Tuesday, November 02, 2010

the light

...is gone.

In a snap, 4pm, sun started setting. And by the time I got home, it was midnight inky black.

I am handling this very very badly. My hands started sweating, I was peering out the window wondering whether this lack of natural sunshine for the next 4 months will turn me blue.

Feverishly went home, made pot noodle, put it on toast, watched Facejacker and went to bed what felt like 3 in the morning.

If my body clock wasn't fucked up before, it certainly is now.

I think I might go out and buy some night vision goggles. You know, to treat myself. I'll be walking home and to work in the dark from now on; might as well do it in style.

I want my Mum.

Good thing she's coming to visit me in 2 weeks with my eccentric Canadian aunt in tow.
I'm so goddamn excited I could punch the air. With my fist.


po said...

I knoooooow I have been suffering from SAD since about the beginning of this month. At least it has been warm, two years ago it was snowing in October. Did you get a SAD lamp? They are so flipping expensive I can't afford one.

Peas on Toast said...

po- have seriouuuuuusly started to look at SAD lamps. Wanna go halvies? How much we talking for one?

I even chatted to my manager about installing one next to my desk. It's not cold yet as you say, but it sure is dark....

Charmskool said...

Oh Peas I'm sad for you - that sounds so depressing! I hate winter in Cape Town because it gets dark so early and that's only at about 6.00 p.m and I hate that its still dark at 7.45 a.m. I'd be totally suicidal if it was black as midnight at teatime. I am pretty sure I would have to eat copious amounts of ice cream, chocolate and chips (sort of all day kiddy party) just to make it through one week let alone a whole winter. Buy the lamp!!!!

Spear The Almighty said...

God. I would slit my wrists. Good luck.

po said...

Well my Dutch friend told me they cost £400!! But a quick google shows them to be £40 at Argos so maybe I can afford one after all. She lied to me.

Peas on Toast said...

Charm - oh man. I know. I won't forget the Joburg winters for a while either. Winter in general=dogsballs.

Now just to find a way to cope with the darkness.

(PS: Sun's starting to go down already....:(

Spear - oh my god, that makes me want to slit my wrists as a default of you saying you want to slit yours. Fuckkkk@

po - *phew! You know what that means? We can get one for our office/desk AND our bedrooms. SCORE!

Gail said...

Do it Peas, just punch the air - you know you wanna :) Mom visits make things better, even getting home and midnight and in bed at 3am! punch it . punch it . punch it ...

hansmeevis said...

You know, Peas, I have, as Art Jeweller, been following your exodus to England with avid interest.( Ok, my wife and I follow your blog compulsively...I admit it..:)
Reason is because we leave St Maarten (in the Caribbean) next year and we resettle in either the Netherlands or Germany.
And the winters worry me.
What I think is to get some of the new compact flourescent lights (150 watts output = 42 watts of useage) and replace anything in your environment that ain't that.
Initial cost is a bit more expensive than a normal light, but they last forever.
Like, make your own BRIGHT light.
As your do on your blog.....

Peter said...

When we lived in Newcastle, earliest the sun set was just after 3:00, so brace youself!