I did indeed go see The Escapist with Amy, Gavin, Karin, Liisa, and Tex. It was alright, sort of hard to follow (hard to understand low, mumbling, Irish accents), but interesting in the end. We then headed back to 48 Grange to warm up again. Michelle and Hannah joined Amy, Gavin, and I for a night on the town. We wandered towards the Octagon, stopping for a veggie wrap from a Turkish cafe for Amy and wedges at the 24 for me (and wine for Hannah). When we got to the Octagon we realized no one at all was out on a cold, sleeting Friday (Friday isn't a big party night here anyway, somehow). So we defaulted to the Monkey Bar, of course, which always has at least a few first years awkwardly grinding all over each other. It was fun, and we saw a super crazy awkward dancing guy fall on top of this girl who is apparently pretty psycho (and slutty) and you shouldn't feel sorry for her. It was pretty hilarious, especially when the guy moved a slight distance away and started dancing again!
Saturday I went to a rugby match with Amber, Kate, Alex, Becky, Stacy, and Brianna. It was regional teams, Otago vs Canterbury. We decided to walk to Carisbrook, it isn't that far and there didn't seem to be other free options. It was actually warm and sunny for most of the walk. The match was fairly fun to watch, though it rained and got colder. But we saw a rainbow! Otago lost. There were a lot of little kids running around beating each other with signs that fans hold. Later I went to Toroa to watch Much Ado About Nothing with Becky, Amber, Kate, Brianna, and Stacy. I bought and consumed an entire 250g bar of dark chocolate (later I felt kind of sick!). After that, I went to Amy's flat and talked to her until 4 in the morning.
Sunday was the day the universe was against me. First, there was a texting mishap, wherein Amy's text didn't reach me and my text didn't reach her. So we both thought we got ditched by the other, since we had planned to do something together. I ended up sleeping in and talking to Jeff for a long time. Later, I tried to get biscuits at Coupland's, but the internet lied about when they closed. So I ended up walking up the second they decided they were closed, and though there were other customers inside and someone went in right before me, they wouldn't let me in. I went and played Phase 10 with Amy later.
Today was sunny and lovely. I went to the supermarket and Coupland's (though some ladies took the donuts I wanted). Walked back through the Gardens and noticed the duck pond. Amy texted me saying she would prefer the art gallery at 2 (it was that or the gardens) so I ate a quick lunch and got back to the duck pond at about 1. The info centre gives you free duck feed. So I got some and fed ducks for 45 minutes. It was a lovely time. Then I met Amy at the Link at 2 and we stopped by the Cambodian place on George so she could get lunch; I had a ginger beer. We went to the Public Art Gallery, it was neat. Some nice European paintings, and some weird modern art. The lighting in there is pretty terrible though, gives a lot of glare. On the way back we stopped at Trade Aid and the pharmacy. I got earrings and chocolate at Trade Aid (hey, it's free trade and was 20% off) and I got 'Immunofort' at the pharmacy. It's basically a multivitamin, with emphasis on immune system boosters. I've been wanting to try vitamins, and I sort of want to see if I can make do with taking less medicine. Maybe natural stuff is for me! I really need to call the people I want to WWOOF with, but I am just kind of nervous to call anyone, let alone a Kiwi family I don't know. I keep hoping they'll respond to my e-mail. As for now, I'll wait until tomorrow and then definitely call (of course, that's what I said yesterday...). I need to go do an essay.