Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A Hump Day 5

  • My flatmate is settling in well, but we're still in that really polite tiptoeing around each other phase. You know? When you are sharing close quarters with someone you don't really know. She's really nice and the more we chat the more I think we're going to get along fine.
  • I'm off to the pub tonight to meet up with Adelaide blogger Yani, and some of his other Sydney based blogging buddies. I'm really looking forward to it, Yani and I have read each other's blogs for years now but never met before. Should be fun, but there's a part of me that always gets slightly nervous at meeting people I've known over the interwebs. I don't know why, maybe because I wonder if I'll live up to expectation?
  • I'm once again in training for the Insomnia Olympics, last night I made the cut for the 100m Toss & Turn. Le sigh.
  • We have a new espresso machine at work. I share this piece of information because it is life enhancing, to me anyway.
  • On my walk to work I pass a public park which has a bed of roses along the edge of the footpath, and I don't know why I noticed it today more than any other day but the smell of the roses was gorgeous.

8 comments:

thombeau said...

Espresso? Insomnia? Silly boy!

The Other Andrew said...

Ah yes, but I only had 1 morning cup of coffee yesterday, so I don't think that's the culprit. (My back is playing up again, so that's probably more likely the cause of the restlessness.)

John C said...

Roses are amazing (and I'll weep when Thom changes his wonderful Marcel avatar); whatever miracles perfumiers can effect they never find anything that matches the smell of genuine roses. They usually remind me of childhood as well, our garden was full of them.

The Other Andrew said...

John, when I was a child we lived in a house in Adelaide that had about 20+ varieties of roses in the front yard and down the driveway. One of my favourites was a deep, deep red rose that was planted by the previous owner. The house was a WW1 returned serviceman's bungalow, and she lived there until we bought it in the 60s. It had the deepest most incredible scent. Gorgeous!

thombeau said...

Portland is actually known as "The Rose City", I look forward to when they are in bloom. There's supposed to be some sort of amazing rose garden here.

(By the way, JC, I will be keeping this avatar for a good while. I like it!)

Mel said...

I did the exact same training program a couple of nights ago. Hoping not to do a repeat tonight.

The Other Andrew said...

Thom, you'll have to take photos once the roses bloom. Rosebud...

Mel, I was reading your blog and read you've head insomnia issue too. I feel for you buddy!

John C said...

Yay!