Saturday, December 03, 2005

Phone calls, comedies and Christmas shopping.

Last night, just after 10pm, I phoned Boo for the very fisrt time. We were so excited that we were actually going to be talking properly, I had been looking forward to it all day.

The first thing she said to me was 'God, you're Australian!' and I thought she sounded so sophisticated and grown up with her Scottish accent. It was rather weird to finally be talking instead of typing, but we had so much fun. We both thought we were exactly like we were on the MoH forum and just know that we're going to have an absoulte blast when we meet next May.

We spoke for about two and a half hours but it seemed to fly by. We have so much in common, from how fast we read books, opinions and ideas for the trip, to the intelligence and stubborness of our husbands. I really feel like I've known Boo for years.

When we finally stopped chatting (I think she's come to realise just how much I actually talk), I went to bed, nursing sore ears from holding the phone for so long.

Of course, I didn't sleep in this morning, being a day off and not having to get up for any reason in particular. So I spent the morning cleaning and doing washing (oh hurrah hurrah, the fun never stops around here!) and then went out with Christian this arvo so he could buy another game for the DS I gave to him as an early Christmas present.

We went out to a shopping centre called Carousel. It's in Cannington, which is about 40 plus km's from our house and we were regretting it from right about the time we entered the carpark. I've finished all my Christmas shopping and so was a little naive of the fact that every single person in Perth would be descending upon this one centre, this particular afternoon to do their own Christmas shopping. It took us half an hour to find a parking spot and it was that far away from the entrance that it took us about half an hour to walk there.

Christian traded some of his PS2 games for a new DS game and I finally got around to buying a copy of Love Actually. We watched it when we got home and I laughed and bawled my eyes out throughout the whole movie. I love that film. I must admit I have a bit of a soft spot for romantic comedies. Most of the movies I watch are sci-fi's or fantasy, or martial arts movies, but I don't mind a bit of Hugh Grant once in a while.

And that's been my Saturday so far.


accipiter said...

Well, it's nice to see that you and Boo actually do seem to get along. Otherwise it will be a very dismal week there in Edinburgh!

Too bad that my own attempt at long-distance telephoning on Sunday didn't work (*grumbles at the injustices of the world*).

And I've been very carefully trying to avoid going near any stores, unless it's at 2 in the morning or in the middle of a sleet storm. You female types get violent when it's the shopping season!!!

Hieronymus Anonymous said...


I've been worried all weekend about what you might've said about me on here.

It was so very fun to chat.

ScarletManuka said...

We had so much fun love, how could you be worried?

Yay, can't wait to go to Boo's place!

Charybdis said...

I take it we're going to have to gag Nettie every once in a while? Fortunately, Hieronymus should have something for that. Maybe even in a choice of colors.

ScarletManuka said...

I'll just be filling in the gaps left by you Chary, since you lead us to believe you'll be sitting in a corner not talking to anyone ;-)

Charybdis said...

I'm sure I'll talk occasionally, but yeah - I'll most probably be very quiet most of the time. It's just the way I am as I have a very hard time joining in with a crowd.