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Saturday, March 15, 2008

My affinity with rubber

As enormous relief as the first five weeks of my final semester come to an end, and we begin three weeks of Easter Holiday. The break will give me a chance to catch up on the many tasks that have been put to one side, victims of the constant onslaught of daily homework. Things like funding applications, newsletter articles, competition entries, wedding planning, video editing. Oh, and that dissertation.

The catch up starts today then. I'll be spending about 4 hours in a car - this really troubled me at first as I dislike being unproductive when I have a lot on, and much of what I need to do necessitates use of my laptop, which makes me feel very sick when travelling.

Then, this morning whilst out for my morning jog, it struck me - Jeans Repair! My patchwork jeans have needed attention for a couple of months now, but I haven't felt able to justify putting time into sewing up the holes, an activity I enjoy to a ridiculous extent.

Yesterday I came across a photo taken 6 years ago in my cell in Asagaya, Tokyo, showing the same jeans as they were originally.

Does my bum look big in these?

This week's car fun continues with a blow-out. Fortunately, I was travelling very slowly at the time and thus was able to pull over without a problem.

The 'funny thing' was, I'd been thinking about this puncture for a few days. That is, the few days leading up to its dramatic popping occurrence. I'd consciously thought through what I was going to do when it happened, where the car jack was etc. Thus, when it did happen, right outside the tyre-specialist's forecourt, I wasn't so much surprised as grateful that it had finally blown - and just in the right place too!

Psychic connections with tyres ...whatever next? Would anyone else like some of these drugs?


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