Day 3 in Brisbane!

June 24, 2007

So yes! I arrived in Brisbane on Friday morning! The flight was delayed for about 20 minutes so I didn’t arrive in Brisbane from Perth until about 6:30am Brisbane time and I didn’t get to the flat till about 7:00am. When I first got there it took the guy who was living there at the time about 10 minutes to open the door for me. And when he did, oh man, it smelt so bad. I think the guy smoked indoors (both kinds of smoking in my opinion, but I can’t be sure). But yeah, it smelt quite bad, it smelt like a homeless guy barfed all over the house and then left the house out in the sun for an eternity, so you have a burnt vomit burnt hobo smell.

So I basically slept for about 3 hours (I had a series of micro-sleeps on the plane) and woke up and then decided I should probably head of to the company and let them know I had arrived. My awesome friends bought me a Brisbane street directory and it totally kicks ass. If it wasn’t for that street directory I wouldn’t have been able to find the company at all! So I started working and I was amazed at what I saw. I saw a Fer-wait-for-it-RARI. Thats right ladies and gents, a Ferrari F430 just driving along all normally. And what was amazing was how quiet it was when it was idling at the lights, but when it took off BREWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNGGGGGGGGGGG! Sweetest sound ever. And thats not all. I also saw a lime green Lotus Exige! Seeing those two cars in one day was pretty friggen amazing.

After picking my jaw up off the floor i continued walking towards to what I thought was the city (I’ll explain this in a little bit!). I was surprised at how similar it was to Perth. It was like walking though Northbridge only minus the drunken jerks and skanky ho’s. Heaps and heaps of restaurants and bars and the people seemed pretty friendly. At least here if you smile at a random girl on the street or open the door for them they’ll smile back or thank you. So I finally get to the area where i think I’m supposed to be and I still couldn’t find the building. I knew it was next to a wine cellar and I found that ok, but other than that there was no indication there was another company there. I walked around that building for about another 10 minutes until I gave up and went into the wine cellar and asked if they knew where Krome Studios was. The lady there looked at me funny and said “Errr, it’s right next to us, next to our main entrance.” Boy was my face red, I felt so stupid.

So I go into the building and talk to the receptionist and I ask to talk to Theron who’s a programmer there, and then the receptionist calls the HR girl to sort all the paper work out. And all that stuff got sorted out and I was told that I would start on Monday night.

Oh man, I’m watching 60 Minutes and they’re talking about Second Life (again!). Cue reporter getting changed into an avatar, talk in a distorted robot voice modulator, and then cue generic electronic music. And now it’s boring! It just annoys me immensely, that they get 2 very average looking couples (normally the guy looks much more nerdy) and then they talk about how much better their Second Life lives are than their real life looks.

Anyways, I get distracted.

And yesterday I went out to the city with Theron and went to explore in the city of Brisbane. Remember how I said before I said I thought I was in the city? Well I wasn’t in the city at all. I was in Fortitude Vally, the slightly larger and more populated version of Northbridge. And then I explored the city for a little bit and then went and bought a rice cooker! So now I can cook my own meals!

But yeah I’m pretty tired now, so I’m going to stop and I’ll write more later!

So I was having a conversation with my mum about Brisbane and what things I’ll miss the most (my friends, my mums cooking etc etc) and the conversation goes something like this:

Mum: So you’ll miss your friends as well?
Me: Of course I will, that’ll be one of the things I miss the most!
Mum: What about that guy Subaru? You haven’t known him for that long have you?
Me thinking: *Who the fuck is she talking about. since when did a car manufacturer become a friend?*
Me: Who are you talking about, I don’t know anyone named Subaru.
Mum: You know! The guy that came over with his comics and stuff!
Me: You mean Debari?
Mum: YES! THATS WHAT I JUST SAID! SUBARU!

I giggled for about 10 minutes.

So congrats Debari! Your new name is Subaru!