Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Oracle confers order

this morning i had breakfast with TR. i was eating haggis, for which i've developed a fine taste, and peaty scotch (for which i've cultivated an even finerer taste) whilst my companion enjoyed porridge and tea with milk, no sugar. the discussion turned to politics and whether or not obama's new world order will come to pass. i would like the world to be rid of cats, i said; he argued that might be cruel and perhaps we should settle for seeing that all greyhounds are treated kindly. okay - i said - but can obama protect the people i love from pain? - and he said no but he will maybe make the pain lighter with just his voice. i like your voice better - i said, and he smiled.

when i woke i wasn't sure it was a dream because having breakfast with trent reznor is no more strange than MClark dying from a bloodclot, my gmother passing and neen's lying in ICU with a weird form of pneumonia, all in the space of a week.

but the Oracle, ah the Oracle offered direction with a response to my email waffling about how to get back in the saddle again after 11 days off.

Welcome home! Yes, get on that bike--NOW! You need to get to work.

tough love no doubt, but most welcome is the Oracle's order in this disordered state.


fatmammycat said...

Tough love indeed. Sorry about your Gamma and Mike.

Mayrasmom said...

When it rains it pours. Sorry you've had a rough week.

finn said...

thanks kath. the 2000g of cadbury i brought back is helping, as is the Talisker. and there was good in the past week, too; details forthcoming.

fmc, are you quite recovered?

fatmammycat said...

Pretty much. Back at it. Taking a lot of Don's advice and not fucking around as much, much determined to shave time off this year.

finn said...

and I don't doubt for a minute that you will. when they set their minds to something, fatcats will not be diverted. except in the case of rum, in extenuating circumstances.

I am a great fan of the "every workout has a purpose" mentality, even if the purpose is to observe the dog's dancing prancing paws in front of me.

fatmammycat said...

Yep, I'll have to kennel the poodle.

addon said...

finn, my sympathies and condolences.

finn said...

thank ye adam.
and happy belated birthday.