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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.


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.