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Two weeks of my life... - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
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Two weeks of my life...
I've just remembered that I didn't get around to updating last week.

I tried to on Tuesday, but my PC crashed and I was too depressed to type it all up again. I'll try and summarise what happened in this post.

Saturday (20th) saw Misty and I getting up at the arse crack of dawn. Gareth was supposed to be arriving at 10 with some goodies for me. Misty has never met Gareth, and if it wasn't for EVE she might well have believed he was a fictional being made up by my delusional mind. The last couple of times Gareth has paid a short visit Misty was either in bed or in the shower.

So we got up early, all showered and dressed, and Gareth is conspicuous by his absence. We wait around until almost midday before I find out he texted me at 8:00 to let me know he wouldn't be making it.

Oh how we laughed!

We set off to B&Q for what is fast becoming our weekly shop! Misty wanted to buy flowers for Mum for Mothering Sunday. We also wanted flowers for our garden and pots. It was a bit of a disappointment to find the nursery at B&Q's closed due to high winds! We did find some bulbs and nice plants in the main part of the store so all was not lost.

On the way back home we stopped by the pet shop and got some fish. Out tank has been a little empty since the departing of Chip. We got a few Black Neons and some American Strips; sort of a "his and hers" type thing.

Although it was blowing a gale and looked like raining again we made our way to the Albert. I had arranged to meet Leon for a night of melody and madness... but to cut a long story short there was very little of either. It was Kimberly's birthday, Pete's brother was filling in as Pete was away travelling, the speakers blew up, no more kareoke. We still managed to have a good time! Talking to Sara (pronounced Sarah) and Kelly for the first time we find out it's Sara's birthday next week (27th) so we decide to visit the Albert again.

Sunday - I have no recollection of Sunday, but I'm pretty sure EVE was involved!

Monday I needed to be in work by 9:00 for a course. It's a shame I didn't remember this Sunday night when I set the alarm for 8:00. After the fastest get ready and leave the house rush I've ever managed I got to the training session about 20 minutes late. This was despite the failure of the district line! The rest of the day could only get better! The course was interesting (about money markets) although the presenters style was a little disconcerting. It was like being stood in front of an information machine gun, firing at point blank.

The rest of the working week was the same as usual (dull) but that ended Wednesday - I was off work Thursday and Friday.

Saturday we "did the garden." This isn't quite as impressive as it seems as after trying to dig the front garden for all of 15 minutes it was apparent that the soil needed some extra work before it was fit for planting. A long talk to my next door neighbour and I found out why - the garden hadn't been touched in about 3 years... so it will take some time to get it nice.
After abandoning the front Misty and I tackled the potting for the patio. We had about 10 or 11 pots to do, and a load of compost to "make up" (we buy our compost dehydrated!) After this back breaking work we set off to the Albert for the weekly slaughter of popular music.

Pete was back from his travels, and the kareoke was up to it's usual standards (from dire to damn good) and at least the equipment didn't explode. It was a bit of a quiet night - I guess a few people stayed at home to watch France beat us at rugby.

Sunday saw a later start (as we'd been up early on Saturday again in case Gareth showed up) but we was still up and about by midday. Of course that was midday GMT! BST (or daylight saving time for you foreigners) started this weekend. I was feeling a little rough. I put it down to a mixture of Guinness and Misty's chilli! I've had a far closer relationship to the outhouse these last two days than I care to have.

We visited the 'rents and caught up with all the recent news. I would like to take this time to let anyone reading this in the UK know that Churchill insurance are a total waste of space. My sisters car was broken into recently and they have been so difficult over the claim that she ended up borrowing the money from me to get it fixed. Her policy is "Full Comp" with years of no claims and they still gave her the run-around. My advice to you is : "Don't touch them with a barge poll"

Misty is going for her first Job interview in about 15 minutes... so: Good luck hun!

That about brings me up to date!

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished

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tweezlebum From: tweezlebum Date: March 29th, 2004 07:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep. And "EVE Online" is also another name for "RJR Industrial Grade Heroin®" because it's so bloody addictive.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: March 29th, 2004 08:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I do indeed - do you play?
nuala From: nuala Date: March 29th, 2004 06:22 am (UTC) (Link)
You still haven't informed the rest of us how your father's doing. Shame on you. But good to hear from you again anyway :)
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: March 29th, 2004 08:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I haven't? - I haven't! - I'm such a bad son!....
nuala From: nuala Date: March 29th, 2004 08:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Your icon doesn't do you justice. ;o)
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: March 29th, 2004 08:51 am (UTC) (Link)
It's not me - it's sort of an identikit of me! I'm sure I could have made a better one - but as I don't really look at me all that much - I'm not sure I know what I look like enough to be accurate!

You too could have one - go here!
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