January 28, 2005

An Eidolon called Night

I am so tired that I feel like my fingers are typing through bubblewrap. What the HELL is this about?

Continuing on this distressed note, I have promised to hand in a working prototype of my third year project within two weeks. Expletives are forming in my brain and dissolving some time before they reach my padded digits. The thing doesn't even play a single game yet!

Hopefully I will get leave to sleep soon, and tomorrow I can begin the serious task of working on this Java behemoth. I wish myself luck. The bed is inviting and the body is willing, but the mind simply will not follow. It's possibly the slowest organ in my body at times, and I've got some slow ones I'll tell you.

Perhaps I could try some of those meditation techniques which never quite work but which are so highly recommended by my mother? I wonder if I should seriously consider going to a retreat my personal tutor mentioned to learn some serious stuff about mediation. It could be a useful tool, if sufficiently refined, and if not at least I'll know something more about my limits.

Eugh. Feel sick. I made triple-chocolate brownies on Tuesday evening, and I think I had too many. They're a bit too gorgeous. It's a shame that, of my three housemates, only one can eat them – the other two have given up chocolate for Lent or health. Really, things are nicer when you share them.

'Gragh' looks like almost the right sound to expres my pain and longing in this semi-zombified state. I shall have to start using it, to test the word on for size.

I'm glad that my blog is about something important, unlike all those other blogs out there. None of them are about me, me, me. This is the only one. Isn't that great? Eh?

Quarter to three – let's try again, shall we?

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  1. Is it Lent already?! But we only just had Christmas!!

    28 Jan 2005, 04:23

  2. It's not Lent, no.

    28 Jan 2005, 08:37

  3. Not yet, no. My housemate Sarah is starting it early because her birthday is on the 23rd February, and she doesn't want to have to spend it in sacrifice! So she moved it forward a bit, and started early this month, to be finished in time for her jubilations. Quite clever, really! Unfortunately, it'll still be going on by MY birthday…

    28 Jan 2005, 22:33

  4. Ah that explains it, I thought I hadn't lapsed that badly as to not know about lent! So what have you given up?

    28 Jan 2005, 22:48

  5. Ooh… erm… I haven't given anything up I suppose I could give something up if I wait for the real thing, but if it in any way, shape or form involves chocolate I'm going to have my birthday off! Sarah, on the other hand, has given up:

    • meat;
    • chocolate;
    • miscellaneous sweets;
    • biscuits;
    • crisps;
    • cake;
    • chips;
    • any food which makes life worth living.

    I think she's going to be extra holy.

    28 Jan 2005, 23:26

  6. I think she's crazy! Life without chocolate hobnobs – I mean what is the point?!

    28 Jan 2005, 23:49

  7. I know! I tried to shake her out of it – I bluetacked a HUGE bar of Cadbury's chocolate to my door, which is right across the hallway from her bedroom, so she would see it every time she went out. Unfortunately, it didn't work, and I decided it was a bit cruel. Sort of like torturing fluffy bunnies or something.

    Oh well, it gives me something to muse about over my Horlicks, dipping choccy hobnobs and munching philosophically. By the way, I'm glad to find another fan. There's a shop in Coventry (in the huge shopping mall thing) called 'Home Bargains' or something, they're selling the big packets for about eighty pence (if memory serves)! As a fan of the biscuit which melts just right, and gets just soggy enough, but not so that it falls apart, I have been taking advantage of the offer.

    29 Jan 2005, 01:39

  8. Seriously, I used to think Chocolate digestives were the best 'dippers' but NO! Hobnobs alllllll the way :) Will have to check out bargainous Coventry, I knew it had to be good for something!

    29 Jan 2005, 20:59

  9. Oh my goodness! Are you my long-lost sister?

    Seriously, I use to think that as well. Until I had enough of timing my dipping for just the right length of time.

    Hobnobs: take any abuse you can throw at them, and they taste absolutely scrummy. (Especially in a good steaming mug of Barley Cup!)

    She can't have Horlicks either, a further argument for her insanity.

    30 Jan 2005, 03:03

  10. I'd just like to testify at this point that the PLAIN chocolate hobnob is by far the best biscuit availible of all biscuitkind.

    08 Feb 2005, 23:26

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