prunesquallormd: (Shrooms and sparkles - Skins)
Apparently there's still 3 weeks to the election. It seems like they've been campaigning for the last 6 months at least. But I guess it's not as bad as the US Presidential elections: even from the outside it feels like the race starts about 2 years before the actual election.

All the pollsters and politicos seem convinced that there's going to be another hung parliament (you wait 35 years for one and then they all come together in a bunch, apparently). I'm not entirely sure who I'm voting for yet (Green or Labour) but I live in a very safe Labour seat so it's not too much of an issue. Years ago, the Conservative Party building near here had 'Tories hate you' painted over one wall. They took a surprisingly long time to paint over it but when they did I admit to always being slightly disappointed that the original culprit didn't refresh their handiwork ('Tories still hate you' would have been fitting, I guess).

One of the reasons I like this part of the country is that the balance of politics is far more to the left than where I grew up. That's been a Tory constituency since since before my parents were born (and they met in the Young Conversatives, so yeah. They always told me they were just members for the social part of it...).

The point of all this is this, I guess: I'm not sure I care who forms the next government so long as the Conservatives and UKIP have no part of it. How doese the saying go? "Vote early, vote often ..."


This week's kind of dragged and it's been exhausting, but we played Mice and Mystics last night, which is always fun, and I have exactly nothing planned for the weekend except reading, watching TV, Skyping with Brie and sleeping. I'm rather hoping than the sleeping takes up a larger proportion of the whole than usual.

I'm exactly one episode and a final miniseries from the end of my rewatch of Farscape. It's taken me ages but I've very much enjoyed it. Gonna get on that now.

prunesquallormd: (Shrooms and sparkles - Skins)
I've done something to my right hand. RSI or tendonitis or a trapped nerve or the fact that I dropped my phone and in trying to stop it falling into the bath it bashed my knuckles really hard. Either way, the knuckles are numb and if I move the hand too much the radial nerve in the wrist catches and causes a really icky twinge all the way too my middle finger. Ugh :/
So I'm supposed to take ibuprofen 3 times a day for a month (yay indigestions :() and use it as little as possible. So yeah, that means my online activity will be far more limited than I'm used to (which makes me sad) and posts, emails, comments, whatever are going to be greatly reduced. Boo :(

So have some cool stuff instead )
prunesquallormd: (Effy - Lost in thought)
Eeek, such a busy week!

Samaritans on Wednesday evening, which resulted in the person I was on shift with and I putting in a formal complaint. Yay :( It was the AGM, and a few of the people who were waiting around for it to start (including our new director) decided to use the duty room as a social area. I was on a very difficult call and mostly - the caller being very softly spoken - I could hear people talking and laughing. They'd left by the time I got off the phone, which is quite lucky for them, because I was angrier than I've been in a while.

Obviously my car failed its MOT (my car always fails its MOT :() but at least it was only on one tyre. It means, though, that rather than heading straight to London after work for Annie and Dave's anniversary bash I have to get the train back to Liverpool, pick up my car, grab my stuff and then head south, which will add 2 hours to my journey at least. Boo :(

On the plus side, our first Call of Cthulhu session in over a year went pretty well last night. Neither Cath nor Rachael (on whom I appear to have developed a very inconvenient crush) had roleplayed before and they seemed to enjoy it, so that's good, and Aid and Chris were on good form. Mind you, Chris's impulse control issues are getting no better. He still hasn't got the idea that there are some things you just don't say, or that just because something appears in your brain it's not a given that you have to vocalise it). When I point this out to him he usually gives the excuse that he didn't talk until he was 7 so now he's making up for it. That doesn't really wash, though. Oh well, hopefully he learn sooner rather than later.

And now it's the end of lunch and work is being annoying. Hey ho.
Have a lovely weekend!
prunesquallormd: (Effy - Lost in thought)
As usual I seem to have just about struggled to the end of the week and now I just want to sleep all weekend. Not going to happen, of course. I never do sleep much, but at least I have no overnights and no Sams shift tomorrow and exactly no plans for the weekend so I get a lazy couple of days. Yay :)

The usual ramble )
prunesquallormd: (Default)
But, you know, I've got hours till I have to leave. Well, at least 12 of them, and I only have to sleep for about 8 of those, so.
Nervous but excited. It's going to be fun, I think. I'm even looking forward to the journey, which is a good thing because it's going to be the better part of three days there and a similar amount back again.

I was hoping for a nice easy week to lead into my break but this week's been a bit of a nightmare, work-wise (one of our biggest customer's box crashed for no reason that anyone's been able to figure out yet and it had to be brought down in the middle of the day, which left any number of processes in the most horrible state. Ugh.) But I managed to finish everything I had to do by mid-day today and had a nice quiet afternoon, so yay.

Well, I guess I'll catch up with you all in a couple of weeks or so.
I hope you're all well! ♥ ♥ ♥
prunesquallormd: (Effy - Lost in thought)
Well, almost 3 years after starting the story I'm still currently working on, I've reached the second half of chapter 8. It turns out - although I really didn't expect it to take so many words - the second half of chapter 8 is where the smut comes in. Bearing in mind that the whole point of the story was the porn, it's more than a little annoying that it's taken this long, and 30000 words, to get there. Curse me and my overwhelming need to make smut emotionally plausible.

Clicky )


Nov. 16th, 2012 09:40 pm
prunesquallormd: (Effy - Lost in thought)
Before 10 on a Friday night and I'm so tired I could cry, so I'm going to bed. Thank god for the weekend.
I hope you've all had a better week than me!
prunesquallormd: (Shrooms and sparkles - Skins)
Once again, no gaming tonight. Tomorrow we're going to vet our new potential member in a neutral location (one of the few bearable pubs in town, called The Bridewell because it was originally a police lockup). The few brief emails I've exchanged with him suggest that he's not a complete crazy (well, not in the bad way. Crazy in the good way is fine) but it's nice to make sure before I invite him into my home. Saturday night is going to be pseudo-Thursday, in the hope that Tarek's recent spell of extremely poor health will pass enough for him to join us.
clicky )
prunesquallormd: (Effy - Lost in thought)
My to do list this week (well, yeah, my to do list every week) had 'update LJ/DW) on it rather prominently. I did rather well for the rest of the list. I even wrote a little bit, although to be honest that was really just brainstorming and plotting out the rest of my ongoing, two and half years and counting, magnum opus (I think it's going to be 9 chapters and an epilogue now, though that could still change, and probably a little short of 40000 words, which is kind of ridiculous for something that was originally supposed to be a little PWP, and still not great for almost 3 years work). And I was going to write a proper update here, i really was. But then the motorway was closed after work so I ended up going to the pub to wait for it to sort itself out, and now it's after 10 and all I want to do is slump in front of Fringe for an hour and then go to bed.

So yeah, I'll give you an insight into my super-duper exciting life (/sarcasm!) another time, and I'll hopefully catch up with comments on Sunday and instead I'll leave you with a nice cheerful little number from The Sisters of Mercy. (I always wondered what the phrase 'nine while nine' actually means and then I found out that that the 'while' in this context is simply Sheffield-ian (cos that's where the Sisters are from) for 'till' or 'until'. So there you go. If only all great mysteries were resolved so easily :)).

Have a lovely weekend everyone ♥

prunesquallormd: (Keffy - &hearts;)
Yay :) Friday night, so a nice lazy evening with DVDs (I got 'The Vampire Diaries' from Cath for Christmas which looks a lot of fun) and gin (LOL obviously. I'm turning into my mother :D).
In which I ramble )

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