Friday, 2 May 2008

Rise My Sun

It is almost 5am and I am still awake. I am swamped in neglected study. I have been awake all night fighting with an assignment. I have an exam in 5 hours time and I'm not really prepared for it. This past month I have fallen seriously behind with my studies, I'm even a little ashamed by how long I have been neglecting them. Let's all blame Hunk :-D In fact I was hoping to catch up with Him tonight but circumstances didn't work out. I spent a good hour feeling sorry for myself but I guess it was for the best, since I know if He was around I would have got no work done at all. Not that I've got much done anyway.

Here, everything smells of smoke. Brisbane is surrounded on three sides by mountains and almost all of them are on fire. The city is covered in a light rust haze, everything and everyone smells of wood smoke and burning eucalyptus leaves. The fires this year are safe, almost unnoticeable, if it wasn't for the red smoke drifting across everything and the scent, this is what Australia smells like, burning trees. Some years are very bad, once my school was evacuated because the smoke was so thick you couldn't see more than 10 metres in front of you. School was cancelled the next day and I stood in my backyard and watched the ash fall like snow. The smoke lasted a month, I forgot what it was like to breathe fresh air. My school jumper still smells of that summer. I've washed it over and over but the smoke just won't leave it.

I'm hoping the sun will rise soon since it's very cold and I can no longer feel my fingers, I want to go stand underneath it and steal the warmth. Until then I'm just going to have to entertain myself by watching the smoke whirl underneath the street lights and maybe think about possibly traipsing back to that horrible assignment...maybe.

Edit: Exam is done and assignment is handed in, so you can all stop giving me shit now! :-)
Oh and walking to the bus stop this morning, that was not fun. Within the hour and half from posting this to leaving the house the smoke had gone wild! I couldn't even see the bottom of the hill and when I finally got down there it was just thick with brown smoke. It was horrible. My eyes were watering, my throat stung and I thought I was going to suffocate and/or choke to death. Nasty. It was pretty bad at Uni too, the fire alarm went off and the buildings were evacuated. I was really worried I wasn't going to be able to get back in and finish my assignment, but I snuck away from the security men and slipped in the side door :-)


  1. Smoke sticks to dreadlocks too - in the worst way possible.

    Am I too late to tell you to stop fighting with the assignment? Sometimes the best thing you can do for your brain is to let it rest. It will come through for you when you need it to.

  2. stop blaming Hunk. blogger is to blame completely! get ur ass off and go nail the assignment!

  3. am with antipop, go do some work girl

  4. The internet is to blame. Always.

  5. I like it when we collectively choose to heap the blame on anyone/thing else other than ourselves..

    But let's not heap it on Hunk. I like Hunk! Let's heap it on Ginger.

    Or blogger.

    - Miss Cheri

  6. [ominously]

    Sister, I am not going to be to blame for you failing.

    I AM NOT.

    Cant have people blaming me. Nor the blog. So, you know what to do (or what not to do...)

    Big Brother

  7. i was wondering what was smouldering....

  8. Another lurker speaks up: studying is over-rated. So, what do you do with your degree besides make your parents proud? Or I'm just sad my great years as a student ended and now I've hurried up to become an adult.
    Since I read posts I've missed from the bottom up, I must ask this question: Are you dating the president of Australia? Cuz girl that anonymity is just badass! ((grins))

  9. @Carlo: Hahahaha the Prime Minister of Australia :-D No, he's not quite the Prime Minister of Australia...

    My Dad was pretty impressed by Hunk, when I explained who he is, but it's certainly not for his political skills.