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The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
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The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul
On the subject of the Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul, Douglas Adams said:

"The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul is that state which one's soul enters at about 3 o'clock on a Sunday afternoon, when one has had all the baths that one can usefully have that day and no matter how long one stares at an article in the paper one will never actually read it, nor use the revolutionary new pruning technique it describes."

I think he missed the mark by two days.  The tea-time of the soul happens on a Friday afternoon... you've had about as many cups of coffee as is humanly possible, you don't want to start that task that will take 4 hours, yet you have nothing else of substance to do.  You end up in involved, almost philosophical, conversations via an IM client about life the universe and everything.

Waiting for 6 o'clock to roll around....

Current Mood: bored bored
Current Music: Midge Ure & Ultravox - Reap The Wild Wind

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daz71 From: daz71 Date: March 10th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know, it's such a long time since I read Dirk Gently that sometimes I think I just drempt the books.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: March 13th, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Someone nicked my copy of the Holistic Detective Agency - but I still have the Long Dark Tea-time one knocking around the place somewhere.

I try to read at least one DNA book a year - Dirk is overdue!
tabby_of_doom From: tabby_of_doom Date: March 11th, 2006 06:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Douglas Adams's books had brilliant titles. I've never read the Dirk Gently novels, though. I should be ashamed.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: March 13th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should! If you wasn't so delightful and charming I might have denied all knowledge of you for admitting it.
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