May 9th, 2005



OK, jetlag is *not* catching, so I'm not quite sure why I feel so tired and run down today.

Had a nice long chat with Jamie (now jamiecollin wooooo!) on irc last night, which left me feeling a bit better in some ways. Amongst other things talked about music, and its ability to be depressing or not. For me it seems that so long as I'm in a reasonable mood already then even songs with depressing lyrics can be uplifting, especially if they've got a good tune. And sometimes even the saddest, while bringing a tear to the eye of this soppy creature, can give you a feeling that the world is a wonderful place. And other times the lyrics don't impinge on me at all. I never find Radiohead depressing.

Work good so far today, but will have to see how I go this afternoon now the routine is out of the way and I've lost Thursday's momentum. Quiet night in with Mike tonight while he writes up more of the trip report. Neither of us fancies pizza particularly.

But I *do* wish I was less tired. It would make it easier to believe the things I know are true.
cake: 2004, cake


Clare and Mike have oldbloke to thank for dinner today:

Fresh chilli and garlic, chopped and fried in olive oil
Tin of tomatoes added and simmered right down
Add chopped salmon steak and single cream and heat til salmon just cooked
Add generous handful torn basil leaves
Serve with nice fresh tagiatelle in this case.

With melon and assorted cooked meats to start, and coffee and stem ginger and choc biscuits to follow. And a nice red wine. Yum. I really love food which is so easy to prepare (even when one of the guests is 40 mins later than expected) and tastes so nice. And they were impressed. Clare was impressed even though she watched me do it!

And now I'm knitting and reading LJ and irc and listening to Bad Religion (mustn't forget that) while Mike rips CDs for his iPod Photo and continues with the epic LJ write-up. Pleasant way to spend the evening.