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Tag: panic

  • ETAaaaaargh

    I woke before my alarm today, and got an Uber Pool to the airport to save $15. This meant a slightly circuitous route as my driver had to pick up and drop off two other people, but by 3:30 I’d arrived, giving me plenty of time to check in. Except I couldn’t check in at […]

  • Leaving in a rush

    On Friday, my manager wished me safe travels, hoping I wouldn’t miss my flight because I was too busy playing Blood Bowl. Obviously, the first thing I did on waking this morning was to carefully pack and prepare for my flight this evening. In some parallel universe.

  • An ecstasy of fumbling

    I need to take my children’s birth certificates and my degree certificates to an official meeting on Thursday, and I only realised that this morning. But I knew they were all in an envelope tucked into a ring binder, so after I’d dropped the kids off at school today I went home to retrieve them. […]

  • Back to Perth

    This morning I had to conduct an interview and then spend time chasing up an appointment for my MRI, so I worked from home, planning to go straight to the airport. But then at the last moment I found I had to go to the office, so I somewhat frantically packed the last things into […]

  • Getting out of Manila

    I have a 10:30pm flight. I finished my presentations at 5, and at 5:30 we went out for a quick spot of dinner. Today is a Friday, and it’s also pay day in Manila, and it’s raining. So when I try to get a Grab to the airport at 6:30, I don’t have any success. […]

  • And out again

    It’s Thursday, so here’s my usual thousand yard stare, except today it’s not from an hour of swimming, it’s from the stress of trying to make it through security and immigration at Suvarnabhumi and get to my gate in less than 45 minutes.

  • And back again…

    I left the office early today: I’d hoped to fit in some climbing, but that was derailed by meetings that kept appearing and distracting me from getting away. Eventually though I got on a badly maintained hire bike and raced home, arriving just before my wife left to collect Destroyer from school. That left me […]

  • Bad salad

    I should never have had the salad. This afternoon I had a meeting in a shared workspace above a nearly empty shopping mall. It felt like a companion piece to Terminal 4 at Changi; both desolate places, devoid of human life. The meeting went well though, and afterwards I paused for a meal with a […]

  • Off to Dorset

    I ran the Crystal Palace Parkrun in the morning in just over 23 minutes, the slowest I’ve ever run it, then drove home, packed my wife in the car and drove to Dorset. I didn’t warm down. This would turn out to be a mistake.

  • Bad Night

    La Serpiente woke up crying and coughing and wheezing last night, about 10. We dosed her with medicine and she was down for another hour or so, and then up again, making piteous sounds as she struggled for breath. It was unlike any noise we’d ever heard from her before, like she was in the […]