Archive for October 18th, 2006

Extra, Extra! JTA finds time to do a proper post!

…Realises hasn’t much to Say!

Life here carries on as hectic as ever, I’m afraid. Well, not at the moment; I’m on Evening Duty in a Reading Room, which is quite fun, and rather Big School Library-ish, when there aren’t people wanting to come over and get their grubby fingers onto books they’ve pulled up from the Stack.

Fantastic weekend, for which belated cheers go out to Alec & Suz and Matt-in-the-Hatt and Sian – all enormously last minute and surprising, but I managed to catch some sleep up on the Sunday, so I’m glad I contrived to lever myself out of bed!

I’m still getting my head round the way this place works, but I think I’ve mostly got it sorted out, now; or, at least, I’m probably in a position to be able to work out a vague map, or something, which, as we all know, is Rule One (#5) of Exploration (Rule One #’s 1-4 covering things like ‘have someone who can detect traps,’ ‘if you’re stuck go back and look for hidden buttons,’ and ‘don’t step on the pressure plate without looking about a bit first’ [now I wanna play Eye of the Beholder again… Never did manage to get onto level 6, actually, had to keep bypassing it…])

A little alarmed at the fact I don’t seem to be getting very good at the commuting, yet, and I’m still knackered almost all the time. That’s a bit annoying.

More annoying is the way winter seems to be coming on, brining with it the usual aches and pains and trouble with my knees. As soon as I’ve got a minute I’m going to have to go and register with a doctor and demand they do something better than saying “have these Ibruprofen tablets” by way of fixing the problem – we’re talking little pink pills worth 400 Mgs a go, and I’m up to the point where if I only take one, it does pretty much nothing. If they were giving me morphine, I’d’ve been put into rehab by now…

Still, beyond that, all’s pretty much well, and I’ve not been completely swamped by anything yet. Give it time and I expect I will, but I’ll worry about that when it happens.

Have confirmed my time off for the Real Ale Ramble, at least (Thursday-Wednesday, to give time to get up to Aber beforehand, and to collapse in a heap afterwards), so that’s all fantastic, and means we can start things like “Booking the train tickets in advance,” in a bid to save a wee bit of cash, which is good, especially since I’m going to be getting a new monitor, presently (read: when I get paid), in order to use the computer which we’re planning to manhandle down here in the near future.

And that’s more-or-less that, I reckon. Another update in another week, like as not.

Have fun!

This is a new one…

Fascinating bit of spam today, which I’ve never seen before:

hi Luisa i hope this is your mailbox.
I was pleased to meet you the other day. I hope you are truly had like the New York.
So much so much happening all the time, lots of great opportunities.
And speaking of opportunities, the deal I was speaking you about yesterday embraces a company
named Tex-Homa (TXHE).
It’s already heading up, but the big announcement isn’t even
out yet, so there’s still time. I have got this shares already and made
2000. I propose you to do the same today.

Hope this helps you out. I’ll see you this weekend.
Yours Luisa Gibbs

Now isn’t that wierd? I’m assuming it’s spam, because, well if this were real insider dealing, you, uh, wouldn’t go sending information out to e-mail addresses if you weren’t damn sure who owned ‘em, and even then you wouldn’t be quite as explicit as to say “but the big annoucement isn’t out yet, so I’m breaking the law by telling you to buy these shares in this company [insert helpful stock exchange code here],” unless you were keen to avoid all your friends and relations for the next ten years but it’s still a new one on me.

Anyone seen it’s ilk before? ‘s sneaky, and only fatally flawed if you’re not especially interested and don’t read it properly – I did think it was just a case of the wrong address, until the bit about the shares came up.

Proper blog post soon, when I’m on break, or otherwise not getting paid.

Have fun!