Sunday, 28 November 2010

Apologies and Explanations.

Hello again. Sorry it's been a while but life recently got rather more hectic than usual. As you all know, I'm working at Waterstones during the week now. It's been fine up until now, even with the early starts, but from tomorrow until Christmas eve, I start work at 5am. Which means I now get up at 4am. There's no bus, so I'll be walking. With the weather like it is, I'm preparing myself with lots of layers and pocket handwarmers, as well as some podcasts to keep me going on my way. Really, I enjoy the work itself, it's just the hours that are a bitch. But this is the reason why it's HIGHLY unlikely I'll be going out in the evenings now, or at least not staying out until after 8, which is my bedtime. (Unless it's a thursday, and I have warning so I can nap in the day beforehand).
I might be a bit grumpy for a little while, at least until I get used to it, and if I yawn when you're talking, it's not cos I'm bored, it's because I'm shattered. I promise I'll stop talking about it soon, but at the moment, this is all that's going on in my life.
In other news:
I've finished my Personal Statement (finally) and am just waiting for DK to email it back.
Filming starts on 'Snippets of Conversations' this week (hopefully)
I'm really fucking cold.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

5am starts at work soon
It's got to the point now when I start saying things like 'I'll stay up and watch 'Miranda' and then go to bed' For those who don't know, Miranda is on at EIGHT THIRTY
I think I might have gone slightly mad


Thursday, 11 November 2010

Don't I feel like a Bitch.

Yes. I do
Because today I was meant to work at Marshalswick Library. I said I'd do it a few weeks ago, before I got my Waterstones job, and as no one said anything about it until Mita rang today to remind me that I was meant to have gone it, I totally forgot. I know it's my responsibility to keep track of these things, and I know it's no one's fault but my own. I feel HORRIBLE. I've promised to buy a big box of biscuits to say sorry because I was meant to work tomorrow as well and I can't because we're doing stuff for James' Birthday.
Sorry Marshalswick Library. Sorry people :(

Thursday, 4 November 2010

An Adventure

What I haven't properly told you yet, as I planned to do in the video I mentioned on Monday (before the tripod disappeared), was that I officially have a job. Currently I work in St Albans Library 9-4 on a saturday, but from this coming Sunday I'll also be working in Waterstones. Books Galore! But before we start to party (as we booklovers do so well) I need to tell you the hours. 
Firstly, I'm now working every day of the week. I know, I know, cash is cash, and believe me, I need cash. It's not that I'm working every day that is the annoyance of this job. It's that Monday to Friday, I'm working 6.30am to 10.30am. So yesterday I went on an adventure to practice getting the bus at 6.07am
It all went fine. I got up at about 5.15, checked my internet, got dressed, had a cuppa, and then left. Luckily the bus stop is right outside my house, so I didn't have to go very far. I had some podcasts to listen to, and so spent the 5 or so minutes waiting for the bus laughing in the dark like a nutter. Now, I do know how to get the bus, this was more just to make sure that the bus did actually come when it said it did. Which it did. So I ended up in the centre of town at 6.15 in the morning. 
To be perfectly honest, I hadn't really thought this far ahead. When I'm doing this for work, I'll have somewhere to GO when I get to town. On a normal day, I didn't. So I ended up walking the long way to the Orchards, through a graveyard, no less, and sitting on a bench watching the sun come up behind the Abbey. It was actually really nice. Almost completely silent, just birds, and people walking their dogs. After a while, when it had got slightly lighter, I walked round the lake in Verulamium Park, debated having a McDonalds breakfast (I decided no, as although they were open and I was cold, I would have had something massively unhealthy) and then wandered back up to the clock tower. I spent an enjoyable half hour or so reading my book and waiting for Starbucks to open at 8, and then had breakfast and waited for Anne. 
It was... lovely. It was. If I'd known how gorgeous St Albans is in the early morning, before even the Market Stalls have been set up, I'd have gone before. I can highly recommend it. Now though, until Christmas Eve at least, I won't be enjoying it so much, as I'll have to actually go to work. 

Monday, 1 November 2010

It's November.

Morning Kids and Cats. As it's a new month, I've decided to have a new start. This blog's not going to fill you in on what's going on in my life, but this video will.
Here, instead, are a few Videos, quiz things and photos to tide you over. 

TEN things you wish you could say to TEN different people right now.
10. I miss you, but I'm not going to tell you because we've barely spoken since you went to Uni
9. I don't miss you. I should but... I just don't care.
8. You seem like SUCH a nice guy, and I wish I could actually.... you know, talk to you.
7. Well done you. That's not sarcastic, it just looks it.
6. I said it recently, but I just want to make it clearer. I am SO glad we're friends, and I don't know what     I'd do without you
5. I've lost all contact with you, basically, since you went to Uni. That was always my plan. But I'm not sure whether to be hurt that you've not made the effort to contact ME
4. Now we're stuck in STA, we should probably make the effort to be friends... or at least talk more than we do
3. What you're doing pisses me off more than I would ever ever tell you
2. I would tell you the truth but, you'd freak. I know from experience.
1. I'd really like to talk to you NOT at work, but... you're much older than me and people would think that that was weird.

NINE things about yourself.
9. At least 50% of my lexicon is quotes.
8. I need to keep practising things or I just get bad at them.
7. I capitalise Random letters in my Sentences without Meaning to.
6. My favourite Colour is Red.
5. I'm VERY easily influenced.
4. I spend 50+ hours a week on 'Social Networking Sites'
3. I might complain, but I really love my job. 
2. I love writing letters
1. I know a lot about Jack the Ripper

EIGHT ways to win your heart.
8. Have an extensive and GOOD DVD collection
7. Don't feel we have to go out all the time, be happy just to relax
6. Use the internet a lot, and not just for facebook.
5. Love Doctor Who, unconditionally. 
4. Make me laugh
3. Surprise me
2. Come to museums with me. 
1. Don't go changing to try and please me.

SEVEN things that cross your mind a lot.
7. Telly
6. Things I should be doing that I'm not
5. Twitter
4. Tshirt plans
3. Money, more particularly, where it's all gone
2. 'I'm so TIRED'
1. People

SIX things you do before you fall asleep?
6. Spend too long on the internet
5. Cover the ridiculously bright light on my laptop charger
4. Cover my radio so that that doesn't light up my room either
3. Say goodnight to everyone
2. Make sure my phone's on supersilent
1. Worry about the next day

FIVE people who mean a lot to you at the moment.
5. My Family
4. The Girls, be they away or here
3. I can't put anyone else
2. because I would appear WAY too

FOUR things you see right now.
4. Mug with Tea.
3. Pink sticky note with 'Shadow Proclamation' on it 
2. Matt Smith action figure, bluetacked to a Match box
1. Tiny Toy Digger

THREE songs that you listen to often.
3. Science Fiction/Double Feature - RHPS Cast
2. Something to Talk About - Badly Drawn Boy
1. Humours of Tullah/Teenage Kicks/Whisky in the Jar/The Merry Blacksmith - The Bad Shepherds

TWO things you want to do before you die.
1. Be recognised. For something, or by someone.
2. Write something Good.

ONE confession.
1. I have no idea what I'm doing. Ever.

Last time I did a blog like this I showed you the state of my bedroom, and my desktop background. Here they are again:

Here's my desktop

That's all I have to say for now, as everything else is covered in the video. Enjoy.