The Georgie Gazette #6
Time for yet another life update. It’s crazy how much time has passed since the last Georgie Gazette, not to mention, since my last post! It was five days ago and I can barely remember what happened today.
But I’ve been up to a lot, so here goes!
August: The Month of Catchups
I am so, so excited about this. I am not sure what started it, but some time last week I decided that August would be my month of catching up with all my friends, ex-coworkers, new friends, meetups, and the like.
It must have started with Nick’s and my family dinner on the 5th of August, and then I invited Nick to my office last week for lunch, and it just so happened that I planned a catchup with my friend Mike, who I know from university, and everything snowballed from there! I caught up with Fiona last Thursday for coffee, and on the weekend Nick and I caught up with his best friends. This week I have a few lunches, and next week I have a few lunches and coffees as well!
I went to a Girl Geek meetup last week and I think I’m going to make it to the SydJS meetup tomorrow night. It’s pretty intense! I even found myself going through some of my Twitter following and seeing who I could touch base with.
I hope to have a full post by the end of August with more details about my catchups. I feel like I am literally trying to fill every calendar space… but I’ve gotta admit, it’s heaps of fun. I’m just getting so excited catching up with a new person practically every day. I’m not a social person to begin with, and to simply surround myself with friends both old and new in a small amount of time is probably something that is bettering my misanthropic behaviour. For those who know me – you would know I am an introverted, ‘I hate being around people’ sort of character, I can be a joy to talk to but you have to approach me first, and I generally fear meeting new people. So this feels like a little step for me.
It might be too much too soon, but other than having less time available to catch up with people as I contact them… there is really nothing wrong!
Happy 18th birthday Beck 🎉
It was Nick’s sister’s eighteenth birthday last week. When you think that she’s my future sister-in-law, that’s kind of a big deal. 😄 She had a birthday lunch on Sunday which was loads of fun. Family congratulated myself and Nick on our engagement, since many of them had not seen us since we returned from our trip. It was at an Italian joint, and we all had pasta and pizza. It was my fifth time having Italian that week, but whatever, haha. It still tasted good and that’s the main thing!
Beck got spoiled really good, she got a lot of presents. As one would usually do when they turn eighteen. 🙂
Bob Evans gig
We saw Bob Evans last Friday and it was a loooong night, but so worth it. After having a spot of Japanese for dinner, we had some dessert at Max Brenner and headed to the gig. The supports were great, especially Melody Pool, who had an amazing voice. I usually hate when people say that singers’ voices “give them goosebumps” but Melody Pool’s voice really did send shivers down my spine. Amazing.
It’s worth mentioning that Bob Evans is the moniker of Kevin Mitchell, lead singer of Australian band Jebediah. Bob Evans’ work is sweet, soulful romantic music, some of which does have romantic themes, and other songs which are a little more deep and about more pessimistic feelings. He played on and on. He played with his band, something which I do like, but I very much prefer his acoustic performances. Luckily we got to see quite a bit of that when the band left the stage at certain points. Bob Evans is also an entertainer, he makes some funny jokes throughout his set so he is not boring in the slightest.
I didn’t get a photo with him but I have seen him on multiple occasions in the past. I’m a huge fan, though I feel like his new music is a lot more interesting when heard live. He played many old hits, as well as stuff from his “hit record, Car Boot Sale”. Him saying that got a laugh from the audience. He has a pretty mature-aged crowd, likely because Jebediah hit it big time back in 1997, back when the band was at the end of high school and many fans were the same age. Those same fans also love Bob Evans, so they are well into their thirties or late thirties, as you can imagine.
We joined a gym! 💪
Nick and I joined a gym the other day. We get a free personal training session, which we’re both doing on Saturday, but we are hoping to visit the gym once before then. I’m really looking forward to getting toned up… fitting into a wedding dress and looking good… you know the deal. I have actually lost a lot of weight since I started going to the gym a couple of years ago, even though my visits have been intermittent. I also unintentionally lost a few pounds when I was sick a few weeks ago because I had no appetite. 😦
The week ahead
As my bottom retainer/plate broke some time ago, I have finally made an appointment with the orthodontist to get it replaced. The receptionist asked if I had my original teeth impression (the hard models they make from your teeth) from ten years ago, but it’s been so long and I threw it away. They will have to make another impression to make the plate, but at no extra charge. I will only have to pay for the plate. I felt so bad for getting rid of my original one, but I realised that I need a replacement plate for my teeth in their current state, and that old impression would have created a plate that would not fit. So I don’t feel so bad anymore.
As well as more catchups, we are seeing Aladdin the musical on Thursday night, and going to the Sydney Tea Festival on Sunday. I can’t tell you how excited I am!
Until next time. 😝