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04 September 2008 @ 02:29 pm
I love kids. No really.  
One thing about the local library is that they let little kids in. And little kids tend to not have volume control. Or any concept of personal space. Luckily I'm on the saught-after computer 1 which is kinda round the corner a little from the rest, but the kids that have just walked in? Are annoying even me.

Plus? a guy just stood up and knocked over a shelf. Full of reference pamphlets. As the bloke just said "Ooops".

So, I'm here again and I still haven't heard from my former employers as to when I can expect my P45 so I'm still money-less. I'm about to go up and see if I can cadge some money off my sister (cadge = con/borrow/get) to buy some fruit/veg. I'm feeling decidedly on the verge of scurvy right now.

I'm determined not to get down now - I was feeling lousy this morning and then I got a text message which made me grin. emporpheus - she whose name causes planets to align is doing better but still has no money in her phone to reply. She apologises profusely but thanks you for making her smile.

Plus? There's another kid in the library who's being really well behaved and seems to be called Xander. Hee! (I've spotted him - he's adorable! And inordinantly intrigued by the automatic doors...awww!)

So what have I been doing in the past couple of days? Well mostly I have been watching films. Star Wars I, II and III (I get the whole Obidala thing now - I'm even kinda tempted to write some myself...) and Blade Trinity was on TV last night which meant I had to watch 1 and 2 before it started. Today it may be time for SW IV, V and VI - or maybe something else. Hell I might even do something productive like write or icon or maybe even something else.

There's still no sign of a job right now, it's not going to be easy anyway because I'm not going to have a reference or anything but I'll get there.

It was my eldest nephew's sixth birthday last weekend - sister organised an amazing party again (she really should do it professionally, she's bloody good at it) and it was pirate themed. I dressed up (got compliments too) and when I was helping pack up the stuff into a friends car to take back to the house a guy walked up behind me and said "Aye, this would be a great wee village if it wasn't for all the pirates". Scared the crap out of me!

Wow - I waffle on a lot on this thing don't I? Guess it comes from not actually getting to talk to human beings for the most part.

Anyways - I'm going to head to the shop to buy some milk and see whether toothpaste or bicarb of soda will fit into my £2.80 budget.

Please to be linking me?

Current Mood: tiredtired
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: dw//lunatic/t&c - aquirkofmatterwhiskyinmind on September 5th, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
Got toothpaste, having four younglings in the family (yeah... I may be watching too much SW) means they get freebies when they go to the dentist and there's a stockpile in sister's house. It may be "very mild mint" flavoured but it's got wads of flouride in it and it's free so...

although I hate being a girl, sis gave me a fiver yesterday and I've just had to spend most of it on towels. Grrr. I got milk and carrots though...

Dunno if I'm going to be in abroad though - it costs a scary amount to renew my passport so...

Jared's a pirate? Okay...
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: da//alec/naughty thoughts - sinister_morwhiskyinmind on September 5th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
Hee! Your Sims sound adorable! (I take it the previous lot have been... sidelined?)

To be fair, the free toothpaste is in return for me loaning the eldest nephew my Indy DVDs which no doubt will come back covered in sticky fingerprints just like my Spiderman one did...

Carrots are awesome. One can freeze fresh ones, right?

*hugs* I can't ask you to do that for me - the offer is much appreciated, but I'll be okay.
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: willow/xander//embrace (pack) - mewhiskyinmind on September 5th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
*hugs you tight*

I'll make up a list and email it to you over the weekend, okay? (I'll either be back at the library tomorrow or I'll steal some time on Sis's laptop on Sunday). You've seen my big stock-pot, right? I have that full of broth right now (which would be Scotch Broth if I hadn't made it from ham bones rather than mutton) and I have some bolognese sauce that sis had leftover (she always makes too much and for the past couple of weeks she's been freezing the leftovers and giving me them) so I'll be fine for a little bit.
velvetwhip: Lighted street by elegant_picsvelvetwhip on September 4th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
I wish I lived near you...I hate that you're low on food and such! I am rooting for you and holding good thoughts.

lwbush: Love youlwbush on September 4th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
Still praying for you sweetie. I wish Scotland wasn't so far - I'd be there in a moment if that were the case!
bitterbird on September 4th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
aww honey I hope they get your money to you seen
trying to stay positive thats a very good thing *hugs* I know its not easy
I really hope things will get better soon darling &hearts
draconindraconin on September 5th, 2008 12:28 am (UTC)
If you're after some feel-good fic then try amberfocus's "A Sky Without Zepplins". This is a WiP (but she updates every few days!) where the 10th Doc decided to keep Rose with him and so human!Doc10.5 has been put, minus his memories of who he was, into a universe containing a Rose who's never met her Doctor and is still a shop-girl (well sort of). The romance where they meet and fall in love is just so well captured that I defy anyone to read it and not walk away grinning like a fool. Plus Donna's in it too! And the voices are amazingly good.