August 01, 2004

water + electricity

So yeah life is fast right now, it's fast times all round and there's not much time to sit and watch it go by. There will be on Wednesday, since I'll be on my ass most of the day watching the North Island go by as we cruise up state highway one Auckland-bound. No speeding, since the Van has that dratted safety device I mentioned here.

I had a guitar lesson last week and learned how to play Lou Reed's 'Perfect Day'. Yesterday, in exchange, Rhys showed me 'Golden Age' by Beck. It's so lovely... just need to remember the words now. I have to admit I prefer the Flaming Lips version, being such a Wayne-freak.

Ooh and I went to 'Frodo is Great... Who is That!!?' on the weekend. It was really well done, lots of laughs and nice to see familiar faces. Well done Hannah, Stan and Nick. Oh and Bret.

This morning I spilled a glass of water onto an electric lamp. My flatmate said I should pull it apart and dry it out but I tend not to agree... probably just ignore it until I forget then turn it on anyway. An electricity-themed morning, really, or lack of it - I was stopped in my tracks by the lack of light in the bathroom. Shower in the dark? Just didn't seem right... Shower with the door open? Hmm... no... I settled for candlelight. Nice.

Last but not least:


Thanks for the party on Saturday - Playstation Singstar is gonna be all good once they get some decent songs on it. There's only so much A-ha one can deal with... and that was the best track on it.

In exciting work news, I have an Important Research job that has to be done by midday. Gah, the pressure!

PS Finished Steinbeck's 'Cannery Row' a few weeks ago; comments to come one of these days. Have again passed by the unfinished 'the Prince' by Machiavelli and a few others and started Elizabeth Knox's 'The Vintner's Luck' again.



Blogger supergood said...

The worst (or best) thing about speed alarms in cars, is that no matter how loud you have your music, you still can't drown them out.

I don't think you could shower by candlelight at my place, the water dropping off the ceiling would soon see to it that you were once more in the dark. And yeah, showers in the dark sound scary.

11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Jessie - glad you enjoyed yourself! I am definitley going to get Singstar out again - have to try and get a higher ranking. Will let you know when we get it out again...

2:44 AM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Well, I blatantly failed to do the research job. Everyone else in the office was working on it though so I didn't show myself up too badly. Now I seem to be clock-watching, waiting for 3:50pm ... ;)

4:51 AM  
Blogger supergood said...

It was already 3:51 when you said that.... what happened at 3:50?

9:33 AM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Aha! It's this slightly frightening new obsession. If I tell you, you might wish I hadn't... but if you insist, take a look here, here, and most importantly, here. Don't say you weren't warned! And don't tell anyone. Since I finally figured out what 'rpg' stands for I've been feeling slightly ashamed. ;)

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha HA you're hooked. Muhahahha. I will send you another drink just for admitting to it!


11:15 AM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Yes! Do!!


11:30 AM  
Blogger supergood said...

This is choice!

9:42 PM  

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