I'm feeling low today. Normally I would't even tell you and mostly people who can see my face already know. I have called myself a duck lately (yes and a chicken too.. nice bird theme going on) but for a duck, i have terrible trouble letting water run off my back. On one hand, I understand the personality of the person I attribute my grief to but because I am one of the people who she aims her shortcomings at, I feel deflated and angered and disappointed at her lack of maturity and wisdom.
I'm where I am to learn the lesson and I'm just as bad for not learning it.
If lessons were easy to learn, we'd all angels and where would THAT get us.
Other news: My lovely cousin Kristy and her husband are expecting their first child any minute. She's in Hospital and her husband hasn't txt'd me for several hours so I will make the assumption he's very busy so that's great. Cousin sounds like some distant relative - but in our case, they are more like siblings, having our families grow up together. I'd be there right now if I had a car.
My car is at the Panelbeater. The assessor can't come til tomorrow. Wheels grind slowly - it's taken ages to get this far.. two weeks, in fact.
I had a nice phonecall from an internet friend last night. (knows he's reading this so keeps talking as if he's not here) I left him my number, never thinking he'd call. But he did, and it cheered me up somewhat. I don't think either of us can be arsed meeting up with each other, even though we work 4 blocks apart in the same town. But the phone call was nice, and a big chunk of what I needed last night so Captain Black* - thankyou.
* that's his real name. Mr and Mrs Black's son, Captain.
for those of you who missed the Tui Awards, the winners are:
Album of the Year, Best Group, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, International Achievement: The Datsuns - The Datsuns.
Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year: goodshirt - Sophie.
Best Solo Artist, Best Female Vocalist, Highest-selling NZ Album: Bic Runga - Beautiful Collision.
Best Male Vocalist: Che Fu - Misty Frequencies.
Highest-selling NZ Single: Katchafire - Giddy Up.
Best Urban Album, People's Choice: Nesian Mystik - Polysaturated.
Best Dance Album: Salmonella Dub - Outside the Dubplates.
Best Roots Music Album: Trinity Roots - True.
Best Jazz Album: Kevin Clark - Once Upon a Song I Flew.
Best Classical Album: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra - Douglas Lilburn: The Three Symphonies.
Best Mana Reo Album: Ngahiwi Apanui - E Tau Nei.
Best Mana Maori Album: Upper Hutt Posse - Te Reo Maori Remixes.
Best Pacific Island Album: Pacific Soul - Pacific Soul.