A week away from my child-related personal responsibilities. HOORAY.

Lunch with Nitram tomorrow in Lahndahn tahn – why is it that holidays always seem to be at the end of the month so spending has to be minimal – who I have not seen in a very long time. Should be good.

The rest of the week I am going to break up the lie-ins with the usual unexotic tasks of living – washing, cleaning, Nintendo. Saving money by doing not terribly much. At the end of the week I am going away for the weekend to East Angular for Bobby Convey’s (second) Thirtieth Birthday; a weekend of friends, food and booze in a cottage with a treehouse. Bit of a drive but should be good – I do hope the weather isn’t too bad. Then it’s back to the grind ’til Christmas… SIGH

3 Responses to FREEDOM

  1. S says:

    Hi there,
    I wrote to you way back when I used to live in Hawaii and, I think, after I moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico. I stumbled upon your blog in Hawaii when I googled one of the oddest Christmas songs I had ever heard. I am now in Iraq and found myself far away from family and friends with time on my hands tonight – and, lucky me, a candy bar I had forgotten about in my duffle bag. So I unwrapped my treat and for no reason apparent to me typed in your blog title again. I am sorry about your romantic crash with ol-whats-his-name but still think you have one of the tighest, hippestly (this may not be a word but it is one conscripted into adjective service, for certain) written blogs I have ever read. And, I would venture, you have a view on life to match. Thank you, I hope you are well, and please take care.

  2. monky says:

    Hi S, or The Artist Formerly Known As AG- Great to hear from you!
    I *sincerely* hope you are looking after yourself out there, or you have lots of competent, state-employed people looking after you. I’m guessing that being out there is not really a “business or pleasure” sort of trip- You’re not away from your family for too long I hope?
    Your comment has perked me up no end on a bit of a boring evening, so thank you for that! It’s nice to be reminded every so often i’m not just writing for myself- gives me a bit of a kick up the arse to write more (inane ramblings!)…
    You are faaar too kind about my writing and my world view (though I am totally right *allll the tiiime* :D) I hope that your re-visit here has passed some time for you in some virtual company of a quality similar to your stowaway chocolate bar (I hope it’s not melted). I’m now listening to Christmas tunes. Heh.
    Anyway, I hope you and your family are well and that your Middle Eastern sojourn passes quickly and without incident…

  3. S says:

    Hi M!
    Thanks for the kind note back. I feel pretty safe right now. On a compound surrounded by lots of strapping young men with combat awards and a gun of my own – I have only been here a few days – long enough to still be walking around finding it hard it hard to believe where I am . I will be here a long time – about a year. I miss the family but we have skype and that makes it better. One quick note on the whole e-dating scene, three really. I tired it once and got three responses: 1) a woman several years my senior who found it important to stress she was “100% Japanese” three times in her message. Umm, yeah. One wanted to give me a “free” massage – and happened to be male. The last wanted to know if I liked a woman with, and I quote, “a little something extra ‘down’ there.” And so ended my foray into e-dating. Anyway, great to hear back from you again. The way I see it, you either have a talent for assembling an engaging blog or we both have horrible taste…let’s go with the former! take care.