January 16th, 2007
|02:34 pm - indoor water feature/torture|
I'm sitting working on PhD things at my table, whilst being serenaded by the constant dripping of water falling through my kitchen ceiling onto the floor...this is not a good thing.
Also not a good thing is that the flat above me is currently empty, so I seem unable to contact anyone who may be able to assess whether the leak is a) coming from there, and b) stoppable.
The ONLY thing keeping me sane is the knowledge that upon finishing work this evening, I can treat myself to another few episodes from Season Two of Battlestar Galactica, assuming of course, that I've not had to escape in some sort of makeshift boat affair, possibly constructed from my research materials/kitchen utensils.
November 17th, 2006
|03:38 pm - boring EMO academic wank pt. 2|
In fact maybe I should have just posted this, which as xxxlibris and I agreed earlier this week, just about sums it all up...
The bunny school of writing
|03:26 pm - boring EMO academic wank|
I've managed to claw out about 1000 words from my head so far today, which is all i've manage to get written in the last two weeks. I feel like the last remaining pieces of my sense of humour may also have come out with the words, as I ain't smiliing about it.
If anyone hears me talking about becoming an academic on the other side of this hell, you have full permission to dip me in Chris Claremont's sweat and throw me to the fatbeards.
October 25th, 2006
|02:40 pm - Sweet respite....and not such a shit academic.|
I've just emailed off the first draft of the piece of research work that has been hanging over my head ever since I got paid ridculous sums of money to do it in March. I can't tell you what a relief that is!!!
Clearly I know have the scary task of picking up my PhD and trying to knock that off in the next three months or so....which I already know will be completely impossible, however, for now I shall bask in the warm feeling of being able to not think about, or feel guilty about, this other work.
Current Mood: happy, happy! joy, joy!
September 28th, 2006
|11:14 am - Let's go fly a kite,,,,|
I managed to pull a muscle in my back last night at work, and consequently could not find any position comfortable enough to sleep in, nor did I have any pain killers in the house, so no sleep whatsoever.
Popped a couple of ibuprofen and codeine on the way to work today and now as high as a kite, trying to keep it together enough to sell tickets, run box office etc...
I want to crawl under my desk and sleep.
September 17th, 2006
A very last minute call from a friend in London with a spare ticket for the free Scissor Sisters gig in Trafalgar Square had me hopping on a train to London faster than you could say Babby Daddy....and they Rocked. My. World. Sadly not quite enough cash or stamina to go on to Duckie, which was I am told where the band was planning to end up later tonight...instead the last train back to Brighton....happy and content however.
And I still get to see them at Wembley in November too!! Hurrah.
Nice to bump into those Barbeloids that I did too...sorry to miss those that I didn't.
September 12th, 2006
|10:41 am - How not to be woken up in the morning...|
...by your new neighbour drilling holes into the other side of the wall next to your bed. At head height. At 8am.
August 25th, 2006
|06:44 pm - In more encouraging news...|
I managed, largely thanks to the support of xxxlibris to sit in Sussex Uni library and do several hours of work today.
It appears removing the possibility of using the inernet/cleaning my flat/licking out my wheelie bin is conducive to more work and greater concentration.
*very tentative sigh of relief*
|06:32 pm - bugger.|
I've just turned up to work at the theatre for a 6 hour evening shift and think I may have left the oven on at home...I'm sure these sorts of things are not supposed to happen in real life.
Less funny is the fact that i'm now going to have to go back to my flat after work at about 11.30pm, and then schlep all the way back over to the other side of town to my mother's house where i'm staying currently to feed the cat...gah.
I'm so stupid.
August 23rd, 2006
|11:00 pm - Meh.|
And the question is: Why am I doing this PhD again?