Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Internet Hibernation and Delectable Stories.

I've been terrible with internet lately...  I haven't been on much at all. I'm reading a pretty decent book. I can't say it's quite literature but it's an easy summer read. I'm reading Under the Dome by Stephen King. I have read a few of his things and I've almost always liked them, but my favourite book of his is the Four Seasons with the 'Shawshank Redemption' story and the 'Stand by Me' story.

I'll be heading on holiday for part of August. The summer seems to be just slipping by so fast. There are things that I'd like to get done for September but we're almost in August and I still haven't gotten them done... It's been so hot here that I've been hiding from the heat, and in the meantime I've missed summer.

I've only been to the beach once since summer started, yeah my tan is coming along anyhow because I ride my bike to work and never use any sunscreen for the 10 minute ride...

I haven't been in touch with almost anyone online in these past few weeks, even Rob. It feels like weeks since I saw him... I think it was actually just over a week ago that I saw him for a late night 'session' as he calls it.
I went through my diary yesterday, I read everything there and I almost burst into tears at certain parts. There are things that will be etched onto my brain forever. It was one of those mushy emotional moments us women have, where I was reading, almost in tears and then giggling with tears in my eyes over the funny things.
It was nice. It made me miss him even more and quite seriously it made me contemplate going to see him asap. But I can't, it's too soon and well... bf would get suspicious. Even thinking about it now makes me want to check flight prices, and think... maybe I could invent some trip to france and then take a train to the UK.... that would fool the bf... maybe....

The Italian
I have, just in the past few days, got back in touch with the Italian. He sent me an absolutely delectable story, he has sent me two parts so far. It's written in wonderful Italian and it was so beautiful and sensual that I will need to re-read it. I'm not a huge fan of reading in Italian but this made me love every word and I want to dissect it to understand and capture every subtlety, which there are many.

We caught up for a bit on Skype. It was nice to catch up, just to chat and it is true that there is a certain nonchalance with him. We are comfortable just chatting to each other about whatever. He worries me though sometimes. He rarely has enough work, he's constantly strapped for cash, he's got way too many problems at home (we rarely talk about those they seem to be too complicated and stressful to bring up), and he now seems to have some health issues that worry him and now me. I told him to get to a doctor the next time he had a chance... but who knows when that will be. He's lost a lot of weight since I first met him, which was probably 2 or maybe 3 years ago now... so I continue to worry.

The only reason that he managed to reach me in my internet hibernation period is because he contacts me through an old Youtube account I have... strangely... I'm not even sure how that happened. But the emails come to my regular mail for that and not my "second life" email account.

While I'm on holiday I will probably not be posting unless I manage to get some scheduled posts up... I can try... maybe I can write something.... maybe I could translate the Italian story if he agrees that I translate it. We'll see... I have a few ideas. No promising anything though as my week is hectic.


Advizor54 said...

You dno't have to apologize for being away from the Internet, we all need to take a break now and again. Enjoy your holiday, keep reading and laughing and crying over your journal, and go ahead and check prices....


Michael said...

Enjoy the rest of the summer ... but just so you know, we do miss you.


Ebony Panther said...

You know, I completely forgot about the Italian. Enjoy your vacation.