I am feeling totally self absorbed right now so I am going to ramble a bit about me.
I have 4 days off next week due to leave carryover. I am so happy about this I could sneeze tiny Happy dwarfs. Ok, that description sounds like I am on drugs, but it made sense to me.
For some reason my body seems to give out every 3 months or so, and then I need a holiday or I will melt into a puddle. I don't know why, because other people around me don't use up all their holiday, some of them don't take any.
I think it has something to do with my mental fragility. But I can't argue with my body, I have been hanging by my last thread of sanity for the whole of October, which is my 4th month without a break. I think if I had to go one more day I would cry, scream, or do something with a builder's drill that I might regret later.
I don't know why I am feeble like this. It's pretty annoying. They need to make seamonkeys more robust.
Speaking of builders, they are still drilling to Australia, only last weekend there was a near-death mishap which involved an explosion, a circular saw and an enquiry into negligence, so I reckon they will be around even longer. I have started to get headaches when they STOP drilling now. The ground also moves quite frequently, which is novel.
And finally in this lame post, here is something that made me smile for some reason. A Chinese colleague experienced his first English summer this year, and he asked me last month, "so, where was the summer? It feels like it hasn't started but it is already over."
He told me that where he comes from, 40 degrees C is a common temperature, and summer only really starts when it hits 30. So I told him that when it hits 30 here, and it did once or twice this year, the temperature will be on the front page of all the newspapers, the entire country shuts down, and they basically call a state of emergency. They call it "high alert" or something.
It just made me smile to think that there are so many different versions of "normality" and "reality" out there. There is so much diversity. One person's madness is another person average day.
I dunno. I dig it.