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Monday, June 19, 2006


What a shock, finally getting home at two in the morning after a two hour drive trying to avoid all the goons that raced one another after the game (by the way, if someone can explain what tractors with no aparrent back light and very dim front ones were doing travelling about in the middle of the night, please feel free to inform me), only to find a huge slug going about its business on my newly washed kitchen mats!!! Needless to say I almost dropped the stuffed tomatoes that I was carrying to the fridge and it is lucky I stiffled a scream that would have brought not only my landlady downstairs, but also the whole neighbourhood!! Yikes, I hate slimy things that appear in my kitchen (or anywhere in the house) and what is more, from no apparent opening!!!

Of course, the bat that I found flying in the kitchen a couple of years back, must have come through the chimney or squeezed through the window panes, and that was really gross, especially since I had to wash _everything_ in the kitchen, not only all the stuff that was not tucked away in a cupboard (that's when I realised that there should be a limit to how many vases of spices can one keep on the kitchen counter) but also all the curtains and the carpet!!

Well, what's going on? Enough already with all those creatures creeping in!!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Sunstroke de luxe

After a couple of weekends of well deserved, total debauchery (how many bad drinks can one stand for and what is the universally accepted limit of mixed up orders one can get, well, guys, let's have another go and find out, hehe!!) resolution time has finally arrived, ill-timed as always!!

Weekend of chores galore! Due to the adrenaline drip instigating from jogging in Spiantza, training cycles and all that jazz (hmf... spending night and day with the right person does that) and an excellent (though too abundant) diet, the whisper of my palm trees needing trimming has finally reached the well hidden cells of my brain and the unexpected cerebral activity has finally found its way to my muscles! So, after much debate with how much time should be spent on the beach, the newly grooomed palm trees wave in the almost non-existent breeze!

Shopping for new curtains, discussing a new door (that's intoducing new grounds for argument) that will finally keep creepy things outside, and updated plans for the shower cabin. Landscaping the yard includes the fantastic spot with the old wine barrel as a table, palm umbrella on top, banana and palm trees with bougainvilleas all around, unhindered view to the sea and the rising moon, cool drinks hissing in the warmth of the night! It's almost impossible not to look for new furniture as well, new desk in the den (though a new SATO is a given expense) and what have you! Ah, the list can go on and on!!!

The heat is rising! Kiwi time!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Let's rock!

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A promise of life suspended in the constant flux of centuries, a promise from the past in the present, to the future. Generation next, running through my hands. Spawn....