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Forgotten Grats!

Well bloody hell, I wrote all of this out yesterday and never pressed Publish!! I am a tool. So this was what I had to say yesterday:

1. First should obviously be getting my giant arse to Giant Arse. Always a fun time, and nice to meet some more Renegade Bloggers! A shame I couldn’t stay longer but…

2. …I then went to meet 3 of my Besties for drinks and a lovely pizza at Fire & Stone off the Strand. Yummer!

3. That the Universe decreed that CHB and I should end up virtually cheek to cheek on the train this morning despite it not being our usual one or my usual carriage.

4. That although the work part of work is tedious, not stretching me and is somewhat unfulfilling, the rest is pretty fun. I spent the afternoon emailing R about her unusual crush on one of the managers and teasing her because I sit much much nearer to him than she does 😉

5. That I got paid a LOT more than I was expecting. I never normally calculate these things so poorly, especially not when the end result is so spectacularly in my favour!

6. That my Caitlin Moran book has been despatched. I can’t wait to read it.

7. My wonderful haircut – I got lots of compliments and I really really like it!

So that was then, and this is now:

1. Being told I’m above the normal standard for new starters at work. I should bloody well hope so, if that doesn’t sound too big headed!

2. Meeting up with a friend I’ve known nearly ten years but have only seen about twice in the flesh. We went to The Diner in Shoreditch and it was really nice. And much as I’m wary of getting a reputation of being some kind of man obsessive, there was a couple of dead cute guys there.

3. Wandering around Shoreditch. It’s really cool. Where I work is drab and boring but about 2 minutes away everything gets amazing.

4. That my Caitlin Moran book has arrived, yippee!

5. Buying Cha Cha Tint and remembering to go via so I can get my points!

6. Feeling generally cheery and calm and like Everything Is Going To Be OK

7. A couple of nice new tops (although the other two were too small, boo)

Right. I’m off to my personal blog to Sort My Life Out now, sorry for rambling on!

Monday Grats

Hello everybody, despite feeling desperate to get back to the gym and having lost one of my favourite earrings, here are my grats for the day:

  • That Curly Haired Boy was on the train this morning. He wasn’t there Friday, my “OCD” did not like that. Also, I think it might have been a lie when I said I didn’t fancy him… :-S
  • This Tweet which made me roar with laughter: “@RealBobMortimer just opened a takeaway pizza and found richard hammonds patio table”. It wasn’t by Bob Mortimer but he’s proving to be excellent value on Twitter, saying something then retweeting myriad funny responses. If you have an account I deffo recommend a follow.
  • OK so the Red Skinny Jeans did make me sad, but I have different new jeans today which fit perfectly and are almost too big. ASOS really need to get their sizing sorted, the red jeans, although a slightly different cut, are the same size yet I can barely do them up. RAGE.
  • A nice day at work. My boss wasn’t in and it just felt all calm and lovely.
  • That I found my iPhone earphones. My favoured ones gave up the ghost about a week ago, but I’ve found these to tide me over until I can replace the ones I love.
  • The finale of Glee. Most of it was boring to be honest, but the last few scenes really made up for it. A little bit involving Mercedes was my fave 🙂
  • Getting tickets to the Wireless Festival in July. We’re just going for the Sunday but Metronomy (my favourite ‘new’ band), Grace motherfreakin’ Jones and PULP are playing. I’m almost as excited as when I went to see Blur. Just need to see Suede now and I’ll have my Britpop Holy Trinity under my belt!
  • A fun and accidentally very drunken afternoon/evening in Crystal Palace yesterday
  • That I’m going to see my Mum on Friday, yay!
  • That my stolen internet is continuing to work. There was a blip on Saturday morning so I bought a dongle which will be good back up if that happens again!
  • And most importantly, that the fog seems to have fully dissipated, that I have lots of fun things to look forward to and that I’m feeling positive once again 😀

So I’m not sure this “interweb” lark will catch on…

OMG. I am online. On my laptop. Not squinting over my iPhone or looking wistfully at things I can’t afford on the computer in my lunchbreak at work. I am ON-freaking-LINE. OK…so I’m stealing someone else’s unsecured wireless but more fool them, I was literally going crazy without it so have dropped any pretence of fear at either getting found out and shouted at or of a horrible virus getting into my machine (might happen) and got the hell into the World Wide Web.

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been desperately unhappy. I’m still not right now and I don’t know if I’m turning a corner or just feeling OK for the moment. I don’t really know what to do about it and feel rather adrift and pathetic. This is badass, this isn’t just feeling a bit sad and down and/or pre-menstrual, this is a full on, snarling Black Dog sinking his teeth into me. I’m afraid because of this and because I’ve not properly been online I haven’t been keeping up with everyone so I have no idea how everyone is and what everyone’s up to and because of this (and the Dog and my prolonged absence) I feel a little like I’m crashing the party – especially as I missed all the Other Place hoo-ha. Anyway. Let’s not dwell on that, today has been one of my better days so let’s celebrate the reasons why:

1. Train Regulars – There is a morning one and a couple of evening ones. The morning one is a guy with great curly hair and good dress sense who I like to spot as I get off the train and also as he passes me on the escalator (I’m a stander, he’s a walker!). The afternoon ones are a gay couple (I’m not certain but am pretty sure) who get off at my stop and they seem cute and lovely and I like the continuity of having them in my carriage!

2. That the boys, R and myself seem to have formed a lovely little post-Training group and we do lunch and so on. Also M went to grab me when he thought I was about to be run over on the way to the pub at lunchtime and it was a fleeting and small moment but it was lovely to have someone be so protective.

3. That I had to call my old work with a genuine work query and I got through to one of my bestest buddies. It made me deliriously happy.

4. Arranging a meet up with a few people I went to school with. Scary stuff but also pretty exciting. Hope I’m not so mopey by then :-/

5. That there are red skinny jeans on ASOS Curve. I want them a lot.

6. Bradley Cooper in The Hangover II

7. Taramasalata

8. Being online. OMFG this feels SO GOOD.

Mini Monday Grats

Mini because they’ll probably be short and mini because I’m on my iPhone.

Firstly, how rubbish is The Other Place these days? Man, the updates recently have been awful, subscribers are dropping like flies and it just feels “meh”. Such a shame, I really like the way it’s set up but if there’s barely anyone I like there and those who are are barely speaking (“out loud” not in a falling out way!) then what’s the point?

Anyway, forgive me, I’m on an enormous downer right now, such a Negative Nelly :-/ Very much hoping it’s purely hormonal and I’m not cracking up…

So the grats:

1. Forgot to mention this yesterday but an easyGym is opening in Wood Green so I’ve joined up. Yay 🙂
2. I’ve got some new, much cheaper, scales which so far appear to be working without issue.
3. Pensions sessions at work. Still finding work frustrating but this is my bread and butter, and dorky or not, I like it.
4. New Adam Curtis documentary tonight, hurrah!
5. And Glee!

The Many Faceted Ramblings of Miss E

So this a combined FTF, Grats and Random Witter, all tied up in one easy to read super long post!

Firstly, oddly enough, a soupçon of FTF for what remains of the day:

  • Write shopping list
  • Go to Tesco
  • Cook tea
  • Make lunch for tomorrow (Eat, I love you but you are going to bankrupt me…)
  • Call H&M to arrange a pick up of stupidly sized garments I ordered (if I can be arsed)
  • Order some treats from ASOS who I am cursing as they’ve just added even more lovely goodies I want on the site
  • Gleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
  • Read more of book for rescheduled book club tomorrow
Now for the rest.
Oooo, single line spacing? How did I do that?
Euw, I always moan about the spacing but now it’s single line I don’t like it :-S
Anyway. Work was weird today. The first thing my New Friend R said to me when we went to lunch was ‘how weird is the atmosphere in there today?!’ and she was right! It felt very peculiar, in a bad way. I can’t put my finger on why but it wasn’t good, even the trainers seemed a bit off. I fully admit I went from feeling OK to feeling ‘this is shit and I’m going to do something stupid in a moment’ (by which I mean telling the booooooooooring sales guy that he was a c**t or walking out of his stupid talk or the like) and maybe I have mega strong hormones or something, because I fear for me a lot of my disquiet is that and my perfume has just started to smell really strong too and I know for a fact I send perfumes wild when I’m overly hormonal. Yipp-the-fuck-eee 🙂
We got put into our teams today and I got put with the quietest, dorkiest manager with whom I had a hand shaking incident at our lunch on Friday and I’ve been put in the South West from where I was trying to escape so I was like grrrrrreat… But then I found out who his boss is and it all made a lot more sense, I’ve basically become a marked woman for my skills and “experience” as a business analyst having spoken to the Bigger Boss about it at length so I’m hoping that’ll work out well for me. Then in the afternoon we met our ‘buddy’ who’s going to take us through work and so on when we’re in the teams and mine was lovely and seemed a bit older which sadly, is now a plus point for me! Also, on a shallow note, she said we’d be moving up to the top floor where Hot Boss sits so that cheered me up a little bit, haha. Apols for my man obsession, if anyone knows of someone aged 27 – 37 (I’m flexible on age) who lives in London and needs a girlfriend, send them my way! If for nothing else than maybe to shut me up a bit 😉
So that was today, an odd one all round and I’ve also lost a bunch of subscribers on 43T which is totally losing its shine anyway but still… Hopefully my shopping, dinner making and Glee watching will go smoothly!
To finish, let’s have something positive, here are my Grats for Friday – Today, inclusive 🙂
  • A smooth and fairly relaxing train journey to Cardiff
  • The hotel being lovely, in a great location and the beds being super comfy. Also not having to go out on Friday once I’d arrived!
  • A hilarious evening out for my friend’s hen including a pretty sexy stripper (as a rule I’m not really pro-stripping, it makes me feel a bit wrong, but he was cute and not weird like the last one I saw), lovely cupcakes and nibbles, brilliant karaoke, lots and lots of dancing and mega drunkenness
  • Meeting a group of really interesting people in the hotel bar on Saturday who I chatted to until 3am
  • Germans
  • Getting a voice message on my hotel room phone (!) from one of the guys I’d been speaking to in the bar asking me to go to his room to “chat”. He was a mid-forties old rocker type/player/stoner but was very charming with it and I’m sure if I’d gone it’d have been entertaining.
  • After the horror of the coach leg of our journey home because of engineering works, first class travel back to London. Lovely!
  • Going to sleep at 8pm and sleeping all night
  • Feeling more bonded to R
  • A nice evening in with the TV and laptop

Monday 9th May

I feel I’ve neglected the renegade blog somewhat for the past few days! Now I’m wondering whether that’s true or not, but can’t be bothered to check when I last made an entry.

Anyway, I’m rambling, probably because I’m bloody knackered, and it’s only going to get worse!

Today was my first day in my new job and I found out, to my horror, that we’re working 8:30 – 5 for the duration of our training (which is 4 weeks. FOUR!). What this means is that I will probably have to get up at c. 6:30. I have NEVER in my LIFE had to get up at that hour on a regular basis, the thought is making me feel quite ill lol.

I’m sure I’ll live though, so onto the grats!

  • Getting through my first day in employment for 5 months!
  • That the Head of Ops is hot
  • That I’m on the ‘cool’ table in the training. It’s weird how they’ve managed to put us together. There’s a fairly studious, square table, a table of misfits (i.e. people who don’t really seem to fit together at all!), and then there’s my table. We’re all quite gobby and a bit cocky and laugh more than the others. Plus, one of the boys is really cute. Just a bit of eye candy though, seeing as he flirts incessantly with the other girl in our gang. (She’s really nice)
  • Lots of lovely Essex and London accents flying around. Say what you want but I really like that sort of wideboy charmer voice.
  • Getting home by 5:30 and getting a seat on the train in both directions. Even if I find I can’t sit all the way I think I’ll be able to get a seat for at least a decent chunk each way. Thank you Finsbury Park!
  • Lovely friends and their lovely good luck wishes
  • Managing to resist Bad Food on our lunchtime foray to the shops
Forgive me for the duplication of the above on The Other Place, which I am about to visit and update!

FTF & Belated Grats 05/05/11

Morning all (just!)

A few things to note which I either forgot about when updating The Other Place or that happened after I’d posted.

First is that I got my TV sorted. It meant moving it but that’s fine, it’s actually better where it is in the sense that I’m less likely to get a crick in my neck and the place where it was looks better without it. Secondly, I feel a LOT better today. I didn’t sleep brilliantly last night (might rethink my evening caffeine intake) but it was nothing to do with allergies or feeling shitty and I look much better today in the sense that my skin seems to have perked up and I just feel a bit healthier. Hooray!

So, onwards to the day’s to-do list:

  • Oh shit. ‘Do You Realise?’ has just come on the radio. Try not to cry
  • Wait for delivery
  • Go into Wood Green for a mooch
  • Get loo roll
  • Try and make headway into my Book Club book. Have managed to read a few pages so that’s progress!
  • Drinks in a tapas bar in King’s Cross this evening