Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Back class and the Laughter Gym

Feeling better today, phew. I think that whatever it is has turned into a slight cold, which I can cope with. Heck, I should be used to them by now! Today, it’s a busy day on campus, with another UCAS day, which means that grey parking permit people (of which I am one) can’t park, so Lord H gave me a lift in this morning. This meant I arrived at 8.30am, which is a bit of a shame on a day where there hasn't been a great deal to do.

Interestingly though, there’s still no “at risk” letter for me, so I’m beginning to wonder if my association with Student Care Services is actually proving to be more effective in terms of job salvation than my grouping with the support staff category. Hmm, I’m sure there’s a religious symbolism in there somewhere, but I’m way too sneezy to find it. Lord H says that if I haven’t received the Curse of the Black Spot just yet, I should beware of one-legged men with parrots on their shoulders. Describes the Vice-Chancellor to a tee, I’m sure. (And if I don’t get my letter after that sentence, it will be a ruddy miracle indeed …)

Went to my back exercise class at lunchtime, so had to lie down in a darkened room with a flannel, come the afternoon. Lord, but she worked us hard. Tonight, the Health Centre hosted a Happy Hour Laughter Gym after work, with a Laughter Consultant (hey, what a great job!!) we’ve hired who cost £200 per hour. Heck, I’m definitely in the wrong job. I’ll tell you a bad joke for a fiver. Lord, but I’m cheap. We had great fun though - did laughter yoga and laughter meditation and felt like a million dollars afterwards. Definitely worth it.
Mind you, extra fun was had by the fact that my boss and the Dean of Students were both wearing the same clothes today - consisting of blue & white checked shirt, taupe trousers and brown shoes. They looked like Tweedledum and Tweedledee. But oh the humiliation across campus - everyone will think that Student Care Services has a uniform ...

Oh, and the neighbour down the road has complained as he gets a lot of my post and is fed up with delivering it to me. Which I suppose is fair enough as he’s in his 80s and we do have a tricky set of outside stairs. He’s now saying he doesn’t want to deliver any more of it, which is rather worrying. After all, it’s not my fault and I do also deliver post to him. So it’s a two-way problem, I think. Anyway, I’ve complained to the Royal Mail, and have had a chat with him on the phone today – so I think he’s feeling happier. But I hope he doesn’t start throwing anything essential away – I dread the thought that someone might send me something nice and I might never know. Maybe we’ll have to think about getting an outside mail box put in, as they do in the US. Still won’t stop the postman getting the numbers mixed up though. Sigh.

Tonight, it’s a night in. Bliss. Might type up what I’ve done of “The Gifting” and also watch my video of yesterday’s “Life on Mars”. We’ll see. Oh and the lovely Becky on Myspace ( tells me she's enjoying "A Stranger's Table" - huge thanks, Becky! I really appreciate you saying that!

Today’s nice things:

1. Back class
2. Laughter Gym
3. Not getting a Black Spot letter – yet …

Anne Brooke


Cathy said...

Why don't you just give the neighbour your phone number and ask him to call when the post mountain is in danger of toppling over....?


Robin said...

Enjoying your posts adding you to lists in my new blog...

Anne Brooke said...

Yes, I've tried that, Cathy, but I suspect my neighbour is a Perfectionist in the Enneagram circle. He likes things to be right!!



Anne Brooke said...

Ooh, thanks, Robin! Am off to explore yours now!



Anonymous said...

Hi Anne

Hope you're feeling better tonight.

Life on Mars is brilliant. I'm not sure if it's last night's episode or the one coming next week, but a David Cassidy song features in it.

Thought that was quite timely after us both commenting on Cathy's blog.

You take care.

Sue xx

Anne Brooke said...

Thanks, Sue! I shall look forward to watching LOM sometime - still haven't had the time, darn it!!