So then on Saturday I was supposed to have lunch with Garrett but he cancelled due to hangover and then I was supposed to go out in the evening for Justin's belated birthday drinks but by this point my entire leg and lower back was hurting (presumably I am walking funny due to the various ankle debacles) and I just couldn't face Chalk Farm, so stayed in with chiller and drank cocktails and watched Mrs Henderson Presents and then The Wizard of Oz which I'd never seen before, and now I admit I have that faint sense of failure that I had after Mark finally persuaded me into seeing the bloody Star Wars films. Though I liked The Wizard of Oz a lot better than Star Wars.
And then on Sunday I was supposed to be meeting John for lunch but then he cancelled too! What is wrong with me? Do I smell? Instead we went to the caff and I listed a whole load of stuff on eBay and tried to feel virtuous about saving money that will end up going to SOAS library, I expect. Oh woe. WOE.
Now today I am in work, because that way I get to take an extra day off the week of my book launch, hurrah. But meh, work. I wish someone would give me a whole load of money to make David Attenborough-style documentaries about people; I mean there seems to be this real fascination for nature programmes on one side and things like Big Brother on the other and we could call the documentaries What It's Like There and they'd just be about the way that people live in different places, and the issues that affect them, and I'd be GREAT at presenting them because, well, I just would be and I'm an anthropologist and everything. AND I wish someone would give me a whole load of money to start a British feminist magazine, because that would be fantastic, though it should be possible to do it anyway without a whole load of money. But then how many more money draining vanity projects do I need, other than the book(s) and the PhD? Hm. Oh well.
Too many bad things are happening to my friends at the moment. MAKE IT STOP PLEASE. If you are one of said friends, be aware that I am thinking of you and wishing you well.