Wednesday, February 1, 2012

people i met at a party last week

emily andersen
real nice girl from melbourne who was hosting the party, used to be the gm of express media. just a chill gurl living her lief in london. felt nice to be able to gush about melbourne things. goss goss. emily had a nice dress on and those cool stockings with the seam at the back. she insisted we all watch the final of celebrity big brother and in doing so taught me about feminism and having crushes on 19 y/o boys..!

flatmate of emily. had like salt and pepper looking hair. seemed like an ok bro and persisted with dancing at 4am. at one point tim was talking to this other guy about being in love with a girl who didn't know. the other guy was saying that he should just go for it. but tim was saying he couldn't, maybe. and then marz said that by being so single-minded about a girl he could or would never tell meant that he was closing himself off from potential. she gestured around the party at this point. tim seemed a bit quiet or down. but mostly he was doing the dancing good.

that night, marz had a sore throat. she was struggling to make herself heard by most people. one of the first things i heard her say was 'ben cousins'. she taught me about 'new kids on the block' and made me feel a bit gen y by dancing to it saying 'how can you not know this bit!!'. she had a cool outfit on and told me she works in tv and worked on noel fielding's new show and noel fielding said 'i know it's not your job but.. i'm dying.. would you please go get me a yorkie' and marz said 'i don't know what that is' and noel said 'just go to the shop and ask and get 2'. marz went to get them - they are chocolate bars - and returned and noel said 'the other one is for you, you can't work on my show and not know what a yorkie is'. at another point in the evening she was talking about a car crash she had in a suburb of melbourne i vaguely know. i nodded wisely like a lil aussie owl when she said the suburb and she went 'yeahh, you know'. she had a really big car crash there.

caroline had 3 tones of brown in her hair. or maybe 2 browns and a blonde. either way it was like one of those hyena haircuts. she had spotty tights on and an accent that was so wonderfully suburban aussie, just like she will never lose it and i envied that. she is doing work for gumtree at the moment but back home was working in publishing. she had good advice to offer about things. i don't know how she knows emily. she ended up making out with john!

some people have lovely eyes, but then there are other people that have normal eyes which manage to be more beautiful simply because they are earnest eyes. i feel like patch had these wide earnest eyes going on. his teeth were too big and square but he smiled with them in an eye-matching way. at about 4am i went outside for a cig and he was there, i had sort of wanted to be alone with him in a normal way, not the devious way, but just to see what patch had to offer. it was a v cold night that night and he said something about how he was going to go for a walk and i mumbled something about solitude and he said it was ok. then he started talking about winter aesthetics, how he studied aesthetics at uni i think, and the shapes that the branches make in the sky. and i said that i thought the reason that skylines in the uk are so grey is because all the trees have no leaves. probably i led with 'ya'll need more evergreen'. and he said that bare trees are more beautiful because you can see the shapes. maybe some other things too but i was shivering so i went indoors. after that conversation patch sat on the couch with his hands on his eyes, txting and swigging from a bottle of gin occasionally.

said he works at 'forbidden planet' and that sometimes they have to close the store down for famous people to go shopping. said he worked in a pub near mt isa in queensland, essentially in the outback. he said during this time there was not much to do and he grew very bored, but read a lot and did a lot of running. i liked hearing about this type of solitude. in australia there are a lot of tiny dots of towns and i sort of grew up around a bunch of them and the idea of a uk bro ending up there sort of amused me. he said he was used to warm climates, though, because he actually grew up in south africa.

3 girls emily used to work with at a charity
one of these girls was irish, from cork. i just kept thinking 'lol cork' and 'why do irish accents sound a bit american'. she had a piercing through one of her nails, which seems utterly ridiculous to me and like it would get in the way more than simply having long nails would. one was a shortish blonde girl with glasses, who seemed pretty sassy and by the sounds of it, seemed like maybe she was from cambridge. she amused me. the other was wearing a pair of boots that i had considered buying. we all had a conversation about education systems and teaching. i have had that conversation a lot of times now and i like to take part in it.

emily's other flatmate. a tall ginger sound engineer from melbs. i didn't actually talk to him but i was pleased by the melb hipster vibes he was radiating. i could see he was wearing bonds undies, which made me feel more nostalgic for my country than australia day ever could. [although today i realised that seeing the date 26th january written as a mere date made me feel strange, guess we always write it 'australia day'].

2 girls with long black hair
one of these girls looked up when the first train started for me. i was told their names but i couldn't hear over the music which seemed to be going quite loud despite it being past 5am. it was really sweet that both of them said 'it was nice to meet you' to me when i couldn't even be nice enough to ask them again what their names were.

super beautiful girl who i decided would be my lezzie 'end of the world'
this girl spoke at me across the room and said 'cool ring, where'd you get it' and i didn't know how to explain myer to her so i just said 'a department store'. she suggested i wear it upside down so when i am greeted by dignitaries the owl eyes will be looking at them in the eyes. she had long black hair and delicate features.

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