Wednesday, 27 May 2009 by Dr Maytel
Life in "the real world" is seeing me working during the day, coming home, finding dishes in the sink, and peering into the fridge, wishing something yummy would jump out at me, so I can carry on working on my thesis. Nothing ever does. The laundry needs to be done. I really should vacuum, my skin needs a facial, my back hurts, I need a shower, my hair is greasy.
Yesterday I bought a pre-made indian paneer curry at the grocery store, I made dahl tonight and rice. Enough so I don't have to cook for a couple of days. I should make my lunch tomorrow so I don't have to eat the shit on offer at the University Cafe. Today I had a meat pie, until I realised it was cold in the middle and had to return it.
I can't even think of what I would like to eat these days. Usually I have cravings and think, yum I'd like to cook that. But now my brain draws a blank. I have tiny cans of baked beans and spaghetti in my cupboard. I eat a lot of toast and vegemite.
I have friends who work full time, have children and go home and write their thesis at night. This is my first week of working during the day, and trying to work on my thesis at night. I don't know how they manage, let alone cook.
When life heats up, my luscious diet is the first thing to go out the window. Good food is definitely a luxury in my life.
Come back Hock!!!!!!