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Many years from now

On the last day of work before Christmas I..

ran six tutorials,

got confused about my timetable saying I was in two places at once,

managed to attend a talk by the man who co-created K9*,

stood in the cold during a fire alarm test (they could have picked a warmer day for that one),

discussed game theory and possible connections to the CIA, black dossiers and corporate culture in the cold war,

read a chapter of Nabokov’s “Invitation to a Beheading“,

got into an in-depth discussion about science, art, manifestos, and French translation,

made sure I was signed up to attend the MeCCSA conference in January,

largely finished a report for the AHRC,

co-designed an exit strategy format for finishing PhD candidates,

watched half of the Culture Show special on Kenneth Branagh via the BBC’s iPlayer,

agreed to supervise a programme of script development in the new year,

and finalised tonight’s Christmas meal.

None of which has any relevance to my blog, but in six years time, I’ll browse through the archives here and find out what I was doing on December 20th 2007. Then I’ll be 44 and this will all be in the distant past.

(if anyone sang along to that list to the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas, then congratulations. I tried and got as far as ’stood in the cold’, after which it all fell apart)

(*whose talk, possibly the best collection of anecdotes about the TV and film industries that I’ve heard in a long while, included the phrases: ‘Hillary Clinton‘, ‘we were very lucky that day, as there was a chimney on fire‘, ‘Cthulhu‘, ‘of course, I was very, very drunk‘, ‘we developed it in the bath‘ and ‘Wallace and Gromit‘)


One comment for “Many years from now”

  1. I imagine that’s not your favourite Nabokov book

    Posted by Andy | December 24, 2007, 2:25 am

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