The Georgie Gazette #10
I thought I’d give a quick GG update before I end the year with my Year in Review post. I know you’re hella excited about that, and I’ll be posting it tomorrow! So give it 24-36 hours, aye. 😉
Failed a driving test, ugh
Bad shit out of the way first. I did my driving test this morning but I failed. It was a computer test, and I know it seems like only last year that I did a driving test so I could drive unsupervised yet have to use red license plates on my car. Well, unfortunately, that’s how it works in my part of the world, you have to do a computer test, a driving test, a computer test, and yet another computer test, progressing through all those levels, before you can drive with what you would probably call a “full licence” and don’t have to drive with coloured plates on your car.
So I failed computer test two. 😞 It’s supposed to be easy, and many people told me it was, but I failed anyway. Of course that makes me feel stupid, because I couldn’t even pass something as easy as a computer test. It’s my own fault, really. I’m not even going to try and convince myself I was “just having a bad day” or in any way excuse myself by saying the test was rigged or had flaws. I failed, and I’ll just have to pay more money to sit it next time (yes, we have to pay even just to attempt tests).
I took Nick to Rengaya, a Japanese BBQ restaurant, to celebrate what is essentially our anniversary. I wrote on his card that it was worth mentioning that we won’t have any more… it’ll be replaced by our wedding date. Right? Am I right? 😆
I ate lots of sashimi and soba, since I don’t eat meat. But it was enjoyable watching Nick barbecue his beef.
Dylan’s Surprise Birthday Party
Dylan’s now-fiancée Joanne planned a surprise birthday party for him last week. It went really well, because it really was a total surprise. 🎉 He was very glad to see all of us – a bunch of his friends and some mutual friends from high school. It was so great to catch up because I haven’t seen some of them in literally seven years (wow, has it been that long since I graduated high school?).
We went to an Italian restaurant, where the service was alright. The waiter was lovely but the food did come out pretty slow. Most of us were chattering away and catching up, so I don’t think it bothered us too much.
Dylan’s birthday is on Christmas Day, but of course, should not be celebrated synonymously. Separate presents, alright? 🎁 Lilian, Nick and I got him some scotch for a birthday present, and got him and Joanne matching mugs with dressed-up dogs on them, for their engagement present. We didn’t know how they would be decorating their new apartment (they are moving down south), so didn’t want to get them anything that would dictate a certain style. The dogs on the mugs wore glasses, which I thought was cute because both Dylan and Joanne wear glasses… 🤓 But yes, also, congratulations to the engaged couple. 😍
My family and Nick’s family celebrated and had Christmas lunch at Nick’s place! 😄 Not much to say except it was a lovely get-together.
I’m not used to getting gifts on Christmas Day but I got very spoiled by Nick’s family, ugh, you guys. 😳☺️ I got some Pandora charms for my bracelet/s (I’m getting a little addicted even though I once was not into Pandora at all); some body lotion and shower gel and that sort of stuff; some gift vouchers. Lots of stuff to pamper myself with. Heck, I’m excited. I’ve already tried some of the body lotion. My mum got me some too, from the Elizabeth Arden green tea range. I freakin’ love that range. 😍
Brandon got me some polaroid film, because I’ve been out of it for months and months, and some gloves to wear when weightlifting at the gym. Yaaaay. 👏
Nick and I are going on a cruise next year – by the way, I’ve never been on one before, so it’ll be my first! – and he bought me a massage. Oh my goodness yes.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Boxing Day
It has been a long time since I’ve seen a movie at the theatre/cinema. Nick really wanted to see the new Star Wars movie, Rogue One, so we went around lunchtime on Boxing Day. I’ve never been out at the shops on Boxing Day, but my poor brother had to work from 1:30am (not kidding) to 1:30pm. He was so dead. He just collapsed and went to sleep when he arrived home, apparently. The shops were totally packed and I can imagine it was a busy shift for him.
The movie was great! I really enjoyed it. But as I expected, I had to go to the toilet in the middle of it. Tiny bladder, I didn’t even drink that much! I was going to wait until the very end but I went about ten minutes before the movie finished because I couldn’t hold on any longer. 😳 Nick said I didn’t miss out on much though. But yes, would definitely recommend the movie, even if you aren’t a die-hard fan.
RIP Carrie Fisher. 😭
Until next time. 🤗