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Catchup - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
I've been neglecting my journal again.

Where to start? My last post was dated March 11... so I'll start with the week following that. The beginning of the week was spent in the Luxembourg office where not a great deal went to plan. I went there with my Guv and MA... and although almost nothing I needed to finish actually got finished they had a successful (ish) visit.

The rest of the week was busy... so busy I was in work before 9 everyday except Friday. This might not sound like a great achievement but I usually start around 10:00 so relatively that's early. I wasn't home much before 11 most nights.

Friday was Bilquis's last day in Finance... so when I finally left work I joined the usual suspects in the Rack. I passed on the late night trip to Bar Bollywood which would have put me out of commission for most of Saturday.

Saturday S came over and we watch the first half of season one of "Prison Break" - which was surprisingly addictive and I now *need* to know how it all ends... The next half will be seen in the next two weeks :)

S having lost a bet had to make lunch and did a baked chicken and rice dish that was made all the better by my rice... or maybe not. She had to leave before the end of the DVD fest so I watched the last disc on my own.

Sunday was Mothers day so much time was spent at the 'rental unit's abode.

This last week has been possibly worse than any of the previous ones... but there were a few highs. Lux have started to use the new software with an enthusiasm I didn't give them credit for. This has meant they have found the bugs and other quirks of the system a lot faster than I had expected them too... so it's been a full time job putting in fixes for them.

I had a text message read out on the radio. Phill Jupitus played a really bad cover and asked for opinions. I thought I'd let him know it sounded like a bad karaoke job and just moments later he read it out... fair made my morning (and nearly caused me to burn a hole in the shirt I was ironing.

Wednesday I saw "Empire Island"... and it's definitely very David Lynch. It was S's choice so I think further choice privileges have been revoked for her!

I had a bad cold for the last part of the week - but still dragged my sorry ass into work - that is how busy I am. I want your sympathy damnit!

Yesterday I tried to watch all 6 Star Wars film in a single sitting with Jim... and failed miserably. We are definitely getting old. Jim fell asleep in the first film (it is a crap one) and I managed to sit through all three of the newer ones before falling asleep in the middle of episode IV. I blame my cold... it's nothing really to do with getting older!

After a hearty breakfast and more cups of greasy spoon tea than I care to mention I headed over to the 'rents for some lunch and a couple episodes of Battlestar Galactica. I've just put a load of laundry in and am planning on a quiet night of 6 music. Oh I'm a high flyer for sure.

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Current Mood: calm calm
Current Music: 6 Music

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timelight From: timelight Date: March 26th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC) (Link)

Battlestar - Star Wars - Matrix?

Does the UK still show X-Files re-runs? They are rampant in the US and many nights after 1:00 AM, its on for 5 hours. No complaints really except that they tend to show the same (good ones) episodes over and over - Pig boys, lamprey man, thin guy in the ductwork, Tree guy, well, you know the drill.

Anyone notice that the world may just be becoming The Matrix?
I see this, know this, and forget this until I think about it again.
Guess I'll just work from home NEXT week too. A bigger flat screen for computer, and TV just might be able to keep me inside nearly as much as society is guiding us all in the direction of doing, eh?
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: March 27th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Battlestar - Star Wars - Matrix?

I'm sure the X-Files are probably on one of the channels at some point of the week... the program you can't get away from here at the moment is CSI in one of it's many incarnations.

The matrix has you. It was not a film.. but a message from those on the outside!
seattleforge From: seattleforge Date: March 26th, 2007 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)
9am is an early start? My goodness. That is foreign to me.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: March 27th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
All things are relative... my contracted hours are 10 to 6. My actual hours are something like 10:30 till 7:30 and beyond... but this last few weeks it's been closer to 9:00 till 9:00

I'm one of those people who are highly unproductive before 12:00 and often have my best ideas in the evening.
seattleforge From: seattleforge Date: March 28th, 2007 01:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Ahhh.. sleepy England.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: March 28th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're envious - I can tell! ;)
seattleforge From: seattleforge Date: March 29th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Completely. The whole childless european package.
laaalaaa From: laaalaaa Date: March 26th, 2007 08:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Prison Break

oOOOooooh, now you can watch Prison Break.. I do recall you taking the p out of me for being a fan! And you won't like the ending, as then it leaves you waiting desperately for Season 2, which has already started in the UK! :P

paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: March 27th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Prison Break

I don't let it govern my life!! I took the P out of you because you made plans around a tv schedule!
laaalaaa From: laaalaaa Date: March 28th, 2007 07:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Prison Break

(Rushed response as its not 8:59am, meant to be at work at 9am and i'm sat here in my pants wheeeeeeeeeeeee).

Actually I think the tables have turned, I don't have anything I have to turn the tv on for.. on our last trip it was you who put the tv on first :P

Also, see below, you were putting down a program you hadnt even seen, (except the tail end because you put the tv on early for a program you wanted to watch :P

I download Prison Break because the makers wanted us Brits to wait a whole year between seasons, which is ridiculous for any program, especially with a cliffhanger they leave. I also find it ridiculous that the US has so many breaks in a season, unless you check the website you have no clue when the next episode would be on (I only check if none download for a couple of weeks, so shush James).

I watch PB when I have time, be it on the way to work, at lunch or whatever. Watched this weeks in the bath :) which has left me wanting to re-watch season 1 as it had flashbacks and some of it I barely remember as it was so long ago!

I will admit to having watched Top Gear, didnt miss an episode, but then I have sod all else to do on a Sunday evening.

13/11/2006 22:33:27 Jen im addicted to prison break, couldnt wait til next year for season 2
13/11/2006 22:33:42 Marvin omg - you really are a tv saddo!!
13/11/2006 22:33:54 Jen its fab, shut it :P
13/11/2006 22:34:02 Marvin i got pissed off with the damn ads before it had even started
13/11/2006 22:34:15 Jen so you havent actually watched it then
13/11/2006 22:34:47 Marvin i've seen bits - usually the last bits because i turned the telly on too early for a program i wanted to see
13/11/2006 22:34:56 Jen lol
13/11/2006 22:35:02 Marvin it's about east enders quality
13/11/2006 22:35:15 Jen bollocks
13/11/2006 22:35:27 Marvin yeah - about that quality ! ;)
13/11/2006 22:35:38 Jen am not talking to you no more
13/11/2006 22:35:54 Marvin that's going to make your visit a tad strange
13/11/2006 22:36:03 Jen << wont be coming
13/11/2006 22:36:15 Jen *snubs you*
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: March 28th, 2007 11:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Prison Break

You and your bloody saved transcripts! :p
laaalaaa From: laaalaaa Date: March 29th, 2007 12:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Prison Break

Think I have some from CompuSuck on floppy disk :D
teya_uk From: teya_uk Date: March 26th, 2007 09:01 am (UTC) (Link)
My bro leant me the box set for the first season of Prison bReak, still not watched it, will need to get round to that at some point
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: March 27th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's good... clever idea.
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