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Ohai, it's 4am in the morning - Tactical Ninja

Feb. 2nd, 2011

09:27 am - Ohai, it's 4am in the morning

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At least my body thinks so.

I don't sleep too well on planes, a fact which was exacerbated by the night leg of the trip being defined by the size of the man in the seat next to me. Before you go all SOSHUL JUSTICE!11one on my arse, he wasn't even fat, he was a very large man though, and yes I am fully aware of how uncomfortable he must have been in that tiny seat. I am PRIVILEGED not to be wedged in with things sticking into me on both sides. As it was he did his best to stay contained and I take my hat off to him, but he didn't succeed and consequently I got elbows, legs and other unidentified body parts that didn't belong to me, sharing my seat with me most of the way, and I didn't sleep.

Fast forward 24 hours and I'm in Brisbane being patted down for explosives. By this point I'm mildly hallucinating, and I remember telling the pat down lady that if they wanted to just deport me that was fine because where I'm going is where I live anyway - but mostly I was just very vague and woozy and 'do whatever you want'-y. Surprisingly (possibly because I'd just had coffee) I maintained a non-hoha attitude throughout the proceedings.

And then, just as I was thinking how lovely it'd be if rivet met me at the airport with my car to save getting a shuttle, rivet met me at the airport! *tacklehugs rivet*

So after a sleepless 28 or so hours, two novels, a lot of movies and food designed to make you constipated, my body thought it was late afternoon. I still managed to get to sleep by midnight though, and forced myself up at 9am.

Now to do washing, unpack and pick up threads of life. The Kid starts school today, I have to buy train tickets, there's an essay to write.

I miss Joel.

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From:tatjna
Date:February 1st, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
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I'm not that decrepit yet!

Mum had one, I always found it too slow. Although, gadget-gasm!
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From:t_c_da
Date:February 1st, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
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$WIFEs new sewing machine has one of them built in as part of the threading process...

Although I'm forced to retell a story about my Mum (who was a professional dressmaker) who once, on being presented with a smallish needle to thread as part of an eye exam, remarked "That's a crowbar! Here, try this one!" and produced a very tiny needle which she then threaded with long expertise. The optician remarked several years later that no-one else he'd presented the needle to was able to thread it. Mum still needed glasses for some work...
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From:tatjna
Date:February 1st, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
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Presenting a needle to thread as an eye test is so inaccurate. It's like presenting a sheep to shear as a test of strength!
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From:tatjna
Date:February 1st, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
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This is the first morning in several weeks where I've woken up thinking "Wow it's windy" and it has actually been wind.

I like the warm and humid. I won't faint but if you like I'll throw buckets of water on your prostrate form as a reviving/cooling agent.
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From:rivet
Date:February 1st, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC)
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Also of inspiring them to kill you in your sleep.
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From:rivet
Date:February 1st, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
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Happy to help :)
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From:ferrouswheel
Date:February 2nd, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
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It was a pleasure having you visit and I miss you too.

I plan a video tour of my apartment once it's set up, so you can see how all the furniture shopping panned out.
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From:tatjna
Date:February 2nd, 2011 05:57 am (UTC)
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If you walk really slow, you could do a whole sound-bite! ;-)

I can picture in my head what it will look like, and it will be Teh Orsome. And I did some measuring, and yes your apartment would completely fit in our lounge.

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