bubosquared: (food)
( Apr. 30th, 2007 01:39 pm)

God, first call on a Monday morning after four days off, and it's a 25-minute call just getting a bloke to download a zip file, unzip it, and c&p the unzipped file to his memory card. I have not had enough coffee to deal with this. *inhales coffee* (I made the mistake of asking him to right-click on something, and for the rest of the call, every time I asked him to click on something, he asked, "Right-click or left-click?" (Did I mention i mouse left-handed, my mouse buttons are swapped, and I have problems with left and right at the best of times anyway?) A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, sigh.)

Aaaand also, just for the record? Writing e-mails in which you refer to yourself in the third person "A customer has [blah blah blah]" is annoying and snarky and will just waste time because I'll have to e-mail back asking you to clarify if you are the customer or the shop that sold the software to the customer. In future, how about leaving the pre-emptive snark at home and going for clarity instead, eh?

Kids these days, I swear.

So, dad's gone back home after his blitz visit, leaving me with chocolate (yaye!) and tobacco (YAYE!) and sore legs from climbing Arthur's seat on Saturday. Both of us being overconfident about these things (I come by it honestly, folks!), we decided to take the shortest (steepest) route. Yeah. Ow. But worth it for the view!

Forgot to take a picture of my lunchbox today (d'oh!) but I have cucumbers with dip, fresh pineapple, yoghurt, and leftover penne with tomato sauce. Mmm, pasta. And yeah, I have a tendency to eat a lot of the same things sometimes, but keep in mind I'm trying to eat more veggies so I get enough vitamins (even though I technically get all the vitamins I need from my morning pill, but whatever -- the pill is backup, I should be able to get everything but the vitamin D from food, dammit!) and I'm desperately trying to up my calcium intake (see: family history of osteoperosis) without having to actually drink milk, which I loathe. So, there's lots of raw veggies and yoghurt on the menu.

Hm, also, if the weather kicks it up one more notch, I'll have to remember to bring a book and sunscreen so I can go eat lunch outside and ogle the hot girls that seem to bve popping up out of nowhere these days.

bubosquared: (Default)
( Feb. 1st, 2007 03:19 pm)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be coming out on 21 July 2007. *marks on calendar, takes time off, starts stockpiling canned food and bottled water for the coming wankocalypse*

Link of the Day: Orcas in the Firth of Forth. Awesome!

Meme, nabbed from [livejournal.com profile] ladyjaida:

Ask me to take pictures of any aspect of my life that you're interested in or curious about. It can be anything from my favorite shirt to my cell phone. Leave your requests as a comment to this entry, and I'll snap the pictures and post them as soon as I can.

bubosquared: (Default)
( Jan. 31st, 2007 01:52 pm)

So when i went to change the lightbulb in the lamp that was hit by the leak in September, I found out that there was actually water in the lightbulb. o_O

Some random photos of my hair, snowy mountains, and magnetic prose. )

bubosquared: (belgian in scotland)
( Jan. 20th, 2007 12:53 am)

I cannot feel my arms or legs. I am a torso with hands and feet.But my god, Ceilidhs are WICKED FUN and I'm going to learn how to do this properly so I won't step on people's toes next time.

*toddles off to bed*

bubosquared: (Default)
( Sep. 14th, 2006 09:45 pm)

You can tell university has started up again: there's traffic cones everywhere.

bubosquared: (writing)
( Aug. 29th, 2006 10:42 pm)
Elephant and Writing
Elephant and Writing
Elfie's hands and our table at the Elephant House, where we went to get our JKR on and write for a few hours.

We didn't get out of the house until half past four, in part because of a sudden leak (thanks, Bloke Who Lives Above Me!), but we did get a few solid hours of writing in, and I wrote 2,300-odd words of wingfic, so I feel good about today. :D

[ETA] While watching Space: Above and Beyond: "There should be a vid of this series set to Blitzkrieg Bop." Not it! [/ETA]

bubosquared: (duff/slash)
( Jul. 25th, 2006 12:43 pm)

I don't know WTF I did to my hip, but motherfucking ow! *limps*

In other news, much as I hate the heat, I hate airco more. My voice keeps crapping out on me, and I can cut glass with my nipples at this point, and it's not even eleven yet. Grr.

And don't even get me started on the midgies ...

In other news, a poll ... )

bubosquared: (lex)
( Jul. 17th, 2006 01:57 pm)

*oozes into work* OMG So hot. Gah. Not only is it sleeping-on-top-of-the-covers hot, but it's inching in on sleeping-with-the-fan-on hot. I already have the fan at my desk, actually, but my bed is closer to the window than my desk is, and the wind is, for now, providing enough cooling to survive. And then I can't skip my morning shower even if I'm running late, because I sweat a lot and I already have a sweat rash on one arm and don't want to get another one, and then I have to put on first body lotion (see: rash, general tendency to get dry skin in the most annoying places) and then sunscreen, and it's throwing my entire morning routine out of whack and making me late and AUGH!

Note to self: When the Revolution comes, make proper phone manners enforcable by law. Actually, scratch that, make proper manners, especially when interacting with customer service people face-to-face or over the phone) enforcable by law. The proper response to "Have a nice day" is "Thanks," or "You too," asswipes, not a grunt or, like the woman in front of me at Tesco's the other day, completely ignoring the checkout girl. God. And for the love of fuck, picking up the phone and saying absolutely nothing is not proper phone manners in any fucking way.

Also on today's hate list: people who don't seem to grasp that when I say a survey will take about ten minutes, I mean it, so if they don't have ten minutes, they should just not take the survey instead of being all "Well, what do you want to know," and then getting all impatient when it--shock, gasp--takes ten minutes to get through the list of questions; my co-worker who keeps saying "ax" instead of "ask"; and the small-penised individual who tore through the parking lot earlier in the middle of lunchtime (way to risk running over your co-workers for three seconds time gain, ass.)

I'm really not in as bad a mood as all that sounded; I have strawberries, and I picked up a couple of nice, cheap t-shirts at Tesco's, and I had a rather hilarious mouthwash-mishap this morning*, and I've not had any complicated cases dumped in my lap yet today (*knock on wood*), so you know. :)

* Did you know it's possible to squirt mouthwash through one's lip if one doesn't have one's piercing in? Did you know one can squirt really damned far that way? Did you know it also smarts like a bitch? Well, now you do. :D

bubosquared: (belgian in scotland)
( Jul. 14th, 2006 01:50 pm)

Rec o' The Day: Role Play. Rose/Mickey/Jake. Kinda silly, kinda kinky, kinda very hot.

Got my Congratulations And Thank You For Two Years Of Loyal Service Here's A Pin pin today. \o/ And then I caught myself using the phrase "nae problem," and yes. We are Locutus of the Clan mcBorg, resistance is futile, your accent will be assimilated. Apparently. *facepalm*

Can I go home yet? Or at least on break?

bubosquared: (pimpin')
( Jul. 6th, 2006 11:13 pm)

Review thingie of that pirate movie tomorrow. Am off to get some sleep and try not to melt. WTF weather, this is Schotland, stop that this instance.


bubosquared: (coffee)
( May. 24th, 2006 08:53 am)

Dear weather: I can deal with sunshine. I can deal with punishing winds. But both at the same time? No. This whole "Blow Melle's sunglasses off" thing has got to go.

And then I accidentally deleted my /random folder, including my randsig file. Arse!

In happier news, I have two new icons, somewhat belatedly cut because one of them could be vaguely spoilery for The Age of Steel. )

You can see more pictures of me and my sword (bweee!), this time in more appropriate clothes as well, here. Also, a picture of my dad which proves that I have vampire genes. (No, seriously.)

I just had a Mrs Norris on the phone. Hee hee. Heeeeee!

[ETA] Have lost ability to spell "problem" in Dutch. Samson ate my brain! </Belgian> [/ETA]

bubosquared: (ramblin' mind)
( May. 16th, 2006 10:38 am)

I am randomly but still bitterly disappointed at the lack of an "Overheard In Edinburgh" website/comm. Boo! ("But mum, all the cool kids are doing it!")

[ETA] [livejournal.com profile] overheard_edin [/ETA]

(I just wrote 369 (hee!) words of Mickey/Jack in what was supposed to be a quick comment drabble. WTF, brain, WTF.)

bubosquared: (dr who)
( May. 13th, 2006 08:24 pm)

I just forgot to watch Dr Who because I was busy talking to [livejournal.com profile] ruby_fruit about ... Dr Who. I TOTALLY LOSE AT LIFE OMG WTF.

Also, am besieged by football fans. Send help!

bubosquared: (coffee)
( May. 1st, 2006 09:11 am)

So, yeah, I've been a bit MIA this weekend, haven't I? Went to [livejournal.com profile] kaiberie's handfasting on Saturday, which was lovely--even the weather co-operated! And then on Sunday I pretty much laid around on my bed editing The Novel Formerly Known As Elfstone, but that's an entry for another journal. But hey, I'm really rested, at least! :D

Didn't go to beltane yesterday, though. Not on a night before a working day, and especially not after another late-ish night.

We watched Dr Who at the after-handfasting party, and um. Mickey! Squeee! "Oh, mate, the missus and the ex, welcome to every bloke's worst nightmare," all gleeful and shit, and he so deserved to get a bit of this own back. Heeee! I love him. And I want Jack to come back and, like, bond with him, for no particular reason at all. I'm weird, okay? Shut up.

I got a "woo" on OKCupid the other day, and I've yet to respond to it even though the woman sounds really interesting. Um. I kinda suck at this internet dating (or friendshipping) thing. *facepalm*

bubosquared: (ramblin' mind)
( Mar. 16th, 2006 09:40 am)

Dear snow: I like you, but I prefer you when I don't have to venture outside. This whole sneaking up on my in the night thing? Not funny. Making me slip the moment I step outside, forcing me to do aa slapstick routine trying to avoid actually falling on my arse and getting my trousers wet? Also not funny. Stop it, dammit!

*eyes 136 icon slots, whimpers* I cannae take the pressure, Cap'n! *flails*

Logging system: still arse. It's either really fucking slow, or it's its usual kinda slow, but with a side order of page/javascript errors every two clicks. Haaaaate.

*pokes [livejournal.com profile] the_cortex, whinges* Updaaaaaate!

I'm hungry and bored. Woe is me.

bubosquared: (pimpin')
( Feb. 27th, 2006 12:29 am)

*blinks* Between [livejournal.com profile] edinburgers and the local Freecycle list, all but three one items on my Stuff To Get Rid Of list just got snapped up in about eight hours. Including the massive desk/table I feared no one would ever want, yaye! And it's going to a good home, which is a relief--I've had this desk for going on ten years now, and it pains me to part with it, but I just need the room, sigh.

So, um, if anyone needs some random computer cables (these USB calbes are breeding, I swear to god!), floppy disks, or a couple of MiniDisks (plus holder/box), drop me a line. Those are That's the only items that haven't hasn't been claimed yet that I can't just pawn off at the nearest charity shop.

bubosquared: (belgian in scotland)
( Aug. 22nd, 2005 03:10 pm)

Anyone want to join me to go and see this? I'm not fussy about the times, just suggest something. :)

bubosquared: (harry potter)
( Jul. 15th, 2005 07:56 am)

Ugh, whatever is wrong with my card, I can't make my amazon payment in time to get HBP in any sotr of timely manner. Um. UK people? Edinburgh people? If I queue tonight, do you think I can buy a copy even if I've not pre-ordered? What about if I join the end of the cue after the first rush has died down?

bubosquared: (glorious leader melle)
( Jul. 2nd, 2005 05:07 pm)

Am knackered. Cannot feel knees below the knees, and my back is agony.

Queed to get on march longer than I actually spent marching, and then, just as we start actually moving, they start showing U2 at Live 8 on the big screens. Bastards. Avoided sunburn, but whacked a few people in the head with my sign (if you see a belgian flag on TV reports, that'll be me, whoo!) and nearly tripped over a toddler half a dozen times. All in all, a fun-filled day. Now I need, in order, a shower, some food, a lie-down, and to clean my flat.

Amusingly, when I was typing in the LJ url, IE's autocomplete (I'm in an internet cafe) popped up with, among other things, [livejournal.com profile] time_and_chips. Ahahahaha!

bubosquared: (coffee)
( Jun. 25th, 2005 05:25 pm)

Pride was fun. I put on sunblock this morning in what I thought would turn out to be a fit of misguided optimism, but only put it on my arms and legs (and on my head, heh), and forgot that in a spagetti-strap top and with this haircut, my shoulders and the back of my neck would also be exposed. Sunburn = owie.

Going to take a nap and give my feet a rest before going out tonight.



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