Tuesday, January 17, 2012

what? 2012?

Its been uneventful in the couchsurfing world. Well, despite a few arguments on how MDST implements safety.

I'll get to that another time.

I'm off to Adelaide tomorrow where I will be seeing two amazing friends get married, wear a dress, and hopefully not have to much of a hangover. I am couchsurfing after the wedding after trying out the new OCR (open couch request feature) receiving an offer within hours! To be honest though its never been that hard for me to find a couch, with 150 glowing references and a large hosting reportiore people actually feel bad to say no to me hehe.

After my awesome night in Adelaide I found a ride to Melbourne with a couple of german girls so will check out the Great Ocean Road something I've never seen. Then onto another couchsurfing house where the next morning I will make the four hour trek to Rainbow serpent Festival setting down camp with collective group of 30+ surfers for four days of PSY, Dub, Jungle etc. I have this inner hippy which is only thwarted by my love of showers & addiction to technology.

Peace out all.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Buttery Fly Effect

A Southern Monarch drifts lazily through the amazon rainforest, flaps its wings, once, twice then rests on a flower unaware of the chaos it quite possibly just caused. Meanwhile in the highest elevated Irish bar in the world two sisters sit at the bar ordering what is perhaps their fourth beer but who knows, they have been drinking for hours and the altitude has most likely gone to their heads.

A plate of nearly eaten nachos sits in front of them with one last chip piled high with guacamole & salsa and the older & better looking of the two reaches out for a stacked chip "oo I'm having this one" and that choice much like the butterfly flapping its wings sets in motion a sequence of events that no one could predict.

The sisters in general are of course Heather & I and we were sitting in La Paz, Bolivia in the Loki hostel. By grabbing the chip I was instantly accused of being selfish and a heated argument soon followed. As we had been travelling South America for some time in uncomfortable conditions we tended to argue over everything, who took the most jam (when it was unlimited anyway), who walked in front of who etc. As a result of this argument and a lot of beer I walked away from the bar leaving my sister alone nursing her half drunk beer.

I can't really say what happened next as I have only gotten second hand information but from what it sounds like a boy reached over to order a beer his australian accent filled the room and she asked him where he was from, then he invited her to sit with his friends, they went out, she got really drunk and I was woken in the early AM to her being carried back into the bedroom.

A year and a half later the two of them are now in an official relationship and the fact is they owe it all to me. If I hadn't been so selfish to take that last awesome nacho chip then they would probably never have met.

Basically the ultimate moral of the story is - If you want that nacho - Fucking take it.