persuna: (J2 are married)
Hello flist! Several things.

1. For those wondering what happened with the job situation, I went for... Option 3! A hitherto unconsidered option. I accepted Job 1 and will also work part time in my current job to make up a full time job. I have to be the assistant of the person I used to be, which is a little odd, but hey. Maybe one day I can have £0 instead of the minus something I currently do. Dare to dream! It is still slightly less money than Job A, but now only just. I start the new job in the middle of next week. Slightly petrifying!

2. I am currently, due to aforementioned continuing part time in my current office, without an official desk. By September there will be a free permanent place to sit, but until then I sit at the desk of whoever is on leave. Today (in fact, this month), that person is the Director of the whole department. I have a huge desk and four walls and windows and what is meant to be a really comfortable chair. I'm actually not a big fan of the back support thing attached to the chair, but am too afraid to adjust anything in case I can't get the chair back to how it was. The private office is mostly cool, but guys, it is lonely at the top. I may be able to go on lj without fear of being caught, but I miss chatting casually throughout the day to everyone else in the office. I just heard laughter and I have no idea what it was about!

3. My computer charger is broken, again, which is a bit of a downer. Thankfully I should still be in warranty and am going to London (where the closest official Apple Store is) anyway for a birthday party this Saturday, so should only have to endure a few laptop free days. But still, I am very pouty about it and can't tell RL people why I mind so much. I have an addiction, okay! Also, I want to know who makes the SYTYCD final.

4. All complaints are balanced out ten million times over by PROPOSITION 8 OVERTURNED IN CALIFORNIA!!!! :D :D :D
persuna: (Jared is LHAO)
Have I Got News For You was SO AWESOME. I laughed loads! Also surreal. But awesome! Okay, the queuing was horrendous. Not because of the boredom and my persistent need to pee (till someone else in line tipped us off that ITV let you use their toilet) but because it was SO COLD. We were about 80th in line and round the corner of the studio at first. Then they moved everyone forward and we ended up in the hideous wind tunnel alley down the side. I don't know about London the past few days, but Oxford has been muggy and I have barely had to wear my coat even when it sort of rained. This morning I was a little warm in my lightest coat. Not so in London. The point is, I was not adequately layered and my friend's fingers went freakishly cold, white and corpselike till I gave her my gloves. But then we got in and we got REALLY good seats, second row right at the end, spitting distance of Ian Hislop and with a good view of both teams.

Uh, vague HIGNFY somethingpointone spoilers? )

In conclusion, if you live in the UK you should go to Hattrick and sign up to get tickets.
persuna: (London is on the map)
This week work has fixed closure days (there's bank holidays and maundy thursday and stuff) and I AM GOING TO SEE 'HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU' BEING FILMED. And then spending a five day weekend in London. Yay!! I am extremely psyched! I'm slightly underwhelmed by the host apparently being Lee Mack. Eh. But Paul Merton will be there! AND SO WILL I.

Of course then on SPN day I will be at my dad's with his landline (!!!!) Internet connection that is too old for my computer, but I shall try and figure something out. HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU. \0/
persuna: (London Bus)
So, I'm in London, which in great for several reasons. It's London and my favourite place on earth. I can see all my friends who didn't escape to a different country (Scotland is totally a different country. I keep getting weird looks when I use the money, especially as the new stuff looks like Euros. And since my old job paid in cash I still have a steady supply of pseudo euros trickling out into the local economy) for university. I can buy some clothes before I go back to Edinburgh, where you have to go all the way to Glasgow before you can find anything cheap and acceptable to wear. It is also great because I am not in Libya like I have been the past month, and things like the phone, and the Internet, and public transport and rain actually work again. Most of the time.

But it is not all good. Because I am staying with my dad. And his mid life crisis has taken the form of... composting. Indoors. And I don't think he's cleaned much since I moved out four years ago. And I am afraid (make that, disgusted) to go in the kitchen because there are fruit flies everywhere. EVERYWHERE.

We don't have a garden. He buries the organic material in public gardens and flower beds in the middle of the night. He has a little plastic spade. He calls them "biodumps". Last night, I was lookout. I don't think it's illegal to fertilise outdoor public spaces. A little eccentric maybe.

I am not fussy about housekeeping. I lived with a single man most of my childhood. I can put up with a lot. And I admit the second "everywhere" I used above may have been a tad dramatic. We're nowhere near How Clean is Your House level, because you can still see at least part of all the surfaces, there are no serious smells and nothing furry or larger than a fruit fly has appeared to me. Yet. But this is still really gross. I may have to succumb to gender stereotypes, kick my dad out for a day and scrub all the way to the walls. I already ineptly hemmed my dad's suit trousers and sewed all the buttons back onto his favourite shirt, so I may as well go the whole hog.

Nevertheless, I am going to be kind of glad to escape back North in a few days to try and catch some Festival action before it's all over.


Also, normally I like Jensen a lot, but for whatever reason am not all that attracted. But. Um. Especially the first one. I may be in love with the photographer. I wouldn't have thought a flower in the mouth would do it for me. But apparently I don't know myself that well.

Coming across things like that is why I missed the Internet so much this last month.

*hugs the Internet and sobs in happiness at the reunion and wistful sadness at all the little things that have probably been missed*

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