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Feb. 28th, 2005

Morning all

Long time no ramblings. I've been pretty busy of these last few weeks, got this week off to have some quiet time. Work is going ok, exams are soon though. Feel a little bit of pressure as quite a few of my colleagues have already sat them and passed.I have been putting the work in, I just need to revise a bit more over the next few weeks so fingers crossed.

Elsewhere, I've been going swimming and to the gym, not as often as I should but it's a start. I love swimmimg, just being in the water relaxes me so much. I like to float in the spa and just switch off..

Dave and I have been going out the last couple of weeks to the club we swore we'd never go back to. In fairness, we have been pretty wrecked when we decide to go but it wasn't as bad as we imagined. If only to laugh at the kids and give them a learning (his words not mine :p). Gigwise, not got much lined up-NIN in July, Clutch (this month), perhaps Porcupine Tree (really to see Anathema) and Australian Pink Floyd. Music wise. we were chatting the other day about how 2005 is already better than last year. The new Mars Volta album I am digging, also from what I've heard the new Corrosion of Conformity is pretty damn good. Bloc Party and the new Tori album please me too..

So no real news as such, one of my best mate's is severly pissing me off at the moment but I'll save that for another rant later..

Jan. 12th, 2005

Happy New Year!!

Yeah yeah, I know it's late, but I've been like..busy and stuff :D Christmas was pretty good, got excellent prezzies and generally spent the fortnight eating and drinking excessively. It was good to have the whole holidays off for once. Read The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Nightime, which I heartily recommend. Really funny yet sad at the same time. Currently reading the much hyped Da Vinci Code, but I'm quite enjoying it so far.

New Year's resolutions haven't really got off to the best start- haven't really gotten into the obligatory diet yet and Ive had a few alcohol lapses.. meh.

Dead busy in work just now, exams are going to be in March I think, so I have to start studying and doing homework stuff. Just like ye olde days of uni, except I get paid for the priviledge now.

Elsewhere, the world's gone mad- what with the tsunami and the hurricane like weather we are getting over on these shores. The end is nigh.... maybe.

Dec. 24th, 2004

Merry Crimbo Maboe

And stuff. I still have to brave the shops and help my dad get my mum's present...hmmmm indeed. But after that, I plan to spend the next few days eating, drinking and generally making merry.

but untill then...more shops! Meh.

Nov. 18th, 2004

Baby it's cold inside....

I sit here shivering in my office (heating's either gubbed or not on) and feel pretty crappy. I'm really enjoying the challenge of the new job, but I'd be lying if I didn't say it's hard work. I've spent all day 'number crunching', something which I never thought I'd see myself doing. I hated Maths and Accounting at school, yet here I am working out tax for a living. My new colleagues are fine, I get on well with them but this week I've found the training course I'm on to be pretty competitive. At this stage in our new careers, I really don't see the point in trying to race ahead. I reckon I'm doing OK, better at some things than others. I am really knackered though, I joined a gym a couple of weeks a go but I just can't be arsed going just now. I also feel as if I'm coming down with something- I really can't afford to get sick just now!

Apologies for only reporting the mundane, but really the job is taking up most of my time and thoughts at the moment. My mum was a bit poorly recently, she fell and hurt her back on holiday so she's been laid up for a fortnight now. Seems to be getting better though, my dad has done a good job of attending to her in my absence. :)

Brrr, I'd be warmer in the fucking North Pole at this moment in time!

Nov. 3rd, 2004

Hello there..

I haven't been here for ever. Been pretty busy with the new job and stuff. Which is OK, but I still feel pretty unsettled. I still have no computer in work so I feel cut off from the world!

Anyhow, I don't really have much to say. Except now that I'm earning more I seem to be in an even worse financial situation! Overspent again this month (already I hear you say), was completely maxed on my credit card so I did a balance transfer on a 0% interest card. Which is fine and dandy except I have to make 2 seperate payments this month, which I hadn't really accounted for. You'd think because I work with figures I could handle this, but instead I keep having a frickin heart attack every time I go to a cash machine. Bums and tits. And what did I do this afternoon? Buy more stuff.Feeling a bit uptight and angsty about the whole thing. Seriously, I think I have a real problem. :(

Started driving lessons again and have a test booked for before Christmas. Going with a new instructor who seems quite nice and not creepy like the last dude. A good thing I suppose.

Elsewhere, I've been a bit of a nomad recently, flitting between my own house, Dave's and my pal's as they both stay nearer town. The 'rents are sunning it in Benidorm as we speak. (Lucky them) They really needed a holiday, my mum still does way too much. She's 69 yet is always on the go, doing everything for everybody. She needs to chill with the still. I worry about her.

Was really sad about John Peel dying. Such a familiar voice, I felt like I knew it as well as my own family! I can't say I was still a regular listener to his show, though I listened to him religously when I was a student, and I could reel off loads of bands that I first heard on his show. I think everyone will miss him.

Hmmm, my head hurts now....can't believe I've fucked up with my cash flow again. Meh.

Oct. 4th, 2004

Brrrrr...

..it is so bloody cold and miserable just now. Winter is here with a vengance, I just hate the dark mornings and constant rain. But I like dark nights and winter clothes are my fav! Wooly hats and jumpers, not to mention scarves. How I've missed you all! :D

Anyhoo, started the new job last week. With all the stuff I have to learn, it feels a bit like being a student again. Not to mention the fact that I have to sit exams and stuff to get my accreditation. Still, it'll be worth it in the end hopefully. The large salary increase is certainly a good thing.

My last day in my old job was sad- I did shed a few tears, some of the folk I worked with were super nice and I'll miss my coffee break gossips with them. I got really nice gifts too- £100 cheque, plus jewellary, bags, smelly stuff and cuddly toys. People know me too well.

Nicola's wedding was surreal but a good laugh. I can't beleive one of my oldest mate's is now a married woman. I actually started to laugh when she walked down the aisle, the whole thing just seemed so absurd....

Sep. 8th, 2004

uh

Had a little bit of a speedy heart earlier...haven't had any palps. for ages but I have been drinking quite a bit of coffee and diet coke. Why must the things I love be bad for me :(

Listening to Jupiter all the way through for the first time in ages..such a superb album. Have only heard one new Cave In track, which I thought was ok but nothing special. I doubt I'll ever like anything else they do more than Jupiter. Thats' not to say it'll be shit...just not as good. :)

Sep. 7th, 2004

Long time no..

entry. Been off on hols for the last fortnight, a good relaxing time was had. Went to Blackpool for a couple of days, did the whole seaside thing. It really hasn't changed in like the last 20 years.

Dave put me on his car insurance so I done a bit of driving too, but there's a waiting list till at least October for another test. Bah.

Am now dieting v. quickly (aargh, no carbs-help!?) in an effort to lose this half a stone for my pal's wedding in 3 weeks. I am so sick of cheese and meat already, but needs must ya know.

First day back at work today, got in early but had probs with my PC so I got no work done till after lunch. Very boring. As I've only got a few weeks left I'm finding it very hard to be motivated. Meh.

Dave and I went to the Cathouse on Saturday night- by God did I feel old. Got extremely drunk though and still couldn't keep up with those youngsters. Decided to cut down on drinking for the next couple of months..a test of willpower but I'm sure I can do it. Hell, I even knocked back a huge double choc muffin in the office today. :D

Aug. 18th, 2004

Ah..

How good is Lost In Translation?

<3 Bill Murray.

Loser.

Failed my driving test AGAIN!. Think I'll give up now, I obviously suck. Each time it's been one little thing, maybe it's just not for me.

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