Wednesday, June 15, 2005


Consumer Weekend

Our weekend in Melbourne was really good. We took down two suitcases - one full of our stuff, and the other full of the first suitcase - and came back with them both very full. Most of it was boring (as in "not for me") clothes, although I did get a couple of new jumpers and t-shirts. Oh, and a very nice leather jacket. On the more interesting side (as in "not clothes"), we picked up a copy of the Tale of Genji, which is the first novel ever written (well, actually it's not. But it's close. And you find a novel from the 11th centurary that's more famous). I also grabbed a Philip K Dick omnibus, which includes Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep.

We had dinner at a couple of really nice places. The first covered both sides of a little alley in Flinders Lane. On Saturday night we went to a place called The River in Southbank. We got given a table at the window overlooking the Yarra, and decided to order the seafood platter. It took us over an hour to get through. Yum.

We checked out the DFO on Monday. We were fairly shopped out by that point, considering it was a few hours before our flight home, but I did have the standard "random, weird moment". I bumped into someone I went to school with who I haven't seen in about a year. She just happened to be in Melbourne for the long weekend as well.

So yeah, great weekend.

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