Jumping Jacks

We went to Jumping Jack’s last night, which is this club that contains a jumping castle. It was crazy fun! I had a few drinks, listened to some really cool music (the guy played the Ghostbusters’s theme!) and danced a lot of the night away.
Coming home we got split up. Aussie Nick, these two Welsh girls and I got in one taxi, but Bruce, Ben, Graeme and the others had problems with theirs. We got home safely, but the other guys weren’t anywhere to be seen. Anyway I got some sleep, until about 4am when Bruce woke me up banging on my door. Ben had gotten jumped by some guys and had a massive black eye. I’m not going to go into the whole story, but anyway I went down to the ER of the Queen’s Medical Centre with him and we waited around for ages and in the end he was diagnosed with a ‘head injury’, but other than that he was fine. He can’t see out of his left eye, but he is fine. Don’t panic anyone who is reading this, and certainly don’t tell my mum! ^_^
Anyway Ben, Bruce, Graeme and I are heading up to Edinburgh tomorrow. I’ll relate the adventures of that trip when I get back.

7 thoughts on “Jumping Jacks

  1. So was the jumping castle, in the actual club? Like inside? How big was it? How many people were on it at once? We need these in Australia… 🙂

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  2. Yes it was inside the actual club. Probably about ten meters square. I don’t know how many people were on it exactly, but there were heaps!

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  3. Bugger that. Sounds like what happened to me in Sydney. Minus the black eye. Hope your friend is okay. Meanwhile, can I just say that you picked a very good time to go to England – we’re in the middle of the biggest heatwave ever recorded in the history of Brisbane. Fun! It’s been forty fucking degrees for the last three days… The only meaningful solution is to get really wasted and watch bad tv in front of the fan, which I’ve been doing pretty successfully thus far. Another few days of this and I fear I may have to do myself in. Why our pale, Anglo-Saxon ancestors chose such an ungodly climate to settle in is utterly beyond me. I think I belong somewhere cold and rainy like the UK. Uni goes back soon, but my enrolment has been stuffed up due to unpaid library fines (cough cough…. erm) so I have to go in soon and sort that out. Book stuff’s going well… Sydney and Melbourne were good (particularly Melbourne… what a fantastic city. I stayed with my cousin in St Kilda and can actually see myself living in a place like that longer term). I’m working on a second book at the moment. It’s coming together – it’s going to be funnier than the first, I think. I’ve applied for an editoral fellowship which, if the application goes through, means I get to spend three months in the middle of this year working with Julia, who edited the first. It would be great to get that kind of attention and also good because the standard of editing in Australia is, by and large, pretty poor, so working with a good editor puts you ahead. Hrm. Not much else to report. My roommate and his girlfriend are going to Bali this week (the cunts) so I have the house to myself. I’m planning to spend as much time as I can sliding around in my socks singing into a pretend microphone a’la ‘Risky Business’. I’ll let you know how that goes. Talk to ya soon.

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  4. You don’t fight destiny.. No sir! And you don’t eat crackers in the bed of your future or you get all .. scratchy.

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  5. Well I’m back from Edinburgh. I’ll have a full report up about it shortly.
    Calvin: It was a little different to what happened to you in Sydney (he provoked a bit of it I gather), but yeah he’s ok. I talked to mum the other day and she was telling me about the heatwave. The weather has been really good over here at the moment (though it was cold up in Scotland) so I’m happy. Don’t live in Melbourne though! Come to the UK, it’s great here ^_^ Make sure you’re second book has anime references! Good luch with the editorial fellowship! Talk in fragmented statements! Go Risky Business! Have fun mate!

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