It's nice to see some comments rolling in.
I'm still quite sick (got another night off work because my voice has dissipated almost entirely) so please take heed and view the blog from a plexiglass-secured distance, lest you get infected too. It ain't SARS, but it's close enough to be invited to the SARS family picnic.
Very big thanks to the people who let me know about the comp on this weekend. I read the comments wrong and thought it was the Victorian Championships but they've already been on! Apparently this is the MLC International & Senior Classic (involving National Levels 6-10, International Level 5 and Senior International). Unfortunately (well, not entirely unfortunately but I use it for lack of a better word) I've been shouted tickets to the live Comedy Festival edition of Good News Week at the Melbourne Town Hall on Saturday so that counts me out. Potentially I *could* go but
a) I don't have anyone to drag along with me
b) I've got no way of getting there
c) I'd be pushing it to get from the comp to the Town Hall on time
Please understand that I would go if I had the ways and means!
Far be it from me to dissuade anybody from taking notes/photos at the comp. I'm most happy to post up [or link to] your observations and media from the meet, provided no hurtful or overtly discriminatory comments about the gymnasts/teams are contained within them. Nobody likes a sentence that begins, "my friend's in her class at school and reckons that she..."
Personally, I'm most interested in the progress of the Senior Internationals, but as a faux-journalist I'll take anything I can get :P
Let me know if you're thinking of going to Nationals, too, and who you'll be cheering for. I'll hopefully be filming again, with a few others in tow.
Have a nice weekend, everyone.
If you're at the Comedy Festival, look out for a short freckly girl in a thick scarf, carrying an industrial-sized tub of Vicks Vaporub in her handbag...
PS: Ticketek- you're off the Christmas card list. This is not a happy face.