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Last Friday I...

Ran my work chair castor over the end of my phone charger, and then it took 5 minutes to wiggle back out of the castor. Still, it'll charge as long as it's held in with a rubber band! Yay! :)

Tuesday I dried off my elbows under the hand dryer at work because I got so wet cycling to the station.

Today I made it to the early train into work, despite getting up at my usual later-train-time. Hurrah! Who needs clean hair, anyway?

I reckon this makes it Week of WIN.

From a great height....

On Tuesday, I arrived at York station and went to get my paper from WH Smiths, and got pooed on from a great height by a pidgeon. I heard the splatter sound, and looked down and couldn't see anything, so I thought 'phew'. But five minutes later, my friend o_faolain pointed out the line of white down the bottom of my skirt.

Oh joy.

And then in the evening, I forgot to take my bike keys with me to writing group, so I had to chain my bike up without actually locking it. Fortunately, it was still there when I went home.

And two weeks ago, I posted my new corset back to the woman who made it, since it was fraying after being worn four times. And I didn't think to send it by recorded delivery. And it's not reached her yet.


Just thought I'd share. ;-)

Today I...

Today I booked an appointment at a hair dressers, and I did it over the phone.

I am made of more WIN than GOD.

hot chocolate !

today I err...

finally located some hot chocolate that doesn't require hot milk to be added.  I don't have a microwave - and heating milk in a pan a) uses a lot of milk b) creates washing-up c) takes up valuable living time.  Just adding hot water is what I want.  OK - I add a bit of cold milk too usually, to make it drinkable quicker - and make it a little bit creamier too.  But you get my point...

Thing is, I was happy with the jars of Cadburys (?) Options I used to buy... but then they disappeared off the shelves, living only hot-milk-reliant products.  Seriously annoying.  My search has been long and hard (over many weeks) - but finally I have located some!!!  I was so pleased.  It's made by Clipper, so it's organic & fairtrade too!  hurrah.  It's in Costcutters on campus, of all places...

I should have stockpiled before announcing this publicly, I guess...!

- and this should probably be cross-posted to the 'where do I buy ecologically-friendly products in York and how good are they?' community...

only I've not got around to creating it yet.

Still - go me !!!

I. Am. Win.

Today I successfully located my IBAN and SWIFT numbers; I checked my email, reading even the scary ones; I went into my dentist and established that I did not, in fact, miss my appointment, as it's on the 13ths; AND I remembered to buy milk so that I could make tea in the Research Students room.

I'm not sure a greater person has lived on this Earth. What do you think?

Today I...

Or rather, right this second, I am defragging my computer. This is very exciting for me, as I have never done it before, and the powers of wisdom tell me it will become a faster and more manageable beast as a result.
Today, and yesterday, I assembled flat-packed furniture. Previously, I would not have considered this to be on the list of Things That Ed Can Do...
Today, I went swimmming, forgot a brush or comb, and managed to go shopping in Asda afterwards without (a) catching a cold or (b) losing my slender grip on my sanity due to frustration at my hair. I feel triumphant.

Friday: Today I....

Today I successfully avoided being trampled by a tethered pony and being run over by a porter-mobile.

PH3AR my haXX0r ninja moves!

In unrelated stuff: I had thought it would be good to have just one post, where everybody boasted about their exploits, per day, so as to avoid filling up each other's friends lists. Is this a good idea, or do people generally not care that much?

coffee... sugar... milk...

I just got into work and made a round of cuppas. I've been working here since the end of 2001. The round of cuppas was: 1 tea for me, 1 filter coffee with sugar, 1 decaff coffee without. Guess which coffee I carefully tipped the sugar into?


I guess it really is Friday.