|The Weather : Pathetic Fallacy
It's the single most popular topic of conversation in this country. I can't go a day without a stranger mentioning it.
Well anyways summer is over and despite some having fantastic weather (i.e no coat, no rain)over the past 4 days the expectation of the long dark winter is crushing.
Isn't it always the case that the lack of something is always more profound after enjoying the excess of it? Like the winter wouldnt be so hard if the summer (all 3 days of it) wasn't so joyous. And on the flipside, those treasured days of warmth and sunshine wouldnt have such an uplifting effect if you were enjoying sunshine every day, if the winter wasnt so cold.
Oh the days I took sunshine forgranted.
waiting for summer
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|I Should Be Sleeping...
But instead I'm searching YouTube for the intros to my favourite tv shows from when I was a child. Hearing the theme for Perfect Strangers, or Jimbo or mostly Wind in the Willows transports me emotionally to that insanely happy place that is my childhood. Nostalgia becomes this tangible experience. But instead of being blissful like I was, being reminded of the happiness makes me incredibly sad for all that has been lost. Oh to be carefree and innocent as a child. But not just any child... to be as happy as the child that I was.
but never as happy as I was then
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|Shea is terrified that the wrong person will read this and I will get fired or some nonsense. She has a point but a 6 year habit is hard to break.
The Internet has always been a massive part in my life, but now with Facebook things have gotten out of hand. I'm finding out about breakups and engagements of my very closest friends before they break the news. I'm also finding out that people seriously dislike me. Nothing like moseying onto someone's page to find out they've DELETED you! Lol. It's pretty dramatic.... removing someone from your list. I've been told not to read too much into it but its a pretty drastic thing to do. It's a statement.
I've deleted people. Just random folks whose invitations Ive accepted only to realise I dont actually know them. But to delete someone you went to school with or shared a valuable 3 years of your life with... pretty deep stuff.
I have no idea why I'm disliked. Im so harmless. I'm inane. I'm so self-absorbed that I hardly have time to cause strife or drama in anyone's life. I'm just too busy being obsessed with my own life and problems to play an active part in someone else's.
But it's happened a couple times... so I have to be an awful person, but no one has told me what Ive done wrong just yet. I wish they'd just write it in my honesty box.i crack myself up!
OK maybe I really do have too much time on my hands.
in need of a hobby
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I have so many good examples of enduring marriages around me here in England. All my receptionists are happily married, all after 30+ at least years of marriage. I had an older client come in the other day and he was going on vacation for the first time without his 'better half', still grieving 2 years after the fact. I think thats what marriage is about, not when youre young and carefree and independent, its for the later days when having a best friend around to share the special things in life means so much more.
It would be cool to be married now, but not essential. My ovaries theoretically still have quite a few years and Im travelling and partying and enjoying my life as it is. I still enjoy that stuff and am not in any massive hurry to settle. It would be nice but I'm honestly happy with where I am in my life right now. However it would suck intensely to be old and alone.
Heading home in July for crop over and 10 year reunion, want to do Notting Hill carnival and definitely Trinidad Carnival 2k9. When am I going to start keeping my butt quiet and focussing on the important things in life is my question.
ah well..party in London this weekend. cant wait!
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|Heightened expectations exceeded.
all is well
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|Ade - Sugar Addict
I'm not a huge tea/ coffee fan. But there's nothing like strong sweet tea to warm you up first thing after arriving at work on a cold morning. I like my sugar. How can you not when growing up on sugar cane and home grown brown sugar sticky with molasses? I have to keep it on the downlow. When a British person asks how many sugars I have to lie and say two. Even then you can see the corners of their mouths turn down and hear the beginning of the condescending sniff. I made the mistake of saying 3 sugars once. You should have heard the response. It was as if I admitted to being a dope fiend. Their mouths open in disbelief and then they usually go off on a diatribe of how bad it tastes, ' It's so GROSS!', then they self righteously proclaim that they can't stand the taste of sugar in their tea etc etc.
So now I just say 2 and sneak anther spoon or 2 in.
Ade... prone to excess
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|Things I Learnt At BSAVA Congress
I am completely CPD(Continuing Professional Development)'ed out. 4 days of intense learning is really tiring. It was soo beneficial though. Mostly because I won a nintendo Wii. How cool is that? Never won anything before so hurrah. Now to get rid of it. Anyone want to buy a Wii?
I can't believe it. I go away for 1 weekend and miss my usual celeb gossip and Jay Z and Beyonce get married.
Anyhoos other than all the dog and cat stuff I learnt quite a bit
1. The british verterinary profession is seriously lacking in diversity. I could literally count the number of black attendees on 1 hand. It's more annoying than anything else.
2a. Lot's of younger guys that are going bald shave their heads completely.
2b. I find it very Vin Diesel-esqe and incredibly sexy
2c. I am totally girlie crushing on Dr Stan Marks.
3. Birmingham is full of eye candy
4. Beverley Knight is phenomenal. Now if only I knew a single song she sang....
5. I'm a huge smoothie fan
6. There's such a thing as too much ice cream.
back to reality
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