07.24.2008 30 °F
Hi and hello!!!
Sorry I haven't updated in so long. I had very little internet access the past few days. But let me fill you in on what's been going on.
This last Saturday, there was a band that came to stay at the backpacker's that I was at. And they happened to be playing at The Penguin Club that night. I figured that would be a good thing to go and do since I hadn't really done anything in that town at all. There was another girl in the lounge talking to the band and we decided to go to the club together. She's a very lovely girl. She's from Dunedin and her name is Selina. I thought I was going with someone around my own age but was surprised to find out that she was actually 42. The years have been kind to her. She was good company for the evening.
When we got to the club we grabbed a seat and waited for the band to start. The band's name is "Bunnies On Ponies". Classic. They were really good!!! So good, in fact, that Selina and I danced to a few of the songs. We met a guy sitting behind us named John. He told us a bit about the band. The lead singer is part of another band called "The Phoenix Foundation" which apparently is pretty famous in New Zealand. They have a music video on TV and everything. He also told us that the lead singer wrote the music for the film "Eagle Vs. Shark" which I absolutely loved and it stars Jemaine Clement from The Flight of the Conchords. The music in that film is awesome. Check it out if you haven't already!!! So, hearing that, I just HAD to buy their cd and have the guys sign it. They were really cool. They are actually from Wellington so when I head back up there I'll have to go to some more of their shows.
The Penguin Club itself was really cool. It's one of those small bars that barely fits anyone and it's really famous in New Zealand for bands to come and play at. It's seriously hidden behind all these old buildings. It was kinda hard to find. But the good thing was that it was really close to the backpacker's.
After that we headed over to a place called "Fat Sally's" for a drink. Here's the cool thing. The owner is a fat chick named Sally. How cool is it that she is so confident in her own body that she would own a bar and name it after how she looks??? That woman ROCKS!!! It's a pretty nice place and they have really good food.
After THAT, we headed over to Oamaru's "nightclub". I walked in and just laughed. It reminded me of the really crappy bars in San Diego that have dance floors. It was classic. It was called "The Globe". It's also above a bank. Awesome.
After that, we called it a night. The next day I met up with John again and we had some pizza at Filadelfio's cuz it's so awesome. Then we went to his house and watched some Family Guy cuz he is also a big fan. We quote it all the time.
So, that's basically it. Then today I got on the bus around 3 and arrived in Christchurch around 7. I was so glad to leave that place behind. I strongly dislike it.
Now I am at the backpacker's that I will be working at. It's really nice. I start work on Sunday. HOORAY!!! Money for Sara. I'll be here for the next month which will give me time to find a job in Wellington. Cuz I think that is where I'll be heading next.
That's all for now, talk to you all soon!!!