08.01.2008 30 °F
It’s pretty much been raining since I got back to Christchurch. The last 3 days it’s been raining non-stop. Annoying. Apparently there’s flooding going on further south so it’s probably good that I didn’t stay in Queenstown. It flooded really bad there while they were filming Lord of the Rings and they had to hold off shooting in that area. People who lived there were rowing kayaks in the street. Crazy. You can see it on the making of documentaries on Return of the King. It’s really cool but crappy at the same time.
I’ve had the last 3 days off so I’ve pretty much been walking around getting myself familiar with the city. I know it pretty well by now. Of course, it’s always raining when I go out. I finally invested in an umbrella. It’s black and has the New Zealand fern on it and it also says “New Zealand” underneath it. It’s not bad for 10 bucks. But I really have to watch my money now ‘cause I thought that I would be getting paid every week but at this job they get paid every other week. So I won’t get paid until a week from Tuesday. But that’s okay. I pretty much have almost everything I need I just need to get a few more groceries and I’m good to go.
I’m all settled into my flat now. It’s not bad. It has everything I need. The only thing I don’t like is that it’s absolutely FREEZING inside. It’s colder inside than outside. They have a portable heater in one of the rooms and it gets the room really nice and toasty so I pretty much just stay in that room. And thank God for my laptop ‘cause they don’t have a TV in here. My boss said it’ll be getting one soon but I think I would probably kill someone if I couldn’t watch my movies.
Speaking of which, I spent the last 2 days re-watching The Office. I forgot how much I love it. And it made me cry at the end. I hadn’t cried at it since the first time I saw it. But since I hadn’t watched it all for a long time it was very emotional. It has the happiest ending ever!!! I love Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. They are geniuses. And if it wasn’t for them, there would be no American Office so all you people who watch the American one and haven’t seen the BBC version..........get in on that!!!
I finally found a place that carries my favorite magazine. “EMPIRE”. It is, by far, the coolest movie magazine in the world. Surprisingly, it costs just as much as it does back home so that’s good for me. It’s 10 bucks back home and I thought for sure that it would be double that. But luckily, for me, it isn’t. It has Batman on the cover. Which I have not seen yet so no one ruin it for me. I will get around to seeing it eventually. Oh, speaking of new movies, I saw the trailer for the next Harry Potter and it looks AWESOME!!! I cannot wait to see it. Only 4 more months, YAY!!! And it’s the same director as the 5th film which is really good ‘cause I think the 5th film really kept the spirit of the books even though they had to cut out so much of it. So did the 3rd one but the 5th one is my favorite. Hmmm, maybe I’ll watch Harry Potter tonight.
I go back to work tomorrow night and work 2 nights after that. Then I have 2 days off and go back 4 nights after that. Blah. When I go back for the 4 nights it’ll be my first shift completely on my own. Scary. The job is easy but there is a lot of work to get done in a small amount of time. It’s a lot of cleaning and it has to be done by 6 am. But it’s a really good work out so at least I’ll be getting my exercise. Not that I haven’t gotten enough already walking around everywhere.
K, well I guess that’s all for now. I miss you guys and I think about you all the time. Take care!!!