My birthday was pretty cool. Friday night I went out to dinner with Mel. We went to Stellar, a restaraunt inside Courtenay Central. We shared a wood fire pizza (Rotisserie chicken stuffed pizza with camembert, mozzarella, bacon and onions, very yummy), then went and saw Two Weeks Notice, which although it was a chick flick, was actually a pretty cool movie. We came home and Mel had stealthly left a picnic hamper at home, but because it was raining we did the picnic thing in my room – really romantic like 🙂 Afterwards, we played Risk with Chris and Mark – Chris won (Kill Blue (Chris) or 24 Countries, by the latter), but Mel had Kill Green (me) and nearly won too, on her first game!… :-/ Mel really enjoyed playing, and we’ll probably all play again on Thursday night
Saturday I slept in and then Chris and Mark gave me a present. It was Lazy Sunday 3, which is what I wanted for my birthday (cheers guys!). But even better was the card they gave me – Mark, it seemed, had spent two days making a birthday card featuring a fake letter sent to Strong Bad asking him to send me an email saying Happy Birthday – LMAO! Excellent, guys!
Later that night a few of my friends (Mark L, Jaron, Ben and Steph) came over and we played xbox for a little while, then got Hells and watched Jackass The Movie. That is one classic movie… if you’ve never seen a Jackass, and are not squeemish, you will be after the end of this movie. 😀
Anyway, the birthday was overall the best birthday I’ve ever had, and caps off the fact that this is the best era i’ve had in my life (new job, girlfriend, overall happy to be alive motif). I don’t things could get worse 😀 but we’ll see 😉
Said goodbye to Mel at the airport – she was flying to Christchurch. Caught the train to Paraparamu, Dad picked me up and we went to Otaki.
Xmas Day – saw my cousins at my grandparents place – was cool. Dinner was late because my cousins were late, and Dad got completely trashed from drinking and not eating.
Dad and I drove to Napier. Went to the cricket with Stuart, my brother. Was pretty neat. Dad stays the night, leaves the next day.
New Years Eve:
Mum and I went up town for a drink. Bumped into Wayne, an aquantance of mine from my NCMT days. Fireworks, was a very good night!
Caught up with Guru Bob at his place. Beer and burgers (thanks Linda!) and a GeneRally tourney. Bought GTA3 for PC from Bob for Stuart’s Birthday.
Saw Harry Potter with my Brother – was pretty cool.
5th: Stuart and I get a ride to Palmerston North with my Mum, meet up with Dad, we buy clothes, and drive on to Otaki.
7th: Dad, Stuart and I drive to Wellington, go to Te Papa for an hour or so, lunch, my house, I discover Chris has bought a giant TV and DVD 5.1 surround sound system for his room, and Mark has bought an Xbox. Wow. Dad and Stuart depart back to Otaki. 7pm I get picked up by Mel’s flatmate Andrew (thanks Andy!) and we go to the airport to pick up Mel, we go to her place have dinner with her flatmates.
Last night was Mel’s Birthday. We went to La Casa Pasta where we dined, then afterwards we went to the ubitquitous Purple Onion and met up with Mel’s friends (and my friends too 😉 ). It was an awesome night, with everyone having a good time. Greets to everyone that was there, you’re all awesome 😀
I got Mel a Music Voucher from Manna, and also a magnetic Pocket Dominoes game. She loved both of them 🙂 Happy Birthday Mel 😀
Throw all productivity out the window, I have a Girlfriend! 😀 Her name is Melanie (Mel for short), and she’s 20 on Tuesday! She’s a really awesome chick: She’s sensitive, friendly to everyone, fun to hang out with, sold out for Jesus (as am I if you didn’t know), considerate, compassionate, and overall someone I really want to get to know. She likes watching movies, conversation, hanging out, and she says she really likes board games too, although I’m yet to play any with her yet, I guess my lips have been too busy 😀 But we’re gonna take it slow, no sex before marriage, keep it holy… for now it’s hugs and kisses and holding hands. I think that’s important, because if we go to fast, there’ll be nothing to do later on 😉 BTW, I asked Mel if I could post about this on my blog, and she said yes 🙂 You’re awesome, Mel 😀