Yeah, I haven't blogged in a while, couldn't be arsed.
So on saturday Deutsche Harru moved into my house, I went to a wedding do on saturday evening, then had a meal in York on sunday, and a meal in Sheffield on monday before going out drinking with Sophie, harru and some work mates. Today is mine and Sophies one year together so its all good.
This may be a long blog entry, there is a lot on my mind, and none of it's of a depressing style.
Lets start with Leeds, it was cool this year, but overcrowded for sure. I'd like to thank all the efesters who made the weekend really fun. The bands I saw were all pretty cool, none really disappointed so thats good. Didn't get all that drunk this year, due to my being with Sophie really, don't know why, it just seemed to work out that way. Dunno if i'll be there next year, going for glasto and leeds needs an improvement for me to return for a 5th consecutive year. I think I may have actually slept better at leeds than I usually do at home. Leeds was a bit of a test for Sophie and I, as it was the longest time we'd spent together, and let's just say we passed it with flying colours, but now we're missing each other like crazy, I can't wait til we live together, pity thats like a year away, but it will be worth the wait.
OK, I've just discovered you can't tab for the indents when you start new paragraphs on this.
Since returning from Leeds I've grown possibly fonder of my guitar, and have spent the majority of today working on a song, It's sounding good so far, but I've only really done the lead guitar part of it.
I think that's about all I have to say, nobody broke into my house while I was away, which was nice.
I am knackered and I better get a good nights sleep tonight, Leeds is extremely f**king nigh! I have to make sure I take a big dump before I go to leeds as well, the less pooing I do there, the better. I'm cranky from the lack of sleep last night and I have a headache.
well i went and got my new Humbucker from the sorting office this morning (humbucker = electric guitar pickup) and installed it when I got home, after some frustrating soldering and a spring to the eye I had finished. Restrung it and tested each string as I went. Dear god, my guitar has never sounded so good, the DiMarzio PAF Pro is a really warm sparkly sounding pickup which sounds amazing with gain, really suits the guitar better than the Parker custom DiMarzio humbucker.
So I realised something, I haven't cried since December, when my Granddad died, and I feel inside sometimes like theres loads of tears just dying to be released, but nothing lets them out. Now it's not like I want a reason for a good cry, I just want a good cry, I know it'll help me sleep; I am Jack's supressed emotion, hiding in the background for none to see.
I also realised that I'm afraid to say what I really mean, for fear of repercussion, you know, like on a job application and they tell you to be honest, and there's no wrong answer
A customer asks you to reach something from the top shelf, what do you do?
A: stand on a kickstool and retrieve the product
B: kick their shins, even if in a wheelchair
C: fake a foreign language and walk away
D: stand on a kickstool, get the product, and hold it just out of the customer's reach#
well it's not A now is it?
Woken up by a man at my window this morning, thankfully I have curtains. I wouldn't mind if my landlord would give me notice of when he's sending blokies round for stuff rather than just having them come here unannounced. I missed yet another delivery today, this is happening all the time now, I think it's a guitar pickup most likely (DiMarzio PAF PRO) but it may be some other thing that I forgot I ordered.
My backs a bit sore and its Leeds on Wednesday!!!!!
OK so I have no proof but everything points to it.
about 1am last night theres some loud banging on our front door, I assume they'll go away after a while. But they knock again, so I go downstairs, and by the time I've reached the bottom, I hear the sound of footsteps running to the street outside, along with what sounds like a big bag being dragged behind them. Now I think this seems the logical explanation: thieves wanting to ensure nobody's home/ everyones deeply asleep or drunkenly passed out. They find out there's somebody in and they scarper before I can confront them.
Is it planned though? I mean last time was a Thursday, when theres a good chance I'll be in York, and this time was a Saturday, when I am likely to be having an early night, what with having to be up at 4 to get ready for a 6am shift on Sunday. Nobody ever tried breaking in while I've lived here since last July, so why these two attempts in one month? I reckon someone is behind this, and I have a good idea who as well.
This really has been a wake up call to get contents insurance before it's too late, though I don't want to live with a reason to be afraid in my own home.
So yes, 6 more hours at work until I'm off for 12 days for leeds inc. contractual days off. I can't wait til leeds this year, every year it seems to get better, its crazy. still got a fair bit of stuff to do though, it'll be reight in the end though.
So Sophie came over today for a few hours, but she got a migraine and she was in agony with it, the poor thing. She kept apologising for it, and I kept telling her not to apologise, as she couldn't help it. anyway I've not really got a lot to say today, except that spots are seriously shit, i'm quite tired
Firstly oh my god, I just chose my "happy" category for this blog post, secondly, my exam went ok i suppose, thirdly the subject of the blog title.....
Today I did my annual pre-fest shop, with Leeds being 1 week away and everything, so I go to the usual place, Wilkinsons. I hate going to wilco's in Sheffield it's so highly populated by chavs it's horrible. So I bought baby wipes 64pk, facial wipes 25pk, foot wipes 15pk, ibuprofen 32tablets, pep pills 40 tablets, mouthwash, and 21 fox's triple biscuits (99p)
I've already got plenty dry shampoo, deodorant, plasters, antiseptic spray, sun cream.
so aside from alcohol and snacks, i'd say I'm pretty prepared, I have torch, tent (number 2), sleeping bag, tickets.
anything anybody else would like to suggest I buy in preparation?
Exam at 9.30
not happy about this resit, but 21 others failed it when I did, makes me feel less of a failure. Hate that the best mark i can get is 40%, which makes the module 60% when combined with the 80% coursework. I know why I failed it first time round, there was a fair bit of shit in my life at the time, a lot of my results suffered it, but only this one failed. fun fun fun
Lets see, I managed to get in touch with SMS, ticket to be sent tomorrow. Royal Mail delivered a package, dunno if it was the one I got the card for, but when I say delivered, I mean posted the letters through the letterbox and left the package on the window ledge outside the back door. Well at least I spotted it i suppose.
Revision is boring
I have decided now that I hate delivery companies, not like food ones, they tend to be good, and bring yummy food. But postal ones, namely SMS and Royal Mail. In the past week, they've both done their fair share of shafting me, and it's really pissing me off, as I pay postage costs for a service, not a shambles. Let's start with everyones favourite shall we, SMS, who, sent an email notifying me of a dispatch on Wednesday said something along the lines of usually within 24 hours, may take 2-3 days, well I still haven't had their delivery, but having checked Seetickets' order tracker last night, they attempted a delivery but left a card as nobody was in. OK I may not have been in, I've had things to do other than wait for a delivery with a precision of "sometime between 9 and 5"; but wheres my f**king card you lazy bastards! Now onto Royal Mail, now, I can't really say I've had any problems with them in the past, haven't been outstanding, haven't been overly disappointing. But Friday, I get a calling card from them, In terrible condition, and with a previous delivery from February to a different recipient scribbled out and my details entered next to it, I go to collect it saturday morning, they tell me to come back monday. Today is Monday, I've been to collect my delivery, to which the man looks at the card and asks if it's an old delivery and when I got it, I tell him the truth, I doubt he believed me, and he returned giving me some bollocks about how it has probably been sent back to the sender as the card says 11/6 on it, even though I know it arrived on 11/8, but know theres no way of arguing my case with this prick who won't listen to what I have to say. Why are they so f**king useless?
Thats right, I saw you in Tesco earlier, what was the football shirt you were wearing?
anyway this blog falls under the category "annoyed" due to Sophie's Leeds ticket still not arriving, I will ring Seetickets up about this on Monday. I don't really have owt else to say, except that i have chips and gravy yum
So I was on my way home from work, and I suddenly needed a poo really badly, so I went to Sheff Uni union, but none of their loos were open, then I went to Royal Hallamshire Hospital (it being an emergency and all that) but their doors were all closed, then I went into a restaurant and they let me use their toilets. It was a very high velocity and low viscosity substance which I am so glad didnt flow down my leg. It was terrifying. Also Sophie's Leeds ticket still hasn't attempted to be delivered, if it aint tomorrow then I'll get on the blower to See.
Good thing I didnt hang around waiting for Sophies Leeds ticket yesterday, it never arrived and still hasn't (grr) I did, however miss a Royal Mail delivery this morning, so I'll be off to the sorting office in the miorning for that one. Anyway, I'm off to work now, have fun in my absence
Waiting for SMS guy to deliver Sophie's Leeds ticket today, before going to York to see her, I can't really be arsed to wait and I want to see Sophie as I need a hug. So I've floated a question over to her via text, asking if I should just go to York and rearrange the delivery for another day (most likely Monday). So I'll see what she says when she replies. I'm currently putting some Elliott Smith on my music player for the train journey there. no Royal Mail post today, I enjoy getting post provided it isn't bills. Oh well, ciao for now anyway
I've been feeling a bit achey today, probably due to the 2 hours or whatever it was I got, went to bed about 7.30 or something, woke, not long after. Turns out the bin man comes about 6am on Wednesdays, amazing what you learn when you're awake. I've got another Leeds ticket to wait around for tomorrow, after which I shall be off to York, quite worried about leaving the house alone for the first night since the burglary really, hope it'll be right. Got an e-mail today from one of the companies I have shown interest in working for when I graduate next year (Mitsubishi Automation), they're the first ones not to turn me down, they've advised me to send a CV closer to the time, like May. I hope I'd get the Wakefield location if I were to be accepted, I'd rather stay up north. I honestly didn't think I'd have this much to say, anyway, laters x.
So my tent arrived at about 1.20 and my ticket at 4, what a way to waste 7 hours. Today hasn't been a particularly productive day unfortunately. I had a nap earlier and woke from it completely depressed, i just didn't want to get up or do anything, it was awful.
So this morning I awake after about 4 hours sleep, they say sleeping in multiples of 4 hours is good for you, not if its 4 times 1, then again, all the sleep I can get is a bonus I suppose. So a take my post-wake-up pee and afterwards look in the mirror, wait, what's that lumpy thing on my eyelid? yep, insect bite to the eyelid, I didn't feel the irritating itchiness before i noticed it, but now its really annoying me. So today I'm under a sort of house arrest, two deliveries due, one of which should be soon, but I have no knowledge of how many addresses the delivery guy is going to before mine, and the other, well it's as vague as between now and 5pm. The deliveries are a new tent and at least one Leeds Festival ticket, to accompany the early entry passes that arrived yesterday. Might try and get some revision done today for an exam a week tomorrow, and also look into potential career options.