Last night was so much fun.
My chorus had a fundraiser movie night, singing a couple of our new songs and then screening Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
The singing went well, according to the audience at least, the acoustics didn’t really favour us hearing ourselves. One person who did hear us was my girlfriend, who rushed from work in order to see me sing for the first time. It was so nice to look out at the audience and see her face smiling back at me.
After the singing was done, the chorus headed out in to the audience and there was a short interval before the movie started. My girlfriend and I got some good seats up with two more of my friends. The movie was good, although there was a lot of death, which I always find a bit off putting. Once the movie finished the two friends we were with let us know that they and a couple of others were meeting up at one of their houses afterwards to chill. They invited us around and so after a quick dinner grab from subway we headed up there for a couple of hours, chatting with the guys and having some fun until about midnight.
Now it’s time for me to head out to International Tabletop Day at my local library, which should be awesome fun. Hopefully I’ll post some pictures of that up later tonight, before my girlfriend arrives for dinner.
Life is good.
University is getting less stressful as I start to get the hang of all the subjects I haven’t touched in a year. I’m a long way from perfect, but I think I might manage to get good at them again.
On Friday I went to a seminar that the Executive Dean of Science put on about his research into the disappearance of the ancient rainforests that used to cover Australia and Antarctica. It was some really interesting Geobiology, part of a seminar series that runs all year hosted by the researcher who I had a mentorship with last year.
It was really interesting and I can’t wait for the next ones. There are a couple I’ll probably skip, but a lot about palaeoclimate that look really good.
Last night, after voting in the state election, which is looking to be extremely close, my girlfriend came over to my house to meet my parents. It was a really great night, and everyone got on really well - especially when the conversation turned to books. My mum and girlfriend have very similar taste in novels by the sound of things, and they talked for at least an hour about all their favourite books. After dinner was cleared away my girlfriend took out the vegan ice cream she had brought along and we all stood around sampling all of the different flavours. I’m not used to having so much choice in ice cream, it was amazing. She gets them from the people who did her piercing, who are looking at opening up a vegan bakery on her street. Definitely something to keep eyes open for.