My friends, I always start blogs with the best intentions to keep them going but, as always happens, I got distracted and I haven’t added to this blog in a long, long time. I feel incredibly guilty about this so I’m giving it a kick in the guts again and getting back in to the swing of things by joining in on a growing obsession amongst internet-dwellers, The Open Letter. Everyone’s writing and publishing these ‘open letters’ whether we care about what they have to say or not, and I don’t care, so I’m doing one too.
The following is an open letter to my friend, Josh.
Long time, ey? How’s the Toyota? I heard you bought a new turbo for it, hopefully this one doesn’t make that farting noise whenever the wastegate shuts. I hope you’re still taking heaps of photos as well. Bought any cool new (old) gear lately?
I’ve been doing well, the training has been really tough but I’m still enjoying it. A funny thing happened yesterday, I was in the middle of a simulator run and one of the aircraft on the ground magically moved from one parking spot to another at about a hundred miles an hour. Assuming it was just being towed there, I said “Wow, that’s the quickest tug-job I’ve ever seen!”. The other guys and the instructor all fell over laughing, it took me about five minutes to realise what I had said. You should have been there.
I’m not sure when I’ll be back in Canberra next but hopefully I’ll catch you before the end of the year. You should come and visit some time before I leave Melbourne, though. We’ll have another big night out in the big smoke like we did that time in Sydney. Not that I remember much of that one.
Give the Roller-Colester my best wishes for the last few weeks of uni and send my love to your folks.
11th October 2013