Wednesday, August 26, 2009

aliens

Whew. Its gone. That shroud of a cloud that has been wrapping up my head and creeping into my bones and muscles and blood through nostrils ears pores. shudder. begone, mischievous wraith, begone.

Have checked all vital signs and I think I may still be human. though definitely, the aliens have been roosting in my body cavities for a couple of weeks now.

Other things that have been occupying my head (that echoing cavity) since the aliens left:

1. Will I like District 9? I mean aside from the fact that it represents a seriously exciting departure (arrival, rather) for South African film making. Aside from the numbers (profits, etc) and the thrill and the relief that we don't have to listen to bad attempts at soffeffrican eccents and so forth. and the fact that we get to watch bits of joburg blow up. does it manage to make comment about our treatment of 'the other' without actually otherising its own in the process? watch this space. (oh man. of course i'll like it. its going to be Fab).

2. Will audiences like Paydirt? we perform this fledging little play in two weeks time in its parent city, Jozi. eeeeemp.

3. How on earth will I get through all this marking before I go on honeymoon?

4. I'm going on honeymoon!!! five months after the fact. which is just bloody perfect.

5. the aliens are here. every where I look people are coughing wheezing dragging themselves around. the whole country is ill. they're everywhere i tell you. we just didn't expect them to be so small.

14 comments:

The Bug said...

Glad you're feeling better - I'm sure your cavernous head will be full of stuff before too long.

Enjoy your honeymoon!

P.S. Husbands are just going to have to accept that we might blog about embarrassing moments they have.

The Bug said...

Oops - that sounded like I think you have a big head. I just think it's empty. Oh, that doesn't sound right either. I'll shut up now.

Val said...

wow Tam - have a dreamy sun filled alien free honey moon xx

Angela said...

Go on your honeymoon (where are you going? Germany?) and for once forget about ALL your worries and questions and doubts. Too many of them in your head. Start looking around and ENJOYING what you see, without analyzing it.
And men are touchy, they are. Their dignity is important to them.
Maybe just ask him?
And now HAVE FUN!

Val said...

award for you at my placex

Shiny said...

Ooo, you must tell us the story! So glad you're feeling better and going on honeymoon... What fun! Have a lovely time being, well, a honeymooner x

macjanet said...

hahahah! But now you already have...

Mud in the City said...

Yuck! Definite blog material....

tam said...

Bug, cavernous is right. big and empty. and echoing.

Ooooo, thanks Val.

Geli, you make me smile. you are right of course. are aunts always right? coz I'm one now.

Shiny, Janet and Mud, it is a good tale, and will be told in good time no doubt, like all good tales must.

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karen said...

wow, can't believe it's 5 months since your wedding, already! And so soon till Paydirt time.. good luck!

Lori ann said...

One night last week my daughters went to see District 9 (separately)and had 2 completely different opinions, one hated it and the other loved it! i know that is no help at all, but there it is.

Have a wonderful honeymoon!

Chimera said...

Hello lovely girl,
Glad you are healing but take good care of yourself please! (remember gin kills most bugs.)
Have a gorgeous honeymoon and no no no to vomit stories...I have gag reflex even to stories about stories about vomit!
Personally have been struck low by bout of the blues which is hardly surprising but am trying to wave and not drown. yeach. i hate the scent of winter on the breeze.....!
Much love kiddo,
T xxx

family affairs said...

What a perfect time to have your honeymoon... how lovely to get away from it all. My brother is on his in Thailand at the moment. Having the best time ever Lx