Sunday, October 04, 2009
Being a Christian is all about food and fellowship and it seems that I have been making the most of this in recent times. Above are some photos from the 1950s Party at Rochelle's last weekend. It was great times and another great advertisement for showing up fashionably late and my new policy that Christian's need a glass or two of alcohol to liven things up! There were heaps of 1950s candies in special classy glass jars and milkshakes.
Fast forward to Tuessday night Life Group and there was plenty of food on offer as lanky Gav made some amazing cookies. We watched the film we made and it was funny.
Thursday night and the Traction Film Awards night saw another smorgasbord of food. Our film didn't play properly and it ruined the quality as it became very jerky and sluggish. This was a shame and I should've stood up and gave a gripping speech and told them to stop torturing people, but we sat through it. We didn't get any awards, but it was a great night as all six entries were good. Instead Life Group went out to Expressoholic for a bowl of hot chocolate.
Friday night saw some of us go to Up 3D. It was really good, but there wasn't much in this movie that wearing dorky 3D glasses enhanced. I do know the best way to avoid paying high costs on Friday night at Reading Courtenay. To avoid $2 glasses hire and $15 entry fee, I bought a book of ten tickets and sold them to my mates for $12. You don't have to pay glasses hire.
Saturday morning was all about brunch at the flat in Kingston. The usual main host was away, but there were actually ironically more people there than usual. We hang around and played Spoons. There were some broken spoons and skin abrasions by the end.
I returned home to watch the Stags frustrated themselves and struggle to put away Auckland who won comfortably in the end. The semi finals are slowly slipping from our grasp.
My usual season pass rugby ticket would've got me into a corporate box at the Stadium as they tried to butter up the ticket holders in order to trade up their passes to more expensive ones. I declined the invite and played my team mate at tennis. It gave me a chance to work off the food and get some fresh air. It was windy and I beat my team mate easily, although I have my latest foot/toe knuckle strain on my left foot aggravated by tennis serving I believe. Tennis and indoor soccer at least once a week will hopefully help my fitness for Labour Weekend Sports Camp. Then we went to a Flatwarming. I ended up knowing another one of the flatmates other than the person who goes to my Life Group. Christian circles are small when you have your finger in heaps of pies like I do! It was really fun having good conversations and yet another case for overindulgence as it is an all female flat of amazing cooks and bakers! The Borat mankini ginger bread man was yum.
I then went and watched the over hyped boxing fight. I believe there was a conspiracy theory taking the fight into the second round for monetary purposes. The referee was potentially in on it too. He must've been wearing a wig. Shane Cameron was out of his league against Tua. It was the best result for Tua and for Samoa after the recent tragedy. I raise the issue of conspiracy as there is no way he should've gone out to fight in the second round and why did the referee stop the first round as he thought he heard a bell. It is a dodgy sport.
I had my first BBQ of summer today at the EBay flat. It was a great time of fellowship and some of the same people pop up at some of the other events in a mildly amusing "four weddings and a funeral" type scenario. These are always great spreads and it was also fun to see a few people like Muzza Dugga who I haven't seen in a while.
The final curtain comes down on the weekend after a greasy feed of Satay Kingdom lamb curry after night church. What lies ahead this week? Plenty of great times no doubt including indoor soccer, the first run around of touch, tennis, my sister is in town, maybe a movie, continuing organisation of sports camp and an awesome Life Group trip to Wairarapa. What are you getting up to? Will my injury ravaged body last the first run around of touch? All will be revealed!