.. much to my dismay. I believed the hype and decided to go for Geelong, they won the Grand Final** last year and had only lost 2 games this season so I was positive they would win. I'm tired of cheering for a losing team <ahem.. Blue Bombers>. But once again I was shit out of luck. It was a close game though, they were neck on neck most of the way through and it wasn't until the very end when the Hawks pulled out with a huge lead and brought home the Championship.
We ended up watching the game down at the pub and as excited as I was about experiencing the Grand Final I was also enthused by the prospect of meeting hot boys, and I wasn't disappointed either. Almost as soon as we rocked up to the joint we had guys chatting to us and offering us drinks.
There was one guy in particular I had my eye on, Matt, and I guess he had his eye on me too because we ended up making out for most of the rest of the night - and it was good. (I think I impressed him with my pint drinking, in my experience Aussie guys really seem to go for a girl who drinks beer.) By the end of the night I was pretty drunk and after exchanging numbers we parted ways.
Candice had left a while back having to work at 5 the next morning. So we caught a ride home with Eden's friend Mark, I think we planned on going out but in the end we really weren't up for it. I chomped down a bag of chips then passed out on the couch while Candice and Eden went to pick up some food which I completely forgot I'd ordered which I could barely eat anyway partially because I was full of chips and partially because most of my spaghetti ended up on the floor.
All in all I had a great Grand Final day even though my team lost and to think I was considering picking them as my footy team. In any case I think I'm going to end up going for Collingwood Magpies or The Pies as they're known, Candice was trying to recruit me as a Essendon Bomber fan which seemed to fit, Winnipeg Blue Bombers - Essendon Bombers. But the Bombers have done nothing but disappoint and while I continue to love and support them I'm going for The Pies after all I did live in Joyce-Collingwood in Van.
- * The Grand Final is like the Grey Cup of Aussie Rules Football or Footy as it's called. It's a big deal. The whole week leading up to it there were tv specials and even a parade through the City the day before.