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17.08.2003Sunday 17 August – ABC Classic FM Concert

Just as I was about to leave for the train, Tim and Michelle arrived and offered to drive me to the ABC Music Centre, which is just across the road from where Michelle works, thus allowing me to spend an hour or so talking to Tim, Michelle, Gus and his girlfriend, whose name escapes me right now. Getting a lift was nice, partly because it rained, and partly because my timetabled ferry and train combination would have left me no time to get there, meaning I’d have to have run, and still got there late. As it was, I was dropped off at the door, with plenty of time, and had a pleasant chat on the way over. The concert was, once again, packed out and, once again, quite enjoyable. Gregory Lee on violin and Lance Coburn on piano played Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No 2 in D, Op 94a and R Strauss’ Violin Sonata in E flat, Op 18. I’m not sure what that means, but it sounded ok.
After the concert, I caught a CityCat back to UQ with Raymond, and from there, by bus, to Indooroopilly, planning to buy a Pakistani meal. I was disappointed to find the shop not only closed, but all boarded up. I hope it’s not shut permanently, although that’s what it looks like. I ended up with some noodles from the “Wok On Inn”. I wasn’t very impressed, flaccid noodles, steamed veggies and mucus-like goo isn’t my idea of an ideal meal, although the “Cold Rock” milkshake I got afterwards warded off the hunger demons. To celebrate my milkshake, I went and watched “The Italian Job” at the cinema, which, judging by the capacity crowd, had just been released. It’s not that often that I sit in the front row with other people, let alone a full row. I don’t think there were any free seats anywhere. Annoyingly, Becky saw this movie last (American) summer, which just goes to show how delayed some of these movies are here in Australia. The movie is good – I enjoyed it. It reminded me of “Ocean’s 11”, which I saw the other day on TV with Joe.
Comment by DK – Tuesday 19 August 2003, 7:43 AM
  So what do you think of the New MINIs? :-D I have not seen the film, just don't fancy it :-)
Comment by Ned – Tuesday 19 August 2003, 10:47 AM
  Hehe, they did the job, weird looking cars though, I'd rather a Lamborghini myself, but that’s just me.
Comment by DK – Wednesday 20 August 2003, 6:04 AM
  Weird car for a weird person, perfect! :-D

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