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Food for thought

Two of the ladies of the Women's Institute that want me to do a series of lectures/Art History course for them came round to the flat last night to discuss their proposal with me in more detail...I'll have to mull it over for a bit. For now, I've given them a tentative 'yes', but I'll have to see what I may be able to cobble together on such short notice and how I'm going to juggle this with work and other obligations. I'll also need to dust off some of my old address books and see if I can still impose on several people for favours.

Stayed up far into the night, unable to put down sadbhyl's excellent More Than Strangers, with the result that I'm about ready to curl up and fall asleep behind my desk -- but that would be setting a bad example and we don't want to do that, do we?

And to make matters worse, my close colleague Allan, who's a sweet guy really but nevertheless can be quite trying, insisted on engaging me in a conversation about funeral insurance just now. Reminding me that I'll need to think about sending off for some brochures for myself one of these days. But not now, eh?

On the plus side, though: King
You are King Arthur of the Britons! You like to hear yourself talk a lot, namely about some damn grail. Those closest to you are just there to serve you and bang your coconuts together. For some reason Mystical Beings come to you and set you out on quests. If only more people understood you, perhaps you'd get that grail after all.

What Monty Python Holy Grail Quest Character are You?
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You're Loosely Based!
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While most people haven't heard of you, you're a really good and interesting person. Rather clever and witty, you crack a lot of jokes about the world around you. You do have a serious side, however, where your interest covers the homeless and the inequalities of society. You're good at bringing people together, but they keep asking you what your name means.
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Feb. 19th, 2004 08:38 am (UTC)
Where do you get off making recommendations for a fic like that, where some innocent and pure-minded reader could just idly click on it... say...oh... at work... and then... read it... and...GOOD HEAVENS!!! Avert my blushing eyes!!! I'm ashamed, ashamed I tell you.

Hee! Think I'll save this one for tonight... ;-)

Funeral insurance?? What on earth for? Like you'll be around to care?
Feb. 20th, 2004 12:15 am (UTC)
Funeral insurance?? What on earth for? Like you'll be around to care?

It so as your loved ones won't have to go through all the hassle of arranging for your funeral/cremation and possibly ending up out of pocket because of it, because you'll have done and paid for it all yourself already...Stupid idea, really. Like you said: what do I care what happens to me then? I don't want to be thinking about what music they should play, and who's going to do the oration, and who's invited to the coffeetable/breakfast/lunch/dinner, and who's going to be chief mourner, and all the rest of it -- not at this stage of my life and possibly not even when my time draws near. My family already know that I have no other wishes than to be cremated, and for everyone that comes to say goodbye, to have a good stiff drink on me.