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Heya! How are you? Are you well? I've accidentally hiatused again. Need to quit doing that its just that it makes my head sore being on the computer alot and... I can read ALL THE FIC and play on TUMBLR from my PHONE. Its so awesome. I'll never sleep again. :D

1. I sorta, kinda, maybe agreed to be a co-mod to a land comm over on LJ. I've modded teams before but not a whole comm. :S Now I'm trying to come up with challenges... and sensible points system... and a schedule I can actually stick to. At the moment it looks like we're aiming at the challenges being posted/ended on Sundays because [personal profile] waltzingalong and I are usually about on Sundays.

Now I just need to work out how to stop Google Docs putting curly " on everything. It's very annoying.

2. I kind of didn't go to work for seven days. I didn't mean to not go to work for seven days. It started with a migraine which I'm fairly certain was the fault of delicious evil ice cream. I think I might be ... allergic or something, I don't do well with cream either... The migraine lasted a couple of days (the light sensitivity is still nipping about but ignore ignore ignore) but then I just ... couldn't go to work. I'd wake up and be like "I just, I need to get up and I need to go to work, I can't afford this" and then got all anxious/panicky and ... went back to sleep. So much sleeping!! I am so screwed next month when my pay check is like down a quarter. :S I need to go back to work tomorrow. *boak*

I went to my Doctor's re: the whole panicking when I had to go to work, persistent dread about work even on my days off and hatred of the place when I'm there thing and he told me to get a new job. Yey! Thanks dude. As it is, I agree with him but still its hard to apply for jobs when you think there's no point because everything I do is wrong and sucky. I know I'm being ridiculous but my brain, not on board with the rest of us.

3. I have been downloading loads of cheerful, motivational, pictures from Tumblr and have set up a picture frame widget on my brand new phone to look at when I feel shitty/when I'm doing my exercises. I'm trying not to reblog all of them but my tumblr is looking a bit.... motivational speakery.

4. I'm loving shows being back or starting. Haven!! I've watched so much Haven the last few weeks. I totally ship Duke/Nathan with a side dish of Audrey/Duke/Nathan (but not Audrey/Duke or Audrey/Nathan for some reason). Agents of SHIELD was good, popcorn, although Ward? was blah and boring and meh. Also watched Criminal Minds and Hawaii 5-0. They were alright. Lol.
aryas_zehral: Close crop of Chiana's mouth, slightly open as if worried/breathless (teen wolf: lydia grin contemplate)

This song is ridiculous. The video is ridiculous. The line "Fo sho sho sho" is ridiculous. I keep listening to it. It makes me laugh.

I'm also watching this video repeatedly at the moment also:

In other news, I'm still alive. I've been watching Stargate Atlantis (only three disks left... what will I do!? (I was considering SG1, I know I haven't seen all of that... but, you know, money)). Honestly that and work is like all I've been doing. Oh and I joined weight watchers. Lost 6 pounds so far (its been two weeks). And, yeah, that's it. :D I really need to start coming online more, if only to apply for a new job.
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OMG work finished at 10pm tonight (and for the first time in days the queues actually went down, although for a while there they were up at twenty minutes for people to get through to us) and starts tomorrow at 9am. I cry foul. Or just "I cry". Ugh.

Also I just wolfed down a heap of food and now I feel gah. Idiot me.

Roll on 5pm tomorrow!! :)

EDIT: What is this sleep you speak of? And how did it become so late? Whoops
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Heya, How've you been? I've been around but rather quiet. So I thought I should update.

1. Working from 3pm to 11pm really takes it out of you. I don't know, on one hand its nice because the last couple of hours of the shift you're just hanging around, chatting to your team mates, occasionally having long conversations with customers who, when they phone at that time of night, seem happy to just chill, chat, talk about nonsense. On the other hand, you get home at midnight, you can't switch off for a few hours, you go to bed in the early morning, get up late morning, have a few hours of mucking about (or in my case reading fic) and then go to work. I did try and go to bed when I first got in the house but I was too awake and too... switched on to sleep. However I did manage to get out of the pattern relatively easily so that's nice.

2. I've been trying to prep for this interview. I've decided my five minute presentation on something I am enthusiastic about will be about adaptation, re-telling tales, and how accessible this is. It will be about the variety of adaptations that are about in about all the different directions this recycling is. I will be using Pride and Prejudice as an example but instead of taking in, like, posters or DVDs of the boring, normal, those-that-I-actually-studied adaptations but instead the Pride and Prejudice comic book, the Lost In Austen DVD and maybe something like Vampire Darcy's Desire (or whatever that book is).... might take Pride and Prejudice and Zombies instead. Just because they are more interesting examples (even if arguably not always very good texts in themselves). I thought, in the accessibility section, I could talk about creative writing (read fanfic) and about creative writing tasks in class to help kids explore the texts or different aspects of filming. Because I am supposed to be selling myself as a potential teacher.

I'm also working on responses for a couple of potential books to teach and re-read the information about curriculum for excellence.

3. I've run out of musicals because I want interesting musicals and I've pretty much rejected most of the options. Also my Mum has my Baz Luhrman musicals collection because I haven't watched it since I got it, because I haven't felt like it, and now that I do feel like it it's not here. Which is just typical. Any suggestions for musicals I could watch?

4. Watched Glee. spoilers )

5. Watched 3 episodes of S3 of Hawaii Five O, a show I have not watched any of since mid way through s1. Well done Danno and Steve for having an argument at the beginning of the first episode I watched that actually caught me right back up so that I wasn't even confused by the events in the next few eps. I might keep watching. (BTW, is anyone actually still watching this show?)

6. Watched other things too: OUAT, Lost Girl, Lewis, Death in Paradise, Silent Witness. They were alright. Although two of those shows are finished again so... how come in this country our seasons are like eight eps and that's it? Can we not afford longer seasons or do we feel we couldn't sustain an audience for it? Because it does make the season over superfast.

7. Finished Good Omens. I liked it. I haven't quite decided what to read next although I read a little more of Divided City, although I don't really like it but it isn't exactly aimed at my age group. I'll finish it because its a. short and b. both the schools I went to had displays about it up so it must be popular in schools at the moment, well, west coast schools anyway, probably because its set in Glasgow and is about religious divides and football.

8. My mouse broke and I suck at the touchpad. Until I get a new one I won't be making icons becuase I suck so bad. I may also take a break from Candy Crush Saga on Facebook because that game is a total timesuck. As is Tribal Wars. Evil games.
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I pretty much slept (really brokenly for) twelve hours, drank loads of lemonade (it was to hand), and then eventually had soup and ibuprofen and then I felt ok. LOL. As hangovers go, it was a breeze.

So, I really suck at posting. Soz. What have I been doing? Um, watching loads of TV and reading Sterek fic (with an occasional wandering into McShep. Because.) Going to work and being *annoyed* by my employers rather than my customers who, as I keep trying to explain to the people I work with, are just people like us- yes even the ones with English as a second language, names that aren't "British" or who seem to have non-heteronormative families. Ugh. I really need to find better people to surround myself with.

Anyways, so that this post is more than me ranting about work, telly thoughts:

Game of Thrones
I've been watching S1. I hadn't seen it before because Sky is evil and stole it and made it so you had to get Sky tv in order to watch shows from that channel because they are evil and wouldn't give(sell) it to Virgin Media or any of the other cable providers. They are proud of this. Honestly. They are proud of many dodgy as hell things. Since I won't enter a contract with a company that I know are sucky a lot of the time and with slower broadband than what I already have I was like "hell to the no". And did that thing I do when people deny me shinies: decide to ignore the existence of said shinies. :D But I'm on 1x06 and so far I like it. It's never gonna like win me over to like fandomming it or declaring it the best ever but I don't mind watching it. :) Although watching the bits with Jason Momoa and his character's people makes me a. miss Stargate Atlantis and b. feel uncomfortable with the racial politics. Because they are dodgy as hell. The language thing in particular is irritating me. His character's wife is awesome though. (I haven't learned any names yet). Richard Madden makes me wish for a second season of Sirens

Revolution I'm liking although spoilers )

Glee isn't annoying me as much as usual this season but I'm still fast forwarding through the people I don't like. In other news, I've been writing Quinntana. Because. And my ship for this season is spoilers )

Once Upon A Time Is still a show I'm not sure about. Like I keep tuning in but I'm just not feeling overly invested in it. Ruby is still awesome and needs more to do. Regina ... I sort of like her. spoilers )

Fringe I know its the last season but spoilers )

Other TV
I tried Elementary. A few days later I watched it again because I didn't think I'd watched it. It was that forgettable. I'm not bothering to watch more. I tried Arrow. It was ok. I can remember what happened in it. Which is at least a plus point for it. I tried The New Normal. It was awful. I remember what happened in the episode of that I watched too. This is not a plus point for it.

OK. This post is long enough. I'm gonna go wandering now. Maybe make noms. At half ten at night. LOL.
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.... On the train heading to work while reading Teen Wolf fic and eating a cereal bar for breakfast. It may cos a bomb.and require me to get up an hour earlier but this is so.much less stressful than catching buses that are unreliable. I'm kinda sad that, come Thursday, I'm back at home with my normal commute.
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In my hair. I was on the phone at work and looked down and there was a frickin spider in my hair.

It'd gone now but I feel all itchy. Gah!


Mar. 21st, 2012 10:51 pm
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About midday today I thought about going to work tomorrow.... And I've been miserable ever since. That's the equivalent of spending all day Sunday miserable about Monday. I don't remember this in my previous jobs (except maybe my last call center job). In fact with my teaching I was positively gleeful the day before. I hate my job. I hate having to push products on people who are already having financial difficulty.


Mar. 21st, 2012 02:14 am
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Dude from work asked me over Facebook if I've ever written adult stories.

Later he asked me if asking about "the book" was too personal.

I told him I have never written a book of smut.

(I didn't mention the fics and stories)

I repeat: O_o


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