Wednesday, May 11, 2005

brief and concise are...not my middle names!

WELL, so much to write about! But despite my lack of middle names (see above) I'll do my best to summarise... so here goes, in no particular order! :
  • Sydney for my Grandma's 80th was tres fun! Flew over fri nite with Mum, Dad, Jono, Dan and Phili (go Virgin all the way! and woohoo, no travel sickness due to the wonder drug Dramamine!) Stayed with Grandma and Grandpa at my Uncle Stephen, Aunty Leone and cousin Michael's place which is always cool because its so familiar and i automatically feel completely at home! We're quite a melodramatic bunch so many group hugs, star hugs (involving flinging your arms in the air so your body forms a star shape, whilst hollering 'STAR HUUUUGG!!!'), screaming, and catching up! Sat. was onto the one and only Opera House in the party bus (we hired a snazzy little, well actually quite large, van) to meet everyone and see the ballet 'White' which was compiled of 3 diff ballets- one from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries (as far as my limited ballet-understanding mind goes, the first one was traditional ballet- pretty, graceful (i can't believe how they actually do that without falling over!!) but a tad slowmoving, second one was more contemporary (think flesh coloured skin tights, didn't really know where to look sometimes!!) and intellectual i guess- representing woman's equality with men physically and emotionally (which, the femenist that i am, appealed to me!), and the third one was prob my favourite- again more traditional, beautiful... I dunno how you'd describe it! But it was cool). Dad and Jon,during the ballet, went shopping at the Rocks markets (as did Dan and Phili-Dan aquired some very funky shoes, and Phili a bracelet) and Dad got me this really nice silver fish bracelet thing which was really sweet! After that we strolled up to the Stamford Grand for coffee and cake (soo nice, like a really moist marble/mud cake- prob shouldn't have had that second piece, didn't feel that great in the van after!) in the gorgeous foyer which was full of comfy yet chic couches. THEN onto my Uncle Mark and Aunty Eileen's for a Chinese banquet type dinner- really good to catch up with the family, have/listen to lively intellectual discussions, eat, have general fun and frivolity! Don't get that much of the family together at one time, so really value the time we have. Next day (almost) everyone came over for a Mother's Day lunch at home which was good- have a bit more of a catch up (and the best food!), said our goodbyes and flew home! Lol, that was really brief.

  • As some of you may now know, Dad's been nominated for Adelaide Archibishop which is exciting/scary! It's cool i can talk to people about it now, haven't been allowed even tho we've know for a few wks. I think it's exciting because, although only time will tell if he gets it, i think he'd be great in the job (and i'm not just saying that because i'm his daughter!)- the diocose is in pretty bad shape with all the sex abuse claims/victims, and the resignation of the former archibishop, but I think Dad's got both the people skills, is a leader in the way he encourages other people to lead- like build up a team and not have it all depending on him, and a knowledge of what needs to be the way forward. It's kind of funny, and a good thing that he's just done a PhD on humility! If he did get it, I don't think the position would be about status to him, although its a privilege he deserves to be nominated! As a daughter I guess my first reaction as well was that I wouldn't want to lose him (which I wouldn't, but emotional reactions aren't always logical)- it would mean seeing him a lot less probably, and it would be a big thing to take on... But i reckon we're a strong family which is important... ANYWAY, we'll cross all those bridges when we get to them, and i hope i haven't said too much!!

  • Yes, it's officially official, Dave and I are going out :oD!!!

OK, time to go do the bins... Ciao for now!!

10 comments:

sez said...

lol that's SUCH old news jess ;o) but i'm so proud of you both hehe *wipes away tear* anyway, moving right along... and join the brief and concise not being middle names club - we're getting jackets :P and i'm glad u had fun in sydney. did you say in a previous blog that you'd seen the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy? was it good or did i just make it up that you had seen it?

sez said...

see what i mean about brief and concise not being my middle names either?! look at how long that comment was!!

lib said...

sarah, jess saw the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy with dave ;-).

btw jess i told my mum about how ur dad's nominated for archbishop and she was so shocked (u know these things don't happen everyday!). she reckons he'd be really good as an archbishop and knowing my mum who always speaks what she thinks, thats what she thinks for real! congrats to ur dad, u and ur fam!

jesster said...

Ohh thanks lib! Coming from ur Mum (and you!!) that means a lot :o) And Sez, you should see Hitchhikers- esp if u like random english humour! I liked it anyway... ;o)

Dave said...

Congrats on ur dad's nomination (haha my superior intellect had figured it out already..) sounds like ur sydney fam are, lol a lot like you haha, suprisingly (?) that would be cool though. my syd fam are all crazy irish people.

Timothy said...

Haha ok so I didn't really read ne of your post but I did read the comments and congrates on your dad getting what ever it was that he got I'm sure they picked the right man for what ever it was. As you can see I have really no idea whats going on I'm just really board and don't feel like going to bed hehe. Ok to my point ummm yes thats right whats with this I don't understand Jess gets so many comments (Sarah I'm talking to you) and I haven't recieved nemore then a good job tim, Is my life not interesting for ne of you guys...

Ok now this is a comment Sarah beat that...

Haha

Anonymous said...

oh wow Jess! so much exciting news! congrats to your dad that is soooo big and exciting and just like great! your sydney trip sounds like it was great. I had a good weekend also, thanks for asking! and you and dave... oooh caught on love cam!!! haha had to do it! neway great site youve got going here.. keep up the good work! luv emma

sez said...

and well done to ur dad's nomination. and tim; that comment was way longer than any comment you've ever written on my blog. obviously my life isnt interesting enough for you either :P and i do like random english humour...well i'll put that on my list of movies i need to see but haven't yet...hmm...i swear it's getting longer by the minute!!

jesster said...

thanks guys, i'll pass that on to the big man himself (i.e. Dad ;o)i'm pretty proud of him... i realised today the elections are next w/e, woah so close! And Tim, good to know you care, lol

lib said...

wow jess, 9 comments, must be a record!