Wednesday, May 17

I am now catless


- Porky's owner returned at the weekend and I went back to my Putney palace where it's raining so hard that I've had to light the fire inside as a sort of counterbalance - I can't carry around enough clothing to cope with British weather.

I do have the right sort of clothing to dress up as Kalinda Sharma (my latest crush) - which I did today to meet M. at a very delicious lunch cafe*  I ordered a glass of orange blossom tea which I now realise is the flavour that makes baklava taste like Savlon


I recently learned that there are about 100 million discarded things in space, including a spatula, an obsolete space station and a space suit that was thrown overboard with a transmitter attached to it's head - an 'ephemeral satellite'. 

An art project about this junk includes a short beautiful film about Suitsat


I'm dwelling on Suitsat because I am currently feeling adrift, school is nearly over, all I have to do is write a big essay - ON MY OWN - there are no more classes. In an effort to cling on to institutionalisation a little bit longer I signed up for a grim tutorial about how to use a software package - this involved being trapped in a dark room with a clunky pc that I couldn't turn on and a lady lecturing us at speed from the dim end of the room. 


*broad bean purée, soft boiled egg, paprika and asparagus followed by pistachio-cherry-frangipane cake and cardamom coffee if you're asking.

6 comments:

  1. It's really frightening how much space junk there is orbiting Earth. All of it above a certain size must be tracked. That's so cool that it can be converted to sounds with Machine 9!

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    1. The Machine 9 story was great too!

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  2. I was with you up to the cherry wotsit thingummy. Too sickly for my palate.
    But I sort-of understand your need(?) to keep on keeping on with the learning thing. Sort-of.

    It's raining here. A lot. And very hard. Does this help?

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    1. Not really - I was planning on running away to Australia

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  3. I dunno, cardamom coffee sounds like leftovers of the Ottoman Empire.

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    1. ... it does, along with rose petals and velvettey-tasselled bolster cushions

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