Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Beaches and Film Festival
Yesterday I walked to St. Kilda and St. Clair Beach with Gavin. It was about 40 minutes from the Octagon. They are really the same beach but for some reason have different names. It was raining but it was beautiful. The poles at St. Clair really do look quite cool. There was also a signpost reminding me how utterly far from home I really am. Gavin needed to be back at the Octagon at 4 to meet Amy for a Film Festival movie. I waited with him until she showed up (which wasn't long) and then they talked me into seeing Man On Wire with them (it wasn't hard, I was sort of interested anyway). I got the 5 movie festival pass for $50 which will save me maybe $5 in the end. Any money is good money! The movie was most excellent. It was a documentary about a Frenchman who wirewalked between the Twin Towers during the '70s. After that, I walked home to cook dinner. Amy and Gavin went to a kebab place but I felt I should stay in for dinner. I made pesto pasta (delicious!) and Amy's friend Michelle (she's also Ashleigh's flatmate) texted me about seeing a film festival movie at 8. It felt at first a little overwhelming to see two movies in one day, but I realized I had already paid and had an hour to work on my Māori Society essay. So, I went and saw A Complete History of My Sexual Failures with Michelle and her friend Laura. It was also extremely good. I walked probably around 15 km in that day, and got a blister, but it was worth it.