Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Hump-Diddly-Ump Day

I couldn't seem to stay asleep last night. We're having an unusually warm start to Spring at the moment (ie: today is going to be 34C, which is what around 90F or more?! - for those of you non-metric-y types), and I kept waking up either too hot with the quilt on or too cold with just a sheet. Time to dig out the light blanket tonight I think.




Little Nemo In Slumberland by Winsor McKay [comprehsensive bio here].
Thanks for the links
John!



Plus I managed to scrape a chunk of skin off my right elbow (sadly, not in any entertaining way I might add, before you ask) and every time I rolled over on my side it would hurt and wake me up. Bastard elbow.

Consequently I'm dragging my ass a bit today. I did just have a very encouraging and consoling slice of homemade Bread & Butter Pudding (Nigella Lawson recipe) that my boss brought in for morning tea. (Remember how I said I thought The Christians were trying to fatten me up? Seem less like a mad conspiracy theory now, doesn't it?)

Speaking of work, the applications for my promotion close today, a formality that saw them have to do the right thing and open the applications up to other employees. As far as I know I'm still the only applicant. This should mean a nice pay increase when the position kicks in. Oh, and my flatmate went to a job interview yesterday and starts his new job today! I'm happy for him, because he's been out of work for quite a while and it'll be good for him to have some income and normalcy back in his life.

I have the office to myself today, as The Loudest Person In The Building has a day off. I wonder if I could curl up under the desk for a wee kip?...

[Updated: It has just hit 36C - 97F! Hey Spring, you're supposed to be Spring not Summer. Gah, doofus.]

8 comments:

thombeau said...

Napping at work is always recommended, regardless of the consequences!

The Other Andrew said...

I'm napping with my eyes open right now in fact...

Cecilia said...

It must be the weather--I was awake to hear the 4AM news last night/this morning. Getting to work in time was a challenge!

I so wish I had a couch in my office. I do have a piano... Hmm... maybe with some padding...

mrpeenee said...

Thanks for the Little Nemo illustration. I adore Little Nemo and still regret being to cheap to buy teh recent book they put out wiht the strips reproduced in full size. I'm of to the link you included right now.

mrpeenee said...

I'm also so excited that I can't type. Sorry. I wish you could edit these skghd things.

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks MrP, but thank the dependable JohnC! He did a post about Winsor McKay over on Feuilleton.

I heart you when you're excited.

Keith said...

I've never been a vigorous sleeper, and if I'd seen that Pokoko thing as a child, I would have been even thinner and more dark-eyed.

I've been up since 3:00A this morning, as it is. I've read, cleaned, eaten....what to do with myself now?! Come to think of it, maybe a small man in a Harlequin bodysuit and yellow underpants is just what the doctor ordered.

John C said...

Yay for Winsor! Amazing guy. Yes, his work often gets disturbing quickly, even the Little Nemo stuff. For some real grotesquery you should see the similar strips he did for adults, Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend.

That heat is crazy. Our summer here was a washout this year, didn't happen at all. It's going to be a long, crappy winter.