A few Saturdays ago I woke up at noon and felt inundated with gloom. There was no one home, I had missed out on my hair appointment, and I had stood up my friend for our morning walk in the park. On top of that, I was meeting Gabby at the library in an hour's time and I was going to have to train there by myself.
Sulking and brooding, I made my way into the city and on the spur of the moment, I went into the Safeway outside the Melbourne Central train station and bought myself a disposable camera. Somehow I thought it would make me feel better. Gabby said I would be disappointed by the results. She likes to put a dappener on things.
As it turned out, my badluck continued that day. The library was packed, so we headed to Starbucks to use their powerpoints and comfy couches.
I inevitably had to buy a drink. My first Starbucks drink in a veerrry long time.
Why do I always make stupid faces in photos.....
My 'working hard' face.
Gabby's 'no photos' face (or lack of face).
We got bored of pretending to work pretty quickly, so off we went to wander the city and do something much needed window shopping.
I wanted to show her the black leafy necklace I had bought on sale, so we had to go into the most claustrophobic shiny and pink jewellery store. She doesn't look impressed. I like the "nothing over $5" sign in the background.
Babushka doll shop!
I think this might be the next day. Once again coming out of Melbourne Central, heading for the library.
After waiting outside the library for a good 20minutes, Jayne sheepishly turned up.
I love not learning from mistakes. The library was packed again because we had arrived 45minutes after it opened. So Starbucks it was then.
After minimal studying, we were off again. I don't remember how we ended up in the craft store.
I found these felt flowers. Decided to buy one to make a hairclip. Also found some feathers to go with it. I'll have to post a picture of the hairclip sometime. I'm fairly proud of this little DIY project.
We then decided it was time for pho. Every now and again, I get the most intense pho cravings, it's crazy.
Satisfaction. I got a medium and Jayne got a small. I felt like a fatty, but at least a happy one.
I then I had a slice of mango cake aswell. I was greedy and tired from eating so much. Jayne took this.
This is a Japanese doll thing I made years and yeeaarrrss ago. It's been hanging there since. I think my friend who helped me make it had said that it was meant to bring good weather(?)
Tuesday I went out to the library again to finally get some work done. It worked this time! Probably because I was by myself. I wanted to get this roll of film developed, so on my lunch break I took a trip to the photolab and snapped the last few frames. This is a generic urban laneway.
Outside the photolab I took the final frame.
I think I went for pho by myself after that. Jayne decided she wanted to hang out later that afternoon, so we had sushi and mango cake again. Disgusting combination, I know. Oh well, I get hungry when I'm studying. Though studying rarely happens...
I think I will finish reading "A Streetcar Named Desire" now. Right after I get some tea and biscuits...