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Jetlagged update - Tactical Ninja

Feb. 3rd, 2011

10:44 am - Jetlagged update

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Work: Hit the ground running. Inbox cleared, messages responded to, diplomatic phone call made, performance review tomorrow. Can I have a nap under my desk now?

Study: 800/1500 written. Trying a new tack, just writing what I know in an argument that flows-ish, and adding the references later. I got an A for my last essay despite the change from AbiWord to Word eating my italics (and me not noticing) and thus getting a low mark for my bibliography. Fees for this year paid.

The Kid: Started school yesterday, found he got more than enough credits to pass last year and he's in Advanced Maths this year. *high five* Now 6'3" with size 13 feet (that's 14 for the USians), ate approximately 1kg of stir-fry last night. It's good to see him.

Personal: Body thinks it's 5:30am, didn't get to sleep till 1:30 last night, bleary but made it to work on time. Missing Dr Wheel, contemplating getting ducks in a row, realising that I'm setting myself up to glide into retirement safely and comfortably and that this isn't really what I want from life even though security is seductive. I want adventure and new things! Looking forward to seeing people at Fidels tomorrow. Starting back at the gym today now that my scar's healed to the point where I don't risk infection. Emailed Scott to let him know I'm ready for the next stage.

While I was in Hong Kong I realised that one of the things that's made the Humanities so fascinating for me is that I like people, and I'm really interested in culture and what makes folks tick. The idea of learning a new language at age 40 is a little daunting, but it's also exciting because of the world of expression it would open up to me - to be able to communicate with other folks from walks of life so different from my own that our modes of expression are initially incomprehensible to each other - how much adventure is to be found in that?

So yeah, tl:dr chugging along on the outside, lots happening on the inside.

Still want a nap though.

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From:crsg
Date:February 2nd, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
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The Kid and The Boyfriend immediately compared heights when we stayed over. I'm used to The Boyfriend being the tallest guy around for miles at 6'5", so it was both vaguely alarming and amusing to find The Kid nearly as tall as he was (and clearly still growing). XD
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From:tatjna
Date:February 2nd, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
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I have trepidation as to what height he'll end up being. He's already surpassed everyone in both of his families and yeah, still going.

It's kind of neat when he leans on the top of my head though. I used to do that to my Mum too. ;-)
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From:tatjna
Date:February 2nd, 2011 10:19 pm (UTC)
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Dunno. I was one of My Kids till the day Mum died. But I think everyone else has to call him something else.

My tall uncle was called Tiny. Cos we're like that.
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From:t_c_da
Date:February 2nd, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
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My tall uncle was called Tiny. Cos we're like that.

Like anyone surnamed "Carr", was immediately nicknamed "Aussie", eh?

Although it's only them 'strines wot call gingers "Blue".
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From:wildilocks
Date:February 3rd, 2011 11:54 am (UTC)
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Will be good to see you!

At some point I must endeavour to get that bone carving - necklace from you/Polly (I honestly cannot remember which of you I discussed it with way back when they were on TradeMe (?) ...I can't find anything in my email to/from either of you so am assuming it was discussed via LJ or Twitter with bugger all chance of me finding it... you do know what I'm talking about, I hope!)
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From:tatjna
Date:February 3rd, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
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I kind of remember, Polly put one aside for you. And there are pics on her Etsy shop if you want to go remind yourself. ;-)
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From:wildilocks
Date:February 3rd, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
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Ah, it was Etsy and it was Polly, I'm a dork! Mah memory=fail!

Thankyou, I will discuss with Polly :)
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From:clashfan
Date:February 5th, 2011 05:49 am (UTC)
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My dad and a couple of his brothers are 6'5". ALL of my uncles are over 6', on both sides of my family. I grew up believing that this size was standard for men, and that a 5' 10" Caucasian man was short.

The Kid would fit right in at one of my family reunions!
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