June 9th, 2008

Cabaret - Mein Herr

Monday morning...

I had this really odd dream last night/this morning, but I'm debating whether or not to post it under my dream filter. It deserves to be written down for posterity but I'm not sure whether I want to share it with the few people who can read the filter... we'll see. I may well just post it in the eventuality people will skim it...

In other news - no work here, again. It is admitted still first thing in the morning so something may crop up, but there is also nobody in as yet. I can guarantee that next week and the week after (when I'm off work) everything will go mad again. I think the fee earners panic when there's only one of us in, for some reason, and hence end up putting in more work. Half-term week, despite half-capacity staffinga of fee earners, I was kept busy for the entire five days...

In other news, my hair (see icon - hardehar...) is being really strange of late. I now have to wash it twice a week because it becomes horrendously greasy/scummy/flaky after four days, and I've now noticed it's falling out again. I can only attribute this to the fact that I need to straighten it twice a week in addition to washing it, as I haven't dyed it since March. If I didn't have to wash it twice a week then I wouldn't have to straighten it twice a week, etc. It's incredibly annoying and time-consuming. (Falling out is usually a stress reaction, but I can't think what I might be stressed about, given work has been the exact opposite... although it could be delayed, of course.) I may get it chopped off again but keep the asymmetrical fringe, if possible, especially if the summer's going to be warm. Hair at neck = bad, and it's still too short to put up...

Anyway. Swimming with herringprincess tonight, so let's see how much we manage to drown. Swimming should be nice when the weather gets even warmer, I think. Also only three more weeks of choir until the summer break, thank anything. I have started enjoying it more this year (am really getting back into it, actually, which can only be a good thing) but still, I couldn't manage it all year round.

I have made an executive decision - there is a bike to buy online from Woolworths for £50 (down from £69.99), so I'm going to order that in time for my two weeks off. Alternatively, there is a 50% off sale on at Halfords so if that's still on I'll check there, also.) Exercise, dammit! Need to find someone to go cycling with me, though, as Paul point-blank refuses to try and ride one. Anyone willing? I would be looking at the Kings Heath parks or Cannon Hill if anyone's interested. of course, when I get back into it I could just start cycling to swimming and kill two birds with one stone. I used to cycle miles with my dad around the canals...

Right. I have a long tape to do from the other side so should get on with that, really. Will post dream at some point.
Random - Eyes

Additional Post

I completely forgot to update on my everso exciting weekend. :P

On Friday we went out for a curry for herringprincess's birthday, after meeting at her house. We ended up at Punjab Paradise (for whom we have a menu at home so will try them again) and it was all very nice and a very reasonable total, too, considering there were 16 of us and nearly everyone had a starter. I had a couple of good conversations with flatline2010 whilst Paul and Lloyd were out having a smoke, which was nice. I was absolutely stuffed afterwards, though. Farrr too much food.

After that we went back to Alison's house briefly for a toilet stop, before heading out to find a pub. Eventually we ended up at the Village, which was surprisingly empty, and sat outside after a brief argument with one of the bar staff when they IDed one of our clearly-over-21 group. Mad Scary Kat at least proved useful in that regard.

We had spread over two patio tables and our table were apparently at war with the other one, even though they didn't know that. :)

Everyone decamped inside towards the end and there was a band playing something resembling jazz, though by that point I'd run out of steam and just wanted to go home. At least we weren't in Birmingham so it was just a short 50 ride down the road, and the bus turned up fairly quickly.

On Saturday we got up early because Phil (Trevor-the-landlord's mate) was due to come and fix our bathroom light pull. Trevor phoned at around midday to say Phil had some jobs to do for him (Trevor) before he could get to us and hence would be turning up mid-afternoon, if at all. So we essentially got up for no reason.

I put some washing out (after changing to another new washing line which is actually a washing line rather than a piece of rope) because the sun was out, and naturally it then clouded over and was horrible all day. After six hours the washing was still not dry, but I brought it in anyway, immediately following which, the sun came out again. The weather doth mock me.

Of the evening, Paul went out to a gig, and I had fully intended to watch Charlotte's Web that evening, but was distracted by shiny things in the form of an AIM conversation with Eni in which she threw reactions / feedback at me about various pieces of fic, mostly Jonathan Creek... Much fun. I fully intended to go to bed at around 11.30 or thereabouts, but got sucked into a random game instead...

Sunday was the usual, really: EastEnders, random behind-the-eye / temple headache (again! Stop it, body!) and the final part of Jack in the Beanstalk on SciFi, which was actually really good. Phil finally turned up at about 2.30 (midway through 'Stenders, typically) and was gone again within 10 minutes. Also, the sun actually stayed out long enough to do some washing / drying, which was much appreciated.

I am going to start doing food diary / weigh-in posts in the style of Bridget Jones (I'm re-reading the first book, as I now have Edge of Reason to read afterwards) but will personal-only them so as not to subject my friends-list to them. Unless anyone is desperately interested, in which case I'll make a filter...

And that's it.