safekh_aubi: (Chesire Grin)
Ohmigod, ohmigod, you guys!

Ahem. Sorry, I've had that song stuck in my head all weekend. I do have a good reason, although. It's my birthday!!! I am official not a teenager now. Oh god, I'm getting old.

Okay, so 20 isn't old. But still...

London on Saturday, for the annual, birthday musical. Legally Blonde this year, and it was good. Silly, humourous, lighthearted fun. Also spend way too much money as well, but did get new boots, skirt, and books out of it.

My main present from my mum is the best. An ebook reader. Meaning, I can have access to a large libary of books, but only have to carry around something the same size as a small paperback. I just need a name...

Whee!!!
safekh_aubi: (Shit)

Good gods...

I am never, ever taking painkillers offered to me by someone else again. Killer headache, nearly in tears, paracetamol not working. My colleague kindly </sarcasm> offered my something that I can take with paracetamol, telling me it was Anadril.

It was Anadril. Only it was extra strong, prescription Anadril.

I am so out of it, I can barely think, let alone type.

And my bloody headache hasn't completely gone...
safekh_aubi: (Wanda Reality)

Well, my managers dropped a bombshell on me today.

As of 21st of June, I'm being transfered to another branch. Permantly. Okay, technically this is a good thing. It's a slightly smaller branch, closer to home with reduced opening times and it doesn't open Saturdays (Although I will probably still have to work some at my old branch to cover my six-weekly hospital appointments. It also means that I am actually doing my job well, as they explained that they don't transfer out the 'probem' employees, but the ones they know can do their jobs. Also, I'm not the only one being transfered, it seems the whole area is being shaken up, and I think at least two others from my branch are being transfered (We're not allowed to talk about it yet, not until everyone knows).

My manager even said that I should look into 'furthering my career' and being thinking about applying for a promotion, which is apparently easier at a smaller branch.

On the other hand... I like the branch I'm in. I've been there for 21 months, I really like the team I work with and I like the location (It's in what could be classed as my local 'large' town centre, with decent shops and cafes, as well as all the local enertainment [which means the cinema, bowling alley and the pubs]). Not to mention it is a bit of a shock. I litterally had no idea this was going to happen. My line manager just said that they wanted to talk to me. My intional responce was: OhgodwhathaveIdonewrong? Not what I was expecting at all.

In other news, my father transfered some of the money he owes me,but has yet to respond to my (polite, if a bit cold) email about it, that I sent over a week ago. It would nnot surprise me if he is purposly not responding to give m a tase of my own medicine. Git.

I could do with the money as well. I've taken a loan of £1800 from my mum to pay for the ful black belt course at my MA class. Only started it a few weeks ago, and I'm back to being the newbie again, and I can tell you, it is a little bit scary. You trying sparing with guys taller and stronger than you, not to mention better trained, without your glasses when you are practically blind without them. Yeah, not fun. Still, I am actually getting hits in on them and scoring points, though I suspect they might be going a bit easy on me, given I'm still a white belt.

I also have a new fandom (yes, another one). Axis Powers Hetalia. I'm starting remeber why I love history so much, while at the same time reading some of the best crack!fic I've ever read. Am starting to wish I had found it earlier, however. 16th century politics seems much more interesting when viewed through Hetalia. Who knows, maybe I would have gotten a better grade in my A-Level. Or maybe I would have spent the lessons snickering to myself. The later is more likely, methinks. Also, I'm starting to get interested in the World Cup, which is really worrying as I HATE football..


safekh_aubi: (Shit)
Note to self: Just before going to bed, read short fics, happy fics, ones that give you WAFF and gently ease you into sleep.

Do not read torturous, angsty, plotty thrillers that suck you up and don't let go. Especially if they're over 300k words long.

I have to get up in 5 hours, and I've still got 8 more chapters. *sobs*
safekh_aubi: (Chesire Grin)
Just had my first Martial Arts graduation. I am now officially a white belt! Not bad after just two months.

First step of many, first of many *rubs hands in glee*

I think I might treat myself. Maybe that illustrated copy of Lord of the Rings I've been drooling over...

Hmmmm... It's £40 used, £50 new. Maybe when I get paid.
safekh_aubi: (To Do)
Can someone tell me what's going on? Last week I was still wearing my coat, gloves, scarf and extra jumper. Today... I was nearly fainting from the heat at work. I was behind the counter, a cramped area with poor ventilation, no windows and with the heating controlled centrally.

Looks like spring is here, at last.
safekh_aubi: (Default)
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My second birthday. I was wearing a cream coloured dress, with a pattern of falling petals in pastel colours on. One of theose little princess dresses, with poofy sleeves and lace on the edges. I remember carrying plates of food from the kitchen to the dining room for my party, and being so proud that I was trusted to carry them by myself.

I have a ridiculously bad memory, so I am quite proud to able remember this.

The next vivid memory I have is from when I was five or six, and I was ill at school. I threw up right next to the teacher's seat (They put sawdust on it for some reason) and then just staring at the work I had to do, unable to write anything I felt so ill. It was a creative writing project, something about A Day In The Life of a Medieval Peasent

Yeah, not so proud of that memory
safekh_aubi: (My World)
Oh gods... I think I'm dead.

Beginning of the month+Bank holiday weekend+End of the the tax year= the bloody busiest two weeks ever at work. Add in the fact I had my brace tightened yesterday, and just had one of the most grueling MA classes yet, and I just...

*collapses into a boneless heap*

I don't want to move for a week.
safekh_aubi: (Chesire Grin)
Work was absolutely crap today. Due to certian colleges of mine misusing the computer on the front desk, the managers have taken the screen away, rendering the computer useless. This being the computer that I use to book appointments on. Appointments of which I have targets to hit, targets I now cannot reach. Oh, yes, me and the managers will be having words on Monday.

Then, due to complaints about the queue time in the morning, (For gods' sake, we're open until 1600. If you don't like the the queue first thing, come back where there are no queues! /rant) we opened a little bit early. Then was had two appointments turn up for colleges who weren't in today. Then we had a customer coming in 40 minutes late for an appointment, claiming it was 30 minutes after it was booked in for, then another coming in claiming their appointment was 25 minutes before the diary said. I then spent the rest of the afternoon bored out of my mind.

After work was better, though. Meal out with my mum, then I finally saw Alice in Wonderland, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Has, however, given birth to a new plot bunny, which I really didn't need. I'm already working on over twenty other stories, I really don't need another one.

And I will not call my heroine 'Alice' no matter how much I want to, nor how much it fits.

Oh, and NCIS Season 1 arrived today. Hello, new fandom!
safekh_aubi: (Wanda Reality)
Oh dear god, who's clever idea was it to put Tetris online? I was obsessed with this game as a kid, being one of about three games I had on my old, chunky, black-and-white Gameboy.

I'm doomed...
safekh_aubi: (Shit)
Today sucked.

It started off so well. I had gotten 7 appointments, including over £350k of savings. then, just after lunch, I developed a sore throat that was/is so bad I was nearly in tears trying to talk to customers. Then, when I balanced my till, I was £200 short., which had to be passed. It was raining when I had to walk to and from the station. As I was walking home, I thought the bus was going to be ages, so I decieded to continue walking, rather than waiting. Said bus passed me less than a minute later. I get home, and what do I do? Put my bloody iPod in the washing machine.

I give up. Something clearly has it in for me today.

This is ignoring the whole mess of my day off being mixed up, which led to having to resceduel my hospital appointment.
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Oh... my... gods...

Neil Gaimen is writing an episode of Doctor Who in 2011...

SQUEEEEE!!!!!

Would not normally be this exited about something like this, but I have just finished Neverwhere about half an hour ago, and I'm thinking of a Sandman re-read. Without a doubt, Neil is one of my favourite authors. Probably joint second with Terry Pratchett, just after J R R Tolkien.
safekh_aubi: (Default)
Because I'm bored, and can't work up the energy to read fic...


Raw evil score: 64.44%




safekh_aubi: (Flying monkeys)
you are lightcyan
#E0FFFF

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is very low - you have better things to do than jump headfirst into every little project. You make sure your actions are going to really accomplish something before you start because you hate wasting energy making everyone else think you're working.

Your outlook on life is very bright. You are sunny and optimistic about life and others find it very encouraging, but remember to tone it down if you sense irritation.
the spacefem.com html color quiz


Got a lovely surprise this morning at work. I've been reassigned to cove at another branch for the next two weeks, in a town I've never even been to before, starting tomorrow. Oh, and 'cause I don't drive, I'm going to have to catch a train there and back and then walk a gods-awful long way from the station to the branch.

Gee, thanks managers! [/sarcasm]
safekh_aubi: (Shit)
I did it again. Went into work on my NWD. I'm such an idiot. Oh well. Spent the day having a rewatch of Bleach season 2, instead of doing what I should do and tidy up. Meh. I just can't be bothered today.

I think I'm getting a crush on Renji, though. He's a fictional, animated character. WTF self?

Other news, I mananaged to break mu USB memory stick. The one I keep all my files on it. Yeah, that was a real bugger. Luckly, the most important files (the ones about my writtings) I had already moved to Helene, but I've lost all my saved fic, my icons and my videos. It's going to take me months to build it back up, if I can find some of them at all. I know, because I had to do it before. When I sent my old laptop into PC world to have the hinges fixed, they also wiped the harddrive. I was so pissed. I had literally thousands of fics saved on there to read offline, and even over a year later, I still hadn't found them all when I broke Persephone.
safekh_aubi: (Shit)
Okay, someone, please tell me where this week went? I have to go back to work tomorrow. I really, really, really don't wanna.

And my sleeping patten has reverted to holiday mood: i.e 0500-1200. I have to get up in six and half hours, and I'm not tired.

Shit... I'll give it another half hour or so, then give it a ago. I hate just lying in bed trying to get to sleep.
safekh_aubi: (Default)

WOOHOO! Guess who's got a week's holiday! Yep! No work for Saf for five glorious days!

So, day one of five days of freedom done! Achieved today:

  • Nice long lie in.
  • Caught up on Supernatural. Am now on par with the American showings. 14 Episodes in just over a day!
  • Ummm... that's it.

Am not sure what I want to do tomorrow. I have to go shopping, if only for shampoo, but what else? Go all the way into town and see a film as well? Or go to Tesco's and do some baking instead? Or get cheap, generic stuff from up the road and spend the day reading Bleach?

Decisions, decisions...

Frankly, this break is perfectly timed. There was a meeting at work today. (My manager told me about it advance since I wasn't in today). They (being the management) are serious thinking about bring the area's operations manager into branch to run an investigation. If they do, and she finds anything, then it could lead to dismissals. I knew it was bad, but this...? Shit. At least I know I should be safe. I know I haven’t done anything intentionally wrong, and I'm hardly behind the counter. At least, I was, until last week. For some unknown reason, my line manager pulled me off co-ordinating, and has put me on the till again, for the first extended period in a long time. No one seems to know why, and my line manager won't tell me. I personally think that someone, possibly the new transfer, has been complaining that I do it all the time (Well, duh, that is my assigned role in the branch), and my line manager is trying to appease everyone, 'cause she knows it's all going wrong. Funny thing is? Out of the three people who have been co-ordinating in my place, one isn't keen on doing it, and one of the other's is assistant counter manager, and shouldn't be doing it anyway. The two I know want to do haven't been given the chance.

Okay, onto more fun things: Supernatural Season 5. EEEEEE!!!! Seriously, I managed to stay unspoiled for almost the whole thing, which is pretty impressive given my record of TV spoilers. Oh...my...freaking...gods... This show just keeps getting better and better. What's really interesting? I've just finished (re)reading Good Omens for the gazillioneth time and I was thinking how I wanted to see some more variation in the demons in Supernatural, so that they less Always Evil. And then I watched 'Abandon All Hope'. With a Noble Demon called
Crowley. I laughed out loud at that point. Now, all we need is an angel called Aziraphale to be mentioned. That would be awesome, if not completely fitting with the angels in the show.


safekh_aubi: (Wanda Reality)
So my Mum was nagging me about about my lack of social life, and the fact that I spend too much time on the computer. (Which is true. Harsh, but true). So what do I do?

Sign up for my local martial arts school.

I had my induction today. It was awesome! It teaches a blend of different styles, will be two half hour lessons a week after work and is going to cost me £339 for six months, including uniform and equipment.

I start properly on Wednesday.

EEEEE!!!!
safekh_aubi: (Shit)
Why the frak did I agree to have this brace?
 
I've just had it tightened, so it hurts. It hurts so much I can't eat, and thus, since I skipped both dinner last night and breakfast this morning, I've had nothing apart from some soup and chocolate since lunch yesterday. I know why I skipped breakfast, due to the hospital appointment, but why did I skip dinner last night? WHY!?!?

So, am in pain and starving, and I can't take pain killers because I have an empty stomach, but I can't solve that due to the pain. I think this what they call a Catch-22 situation.

*curls up in ball of wretched misery*
safekh_aubi: (Flowers)
I just brought the last four volumes of The Sandman, and spent about £60 odd quid.

WHY COULDN'T HAVE I RESISTED AND GOT THEM ON AMAZON FOR CHEAPER?!?!?!

Seriously, I have no impulse control when is comes to books.

Other news, my new laptop arrived on Monday. She is so beautiful and sleek and pretty, so I've dubbed her Helene. For some reason I've called all my technology after women from Greek Myth. My main computer is Hera, my phone is Artemis, my camara is Aphrodite, my iPods are Penelope and Andromache and my memory sticks are Persephone, Meda and Camilla. (Okay, so Camilla is Roman, not Greek. It's the stick I share with my mum, so..)

Yeah, I can be a little weird somethimes.

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