This was waiting outside my door when I got home y’day; my first Christmas present courtesy of my gas & electric company, npower. A box full of energy-saving light bulbs for my home. WOMP!

Friday Rant

Posted: December 11, 2009 in Life, People, Random

I woke up this morning overlooking the decisions I’ve made over the last 2 months. I wouldn’t say they’re regrettable, b/c they were necessary, yet, they will be difficult to explain if I was to be put on the spot by certain people. I realised how much needs to change, stuff that are others responsibility, so as helpful and as loving as they are, I feel the need to allow space/distance. Not as drastic as cutting them off or ignoring them, but limiting the contact and, when in contact, how much I share.

It’s that time of year, anyway, when most people start reviewing things and planning goals for the following months/year. Don’t ask me what mine are though, I haven’t a clue yet. I’m still looking back.

Other than that, the week has gone OK. Had a few buttons pushed like a few mornings ago when someone put a lit cigarette in my bag as I was getting on the bus. I made my way to the back of the bus, upstairs, and thought, for the first minutes, that the girl behind me was smoking. However, when I followed the smoke it led to my bag. I don’t know why I expected the girl to tell me, as she clearly saw something wrong, silly me!
Nothing was really damage, just had to deal w/ a strong, lingering smoky smell until I got back home later that evening.

I’m dreading these holidays for more reasons than one. One, that I will mention, is the work I gotta do for January. Something I forgot all about when going back to college. It’s on Law as well so there’s no shortcuts in research or anything!

Got loads of shopping to do. I’m planning to get Shay a chair and table set for lunch/dinner times at home and also one of those motorised cars or bikes you can get. I want to get him a peddle bike too but that can wait until late Spring.
I’ve never done Christmas cards either – not since leaving school – so I’m thinking of doing some this year. I had always thought they were pointless unless it has money in it! However, I received one today and it was a touching moment. I’m inspired to show a lot more appreciation to those around; show that I acknowledge them in what they do.

Better get drafting some personal, individual messages 🙂

A great great great great friend of mine bought these over on my birthday (21 Nov.) – so many “great”‘s ‘cuz we go way back like that! Though only two, I appreciated them and the gesture. He handed them to me in a water bottle b/c I don’t do flowers in my place so no vases exist LOL. I’m surprised they lasted this long but, to be fair, I think they’ve been that state for a while; it’s only b/c I notice them today.

Well on Thursday I dropped my BlackBerry in the toilet. I was cleaning the bathroom when I got a call. Usually I can do the whole holding-phone-to-ear-with-shoulder thing but not that day! I then panicked, grabbed it, took it apart the best I could and shoved as much toilet paper where it could fit. I tried switching it on but it tripped out so I had to put it in a container filled with rice grains over night.
When I woke up the next morning I realised my panic manoeuvres lost me a button and messed up the trackball – besides that everything seemed surprisingly OK.

Now, I don’t know if it was that incident or the OS upgrade I was prompted to when plugging the BB into my laptop that sent it crazy… Either way, I lost wireless connection. Did the usual – switching it off and on – only to lose all my contacts, my data connection (so I couldn’t use any apps) and my emails. 😦 I was so upset! Anyone who has a BB a long period of time would understand how devastated I was.

Spent y’day and today doing hard resets, downgrading and upgrading software, restoring previous back-up data I had done etc. And now… I managed to get my Twitter app working ,though not Facebook, sometimes my browser works, sometimes not; no emails but got most of my contacts back; and after half a dozen attempts I managed to get BB Messenger app back w/o the contacts. So I’m content enough to settle for what I do have, and not attempt to mess w/ it anymore, just in case I make it worse. Sigh… It’s all temporary anyway. I’ve got one month left on my contract so I’ll be able to upgrade the 1st week of the new year. Read the rest of this entry »

Work n Not Much Play

Posted: November 29, 2009 in Experiences, Future, Life
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This week took so long to complete itself. I did my first HOUR at my placement last Monday. Really, it was only an hour. My new boss was late. I waited upto 30mins in the hallway, outside his office, while it felt like certain bypassers where working some strange looks in my direction. To entertain my time I listened to my mp3 and tweeted my playlist… I know, sad!
I decided to head back to reception where someone could give him a call or ask around but the number they had for him was a deadend. I had the sudden urge to just leave and put it down to the fact I was there early and waited so long blah blah blah but I knew that would fall back on me in some way. So I sucked it up and headed to my tutor’s office, hoping she was in that day, to let her know that I had waited. I knew what was going to happen – I knew she was gonna give him a call to see where he was. Apparently he was at a school having a meeting then got stuck in traffic. It was around 3ish at that point and he asked me to wait up for him… He would be an hour!
I was a tad bit annoyed about it all because I don’t think he took the responsibility side of it very well ,yet the waiting was OK as I got to help myself to the machine that gives out free coffee, the vendor that gives out free snacks, listen to some more music while day-dreaming about the new iPod waiting for me at home (I signed off for a package as I was heading out.)
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