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20-4-2014

Easter Sunday! CHOCOLATE! AND ALSO A PUPPY WITH A REALLY UNCOMFORTABLE PILLOW!

So, I woke up at Chelle’s this morning, and we lazed in bed for a while before getting up! We then got up, had some breakfast, and then around about 10.40ish I drove home, as Chelle was going round to her family at 11. I got home, and said hi to my family, talked to them for a bit, and then got ready and went off to work.

Work was really really quiet, I was supposed to be cleaning cinemas, but ended up rolling ice creams for the majority of the shift, as well as talking with coworkers Alana and then Sam at the end of the shift.

After work, I drove home, and we had some family friends around, well, Dad’s old best friend from high school (who, to be fair, is a dickhead to people), and his family. I talked to him about media though, which was nice, and stood my ground when he was being rude, which, fortunately, was not often. His family were quite nice, they’re muslim, and his wife is from Malaysia, and they’re lovely. We had a BIG dinner, eggplant lasagne, a fish pie kinda thing, the DELICIOUS rice salad and a Greek salad, with passionfruit cheesecake for dessert!

Afterwards, the kids wanted to play a board game, so I played Cluedo with them for a bit, before the family wanted to all take photos of everyone, so I did that and then drove round to Chelle’s.

Chelle wasn’t feeling the best, so I looked after her until she felt better, and we snuggled together, and had some fun, went on tumblr together and had a really nice night before falling asleep!

19-4-2014
So here is a LOT of stock, getting ready for the day at work. SO MUCH STUFF. And it’s probably all gone by now…
ANYWAY, I woke up earlyish with Chelle this morning, and then we both got ready, and then drove out to Riccarton at 8.20. I dropped her off, and then got going to work myself.
I got there, and started at 9.45, on the ticket box - which wasn’t as busy as it had been yesterday. SO, I sold a lot of tickets, and then helped with a lot of stocking and such things, and then after work, I drove home, and had some dinner with the family. Afterwards, I played a bit of Skyrim, and then at 6.30ish, I drove round to Chelle’s, picked her up, and then went out to the airport to see off Matthew and Mikala, who were off on their trip to Europe!
It was good to see them before they left, and we all gave them lots of hugs. Chelle and I went back home afterwards, and pretty much plonked on the floor, because tired. We spent a little time with her family, and then went off to her room, had some fun and then fell asleep! And yeah! That was my day!

19-4-2014

So here is a LOT of stock, getting ready for the day at work. SO MUCH STUFF. And it’s probably all gone by now…

ANYWAY, I woke up earlyish with Chelle this morning, and then we both got ready, and then drove out to Riccarton at 8.20. I dropped her off, and then got going to work myself.

I got there, and started at 9.45, on the ticket box - which wasn’t as busy as it had been yesterday. SO, I sold a lot of tickets, and then helped with a lot of stocking and such things, and then after work, I drove home, and had some dinner with the family. Afterwards, I played a bit of Skyrim, and then at 6.30ish, I drove round to Chelle’s, picked her up, and then went out to the airport to see off Matthew and Mikala, who were off on their trip to Europe!

It was good to see them before they left, and we all gave them lots of hugs. Chelle and I went back home afterwards, and pretty much plonked on the floor, because tired. We spent a little time with her family, and then went off to her room, had some fun and then fell asleep! And yeah! That was my day!

18-4-2014
A haunting, mysterious driveway… turns out to be where Libs’ boyfriend lives, I was picking her up from there that night.
So I woke up with Chelle this morning, and we lazed in bed for a bit, before getting up! We then spent the day together, read together, made some lunch, did things, but again my memory is NOT the best at the moment, and I’m going BLAH just trying to think about what happened! 
I remember that I went to work at 4.30, and rolled NO ice creams (even though I was on a choctop shift) because it was just SO busy! But after work, I went round to Chelle’s, picked her up, and then went round to Olaf’s, and picked Libs, and then came home, and snuggled down into bed, had some fun and then fell asleep, which was really a lovely end to the day.

18-4-2014

A haunting, mysterious driveway… turns out to be where Libs’ boyfriend lives, I was picking her up from there that night.

So I woke up with Chelle this morning, and we lazed in bed for a bit, before getting up! We then spent the day together, read together, made some lunch, did things, but again my memory is NOT the best at the moment, and I’m going BLAH just trying to think about what happened! 

I remember that I went to work at 4.30, and rolled NO ice creams (even though I was on a choctop shift) because it was just SO busy! But after work, I went round to Chelle’s, picked her up, and then went round to Olaf’s, and picked Libs, and then came home, and snuggled down into bed, had some fun and then fell asleep, which was really a lovely end to the day.

17-4-2014

Here’s Chelle’s beautiful eye, and my not quite so beautiful face - we got bored, so we took some photos!

So I woke up at Chelle’s, and we got up, had some breakfast and today was a very wet day! So, we spent the day inside. If I remember right, we played some trivial pursuit, and read together, and oh dear I really get out of date with these photos these days don’t I? 

But anyway, the day went on, and around 4ish we took some photos because we felt like it, and then I took Chelle down to the bus stop, and then went home for dinner. I then played some Xbox I think, and did a little bit of work on my media assignment, and then went round to Chelle’s after she got home from work, about 9.45ish. We then spent the night together and it was lovely! 

16-4-2014
Chelle’s beautiful shoe/boot. OHMAJESUS it is gorgeous, I wish I had a pair…
SO, today was quite lovely! I woke up with Chelley about 9.30ish, we accidentally slept in because the alarm was too quiet. So we got up, and got dressed, after a while, and had some breakfast, and then I had to get going off to RDU, while Chelle did some study!
The show went kinda averagely, we didn’t have a film review, and just had a couple of voice breaks every now and then - new show name, but nothing exciting, except the show cut out at one point for a while… we were on dead air, which was a pain! Also talked in the break to Ash about corsets, and apparently she’s got three now! More than me!!
Anyway, after the show, I went back to Chelle’s, where we studied together for a while, and then about 4ish we packed up and watched the rest of the Muppets, which was really really good! We then went round to her Oma and Opa’s to say hi. Her Mum was there, and we had a hot chocolate and some dutch biscuits, which were quite nice, although the licorice was a bit salty for my liking.
Anyway, afterwards, we drove back to Chelle’s and had some dinner, a lovely roast chicken! We ate and it was delicious, and then went off to Chelle’s room for a while, and had some fun. After a while, we went back to the lounge, and her parents were watched “About Time”, which I suggested to them. So, me and Chelle sat down and watched the rest of it with them, and really really enjoyed it. It was the third time I’ve seen it, but it was fantastic, it really was! Afterwards, we were feeling really good, and went to bed, and snuggled, and it was just a really really nice night!

16-4-2014

Chelle’s beautiful shoe/boot. OHMAJESUS it is gorgeous, I wish I had a pair…

SO, today was quite lovely! I woke up with Chelley about 9.30ish, we accidentally slept in because the alarm was too quiet. So we got up, and got dressed, after a while, and had some breakfast, and then I had to get going off to RDU, while Chelle did some study!

The show went kinda averagely, we didn’t have a film review, and just had a couple of voice breaks every now and then - new show name, but nothing exciting, except the show cut out at one point for a while… we were on dead air, which was a pain! Also talked in the break to Ash about corsets, and apparently she’s got three now! More than me!!

Anyway, after the show, I went back to Chelle’s, where we studied together for a while, and then about 4ish we packed up and watched the rest of the Muppets, which was really really good! We then went round to her Oma and Opa’s to say hi. Her Mum was there, and we had a hot chocolate and some dutch biscuits, which were quite nice, although the licorice was a bit salty for my liking.

Anyway, afterwards, we drove back to Chelle’s and had some dinner, a lovely roast chicken! We ate and it was delicious, and then went off to Chelle’s room for a while, and had some fun. After a while, we went back to the lounge, and her parents were watched “About Time”, which I suggested to them. So, me and Chelle sat down and watched the rest of it with them, and really really enjoyed it. It was the third time I’ve seen it, but it was fantastic, it really was! Afterwards, we were feeling really good, and went to bed, and snuggled, and it was just a really really nice night!

15-4-2014

Books, bookcases, cases with things, and me and Chelley. A rather wonderful night out at the quiz!

So today has been rather nice! Woke up with my lovely Chelley this morning, and we had quite the sleep in! We lazily got up, got dressed and spent the day together! Chelley dyed her hair today, so I tried to help a little bit with that, while at the same time also playing on my phone! As you can see, it’s QUITE a bit darker than it was previously! ‘Tis absolutely gorgeous and I love it!

By about 1pm, I drove to pick Ciaran up, and we printed off a photo, and then went round to mine. We waited for Jane to arrive, and sorted out audio, and then we set up the lounge like a mock TV studio, and filmed a little TV segment. It took a couple of hours, but by 3.30 WE WERE DONE. DONE WITH ALL OF THE FILMING FOR THIS FIRST SHORT FILM!!!! SO, now, all that needs to be done is finishing up editing, and promoting the hell out of this film! Which, we intend to release by around September.

ANYWAY, afterwards Jane left, and I took Ciaran home, and then drove back to Chelle’s! Once there, we spent a while together at her place, and then got ready and went off to a NEW quiz night at the Fox and Ferret! Chelle and I arrived there, and named our team “When Pigs Fly”, after our ability to score about averagely and probably won’t win. We bought some chips with gravy (a delicacy Chelle remembers from Canada) and then her Dad arrived, and we got stuck into the quiz!

Surprisingly, WE WON. We got 74, which was a rather average night for us, we think, and GOOD LORD WE WON. ‘Twas quite crazy, and we got a $50 Fox and Ferret voucher, which we intend to use next time we come to the quiz all together! OH, and the quizmaster was really cool, was very chatty to us, because he noticed that we were fanning over the amount of books everywhere!

Afterwards, Chelle and I went back to mine, and said goodbye to her Dad. We sat in Libs’ room for a while, and talked and laughed with her for ages, and apparently Libs wants to make a speech at our wedding when we eventually one day get married - and I think it’ll be hilarious, and Chelle was thinking “oh god this family” in the best possible way.

Anyway, after that, we went to bed and started watching the 2011 Muppets Movie, but got a bit distracted and ended up having a lot of fun, before falling asleep! AND YEAH! That was our day!

14-4-2014

'Twas a Monday night and all through the restaurant, we were very happy because jelly beans. ALSO THIS BOARD GAME. YOU EXPLORE A HAUNTED HOUSE TOGETHER, AND IT WAS AWESOME AND A BIT SCARY AND I LOVED IT.

So, today was pretty good! I woke up with my Chelley this morning, and we got up, got dressed, and just had a rather nice morning. OH YES AND IT IS UNI HOLIDAYS. HUZZAH! So Chelle and I spent the day together, and in the afternoon we did a bit of study/editing… and I’m honestly having a bit of difficulty what happened today before the evening… oh dear.

But anyway, the night was good! Chelle and I went to Lone Star, and met with Shannon, Renae, Matthew, and Mikala! Matthew and Mikala gave out some late Christmas presents, and they gave me this super awesome Beatles notebook, which is really really funky looking! We were waiting on Alex and Ashleigh, and Ash arrived and we all went upstairs and had a sit and then Alex turned up! We ordered food, and Ash and I bought a plate of 12 ribs to share, but they gave us 15!! WHICH IS CRAZY. But delicious, none the less. Absolutely brilliant! Afterwards, we paid, and Ash went off home, but the rest of us went to Matthew’s house where we played a whole lot of card and board games! We played this one called Zombies (I think), it was a dice game where you have to collect 13 brains, and avoid the shot guns - that was fun, I came in a close second to Matthew. Afterwards, we played this game called Fluxx, but it was the Monty Python edition, a game where the rules change constantly and it is rather hilarious! Chelle set up a thingy where EVERYONE won the game, which was quite funny! And then, we set up this game you see above…

It was called Betrayal at the House on the Hill, and it was an AWESOME game! We each had characters, and we all went exploring this house, until the haunting began, and it was revealed that Shannon was a traitor, and she was working with a witch who wanted to turn everyone into frogs! So, we all worked together to defeat the witch, who killed me and Renae (I think) and Michelle and Matthew managed to escape unscathed, apart from having been turned into frogs and back again.

Once the game wrapped up, it was midnight, and Chelle and I were exhausted, so we went back to hers, and were planning to go to mine, but instead just fell asleep! And that was our day!

13-4-2014
SUNDAY! Quick update for the day because I’ve a few to do and also I cannot entire remember the day (oh dear God, I have really gotten slack these days, haven’t I? WELL, I suppose it was always a photo blog first and foremost, weren’t it? Not a “Graeden talks about his day” blog, although I like that too…) HERE IS AN APPLE! It’s actually a wax apple, my sister brought it back from a holiday for moi, which was lovely of her. It sits on my windowsill and looks out to the world.
ANYWAY, SO - today, I woke up at Chelle’s, and she was off to work, SO I drove home about 9.30ish. I got home, and then I sat on my laptop pretty much all of the day. So on my laptop, I literally sat there and I edited the documentary for five hours - with the odd break inbetween in order to have some lunch and just have small breaks. BUT IT IS COMING ALONG NICELY! HUZZAH!
About 5ish, I quickly snapped this photo and then got ready for work.
I went off to work, and it was rather dull, and I think I just rolled ice creams all night and talked music with one of the cinema workers, Paige, who didn’t want to serve out front so she helped me dip ice creams. HUZZAH! After work, I went back to Chelle’s, and snuggled with her and went off to sleep that night, and it was wonderful! WOO!

13-4-2014

SUNDAY! Quick update for the day because I’ve a few to do and also I cannot entire remember the day (oh dear God, I have really gotten slack these days, haven’t I? WELL, I suppose it was always a photo blog first and foremost, weren’t it? Not a “Graeden talks about his day” blog, although I like that too…) HERE IS AN APPLE! It’s actually a wax apple, my sister brought it back from a holiday for moi, which was lovely of her. It sits on my windowsill and looks out to the world.

ANYWAY, SO - today, I woke up at Chelle’s, and she was off to work, SO I drove home about 9.30ish. I got home, and then I sat on my laptop pretty much all of the day. So on my laptop, I literally sat there and I edited the documentary for five hours - with the odd break inbetween in order to have some lunch and just have small breaks. BUT IT IS COMING ALONG NICELY! HUZZAH!

About 5ish, I quickly snapped this photo and then got ready for work.

I went off to work, and it was rather dull, and I think I just rolled ice creams all night and talked music with one of the cinema workers, Paige, who didn’t want to serve out front so she helped me dip ice creams. HUZZAH! After work, I went back to Chelle’s, and snuggled with her and went off to sleep that night, and it was wonderful! WOO!

12-4-2014
A last speed post of the day! Here’s Chelle’s rose, which I gave to her when she got home from America. Snapped this just before I ran off to work!
I woke up at Chelle’s this morning, and it was about 10.30ish in the morning. We had a massive sleep in, and it was fantastic! We talked for ages, and it was around 11-11.30 by the time we got up! So we got up, and planned out the day. We had some breakfast, cleaned up, got ready, and then popped down to the supermarket, where we bought some ingredients, and then we went home.
What were we baking? RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE BROWNIES. Michelle was worried that they weren’t going to turn out well, but after we’d made up the mixture and baked them, they turned out wonderfully! We ate some, and I was very pleased with them!
Afterwards, we pulled out trivial pursuit and had a game with Chelle’s Dad. He was winning, and then about half way through I had to get changed and going to work! I assume he won, because he knows a lot of things about stuff. I however, do not.
So then I went off to work, where it was QUITE busy, and I spent the time on Box Office, selling tickets and then making ice creams in part. OH, I made a choctop that had ONLY chocolate in the centre of it, I was quite pleased with that. It sounded good, another cinema worker ate it and thought it good, so I was pleased with that!
After work, I went home to Chelle, and was quite awake - she and her family were watching Philomena, and Chelle and I are planning on watching that together at some point, but we went off and had some fun. Afterwards, we snuggled for a while, and I started reading a steampunk story to her, but she fell asleep halfway through. SO, I looked on tumblr for a wee bit and fell asleep! AND that has been my day! WOO!

12-4-2014

A last speed post of the day! Here’s Chelle’s rose, which I gave to her when she got home from America. Snapped this just before I ran off to work!

I woke up at Chelle’s this morning, and it was about 10.30ish in the morning. We had a massive sleep in, and it was fantastic! We talked for ages, and it was around 11-11.30 by the time we got up! So we got up, and planned out the day. We had some breakfast, cleaned up, got ready, and then popped down to the supermarket, where we bought some ingredients, and then we went home.

What were we baking? RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE BROWNIES. Michelle was worried that they weren’t going to turn out well, but after we’d made up the mixture and baked them, they turned out wonderfully! We ate some, and I was very pleased with them!

Afterwards, we pulled out trivial pursuit and had a game with Chelle’s Dad. He was winning, and then about half way through I had to get changed and going to work! I assume he won, because he knows a lot of things about stuff. I however, do not.

So then I went off to work, where it was QUITE busy, and I spent the time on Box Office, selling tickets and then making ice creams in part. OH, I made a choctop that had ONLY chocolate in the centre of it, I was quite pleased with that. It sounded good, another cinema worker ate it and thought it good, so I was pleased with that!

After work, I went home to Chelle, and was quite awake - she and her family were watching Philomena, and Chelle and I are planning on watching that together at some point, but we went off and had some fun. Afterwards, we snuggled for a while, and I started reading a steampunk story to her, but she fell asleep halfway through. SO, I looked on tumblr for a wee bit and fell asleep! AND that has been my day! WOO!

11-4-2014

Girl me! Gosh I’m pretty…. vain. AHA. See what I did there? Had a wee bit of a rocker look to me today.

SO, another speed post, I woke up at Chelle’s this morning, and got up, dressed, did my hair and makeup, had some breakfast, and together we went off to uni! Once we got there, I walked Chelle to her class, and then went off to the library. I sat down on the tenth floor and did some editing work, and Chelle came found me afterwards, and I kept editing for a little while. About 12, we went and handed in some of her assignments, and passed some tutors and lecturers I know (but they didn’t recognise me I don’t think) and then we got in the car. So we drove back to Chelle’s place, where we got home, had some fun, had some lunch, and played a game before I got changed for work. SO then I went off to work.

And work was rather quiet, for me at least. It was busy for everyone else. I was rolling ice creams all night, and built up quite a bit of arm muscle doing it, I gotta say! I rolled about 300 odd ice creams, and then finished up for the night, and drove back to Chelle’s.

Once I got there, she’d gotten home from work, I pretty much plonked alongside her and we went off to bed after a wee bit, both utterly knackered. And that was ma day!