Monthly Archives: September 2012

My 21st Party.

Friday September 7 2012 will forever hold a place in my life as it
was the date I had my 21st party.

It was the best night and day of my life which saw copious amounts
of people turning up for this special occasion.

I had an absolute ball and loved every single part of it.

The day started like any other day but the first surprise of the day
was when, in the morning, I was told by my mum to go to
grandparents after Skills2Work which I was like, “this is odd, I
don’t usually get asked to go somewhere like this for no apparent
reason.”

The day at Skills2Work started out like any other day.

I had my radio placement in the morning with Jackson Lehmann,
of whom I usually have radio placement with and it went
fantastically.

Later that day, I played a variation on the popular card game Uno
where you have to get to a score of 500 and if you can’t get a score
of 500 in one hit, you go another round and this continues until
you reach a score of 500.

The numbered cards’ numerical value is as is but with a skip,
reverse or a +2, these cards warrants 20 points each and with the
Wild and the +4, they are worth 100 points each.

At around about 3:40, I left Box Hill Station in readiness for
Ferntree Gully Station where I updated my grandmother with
messages regarding the stops the train would make and did that
from Ringwood onwards.

Little did I realise she was on her way to pick me up minus her
phone and had waited for me at least 20 minutes.

As this was in the afternoon, it was the time of the day where
schoolkids were coming on and off the trains which ensured a
packed carriage for the length of the trip.

As I was on my own, I decided to pick out the raw spaghetti I had
initially taken with me to be consumed for the day at Skills2Work.

They had softened in my mouth from all the saliva I was producing.

For the record, it tastes marvellous and I had it in my mouth from
between Box Hill and Laburnum Stations and swallowed them
between Heathmont and Bayswater Stations and it was during that
period I was coming down the home stretch on my way to getting
picked up from Ferntree Gully Station from my grandmother.

She then picked me up after I had touched on and off with my Myki
and we drove off promptly to her place.

I just assumed it was going to be a typical family dinner which then
leads me to my next surprise.

During the car trip, I was asked whether or not I’d like to have some
fish and chips for dinner.

I then replied, “twist my arm” which always means yes please in my
book when there’s a level of temptation involved.

This paved the way for many more surprises to come.

I was asked if I could leave my stuff in their car which was another
surprise as I felt it was out of character I felt for my grandmother to
say that.

I said g’day to my grandfather and their four Chihuahuas which I
do anyway.

It was a bit nippy the day overall with some patches of sunshine.

I would then settle myself in and have a couple of sanga’s which I
loved.

I also watched some Millionaire Hot Seat with the grandparents
and got a few questions right.

Was then proceeded to having the fish and chip dinner with a
couple more sanga’s.

Loved the food overall.

Later on, I would then proceed to see my grandparents go to their
room which was quite odd for that time of the night for them to
change clobber for mine and changed into less casual gear like
they were going to a restaurant.

They then asked me to get my stuff which is pretty standard to me.

Grandma went out the front to wait for Grandpa and myself.

Grandpa and myself were talking about a few things, one I recall
was the talk of how long it would take to go from one place to
another.

This was triggered by the revelation that their car had travelled the
equivalent of say Melbourne to Perth and back again.

We then drove up the driveway to wait for Grandma to come to the
car for the trip home.

We proceeded to drive to Mooroolbark which is where I live.

We then turned into McDermott Ave which is one street away from
where I live.

We turned into Ross Pincott Dve which is where I live and also
where I saw alot of cars which I was like “WTF!”

Why are there this many cars parked along Ross Pincott?

I’d just assume there was something going on at the school which
there usually is with the Basketball a regular occurrence.

We then turned into my driveway where we all saw Stacey and Chris
basically acting like ushers.

They both asked me to give them my things which was odd in itself
as they’d never usually do that.

Stacey walked with me up to the garage where she told me to have
a look at a banner that was created for me.

I was told to go through the banner to suss it out.

I proceeded to run through the banner and lo and behold,
SURPRISE was the first thing I heard.

Mum was telling me to go see my mates.

I then proceeded to have a chat with everyone who was there.

I was so blown away by everything that was there.

I just couldn’t believe the magnitude of the night.

And this was only the start.

This will be the first of a 2 part post as this post was designed to be the post that detailed my day before the party and the build-up that happened.

Peace out. Adam.

 

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Technology Reliance.

This time 5 years ago, we had all started getting used to the awesome graphics of the then new Windows Vista which ushered in a new era of Windows usage as it had more of an immersive feel and was more comprehensive than Windows XP.

With the rise and rise of all types of technology, I feel that we’re being too reliant on every single bit of technology being used today and we’ve been so consumed by the amount of gadgetry out there we may’ve shrunk our capacity to think considerably and critically because we’re surrounded by these gadgets which have manifested our brains and have seemingly blocked our ability to think and spell.

Modern kids are so used to having a tool called auto-correct that they’re forgetting the basics in the world of spelling.

What is auto-correct?

Auto-correct is a tool or a prompt on Microsoft Word which is often brought up when there is seemingly a word or a phrase spelled incorrectly.

It is also used on an iPhone where for instance, someone could be inserting the name Maggie but, instead of the phone’s software recognising the name Maggie, it would change it to the word maggot and more often than not, people would accept that as the correct spelling.

I have often sung the praises of new technology but I feel we’re being too reliant on these gadgets and would love to see the return of the ability to cross reference in books, magazines and every page turning media, verbalise coherently and the ability to do some basic navigation.

This is the end of my first post and I will never fall for that one.

Bye.

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