*We won the championship in my Australian league! We finished 25-2 and swept both series to get to the championship game.
*I was supposed to go play in Germany following my season in Australia. Buuuuuuuut I didn't go.
*Why, you ask? The answer is two-fold: I could not bare to part with my sausage BFF and the team I had signed with couldn't meet me halfway on something, so I walked. Actually, I did just the opposite of walking--I sat. I sat for dayyyyyyyys and did nothing. (I'm not sold that sitting is the opposite of walking, but you catch me drift).
*I'm still in Australia (though sitting a lot less these days) living off the generosity of others and enjoying my first off season in 2 years. And I am happy as a clam, presuming clams are happy, which I guess we do since we've coined that phrase. What are we basing that on, I wonder? Somewhere, out there in the world, there is one really pissed off clam that resents our expectations of their happiness.
*I was MVP of our league and the championship game. I don't think I've ever walked away from a game more thoroughly exhausted than I did that night. Thank god we won.
*Our team banquet was the following night at our stadium club room and, if I remember correctly, as I am sure I cannot, the team danced on our bar, drank from the championship trophy (which I intend to use as an absurdly large cereal bowl at some stage) and took turns cloaking ourselves in our very large banner.
*That piece of paper is currently decorating my fridge and will remain there until I've done something more impressive and receive a piece of paper proving that. It's quite likely that paper never comes down.
*I've taken up netball. It's this sport where you can't touch the opponent or stand within 3 meters of them (I shit you not), AND that isn't even the worst part. The worst part: you have to wear a dress or a skirt. What? Why? WHAT?
*My first visitor while I am in Australia is coming in February. I know my mom came, but that doesn't count, she's my mom. She had to visit if she wanted to keep that title.
*I was starting to worry that somehow Australia wasn't a good enough bargaining chip to make putting up with me worth the trip. Here's a hot tip: if you don't wanna see me in Australia, you'll never want to.
*Matt gets here the 5th of Feb and leaves the 16th of Feb.
*Naturally, I am taking him to Bali.
*Naturally, I will use his trip as an excuse to play with some kangaroos again at the zoo.
*I dyed my hair. It's quite blonde.
*I went to an 80's themed party. I rocked the flashdance/yoga/let's get physical look. Yes, it was as uncomfortable as it looked.
*I've re-signed to come back and play again for Rocko. Pretty sure I didn't need to spell that out, but jussssssssst in case. It's been a long year, I get it.
*None of us want to wear our rings regularly (or at all) but we do want one night to wear them without feeling ridiculous and in a celebratory fashion. Thus, we have decided to plan a "Ring" party where we all wear our rings out in public together. There's strength in numbers.
*I'll direct your attention to my adult-like nails in the above photo. That's right, no bloody quicks, no jagged edges. Just classy, smooth tips thank you very much.
*I will be splitting my time on Christmas between two families this year, which I grew up doing anyways, so it feels very familiar. Afternoon tea with one family, and a bbq dinner with the next. I look forward to eating all their food.
*My mama is coming again this coming year to visit...for twice the time. That doesn't scare me at all, what are you talking about? Psh. Why would you even say that, I am thrilled, naturally.
*KIDDING MOM! You know I want you here, surely. Jokes aren't easy to come by is all, and sometimes you are an easy punchline. I know, I know--I'm better than that. Except I'm not. You may as well keep that bar at a steady decline, people.
*I saw Justin Timberlake in concert. That guy is gonna be a star.
*I went to a "mice racing" fundraiser. It's every bit what it sounds like, and somehow legal. There's alcohol, there's gambling, there are animals racing presumably against their will and probably without proper training; how is this legal? It's absolutely appalling. Try to not hold it against me when I tell you how much fun I had that night. Zip it, it was for a good cause.
*My cousin got married! I missed it but it's still awesome and worth mentioning.
*The Lakers beat Golden State last night. Merry Christmas Lakers fans, something tells me we've reached our high point for the season.
*I miss you mama. See you on Skype tomorrow.
Merry Christmas everyone! Hope everyone has a lovely holiday celebrating the birth of Christ! Enjoy the new year as well. See you in 2015.