Five things off the top of my head

January 30, 2010 at 22:58 8 comments

I haven’t felt like writing for some time, but the urge is reasserting itself (yes, I the temperamental female). I can’t decide whether much or little has happened (yes, I the indecisive female… but these things are relative, aren’t they?) in the past month, so why don’t I simply lay it down here, albeit with more breadth than depth.

1) I seriously sang at a karaoke for the first time. Not that I hadn’t been to a karaoke place before, but I either didn’t feel like singing or had a sore throat, and hence never did anything more than mumble noncommittal nernerners into the mike. But seriously singing was actually fun! And would you believe, I mean that over songs like Hey Jude and Mamma Mia? Hmm, should there be that many M’s in there?

2) The Force Room was disbanded. The Force Room is my blog-name for the medium-rank-doctors’ office, or, rather, the ex-medium-rank-doctors’ office (or do I mean the medium-rank-doctors’ ex-office? Argh). Now, instead of seating us by rank, They (i.e. Powers That Be) have decided to seat us by department. That doesn’t sound like much of a big deal, unless you know that the Force Room was Our (i.e. Miscellaneous Subjects) place for alliances, secrets, roast pork, fish tanks, too much testosterone,  and transient objects of negotiable licitness. Maybe you have a Force Room. We don’t anymore. With luck, we might possibly strive for Force Cubicles.

3) My spectacles broke. I had taken them off, and was just starting to wipe them, when there was suddenly a quiet, sad, piak kind of sound. One of the soldered metal bits had snapped, leaving the left lens wiggling. The best part? It happened while I was on call at 10p.m. Thank goodness I have a white knight in a blue chariot.

4) I had to listen to Junglelord say “tactile hallucinations in the family jewels”, not less than three, and quite possibly four, times in the space of an hour. Don’t ask.

5) Tomorrow’s my fourth call in two weeks. The only upside to this is some alleviation of my guilt over buying bags. Speaking of which, my latest crush is the Rebecca Minkoff Dream bag. It’s no longer being made – which is part of its attraction – but there’s a nice black one on eBay. Glazed leather and suede, at less than half its original price… mmm…


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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kel  |  January 31, 2010 at 00:39

    is the ebay item 2nd hand or brand new?
    u won’t know if it’s in an acceptable condition right.. tricky..

    i miss u guys..

    on a brighter note, i am going to be a free bird once wednesday comes round! yayyy..

    • 2. Katie  |  January 31, 2010 at 12:13

      Yay to free-birdism!

      I dunno about ebay either, not having bought anything from there before. I guess if there’s something I really want, I’d ask questions and snoop around the seller’s reputation. Haiz. The things I do for bags.

  • 3. flaneurvric  |  January 31, 2010 at 05:58

    Welcome back! My google reader excursions have been less exciting without your posts.

    Also, I think a wiser person could make some profound comment here about finding your voice (karaoke) and being blind (broken specs); alas, I am not that wise.

    Sorry for the loss of the Force Room. If you had been present in the Farce Room (or whatever you want to call the Force Room Redux) on Thursday or Friday, you would have heard #4 a few more times. Sorry you missed it!

    • 4. Katie  |  January 31, 2010 at 11:59

      Hahaha, I REALLY wish he’d stop saying that. The other day he was loudly deploring the “blatant pornographic nature of 1001 Arabian nights”. In the Farce Room as well. BTW I think that that is a BRILLIANT name for what we have now.

  • 5. purplejake  |  February 1, 2010 at 02:45

    Welcome back – missed ya. Love the bag. Buy it. x

    • 6. Katie  |  February 1, 2010 at 16:19

      … still droooooooooling… :)

  • 7. Yee Ming Mok  |  February 1, 2010 at 07:01

    Considering I have a first edition reprint of the 1001 Arabian nights….I don’t think I can look at it with the same light anymore…in fact, if hamster ever finds out its porn, she may ban it!

  • 8. dreying  |  February 2, 2010 at 20:29

    yes. the word ‘family jewel’ still rings in my head..


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Hogfather (Terry Pratchett)

Books read in 2010 and 2011

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (JK Rowling) - 'cos the movie's coming out!
Frankenstein: Lost Souls (Dean Koontz) - ah, bugger, it's part of a series! Now I hafta find all the books...
Dismantled (Jennifer McMahon) - oh, good one
Tigerlily's Orchids (Ruth Rendell)
Shutter Island (Dennis LeHane) - reminds me too much of work
Holy Fools (Joanne Harris) - it's official: I prefer her scary books
A Series of Unfortunate Events; The Unauthorized Autobiography; The Beatrice Letters (Lemony Snicket)
The Little Friend (Donna Tartt)
The main books - 11 so far - of the Southern Vampire series; the Aurora Teagarden series except for A Fool & His Honey - that makes it 7; Sweet & Deadly (Charlaine Harris)
The Woman in Black (Susan Hill)
Full Dark, No Stars (Stephen King)
Room: A Novel (Emma Donaghue)
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
The Bachman Books (Stephen King)
Men At Arms (Terry Pratchett)
Carpe Jugulum (Terry Pratchett)
The Fifth Elephant (Terry Pratchett)
Beauty (Robin McKinley)
The Sandman, Vol 1 (Neil Gaiman)
The Burden (Agatha Christie) - her crime novels are waaay better
Snuff (Terry Pratchett)

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