since i last wrote i have had a few things going on! first of all, this past weekend i was suppose to go to the gold coast for the Roxy Pro/Quicksilver surfing competition. i was really excited for that. however, the girls i was planning on going with decided to not make the trip...so it was a no go! that was a big bummer. to see a surfing competition with some big name surfers would have been a really great experience.
that friday i was able to go to the city(brisbane) for the night to get away! a couple guys just rented a car for the weekend so we headed there for a few hours. i saw some really amazing sights. they had a beautiful botanical garden, which was really just like a big park area in the center of town. there is also a man made beach right down town; it is called "streets beach" and it was really neat. i have never seen anything like that before! that night also happened to be their market night, so the sidewalks were lined with vendors and stalls of all sorts of great things. i saved my money however and resisted the temptations!
school is definetely underway and the lecturers have no mercy! i feel like every teacher has plenty they want the students to be doing. i am going to have to really buckle down and get organized....especially because on monday i have two friends from back home coming to visit me! which will be really great and i hope we get a lot of activity in while they are here.
this past week was rainy and windy everyday, almost all day! back home was a blizzard and here was a tropical storm. i still think i would pick the storm :) it was a result of cyclone hamish, which was taking placing right of the coast of queensland, thank goodness it ended up going the other way! also, even more recently there was an oil spill just down the coast. hopefully there isnt too much damage!
but the rain and the wind stopped and i was able to do some surfing this morning. it was really great! i enjoyed it thoroughly. unfortunetely right after that my brand new board shorts got misplaced/lost/SOMEHOW fell out of my bag. so that was a huge disappointment. oh well, money grows on trees right?! i blame the fact that it is friday the 13th and bad luck is bound to occur.