So yet again it’s been a couple of weeks since I last updated but this time I actually have quite a bit to update on as I’ve done a fair bit in the last couple of weeks. So let’s break it down into days.
(I APOLOGISE IN ADVANCE FOR HOW LONG THIS ONE IS)
So as it was a Friday that could only mean one thing! And that thing of course was ALCOHOL!!! So this evening was spent drinking wine at the hostel and then me and a girl who had moved into my room called Philippa decided to go out for some drinks with Seb and the Italian lads in the hostel. It was quite a good evening, spent sitting outside in city backpackers drinking and smoking lots and lots and getting served shots by one of the topless waitresses! (Making me think that would have been me if I had agreed to work there)
I remember getting up to leave at one point because we had decided that we wanted to walk over to the valley to get some let’s call them ‘goodies’ however this thought was short lived once we realised it was a 30min walk so we decided to go back in and drink. After a few more shots and a few more jugs I then decided I was hungry so left and got a curry from a place called Harrys and got very upset at the fact they did not do mint dip to go with the poppadum’s! Ahhh the life of a drunk, food is obviously one of the most actually no THE most important thing in the world when you are drunk! So after my mini melt down of not being able to have mint dip I accepted the devastating news and walked home with my curry only to find Luke sitting in the TV room with his laptop, I obviously decided to go and join him where I apparently sat on the floor eating my curry but nearly missing my mouth and made him play me some of the music he had been making. I can’t exactly remember what it sounded like all I know is that I enjoyed it a lot and it made me want to go back out, thankfully I did not do this! After smoking a fag it made my head spin and I had to carry my non-functional body to bed. Not before sending a drunken message to Tom of course asking if he was awake and that I wanted to lick his body (naughty drunk Sami!!!).
I woke up feeling extremely hungover and sick this day and most of the day was spent in bed until Terhi said she wanted to go out for drinks as she wasn’t working. Well I can never say no to wine and I also know that hungover or not drinking wine will always without a doubt make me feel better (apart from the times when I have tried drinking a little wine with my friend Kirsty at 5am in the morning after lots and lots of again let’s call them ‘goodies’ where wine suddenly tastes like acid in your mouth, I mean even water at this stage tastes like something unnatural in your mouth) so yes I obviously decided that I would indeed go out for drinks as they said they were only going for a couple.
So off we went down to Caxton Street and went to the LA bar where we had a couple of drinks, but the place was really quiet so we moved onto Brewski for just one more…..
After many deep conversations about what we think is in space and what happens after we die a few of the group decide they have had enough booze and head home leaving Me, Terhi, Luke and Tim. We decide to go back to our favourite place around there which is city backpackers, as the drinks are just so cheap in there. We go in and grab a drink and then decide that we should all go to the Valley to meet the Italian boys. So we get an Uber over there and meet up with them. What happened next is a little bit of a blur. All I can tell you is we went into 2 bars and the second one we went to was rather busy and that was because they were playing all the songs you want to sing along to! ‘Living on a prayer’, ‘Oasis’, Outkast….you catch my drift. We stayed in here for a long time, dancing and singing until we realised it was around 4am, so we thought it was time for bed meanings we were only supposed to be going out for one drink!
But not before food! Well obviously!! As I was waiting in the que for a hot dog I heard a guy next to me order something that was not on the menu and asked him what it was, he informed me it was the best thing ever and boy he was not wrong! All it was, was chips, cheese and gravy but omg it was like an orgasm in my mouth so after I finished the first lot I went back up for another!
We then grabbed an uber back to the hostel and on the way back we decided that we absolutely couldn’t go to bed without balloons! (Well Me, Luke and Tim did anyway). We got dropped off and me and Terhi walked back to the hostel and the boys went to the park to wait for me, I said goodnight to Terhi and went into the room to grab the balloons. I remember leaving the hostel with said balloons and walking up to the park phone in hand making a snapchat (as I do!) and what happened from there is a mystery!
The next thing I remember (minus a few blurry images of being at the park absolutely fucked) is being stood outside the hostel where this beauty of a picture was taken…….
And I then went upstairs and sat on the balcony outside my room doing more balloons on my own. I then realised I had no idea where my phone was so I ran back to the park, fully daylight now and around 7am I couldn’t find it anywhere. My head was spinning so much I decided to go to bed and look for it in the morning.
I woke up a couple of hours later around 9am and remembered that I did not know where my phone was so I got up and ran back to the park to see the complete and utter mess we (or should I say I as I was balloon master) had left! There were balloon canister’s EVERYWHERE! But in the extremely fragile state I was In I could not even contemplate cleaning up the mess, all I cared about was my phone. The rest of the day was spent in my room feeling sorry for myself, where I decided I would do a copious amount of balloons to make me feel better. And while they don’t usually affect me I found a way that they did!
Instead of me actually feeling anything from them I found out if I did enough of them straight out of the cracker it would actually make me hallucinate, and as I was lay on my bed I remember looking down to put another canister in the cracker and looking up to find lots of as I would call them fish people surrounding me and my hands looked like gills on a fish! I spent a few hours doing this and a few hundred balloons! With the cracker it’s self-turning into things like a Rasta man, or even iron man! – New addiction began!!!
I did get up every now and then to go and search for my phone again but had no luck so I decided to go to Coles eventually and buy a new crappy phone so I had an alarm to wake me up for the next morning, and boy it was shit!!!
Monday 18th – 21st
Back to work…..
So this was the first week on the phones at work and it was quite scary at first, as the week before we had been in training and only been on the phones for 30mins, so it took some getting used to. But the best way to learn is by actually doing something. I said it time and time again when I was at Uni trying to learn how to run a business, you won’t actually learn anything until you’re on the job! As scary as that is.
But it’s a good place to work, they had lots of things going on, like free pizza at lunch, free slush puppies and raffles etc. – swear they just want to make everyone fat with the amount of free food they give out at this joint!
Also this week I got some absolutely amazing news that Lisa who I met in Cairns was coming to Brisbane! I was so excited.
I spent the majority of the week going to work and coming home to sit in bed, watch prison break and then do lots of balloons so I could start hallucinating again! Living in an Alice and wonderland land sounds perfect to me! Would love everything to be multi coloured and just random as fuck! So I ended up doing the 400 I had left rather quickly!
I also heard some of the lads talking about me while I was in my room one night, I heard Tom moaning about me staying there until April so when I heard this I messaged Lisa asking if she wouldn’t mind moving hostel when she got here, she said that was fine so I was quite happy.
She arrived on the Wednesday night but not till rather late so we just had a catch up and decided that we would look for hostels when I got back from work the next day which we did. Managed to find a place that looked quite nice and booked it for the Saturday, then we went to the room and watched dirty dancing while drinking a little wine.
I went to work and had a BBQ at work which was quite nice, and then came home at 4pm. Me and Lisa got ready and decided that we would go out for food and have a couple of drinks.
On the way out I saw Tom and Luke and told them I was leaving and said they should come out for drinks. I didn’t hear anything back from them so presumed that I wouldn’t be seeing them again.
Me and Lisa went to a Mexican restaurant where I introduced her to proper Mexican food for the first time EVER! And she loved it! – Well you would wouldn’t you! Mexican food is the bomb baby! After food we went to my favourite place – CITY BACKPACKERS OF COURSE!!
When we were there Amy text and said she was on her way. And we had a few drinks and a bit of boogying. There was also a big group of people dressed up in school uniform and while we were waiting at the bar I got chatting so a lad called Sean from Ireland – he was rather tasty and I ended up giving him my number – or well not giving him my number but I wrote it on his shirt and said if he remembered me in the morning to give me a call.
After a bit more dancing and drinking Amy looked at her phone and said she had a lot of missed calls, I said she could use my phone to call the number back and turned out that it was Tom and Tim who had just turned up at the bar. I was really surprised they had bothered to come out.
Tom kept talking to me telling me that he was sorry for everything and didn’t want to make me leave blah blah blah……just a load of bollox coming out his mouth! But me being me I obviously believed him and thought that he meant it! so we stayed there for a little longer dancing and Sean was chatting to me too and he did seem really nice but then ended up leaving, and to hear more about that night and Monday night with Tom then as usual you know the drill its Read at your own risk – CLICK HERE!!
So Saturday I woke up around 9:30 grabbed all my stuff that I had packed up (thankfully the night before) and checked out of the hostel.
I then was thinking is me moving the right thing because of what had happened with Tom the night before but thankfully I did move after what happened on the Monday night! We waited around for a couple of hours and then finally got an Uber over to the new hostel. I said goodbye to everyone before I left which was a bit sad! But I knew I was doing the right thing!
So we checked in and then lay in bed for the majority of the day recovering from the night before, and as in Aussie way there was a smoking table where everyone seemed to gather, so after a few hours of napping I went outside for a smoke and met some of the people there who were drinking. I then saw beer and my mind obviously thought – oooooo what a good idea!!
So I went upstairs and woke Lisa up and went to the shop to get some booze, we then came back and had a few drinks at the table and got to talking to some of the lads there, they were on about balloons and I told them how many I had done in the last week, they asked me if I had a cracker and I said yes, so I let them use it. They offered me some but I said no as it’s just a waste me doing a couple! I need about 10 and straight from the cracker these days! Wish I could go back to having one and it feel like the first one I ever had but ahhh well!
We then found out there was a food market on just down the road so we walked down there and I had something from one of the stalls there which was one of the best things I have ever eaten! It’s definitely worth a visit if you’re in the west end! Think I will be going there every weekend!
After food we decided to go to a bar to listen to some live music and have a couple of drinks, it started pissing it down while we were in there so unfortunately we had to stay longer and drink! Oh no what a catastrophe! When it finally stopped raining we walked back to the hostel, Lisa went to bed and I stayed up for a few drinks with the guys at the hostel, trying to research if me buying an iPhone off one of the guys there who wasn’t going to pay his contract would block my phone or not. I then went to bed around midnight – so not too bad for me really!
Me and Lisa woke up and decided that we hated the hostel we were in! As we are planning on staying for a couple of months we wanted somewhere we could put all our stuff and have somewhere to chill out!
So we had a look on google and saw there was a place around the corner that looked quite nice so we decided to have a walk over and have a look at the place! And as soon as we got there we knew we wanted to move as they had a pool, places to chill. They let us look at the room we could potentially move into and we really liked it, our own bathroom, fridge, TV, and balcony.
So we went back to our hostel and decided that we wanted to move out, we had already paid for a week but we decided to ask if we could get a refund which they said we could but would just have to pay for an extra day over what we were staying and we were ok with that.
So we packed up our stuff and moved it all over, although as Lisa broke her collar bone I had to do a lot of carrying and heavy lifting and boy oh boy I was aching by the end of it. But on a plus at least I didn’t need to go to the gym! – Not that I have been even once since leaving home but still!
Once we had checked in we sat on our very own balcony and made a shopping list for the week and got a free lift to Coles (the supermarket) to get our supplies for the week and I had spoken to the phone company for the phone I wanted to buy and found out that the phone would not be blocked so decided to buy the iPhone off the guy in the other hostel, as I was so fed up trying to use the piece of shit phone I had got as my replacement.
So we went back down and got the phone and then came back to the hostel made some dinner and lunches for the next day and then had an early night.
Back to work and it wasn’t too bad although they had started making us do tracking calls which meant lots of angry customers – ‘WHERE THE FUCK IS MY PARCEL???’ unfortunately when the person who is receiving an item calls up and their parcel is late we can’t deal with them we have to deal with the sender of the parcel as the contact for the postage is with them and as you can imagine this does not go down too well at all!!
So anyways…..the next day is Australia day which meant a day off for me. When I got home from work I thought we would end up having a chilled night ad there would be lots of parades etc. on the next day like there is on St. Patricks day but after a lot of googling I couldn’t really see there was much going on so I decided that I wanted to get drunk that evening as I couldn’t the next day.
The lad from the other night in City backpackers (Sean) started texting me to and asked me out on a date which I thought I would message him back the next day
I ended up getting a phone call from Tom by accident as he was trying to reach Amy as she had used my phone to call him the night in city backpackers, anyway we had a little chat and as he had told me before I left that he had wanted to see me after I leave I was thinking all sorts and got quite happy he had called.
Me, Lisa and Abigail (the other girl in our room) decided to go out and have a few drinks, when we were out we met some guys from Ghana and we were drinking with them for ages, Tom was texting me and said he was going to walk to meet me which obviously I ended up doing! So again if you didn’t read it before then you can read about that night HERE! – READ AT YOUR OWN RISK PEEPS!
Tuesday 26th – Thursday 28th
So as I said before not much was happening on Australia day! So we spent most of the day in bed and then ventured down to south bank and had a few drinks in a bar, ate some more Mexican food. Then we walked back to the hostel past the ‘tree’ from the night before (if you read the read at your own risk you will know what I’m on about) had some laughs about that! And then sat on our balcony to watch the fireworks, and then used our TV to watch a film in bed and had an early night.
Then back to work it was on the Wednesday dealing with more angry Australians, where I had a few telling me I was not welcome in their country because I was English! – Well cheers for that!
But again nice surprises at work BBQ again, I do like this job! You get plenty of breaks and lots of freebies! Think I deffo lucked out on this one!!
Thursday was a bit of a shitty day as I found out one of my good friends from back home had died but had no idea why as obviously the time difference is so big, everyone was in bed when I found out, so that shook me up a bit.
RIP – SAM, going to miss you
Then back to the hostel and started writing this mountain of an update! Need to learn my lesson seriously about keeping this thing up to date!!!
I came home from work on Friday and fancied having a few drinks, Lisa and Abi didn’t really want to do much so I was unsure on what to do and then I got a text from the guy that I had met in city backpackers.
He asked me if I wanted to go out for drinks with him so I thought why the hell not, I was already drinking before I met him and then we met up around 9:30pm and it was actually a really nice night. It didn’t feel awkward at all and we both had plenty to talk about.
And I have been saying that I wanted to be taken on an actual date rather than just being used in the way I have been with lets now call him Dick face!!
So anyways…..we went to a few bars and had a few drinks and then he kissed me, he wasn’t the best kisser in the whole world but that can be worked on I suppose. Although I don’t know if I will see him again as he is planning on moving on soon so I don’t really see the point to be honest. But it was a nice night none the less.
I woke up feeling extremely hungover as I had so much to drink the night before. I stayed in bed all day feeling sorry for myself and planned on not doing anything.
However in the evening I got a message from Amy saying that they were all going out for drinks as its Terhi and Julius’ last weekend, I didn’t really want to go anywhere near Tom but decided to just go and ignore him. I went and it was a good night until the end. Tom being regular old Tom and being a complete douche bag.
What a fucking surprise!
Although I got even more drunk and then drunk text him basically telling him I loved him! Woops! Haha
Was spent packing for New Zealand as I get to go see my mommy!!! Woooppppppp.
And I woke up feeling really happy that I never had to see tom ever again! Thank fuck for that! Time to move the hell on!!
Will update next week after been with my mom.