Tuesday, March 13, 2007

the irony

The irony today is this:

I strolled off the plane this morning, honing up some excuse about being late for work in light of 'extreme exhaustion and sunstroke,'
to my boss and the ever-sanguine-consuming editor.

'Cept, after a couple of parked tigers, severe sunburn, the shakes, headaches, hot and cold flushes, I don't have to lie anymore.

My running out of water on the hills, broken gearshifts, and sun has meant the Argus aftermath lives on.

I want my bed. Luckily for me, I walked into a three hour meeting instead.

19 comments:

DaveRich said...

Straight to bed Peas, both hands above the blankets.

kyknoord said...

When is the suffering going to end? I'll send you a chilli popper in the post.

Peas on Toast said...

Daverich - now that the meeting is over - and I can catch my breath - I'm off to bed...:(

Kykie - It never ends, NEVER! God is screaming 'I KEEL YOU!' to me every five seconds.
Chilli poppers are good. :)

Betenoir said...

Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!....



....and snooooooze!

Revolving Credit said...

Next time, don't bother with the Argus, just have a whole day long poolside cocktail party/piss-up.

It seems to induce the same reactions but with less travel involved.

Peas on Toast said...

Betenoir - hello you! Drinking a shiteload of yummy, boring water. ;)

Peas on Toast said...

Rev - Didja see me, didja see me???

Revolving Credit said...

You're not one of the cyclists I ran off the road are you?

Peas on Toast said...

Revvie - it was you with the loudspeaker on that Bishopscourt hill wasn't it?
If you think your thighs are burnin' now fuckers......which was heard in Muizenberg apparently.
You're a card.

Jam said...

At the same time, however, you should have the wonderful after glow somewhere in the future of a post hectic endorphin rush.

Revolving Credit said...

No, I was the guy on the exercise bike on the back of a bakkie who pasted you on suikerbossie.

Peas on Toast said...

Jam - just a pity it coincides with my period...cancels it out. :( But coping nonetheless. x

Rev - you clown. You can't claim that! That was my cousin!

Hot Pink Flush said...

Lucky Peas gets an afternoon snooze. *jealous rage*

Revolving Credit said...

I passed you cousin on Suikerboossie???

Peas on Toast said...

Hot Pink - no such luck. Instead the boss has decided to keep me here and regale me with tales about his Argus cycling twenty years ago.
Great....

Rev - It's possible...except she was a spectator...

Revolving Credit said...

Exactly how many cousins are we talking about her?? or is your one cousin just really fast.

Peas on Toast said...

Rev - three. Now you're really confused right?
:)

Revolving Credit said...

You have a 3-legged cousin? That explains the speed!

zuzula said...

sleep well! I've just come out of a 3 hour meeting in which i watched my boss lick arse quite spectacularly. i feel like i've aged about 20 years today.