January 17th, 2003


And the days go by like snowflakes

Took today off work to take Erin to get laser eye surgery done. She was stressed and tense, so we ended up having a minor argument when my attempt to cheer her up backfired. We went through to Glasgow, met up with a photographer (because she got the Sunday Herald to pay her to write an article about it) and were all set when they decided to do one last test.

Which showed that her cornea is too thin for the operation to be safe. So she can't have it done. Ever.

She's been looking forward to this for as long as I've known her, and they just whisked it away from under her feet in 30 seconds.

She held it together while the photographer left, and then we went into the toilet and she cried on my shoulder for about 5 minutes and pulled herself back together.

Needless to say she was then miserable for a couple of hours, before ushering me out the door so that she could get drunk with Andrew (an old friend of hers). I was ushered off to gaming because I don't actually drink hardly at all and have a tendency towards disapproving looks towards drunk people. A tendency I've tried to rid myself of with little success.

So I went over to Hugh's and gamed for a bit, which was very good fun. I'm still very unsure about the world we're gaming in. Our behaviour feels very locked down, to the point where I feel like I'm going to have to do a load more reading before I can act in a character and stay within the code of honour (it's Legend of the 5 Rings, set in Rokugan which is taken heavily from feudal Japan)

And now I'm off to bed. And I hope tomorrow is a better day than the morning and half as good as the evening.

I'd be happy with that.

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The banana-the atheist's nightmare.

Note that the banana:

1. Is shaped for human hand
2. Has non-slip surface
3. Has outward indicators of inward content:
4. Green-too early,
5. Yellow-just right,
6. Black-too late.
7. Has a tab for removal of wrapper
8. Is perforated on wrapper
9. Bio-degradable wrapper
10. Is shaped for human mouth
11. Has a point at top for ease of entry
12. Is pleasing to taste buds
13. Is curved towards the face to make eating process easy