Wednesday, May 07, 2008

My sister is very cool. She writes awesome. I miss female company my age. Everyone is out riding trains and making films and reading Nabokov and going to Paris whilst I am here, teaching poetry and Macbeth, running a new school and directing plays to sufficient acclaim (and one standing ovation). Why do we always think we’re lame in comparison to other people when on one’s own one isn’t half badly off? Duffer Gorpy.

S convinced me into sleeping downstairs last night because the light keeps going off and it’s cooler downstairs. ‘Downstairs’ means his old room- with the single bed. So I abandoned my island of a bed (7 feet by 7 feet is no titchy thing) and, pillow in tow, gamely went down to the single bed. ‘It’ll be cosy!” sang S gaily. Cosy is fine for rabbits. Squashed flat was more of what actually happened, because I chose to sleep on the open side of the bed and made S sleep next to the wall- and between S’s phone ringing across the room, numerous water-drinkings and one loo trip, I was thoroughly S-rollered. Hahaha! S rollered! My pancake foot begs to differ.

Stellar is having a faabullouuuussss summer school! Yay! It’s the kind of summer school I would have gone to if it had existed- languages, dramatics, singing, sports, you name it. It’s awesome. I love the books we’ve got for the kids too- they’re so colourful and creative! Mrs. H was laughing at me as I cooed and exclaimed at them- ‘I think you should go sit in Playgroup too’. I said I would, too!

Mina at 3:14 PM