I LOATHE month-end accounts!!
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
I'm very very tired, and some of my symptoms are playing up due to tiredness, neural pain, etc, so I'm going to cheer myself up and distract myself....
There's only one thing to do...
Eat some cornish ice-cream and some strawberry cheesecake...
Sometimes I just amaze myself with my own genius!!
Scribbled by Jm at 7:35 pm
Owing to finishing my defense for my court case reclaiming my bank charges last night, and cleaning the house before my parents got home, I didn't get to bed till 1:15am last night.
Then, I had to get up at 6:30.
Needless to say, i am a little tired!!
When i am VERY tired, two things can happen:
a. I get VERY emotional all day, or;
b. I get VERY irritable all day.
Unfortunately for everyone else, option b is winding it's evil way round my mind today.
Already today i have:
- wanted to strangle two elderly ladies in front of me walking painfully slow when I was rushing to get to Subway and get my sandwhich before my lunch hour ends;
- wanted to bury an axe in the head of the person that served me who was taking aaaaaaaaages to get the fillings in said sandwhich;
- wanted to decapitate and elderly lady customer of ours, but do it with a rubber chicken because it would be more painful as it would take me longer...
Yes, i do have a dark side!!
Scribbled by Jm at 12:55 pm
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
A little bit of advice for my censored freind:
If you are the person i think you are, then start a new blog with a different address and mail all our little blogging group of friends with the new address.
We won't put a link on our blogs in case "she" tries to get to it through us, but we can all save the new address to our favourites so we can look it up each day.
If you're leaving anyway, it doesn't matter I guess.
I think the said person who's asking you to censor yourself is very manipulative, insecure, immature and downright un-christian. Yes, it's right I don't know her, but that's the impression she is giving me from what she's asking of you. As the saying goes she needs to just "build a bridge and get over it". ;)
There, i feel better now!
As a very wise person once told me "being offended" is a choice. A person who is offended usually is because they think their opinion on things is the right one, and everyone else is wrong. that therefore means arrogance can be added to the list of negative qualities this person is displaying!!
Anyway, I can sum up my advice in a few words: tell her to get a life!!
Scribbled by Jm at 12:53 pm
No, I javen't been arrested, stuck in a plug socket, or had to pay a fine!
What I'm referring to via my title is the fact we had a THUNDERSTORM here last night!!! :p
I love thunderstorms!!
I was woken at 5:30 this morning with a VERY loud thunderclap right above our house!! I subsequently got back to sleep, but woke up this morning feeling in a very strange mood, and sensing the charged nature of the air, filled with endless possibilities for today.
It's quite dull outside, and has been rainging heavily, so I think we'll probably have more of the same later!!
Hopefully I won't get too distracted in work!!
Scribbled by Jm at 7:55 am
Sunday, May 27, 2007
It's 5:48pm and I'm just about to lerave the house and enter the world of cold wind and rain outside so I can play at church tonight in the evening service.
I don't really want to go, instead I want to be cosily tucked up in a duvet on my leather sofa in my room chatting on the phone, but you don't always get what you want when you follow God!!
(hark at me making it sound like a big sacrifice, when the other side of the world people are being presecuted for going to church like I am!!)
Lol I need to go and learn humility, so bye for now!!
Scribbled by Jm at 5:48 pm
Saturday, May 26, 2007
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I found my contact lens!!!!!
And it's fine, not damaged!!!
I'm wearing them now after cleaning them!!!!
Today's a good day I've saved myself spending a £100!!!!
Scribbled by Jm at 7:08 pm
I dropped my contact lens this morning.
I've left everything the way it is in my room and am gonna have to search the floor inch by inch tonight, but I think I've probably lost it.
I'm going to make an appointment to get a new pair in a bit on my lunch.
I'm so annoyed and frustrated, lenses for me are expensive, at least £100!!
I'm praying that I find it tonight, but I'm not hopeful, because it's so small.
:-( I hate wearing glasses.
Scribbled by Jm at 12:16 pm
Friday, May 25, 2007
If I was to have a superhero name in work, it would be "The Grid", mainly because I attract static wherever I am in work, and am frequently giving people electric shocks when they come into contact with me!!
Part of my uniform would be rubber gloves that I would take off when fighting super villains, and my catchphrase would be "the gloves are off!!"
lol what is yours?!
Scribbled by Jm at 1:44 pm
Thursday, May 24, 2007
This is how quiet it is today.
I'm gonna list the things I say nearly every day:
"Good morning/afternoon, (name of company), John-Mark speaking?"
"Can I help you?"
"I'll just get the cd out for you!
"that's (various coinage) change, thanks"
"what day is it today? Oh yeh, it's (insert day) so, provided it's in stock at the warehouse, it'll be in on (insert day) "
"could you pass me that pen please?"
Scribbled by Jm at 3:09 pm
It's the same as it has been all week, VERY quiet!!
I've been considering lopping off my own head with a plastic chicken to relieve the boredom and create a bit of excitement.
(the plastic chicken would be blunt and so it would take longer)
I've just come to the conclusion that boredom affects my mental health....
*goes away to stare intently at dust particles*
Scribbled by Jm at 1:45 pm
Certain Bloggers are not blogging again....
This is not acceptable and very selfish!!
The general voyeuristic blog-reading public need to know the details of your everyday life, and you are selfishly witholding very un-important pointless information from them!!
Please take note.
We are watching.
Scribbled by Jm at 11:46 am
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Nossie wrote today that she blogs for no rhyme or reason.
Well, I can catergorically state that I am the King of writing with no apparent purpose in mind. For many, many years I have in fact been writing blogs, notes, exams papers and minutes that have no reason for their existence, apart from the simple fact that they are expressions of my highly creative, bored and fertile imagination.
Writing without seeming to ramble I must say is definitely an art, and one that should be celebrated and cultivated in the young, from the time they can pick up either a pen or a keyboard or a pencil. I am convinced that most politicians are in fact experts at this, so much so that I think they have been secretly trained by a lesser known branch of MI5 in "avoidance techniques" and "diversion tactics" but on a verbal level as well as a literary one.
If you observe most of them, they have a canny ability to complete avoid the question they are asked whilst giving you the impression they are answering it, whilst also simultaneously manipulating wither the interviewer or the question asked to raise a completely different point that more adequately fits their agenda!!
Sometimes, though not as often, you find some church leaders doing this as well, and also senior management in most businesses across the land. these people are all experts in deflecting questions they don't want to answer and also stating the blooming obvious in a way that sounds ultra intelligent.
I think that these are definite skills to be learned, and they also double as valuable verbal ammunition when you want to really annoy an interviewer or someone you really don't like!!
Oh well, that is my two penneth worth for now... ;) :p
Scribbled by Jm at 6:59 pm
Ok, this post will mostly be written in the form of a story, but these are actual events that have happenned in my life, just to make that clear!! I am attempting to show you just how crazy and nuts I actually am. The reason for this post is because margo posted something about the fact that she worries constantly, and it got me to thinking...
Location: In a shop, browsing.
Participants: shop sales assistant, and Jm
Jm walks into the shop, and doesn't have the slightest idea what he wants. He's literally killing time and so wanders round aimlessly for five minutes, randomly picking cd's up and looking at them. Out of the corner of his eye, he sees a shop assistant putting stock out very near to him.
(thought in Jm's head) i wonder if I look suspicious because I've been walking round looking at stuff and not buying? (looks quickly over to assistant) nah, it's ok, I don't think he's looki.... Oh! crap! he just looked at me when I looked at him!! What do I do now? he'll think I'm a kleptomaniac or something because I looked over to see where he was!! Hmmmm... i know! I'll just pretend to look at another cd while he walks past, then it'll be fine...
(assitant walks past oblivious to Jm, putting out stock, while Jm randomly picks up "The Greatest Gay Hits of 1990" or some other such highly embarassing cd)
(thought in Jm's head) Oh noooo!!! (physically flinches) I hope he didn't see me then. (takes a quick glance and immediately the shop assitant looks up again at the same moment and eyes meet)
(thoughts of Jm) Oh crap, double crap!! (puts head down very suspiciously and quickly, immediately drawing attention to himself) Oh no, he's coming this way, I'd better go... (edges round cd stand and heads towards the door quickly) Gotta go quickly, hopefully it won't look dodgy... (almost runs to the exit, and breathes a sigh of relief once he's outside)
(looks back) Oh no, he's by the exit staring. he must think I was gonna nick something, I'll have to wait a few weeks before going back in because he'll remember and watch me...
I swear that is a correct representation of what goes on in my head most of the time!!
Scribbled by Jm at 6:44 pm
Meeting people, giving friends addictions, being happy and wondering what to wear... (should have been posted a week and a half ago!!!)
ok so I haven't blogged much this last week, I shall remedy that now and satiate your morbidly salivating voyeur imaginations!!
(As a non-writer I'm quite proud of that sentence actually... :p )
It has come to my attention that I have not yet blogged about meeting up with Helen and Ant last Monday.
I'm sure everyone will be surprised to hear that they are both surprisingly normal, and both look slightly different than they do on cam, but enough similarities for you to recognize them.
Ant is bigger in build than he appears on cam, (bigger as in gerneral build not weight) and Helen is prettier in real life. (Benny stop that drooling right now!)
I arrived into London Euston at 11:05am, and after a very short phone conversation, I turned around and wham! Ant was there in front of me with his customary saf coust accent saying "awite mate". Helen, who I had been talking on the phone to, appeared a few seconds late grinning in her inimitable way since we'd both been on the phone and approximately two feet away lol
The day turned out really well, despite none of us having any real plan of what we were going to do, and Helen pointing out the fact that we should have let her plan the day. (she's a teacher, you get used to it ;) ) We ended up having food after wandering around Euston looking for nothing in particular, not knowing where to go, and ended up back at the station where Helen and I ate what was called an "all day breakfast". (Ant had already eaten on the way in)
All I would like to say about the breakfast was that by "all day" I presume they either meant:
a. a day on a far away planet where a day last 5 minutes instead of 24 hours; or
b. a day in a developing nation where you have one meal a day
Needless to say it didn't compare to All Day Breakfasts here in the 'ole 'pool.
After eating we went on to discuss our churches and had a very sane normal conversation where we hardly gave Helen a chance to speak. (It wasn't intentional, I just realised that later lol)
It's funny because there are very rarely alot of people with which I can have conversations through the course of a day about such topics as church government, theology, the gospel, having a number two, what having a period is like, favourite writers, old children's tv and psychotic chatters we have met, but Helen and Ant are not two of such people.
Talking with them, it became clear to me that it felt very childish suddenly to snap pictures of them to blog about, so in the end I didn't and opted for taking pictures in the park with Helen instead.
I really enjoyed meeting up with them, and we were all surprisingly normal ;)
In terms of the second part of my title, I have got my work colleague Rachel absolutely addicted to Alias!! I lent her the Alias Season One Boxset, and she has nearly finished the whole boxset already!! I bet it won't be long before she wants Season 2... hehe
I am generally very happy at the moment, though I don't want to go into details too much :-)
(you know who you are ;) hehe)
I am wondering what to wear for my X-Factor Audition but think I have decided on combats with a white top. I haven't got a clue what they're looking for and am not very trendy really, so will have to wait and see whether that's the right things to wear!!
Scribbled by Jm at 6:35 pm
Today I got a letter from Liverpool Civic Court saying the date for my bank charges claim has been set for the 10th July!
I have 21 days to send in all details of the charges and my defence.
I'll have to keep my fingers crossed!!
In other news, I had my hospital appointment today with the urologist. After several tests, (and one more today) they've told me my bladder is not emptying properly and on two occasions I've had at least 200ml of urine in my bladder without feeling any urgency to go to the toilet. (I had an ultrasound for them to tell me this)
Apparently this is quite a common symptom of ms, as it normally affects the bladder or bowels, and I've been recommended to start self catherterising. I wouldn't need to keep a catheter in permanently, but I would have to use one as and when required, maybe up to twice a day.
This terrifies me a bit, so no concrete decision was made today, but I've been refferred to another urologist in Southport who will do a more comprehensive test that tells them exactly what is going on with my bladder, and how it is malfunctioning. My doctor reckons that all that will happen will be that this other doctor who's doing the test will refer me back to her again, but she understands why I want the final confirmation of the results before doing anything as drastic as self catherterisation.
I watched a video today, and it made me a bit squeamish, but I'm sure if I inject myself every day, I can cope with a catheter as well... It's just a bit daunting that's all!! I'll wait and see what happens when I have this final test.
In other news, I've been on a day off, and I've been carrying on watching The west Wing season One. I've just got to the season finale and it ends on a cliffhanger where an attempt has been made on the president and his staff, with people shooting, etc!! I hate the way they end seasons on a cliffhanger!! lol
Scribbled by Jm at 6:28 pm
Monday, May 21, 2007
In case you were wondering at the title, what I mean is it is absolutely DEAD in the shop.
I have served approx 20 or so customers all day.
This is how Mondays should be!!
In the past 30 mins I have eaten approx 12 different varieties of tea-dunked soggy biscuit, and thoroughly enjoyed it!! I don't think the rest of the afternoon will be busy either.
So I'm blogging.
you know that point you reach where it's so quiet that you actually find it hard to think and form coherent thoughts, because the silence is deafening?
well, you haven't lived then!!
Sometimes silence or quietness, or peacefulness is one of the most powerful things.
On that note, I shall carry on and enjoy my tea and more biscuits!!
Scribbled by Jm at 3:12 pm
Sunday, May 20, 2007
I'm speaking to the young people tonight after church and so have been preparing this afternoon...
I was typing out the Bible Study sheets that i want them to use, (I want them to do some of the wrok tonight, not just me!!) and was saving a document, when suddenly I heard a pop and my flatscreen monitor went dead!!
Just like that.
I frantically searched around wondering if there'd been a power cut, but I could hear the base unit of the computer still working, so figured it was just the monitor. With a heavy heart I held the power button in on the base unit to restart the computer and see if that would do anything...
After consulting with dad when it still didn't work, I restarted the computer again with a growing sense of dread... Then suddenly realised as I'd reached across for some notes earlier, I'd knocked and unplugged the very thin power cable to the monitor... (!!)
I'm so dumb sometimes!!
I restarted the computer three times when I needn't have!! lol
Scribbled by Jm at 5:52 pm
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Scribbled by Jm at 8:09 pm
Well, for those of you sad people hanging on my every move... (ok theres only one, and his name's Dudley and he lives in the West Midlands... but anyway I digress!) I did not manage to get through the first round of X Factor!!
However I am not dissapointed it was a very strange experience and I laughed to myself most of the day in the smug knowledge that I wasn't as wierd as some of the saddos that were there lol
I will blog about it in more detail when I can be bothered, but it was interesting, let's just say that!!
I have now killed all my dreams of world domination of the charts and am ready to be bog standard and happy :-)
Scribbled by Jm at 10:07 am
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
Last night I emptied half a bottle of a combined oil which has peppermint, eucalyptus, camphor and menthol oil in it, in to a large bowl of steaming hot water.
I proceded to put my head over it and put a towel over to keep the steam in.
I managed approx 5.2 seconds of breathing, as I had put too much oil in and nearly had an asthma attack. (I've never suffered from asthma)
I determinedly stuck my head under again and this time managed 5.3 minutes, after which time my face felt as if it was on fire, but I still had a cold.
This morning, after a good night's sleep, and more oil inhalation, (I dropped another half a ton on my pillow) I feel much better, though I still have a cold.
My cold is not so bad now, so I may try some more oil-sniffing tonight, but before that, I will try another method far more pleasant...
Scribbled by Jm at 1:10 pm
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Things were getting desperate with the head cold, so I did something drastic...
Today I bought a footlong sandwhich from subway (veggie delight if you must know) and asked them to put as many jalapenos in it that they could fit along with the other stuff...
I was not dissapointed readers.
That was one of the most delicious sandwhiches I have had in a long time!!
Unfortunately... it didn't seem to move my cold.
Now I am trying a combination oil of peppermint, menthol, eucalyptus and camphor, and have emptied half the bottle into a big bowl of steaming water and put a towel over my head...
I've only managed five minutes so far, and it feels like its burnt my face lol!
Either that, or I know how Moses felt when he had to veil his face because of the Shekinah Glory he was suffering with!! lol
Will keep you update throughout the evening how it goes!! :p
Scribbled by Jm at 7:56 pm