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Just an anxious sort of day today. Starting with a panic when my computer started up (thankfully fixed before I went to work) passing through arsey customers and forgetting to post a bunch of letters including a birthday card and ending with a mysterious water spill, which is almost certainly a leak in my hot water bottle, but now I can't stop thinking about whether it is a leak under the floor or something terrible. Which doesn't even make sense because the pipes don't even go this way!

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and now for something completely different!
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Let's talk about something other than Problem Volunteers and other things that make me angry. Lets talk about movie squicks.

I don't know why, but it's the non-graphic things that get me. For example, one day I watched Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, while I did the ironing and mum did some work on her laptop in the same room. I had heard that it was a "so bad it's good" kind of film, and indeed it was, but I didn't check the rating before I started watching so I wasn't expecting it to be so visually gory, with all the dismemberment and blood all over the screen. And I wasn't really bothered by it, although mum was a little horrified.

Tonight mum was watching Tremors, and I came in just as the first victim got caught by the underground alien monster. Nothing particularly gory, just a guy disappearing screaming into a sink hole while his wife tried frantically to pull him out. And I pretty much had to turn around and walk right out again, because that was awful. I don't know if it was the fact that it was a pretty slow terrifying death for the guy, or if it was the wife who had to watch it all, but I couldn't handle it.

I don't have any deep thoughts on the subject, I just wanted to get it out of my head! We'll see if I have bad dreams tonight.

With perspective and him still acting like a child, I am pretty amused by the whole thing
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I think problem volunteer might be avoiding me. :P He knows that I was due to cover for someone today, so he is not coming in.

He had already planned to have Tuesday off before last week, but he was supposed to be in today, but is apparently far too ill with a sore throat. This could be true, but he has also conveniently forgotten all the work phone numbers so he needs to call the normal Thursday volunteer on her home phone to let her know.

Yeah, you have volunteered here for 10 years, I absolutely believe that you do not know the phone number. /sarcasm
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In which I regret my parents decision to buy dining room chairs with suede leather cusions
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My computer got hacked. It looks like I pulled the plug early enough that they didn't manage to steal my identity, but they have completely wrecked my desktop.

I just feel so stupid, you know. I genuinely know better than to do what I did and if I had seen someone else doing it I probably would have done a full on hero leap across the room to stop them. But the warning bells didn't start ringing before they were already in my computer and then it was too late.

So as a public service announcement; Microsoft will never call you unsolicited. If someone calls up and says they are from a technical support company and you have not called up first, then they are scamming you.

Keep a particular eye out for AMMYY. Bastards destroyed my computer.

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A post just to clear my mind and get stuff off my chest
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The landlady did a surprise drop by this morning! I think she was actually there to meet someone from the environment agency for the ground floor flat, as there was a flood in there and in the basement flat. But she decided to talk to all the tenants as long as she had the handyman there to see if there was anything else that needed doing. And we had a nice long chat, and there was much repetition about how I never complained or gave any trouble and was very patient, and long story short - I'm getting a new cooker, two new wall heaters, and hopefully the shower will be fixed, although that last one might take a while. It's been an issue since before Christmas, after all.

After they left I could hear her speaking to my downstairs neighbour, who hassles them on occasion. Then I met the neighbour later and just had a quick chat as we passed. She does not get express service.

I guess politeness really does pay off!

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Well I guess I'm going to have an anxious kind of night. I am feeling it in my stomach that I am going to be lying awake worrying about things. Which is ridiculous because I can tell what set this off and I know that it is stupid.

I went for a walk before dinner and came home to find a couple of my neighbours in the hall complaining about the handymen who come to fix our things, and also about the landlady. And I stayed around to listen, I was maybe going to add my bit about the my shower which is still blowing the main electric fuse in the flat when I turn it off sometimes. But I found about a couple of things, which is that my neighbours are on regular rolling leases and are asked for raises in rent fairly regularly. This is not the case with me. Thinking about it, I think I may need to chase my landlady down to get her to renew my lease legally, but she has never tried to raise my rent in the five years I've been here. I'm not sure whether this is a good thing or a bad thing. I mean, obviously I need the lease to be renewed, which may be problematic, but the rent thing is pretty good, right?

I'm not sure about this. It's probably going to be awake for a little while.

Dr Who
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So I would have had no idea that Dr Who was on again if I hadn't been with my parents for Easter. And I would see what people had to say about this episode only most of the immediate reactions are on twitter and i can't remember my password. So I am going to blurt everything put here, instead!

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Ninpo 8th Kyu Grading
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I had my second grading today. You get a score for these things so you can compare yourself to your last score, and I forgot to make a note when I did my 10th/9th Kyu, so I'm just going to write it down now, so I don't forget next time: 94%; need to work on confidence.

Seriously, "needs to work on her confidence" is probably going to be written on my tombstone at this point.

I know what happened. I've been learning these patterns for at least 9 months now, so the moves were all in my head. But we got some complicated instructions (to me they sounded complicated, anyway) about finding a partner to test with, who was not doing your grade or actively grading at the same time in another room. I didn't actually need to worry about it, but the anxiety chemicals were flowing by that point, so I went into the test panicked, and I started over-thinking everything. I'll probably have more time before the end of lunch and the start of the grading next time, but I think that what would be best for me to do is just to sit and meditate for five minutes or so before the test, so that I'm calmer.

Still, it could have been worse. In the 10th/9th Kyu (beginner) grading, someone cartwheeled the wrong way, collided with someone else and possibly broke her arm. I hope this doesn't put her off coming back. She seemed really nice when we were discussing before the seminar started whether she would choose the green belt (traditional men's colour) or the red belt (traditional women's colour).

A bunch of other stuff went on today, like sword training, knife defence and a quick massage course. But I am pretty wiped so, I'm just going to grab my kindle and read for a bit!

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