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Feb. 2nd, 2008

Today I woke up after a few hours sleep (damn that cleaning of the Stadium), finished Q & A (which was very good, even though I felt the ending wasn't as well written as the rest of it) and then we went into town so I could buy my Buddhist prayer flags. I can't wait to hang them up across the windows of my classroom. The city was full of SEVEN's supporters last night and again this morning. It's a huge thing here to dress up, and wow, do people dress up, in groups. It started with matching Hawaiian shirts, and developed into a full-blown carnival-type dress-up, where everyone in your group looks the same, or wears the same themed clothes, or joins together to form something. We watched a group of guys walk across the road in front of us last night in single file, each wearing a kind of yellow barrel construction round their middles. They formed a yellow submarine! People dress as tarts, prostitutes, maids, Flinstones, Mr T (and a whole group might all be Mr T or they might be the A Team), policemen, sheriffs, cowboys, even cows. Most bizarre I saw this morning (the city is FULL of these tourists) was a man dressed in black with a clerical collar, and he had a dummy of a toddler affixed to his trousers with its face pressed against the fly of his pants. Everyone spends a lot of time on their costumes and there are spot prizes, I think.

But better news, who won the Sevens Tournament? England? Wales? USA? Fiji? Australia? Samoa? Tonga? Argentina? Kenya? Noooooooooooooo, it was NEW ZEALAND *g* and I am NOT cleaning up the Stadium this time!

And today I received a lovely postcard from moth2fic and vivh, which was very exciting. Thank you, thank you, that was so kind *g*

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suilven
Feb. 2nd, 2008 11:22 am (UTC)
Does sound a lot of fun.

was a man dressed in black with a clerical collar, and he had a dummy of a toddler affixed to his trousers with its face pressed against the fly of his pants.
VERY bizare Personally I think he should be arrested. Why would anybody think that funny? I can't imagine anybody getting away with that here. I can't see it being tolerated and I don't mean by the police, I think the general public wouldn't tolerate it.

It was NEW ZEALAND
Aw, congratulations. Makes up for all that heartache over the world cup, huh? :)
natesmountain
Feb. 3rd, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
It was totally disgusting, but -I think the general public wouldn't tolerate it. - at the Sevens almost anything goes. It's amazing that they banned the mankini!
What really worried me is that Finn saw him too and he got the message. I told him he should be too young to understand that!

Thank you. But shut up about the World Cup. *humph*

greenpizzazz6
Feb. 2nd, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
The costumes sound crazy! Did you take any pictures of any of them?
greenpizzazz6
Feb. 3rd, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
Wow, it looks crazy! But fascinating!
natesmountain
Feb. 3rd, 2008 09:28 am (UTC)
You got it exactly right, crazy but fascinating.
moth2fic
Feb. 3rd, 2008 11:14 am (UTC)
We wrote it in Starbucks, over the last coffee of the outing!
natesmountain
Feb. 3rd, 2008 11:37 am (UTC)
The 'last' coffee of the outing!!! Hee!
vivh
Feb. 4th, 2008 07:56 am (UTC)
Our outings do involve quite a lot of coffee!!

Pleased about the Sevens! - but sorry about your stadium cleaning, sounds awful!!
natesmountain
Feb. 4th, 2008 08:48 am (UTC)
-but sorry about your stadium cleaning,
It's not so bad a day or two later. But I'd hate to do it again.
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