April 13th, 2014
Chocolateria San Churro - Azteca

Chocolateria San Churro - Azteca

April 6th, 2014
Heading out to Oz Comic-Con today!

Heading out to Oz Comic-Con today!

So dinner last night was fun.
Somehow pizza and vegan cupcakes turned into watching MotoGP and then haircuts and dyes.

April 5th, 2014

International Tabletop Day

Zombie Dice (not pictured)
Star Fluxx
Saboteur
Monstrous (prototype) (not pictured)
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Letters from Whitechapel

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.

April 2nd, 2014
March 24th, 2014
I have two geology field trips scheduled this year. I sent an email to my cousin in Canberra asking her some advice on what sort of tent/equipment I would need and not only did she give me the advice, she sent me a tent she had spare!
I set it up in the backyard yesterday and it’s perfect. I had to rummage around in the shed for some extra tent pegs and there are still a few things I’ll need to buy, but hey, free tent!

I have two geology field trips scheduled this year. I sent an email to my cousin in Canberra asking her some advice on what sort of tent/equipment I would need and not only did she give me the advice, she sent me a tent she had spare!
I set it up in the backyard yesterday and it’s perfect. I had to rummage around in the shed for some extra tent pegs and there are still a few things I’ll need to buy, but hey, free tent!

March 23rd, 2014

The past week has been pretty great.

In DnD the party is in the process of being compelled to perform a play for The King In Yellow, introducing a Lovecraftian element to our campaign.

Ig&Met is more of the same, but I’m getting better at mineral identification and Petrography in general so that’s good. In Tectonics we created mountains in a box, which ended up being a lot of fun, and it was group work so I got to meet some new people in my class which was good.

The gratuitous food picture there represents the fact that one of my mum’s coworkers came up with a way to improve our Tex-Mex recipient, which worked a treat.

I spent Saturday morning taking photos in bed and on the couch, relaxing with my girlfriend and watching Rage, resting up from Friday night and getting ready for my first performance back Roth the Festival Statesmen. It was for a concert called Voices in Harmony, and there was a big barbershop community presence there, so luckily we did well. We even got a bit of a standing ovation from parts of the audience after the debut of our arrangement of Misty Mountains Cold from the Hobbit, which one of the assistant directors arranged himself.

Not Pictured: A trip with the girlfriend to go and see Vampire Academy, which I absolutely loved. She was a bit lost having not read the books, but it’s such a good film. I also went down to 2 Worlds Collide at Woodhouse on Friday night for two and a half hours of outdoor Laser Skirmish with some of the guys from DnD and some more of my mates for one of our mutual friend’s birthdays. It was exhausting but a lot of fun. The first game was a tie and my team won the second, although I’m not sure how, as it was pitch black by then.

March 16th, 2014

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.