Sunday, September 07, 2008

If it ain't broke, break it.

Well, I did promise.

I'm not landed two hours and I've limbered up my tapping finger (slow learner, me) to type you tales of Spain.

1) I sat in the sun.

2) I swam majestically.

3) I did the dishes.

4) I drank beer and wine and whiskey in modest, then immodest, then modest amounts.

5) I ate a lot of quite nice food.

6) I checked my email, but couldn't summon the will to blog.

7) That was about it, really.

It wasn't the most exciting of weeks, to be honest. I just went where the folks told me and tried my best not to wreck their holiday. Once or twice the aul lad and I overdid it on the sauce, while my mam quietly judged us, but by and large it was all about the fuck-all-doing.

That being said, such glorious relaxation ends soon for me, what with my return to Setanta Towers in three short weeks.

Add our Emma's wedding to the mix and there'll be scant time for spending-a-week-staring-stupidly-at-the-gathering-nothingness, but I think I'm ready to rejoin the world.

I've been offered a new and improved lecturing post in the college. Two classes a week, each three hours in duration, a huge jump from what I had last year.

However, I have to wait to find out if 'big bill-paying job' will be compatible with 'small yet far more worthwhile job'*. It's out of my hands, something about contracts and nixers and bureaucratic idiocy, but I will prevail somehow.

I'm even prepared to juggle the two using subterfuge, just like Michael J Fox in 'The Secret Of My Success'. I just need to work on my lovable rogueishness.

*I really hope one of my fancy female students falls in love with me this semester.**

**Must remember to delete this post.

7 comments:

Dot-Com said...

Knowing only too well I'm not to blog when under the influence of alcohol, I wonder if I'm allowed to comment... Hmmm! Anyhow, welcome back :-)

Susan said...

Well, glad you're back after what sounds like a wonderful break. Let's see, what to tell you about what you missed here...?

Oh, I know: it rained.

(as to that last bit: I hope she does too, and I hope she's RICH...)

Susan said...

Well, glad you're back after what sounds like a wonderful break. Let's see, what to tell you about what you missed here...?

Oh, I know: it rained.

(as to that last bit in your post: I hope she does too, and I hope she's RICH...)

Radge said...

Oh wouldn't that be nice. A kept man. Some would be too proud, but not me.

While the skies are actually clear here in Limerick, it's very bloody cold.

Kath Lockett said...

Welcome back, Radge. Oh and Liv Tyler - please tell what is IS that blokes like about her so much? She always looks like she's about to cry and I just want to snap her whippet-thin preying mantis-like body over my knee like kindling.

Rich, fanciable young student - go for it. Just, don't whatever you do, do the 'Secret of my Success' thing and photocopy your face. Or your arse. Sad experience has shown me it's not so cute in real life.

Kath Lockett said...

Welcome back, Radge. Oh and Liv Tyler - please tell what is IS that blokes like about her so much? She always looks like she's about to cry and I just want to snap her whippet-thin preying mantis-like body over my knee like kindling.

Rich, fanciable young student - go for it. Just, don't whatever you do, do the 'Secret of my Success' thing and photocopy your face. Or your arse. Sad experience has shown me it's not so cute in real life.

Radge said...

I was thinking of my big toe, actually, Kath.

I'll use it as a motivational tool.

"See this picture on the wall? Well, it'll be up your arse if you don't give me 500 words on the vagaries of the transfer window, RIGHT!"