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I’d like to make a complaint
Tuesday 14th November 2006 10:27 pm

I'm obviously in need of a new car. Or a new knee. Or both. I got up this morning and only got as far as sitting on the toilet and my knee went "ow" and I went "bugger". It's been fine on the short trips I have been doing but two hours of constant driving was too much. So I'm now not driving at all until Saturday when I'm going to leave it at the nearest train station. Which will mean I won't be able to drink at the ZZ9 AGM but does mean I won't get all stressed when the train back is late and I miss the bus. I've got another driving lesson on Wednesday, so that'll kill it again. So I'm going to Emma's on the train, I think.

I want to take my body back and complain. I'm sure there's more of it not working than is working.

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Busy week
Saturday 8th April 2006 8:24 pm

I've been so busy at work this week that I'm tired, I ache and I've set off the RSI in my thumb. At least next week's only a four day week. I have discovered, though, that the Big Finish audios while working make it all so much better. I might have an investigate, and actually buy some without the Seventh Doctor and Ace... Speaking of Doctor Who, I really enjoyed The Green Death, I wish they'd show some more. Although I could have done without the maggots. Making them big doesn't improve them at all.

I discovered, through a comment my mum made on the Diary Free forum, that Coldplay were doing a concert on Radio 2 tonight, so I'm currently listening to that. It's good, that goes without saying.

I've had this tiny ficlet in my head since this morning, so I finally got round to writing it down. And I did literally write it, which is why my thumb now hurts. Which means I'm going to have to watch the second half of Poirot without cross stitching, if I want to use my thumb next week.

I'm going to London tomorrow though for sausages, chocolate spread, possibly some gluten free matzo. And a look at some other free from food in a nice big Tescos, and a health food shop. And back in time for Doctor Who night (although night's a bit strong considering it's three hours, one hour of which is an episode of Nine and the other is a documentary they've already shown twice).

I am going to miss the Davis Cup tennis, though. I was looking forward to watching a nice bit of doubles today (although given the result, nice might not be the best description) but the BBC in their infinite wisdowm decided not to show it. Doubtless, because the Grand National is more important. And football, needless to say. I am not impressed.

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The past couple of weeks (ish), the good, the bad, and the ugly…
Wednesday 19th October 2005 10:37 pm


Payrise! Well, technically promotion but the only difference is the nice big payrise. Which needless to say, I've already spent. Dad had me addicted to QuizCall this weekend, so now I have bought a Freeview TV card, which is the size of a pen drive. So as of this weekend I will have three TVs....

I've read Thud! It was good, I enjoyed it. Specially Vimes's Gooseberry.

I've got Friday off, so am going to see Wallace and Gromit. I know it must be good because The Guardian likes it (they don't like anything).

Mum made me some muffins that are very nice and extremely chocolatey. We had chocolate mousse every night for pudding when I was home. Mum's chocolate mousse is 100 times nicer than any other I have ever tasted. She also made flapjacks but we all forgot that I should be taking them home. And even though they were a bit chewy they were nicer than ones you get in shops as well. She also made me bread, which isn't so good as it's white. And gluten-free, so dry and falls apart.

I've found a version of Hexic at MSN Games, although it's not as good as the Tablet PC version.

Captain Jack is getting his own TV show although it's on BBC3. It might be available on the internet afterwards though, like Confidential was, and The Thick of It will be for the second half of the first series/second series.

Very funny wikipedia take-off: Uncyclopedia. I particularly like the section on the religion of various particles (protons are catholic because they have mass) and various random things, like the links off the marriage article to slavery.


Broke a string on my guitar. Got it fixed fine at the shop. Went to lesson and the teacher pointed out it was the wrong type of string. So I'm taking it back again tomorrow. On the plus side, I now have an electronic tuner which makes tuning 5000% easier.

I've set off the RSI in my thumb again with my cross stitching, so that's out. It gets worse throughout the day after I've been using it - it is quite hard not to use your right thumb, specially given that it doesn't hurt until I've been using it a bit, so I tend to forget. On the plus side, I really should put my Australia photos in an album. On the minus side that does involve writing, which also involves my right thumb. On the plus side, I've just realised I could type the descriptions. How stupid am I?

Just travelling home Friday, back again Sunday, and walking round Bournemouth has completely worn me out. I'm still a bit tired from it.

My chocolate spread has vanilla on it. But I will see if my local health food shop will order me some Plamil Well, their chocolate is good, so I figure their chocolate spread ought to be good too. If not, there are other ones I can try.


Which is really just a way of saying this could go either way. I've discovered spirits have a tendency to be made from wheat grain. The thought of having one drink and spending the rest of the evening doesn't really fill me with joy so my only options seem to be brandy (yuk) or wine (ditto). On the plus side, I'm a cheap date. And will be driving everyone once I have a car so I can remind them what they did the previous night. And increasingly, drink just seems to make me tired.

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Sunday 31st July 2005 8:21 pm

I am absolutely exhausted from this weekend - it being the celebrations of the 850th anniversary of the town I live in.

Friday was the raft race, which actually turned out to be good fun. The Thames wasn't quite as freezing as I was expecting but I've never got into cold water quite as fast before - I had to go up to my knees just to get on our raft. We didn't fall in, out raft didn't capsize, fall apart or sink (as some others did) and I only got wet below the waist. The rowing part was really hard though. It was quite a long way downstream, turn around then row back upstream, pick up a balloon and back to the start. After we turned round we were rowing but not moving at all.

So I was aching Saturday morning when I depressed myself by going food shopping. The only bright spot was finding a Monster Cracking stand, so now I have some chocolate orange stuff (Monster Cracking is Ice Magic, essentially). Then in the afternoon I was helping with the bouncy castle and jousting game. Which sounded simple until I found out that the jousting game involved kids going down a long ramp on a horse, spearing hoops. I wasn't strong/tall enough to get the horse all the way back the ramp. First Aid training Monday and Tuesday set off the RSI in my knee, so I'd been bending over instead of bending down this week, so my back's not happy either. So picking up the hoops wasn't fun.

Saturday it also rained. Three times, quite heavily. And all between the hours of 2 and 4.30pm I mention this because I was on from 2 till 4 (but stayed later) so got soaking wet. And, of course, it didn't rain at any other point in the day. Each time the rain stopped I had pretty much dried out before it started again. I was aching by the time we gave up at 4.30 (we were stopping at 5pm anyway), so I got to go home and recover for a couple of hours before stewarding a pop concert in the evening.

This was essentially a competition for local amateur bands. I was so tired I was constantly yawning by 10pm and had to sit down several times because my legs ached so much. The event was aimed at about 14 year olds, judging from the age of the audience, so all sounded a bit terrible. Specially after three hours of it.

This morning, of course, I ached even more. I had to stop halfway into town for a rest (it's a 15min walk) and took a pill because my muscles just hurt so much. Some of them hurt when I touch the relevant bit of me, never mind when using them. I spent most of 11am till 3pm on the jousting game. It was a bit less busy, so we did get breaks, which was so useful. And I got to have a go - I got 3 out of the 8 hoops the second time (although I did that so we could have a photo for the album).

This evening I at least got to watch Stargate - in which there was very definitely Jack/Daniel slash in there - I've obviously been subverted (if that's a word, I'm having enough trouble typing at the moment).

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