Sunday, February 06, 2005

The Pros and Cons of Teleportation


I just wanted to say again how ecstatic I am that everyone is reading and commenting in my blog. I never imagined that it would get the response that it has and what an incredible way to keep in touch with all of you.

Yesterday Jeff and I took a much deserved break and headed to Bondi Beach for the day. It was absolutely beautiful. I forgot how much I missed the Ocean since vacations in NC and stepping onto the beach brought all of those wonderful memories back. It's unreal how a simple beach can make you feel less homesick. It was a hot one, 27 degrees, Celcius that is! And don't worry Krissy, we were sure to slip slap the Australians like to say (Slip on a shirt, slop on the sunscreen, and slap on a hat) You don't go anywhere around here without covering yourself in at least 30 sunscreen. We met up with a guy that we had met in the IEP office and before we knew it we were hanging out with a bunch of different Americans from all over the states.

After a long day in the sun we relaxed and shared a bottle of wine in the courtyard of our building before heading out with our first office friend, Nick from New Orleans, to a bar called 3 Wise Monkeys. Good conversation was shared by all and Nick verbalized what we all were thinking: that we were thankful to have met each other, we already knew we connected in a great way, and besides being fun to hang out with, we now had someone's place to crash at on the beach!

Today was another lazy day. We're going to hit up the IMAX tonight...not the shark one though! We're thinking of going on a surfing trip in the next couple weekends where they spend the weekend teaching you how to surf, so the less I think about sharks, the better. Tomorrow morning (Monday) we start our big job search. Still unclear on exactly what I want, but I'll be happy with whatever. Australians are the kindest people I have ever crossed paths with...and believe it or not, their relaxed ways are starting to rub off on me!

Jackie- I'm so happy that you're reading this and your comments are really brightening my day. How's Big Lar? I don't want to email Molly if things are really bad right now. I hope everyone in Wisconsin is doing well and I miss you like crazy. I've been showing off your shirt all around Sydney, you'd be proud.

Julie- What email addresses should I use to email you and Dacey? Tell him that I miss him and that I've already written in the journal he got me a bunch, and I miss you too. I love your comments, as usual you inspire me and really encapsulate the important ideas in so few words.

Rob- What email address should I use to email you? I keep listening to the song you put on my ipod. It takes me back to the sleepless nights where you and I would stay up late drinking coke, eating doritos, and watching whatever crazy movie you told me would be amazing till 4 in the morning...and it always was amazing

Pattikins- I miss you like crazy and wish I could im you...but we're on totally different schedules here...when you're at work I'm asleep...we need to figure something out. You need to get onto im at home after work or something...because I miss just chatting with you, especially the way you always type be good at the end of every conversation...I saw baby sully in the email Terry and Krissy sent exciting...Jeff and I were just talking last night about how amazing it is that that little person is half you and half Krissy...Marriage is the symbolic merging of two people...but creating a life together...that's the literal coming together of two souls...I cannot wait.

Wish me luck on the job search...Hopefully when I find one and get more settled in I'll be on more of a schedule and able to correspond more often.


PS- Tim Tams: They are the best biscuit I've ever tasted! (Biscuit = cookie) I'm stuffing tons of them in my suitcase and bringing them back to the states...they are incredible


At 2:25 AM, Blogger Dancing Butterfly said...

Sounds like you are having a BLAST!!!! That is awsome! Surf it up lady! How fun! I am so glad you met so many cool Americans. You need that sence of familuarity in a new place. I am also equally as glad that you have had the oppertunity to say that Austrailians are the nicest people. Why do you think? Ponder, speculate, observe. WRITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you.

At 7:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mary! I am posting anonymously because I am too lazy to sign up for a blog account at the moment (this is Liz by the way)...I got your email and am so glad that you made it. I'm sorry that it took me so long to get back to you. When all of this blogging nonsense started a couple of years back I promised myself that I wouldn't fall victim to the online journaling (much like I am avoiding facebook), but I guess I'll have to make the exception for you. Just know what a sacrifice this is!! :) It's so strange not being able to pick up the phone and give you a call. After I got your email I started missing you so I listened to the Stereofuse CD and was laughing out loud. Luckily, I was alone so no one thought I was crazy. But, I just wanted to let you know that I was thinking about you...
Anyway, not much is new around here. I would make you proud with how long I can go each night without doing anything of substance. This graduation thing is strange (especially when everyone else is off doing homework!!). I am attempting to plan a trip to Spain in June to visit a friend of mine from high school that lives there. I can't stress enough how annoying finding flights can be! I look up different stuff just about every night and ten minutes later have no idea what I just spent the last two hours doing. Oh well, like I have some better way to spend my time!
Okay, since I don't have anything to say, I'll stop typing now. I apologize if anyone else read this nonsense, I really don't have anything exciting to talk about! But believe me when I say that when something exciting happens, I'll type it up and send it on. Mary, perhaps you've already posted your address (I have to admit I haven't read all of your posts) so I'll look for it now. If you haven't, please do so ASAP. Not that I have anything exciting to send, but just in case I find something.
Jeff, I'm sure that you have your own blogspot but I don't know what it is right now. Just want to say hello and glad you both got there safe and sound.
Good luck to both of you on the job search. Keep me posted!

Love ya,

At 9:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liz again...
I know that i just posted a "blog" that was far too long since there was no point, but this had to be mentioned.
So, I'm in my room on the 3rd floor, minding my own business and what do I hear??? "STORM, COME, NOW!!" Yes, moving a block away could not prevent Pontizzle from making us laugh (at him, not with him mind you).

Thought you'd like to know....
Love ya,

At 9:45 AM, Blogger Jack said...

Surfing? Mary Boyd? I like the image:) you crazy kid you:)Seriously though, that is so awesome. I just wanted to wish you and Jeff good luck with the job search! You'll love whatever you do, just look at where you are. Things here are the same old. Class, work, tutoring, teaching...sixth graders are the funniest people. One of our close family friends passed away this morning after a battle with breat cancer, so I was pretty devastated when I heard that. Michelle and Iwill be going back for the wake/funeral later in the week. Talk about being thankful for all we have right now. Alright, enough of that news, I need to send you an email anyway and let you know some other random stuff. Nothing too exciting, but nothing that needs to be shared on the public blog site:)
Again, good luck with the job search. Tell jeff I say hi.
love you chicago:)

At 10:37 AM, Blogger Amy Boyd said...

I think my heart stopped when you said surfing. But I saw Jaws at a very early age. Note to Krissy... don't let Baby Sullivan see Jaws, ever. Everything sounds so fun! You are doing an excellent job writing, I feel like I'm there! Dad is correct, I am very jealous of you!!

At 1:12 AM, Blogger Dancing Butterfly said...

I found that it is easier to read all your old posts than it is to sit and hit refresh over and over on my computer in hopes you have posted a new blog. I won't annoy you to blog daily- there are plenty in the archives to keep me occupied. Oh yeah by the way, thanks for that 6:02 am wake up call this morning. I was running around my apartment like a loony toon in search of my phone. No one I know would call at that hour unless they are in jail or thier car has broken down on the highway. Needless to say I snuggled back into bed with a smile on my face from hearing your voice. There is no better feeling than walking away from a hard nights work with a pocket full of sweaty cash. I am so proud of you. Advice? Create a system and never falter from it. Know the Menu by heart-every single ingredient-(it will take you 2 hours). Write everything down, even if you feel stupid. If you don't know the answer- find someone who does. REPEAT THE ORDER BACK TO THE CUSTOMER EVERY SINGLE TIME- sometimes they don't even realise thats what they ordered until they hear you say it. Own the table-demand a presence. SMILE CONSTANTLY! I know you have it in you to be great at this! I can't wait to hear your silly stories! I love you!

At 1:30 AM, Blogger Dancing Butterfly said...

If you feel insane- that's perfectly normal.
If you want to cry every night, quit.
There is a fine line; and Austriala is a big continent.

At 12:23 AM, Blogger Dancing Butterfly said...

O.K. I lied. PLEASE try and post as much as possible. I miss you, and need updates! Tty to Bog when time will permit. End of conversation. Peace.

At 9:09 AM, Blogger KrissySullivan said...

Chick~ In such a short time you are tackling so many fears! You are an inspiration to us all. Pat was so dissapointed that he missed you this morning! Our computer is a nightmare right has still not been delivered! When it finally comes we will get im set up. I'm going to check out calling cards after school. Keep challenging yourself with new adventures. These experiences and the people you come across will be with you forever. I would give anything to have you wait on will be fabulous! Take Julie's advice and learn the menu. Tell the cook he can look at your boobies but NO touching your boobies!!!! Sorry, another mom comment. I love you and miss you like crazy...Krissy


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