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August 29th, 2008


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11:03 pm - Rainbow colours shouldn't be difficult to spot in the middle of the day
So, today I got hit by a car.

Okay, I'm exaggerating. Today I was swiped by a car because apparently you don't actually need to stop for pedestrians at a pedestrian crossing. Arsehole.

My knee is turning some interesting colours, though.

On a more cheerful note, I seem to have an unexpectedly full social life this weekend.

I mean, today was Silly Night for FOUL - which was rather amusing and, as the name implies, silly.

Then, I ducked out early to go see Melbourne Model: The Musical. Some backstory for people who don't go to Melbourne Uni: The Melbourne Model is a reworking of the course structure at the Uni which has been incredibly controversial with a number of people, especially Creative Arts students. As a result, some have said Creative Arts students decided to protest it's implementation by... writing a musical.

It wasn't actually bad, though it was incredibly un-PC and exeptionally scathing of Glyn Davis and co. Very, very funny though, if in some parts down to the "I can't believe they just said that" factor. I especially liked Sam's Asia number, though the dude playing Glyn was hilarious.

And that was just tonight. Tomorrow I'm somehow trying to work out a way to both attend frabjously's 21st, and catch up with Mum when she is in town for The Sister's birthday (which was today).

And I shall leave you all with an amusing quote from Silly Night:

A girl I don't know (to me): "Excuse me, can I feel your skirt?"
(After feeling my skirt)
"It's just, it feels just like I imagined. Kind of felty. Like Scotland!"
Current Mood: sillysilly

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From:cryptile
Date:August 29th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
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Today I was swiped by a car because apparently you don't actually need to stop for pedestrians at a pedestrian crossing. Arsehole.


Ick. I'm guessing you didn't get an apology from the driver?
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From:drakyndra
Date:August 29th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
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Didn't even stop. Yeah, I got nothing more than a few bruises from it, but still: Arsehole.

...Swearing at them makes me feel better.
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From:cryptile
Date:August 29th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
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You want to believe it's shame that made them do that. Sadly, it's probably apathy, selfishness, or a cell phone conversation. Hope the bruising goes down soon.
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From:author_by_night
Date:August 29th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
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I have to agree.

Heck, one time my Mom almost got hit. She glared at the woman.

The woman rolled down her window, and instead of shouting out an apology, she shouted:

"Like I care!"

... WTF would be putting it mildly.

People are selfish, so absorbed in whatever they're doing or thinking about they don't give any thought to the well being of others.

*Hugs*
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From:drakyndra
Date:August 29th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
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Okay, I think that is crossing a line.
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From:author_by_night
Date:August 29th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
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Oh, it is. I honestly have no idea what compelled that woman to say that. I hope she was just having a stressful day...
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From:drakyndra
Date:August 29th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
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I'll be fine. I was just rather outraged at the time.
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From:drakyndra
Date:August 29th, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
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That would have been a smart move, wouldn't it?
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From:drakyndra
Date:August 29th, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
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I just know it was black and new-ish. Too busy raging to take in detail. And I'm fine, dude, I swear. I've been walking around all evening, it's just a couple of bruises.

And yes - do you remember my grey one with the sparkles? Below the knees?
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From:scubagrrl
Date:August 29th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
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Glad you're ok. It's amazing the lack of caring from some people. I see it biking- they'd rather endanger me on my bike, by passing me too close, rather than take the oncoming lane or wait (literally) 30 seconds for a gap, in order to get past me safely.
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From:drakyndra
Date:August 30th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
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I did at once point consider riding to Uni (after getting a new bike, of course). I think the traffic was the main reason that I decided against it along with the fact it'd make wearing skirts and fun shoes a bit of a problem.
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From:scubagrrl
Date:August 30th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
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You can still wear cute stuff! Even traffic can be managed.
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 1st, 2008 01:14 pm (UTC)
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Well, public transport generally works well enough for me, so I'm sticking with it for now.
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From:scubagrrl
Date:September 1st, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
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Good for you! Public transport here is nearly useless. Some people can make it work, but for most of us? Not a chance.
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From:kibebe
Date:August 29th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
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So happy your OK. Disregarding traffic laws must be the newest trend to hit the streets. People around my neck of the woods suck with traffic laws as well.

That girl was so hitting on you.
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From:kibebe
Date:August 29th, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
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*you're
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From:blinvisible
Date:August 30th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
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A+
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From:drakyndra
Date:August 30th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
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Stupidity: It's catching.

Nah, I think it's just the sparkles in the skirt.
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From:suburbannoir
Date:August 29th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
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and exeptionally scathing of Glyn Davis and co.

I approve of this! Hurrah.
Still don't know if I'll see it though...

Man, cars suck. Hope your knee gets better.
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From:drakyndra
Date:August 30th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
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It's only got a short run - Thursday until Sunday - so unless you turn up tomorrow to ask if they've any spare tickets, you'll be out of luck.

One of many reasons I prefer public transport. And my knee current has a nice purple splotch on it.
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From:fallingtowers
Date:August 30th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)
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God, what a major fuckwit this driver must have been. I assume that you were probably too startled and hurt to get his/her numberplate?
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 1st, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC)
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Indeedy.

Drivers are terrible, terrible people and I am only on my Learner's still, so I am allowed to say that.
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From:scubagrrl
Date:September 1st, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
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You ought to see them here in Los Angeles. They are awful. Not to mention that most of 'em aren't paying much attention at all to their driving.

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