And there’s definitely been some changes going on!
For a start, for one of the first times in my life I bothered to complain incessently about the current job. And I’ve managed to get myself onto something a LOT better for the last few weeks. At least, I hope so.
Tomorrow, I’m not going to Hursley and being bored out of my mind answering phones; instead I’ll be going up to Swindon to work on a government site for an IBM-lotus notes project. I’m going to get training, and useful experience..
(who cares if I disagree with lotus notes AND the government.. it’ll look good on my CV yadda yadda)
And starting monday, I *should* be beginning work at the other government site, in LONDON. Commuting to London is something I never expected of myself, but the chance to try it for 2 weeks is not something I’m going to let go so easily…
Anyone live in london and fancy a flying visit?
Rob, I’ll let you know at the weekend about staying at your house… I really am very greatful for the offer btw. It really all hinges on whether I can get away with asking for ‘overnight expenses’ as well as the travel ones; the good news is that the basic overnight expenses rate is 20 pounds a night! ^_^ And of course, a good proportion of the money I get will go to your parents for putting me up.
Other than that, I’ve had a few days off and spent it all down in Exeter. Apart from Saturday, which was ‘enforced Granny visit’.
I slept most of saturday out of boredom. I’ve REALLY fallen behind on my sleep.. although I was woken up by my parents at midday to be told that they were off to the pub, and did I want to come?
So I did, and for the first (and probably last time in my life) I had gin and tonic for breakfast. ^_^
I went down to Exeter sunday morning, and just relaxed and generally crashed out. Visited Exmouth beach during the holiday season, which made an interesting change… also spent some time sitting by the river in the middle of the night with Zak and Marc eating extra-spicy tortilla crisps and discussing world-take over and voodoo pygmies. I love moments of surreality like that.
Have bought a couple of the ‘how to draw manga’ books.. (including the Shoujo Girls one, which has wonderful sections in it like ‘getting undressed for the bath’ and ‘in the shower’ and ‘how to draw breasts’ which I was reading aloud on the bus on the way back from the town centre. I know Zak hates moments like that. I can tell. >:) )
Also have bought the incredibly addictively pointless game ‘Harvest Moon’ for the PS. Basically you have to manage a cute little farm, although the real fun is trying to seduce the village girls. 🙂
Well, I don’t know what the next week is going to bring. I need to go home now and find my passport(!) to take with me to Swindon tomorrow. I’ll let you know if I survive commuting. It would be fine if I didn’t get home at ridiculously late times in the evening…