Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Freak accident claims innocent bystander

One of my greatest fears is not public speaking but rather dying in a freak accident and making it on the 6 o'clock news. I've already made it clear to my family, if my death is ever newsworthy, that I don't want to be media fodder. Although my sister does have this ghastly picture of me which I once used on an international drivers licence and she threatened to pass to the news stations as they flash my picture up as they describe my gruesome demise.

Today, I had two near "freak" death experiences. First was when I was walking behind this woman who was carrying a bag with this long strap. I nearly tripped over the strap and caused a human domino effect downn the steps of Central station. Next as I was power running to make my connecting train, this thing that looked like a walking stick fell from above and nearly struck me on the head. I turned to have a closer look and it was actually one of those claw-like things which CityRail workers use to pick up garbage.

So having survived two near freak accidents, I climbed aboard the 5.45 Central to Newcastle train (yes not supposed to take country train when getting off suburban stops, blah blah blah...), I whipped out my technicolour knitting to calm myself down.

Monday, November 06, 2006

What day is it today?

I've lost my precious day-to-a-page moleskin diary. It feels as if I have lost one of my arms and feel quite disconnected. I'm not even sure why because it's not as if I have such an active social life that every page is filled with reminders of places to be, people to see.

However, losing a diary 2 months before a new one can be started is such a pain. If I buy a 2007 diary, I can't actually start using it and there is no point in getting another one for the rest of 2006.

Life at work is ticking along nicely. I started another knitting project in which I've decided there will not be any pictures until I to at least 70% of it. Otherwise, it might end up in another pile of rejected projects.