This week, loyal readers, there is some disparity between the life I live in my dreams and the existence I eke out in reality. Nocturnally I find myself dream cheating as supermodel Kate Moss, passing out in bath tubs in grand house parties, and most disparate of all, breaking a world record.
Yes, that’s right. Not I only did I take part in a competitive sporting event but I did rather well at it. What event, you ask? I ran the marathon. The unfeasibility doesn’t stop there. Rather than smashing it in just under 3 hours, as is my current ambition [slightly too strong a word], I ran it in 2 hours, 7 minutes and 56 seconds. Yes, a full 7 minutes and 29 seconds faster than the current womens’ world record and only 3 minutes and 42 seconds off the current mens’ world record.
Three dream thoughts were circulating in my dream mind while revelling in my dream victory:
- I wonder if my marathon-running IT genius and weekly defender of my honour will feel able to congratulate me…
- This is quite a surprising victory considering I stopped for lunch.
- I hope I can get hold of one of these pictures of me with my medal because this would make an excellent Friday Photo.
I submit my musings, without comment or analysis, fully aware of their ridiculous nature.
Diurnally on the other hand, I have mostly been attached by the eyeballs to my newest device:
Having just finished Water for Elephants, I find myself at the mercy of that peculiar kind of grief one experiences when finishing an immensely enjoyable and absorbing book. We need a word for that…
Dolorultimanym / dɒlʊərʊltɪmˈənɪm /> noun
The grief felt when finishing a good book. Literally: the sorrow of the final word.
I’m not quite happy with this one, I can’t imagine it being used widely.
Dolorultimanously, I have now moved on to reading The Night Circus, which as it turns out, might not be about circuses at all.
GRPs for either using a LOT more electricity in this quarter than in the previous year or for going an entire year on only estimated readings and finding it all catching up now: -2
Total so far…
- Karma: +16
- FRP: +93.8
- Relationships: +5
- Family: +9
- Friends: +15 [Supplementary PPs: +2]
- Career: +9
- Fitness: 0
- General: -1
- Hospitality: +3