Wednesday, June 18, 2008

F Grade Aerobics - Take 1

...These are the sorts of shenanigans we got up to in preparing for our routine. Whole thing coming soon.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Ning Nang Nong

This is a trip down memory lane. I was never a huge fan of Play School... but everytime I watched I hoped desperately that when we went through one of the windows, we'd end up with this video.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


QQ (Quick Questshon): What is the stupidest thing you've done lately? I smashed a computer screen.

Did nay go down well. Although, kind of looks like a mountain side. Anyone?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Product of Procastinating Minds

This is a Facebook conversation between Ms. Sarah Lay and myself, whilst both avoiding exam study. Enjoy/be disgusted/be confused. We'll be fielding questions all week.
Status update: Sarah is stoked that Frankston won the grand final of intimate frisbee.
Ben: ...intimate frisbee?
Sarah: frankston thing, admit it, your jealous :) (later deleted)
Sarah: its a frankston thing, there's no need to ask. If it seems stupid, it is.
Ben: way to write twice, then delete once.
nonetheless, intimate frisbee would be an interesting experience.
Sarah: it's how it's done. plus i decided i don't paticularly like frankston in jokes.
Ben: ...would also be a painful experience. frisbees flying (intimately) out of nowhere. could take someone's eye out.
Sarah: a similar incident happened to aj, but not eyes.
intimately painful....
how long have you been on facebook today?
Ben: twas on while studying at midday, and then just came on again whilst watching ramsay's.
...not much study is getting done.
how long have YOU?
Sarah: twice while attempting to study. right now i'm learning about price stability.
it's not very interesting.
i'd much rather talk about my inability to write messages once, or intimate frisbee.
Ben: or your intimacy with writing messages once on frisbees.
Sarah: surely not.
..would you like to receive intimate messages on frisbees?
it seems a little odd/romantic way.
say you smacked the person in the face with your romantic frisbee message.. oh i give up.
Ben: knocked out (/up? ha) by the flying disc of love.
some say that is the ultimate way to propose.
Sarah: yes. and then you wake up with them in your face. how lovely.
some would say we have to much time on our hands...
Ben: others would say we are the greatest poets of this modern day era.
imagine if, one day, stuff written on facebook walls was considered great literature. first would be the myspace epoch, followed by the facebook reformation.
...i'm a literature nerd?
Sarah: ..ill buy your memoir.
as long as there is mention of our creepy conversations.
placenta anyone?
Ben: haha in cake or hair cream form?
oh kyla. you truly are the queen of placenta.
... this must look pretty weird on your wall. both this message... and placenta.
Sarah: i know, when she said that i was just thinking, placenta hair?
some of the odd things i come up with.
it doesn't matter, i have the words 'flying disc of love' on my wall, can't get much better than that.
Ben: you got my 400th wall post. congrats.
yeh i thought those words were a bit of literary inspiration.
quite clearly, i'm putting my intellect into facebook posts over philosophy of religion notes. i think most people would agree it's a good choice.
Sarah: yes, and some may find it wierd.
but you know i'm a fan.
blog this conversation BC. do ittt!
p.s i think i know how to use this wall thing well and truly now. yay.
Ben: i may just. THIS will be the last post in the run before blogging.
Sarah: hooray. blog on placentas & discs of love.
do you think anyone will understand?
Ben: most likely not. but it won't be the first time my blog's been incomprehensible.
* Edit: The conversation has just kept on going in the comments. Ridiculous.

SYG '08

She said she like my K-I-S-S-I-N-G... haha. For those of you who don't understand... your bad.
State Youth Games was awesome this year. It was my fifth year and the best so far. I didn't win as much this year but I think that was also part of why it was so awesome. Usually I get pretty competitive and angry, but this year was great and all the teams I took part in had fun just mucking around and getting to know other people. Seeing people I haven't seen for ages, building friendships I already had with people from my own community, and meeting some people along the way made it such a good experience.
Particular highlight was B grade basketball against Ringwood. We decided that since we weren't going to make the finals, we'd declare the game 'Street Rules'. In other words... anything goes. Everybody was in the jump, there was switching of teams, illegal moves, flips on the ball, and plenty of non-regulation bumps. All in all, it was a great game and an equally good bit of SYG spirit between two teams.
The speaker, Kim Hammond, had a good, simple and relevant message. However, he did mention how heavily he'd been briefed beforehand on the diverse audience he'd be preaching to, and I sort of felt like that came through in his address. Quite a few years the message has felt a little bit restrained. In any case, he was a funny speaker with a message I agree with.
Oh, and uh... F GRADE AEROBICS was totally the first win of any team for SYG 2008. Our routine is probably the coolest choreographed dance/aerobics number I've ever been part of. Stay tuned for video, it will blow your mind.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

On this day...

  • I woke up and made porridge.
  • I finished the sudoku and got the nine letter word in The Age for the fifth day straight.
  • I fell asleep on the bus to uni.
  • I sat in my common room, without a single other person in it.
  • I struggled to get motivated for studying for my least favourite subject.
  • I am faced with three exams for that subject in the next three days.
  • I am seriously contemplating quitting that subject. As much as I hate quitting.
  • I am grateful for a successful and fun weekend, which helped bring us closer to our target to build the classrooms.
  • I am conflicted over where Africa Aid should go, where I feel led, and how I should go about doing things.
  • I felt like blogging.
  • I have the same urge to write music that I've had for the last few weeks.
  • I also feel that anything I write sucks.
  • I will meet up with a tutor, and then a friend to study.
  • I am looking forward to State Youth Games.
  • I wish I was doing something else, or was somewhere else, or had some company.
  • And on this day, while I write about myself self-indulgently, there are far more important things going on in the world.

* Edit: Felt like this was a very moody post. Wasn't actually feeling that moody, I was kinda just blogging off the top of my head. Some credit for the last point to my little brother, who thinks that blogging is a self-centred exercise.