Month: February 2004

high

G H GH! There. New, fully working keyboard, an additional birthday present from Dr Bitful who also installed it skillfully. When I say skillfully, I deliberately chose to overlook the worry in his eyes when, after the installation, he asked

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wear

Friday at the office. Casual Friday. Dressing down Friday. Most people have swapped their suit and tie uniforms for an equally strict dress code made of chinos/dark blue jeans (designer fading allowed in small tasteful amounts) and unbuttoned shirts. Some

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free

It’s a year today since I smoked my last cigarette. Withdrawal was hard at the beginning, easier after a few months, almost unnoticeable now. Believe me, if I could do it, anyone can. Cold turkey worked for me better than

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wire

For a whole year now I’ve conjured up an aura of mystery around me by telling Dr Bitful how the town I was born in had been split in two, berlin-like, after WW2, and what do you know? They go

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buss

Lots and lots of couples (1800 according to Repubblica, thousands for the BBC) have kissed yesterday afternoon in Rome to request legal rights for same-sex couples. New world record? I don’t know and I don’t care. I’m interested in finding

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love

HPPY VLENTINE’S DY. More (printable cards) like this at youyesyou.net. [via Belle de jour]

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rich

A replacement keyboard is on its way from Michigan, USA (keyboard + P&P were one third cheaper than keyboard alone in the UK). Last-minute present from Dr Bitful, after my coffee spillage accident. He also got me a new battery

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blow

Many happy returns. No big deal really: today I’m turning twenty-nine for the ninth time, and it’s hardly a novelty any longer. Let’s face it: I am quickly approaching that age when it is advisable to put only one symbolic

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slap

Conversations between a BA (Mod. Lang.) and a Ph.D. (Chem). Me: “Guess what?” Dr. Bitful: “Your flatmate’s cat gave birth to siamese twins!” Me: “Eh?!?” Dr. Bitful: “I’m guessing – well, you asked.” Me: “Can you believe this? What are

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slow

Over the last couple of months three different friends mentioned Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking to me, reporting how a few friends of theirs had stopped after reading it. I read it in 1998 and used some of

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keys

My keyboard has stopped letting me type the letters g and h, the characters < and >, and use the backspace and arrow keys. All the g, h, etc. that you can see in this post have been copied and

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pour

I am starting a new job on Monday morning. There have been at the same time informal talks of another job opportunity, that I’ll have to pass this time round. What is terribly exciting is that the gamble I took

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root

Today is a great day. A landmark. A watershed. Until yesterday, whenever I was asked to produce a photo ID, my options were: showing my passport, which I dislike carrying with me (impractical size and, up to a couple of

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year

“Was saved by a heavenly vision who put me in a cab and took me home” bitful, February 3rd 2003 One year on, the angel is still looking over me. Happy first anniversary, Dr Bitful.

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mime

Mesdames et messieurs, voici les Shemale! (cue embarassed clapping and mild discomfort). It is so obvious that it’s not their voices that do the singing, it makes you cringe (compare it to their speaking voices at the end of the

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