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Hello again,

Nothing much to report today, and I'm not feeling in a very typey mood at the moment. As such I will list some things in point form. Here it goes:

  • On Monday 6 August 2007, Markus started his detox program at Cyrenian House. On Monday he will be moved to the Rick Hammersley Centre to commence the Rehab phase of the process. As such, from Monday, there will be no further contact with him for several weeks. While Cyrenian house would not allow visitors, Markus was allowed to make phone calls. I spoke to him last night. He seemed to be going ok. He sounded a bit drowsy. He blamed this on the joga they were going before, though I'm sure its just the effects of the tranquiliser. He said he's had a couple of breakdowns already, though it has been a positive experience for him so far.

    The clients are kept busy with a number of activities, such as art classes and creative writing, as well as exercise and yoga. Markus said he has written his first poem in years (something he used to do all the time), which everyone thought was fantastic. The poem has been laminated and is to be used to inspire other patients. I look forward to reading it one day, though hopefully not in front of Markus, as I am likely to cry.

    This whole episode is turning out to be quite therapeutic for me as well. The fact that Markus is now 'inside' has given me room to contemplate our relationship, and indeed the relationship I/we have with our parents. I will write a private entry to record my thoughts on that topic. There are many issues that need to be resolved. I've managed to identify a lot of 'sore spots', but I'm yet to figure out how to get rid of them.

    Did I mention that this was going to be in point form? :-) I have forgotten what the other point were going to be.... let me think....

  • Watched The Simpson's Movie at Daniel & Michelle's place last night. I enjoyed it,as did Tracy. I was expecting a long, drawn out Simpsons episode. But the whole thing was actually scripted quite tightly, with the jokes rolling on almost continuously. My only gripe was with the fact that Bart was somewhat out of character. Overall - 7/10.

  • With a little bit of luck, the furniture we ordered from Lifestyle Furniture in Osborne Park should finally be arriving today. We ordered the stuff some 6 weeks ago and were treated to one delay after the next. The initial 'import' delay I could deal with, but the ridiculous delivery hassles were crazy, considering we paid good money for it. They honestly expect me to take the day off work to receive the goods at a unspecified time. Seriously.

  • I have just received news that the furniture has been delivered.... that being said, the Dining table still requires assembly. WTF?! Did we buy form Ikea? No! But we may as well have.

  • There is a Car up for Auction on Tuesday. Its up for pre-auction sale for a grand more than we feel comfortable with. However, its only done 30,000km, which is less then half the usual amount shown on the normal ex-fleet cars. As such, the extra grand may be worth it... We shall have a look at it on Monday.

    Tis all for now.

    Cheers

    Peter

    Comments

    ( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
    haze
    Aug. 11th, 2007 06:07 am (UTC)
    I look forward to a more detailed review of The Simpons movie from you later. I think I have mentioned that I wasn't very impressed, it will be interesting|possibly refreshing to hear why you gave it a 7/10.
    aussiepoida
    Aug. 11th, 2007 07:10 am (UTC)
    Rest assured that I will not spend any more time on a Simpsons review.
    You are a busy university boy, with the stresses of study on his head (perhaps like Lombardi's elephant drawing). Naturally you may find yourself less amused by the mindless humour, as you have other things on your mind.
    I think if you watched it with company, and a open mind, you might have found it entertaining.
    haze
    Aug. 11th, 2007 07:38 am (UTC)
    Rest assured you will be telling me your favourite moments, bitch. Also I did find it entertaining but no more than any of The Jetsons or The Flinstones (or The Jetsons meet The Flintstones) telemovies.
    gorard
    Aug. 11th, 2007 09:28 am (UTC)
    what kind of car are you looking for ?
    aussiepoida
    Aug. 11th, 2007 10:36 am (UTC)
    Its a 10/2004 Futura with 30,000km on the clock. I've been wanting a late 2004 Fairmont with 60,000km or less for around $14,000. Unfortunately they dont come around very often, and I cant always attend the Auction on Tuesdays.
    mr_lambi
    Aug. 11th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
    Interesting, and surprisingly personal (for an internet journal) news about Marcus.

    I thought the simpsons movie was worth seeing once, but wasnt anything spectacular.

    btw, my elephant drawing isnt really stress related, I havent been feeling well since the change of leaving hostels and being in a house thats empty most of the time with people working. Its hit me quite hard, and I dont know hardly enough people here well enough to talk about it.
    Today I hope to find work in a coffee shop, or something like that. Its the best I can hope for at the moment.
    aussiepoida
    Aug. 15th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
    I don’t like writing by hand, and I don’t see the point of keeping a journal hidden on my computer. For me, the whole point of a journal is that it is supposed to be personal. The rest of my entries are just fillers really.

    These sorts of posts are the bread and butter of LJ for me. In years to come, I want to read back on these posts and remember how I felt at the time... Occasionally there needs to be more to my entries other than. 'My back hurts', 'instant coffee is shit', ' I watched a British comedy' etc. Those posts might be fun (at times) but they hardly chronicle my life in a meaningful way.

    Best of luck finding coffee shop employment - it has long been a dream of mine :-)
    don_preacher
    Aug. 12th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
    I am delighted. Just delighted.
    About Markus. Not furniture.
    Get the car, dear don. Do this. Do this now. You are a fool, but an honest fool you remain. You must bind yourself to this fate, this one doom. This task is appointed to you, Don Poida, if you do not find a way, noone will.
    aussiepoida
    Aug. 15th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
    It is done. The Car is mine. You will see it... I know this... I have seen it.
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