The story of a Historian in Australia in the early years of the 21st century. Perhaps a diverting one, perhaps not. It's up to you to judge.
People And Places Frequently Appearing Here: A Guide Very Important Krista - gliriolielin — , my girlfriend
Family Simon - younger brother Kit - youngest brother Mark - older half-brother Cathryn - older half-sister Pete/Petes/Peter B - cousin
Friends Kat - old friend, occasional comedic foil Doug - oldest friend, comic relief, computer fixy person Kellyanne - exactly 365 days older than me, friend who doubles as the devil on my left shoulder
Academic Types Renee - The cause of my Middle Eastern specialisation Bob - A Professor of Southeast Asian history whose job description runs to keeping me under control
Places Work - Westpac Bank Uni - University of Queensland, St Lucia campus
Language Abilities English - native first language German - fluent, 10 years of study coupled with some travel (ILR-5) Dutch - ILR-3, although a little rusty at times Turkish - isolated understanding, one year desultory study (ILR-1 if I'm lucky) Croatian - weak ILR-1 at present, with a goal of ILR-2 at least Arabic - script legibility and isolated understanding, one semester of study Minor knowledge of some other languages, mostly large Romance languages
Occasionally, I use phrases in other languages. Deal with it.