Insomnia. Frustration upon frustration. The heater buzzes, a door slams, my pillow is too soft. Every five minutes the truck roars past my window and the construction continues. Shouldn’t there be some kind of rule declaring when you can and cannot build new apartment buildings? This particular company like to do it outside my window every night ALL night. They also like to dig up the ground early in the mornings. A silver shutter slides down with a BANG. The demons upstairs scrape their furniture across my ceiling. I plan in my head a little revenge note. This keeps me awake for even longer as I stumble and search my tiny Chinese part of my old brain, to create some kind of nasty sentence of warning. I’m a coward. I should just bang on their door and ask them to kindly refrain from making noise.
Snores. A cockroach on the way to the bathroom. Toss upon toss upon turn. A message from Scotland. Five hours until my alarm goes off….four hours….three hours….you get the picture.
Thus, today was hazy. It still is. But lucky for me I have a pretty free day at work.
I crawled out of bed, climbed back into bed with my toast. Crawled out again and ran across the bridge to catch my metro ride. The sun was shining down on me and that early morning warmth made things just a little brighter inside me. Then BOOM! Millions of people in my way. I stood in the penguin parade for a good 10minutes, then it seemed the penguins had plotted to death-stare me down today. Why today of all days? I’m exhausted and I WILL punch your lights out. I was a bitch this morning.
Luckily my first class was making a Kung Fu doll. I pretended to be that legend…Jackie Chan, and took my anger out on breaking wooden chopsticks in half. HUA HUA HUA! Take that penguins! Take that midnight drillers! I got told to take it easy by my assistant. So I decided to laugh at what we were making. I’ve never seen such funny Kung Fu dolls in all my life. (Actually, I’ve never seen a Kung Fu doll…probably why mine looked like it did). Big goggly eyes. I love goggly eyes. Blue tissue-paper hair. Clay bright-red lipstick lips. Big wooden stick bodies, with very fashionable Kung Fu clothes. Imagine your typical Kung Fu outfit with purple felt sleeves and pink sparkly sequin buttons. Very pretty. My Kung Fu dolls will kick your ass!
Feeling a bit better about life again (thank god for crafty sessions), I decided to go and treat myself to some Vietnamese food, in anticipation for my upcoming trip to lovely Vietnam! I threw in some Mexican burritos for good measure, and it was damn tasty. Sat here now with my leftover fresh spring rolls and just finished a freaking awesome, but expensive, Mars Bar. Imported food, expensive, but a MUST.
Nine days until Vietnam. Brand-spanking new Green rucksack ordered (pretty pink rucksack, living in my wee attic at home, please don’t think you’ve been replaced…rather think of this new rucksack as your brother, or hot new lover…he looks strong and I just know he’s going to be up for an adventure…Africa will always be your’s, but can new Green rucksack have Asia…?). A screen test for a cool acting job set for friday. A dvd series of English language learning, a.k.a me in a shop buying groceries, me in an office. haha. Can’t wait. Waiting to hear back from an audition last week for my DREAM job. No pressure there….!
Yes, life is good again.