November 3rd, 2005

life begins - me

Six Degrees of Randomness...

1 - Chris Moyles? (Radio 1 breakfast DJ) - you can rant all you want about your callers being sexist but you were saying the exact same thing five minutes before. Girls like Rugby. I don't know why, I don't care why, I like rugby - and no it's not for the men in shorts angle, 'cause seriously, have you seen some of those players?! - I think it's fantastic that the two contestants to win tickets to the Wales/All Blacks game were women, if it had been Scotland/All Blacks I know I'd have been on the phone like a shot! Chris is a football fan (soccer) and plainly said this morning that he didn't know anything about Rugby so why wax lyrical about the fact women do? Grrr. (I don't normally listen to the radio in the morning - normally it's CDs all the way - now I remember why!)

2 - Rome was odd. I think it suffered a little from being a joint HBO and BBC production - one or the other would have worked but both just made it a little erratic. It was as if it was being written around ad breaks but trying not to be obvious about it so there wouldn't be glaring interruptions when it aired on the Beeb. I'm sticking with it though - even though the opening credits were the worst thing I've seen in a long time!

3 - I'm seriously falling behind on NaNo. Cannot seem to find the motivation to actually sit down and write just now which is proving a little annoying. Well, more than a little to be honest! Good thing is that I'm now starting to really get into the characters when I'm not actually writing - I can play scenes out in my head when I'm nowhere near a computer which I wasn't doing before now - but the actual writing it down? Not so much....

4 - I'm determined to be more positive about my life. Course we all know how long that's likely to last....

5 - We only had one single solitary entry for zeppo_stillness this week. One. That's it. So if you're an iconer but haven't felt like entering anything before, this could be the week for you! I've extended the deadline till the weekend in the hopes that we get more entries so there's loads of time!

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ETA Just one thing to say - Excel sucks!
head-desk - me

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There's nothing quite like a mindless repetitive task to really get your nerves on edge. Excel sucks and is currently giving me a headache and I'm only at Acta in a very long alphabetic list ending with Yearbook of... Getting that far has taking me all morning plus an hour yesterday afternoon. This data should not be on a spreadsheet, it should be on a database. This is going to take me months to compile and I know it's just going to sit on the server for seven years before it's deleted and in the meantime (and this is the important part) No One Will Look At It.

People keep talking and I know it's 'cause I'm headachey but the volume seems to be insanely high, there's an odd cheesy smell near my desk and it turns out there was a flood last night and there's probably goodness knows what crap coming through the air con vent right over my head. I'm just having a wonderful week this week aren't I?

So who had bets on "3 hours" in the "how long the positivity kick lasts" stakes?

ETA Heh! I've moved desks to get away from the smell and the computer I'm now at is one of those with the really annoyingly noisy keybards. Still - at least there's no damp cheese smell now!
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