Like waving to Stevie Wonder…

Welcome back. Miss me?

Rhetorical question, don’t worry. I’m yawning as I type this, absolutely knackered from doing absolutely nothing all day. At least I’m multitasking. You’d be surprised at the amount of effort there is involved in a yawn. I was planning on producing some impressive statistic on the number of muscles used in the average yawn/pandiculation; or even better, the amount of energy used in Joules. But that requires Googling (which is a word), and therefore effort, and, well…*yawn*. Apparently even reading about yawning can make you yawn. I bet some of you are yawning now. But I digest.

You may be wondering which mysterious, powerful force of nature has managed to coax me out of my blogging sabbatical and write this post. Well, if you’ve walked past a stationery shop lately you’ll know. As if every parent and child didn’t already know, and weren’t already depressed about it, it’s “Back to school!” time. Although, I’ve never been sure if the parents read those signs as the kids do. Maybe they just see “You made it! Respite time!”.

Though, me going back to school is perhaps more significant than for many (aside from the obvious reason that it’s me; that goes without saying). It was 15 months, or thereabouts, since I last was in school, and so I think it will come as more of a shock to the system (both mine and theirs ;)). I’m not sure how I feel about it really. I have an induction day tomorrow, which I did last year (so, Mr. le Sauvage and co., I will soon find out if you do merely recycle your “welcome back” talks); and then wham-bam-merci-danke-thank-a-you-ma’am, back into the timetable I go (much as I’d like to, I can’t claim credit for that – look up Flight of the Conchords).

Other than that, not much else to say really. Flickr’s been updated, I’ve been hanging around with a couple of musicians at band practice (well, one musician – bassists don’t count :P), saw some friends in England, relatives in Guernsey.

Oh, and I have one question for you that’s been bugging me for the last few days. Where has the summer gone?

16 thoughts on “Like waving to Stevie Wonder…

  1. Glad to see you’re back in action, Adam, and especially glad to see you’ll soon be yawning in the classroom instead of in front of a computer.

    From across the sea,

  2. When I was at school I would have been sent of class for yawning as the headmistress considered it a sing of boredom. Don’t over do it at school, just take each day as it comes. Vicky starts back tomorrow and is getting a little bit uptight, but compared to what you have been through the last 16 months, this should be a breeze. love Judie and the rest of the York family xx

  3. Anyway, keep this flow of prose coming! It is much more entertaining than the magazines on offer at doyles. But you are competing with ‘Pick me up!’ xxx
    No jokes, continue this!!!!!!!

  4. Am I being pedantic or did you mean *digress* end of second paragraph? Nice to see you, to see you NICE. 2.5 hours of Solicitor’s code of professional conduct tomorrow. ‘Nuff said. Speak soon xxx

    p.s. the summer never came therefore it hasn’t *gone* anywhere.

  5. How very astute of you to notice my joke at the end of the second paragraph, Alexandra! Yes, of course I meant “digress”; however, since the paragraph was about yawning, I though it appropriate to include a small play on words. You know, a joke. But it’s OK, I’m not expecting you to have a sense of humour now you’re a lawyer :P.

    And, call me a pedant, but the third sentence should read “Solicitors'”. As for the randomly capitalised noun, I only assume you meant to capitalise the entire title of your course.

    Have fun :).

  6. It’s really great to see you at school! I can imagine you’re enjoying it a lot, especially considering all the wonderment that has already happened. I had my very first EC lesson ever today, crikey! Let’s hope I’ll get more love notes, eh haahahah

  7. Firstly:

    My comments are not “published” in the same sense of the word as your blogs. They are opinions/comments related to your publication. I do not therefore feel that I need to punctuate, spell or even, for that matter, JUSTIFY my sentence constructions.


    That being said, I meant “Solictors'”.


    You are right. As a lawyer (technically incorrect btw – I won’t qualify for a few years yet) I am apparently devoid of humour. Please could you explain to me why “digest” is funny? I see the superficial play on words…but alas cannot see the connection between yawning and the processing of one’s food.


  8. I was just randomly checking your blog and was amazed to see a new addition.Hope return to school is going well and you’ve managed to avoid any further recent hospital admissions! When are you back at Southampton?

  9. Adam,

    Glad to see you’ve got your blogging hat on again, it has been way too long! And before I go any further, I would just like to say how great it was to see you all the other week, I really enjoyed myself and I am sure the one liner’s will keep us laughing for years to come.

    As I didn’t actually see your new post and you have been at school for 2 weeks now, how have you been getting on? Is it good to be back? Did Mr le Sauvage recycle his “welcome back”?

    I think it’s getting to the time where you need to open a post purely for one liners and mishaps. (Yes, yes… incidents like Geneva before anyone pipes up!). Or Alexandra’s most famous Alex-ism “somebody’s got a fish up their bonet” followed by Tim a few weeks ago “Fish, fish, what do I get with my small fish? (licks lips)”. There seems to be a lot of water and fish involved, what’s going on?!

    Adam, what about your DB, David Brown realisation at the MPH show? That was a classic! And who can forget our very own “crikey riley”?

    Anyway, hope all is going well for you!

    Talk soon,


Comments are closed.