I kinda... vanished for a coupla days there - sorry. ToaMK was promised for Friday morning and it's now Sunday afternoon and it'll be a few hours yet before it's postable. I had an attack of the "this sucks!", which should really be my trademark, and I've been working on it since that moment. Well, in the spaces between watching Gilmore Girls and going grocery shopping with my sister (10am-5.30pm in Tescos, it's like a world record or something). Gilmore Girls - seen all of season four now, I kinda had a marathon viewing overnight when I woke up at 2am and couldn't get back to sleep. Shopping... well, my sister owes me a bunch of money and my car's MOT is due in a week so of course instead of paying for the repairs or something sensible, she offers to pay for my groceries. Money is insanely tight right now, I've budgeted everything and I'm fine. So long as petrol prices don't skyrocket and I only spend eleven pounds a month on food. (Yes, a month, not a week, a month.) I'm fine with it though - I really am. I suck at maths, when I applied to transfer my credit card balances this morning I had no clue what my monthly take-home pay was, which would be okay if it weren't for the fact that I also had only the vaguest concept of what my annual gross income was. So I'm learning about money. This is fun. (And kinda underscores the derisive laugh with which I responded to my Secondary School Depute Headmaster's comment "Maybe you should consider doing a joint honours degree in French and Maths. Strathclyde University offer an excellent programme....")
Be proud of me - I just said No to my sister. She phoned me (while I was typing this) and asked me to babysit. Today. Like, now. I said no. Okay, I feel guilty about saying it and pissed off that I feel guilty, but still I said no.
Anyway, back to the original point of the post - I'm having real life issues right now which are keeping me away from the computer a lot, and I can only apologise for the apparent cold shoulder - so not the case, I'm just... trying to work out other things and not being very successful in working them out.
Right, I'm off to go try to add closure to Anika's tale that doesn't read like crap. Wish me luck!
A Meme. From acme54. *g*
|You Are Animal|
A complete lunatic, you're operating on 100% animal instincts.
You thrive on uncontrolled energy, and you're downright scary.
But you sure can beat a good drum.