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ughhh huge cockroaches!!!  i’m sitting here in my room trying to finish up packing (going to fiji for spring break tomorrow!) and get some last minute school work done before i leave (i’m missing 2.5 days of study in Australia to go abroad and i don’t want too much extra catch up work waiting for me when i come back) and there is this nasty cockroach flying around my room.  that’s right… flying… and it’s huge and nasty………..  plus it’s the second one of the night!! right before i saw this one on the wall i trapped one in a cup on my window sill and managed to get it out the window.  unfortunately my roommate pushed the window out to far and now we can’t close it and there are no screens on the windows at st. johns so the cockroaches must be flying in i presume.  i seriously find the cockroach problem repulsive.  it’s a good thing i don’t live in new york.

On a lighter note, I saw “The Vertical Hour” at the Sydney Opera House last Wednesday.  I wasn’t sure what to expect because I hadn’t heard of it and didn’t look it up before going.  I was pleasantly surprised to find I was quite enjoying myself.  First off it was neat just watching a show at the opera house and walking around The Rocks and Darling Harbor at night.  Second I really did like the play.  It was political and the kind of play that really made you think.  Additionally I was keen on the music they played before acts.  I haven’t looked it up yet, but I plan to.  It was some sort of rocking violin music…

Another fun trip I’ve experienced during the IFSA Butler study abroad in Australia program was surf camp!  The accommodations, food, and bus were somewhat “ghetto”; but more or less what you could expect of an actual camp.  It was about 3.5 hours north of Sydney and the beaches were gorgeous!!  The instructors were helpful and I had heaps of fun and met many other international students (I suppose the aussies already know how to surf or don’t need surf camp).  I was able to stand up while riding the white wash and could usually catch the waves, however I had a bit of trouble trying to put the two together.  I think I wiped out more than I actually surfed, but the trip was great and I didn’t burn much.  If I did I would have been surprised because I put on more suntan lotion last weekend than I ever have in my entire life.  The ozone is literally gone here.

Not surprisingly I still haven’t figured out how to resize the pictures.  Since I’ll be on a plane in about 12 hours that will have to wait until after spring break.  However I can’t see the cockroach anymore so I’m going to finish once last accounting problem and get some sleep.  I’ll write all about Fiji as long as I don’t get attacked by cockroaches in my sleep.


2 Responses to “grosssssss”

  1. Helene Says:

    SOOO SORRRRRY about the Scary Cockroaches. Hope the adventure weekend still works out for you. Look foward to your next post. By the way we states side are learning also. $87 for a 22 minute call to you in Australia. Email is the way to go.


  2. sandra742 Says:

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

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