Tuesday, June 06, 2006

burble, babble, blab

after feeling *really* shitty and feverish friday night and most of saturday, things started to get better on sunday. no more 39°C (102F), no longer feeling as if my throat and mouth were on fire, no more agues. i spent most of the past days sleeping, resting, sweating, drinking lots, and watching tennis in between, wrapped up warm on the living room couch. sepp's been a really good nurse too. :)

monday was a public holiday anyway, and i decided not to go back to work until thursday, i hope i will be alright by then. thanks everyone for your good wishes!

as you can imagine, my life has not been *that* exciting over the last few days. today's date - 6/6/6 - is one of the most interesting things i have observed; that and the fact that i have 999 emails in my outlook express trash can. would you call that (666 vs 999) a sign? *L*

the weather was crap anyway last weekend, apart from several sunny hours on monday. clouds and sunshine today, and a little warmer. it's been chilly lately.

the french open brought some very entertaining matches, and some stunning games. nadal vs mathieu was terrific to watch. justine henin-hardenne played a perfect set against myskina. nicole vaidisova is one of the rising stars, it seems. she beat mauresmo (once again, sadly, shaky nerves in front of the home crowd) and venus williams. sad to see james blake go out - but he is not a clay courter, so there is hope for the upcoming tournaments on grass courts and hardcourts. :) i'm going to watch federer once i've finished this blog post - haven't seen much of him yet.

i am also finally reading, rather than dipping into, tori amos - piece by piece. very interesting stuff, an unusual approach to a "biography", consisting of interviews, ramblings, background information on songs, stories about her growing up (indian blood in the family, father a minister, religion a very important factor at home), her views on religion and the sacred feminine, and also insights into her creative process (particularly interesting for other artists). a must-read if you - like me - adore tori.

you will be pleased to hear (i think) that i am only 16% abnormal:

You are at low risk for being a psychopath. It is unlikely that you have no soul. You are at low risk for having a borderline personality. It is unlikely that you are a chaotic mess. You are at low risk for having a narcissistic personality. It is unlikely that you are in love with your own reflection. You are at low risk for having a social phobia. It is unlikely that you feel most comfortable in your mom's basement. You are at low risk for obsessive compulsive disorder. It is unlikely that you are addicted to hand sanitizer.

if we ever meet in ireland, you may address me as kayleigh o'neill which, according to blogthings, is my irish name. that's nice. i've always liked the name kayleigh, and the song by marillion is one of my favourite 80s songs.

still - today's song of the day's got to be something by tori amos. as i am just listening to it, i'll pick: father figure (live).

enough babbling for one day.


Carl Bryant said...

I'm glad you're feeling better, but I'm more than a little worried about your low score on the abnormality test. That worries me.

Whenever someone does something really weird, it's always the normal ones. It seems like the television news always finds their neighbors saying
"I can't believe she painted all the ducks in the park silver... she seemed so normal. I mean... she was only 16% abnormal, for goodness sakes..."

michi said...

ah carl, but we all know (thanks to arlene, mainly) that i'm 80% weird. so stop worrying, join me in the park for painting the squirrels blue.

oplob (short for "operation: lobotomy"?),

m :)

Arlene said...

tsk. i agree with carl (even though i suspect he's just envious since he's behind you on weirdness). are you sure you didn't *lie* to the test?

funny though. i was about to ask you how abnormal you were before publishing my own results... which isn't very comforting and must remain here, between you and me. i'm 44% -- it's somewhat likely i don't have any soul, ditto for the chaotic mess, and very likely lurking in basements (growing up, i actually thought i was a mold).

as for the 999/666 thingee... what did you expect after promising your sole to the wundah-flowah?


jenni said...

according to the abnormal test, i'm totally fucked up.

but hey, I hope you get to feeling better! (I scored good on empathy!)

Collin said...

Glad you're feeling better!

I also love Kayleigh by Marillion. They still play the video every week on VH-1 Classic. Also love The Waterboys "The Whole of the Moon." One of those great 80s anthems.

michi said...

ah, arlene, little ms devil, you are right, of course. (wait, wait, did i just say that? "you are right, OF COURSE"??? i AM weirder than i thought. i might even be a little abnormal. hm.)

jenni - *L* and thanks, better. worked today, but now i am totally knackered.

collin - thanks for stopping by, and "kayleigh, i'm still trying to write that love song, kayleigh it's more important to me now you're go-one ..." ahhh! we don't get vh-1 here anymore, not on cable, and i still miss it. and yesyesyes! love that whole of the moon song! must dig it up. heard moloko's the time is now on your myspace site the other day, great one too. :)