Is not an ugly armpit looking place- certainly cleaner looking than Otara.... and the Valdosta State University - Auckland University looks like a tent compared to that place! It does kinda look a bit like Kingseat in a more upmarket kinda way - that particular photo doesnt do it justice but you get the idea.
Valdosta is in the South, and Nic and I reckon Beth must have the BIGGEST Southern drawl, I beleive the quote was "y'all come back now for some grits ya hear!"
But that reminds me of the Southern boys, and if you don't know me very well, You won't know what a soft spot I have for the accent.... ooh yeah "yes ma'am" "naw ma'am" I would love to return to Mississippi just to hear that!!! being called Miss New Zealand was highly amusing too - it was said out of respect (particulary by the little kids) but of course it made me crack up every time I heard it because I think I have quite a different image of what Miss New Zealand looks like - and its not me!
Now I have two questions. Is it wrong for me to scrapbook like an ex-boyfriend? I have some photos (very discreetly tucked away on my harddrive) and I even have the rose petals and leaves from my last visit (actually they are sellotaped onto my monitor) The photos I have of this person are a little umm not normal, but this period of my life was really important to me, important enough for me to spend 10 weeks in New Orleans the first time, home again for 2 weeks and then back again to Bay St Louis for another 6 weeks. And it was also that 2 week period of being home that I met Derek. I have alot to remember around this time and I do want to scrap it - but HOW!? i think it will have to be hidden photos, and prolly hidden journalling too, but I've been stuck for months wondering if its the "right" thing to do! any advice would be appreciated!
the second thing is I took a photo of my new haircut! you can all oohhh and ahhhh thats ok, hehe Ive really started coming out as older looking in my photos - im SURE I dont look like that in real life (sigh) I really must stop smoking!