook as Roger Federer. Then I will have admin babies and be happy. H1’s here I come.