Thursday, September 17, 2009
mouse ac & sundry
Can’t believe Ant doesn’t have a mouse bump.
Had one since 2003 – since starting a full-time relationship with a computer - and it’s forever been growing into the hand bunion it’s always wanted to be.
It’s a malinformed bump on the bottom of my right hand from too much mouse action.
Ant doesn’t have one. Had to help her navigate Streetview over a few glasses of dignified sherry last night. With some crazy one fingered touch-pad click navigation.
Crisis. I am a geek. Yay?!
I’m getting increasingly frenetic and nervous about Italy. For one, the UK consulate has my passport and I sincerely fucking hope I get it back before Wednesday. Or else there will be tears and infinite chaos.
For two – hello? I’m going to fucking Italy when I should probably be fixing the undercarriage of my motor veheeicle, and I’m meeting someone I’ve only known 5 months there.
Ant informed me last night that her grandmother has a house in a village next to Venice.
Peas: And we haven’t gone on holiday there yet because….?
Ant: One day, definitely.
Peas: When you and The Gilb retire there, will you have a Joey Room for me? We have discussed this before you know.
Ant: Yes of course.
Peas: I’ll help you run the estate. I won’t make any fuss.
Ant: Yip, maybe when we’re over 60 though, because Italy is overrun with old people.
Ant: Yeah, the government is worried that Italy has lost it’s culture. As its overrun with foreigners and old people.
Ant: Yip, if I wanted to – as an Italian citizen – I could probably get a free flight back there. They want Italians to come back.
Peas: Where did they go?
Ant: There are more Italians living outside Italy than in the country itself.
Ant: It’s true. My father cries tears.
Peas: Dude. There’s pizza everywhere. You people have fucken taken it everywhere.
Ant: Yeah. And everyone else has bastardised it.
Peas: Did you know a UFO in French is an OVNI.
Ant: It’s the same in Italian.
Peas: It’s fucking classic. Yay I can double up and use it in Rome. ‘Say…isn’t that an OVNI?’ And I’ll point to the sky.
Ant: OK then.