Friday, 19 March 2010

New beginnings

Well, I've been in this new job for a week now. What can I say? It's nice, don't get me wrong, mainly it's nice not to be downstairs with certain people I didn't get on with. And it's nice to be in a different atmosphere. It's just whether the atmosphere itself is nice, it's different, yes, but is that a good thing?

The main reason I hesitate on this point is because it's just so damn quiet! So quiet. Like, you could literally hear a pin drop, it's immense. Everyone is so absorbed in their work. But this means, no one really chats. There's little flurries every now and then, but they're few and far between and mostly don't include me. Even now, the sound of my keyboard is like the loudest thing in here other than the Air Conditioner. Most people just use their mouses for their jobs, so me using the keyboard is probably a bit of an alien sound for them!

I didn't want to piss and moan, I really didn't, I wanted to enjoy it, I wanted to get a lot out of it. And I guess it's just because I'm so new, people don't know to come to me for things. Mostly I get little flurries of things to do when someone emails one of the noticeboards with a request to post an event or news. I do have about 4 projects to work on over the course of my time here, 2 are pretty big, 2 are medium, and I hope to start those next week so that's something to look forward to, something to do, something to call my own.

Right now I'm just finding it a bit hard and strange. By midday I'm usually crying out for some human interraction. Literally crying! By mid afternoon it seems to pass and I start to feel a bit better with the anticipation of not being at work for much longer. It's a little depressing, but I'm getting paid a lot more money, and I don't have 'someone' on my back, so I should just shut up and get on with it. I wouldn't mind, but my screen faces the door, I can't even look on Facebook or do a bit internet window shopping without worrying who's going to come through the door any minute!

I'll try and update Flickr and my photo blog at some point today, although, that again is hardly work!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Further Attempts

So Andy went out this evening to buy some bargain basement laminate flooring from downstairs. It was £50 for 41 sq mtrs. The catch? It was in Ilford. Literally the other side of London to us! So he went to Bromley to my parents house and my dad took him up there in his van. I can only assume they're loading it into the Kangoo as we speak, I just hope it all fits!!

This meant that after getting Scazz to bed, I had the house to myself (which admittedly freaks the shit out of me!) Decided to watch Mr Holland's Opus, which I was bored of after 2 minutes. Then I put on Slumdog Millionaire, which lasted all of 30 seconds. Then I put on Mo, which was a TV drama about Mo Mowlem. It's been pretty interesting. I've just got to the bit where she loses the Northern Ireland secretary job to Mandelson.

Hope my reader(s) are well, what's your news?!

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Terrible First attempt!

It looked a little bit more like I was wearing a flat cap but oh well, will keep trying. Unfortunately my hair now has so much hairspray in it, it's unreal!

Ask me anything

What was the worst concert you went to?

I know this instantly. It was My Chemical Romance. It was November 4th 2005. I know the date, because it was the day Andy and I met. We'd been on our first date during the day, and I had agreed in advance that I would take my sister to the My Chemical Romance gig in the evening. Which sucked, because really, I had wanted to spend the evening with Andy too. It really was love at first sight I think. We went to the London Dungeon's and had our first kiss on the boat ride in there!! So, it was bad because I hate My Chemical Romance and I just wanted to be elsewhere. I sat in the corner texting him, and made my sister just go and dance on her own! What a horrible sister I am.

Ask me anything

Are you afraid of dying?

I actually thought of this the other day, and the conclusion was...?! I can't remember. I was thinking about a funeral I think, I think it's because I'd watched EastEnders with Bradley's funeral and I thought it was a really strange thing, dying. Because everyone is so sad. Why are people sad? Well, most usually because they won't get to see that person again right?

So does dying scares me? I guess not, it's natural, but it'd be nice if I died in normal circumstances (old age) as opposed to something sinister (murder) or grim (car accident).

Ask me anything


So slightly premature, because I haven't got any pics of it, but have managed to sort of create a big old bang in my hair. It's not very good, and is terribly wonky and a bit high, but it's a good first attempt. Plus with the glasses that I bought from a fancy dress shop on eBay, I am working to 50s thing today!! Will post pics later when I get home, but right now am on my mum's laptop in my parent's kitchen.

Andy's cooking a roast for my sister's birthday, apparently that was what she really wanted to eat (thank god it was the Chicken and Tarragon crap she had theatened to request because I fucking hate it!) So yeah, he's all a go-go, in his element because my parents have a cool kitchen (well, my dad is a cabinet maker, although, it took 18 years for my mum to actually get a proper kitchen in this house, always the way, it was par for the course that they'd have a nice kitchen eventually!)

What else? Not a lot really. We're leaving Scarlett here for the night with my parents, Andy's in the office tomorrow and obviously, so am I, felt bad taking another Monday as annual leave to look after her! So he's going to try getting the bus to work for the first time, which should be interesting. What's going to be even more interesting is that I'm going to have to get up, get ready, and drive myself to work on time to get parked, eeeek! Hahaha! That's going to be a tough one, will definitely have to get up earlier than normal. Although, I have been threatening to just do my make up at work and do my hair and foundation at home. Will probably have to resort to that.

Anyway, what a boring post! Will post pics of my hair later!