There's nothing like home improvement. After watching Newsnight on BBC2 I decided it was time for a change, so I moved a load of my furniture around, in a vain attempt at making my room seem bigger and more spacious. I did quite well, but will have to finish it tonight. And it's also going to give me a chance to sort out all my cables behind my desk. All my power, Cat 5, speaker, and extension cables have begun looking suspiciously like spaghetti-junction. Time to get some cable ties so I can make look a bit neater. I really really hate shoddy cabling. Grrrrr. Especiall such as the cabling which was done by a bunch of contractors before I started in my current job.
Last night while having my little 'changing rooms' phase I suddenly got a text from my boss asking me to do his 8am start for him. I kinda expected it as I knew he was gonna get slaughtered, but still..... At 2:40 in the morning? Nevermind........ I didn't manage to get up on time anyway, but I'm still gonna fuck off sometime around 16:00. I am so tired now. Fortunately though, it means that I can do it at anytime myself if needed >:]
It's also funny how going through your old letters, postcards and other memorabilia brings out the contemplative mood ine me. I have been thinking about a lot of things recently anyway, but last night I even re-discovered my old kibbutz book. When I was in Israel in '96, I met a lot of truly lovely people (And a particularly lovely Swedish girl :)). Whenever someone left, everyone would usually write little things in which ever journal or notebook that person had. Because we knew that we would probably never see eachother again, people usually wrote the truth as they saw it. It was quite touching reading that again. I also found some old letters from someone........ That got me thinking how sad it is that it's so easy to loose touch with people that might have touched your life to sich a large extent that your entire outlook and perspective has been changed by that chance encounter. Funny that. It also put a stop to my efforts as I was suddenly held in a pretty firm grip of melancholy. I'm also wondering whether the same fate will befall me when I finally manage to get out of scummy scallyville (aka Liverpool). I hope not, but I can easily imaagine it. When I look at the amount of people I have considered friends, and look at how many of them I have lost touch with, it hardly paints a rosy picture :-/
Also, one of the few nice users is leaving today and she will be sorely missed. She's pretty clued up, and she actually learns from her mistakes. She's also always been a very smiley happy type person. Hopefully her replacement will be the same. If her replacement is the person who told me thaat she's applying for the job....... Fingers crossed. I'm sad that she's leaving, but I'm happy for her that she's finally getting out of here.
Wheeeee, I have managed to set up my computers properly and it looks great. There's virtually no unsightly cables to be seen. Also, due to my new re-arrangements I now have good access to windows which were previously blocked and I should get a lot more natural light now. But best of all: My tv has now been moved so the sun doesn't shine on it and ruin Buffy for me every Thursday :)
It's also a bit of a funny co-incidense that after my previous post about old friends, an former work colleague and I got in touch and have decided to go out for some ale in Manchester soon. We'll be dragging another cool ex-colleague with us and possibly a few others. Most excellent.
Apart from all of that, my day has been fairly hum-drum. I left work at 16:15 and noticed that my boss never even even said thanks for me covering for him this morning. Hmmmm, so much for him getting any more favours like that....... Grrrr
Ho-hum, I'm off to enjoy some herbal relaxation and then the sweet embrace of Morpheus.