Saturday, December 13, 2008

I signed up for this, oh yes I...wait, I signed up for what?!

Listening to: 'Just a Little Bit' by Mutya Buena [Real Girl]

The time is 03:10. PseudoRandom is currently in the 13th hour of her 21 hour experiment. Oh yeah you read right. By the time I go home next, I would've been at work for 25 hours. Continuously? Well no, not really. There was the bit when I walked all the way to STA to collect my flight ticket, only to find that they close early on Fridays. D'oh! And then I went to get dinner from the Chinese takeaway. I'm surprised I haven't mentioned this place before, to be honest. The special fried rice is to die for. Although I was slightly perturbed to find that the price has gone up from £3.80 to £4.50. Yes I know that's only 70p, but there's something 'expensive-sounding' about it being over 4 quid. Shorty's heard this too many times, but I am going to dedicate my thesis (when it finally materialises in a legible format) to said Chinese takeaway. Many experiments would not have been completed had it not been for their special fried rice.

Today was the department Xmas lunch. Free food, yay! I borrowed a pound off a friend and bought a raffle ticket, and won myself a cute beaker (there were about 50 minor prizes going). And we kinda won the pub quiz (tied with two other groups), partly thanks to yours truly remembering that Thomas Woodward is more famously known as Tom Jones. Why the hell I know that is beyond me.

I'm so excited about going home! Not only am I going to see the parentals after two whole years but SS is gonna be there simply to see me! I will give the three of them the BIGGEST hugs I can manage. I'm also attending two weddings, and I've got a day trip to Kandy and a longer trip to Nuwara Eliya planned. I think the trips are what I'm most looking forward to (apart from seeing the family, of course). I know this is gonna sound really sad, but I've just spent the past 3 hours looking up photos on flickr that are tagged with 'nuwara eliya' for inspiration. Ugh there's so much to photograph and so little time! And I suspect my father's patience will start to wear thin after the first few "Thaththi can we stop here please? I want to take a photo". Thankfully I won't be the only happy snapper on the trip to Kandy. Oh and there'll also be a minor matter of hot butter cuttlefish ;-). Just thinking about it brings a smile to my face.

And (surprise surprise) I'm sick again. Cough this time. Man I hate this weather. I'm relying on my ayurvedic cough medicine and hoping that all ailments will disappear the moment I get home.

Right, I've spent time browsing flickr, I've trawled various blogs and broken my rule of not blogging from work, and I've read almost all the interesting news items on BBC. I think it's time to settle down with another peppermint tea and get back to reading 'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman' to the sounds of my library, while attending to my experiment when required, of course. I'm thinking pancakes for breakfast...but I don't know where I can get that as a takeaway. A muffin and coffee from Nero's will have to do. Sigh where's my bed when I need it most.

I just hope I can stay awake for this evening's X Factor final. Go Alexandra!


  1. kewwwll :) we should meet up :)

  2. awesome!
    Hope you have a great time here..:)

  3. hehe enjoy urself! n i guess if i happen to find a slightly underweight (only slightly..) girl with a british accent taking pictures of our beloved kandy pond, ill assume its u... :D

  4. DeeCee - Hehe now that is an idea, but then PseudoRandom won't be pseudo-anonymous any more! :-(

    LD - Thanks! :-)

    Gehan - Thanks! But what's this about a British accent? Chee...:D


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