- Xtin! Haven't seen you for ages. What have you been doing? I mean, you know, other than writing up obviously?
Moaning softly to myself, obviously.
- So when do you think you'll be finished?
NEVER! Never ever! In the shame and ignominy of complete intellectual uselessness I shall be cast into outer darkness where evil winged beasties will feast upon my soul for all eternity! All right? Are you HAPPY now?
- Where are you from?
Australia. Thank you for emphasising my otherness and status as an alien in my own home.
- Yes, obviously I knew that you were from Australia. I meant where in Australia?
I apologise for understanding your question to be so much less subtle and intriguing than it in fact was.
- Why on earth would you come to live here? The weather is so dire.
Forgot to factor that in to the life decision. Stupid me.
- Do you miss Australia?
Yes, I do. Being away from my brother rips my heart out every day. Thanks for reminding me. Oh wait, you meant the mythical 365 days of tropical sunshine and Neighbours.
- Xtin! Love the new hair!
- So I was watching this episode of Battlestar Galactica ...
- Ultimately, do you think that Buffy's more mature relationship was with Spike, or Angel?
- There are blue tit fledglings on the lawn!
- Ice in your scotch?