Monday, September 12, 2005

Trip to the dentist and more naughtiness

I've just returned from my latest round of mouth abuse at the hands of the dentist. Well actually it was more at the hands of the dental hygenist, but the dentist capped it all by recommending that I get my wisdom teeth removed. Urggh, it's not something I'm looking forward to. At least they knock you out for it, but still it's not something I'm relishing.

In other news, I was very bad again. I realise that I have a problem, but still that doesn't really make it any better. Do you know what I did? I bought one of these. I know it's naughty and unnecessary, but it's so little and cute I just had to have one. And considering my first iPod is now sitting in thirty pieces on top of my counter and the little iPod shuffle I use is fairly annoying without a screen and... okay I'm just making up excuses. Anyhow, it should be sitting at home waiting for me when I get there this evening.

What else? On Saturday I fly back to London for a job interview at my old university, University College London. Which should be an experience. I haven't actually worked out where I'm going to be staying while I'm back in London, but hopefully I'll sort something out sometime this week. The last job interview I had was way back before I started my PhD, it didn't end well as I got upset that the person interviewing me couldn't answer two fairly fundamental questions: How much are you going to pay me? and How long is the average working day? (to the latter I got the response there's no such thing as an average day, and I felt like explaining that if you add up all the hours someone works and... but thought better of it.)

Still haven't taken any photos of my new place, or posted any pics from my time in California and New Mexico, when I get a chance I'll try and rectify that. I also haven't recounted the story of Ryan and the Kansas State Trooper. Or the story of Ryan and Kim and the hotel in Missouri (that's a good one). Or the strange tale of the inhabitants of Columbia, MO. Or mentioned what speed we drove from the volcano to Kim, Colorado. Or said anything about The Aristocrats. Or mentioned Ryan and Brit's trip to the Sunset Lounge, where they spent the evening getting rather drunk on malt liquor.

Oh and apparently I need to floss more. And I've got to write a fellowship application before tomorrow. And it's the first game of the Falcons' NFL season tonight — against the defending NFC champions, the Eagles. And if Atlanta win I make a little spending cash for when I'm in London. And I emphasise the little. And I'm sure my English teachers would all be very impressed that I managed to start five sentences in a row with the word 'and'. And...


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