– watched Annie Hall last night. Woody Allen is my dream man – at least he THINKS about things and analyses things in his mind. I found Annie a bit of a caricature.
– have been trying to resist overplanning my upcoming international trip. I have a lot of time on my hands at work and have been looking up places to stay etc. Once we get to the UK, though, everything is free and easy and open and unplanned, which is positive I think.
– I’m worried that my $900 bonus might not go through because the tax office probably still has my old address on my file and I didn’t receive the eligibility letter that they speak of and I’m worried it’s gone to the old address and that they might send a cheque there as well. But hopefully it will just go into my bank account like the tax refund did.
– I don’t know what has changed exactly but for some reason I haven’t been biting my nails and they now are quite long and strong and very nice looking.
– I haven’t done nearly enough work on my play and it is about 30 minutes too short. I know that I need to sit and just write and not expect every word to be perfect, and to actually draft properly and not leave it to the last minute. I think I like the idea of writing a play better than I like the actual sitting down and doing it. That is quite a terrifying thought. I am psyching myself out of writing it. I WANT to write it, I’m just NOT writing it.
– I have pretty much checked out of my work brain – I don’t really care anymore and I have spent the last two days doing absolutely no work and lots of internet surfing and sneaky reading of my book.
– I’m reading a book about Haitian voodoo and an ethnobotanist’s quest to find the recipe of a powder which makes people into zombies. His name is Wade Davis and it’s fascinating. This powder, which he thinks is made up of human bone shavings and datura (and other things…I’m not finished the book yet) puts people into such a deep coma that they appear dead. Then the application of another powder re-awakens them and you can keep them as slaves. I wouldn’t have believed it if it hadn’t been on ABC Science.
– I have a really weird problem in my trunk – some organ problem where I am getting weird crampy pains as if I’ve pulled the muscles that surround my organs or something. It’s something to do with my digestion. I should try some sort of detox I think.
– I seem to come up with my most interesting thoughts in emails to people and I worry that those thoughts and feelings are now lost, because I didn’t write them down on paper. I wish people would print out emails and keep them the way people used to keep letters.
– I was walking into a shopping centre the other day and trying not to fall over because my thongs had never felt rain on them before and were very slippery, and I saw an old woman with one of those push-trolley things that old ladies have for their shopping and she was using a touch-screen that shows you where the different shops are on an interactive map, and where the toilets are, and the escalators and the exits and that sort of thing. And all of a sudden I realised that I live in Beyond 2000! She looked like the future. It hit me how amazing that sight would be to someone of my grandparent’s age – they would never have expected to see something like that in their lifetime; a screen that was responding to someone’s touch. It also made me sad that we don’t talk to people anymore because computers tell us what we need to know. That is a big silly statement but I do miss the times (that I wasn’t even born in) where there was someone in the lift that told you what was on each floor. They still have those people in Japan so that’s nice to know.
– I’m not sure if I should sell my car when I go overseas or not. Every time I go overseas I think I’ll be gone for years and I end up running out of money or something and coming home earlier than I expected. If I do come home relatively soon it would be good to have my car to use when I get back. But the money could be useful to me in setting up a new life over there. I don’t know what to do.
– I think I may have poisoned myself by eating too many tictacs.

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