But his soul is definitely in far away places. I'm talking of course about Ross.
I was over on his blog last night and had a look at some of his pictures from his trip to Africa last year. It seems odd that it's been that long since he was away. I can still remember the "I've been asked to go to Africa" conversation we had and his excitement about it and more vividly the day we were on Yahoo Messenger together when he informed me he might not be able to go after all because of a wee hitch with the flight ticket. There was that wee hint of unhappiness in the messages. Now after all his happy faced loveliness at thinking he was going there was no way he wasn't now! I remember a flurry of typing on this very keyboard as I shuffled around websites trying to locate a suitable flights for him to SA. I was even telling Geoff that we would just have to lend him the money for the fare! Make no mistake about it...I would have and Ross knows it! As it turned out he got his flight and everything was sorted. The happy face was back in place again!
Ross is as straight and as nice as they come. He needed this trip away. He needed to be far away from work and far away from his normal routine. He's a creative person and it's sometimes hard to be creative and let the imagination run riot when your faced with the same routine day in day out. Africa changed Ross a wee bit. Read any of his tales from over there and you'll see that.
So as I read his blog today about his adventures round his hometown while on holiday I wonder exactly what he'd be getting up to if he was spending this week off work in another destination. He told me not too long ago he fancied seeing New York. He should stick it to the top of his list of to do things. He love it's contradictions and it's anything goes attitude, he'd love watching the world go by in Central Park, he'd love Soho and TriBeca. He'd hate the vainess and falseness of it all but would enjoy it with a strange satisfaction! I hope he makes it there. Maybe he'll let me tag along...if I promise to stay away from the shops of course!
Right enough of all this being nice about folk stuff....Ross you lazy bastard why did it take so long to get the rest of those photo's up????