Tuesday, 17 July 2012
What Shall We Talk About?
I'm back after a hiatus and as I sit here typing I realise that I don't know what to say. Usually my posts follow a single theme that I try not to stray too far from but today I'm sat looking blankly at the wall like a cow staring at an Xbox, no comprehension at all.
I could talk about the holiday in Devon I just returned from. How I saw Dolphins leaping alongside the boat from Lundy Island or the hikes along coastal cliffs and through mist-covered forests.
I could talk about my temporary new job as a police dispatcher, I have been seconded from my department to fill in at the Divisional Control Room due to a lack of manpower and it is one of the most stressful things I have ever done. I have just completed my first seven day set of early and late shifts in this role and I think this maybe why I feel as beat up as I do.
Maybe I could tell you about how one of my cats has suddenly started eating my toenail clippings for some reason. Or how the build up to the Olympics in this country is being ruined by the huge amount of hype the corporate sponsors like McDonald's and Coca Cola are throwing around. I'm pretty sure Olympic athletes don't use any of these products.
Maybe I'll go on about how excited I am regarding the Judge Dredd film due out in September. I've read the comic since I was a kid and the new film looks a lot more promising than the awful Stallone nightmare.
Unfortunately I can't go into great detail about any of these things, I just don't have the mental wherewithal to engage with you in the manner you deserve. Even as I type this I'm thinking about a chair in the kitchen that I have been putting off repairing. Some manual work would be more suited to my mind set right now.
I just wanted you to know that I'm back and business will resume as before. Now I'm off to fix a chair. Where the hell are my tools?