Life can be random… Right?

Lets talk about random…  Someone I really can’t remember just got in contact with me.  Now normally this wouldn’t bother me none, but I feel like I should know this person.  Their email was short and simple and just read “Is this Jude?”… Well it sure is, but who’re they?  The name doesn’t help me a whole lot, but then again my memory for names has recently been taken up with how to pronounce words in Arabic and such.  It’s these random moments I live for.


We just got back from driving down the Great Ocean Road, which for those who don’t know it is a beautifully fly infested drive, that you spend more time trying to keep the flies out of your eyes to see the ocean then you do actually looking at the ocean.  The time I did get to spend looking at the ocean and not doing the “crazy get the flies outta my eyes” dance it was spectacular.  I’m working on getting the photos uploaded sometime soon.  I think I’ll have to find a internet cafe or something similar because the persons internet I’m stealing at the moment has a hard limit on downloads and uploads and with four people using it daily we’re getting close to the limit.

I’ve also been spending time in the Central Business District, which is where all the offices and pubs are in Melbourne, well not all the pubs as there are quite a few here.  It’s also where you can do most of the shopping / eating / generally normal touristy things that is expected of a person on holiday, which luckily enough I’m on right now.  Although I’m getting a little bored at this stage, I’ve not been working since January 15th and I’m starting to get a little antsy.  It’s getting awful boring doing nothing and not getting paid, but I suppose I’ll just buck up and make the best of it.


I’ve made it Australia finally.  I’ve wanted to come here for at least 15 years and I’m finally here, you know what I’ve discovered about Melbourne?  It’s just like Seattle with people driving on the wrong side of the road.  It’s summer here at the moment and the weather s just the same as Seattle in the summer, manic.  It can’t decide to be hot or cold, windy or rainy, sunny or cloudy.  I was expecting something like this and I’m still happy to be here, it’s a great time to have an adventure and I’m looking forward to spending time walking around this great place.

Would you like some cheese with that?

I’ve decided I really don’t like people who whine all the time, about nothing and everything. I’m in Australia, Melbourne to be exact, and so far I’m just taking my time to explore the area and see what I see. One of the people I’m staying with whines all the time, they whine about not knowing what to do with us, like we’re some sort of pet that needs to be fed all the time. I’m pretty sure I’m a grown up and I can think for myself, and decide to do something on my own if need be. Oh well I’m traveling and can’t always choose who I travel with.