It's been a bit of a strange day. It's freezing outside. Wet and horrible. I've been out to go to pump and that is about it. It's been a puddle around home, do the mason's books, get some cooking and study done and that was about it.
What's made the day a bit more unusual was finding a homeless person asleep in the stairwell. Okay, what does one do? Call the police? Call a charity? Ask them to go? A bit of a hard one. I was on my way to the gym and as I only heard him (and smelled him) and the weather was so revolting I gave him the benefit of the doubt and hoped he'd moved on by the time I got.
Two hours later and he was on the landing. A quick word, the offer of food and a word to the neighbours, we're not calling the police. Rather, we've asked he move on and we've got the crisis shelter people's number on hand if he come back. My downstairs neighbours have sorted that.
It's really sad to think that he has nowhere to go.
Anyway, here's this week's blog. Questions courtesy of Sunday Stealing, as usual.
1. Would you like to be famous? In what way?
I want to be a famous writer - like JK Rowling.
2. Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why?
Every so often I rehearse complaint calls, so I can get everything I need to into the call. That's about it.
3. What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?
Wake up, make love, have a decadent breakfast, go for a nice long walk, read a book, relax, cook something lovely, make love again, maybe go see a movie, then out to dinner, then cuddles. That sounds pretty good to me.
4. When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?
I sing to myself all the time. The last time I sang in front of somebody was yesterday - I was at the Art Gallery cafe with Em. I sang her a couple of songs from my current research project - and not too loud either.
5. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want?
The body of a 30-year-old - this having an aging body is crap.
6. Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die?
Who thinks about that stuff? No. All I hope is that it's quick and painless.
7. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
My friends and my brain. Could not do without either.
8. If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?
Hmm. Yes, but I'm not in the mood for rehashing five years of conversations with my therapist today.
9. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
The ability to rid Australia of this current federal government with the flick of my magic wand, now that would be something.
10. If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know?
I think all I want to know at the moment is that I will be secure into my old age. I'd like to know that.
11. What does friendship mean to you?
12. What roles do love and affection play in your life?
Not very much at the moment, but that is hopefully changing soon.
13. When did you last laugh?
Friday night. Went and saw Magic Mike XXL. Haven't laughed so much in ages. It's really funny in a brainless sort of way.
14. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
More a morning person.
15. Seen anything weird lately?
Encountering the homeless person in the stairwell this morning could be classed as weird.