For the last week, I've been afflicted with the belief that everyone's grass is greener than mine. They have more exciting plans over Christmas, dashing around the country, while I'm stuck with visiting my parents for the period. (Note the careful ignoring of the fact that they're visiting their parents too. Theirs just live across the country, forcing insane commutes.) I suppose I shouldn't have been too surprised, then, to discover that my cold, which had been lingering under the surface, sprung up again yesterday evening, no doubt taking advantage of the cold snap to launch a winter campaign. It even had a new weapon - insomnia, meaning that the sleep I got last night consisted of two hours of dozing between four and six.
Alas, poor atreic - she was visiting for a convivial evening of chat. Instead she got a pointless argument, me being brain dead all evening, and being requested to swap beds so that I could take over the living room and spod away the early hours. Alas poor me - I was going to go to Oxford to visit friends, but I suspect that the train journey there and back wouldn't have done me a blind bit of good, I'd have collapsed from lack of sleep on arriving there, and anyway - spreading colds is bad. So I'm stuck in my house with nothing to do but mope and attempt to get better.
In an effort to distract myself, I've decided to organise a readthrough. A small evening or afternoon/evening one for around seven people in my flat in Windsor, going through some of Oscar Wilde's plays - probably 'The Importance of Being Earnest' and some other play which I do not yet know. Ergo, a poll:
Given the above, how interested are you in attending?
I'd really like to come
I'm moderately interested
You'd have to persuade me
I'm not at all interested
When would you like this to take place?
What should the other play be?
If you have any other comments or ideas, please let me know.