| Thursday 28th November 2002 21:32MST | → 0 Comments |
Hooray! I have a phone. As suspected it took the installation guy a whole five minutes inside to check everything was OK and then call his boss to say it was done. What a waste of time (my time, that is).
The documentation ntl sent me beforehand said I had to sign the Customer Service Agreement and give it to the installer. Come the day, installer says “Oh, ignore that - they’ve changed it. You post the form instead”. That’s ntl for you (actually, he said that too).
| Wednesday 27th November 2002 15:53MST | → 1 Comments |
Another request for voluntry redundancies has been made at work, along with plans to look for some cheaper office space. I wonder what my chances are at getting another job? Am I now too old (30) to be a nerd? Given that I’ve had no pay rises in the past two years and have survived two redundancy calls, it kind of puts the fire fighters demands for 40% with no strings in some perspective (little bit of politics there, as Ben Elton would say).
| Monday 25th November 2002 14:12MST | → 0 Comments |
Landlady phoned today to complain about my insistance that she accompanies any workmen in my apartment (so they don’t walk off with any computers or CDs). I agreed to drop it. A guy will be in on Wednesday to fix the bedroom heater.
A colleague at work has lent me Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser. It looks very Adbusters in approach and should be enjoyable.
| Thursday 21st November 2002 10:35MST | → 0 Comments |
Slow progress creating slides for my Java course, which I’ll start teaching next week. At least there’s no pressure. Everyone is busy and there are rumours of more redundancies, but these seem to have receeded in the past few days.
This is worrying if it’s true.
| Wednesday 20th November 2002 10:49MST | → 1 Comments |
One of the MEPs I wrote to, Caroline Lucas, has replied to my email about the European Council’s ICC exemptions. She, fortunately, is against the idea but thinks the solution is to pressure member states. I’d hoped for a little more. After all, the EP is less of a government-controlled talking shop as the British Parliament.
It’s National Tree Week. Hug a tree today.
| Tuesday 19th November 2002 13:03MST | → 1 Comments |
A direct debit from my smile account to my Cahoot credit card went wrong and, after many emails between the two, they seem to be blaming each other. I’ll probably have to pick up the charge as they both take ages to respond to emails and it could drag on for weeks.
More search funnies from the referrer logs:
when did pete mondrian die?
martin luther king jr and pictures
observation diary allowance marketing research notes
picture of a disorganised room
.. and what must be the winner for all time:
palatinian OR tided OR carpologist OR unstoic OR unintelligibleness
| Monday 18th November 2002 13:47MST | → 1 Comments |
Bought some metal shelving units at the weekend. I think I’ll go for the ‘no enclosures’ principle again (i.e. no cupboards, drawers, etc. - clothes on open rails or shelves). I like that sort of thing; it makes rooms look bigger.
| Wednesday 13th November 2002 12:20MST | → 0 Comments |
I got an email from (as was) boyf. He’s doing well but says he misses me. I still miss him and even had a dream about him last night. Ho hum.
It’s not taking much longer to walk to work but the walk back is mostly uphill
I’m quite satisfied with my apartment. I could be quite happy there.
| Monday 11th November 2002 17:34MST | → 2 Comments |
ntl have just got back to me - the earliest they can activate my phone line is 28th November! I’m speechless. No apologies offerred either. I bet you they even bill me for the time between now and then.
Next Page »
| Monday 11th November 2002 13:43MST | → 1 Comments |
Now installed in my new place. I spent the whole weekend scooting back and forth between Daryl’s house and mine moving stuff (with brief trips to Denise’s to tidy up). I was knackered by Sunday evening and even then I only have most but not all of my possessions.
It’s a nice place and looks like it’s been recently redecorated. The shower is brand new. The timer on the bedroom heater (storage heaters and similar as it’s not central heating but apparently warm enough) looks like it doesn’t work properly but the landlady is coming round to look at that on Wednesday.
I’ve met some of the neighbours, including those immediately next door. We snooped around each other’s flats and theirs is very nicely done out. They’re a young couple, who said “It’s nice to have someone else young living here” which was comedy.
Sour point: I was going to get my phone service from BT but the socket is in a daft place so I went for ntl (and their more sensibly placed phone socket, in the sitting room). Even though all the wiring is already in place they’re going to charge me