Organic? I grew up on Angel Delight. We didn’t have anything in the house if it wasn’t neon!

9 February 2006

Memo to self, when searching the photocopier where you put in the toner for a white tape with numbers, do not, repeat, do not take a deep breath and blow all of the dusty toner out of your way. It tends to swirl, swirl and get in your face, and then you have to wonder do you have an inky face as you return, through the library, to the phone to tell Mr. Toshiba man that No, there isn’t a tape with numbers where I put in the toner.

You’ll be glad to hear, that I didn’t actually have toner all over my face, just a few flecks. But still. I think is a thing to note down for future reference, don’t you agree?

D’internet was down again this morning at work. Which meant I finished my book real early in the day. Hmmm, that doesn’t sound too good, but see I can’t actually leave the desk for long periods of time cause students pop in and out and if there was no one around they might be tempted to indulge in arson, or some such prank. So normally in the morning I surf in between dealing with them looking for books that they don’t know the name of, by authors they’ve never heard of, and for courses that they don’t know the name of. But not this morning, instead I Sodoku’d until I was seeing numbers floating all over the place – Did you ever play Tetris so much that in your sleep you’d be dreaming about moving bricks? Free Image Hosting at I remember playing a playstation game[1] N20 Nitrous Oxide, where you went through these tunnels shooting at bugs, with a great dance music soundtrack and hypnotic backgrounds. Anyways, I played this game so much that at night I’d dream I was going round and round shooting things, and avoiding eggs[2] – where was I?

Oh yes, the internet was down so I did the Sodoku, then read my book, then the papers, and still, nothing to do. Well, that is a lie. I did have all my course reading lists to do, but the catalogue doesn’t work without the internet, so I couldn’t do that. So I wandered around looking for a new book. You’d think in a library I’d find one pretty quickly wouldn’t you? Well I didn’t. But eventually I decided to go with Chekov’s The Shooting Part, and of course the moment I began to read the introduction the internet was reborn.

Typical. Still, think I’ll read it anyways. It looks like one of those books they have in films, you know, old looking :) I always liked the little Chekov we did at college, I know some people think his plays are dreary, but I thought they were funny. Can’t remember if they were meant to be comedies or not…


  1. yup, a real old one
  2. we had this game back when we had the PS, and then the dog ate it. Yes, really, ate it all. But then a few years later I found it again, and had my PS2 at this stage so could be hypnotised all over again. Hmmm, next time I go home I think I shall collect it.

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13 Responses

  1. anne says:

    Ah the joys of addictive gaming and old-booking.

  2. Fence says:

    I'm actually a bit wary of starting to play the PS again, after all this internet thing takes up so much time, not to mention the telly. When'll I have time?


  3. Alan says:

    Chekhov is apparently hilarious in the original Russian, but the jokes don't translate well. Whatever, personally I think he was a genius and would rank Uncle Vanya among the five finest plays ever written.

  4. NineMoons says:

    I've completely abandoned gaming since Tim's neck went weird. It's too annoying. I'd probably PlayStation a bit if I had a new game but I am NOT going to buy one so that's that.

    I like Chekhov too. He was so much funnier than Sulu…

  5. Kelly says:

    I'm a complete retard at video games. My kids play them, but the closest I've ever come to them, personally, was resting my chin on my boyfriend's shoulder while he shot Asteroids at the pizza parlor. "I's old."

    I'm a whore for Sodoku, though.

  6. Fence says:

    I think he is pretty funny in translation too Alan.

    NM, you are just like sick people :) I don't really like playing games on Pavlov, apart from the Sims, and now that I have left it at home I don't play that anymore anyways.

    Sodoku is great Kelly, isn't it? But so addictive, it's like Pringles.

  7. Carl V. says:

    Pretty much any time I get a new game and play it for several hours that first night I dream about the game unceasingly throughout the night and wake up feeling oddly hungover!

  8. Kelly says:

    Pringles were created by the devil to make us fat.

  9. Fence says:

    High on video games, Carl? There are worse things

    So, was Soduku created by the devil to make us Vulcans?

  10. Kelly says:

    It's possible; in fact, I'd say logical.

  11. Fence says:

    So somewhere out there is a Romulan version? All the bad hair but more emotion?

    I'm taking this metaphor thing too far amn't I?

  12. Kelly says:

    It's impossible to take a weak joke too far; trying is what makes life worth living. If there's a Romulan version out there, Jim, I will find it for you.

  13. Fence says:

    Will you go in peace? Shoot to kill.