Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Zombie From Outer Space
Today I will mainly be a wreck, as I was yesterday and during the weekend and Friday. I know it’s fashionable to say your busybusybusy, but let’s say I’m very fashionable at the moment. I have to finish a working version of my database by Friday and a four-year development programme together with my colleague by the end of April. The wedding is getting ever closer and after finding our house we now have to get a loan and start the registration procedure.
I’m so tired I’m feeling all whoppy and woozy in my head, it feels like the inside of a Dyson vacuum cleaner. And to top it all off I’ve got a serious case of diarrhoea. No matter how busy it is on the streets or in the train stations, there’s a triangle behind me five meters deep and four meters wide where no-one dears to tread for fear of being gassed. When I passed the European Commission building last week during the European Summit, I almost got arrested on suspicion of planning a terrorist gas attack.
So I’m going to see the doctor this afternoon, I hope I get better before I leave for Niger on Friday. It’s the hot season now, which means it’s somewhere between 45° and 55°C in the shade. The way I’m feeling at the moment, I won’t be able to cope with that. I’ll turn to pudding the moment I set foot on the tarmac.