Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Overdue update

I realized that I haven't given any news on what's been happening since July 20th. As the thesis deadline looms in the horizon, things have speeded up a bit.
My disposable time - how about that phrase? - as disposable income is what you have left over after survival essentials, disposable time is what you have left over after survival essentials, i.e - obtaining the income, eating and taking a shower (or a bath if you're English) occasionally - has decreased. My mental disposable time - i.e. time you have free but feel too guilty about actually doing something enjoyable has decreased even more.
But anyway, I am in the London summer groove, which means enjoyable things come my way without me being able to do anything about it.

Last week in July had dinner with the Guy's girls at Carluccio's and Robin's birthday at the Waterway. In August finally managed to do a taster climbing session at the Westway Climbing Centre, although I didn't manage to climb all the walls I faced I did ok and have already registered for the climbing course proper. Btw, a friend told me that climbers are a physiological improbability (I am full of nice words today) as they are too light for the amount of muscle they need. Any ideas on this? On the 15th I went to Portugal for a week, lovely weather but rather spoilt by all the fires. Apparently 10% of Portuguese forestland has burned this year and you could smell the smoke everywhere. But anyway a lovely weekend at Mafalda's birthday where her father spent the whole time cooking and Mafalda spent the whole time washing dishes.. I managed to have a birthday dinner myself in Portugal, then another one here followed by a birthday party on Saturday. Then Sunday and Monday was the Notting Hill Carnival where I played capoeira in front of a large crowd for the first time. I also learned how to dance the forro (no big deal, I know) and got some samba and salsa in. Plus a lovely party at Ric and Phoebe's flat.

Also starting the previous weekend and ending this Monday, through several interesting conversations and e-mails (with several guys)I have managed to gain a lot of interesting insights into the male psyche. Unfortunately this has only led me to conclude that when you think you have finally began to understand a little bit, one or more guys will come along that do everything the opposite way. And there's no way you can apply the law of averages here.

Back to my thesis, and since I have no idea what I'm going to be doing or where I'm going to be come October, no point in going into future plans. Suffice to say that there is a slight probability this is my last month in London and the UK. So any suggestions for last orders welcome!


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