|wait for love (you know you will)
||[Aug. 12th, 2008|11:48 pm]
this entry comes first by hand, scrawled by fingers that sting in the cold. platform one, glenhuntly station. i'll be meeting belinda and jared for vietnamese and then an all-out, alcoholic AU vs NZ showdown at Der Raum. last time jared was here, i didn't even drink. it is more than six years since we've caught up in the flesh; long before we commenced our respective adventures and they ground uncannily to a halt within months of each other. we have an awful lot in common, jared and i.
winter is punishing, now. i remember, as a child, filling the mower with two-stroke fuel by mistake. dad cursed and the poor machine struggled badly for the rest of the afternoon, coughing out clouds of blue smoke and putt-putting away unevenly. winter is my two-stroke and i will not miss it when it's over.
i took my regular sabbatical at Lambs Go Bar on friday night. the crowd of usuals has been increasing incrementally in recent times and lifting the quality of evening with it. mike and b finally presented me with the birthday present that had hitherto assumed an almost mythical significance. that turned to be warranted, in fact, because it was a stunning gift. bonnie purchased a very impressive glass decanter and had it engraved,
now even on your own
you won't be drinking alone
- mikey & b
it was really something. as soon as i got it home, i tipped my entire bottle of Maker's into it (in a mildly intoxicated state). in less than a week, i've had cause to use it several times and on each occasion i've raised my glass to my friends and thought, "cheers."
dinner was great fun; vietnamese became thai at the last minute, but Der Raum proceeded as planned. after a hefty few rounds with me at the controls, we stumbled out and towards belinda's car. in her sober state she very kindly drove me back and i plied jared with his last few drinks for the evening at my messy little flat. they left together a few moments ago. i toast them both.
as we sipped absinthe at Der Raum, jared made a rather profound declaration :
if someone is vomitting in your bathroom and there is a naked girl in your bed, pay attention to her.
amen. thanks for the visit, man.