martedì, agosto 15, 2006

Tick tick tick

I don’t know how to get through this day – my tummy isn’t exactly fluttering but I sure feel a pretty big disconnect between my head and body. As I type it’s last call for F's plane. Isn’t live updating incredible? I remember when I first started travelling alone when I was eighteen – we already had things easy then, now flying tranatlantically is as easy as a great big belch. When my parents came to Canada it was on boats . . . that sounded quite cool too. I want to cry a little bit whenever Dad tells me about his crossing though there’s nothing particularly sad about it, I think it would make a very nice film – why am I getting maudlin in my dotage?

Anyways, you see I’m going to be useless at work this morning. I should have just taken the whole day off. I would like to say, however, while I’m saying something, that I’m so glad there’s a ceasefire in effect in Lebanon. I knew it was scheduled but I didn’t think it would hold, and I’m so glad I was being a gloomy gus. But of course the conflict becomes nauseating in a whole new way: 1100 dead Lebanese, more than a 100 dead Israelis, and for what? So Hezbollah could consolidate its hold on the hearts and minds of southern Lebanon? What the fuck did Olmert's administration expect to achieve? Because if this was it, the administration is stupid as well as evil. There, I said it. Evil.

UPDATE - I have got nothing done in the last four hours. Gigi helped me get nothing done by sending me this. If he gets stuck, you can 'help' him with your cursor.

14 commenti:

Masonic Boom ha detto...

Ohmigod, you must be on Tenterhooks!

I can remember the days when my parents used to send me and my brother "unaccompanied child" to visit my grandparents.

But even then, I was on a plane that had a bomb threat... Terrorists were sill nice enough to call them in, to make their point back then.

Lady ha detto...

transatlantic sounds sexy. but not as sexy as you with that new hair of yours.

have fun with F!!!!!

Melbine ha detto...

My grandparents came over by boat too. Not that they couldn't have plane by then but it was way too much money...

The day is finally here!! Remember when you still had months to wait?

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

No shit, Boom! Did you have to leave the plane while they searched it, or what?

Tenterhooks - maybe that's what I'm on. I just want him to be here so bad. . . maybe all the security talk lately is making me concentrate on him just being here, now, dammit.

Thank you, Lady! I REALLY like the new hair. Not to knock Alex, but I think Michelle is my new hero.

Mel, my dear, it still feels like I have months to wait in a certain sense, as hours remain and seem to stretch out ad nauseum . . . I don't know why I came to work for the morning. I'm a fool. A love fool.

Masonic Boom ha detto...

Yeah, the plane got grounded at Kinshassa for several hours (an airport with no drinkable water... bah, it was hell) while they went through the luggage, found the one that didn't match a passenger or whatever, and took it off in the jungle and blew it up.

I was kind of too young to know what was actually happening, it wasn't until years later that I understood. (After another close escape in South Africa... we were supposed to be staying in one hotel, but my grandparents insisted we move because it didn't have a sea view. It was bombed while we were there...)

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

Oh boo! No drinkable water in the aeroport? Poor kid that you were! Poor Kinshasans! Although I suppose no drinkable water in the aeroport would be among the least of thier worries.

See, this is a nice thing about grandparents . . . they get to that age and stop hesitating to fuss, you get a sea view AND you don't get blown up. I'd've probably sucked it up and died, if it was up to me.

Masonic Boom ha detto...

All the adults drank booze as a disinfectant, kinda like people did in the middle ages.

In the end, we drank tonic water. Plus, it had the added advantage of us not getting malaria. I've kept a weird taste for quinine ever since...

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

Ugh! I could never stomach tonic water until I started mixing it with vodka and lemons! I have even more sympathy with the child you were, though glad she didn't get malaria.

Masonic Boom ha detto...

Is he here yet?

Is he here yet?

Is he here yet?

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

Insha'Allah, Boom, he arrives at 3:30 . . . his plane is running a mere 35 minutes late. I must stay in the office for 14 more minutes and then do the dishes before going to meet him. In the interim I am USELESS!

Lady ha detto...

hm... where is she this morning, i wonder? HAVING SEX PERHAPS?

i hate you.
but really, i loves you.
but really, i hate you because i'm jealous.

so fuck you.

Masonic Boom ha detto...

I don't expect to see her around these parts for a couple of days... weeks... who knows when we shall see her again.

::weeps bitter tears of happiness::

Miss Daiquiri ha detto...

Yeah, I was just about to say that daily blogging has gone the way of all flesh since F's arrival. Hoipe you're having fun lady.

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

Hello . . . everything is terrific and many thanks for good wishes. I'll be a good little blogger when I go back to work next week, promise!