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Catching up

God, that was a lovely dinner I had last Tuesday! It wasn't just the food, but the company as well -- although originally my friend and I had agreed to have a cosy little bite to eat just the two of us, seeing as how we hadn't seen each other in months and desperately needed to catch up on what was new for either of us, people just kept joining us at the bar and in the end we decided to all have dinner together, all seven of us. And so I became embroiled in a deep and meaningful discussion about Catholicism today on my right, the complete and utter fascism of the Italian traffic police on my left; all while simultaneously trying to find out more about the wonder diet the person opposite me was following successfully without having to give up chocolate as a food group. Wine and champagne flowed copiously and the evening ended in a bit of a blur...but hey! you've got to let your hair down every once in a while so why not on an ordinary Tuesday night?

I suppose it's going to be a late night again tonight -- Senior Management is treating me and some other high flyers within our organisation (don't ask me how I came to be on the list, because I haven't a clue) to an afternoon of go-karting followed by a lavish dinner in a top notch restaurant. We're leaving here in about half an hour so I'd better check if I have any outstanding business to attend to...or better yet, go to the bathroom and check my makeup.

Still, it's not all fun and games -- at the beginning of this week, the news reached us that one of our colleagues who'd gone on maternity leave a few weeks ago, had died during childbirth. She was only 40 years old. We were all shocked at the news. None of us had any idea that in this day and age, and in this part of the world, it was still possible to die like that.



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Sep. 16th, 2004 07:20 am (UTC)
Definitely not having children now.

Have a good time.
Sep. 23rd, 2004 06:22 am (UTC)
Oh, you shouldn't let horror stories like this one deter you! If you want kids, and I mean really want kids, and there's no medical reason why you can't or shouldn't, have them!

Me, I think I may have missed my window. Although I love children, I'm not unhappy about not having any -- it's weird, it was never a conscious decision of mine not to have children, it's just they never happened, and I'm fine with that.
Sep. 23rd, 2004 06:31 am (UTC)
I don't like them and they don't like me (especially babies). I can live with that.

I do have an absolute morbid fear of giving birth though (related to my operation fear, I think. Even though I've had one).
Sep. 23rd, 2004 06:37 am (UTC)
Just one? Pfffft...I've gone under the knife 5 or 6 times already (depends on whether you want to count the time they took my tonsils out as an operation)!
Sep. 23rd, 2004 06:40 am (UTC)
I think I'm saving up for one big one. (I really hope not).
Sep. 23rd, 2004 06:46 am (UTC)
I hope not for your sake, too. Operations...I view them as a necessary evil, but it's better to just stay healthy and avoid them if you can!
Sep. 23rd, 2004 06:51 am (UTC)
It scared the living daylights out of me.
Sep. 23rd, 2004 06:59 am (UTC)
You know that part where they wheel you up to the theatre and then they just leave you alone for a bit, to wait for the anaesthesiologist to come and knock you out? I hate that part, because I'm always a little scared of what lies ahead of me through those double doors, and I really want to get off the gurney and flee, and I have to reason with myself to stay -- it's sheer torture.
Sep. 23rd, 2004 07:04 am (UTC)
I wasn't alone. Maybe because the anaesthestist had to come and calm me down with extra drugs.
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