Dealt with a real world problem today, which I’m quite proud of. I think I’ve become better over the years when sorting personal issues and conflicts, but when it comes to talking with companies and corporations who are insistent on trying to take your money, I’m not so well prepared. So i think I’ve earnt some grown up points this evening. That said, I’ve since then been immature and stayed up far later than a person with an early (and lonnnng) shift in the morning should have done. Swings and roundabouts. I think a combination of finding the sims addictive and my bed too empty was the main cause. Which is silly, because now that I’m lying in it, I’m finding that whilst I’m still not tired, I’m quite enjoying having the bed to myself for once. I say for once, as in, I both rarely have that and rarely enjoy it too. I think having an ever so slightly tidier room, and a ready made up bed helps.
This week is a short one, at least in terms of time being spent at work. I’ve got Friday and Saturday booked as holiday, which meant after todays long shift was over, i only have tomorrows long shift, and then my lovely short one on Thursday left to go. That’s… 14 hours left to work this week. I feel thoroughly spoilt. It’ll be lovely to have a proper weekend for a change. I had gotten far too used to a two day weekend (albeit one of those days being a Monday), and even though its now been a month since my days were swapped, I’ve still not quite adjusted to the 2 on, 1 off, 3 on, 1 off, routine yet. I reckon I’ll finally get used to it and then it’ll change again after the new year.
I should stop rambling. I need to switch my mind off so that i can sleep, so apologies for harnessing the powers of tumblr to try and empty it. Especially seeing as it doesn’t seem to be working. Oops.
3:54 am • 3 December 2013
Went to the cinema this evening to see Gravity. Decided i wasn’t quite ready to stop rocking the 3D glasses
3:10 am • 28 November 2013 • 1 note
This was given to me today, just because. I immediately went ‘awwww… Its a giraffe!’, to which Spencer replied, ‘yeah, its a bit of a random present, but i saw it and thought of you so i had to get it… Plus it looks so happy! *gushes*’ I’d naturally assumed he had seen it, thought of one of our little in-jokes we have which involves me being chased down and tormented by giraffes (think ‘the claw’ from liar liar, but with awful impressions of what a giraffe sounds like and you probably get the idea) and that it was that that made him want to get it, but apparently not. So he somehow managed to walk into a shop, spot a giraffe, think of me and buy it, all without making the connection of why giraffes remind him of me. Silly boy.
Either way, i keep seeing its smiley face and its making me smile too. Which is good, because I’ve been a bit of a miserable sod over the last few days. It’d just be good to wake up, yawn and stretch and take a deep breath, and not have my first thoughts be ‘owwww!’ or something equivalent but a bit more sweary.
12:40 am • 17 November 2013 • 3 notes
Oh damnit I watched Escape Plan.
Im am asgardian warrior
well it certainly sounds intersting
:) i’m rorschach :)
iM A JAEGER PILOT
THE NORSE GOD OF THUNDER. FUCK YEAH!
…Dorothy Gale doesn’t actually have a job, unless you count how she becomes a princess in the Oz books.
Jaeger pilot. I tend to go a while between movies. I’mma need a Drift-mate, though.
Reporting for duty LET’S GO PUNCH THINGS.
Apparently I’m also the God of Thunder.It’s a crowded field.
I don’t think either Lilo or Stitch was actually employed…
Mind you, neither am I, so at least I already have lots of experience in my field.
Somehow managed to reblog this without adding my two cents, in spite of having typed it out.
I’d be a cross dressing nanny who doubles up as a voice actor. Interesting…
11:23 am • 15 November 2013 • 60,040 notes
This picture is in time with the average heart rate. What you’re hearing is the sound of your blood pumping, which you aren’t normally aware of. This picture tricks your mind into making yourself aware of your heart rate, so you hear it.
i will never stop being freaked out by this
holy shit tits
(Source: ruoloc, via mawganzola)
8:47 pm • 6 November 2013 • 494,846 notes
A student blows up at a teacher, drops the F-bomb. The usual approach at Lincoln – and, safe to say, at most high schools in this country – is automatic suspension. Instead, Sporleder sits the kid down and says quietly: “Wow. Are you OK? This doesn’t sound like you. What’s going on?”
He gets even more specific: “You really looked stressed. On a scale of 1-10, where are you with your anger?” The kid was ready. Ready, man! For an anger blast to his face….”How could you do that?” “What’s wrong with you?”…and for the big boot out of school. But he was NOT ready for kindness.
The armor-plated defenses melt like ice under a blowtorch and the words pour out: “My dad’s an alcoholic. He’s promised me things my whole life and never keeps those promises.” The waterfall of words that go deep into his home life, which is no piece of breeze, end with this sentence: “I shouldn’t have blown up at the teacher.” Whoa.
Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline — suspensions drop 85% (via mchotdog)
what a radical idea yo
Bam. Kids “misbehave” for actual, real, valid reasons. And have feelings.
8:22 pm • 6 November 2013 • 75,807 notes
Personally, I think a lot of these animal rights causes smell a bit. Of course people should treat animals with respect. They shouldn’t be used to test cosmetics or used to make music videos. But I don’t get the difference between eating some carrots and eating a rabbit. How much difference is there between cutting down trees to make a book and cooking up a lamb chop?
Don’t misunderstand - I think groups like Greenpeace have done many brilliant things. But there are also problems with Greenpeace. When the orginization began, many of its members were from Germany. For them to march into Greenland and tell the indigenous people to stop killing seals is completly ridiculous.
What right have these people, from big industrial cities like Frankfurt, which contribute a lot of pollution, to tell people who live in harmony with nature not to eat seals? What are they supposed to eat? Snow?
— Björk on Animal Rights (via faabulousfemme, bowfolk-deactivated20130625)
6:13 am • 4 November 2013 • 8,419 notes
I had a really lovely weekend.
Spent Friday at work, then went over to Philippa’s to get ready for a night out with the girls (and Ben), having a proper good chat on the walk home from work and drinking vodka together before joining the others in flares before ending the night in Attica.
Saturday morning I felt like death, waking a little before 8 and being told that I could get a lift in at quarter to nine, then deciding to jump back into bed for 20 minutes or so to steal a cuddle or two, falling asleep and being woken to be told I had 2 minutes to be ready to leave or I would be left to make my own way in to work. Ouch! We were then super busy in the morning, but it felt quite relaxed and we managed to keep on top of everything in spite of having to call in Shar to get her to cover Walker’s shift at the last minute.
I was met from work by Anna, popped to her Mum’s for a little while before going back to her flat to get ourselves ready for the Met Lounge’s halloween, carving pumpkins for her landlady’s house party and just generally marvelling at all of the decorations that they’d put up around their house. We were joined by Kelly, Martha and Joe, did a lot of drinking and joined in with Penny’s house party for a while, having fun running around with the kids shooting eachother and nomming at the amazing party food. Then to the met lounge! It was an incredibly interesting night. With the exception of Martha, we somehow all stayed relatively sober, but danced the night away, made some new friends and stayed awake far later than we should have. Spencer joined us just before 4 (3, technically, but it’s not as if we’d adjusted to the time change at that point), and we headed back to Anna’s to wind down before getting our own taxi home, with me crashing out the moment my seatbelt was on.
Sunday was a much needed day of relaxation. I spent the entirety of it in my pjs, playing the megadrive, watching films and eating a fantastic roast dinner. I love our sundays together, even if they do have a tendency to be spent doing very little, it’s nice to have that time to just wind down and rest before the week starts up again and our lives become hectic again.
I feel like life is looking up at the moment. I’ve got some things to look forward to in the next few months, most of which are not definite yet, but even the vaguest of plans can be exciting.
2:07 am • 29 October 2013