Katherine Hayton | 2014 August

August 2014

… hello money in my bank account.

With a long sigh and a tug at my heart, my latest trip into the future has just been sold and picked up (by someone at least twenty five years younger than me – way to make me feel old!).

Ah Google Glass, what fond memories I have of you adorning my face as I walked around the office pretending to be unable to see people because they were “living in the past”. Gone, leaving me only with the memory of saying “OK Glass.”

And then a few seconds later and a few decibels louder “OK GLASS.”

How well I remember the day that I asked you for a recipe for lemon meringue pie. How well I remember working out after eighteen attempts that you were racist and only understood North American accents. I laughed it off and used your big brother, but it still hurts a little bit Glass.

Still, all things must pass. It’s time to stop being a Glasshole, and start paying my bills again.

You were okay Glass.  

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Tonight there’s a beautiful yellow Supermoon hanging over Christchurch (and probably other places as well). I’d love to post a photo but unfortunately my camera doesn’t see exactly what I do – not really into the optical illusion that my mind is currently grooving on. Keeps taking a picture of a tiny flat white satellite. Not. Even. Trying.

Apparently it’s going to be twenty years or so until the moon is orbiting this close to the planet again – my partner keeps gleefully referring to this as my “last chance to see it in my lifetime” opportunity. Considering he’s nine years older I intend to have the last laugh on that one.

So in summary, instead of writing today I’ve been staring out the window at the moon. Because, science.

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Hey world. Today, rather than writing, I have done the following:
 – Played “The Last of Us” PS4 Remastered Edition
 – Eaten
 – Cooked up some Corned Beef and Custard (like I’m living in the 1900s right?)
 – Put together my lunch for tomorrow
 – Finished reading ‘Sharp Objects’ (does that count as research?)
 – Eaten some more
 – Invented an awesome dessert consisting of heavy cream, peanut butter, dutch cocoa and Splenda
 – Eaten dessert
 – Watched a “documentary” on TWA800 which may as well have been labelled “My Conspiracy Theory”
 – Blankly stared at the corner of the room while trying to decide what to watch next
 – Got some free advertising for a Trade Me listing which I still haven’t managed to sell
 – Unsubscribed from every bulk email listing I’ve managed to add myself onto (so I have more time for writing)

Come back tomorrow. Those remaining 45,000 words ain’t gonna write themselves you know. (Pity, because at this rate neither am I)

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