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03 April 2008 @ 12:41 pm
an actual proper update then  
Still ow. Bath helped last night and the painkillers have been helping, but this chair is really making it worse. After being in work for half an hour this morning I could barely move. (plus my neck's starting to hurt because of it which is worrying - I have a long standing issue with my neck (there's an extra piece of bone on one of the prongs of one the vertebrae) and could really do without it coming back!)

I phoned OH - I have an appointment on Monday at 3. As well as everything else I need to talk to them about I'll mention the back troubles.

I also phoned the surveyer to get my house valued - they're coming next Thursday, just at the point when I'll be packing like a lunatic for Serenity: Complete. sorchasilver - we need to arrange a way to find each other there! And I also just discovered that a girl I've been hanging out with is going to be working at the con, and has been working at previous Starfury cons I've been to. Small world, huh?

I have one more scary phone call to make, and I know this sounds like an excuse, but I don't have my reference number with me. I will phone them tomorrow, I swear. (Or if I get home early enough I'll phone tonight.)

Still looking for fic recs by the way, I'm in the mood to read Angel (the series) fic at the moment but since it's not one of my primary fandoms I'm not sure where to start looking. Any help would be good!

The plan for next week:
Monday - OH appointment
Tuesday - 'training' session given by someone who doesn't know what she's talking about
Wednesday - tour of the British Library in Boston Spa (getting there by train, hope to hell my back's better by then!)
Thursday - off work to let the surveyer in and I need to pack
Friday - Megabus to London, Heathrow Express to Heathrow.
Friday night to Monday morning - SERENITY: COMPLETE!!!!!!
Monday - Megabus back to Glasgow

Ooo - almost forgot! agt_bush, did you get your confirmation from Sweet Charity yet? I haven't heard anything from the site, but I said to halcyon_shift yesterday that we could contact each other anyway.
 
 
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snake eyes and deja vu: Firefly Blue Sunsorchasilver on April 3rd, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
Sorry that you are hurty :( *snuggles v.v. gently*

Glad to hear you called OH - and since you appointment is so soon, all should be OK boss-wise, hopefully. *g*

we need to arrange a way to find each other there! Eeeee, yes we do! Ummm, outside the Thistle doorway at midnight on Friday? I'll be the one holding a copy of The Great Gatsby and wearing a red rose! *g*

I posted a photo of myself before my first con for this very purpose, but I seem to have deleted it. I'll try to get another one taken this weekend (eeek, I HATE having my photo taken) and post it. And I can PM you my mobile no. too, which might help. Where are you staying (I'm over at the Sheraton again)?

I have never read any Angel fic, so sadly cannot help. But I hope you find some!
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: me//cat & steve @ half moon putney - mewhiskyinmind on April 3rd, 2008 12:39 pm (UTC)
I'm really hoping this sorts itself out soon, 'cause a four hour train journey and then a nine hour bus journey are probably not the best things I could be doing with a sore back...

(and neither's sitting on the floor in the lobby of the Thistle convention centre drinking and blocking fire exits. What? The main hall was too busy...)

We're in the Sheraton as well - I think. I don't actually know now I come to think of it! Gah! acrazywench and thedothatgirl have been in charge of orgainsing it because I clearly suck at that! I have a couple of icons with me in them (I'm on the left of this one in the silver/grey jacket) but my hair's completely different now - it's longer and brunette.
snake eyes and deja vu: Firefly text shinysorchasilver on April 3rd, 2008 01:00 pm (UTC)
I hope so too. Maybe a visit to the doctor is in order if it isn't better in a day or two?

I couldn't face that journey even with an OK back! *g* I'm flying! Expensive, but as I have to work until 12 on the Friday, it's really the only option.

Hee! As long as you have a room SOMEWHERE, it's all good!

*studies icon intently* *target acquired*
acrazywench: mara_shoacrazywench on April 3rd, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
We're in the Sheraton :)
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: simon//laugh - lit_glitterwhiskyinmind on April 3rd, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
Excellent!

Yay!
bitterbird on April 3rd, 2008 01:12 pm (UTC)
*hugs* hope the pain is better soon hon

no I didnt get it still, very weird!
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: writing/inspiration - mewhiskyinmind on April 3rd, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC)
*snugs* me too!

It's all very odd, I know we're not the only ones this has happened to but it's a little bit concerning. Anyways! I'll message you my email address so we can talk about what you'd like!
bitterbird on April 3rd, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
pain is so unfun *hugs*

it is odd, I agree,. thats cool, my email if you need it is bobbinrob@gmail.com

x
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: text//darkside icon - monkey_mattwhiskyinmind on April 3rd, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
I'm going to try to work late tonight if my back can stand sitting here for that long, and the place shuts at 8 so I might not make it in time - if I do get there then I definitely will be calling them.

I also really need to get a new phone and/or answer machine for the house - the old one blew up. :(

Pictures? Me? Online? NOOOOOO!!!!! *g*

You know the thing we were doing on Tuesday about talking slowly and loudly? Claire at work is doing that at the enquiry desk. *gigglesnorts*

Yup - I was actually meaning to ask about Tuesday, the train to Boston Spa's too early for me to make it from my place on Wednesday - so is it okay if I stay at yours again?

(And I have no clue what's going on with my layout - Val was saying she couldn't read the posts either. I may have to change it soon.)
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: Pratchett//redo from start - wildecatewhiskyinmind on April 3rd, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
Train gets in at 7:30 and it kinda depends on how sore my back is how long it takes to get along the road. Definitely aiming to call them though.

the voicemail thing, I forgot to look into that - good point!

it's valid CSS so it shouldn't be screwing it up at all - it's confusing. I am thinking about changing it soon anyway (I'm feeling the need to spread a little Chris love and the new picture is yummy...)
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: music//chris - mewhiskyinmind on April 3rd, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
very true.

It's a shame in a way - I like this layout, it's clean and white and has Steve looking pretty, but there's obviously something about it that IE doesn't like. (Stupid IE!) so I'll come up with something new then. And have Chris looking pretty instead.
acrazywench: mara_shoacrazywench on April 3rd, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
This is going to sound wrong but: pleased to hear that your answerphone blew up!

I tried calling a few times (last week I think) and was a bit worried when I couldn't get in touch. I was trying to send you phone *hugs* and I was wondering if your screening policy had got a little out of hand!

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: serenity - bastardsnowwhiskyinmind on April 3rd, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
I've also been not in my own house all that much lately - it's almost like I've gotten a life somewhere along the way!

I hadn't mentioned that Sorch was coming did I? She's lovely, even if she is from Edinburgh...

I'll try to get something sorted about my phone this weekend - whether it's a voicemail service or a new machine.
snake eyes and deja vu: Firefly Blue Sunsorchasilver on April 3rd, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
Hey! :P
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: simon//laugh - lit_glitterwhiskyinmind on April 3rd, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
*grins*
velvetwhipvelvetwhip on April 3rd, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
I am sorry to hear that you are still in pain.


Gabrielle
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: btvs//xander's hand hurts - mewhiskyinmind on April 3rd, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
Now that I'm home I'm almost certain it's the chair at work. I'm still sore, but I can move around. Just as well I'm going to see OH anyway on Monday!
smhwpf on April 3rd, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
Sorry you're still ouchy. :( *hugs*

Glad you've called OH. Hopefully they might be able to help with the back thing... ergonomics and stuff is the sort of thing they're supposed to take seriously at workplaces these days (we had someone at UWE do the rounds and do a full assessment for everyone who wanted it). Anyway, hope it gets better!

Hum, Angel fic... I've been reading cafedemonde's stuff lately, Angels & Demons, which is very good, but that's a WIP... think some of it's complete though!
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: btvs//xander's hand hurts - mewhiskyinmind on April 4th, 2008 09:14 am (UTC)
*hugs*

Theoretically this is a referral to talk about my sickness absences, but the fact that I'm clearly in pain right now might help my cause a little. (As well as the fact that I already have health issues which the department hasn't been addressing at all.)

Thanks! I'll definitely take a look!
angelnetgirlangelnetgirl on April 3rd, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
Sorry your still sore hun, sounds like its definitely your works chair. OHD is bound to have ergonomic chairs or be able to get hold of them ASAP.

Hope your feeling better before THAT bus journey again.

Sadly I don't know any Angel fic so I have no reccs.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: btvs//xander's hand hurts - mewhiskyinmind on April 4th, 2008 09:16 am (UTC)
Hopefully they'll be able to do something. The trouble is that this is not a long term health problem - it's a pulled muscle or a trapped nerve or something - so they won't spend money on something that's going to get better.

And that's despite the fact that it's not likely to get better if I'm stuck in this damn chair...
Cataditu_az on April 3rd, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
hey! did Mary mention to you i'm going to try gatecrash the sunday night party to see you folks? :D

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: simon//laugh - lit_glitterwhiskyinmind on April 4th, 2008 09:16 am (UTC)
At Complete? No she didn't!

*squee!*