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Mar. 16th, 2007

Yo yo yo. I thought I'd best do an update considering all the kindly thoughts you were all sending to my dear mama. Well she's much better now, not amazingly well, but her hearts beating regularly now and not waking her up in the middle of the night and she's somewhere approaching how she was before these recent problems. Thank you all for being such lovely lovely people.

So what have I been up to recently? Coughing mostly. It's annoying the crap out of me! I've had this cough now for about 2 and a half weeks by my reckoning and it makes me sound like a bloody TB patient! Plus there's the obvious pain and annoyance of just having a cough - tonight I couldn't go to the cinema because I would've been incredibly disruptive. Grrrr. This is made somewhat worse by the fact that having croup as a baby has made a significant proportion of my coughs sound like some sort of bizarre mating call of a seal. Couple this with a cough-induced lack of sleep (I really should be sleeping right now) and you've got one ill-feeling Paul. Yes I'm moaning, but I don't do it in real life so I like to do it here.

Anywhos, anything else? Well I'm now having regular jazz piano lessons - still in very basic stages so far since I've never had proper teaching of the sort before so I need to learn about all the chords aside from just the major and minor and all that jazz (bedoom tish). Also, I've finally sorted out some Portuguese lessons from a lady I bumped into on the old LJ, so I should be starting those in a few weeks. Other than that sort of stuff, life's been OK. Having fun with the youngsters still at work i.e. undergrad project students and the ERASMUS fella Nico (I say youngsters, in fact all but one of them is older than me. I'm just being patronising).

Last night, we went to 'Love Train' night at the Ritz which is a 70s night. So I went in a suitably frilly shirt and got wasted. So wasted in fact that I ended up on stage in a dance contest. Came runner up too!!! I think the reason I didn't win is because the other guy was actually dancing and wasn't just a very drunk fool doing stereotypical Saturday Night Fever-style moves. Oh so much fun though! I actually knew most of the songs being played (rare for me at a club) and it was just a reet old hoot!

I'm sure other stuff has happened, but I can't be bothered to think right now. I'm going to try to stop coughing and go to sleep. Hope you're all zipedeedoodah.


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Mar. 16th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)
Oh freakin hell, don't call me a lady! I'm not 40! I'm not even 30! :P
Mar. 16th, 2007 11:36 am (UTC)
Not only did you return, but you returned dancing and singing 70's style?

Mar. 16th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
So glad your mum is ok - sorry i missed the entry before :S

I went to the cinema with a cough - but took a big bottle of water, a flask of coffee and some lollipops to suck. It was almost a success!
Mar. 17th, 2007 11:14 am (UTC)
No need to apologise! I miss tonnes of shit on this whole journal thing!

I thought of trying some stuff like that, but I was having the worst coughing fits of all time and then there's the very loud seal-barking nature of my coughs- not good for the cinema. I swear beneath this flab my stomach muscles must be hard as rocks now from all the coughing though. HA!
Apr. 11th, 2007 02:24 am (UTC)

Hope you had a good Easter!

You still up for some portuguese lessons? :)
Apr. 11th, 2007 10:11 am (UTC)
I certainly am! You still good for Thursday evenings? I'm pretty flexible, so let me know a good time for you and where to go and we're in business.
May. 22nd, 2007 01:26 pm (UTC)
oi, you. where are you?
it's danielle (masterconvincer). I purchased a rename token and accidentally deleted my entire friendslist!
i can't imagine a livejournal world without you (!), so please add me back.
May. 22nd, 2007 01:33 pm (UTC)
Ahoy hoy. Yeah sorry I've been entirely absent from this whole malarky for quite some time now for the simple fact that I rarely spend time on my computer anymore. I promise I will do a post some time soon. Hows tricks in your crazy Scotch world?

Please don't read my absence as indifference. We'll always have LJ.
May. 22nd, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
Scotch land is wonderful, as always!

We will always have LJ ;]
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