April 3rd, 2008

Photo - mask tattoo

Nowt very much.

Credit card arrived last night, is now activated, and I bought some perfume off eBay. Paul now needs to spend £24 on something so it's even, to facilitate easier paying off.

It's a bottle of Anna Sui's "Ooh La Love", which looks to be another of those annoying limited edition release perfumes, but at least I have one now. Or will have, when it arrives from Hong Kong...

Went swimming with Alison last night for the first time in about four weeks, and we managed 8 lengths... the 9th one killed us. Still, considering when we started we couldn't even manage one, it's a bit more impressive... (I should hasten to add, the eight lengths are not in one go...)

Paul has posted the Derren Brown photos on Facebook and I will be working on icons and such this weekend...

Oh, and last night I was reading through the lyrics list for "Broken Record" and was half inspired to continue it for the first time in ages... just, some of the songs are so perfect, and some didn't have notes on them because they were just a general aura of the chapter, so I managed to fit some bits I've written around them. Which was good. I hold out no hope of ever finishing it, still, but it's nice that the inspiration came back, albeit briefly...
Random - Trees

The Stupid. It Hurts - Episode 2

I knew there was something else I meant to post about: this piece of stupidity which I am currently hoping to resolve:

Fact:I am going to a wedding on Monday.

Fact: The wedding is taking place in a hotel somewhere outside of Manchester. I live in Birmingham. I do not drive.

Conclusion the First: I will have to travel to said hotel using public transport: two trains and a taxi.

Conclusion the Second, via Conclusion the First above: I do not want to travel in the clothes I will wear to the wedding. I do not want to attend the wedding in the clothes in which I am travelling. They are two separate things. Therefore, I will need time to change.

Fact: The wedding starts at 2.30pm. We are staying in the same hotel where the wedding is taking place. The letter from the hotel confirming our room booking politely informs us that we cannot check in until 2.30pm. When the wedding starts.

Conclusion the Third: Um?

Yeah. The hotel are dumb. They are hosting (for want of a better word) the wedding, which starts at 2.30, and will not let the guests book in until that time. And they don't seem to think there is any kind of flaw in this plan.

Lisa noticed this before we did, so with any luck we can resolve it. It's just... THE STUPID KILLS ME. Nearly every single hotel I have ever stayed in has a 12.00pm check-in time. (We also have to check out again by 10.30 the next morning. AFTER A WEDDING. WHERE THERE WILL BE BOOZE AND DRUNKEN PEOPLE WHO WILL NOT GO TO BED UNTIL 5.00AM!)

Well, they certainly won't be getting any wedding business off me. Weddings are quite stressful enough, without the added hassle of messing your guests around. I suppose we'll have to eat our meal within 15 minutes or lose our table or something equally ridiculous, or not be allowed to stay up past 11.00pm celebrating in case we disturb other guests.

*rolls eyes*

I'll be glad when April is over.
Random - swircle - pwn n3m0!


Having managed to get the Samsung PhoneTools software to work with Paul's phone, I come bearing some photos. :)

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That's all. There are further photographs on Paul's Facebook that he took using his six-photos-at-once thing but I have no idea if they're public. I think most people who read this will have him added there anyway and will have already seen them...

Icons coming hopefully this weekend, and possibly an LJ layout or two. I have a few ideas up my sleeve, anyway...