Thursday, October 2, 2008

blogger's block & bananas. . .




after powering my way through two beautiful sweet half ripe bananas lasciviously lavished in lashings of nutella and cups of elegant earl grey tea, i feel empowered to blog on regardless of this obvious block i am having....


(note alliteration. can you tell i'm teaching again?)

regardless of the fact that i don't really have anything relevant to report to my few loyal cyber buddies out there APART from the fact that i was very nearly unsaddled this afternoon. lost my stirrups, was shoved to the left hand side and was almost unceremoniously dumped on the side of a hill...BUT because i am such an incredibly experienced rider, i managed to stay on. i lie. shamefully. really. i do. i am not sure how the fuck i managed to stay on but i did. call it a strong sense of, aherm, self preservation? or plain bloody lucky.


plain bloody lucky.


and strangely after my ride, i felt energised beyond belief, adrenalin, perhaps? and i actually went RUNNING. down zee hill and up zee hill.


am i fit? she asks herself. or AM I FIT? well. as i walked home, sort of coughing and retching at the same time, like old pasha (staffie of 405 yrs old), i felt like a very old fat person with a very red face. (the german nudging his way in again perchance?)


or maybe this rare and strange energy was because i slept for 3 hours today? in the day time. under my hyrax skin rug. (the one made of 53 individual hyraxes. so hold me personally responsible for the silent forests these days. )


here i sit, recently returned from the kitchen, my belly full and warm from nutella, bananas and early grey tea, as veronica likes to call it.


i must bid you good night before my entire left foot is gnawed off by very large and voracious mosquitoes.


oh ps, speaking of feet, someone asked me once, "Have you seen My Left Foot?"

naturally i assumed they meant : Have you seen my left foot?" imagining all sorts of unfortunate feet disasters: sharks, mosquitoes, lawn mowers, lions, crocs,

not the movie.


Kitchen Board: Thursday night: 2 OCT 2008

Contributors: Veronica, Janelle


Comments: well. its obvious.


so toodely pip and bisous comme toujours xxxx chocolatey ones...hooah. x j




17 comments:

tam said...

i also have blogger block. Empty. Nothin to say. Ah well, it'll pass. Well done for staying on the hoss.

Janelle said...

hey tam! yeah. oh well. what to do. talk shit...blogging supposed to be bit like morning pages, no? so bananas and blah tonight! xxx j

family affairs said...

I want to know about the school you're teaching in and what you're doing and what the children are like, if you need a little bit of subject matter for tomorrow, or the next day....Lx

tut-tut said...

Sounds as though you are itching to get up and away . . .

Janelle said...

what? in my beautiful balloon, T? as in that humperdink classic? ok lulu... school and pupils...hah. xxj

ExAfrica said...

How IS the teaching going?

alex said...

Bananas and nutella/horsebackriding and running up hills - its the yin and the yang of life. at least you didnt barf. Funny, I also almost came off a horse today, our newest arrival, the sweetest mustang....Snoopy!! we were moving highland cows, gorgeous but idiotic creatures and Snoopy got a wee bit excited. I also managed to stay on and felt well pleased. I then ate two whole packets of Fruitzels, chewy sweets in the shape of Pretzels (?).. so i did it in reverse. your last blog was very beautiful and yes i do remember the electric goosebumps, that weird forcefield thing...and I am looking at a new moon and listening to rustling aspens and would love for you to be in this place one day. My new tipple is a kentucky bourbon called Old Crow which is just too bloody perfect and thought you would appreciate. Your hair looks gorgeous by the way. Hot teacher mama!

Janelle said...

you still quit smokin'? xx j

Val said...

whoa.. bananas and nutella..
now theres a thought. Blog happily away - its all fab, and interesting. Its the freedom of it that is appealing - high brow today, less brow tomorrow. How IS school?
xx

Mud in the City said...

Mmmm yum.

Wish I could go riding (without the 'almost being bucked off' bit).

Miranda said...

Janelle? Were you wearing your riding hat??

Can I come round some time for some bananas and nutella? I'll bring my own if you've run out...

Adrianne said...

Blogger's block must be making the rounds because I have it, too. I promised myself that I would post something today, but I'm sure that whatever I write will not be anywhere near as entertaining as your post. Not bad at all for someone who claims to lack material. (: )

Ernest de Cugnac said...

Naughty naughty Rhino. (But I'm sure you didn't mean it).

Janelle said...

val mud and mo...oh yeah banana and nutella rocks...! yum!
and mo arehm i wasn;t wearing i hat...shit man. PROMISE to. xxj
adrianne thanks very much!!! XX j
ernest. alarmed! xx j

alex said...

no. but i will! And dont worry, I drink the OC in moderation...what has become of Geoff?

Miranda said...

OKay, drop the lesson plans. Who cares what plenary is anyway? Next post please...

Janelle said...

fuuuuuuuuuuuuurck...pah el eeee en aye arh why...PLENARY. and do you know that differentiation means you've got to say in teh teeny lesson plan how you are going to cope with your mixed ability schmility classs...i fart in their general direction.... anonymous