Today I visited Miss E’s school for the grand opening of her school’s music rooms. She was very excited (and a little nervous) at playing a violin solo in front of “The Government.” However, at the beginning of her assembly, a student stood up to read a letter of apology from the federal government saying that regrettably, they would not be able to make it. Apparently, the teachers had hinted about a “letter” before the assembly, but couldn’t say what it was about. Hmm. KingX was very fidgety and noisy, so I had to take him onto the playground. There is a spider net (pyramid of rope) that goes higher than the roof of my house. KingX climbed halfway up it, by himself. It was very scary.
Afterwards, mum and I went to pick up my friend Thumb twiddler and drop us in Freo for a movie and lunch with friends. Craskle, Cleeger, AA and AA’s friend met us at the cinema to see Pirates of the Caribbean 4. It was great, and we ordered one giant bucket of popcorn and individual drinks. The lady at the counter took a break after dealing with us. The movie was great; we had a few laughs and a few shrieks. Afterwards, there was a lot of debating about where we should eat. In the end, we went to the food court, which was our original plan. We all ordered Japanese and had lots of fun trying to use chopsticks. They also ended up as our lunch time entertainment, as we were trying to figure out how long it would take to break one: it ended as a possible WWIII.
When I had finally finished eating, with a lot of glares from Thumb twiddler and her entourage for being so slow, we set off to the Freo markets. We walked around a bit, looking for a birthday present for Cleeger’s 14-year-old brother. Cleeger said she was willing to spend ten dollars on him. That left lavender soap and plastic alphabet puzzles. Not really suitable, so we went into a Bits and Bobs shop, which only sold cute sparkly owls and calendars saying “Yes, I’m A B****. So What?” Much better! I bought a box of cards called Really Really Big Words Trivia Puzzle, and spent the rest of the day quizzing my friends on the words (such as pusillanimous and mellifluous). I think I lost a few friends that day.
Thumb twiddler and I were very bored after two minutes of watching our friends apply lipstick and eye shadow in Myer, so we went upstairs and set a challenge. In ten minutes, put together an outfit that was the most opposite to what the other person would normally wear. I made Thumb twiddler try on a strapless, pink, boob tube mini dress. She made me wear a grey dress with capped sleeves and a fluorescent purple scarf. In a way, I was flattered. Our friends were still downstairs, this time in the LINGERIE department!!! She and I tried to be civilized and make a plan, but we were practically running out the door. We went into Diva and bought Thumb twiddler a very cool, vintage necklace with a gold merry-go-round charm on it. According to the plan, we went back to Myer to meet our friends. We couldn’t find them, so Thumb twiddler tried to call Cleeger. As she was calling, we heard Cleeger’s phone ring. They were sitting in the shoe department, all made-up with lippy and sparkles. Afterwards, Thumb twiddler came to my house and helped write this blog. ILY!
P.S. Prolix means tiresomely wordy. Hehe.