Damo Jr (damojr) wrote,
Damo Jr

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Long awaited update

If you grew up in Canberra, you'll be able to relate to this I'm sure...  if not, well just skip ahead a paragraph or two to get to the good parts....  I just got back from a week on the Gold Coast, and was in the taxi heading home and was stunned briefly into silence.  I saw something that still has the power to take my breath away every time i have been away, something that makes me feel welcome and safe.  If you grew up in Canberra and spent any time at all as a kid traveling to and from the coast I am sure you already know I am talking about...  that first glance of Telecom Tower as you arrive back.  No idea what it is that does it to me every time, but when I saw it tonight I was 5 years old,  and knew I was almost home.  I've talked to others about it and know I'm not alone, so back me up here guys, why is it thats so special to see that glowing tower?

And now, on to other news... 

Many of you know about my lovely lady Alyssa, and some of you have met her.  We've been together a few months now, well as together as ppl who live a thousand kilometers apart can be.  She makes me happier than I can remember being.  She has made me happy, not just about our relationship but about who I am as a person, something I haven't been for a long, long time.  The traveling is getting expensive, no matter how worth it it is. The time apart is getting harder every time we have to part, so its time we did something about it.

And, as much as I am going to miss Canberra and my friends here, I'm packing my bags and heading north.  Not a decision made easily, but it's the best for Alyssa and I, and sometimes we need to make these hard decisions. 

Looking at heading up sometime after the NYE celebrations, early in 2008, date yet to be set...
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Derr, is Telstra tower now!

But i do understand, When i was up in Sydney, Every time i flew back into Canberra.. seeing it made me smile a little
It's still telecom tower to me :D

you're moving closer to the schoolies though? for gods sake throw things at them for all of us.
Hehe thankfully where I will be moving too isnt near where all the schoolies hang out, so I can avoid it.
give me a ring if you'd like to have a coffee before you go then, my number is the same as it's always been :)
I get the Telecom/Telstra Tower thing, it means the same to me.

North? After all this time of threatening to head South you go North?

Awesome news buddy
Congrats and good luck Dames.

Wishing you every happiness.


November 11 2007, 06:09:52 UTC 10 years ago

I don't know what I've done to make you realise what a wonderful and amazing man you are Damien, but you make me incredibly happy. I know how much Canberra means to you and to think that you would leave friends and family behind for a chance of "us" truly makes me smile. I love you.
WTF? you have a girlfriend? .... no one tells me anything these days :P Glad to hear youre happy budski, all the best up north :)
Strange synchronicity - I was thinking almost the same thing when I came back from the coast on Sunday. :)

I guess it's the familiarity that does it, and the sense of relief that no matter what happens when you're away, things are still normal when you get back.

I guess that's why New Yorkers got so upset about September 11. The permanently changed skyline would be a constant reminder that things aren't the same anymore.

Best of luck up north bloke - we'd better get in a few rounds of gammon before you go. :D

Thanks for all the awesome times here in Canberra!
All the best Damien, I hope you and your girlfriend have a happy future together :)