It’s been a busy week, with more appointments than usual.
First, there was a meeting to deal with the admin of the temporary part-time job I’m doing just now for a research project called JEMO (JournalTOCs: Expanding Market Opportunities). JEMO is a neat, very worthwhile project which will potentially benefit researchers everywhere, but especially those in developing countries.
Then I had to go to the hospital to arrange a forthcoming minor, non-serious operation.
Then the dentist, for an extraction. What a relief that was!
Then the opticians for an eye test, a glaucoma test, and to arrange for new spectacles.
And then back to the dentist to collect the plate.
Plus there’s packing to be done for our skiing trip to Arabba.
In the meantime, I heard that Fat Mac is going on another Diet & Detox retreat to a remote island off the west of Scotland which has no pub. He’s worried about being reincarnated as a worm, and wants to experience an extended period of self-denial.
So, next week, after ten perfect runs on pisted new snow with a firm base, I will hopefully be sunning myself on a deckchair outside a mountain cafe enjoying a glass of glühwein and views of the Dolomites, and looking forward to the blue run back to our room, a dip in the swimming pool, a session in the jacuzzi, and then some cordon bleu food in the 4* hotel, whilst Fat Mac will be sitting in a cell by himself on an island with the wind and rain howling outside the door, contemplating an evening meal of raw carrots and a future life as a non-arthropod invertebrate.
It makes you wonder, doesn’t it?