My life feels all disorganised and argh. This is, I suspect, in large part because my flat is an unholy mess. I’ve been meaning to clean this weekend, but when I switched on the boiler yesterday, it quickly became apparent that there was something wrong. Normally, even in the coldest dead of winter, it takes an hour, max, to heat the water up to near-boiling. This time? Not so much. Three hours later, it was still tepid at best — warm enough that I can tell it’s doing something, too cold to take a shower with or do the dishes. And so i should call my landlady, except I need to clean first, before she comes out, because I can’t let her see the flat like this. O HELLO CATCH-22! *headdesk*

(Okay, I’ve been clearing up at least, and dusting and stuff, and will do the dishes by boiling water in the kettle, but it’s gonna take a while, and I’ve not been able to take a shower in two days now. I normally shower twice a day, so now I feel icky like whoa.)

In happier news, Gerard Way needs to be my secret gay boyfriend. (Starting at the 0:57 mark.) No, seriously. (Around the 1:50 mark especially.)

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

bubosquared: (coffee)
( Oct. 17th, 2007 12:44 pm)

A scene from this morning:

Someone: *knocks on door*
Melle: *was asleep, wakes up* "Gnurgh?" *gets up, walks to door*
Melle: *hand on doorknob* "Wait, what am I missi--CLOTHES! Right! Augh!" *scrambles*

Turned out to be the gas people checking to make sure we'd all switched our gas off so they can work on the connection today. Still, I guess this shows the perils of sleeping naked. >_<

Wow, first call of the day and already with the assholery. Calling me "darling" or "sweetheart" every other sentence is bad enough, but then trying to haggle on the price for a replacement GPS receiver (yes, it's expensive, but as I pointed out to you, you can get one for much cheaper, and we seriously don't care if you do, I promise), going so far as to try and get it replaced under warranty? No. In fact, fuck no. What the hell is wrong with some people?

After a lot of back and forth with my host's Tech Support, they "ran some updates," and what do you know, suddenly my disk space usage is displaying correctly. (There's a small discrepancy of a few MB, which is about what I expected -- probably some logs or something that's outside my home directory, which is fair enough.) Coincidentally, "running some updates" was what they did to get the e-mail quotas to display correctly as well. Not too impressed here, because I still don't know WTF was going on, and it took four hours of song and dance trying to explain that no, see, a) I've already deleted all the logs in the home dir, and b) those would (and did) show up in the Disk Usage Viewer and thus aren't part of the 488MB that's not in there. So in short, I still don't know WTF was wrong, but at least it's fixed for now.

I now really want to redo my website, and mirror my LJ there and stuff. I know, rationally speaking, that this is me procrastinating on NaNo planning, but I'm not sure I care. Anyway, anyone know of a way to import/export from LJ to Wordpress with comments and tags intact? And if there's a way to friendslock entries in WordPress?

*noodles about with content management software* *pokes things with pointy sticks*

bubosquared: (que?)
( Oct. 15th, 2007 09:46 am)

Okay. So. I realise that I'm likely to be a bit paranoid over the next few days at least, whenever I find things missing. Case in point: on saturday, for a brief moment, I couldn't find my Tevas. I was all ready to start wishing bodily harm on the burglars, which I hadn't done before even over the underwear thing, because dammit, who'd steal a pair of sandals that've seen the better part of a decade, and these things have actual emotional value, you bastards. Then i found them under my desk. Thank fuck.


I can't find my running/sport shoes. It's possible they're wedged under the bed, but I'm fairly sure they're not --I don't wear them often enough for them to not be in my shoebox where they belong. I rather hope they're just hiding somewhere, though, because I can deal with theft and i can deal with people going through my knickers, ultimately, but when they start confusing me, I'll just keep dwelling on this and wondering why, for the love of little green apples, why?

And then it'll take that much longer for me to get over this. Argh!

bubosquared: (my job is pastede on boo)
( Aug. 13th, 2007 01:01 pm)

Am back. Will not need to eat for like a week, between lots of food and lots of Guinness. Will likely be quiet and uncommunicative for a bit as I recover from the last few overly-social weeks. Mneh.

bubosquared: (wow: alliance)
( May. 7th, 2007 12:02 pm)

*walks up to flist, grunts* Work baaaaaaad. Daystar eeeeeeevil. Melle smash?

My sleep pattern's all fucked up, gah. I was at [ profile] dantesvendetta's and [ profile] bracknellexile's for Mags's room-warming party until, um, ass o'clock on Saturday morning. Not that I'm complaining about the party, mine, because there was corsettage, and hot redheads, and lots of fun and alcohol, and also cupcakes! And hey, look, quotes! :D

And then, Saturday and Sunday, there was WoW. Cut for your convenience because it's long and has a metric shitload of footnotes. )

bubosquared: (glorious leader melle)
( Mar. 15th, 2007 11:29 am)

Ha! Not even nine yet, and I've been quite productive. :D Paid all the bills that needed paying, which means I'll be back online tonight and femgeeks should be back up some time today as well, so yaye for that!

On the boo side, I went to get cigarette tubes this morning and found my local newsagent burnt out. Now I'm worried about the owner, who's always been very nice to me and reguler scolds me for smoking too much. :(

Also: Best. Knitting project. EVAH!

bubosquared: (Default)
( Jan. 15th, 2007 11:25 am)

My work computer has randomly decided it doesn't have a network card anymore, so I'm on another computer until IT comes and fixes it, augh. I miss my own space, dammit! Not to mention all my files and settings and bookmarks and a mouse that's on the right side of the keyboard and has a scroll wheel and augh!

I have, however, managed to do something vaguely productive, and updated my calendar. Feel free to add stuff you think I should show up for.

Quick question to the geeks on my flist: Can I use my copy of Windows XP to install on someone's computer with their OEM serial number?

bubosquared: (Default)
( Jan. 10th, 2007 12:37 pm)

You know, as shiny as the iPhone looks, I'm still put off by the touch screen. This may just be me, though, as I just know I'd bread it completely the first week or so, and be completely SOL.

Whinging. Escapade. Work. Stuff. )

bubosquared: (Default)
( Dec. 11th, 2006 12:18 pm)

Was late to work, had not submitted paperwork for new badge despite being convinced I had, it's busy like ASS, there was unexpected training tomfoolery, I'm fifteen minutes late going on my lunch break thanks to a customer calling in a minute before, Samwise's battery is shot and needs replacing, and aksjlaskjldfkjsdflarse.

Today needs a reset button.

[ETA] Little old ladies calling me “flower” are love! [/ETA]

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

bubosquared: (Default)
( Nov. 22nd, 2006 02:38 pm)

Melle. Smash. Puny. Humans.

i'm so not having my day. gah. *crawls under rock and dies*

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

bubosquared: (ebony and silver)
( Oct. 30th, 2006 12:26 pm)

So apparently being a girl means it's highly surprising for me to do tech support. Good to know!

Also, I still don't know what I'm writing for NaNo. Am so fucked. And on top of everything else (still don't have my new debit card), my hip hurts and is making it impossible for me to sit down for any amount of time.

Somebody kill me, please?

bubosquared: (Default)
( Oct. 20th, 2006 04:14 pm)

FUCK FUCK FUCK! I've lost my goddamned debit card in the thirty yards between the shop and the bus stop.

Suck, gah.

[ETA] Aaaand apart from the usual hassle, I just realised I won't get my new card until my WoW trial account runs out (and that's not even counting any additional hassle with verification and PayPal and crap and GAH! I hate the WORLD! [/ETA]

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

bubosquared: (pimpin')
( Oct. 11th, 2006 12:44 pm)

My birthday, as some of you may know, is on 20 Decmber. I'll be having a birthday do on the Saturday before (16 December), and I think I should start doing some minor planning. So, poll:

[Poll #842201]
bubosquared: (coffee)
( Sep. 21st, 2006 12:19 pm)

*flops* Is it Friday yet? This has been the busiest week in ages, between the new-computer-and-OMG-leak weekend, Mags visiting on Monday, dinner with jane on Tuesday, game yesterday, and game today, my first evening off will be tomorrow. I've not done the dishes in a week, and I have laundry to do, and general relaxing and writing!

On the up side, I just took my first tech support call, and I only had to ask for help once, and the akswer to that question was "Yeah, that needs to be escalated," so I think I did pretty well. I definitely felt pretty confident, and I don't think it showed that it was my first call, which is good. This confirms my theory that what reall counts in this job is how confident you are on the phone, how well you can blag, and your problem-spotting and information-gathering skills. The actual product you support is kind of secondary to those.

Link of the Day, yoinked from [ profile] wibbble: *covets*

bubosquared: (ebony and silver)
( Aug. 4th, 2006 01:11 pm)

Quick FYI: between work (which is insane omg someone save me!), real life, and general cleaning/preparations for Belgium, I'm pretty much run off my feet right now, so I'll likely be quieter than usual until it lets up for a while. I know I owe people comments and e-mail, and I'll try and get to that before I leave, at least, but yeah. Gah.

[ETA] Dude, did you see the new icon browser thingie for the web update? Now this is an update/improvement I like! [/ETA]

bubosquared: (ramblin' mind)
( Jul. 24th, 2006 02:05 pm)

Weather Pixie says ... )

Weekend of Debauchery and Boobies went well, but one day is not enough to recover. Gah. I don't know how you people who get hangovers do this. (Of course, most of you probably actually have bodies that let you sleep more than six hours, which I suppose would help.)

I believe I'm also going to be taken on a bra-shopping trip by [ profile] intemporaliter and [ profile] troubleinchina (and [ profile] padredon, but he's a boy and therefore doesn't count), apparently, I vaguely recall someone at one of the parties informing me (much to my horror) that I may be a D-cup. Stupid breasts.

Random link o' the day: Noel Clarke (aka Mickey Smith) booty! With thanks to [ profile] anothersuperboy for diggin it up for me. Muah!

bubosquared: (pimpin')
( Jul. 4th, 2006 12:58 pm)

This week at the game: Call of Chtulu! In which I prove yet again that dice? Hate me. *facepalm* But at least I'm still reasonably sane.

Need to get black clothes dye tonight so I can dye the skirt and corset-like top I'm planning on wearing to go see Pirates on Thursday with [ profile] troubleinchina and co. Arrrr, matey! :D

*pokes friendslist* Talk to me? I'm boooooored.

bubosquared: (domesticity)
( Jun. 29th, 2006 12:11 pm)

Random Co-worker Voice: "Frodo?"
I just don't know about these people, man.

My baby brother has now officially graduated from secondary school. I'm feeling so old, man. It seems like only yesterday that I took his twelve-year old self to see TPM and we fraked out people at the train station on the way back by having pretend lightsaber fights and singing the Imperial March at each other. And now he's all grown up! (Well, as groqn up as anyone in this family ever gets, heh.)

Today is shaping up to be v. annoying. Shall comfort self by making desserty stuff for the Expat Party and licking the bowl. Mmm, chocolatey goodness ...

bubosquared: (belgian in scotland)
( Jun. 26th, 2006 11:21 pm)

Birthday roll call! *strikes a pose* [ profile] dachelle! [ profile] deepsix! [ profile] bibliotech! Happy birthday all of you!

So [ profile] troubleinchina and I are throwing a joint expat anniversary party on Friday, by which time I need to have cleaned my flat and made approximatiely 666 dishes. And managed to get a cake and chocolate mousse over to Leith. If you want to see how that works out, come and join us! E-mail for address details and stuff. :D

Link o' the Day, part one: LiveJournal Dungeons. Go play! Seriously!

Link o' the Day, part two: Best footie strip ever. So very true.

bubosquared: (work)
( Jun. 23rd, 2006 03:47 pm)

It's finally Friday! Have a random poll to celebrate! )

I'm probably not going to go to Pride tomorrow. I'm in a shitty mood, I need to clean and stuff, and between last weekend and next weekend I'm going to get more than my share of groups-of-people experience for the month, so yeah. Plus, wasn't looking forward to trekking all the way up to Glasgow, frankly.



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