24.8.05

The planets are in alignment

Newsflash this morning: KK and Stellou are going to be in town next week. The last time we three were in the same city at the same time might've been during the Clinton administration. I kid you not.

We three arranged to do lunch next week, only for me to discover that I had a work thing to be at that afternoon, which meant I could only squeeze out time for a 1.5 hour lunch (Stellou, I used "1.5" because you can't type the ½ symbol in email, not because it has anything to do with me working for the government!). Considering how long it's been since we three were in the same room together, 1.5 hours is not enough time to do justice to all the years of accumulated witty anecdotes and lively gossip.

But miracles do happen: I have been informed that the work thing in the afternoon has been cancelled, leaving me spectacularly free to spend all afternoon gabbing with the girls. We shall, as KK says, be ladies who do lunch.

Hurrah!

In other news, my throat is still sore, although it doesn't hurt. This may have something to do with the fact that I've been teaching and talking a lot these few days, thanks to anxious students who have their eyes edgily fixed on their examination next Monday, as well as all the no-good-for-the-throat food I've been inadvertently eating: fried swordfish and Ruffles potato chips last night, murtabak tonight.

Oh well. As Little Miss Drinkalot observed, "If you want to kill your throat, you might as well do it spectacularly."

8 Comments:

At 8/25/2005 8:36 am , Blogger Postmaster-General said...

Does health insurance cover throat for teachers?

 
At 8/25/2005 4:59 pm , Blogger JellyGirl said...

hee that's like my dad who said, "If I'm going to spoil my diet, I might as well spoil it on the best and yummiest food possible."

And I fully agree with that. :)

 
At 8/25/2005 5:39 pm , Blogger cour marly said...

I'm obviously getting old, I no longer dare to test myself so far. That, or I'm just hella lazy.

 
At 8/25/2005 10:15 pm , Blogger NARDAC said...

Don't you just sometimes feel like all this "heaty" "cooling" business is a just one big crock? I mean, what about countries where they only have heaty food? What happens there?

 
At 8/26/2005 12:03 pm , Blogger Tym said...

Postmaster-General --- The question should be: Do teachers have health insurance? The answer is that we have medical benefits, but no insurance per se. But some doctors are sympathetic to teachers with sore throats.

JellyGirl --- That was the exact same logic I used yesterday afternoon, when I consumed half a bag of Ruffles potato chips. Clearly, your dad and I share a braincell.

cour marly --- Be brave! Don't be lazy!

Nardac --- Is France one such country? Hm ... I never thought about it that way before. Just figured almost everything could somehow be classified as either heaty or cooling.

Which completely necessitates a reference to the fact that Stellou and I spent far too much time cackling over Colin Goh's observation that if Harry Potter and his wizarding friends went to school in Singapore, they would learn in Potions class that there are two kinds of potions: heaty and cooling.

*cackle*

 
At 8/26/2005 8:48 pm , Blogger stellou said...

just re: the 1.5 hours: DONCH PANIC!!!!! i can not only talk loudly, i can also talkveryfast
aaaaaaaa

 
At 8/26/2005 8:50 pm , Blogger stellou said...

and thank you for bringing up the colin goh thing so that i wouldn't have to do it and seem like a completely crazed fan.

aiyah. and i forgot to go audition to be an extra in his film. i suck.

 
At 8/29/2005 12:42 am , Blogger Tym said...

Stellou --- How can forget? Come on man, make the connection work for you!

 

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