I didn't feel well today so I spent most of my afternoon curled up on the sofa watching episodes of Chuck while the dog and the cat cuddled up to me. It was a nice way to spend a Saturday.
Also, I have just seen the Coca Cola advert. That means it is officially Christmas.
Hello lovely LJ people. I hope everyone had a good Christmas. =D
My Doctor Who obsession is obviously well known judging by the amount of Who-related presents I received this year. I have labelled this my Who Haul and I'm wondering if I should take a picture of it to share with the world so that everyone can look upon it and weep with envy.
One of my presents was the Doctor Who board game. Mum and I have played it twice and I have won both times. I do have a rather significant advantage though, since it does involve answering trivia questions about the series. Maybe next time we play she should be allowed access to the Doctor Who Encyclopaedia (another one of my presents) to even the odds a bit.
Other than that, I have mostly been feeling tired and ill. Yay(!)
Hey everyone. I know I haven't been around much (even less so than usual) and I thought I should explain why.
Two weeks ago we noticed that our cat Zack was looking unwell so we took him to the vet. He was admitted for a week while they did blood tests, took a bone marrow sample and gave him a blood transfusion because his count was so low.
Last week we got to take him home while they tried to work out what was wrong with him. We had to give him various different pills morning and evening. I was the bad guy who forced him to take them. I hated upsetting him like that but if it would help him get better I was going to do it.
But he just got worse. And today they told us it's cancer of the bone marrow. He had no chance of getting better and it was kindest to have him put to sleep.
So that's it. First Sammy, then Fury and now Zack. Three cats gone in six months and none of them older than a few years. Fuck you, universe. You are unbelievably cruel.
So, I finally got an appointment to have my ears syringed. I'd been trying for a while but their machine was broken and I had to wait for them to get a new one. I was very excited at the thought of being able to hear clearly again and not have horrible crunching when I moved my head.
So, I go this morning and while the left ear was done with no problems, the right ear was not so lucky.
Apparently the ear drum is visible in the right ear. It's not blocked up with wax.
That means that while I can hear better now, thanks to my left ear being cleared, my right ear is still muffled. Which is very annoying. But worse than that, it means my head still creaks and crunches when I move it in certain ways. I'm not sure it's possible to explain exactly how horrible this feeling is unless you've experienced it yourself so it's difficult to explain just how much this upsets me.
Because now what? I do still have a cold so there is the slight hope that my ear problem is related to that and it will clear up when the cold does, but I don't have much hope since I've been having ear issues longer than this cold.
All I can do is wait for the cold to clear then if I still have problems go to the doctor and see if he can help me. And I really hope he can because continuing like this would be unbearable. I was only able to cope with it for so long because I had the knowledge that it would go away once I had my ears done. And now I don't know when, or if, it will ever go away.
So, yesterday was the first day of autumn. For weeks I've been looking forward to it and planned to make a post to celebrate but I still felt crappy so I didn't. I did change my journal theme to an autumnal one though, so yay for that!
Yesterday was also Bi Visibility day. I didn't wear purple myself because I have a uniform for work (annoyingly I used to have a purple shirt, but we got new red ones last week so I have to wear that now, otherwise I'd have been set.) I did have a fun time looking at various people and wondering if they were bi or just happened to be wearing purple that day, though.
Today I don't feel as bad as I have the past two days, so that's good. I'm very much looking forward to the weekend since I'm really hating on work at the moment. I'm not the only one though; lots of the people I work with have been talking about leaving. I really wish I knew what I wanted to do. At the moment I just want to find a job that doesn't involve direct interaction with customers, and that's kinda hard.
I see that the new TV season has started in America. It's making navigating my friends list and other sites a bit of a challenge as I try to work out which shows I'm going to have to watch online and which shows I don't mind being spoiled for (I've come to accept that there's no way to wait to watch shows when they air in the UK and remain unspoiled for them unless I stay off the internet completely and that's just not an option.)
I'm definitely going to be watching Bones online, but probably not until tomorrow so I'll just avoid most of LJ until then. I was always going to be watching that as soon as possible since it's my favourite show at the moment, but my decision has only been bolstered by the complete lack of any mention of season six or when it'll be airing on Sky One's website. It's like they've forgotten it exists. (Particularly annoying since as I'm writing this the TV has just shown an advert for Stargate Universe airing "just days after the States!")
Sometimes I think I have a male brain. For one thing there's my complete inability to multi-task. I'm very much one thing at a time and if you ask me to do something else then the thing I was already doing will just fly completely out my head. I think that's why I love lists so much, they are exceedingly useful!
But for another thing, and the main point of this entry, I think I have man flu. I mean I'm sure it's just a cold but my head hurts, my throat hurts and I feel completely run down. I just want to go to bed for the rest of the week and make "blargle" noises at anyone who wants me to actually do anything.
I am trying to hide how crappy I feel, though, and just get on with things as usual. We have a new manager at work and I'd rather he didn't come away from his first week with us with the impression that I'm completely and utterly useless.
So... it's Friday. CAPSLOCK day. Not that I feel very CAPSLOCKY. I've been ILL and I HATE being ILL. I missed out on WEDNESDAY goodness and this week was one of the RARE times when I got to finish work at 4, which I REALLY like and probably won't happen again for AGES.
But I did watch a hell of a lot of FARSCAPE, which is EXCELLENT.
I'm currently using GOOGLE CHROME as my browser because FIREFOX is being SHIT. I quite LIKE it so far, but I can't get SPELL CHECK to work, which is ANNOYING.
It's OFFICIAL. SWINE FLU has come to my work. Kinda. TWO people apparently have it, although they caught it ELSEWHERE. But it still counts and we now have these ANTIBACTERIAL HAND GELS dotted around the place that we're supposed to use. They're quite FUN actually.
In OTHER NEWS, I have seen HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE. It was a GOOD film, although they LEFT OUT a lot of bits that I thought would have been IMPORTANT.
I feel like I should say MORE but I feel TIRED and DOWN. I blame WORK.
I'm not going to work tomorrow. I'm going to see Leonard Cohen in concert again. We don't leave until the afternoon so I could have worked in the morning, but I thought it was easier to just take the whole day off. I'm really glad I did cos I am so unbelievably tired. I blame it on not being completely well before going back to work. And the fact that we have been so very busy recently.
My mother, the e-doctor, has decided I have acute bronchitis.