The Littlest Hobo

“There’s a voice that keeps on calling me.
Down the road. That’s where I’ll always be.
Oh, every stop I make, I make a new friend.
Can’t stay for long. Just turn around, and I’m gone again.
Maybe tomorrow, I’ll want to settle down.
Until tomorrow, I’ll just keep movin’ on.
So, if you want to join me for awhile,
just grab your hat, and we’ll travel light. That’s hobo style.
Maybe tomorrow, I’ll want to settle down.
Until tomorrow, I’ll just keep movin’ on.
Until tomorrow, the whole world is my home.”

Did you know that Mike Myers had one of his first acting gigs in the episode “Boy on Wheels” pictured here? (I think he is the one on the right….)



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Okay, so my day has gotten remarkably brighter, even when it has been monsooning outside intermittently.

First cool thing – I received a care package full of all sorts of things from Canada today! Pads! Shampoo! Make-up! Fisherman’s Friend! Dryer sheets! No hot dogs though, I guess I’ll have to wait until I get home to get those… 🙂

Second cool thing – I’ve heard from the other side. The other side of Australia that is! I’ve booked my flight to Perth (pictured here, and yes, a picture that was nicked off of the interweeeb) to visit my relatives! Looks like my holidays will correspond nicely with theirs, and I’ve been told that my visit around November will be nice, but not too terribly hot. Although I failed to mention I was staying until Dec.18th, so I may have a surprise or two weather wise while there. I’ve heard that 45 degrees celsius isn’t terribly uncommon. So, my birthday this year (29, *gasp*) will be spent on a beach somewhere in Perth, celebrating International Monkey Day.

Bling Bling and Travelling

bling bling
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Well, first day of classes was yesterday, and now the classes are off for today because of a strike. I thought this shit only happened in Canada? First we have a bus strike here, now a university staff strike.

I think I’m getting frustrated with the “system” here. It isn’t customer driven. So you would probably ask – how is it driven? My answer – I have no clue. Like last night there was a guy in a wheelchair who wanted to see the movie – they don’t really have wheelchair access to this theatre. Bizarre. Then, my package from Canada has “gone missing” because the delivery person couldn’t find the address. And all of the times I’ve been told “Sorry ma’am you can’t do that”, just bewilders me. Yes, that’s right bewilders. And I don’t use that word lightly.

I think I’m getting bored, and I’m glad that classes have started to give me some sort of distraction from my boredom. I’d like to be on the move again, to go travelling. I do believe I’ve caught the bug now.

I was reading on someone’s blog that they were going to Cambodia this year, and I just spoke to a girl who just came back from Vietnam. And then there’s the possibility of South Korea as well. I mean, I’m in the southern hemisphere, I should explore it, right?

(Insert parental fit here)

Next Thing

Across from the VPark Market
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I am now officially volunteering for the New Zealand Film Festival. So far, I haven’t actually had to work, but I’ve been able to see five films. Tomorrow I’ll be seeing 4, then on Monday I’m working from 12noon until 10:30pm as an usher – so I’ll probably see another 5 movies or so.

The movies I’ve seen so far have been bizarre, but one that I was looking most forward to, Hidden (Cache) left me immensely underwhelmend. It was a boring boring movie, and by the time the interesting part in the film happened, I was ready to walk out of the theatre.

Today I went to see the 1953 movie “The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T”. It was a kid’s movie that was thought of by Dr. Seuss – being a big Dr. Seuss fan, I have to say I adored it – it was strange and fanciful, and bizarre as well. Something like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at parts. There were a bunch of kids in the audience at the Civic watching the film too- and they were making the best comments……. I’ll admit that was probably part of the beauty of it too.