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A day off
Tuesday, 18 April 2006 at 12:37 pm
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I decided to schedule some time with pseudomonas yesterday. I don't see him enough because I tend to take him for granted, assuming that since he lives in the same city, I can see him any time... and then never make arrangements. But anyway, he had bank holiday Monday off, so we had a very pleasant day together.

It started off annoyingly due to train stupidity, but we met up in the end. I found a very cool patchwork padded jacket in the market for £1 (I love that jumble stall, I really do). And we had a picnic on Jesus Green; it was a lovely spring day for most of the time we were outdoors, which is really pleasing.

Then to the Fitzwilliam to see thir Blake exhibition. This turned out to be a small thing, mainly a couple of dozen plates from Jerusalem, The Emanation of the Giant Albion. So the rest of the afternoon was for quality time with the ceramics.

Lots of lovely conversation. I'm getting a bit stressed about the move to Sweden because I'm supposed to be going there next week and haven't really got the practical details sorted out yet. Nor have I written the grant application I'm supposed to be working on, and it would be starting on a really bad foot not to get that done before the deadline. But pseudomonas was really reassuring. I am going to do this, I am going to just turn up in a foreign country with a couple of suitcases and just see what happens. It's just that it's going to happen awfully soon, rather than at some point in the distant future!

Whereaboooots: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK
Moooood: refreshedrefreshed
Tuuuuune: Screwy dictating a philosophy essay to his computer
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Date:April 18th, 2006 12:00 pm (UTC)
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Oh my, I sit here and read that last paragraph and every iota in my body is reverberating sympathetically!

Sometime's there a certain kind of "buzz" that comes with worrying/stressing/fazing about a big move. In itself it's quite a good buzz, but don't indulge in it too much (which is something I'm really prone to doing) else it'll just take over and stop you from getting anything constructive done.

Night is usually a good time, I find. But even then I sometimes have to get up and make some hot choc to ensure that it doesn't stop me sleeping.

Aaaahhh I'm blabbering now. I'm just excited for you. Don't mind me :)
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Date:April 18th, 2006 12:02 pm (UTC)
8 minutes after journal entry
It's okay, you have your base of spies back home, so anything you need sent, they can send. And better not to have too much stuff to lug around just to begin with anyway, as long as you've got some tea in those suitcases, don't forget that. Hugs, a badger.
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Date:April 20th, 2006 10:20 am (UTC)
1 days after journal entry, 11:20 am (blue_mai's time)
"the practical details"?? what practical details? you've got a place to stay, a job, and a plane ticket. hmm. i see no major reasons to panic. but get that grant application done. other things are either sorted or will work themselves out...
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