March 28th, 2008

Retro - coffee

Grumpiness and Ashes to Ashes

Yesterday evening was entertaining. (Can you sense the sarcasm?)

Firstly, though, the saga began at lunchtime when I took those jeans back to Primark to swap to the next size up. The queues in there were absolutely horrendous, although luckily the queue for the Customer Services desk wasn't so bad as everywhere else.

Until I went home, things actually weren't too bad. There was no work from about 10.30 onwards, barely, so I got some writing done for my Jonathan Creek fic... The prologue and first two chapters are complete, I just wish I had somewhere to post it. My favourite part of fanfiction is sharing it, and with a fandom like JC the places to share it are few and far between...

Anyway, I left a bit earlier than usual, having stayed later than I intended to on Monday, and went to Boots to get some more anti-perspirant. I picked up their own brand of "expert" anti-perspirant, going on the theory of cheaper things working better than expensive things (at least in terms of medicine, if not computers...) and this morning it's held out so far... or at least, it's held out better than Mitchum, which is frelling useless.

I was knackered last night, so the entire journey home was annoying, and when I got in I decided to try the jeans on again. Which still don't fit... or... well, they do, but not properly, and they look too tight. I am half-tempted to hang on to them in the event I ever lose weight, but I might as well just get the £4.00 back. So that didn't put me in a very good mood, to say the least.

So I had a lie down for a nap, but sleep wouldn't come because a very long rant was going around my brain which mostly involved various statements addressed to various people/things, telling them to faff off. Only in stronger terms, obviously. Just as well I didn't go on the PC, really, as I would probably have regretted it...

Actually, in retrospect, the evening wasn't as bad as I thought. I was just tired and very grumpy and things had conspired against me... There was also this thing in my head that when I joined the choir my mum promised to go to all the concerts and yet as thus far only been to one, and will only be going to the opera concert in May, but neither of the Mahler performances. Each time there has been a more than valid reason for not going (with the exception of the last Christmas one, which was my own stupid fault for not being organised enough) but to my mind, last night, those reasons were excuses. The difference between the two is quite significant when your brain is on a ranty tangent, obviously...

Paul got back later than anticipated because he'd gone out for "one drink" (my arse...) because a bloke he works with is having a bad time of things, but nevertheless he went to the chippy on the way home. Just as well, really, because I definitely needed some comfort food last night.

I was also a little disappointed with the finale of Ashes to Ashes. Not with the episode itself, per se, but the Inner Shipper is not very happy. Collapse )

Today I'm wearing one of my new tops and some new shoes I bought a few months ago, some flat, flexible turquoise pumps. They're still in the sale at Priceless and are incredibly comfy (no foot crampage either...) so I may go and get some more later. I could do with a variety of different-coloured shoes...

I think there's some kind of away day or something today as the only people in are the support staff and the locums, so there is nothing to do. I wish they'd plan ahead for things like this and offer us the opportunity of half-staffing or something, as there's little point in coming into work and being paid to do nothing - you might as well be at home...

Meh. I shall post this now before I spend the rest of the morning rambling about nothing...
Farscape - John&Aeryn - happiness

"That's interesting..."

I just checked my account online (SO BORED!) and a credit card has miraculously appeared in the list. :) Presumably they're going to give me one, then. Just have to wait for the letter and PIN now. They've given me a stupidly huge credit limit, mind you...

I think one of the conditions of the card was to spend £100 in the first three months or some such - and considering I was going to buy a new camera, that shouldn't be a problem. ;)

I am very relieved. Having a credit card will take the strain off Christmas and large amounts of food shopping, and I will not go mad...

Edit, 16.51: And when I get in, there is a letter from the bank offering me a "guaranteed!!11one" credit card from them, presumably because I applied for one online. The one they are now offering me has an APR of 19.9%; the one I applied for is 11.9%. I think I know which one I'd prefer... It looks like they've sent Paul the exact same letter, mind you, doubtless because our bills account is a joint one. Lulz.