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With hindsight, today might have gone better if I had simply not got out of bed and not attempted to interact with the day at all.

Major whinge posted behind the cut

I suspected it wasn't a good sign when I got into work, and while making my first cup of tea of the day, managed to drop the almost-full bottle of milk, which then sprayed milk all over every available floor and surface in the vicinity. By the time I had cleaned it up I had lost quite a lot of precious pre-work breakfast and internet time, but never mind. 

Then, there was the work. As I've commented to a few people, I am spending most of September covering for someone who's on holiday. It's not been too bad this week so far, but today nothing went right when I tried to do her job. And, of course, since it's not my regular job I don't know the quick and simple solutions when things aren't straighforward, so spent half the morning trying to find information that turned out not to exist anyway. By the end of the day, I think I had managed to finish some of yesterday's work in my own job. And I'm about two weeks behind with printing stuff, as we've got IT problems that no-one seems to know how to fix. Considered staying late, and then decided, bugger it, mostly because I'd been falling asleep all afternoon anyway so would probably just make a complete cock up of anything else that I tried to do late.

I got home. Things got better: the printer cartridges I had ordered online had arrived! I have finally entered the twentieth century and bought something online! Successfully! Go me.

Then, after installing my new printer cartridge, I discovered my computer chair was broken by the expedient method of trapping and crushing my finger in it. OW! Said finger is now wrapped in a cold, wet kitchen towel, and it still hurts about half an hour later, and I'm typing very slowly and making so many typo's it's not funny, as it was my right index finger, and now I can't type properly. 

Okay, whinge over now. To be fair, I'm sure lots of other people have had a worse day, I'm just tired and wanted a bit of a rant. I would like to add a *huge thank you* to the completely mad Primeval Crowd. In the midst of my bad day at work, I finally stopped briefly for lunch (an hour later than usual) and discovered more of Munchkin's wonderful Ryan-picspam, and all your insane comments, and had a good laugh, and it was like a half-hour oasis of friendly insanity that cheered me up no end. So I decided it was definietly time to post the sentiment that Telperion_15 and Fredbassett have already posted:

If there are one or more people on your friends list who make your world a better place just because they exist, and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the Internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.

It's so true. Thanks guys.

Current Mood: pissed off pissed off
Current Music: Snow Patrol: Eyes Open

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fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: September 13th, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh god, you've got every right to be pissed off! Poor you, poor finger!

That really was a crappy day, so I'm really glad to hear you got time for a bit of Ryan!madness in the meantime. The comment insanity has spead, since then and is now a long digression re thigh straps, which are now trying to insinuate themselves into DC 8.

I've managed some more writing today, amidst packing, shopping and lusting.

Mr fb started to suffer angst re packing the car, claiming it wouldn't all fit, and for once my spacial awareness was better than his, and with a bit of rearrangement, it did! Damned if I was going to kip in a French layby without being able to get the seats laid back nearly flat. Anyway, it seems to be ok, and tomorrow we just have to poter around then head for the Chunnel, late afternoon.

I really hope tomorrow is better for you, but please feel free to rant if it isn't provided your crushed pinky will allow typing. I think the thread that Telperion started is just sooo true. I read some pompous git in a newspaper the other day trying to analyse internet friendships and being vaguely dismissive of them and I thought, "Bollocks, shows what you know, chum!!"

Yeah for LJ, the Primeval Crowd and all the other lovely people I've met through it !!! GO US.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 13th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just tried to get onto the Ryan-picspam, and I think my dial-up threw a wobbler after all the extra comments as well as the pictures as well. Will give it another go in a minute.

I actually feel a lot calmer now, I think the rant helped just by putting it all down. Finger is starting to feel better, but I'm trying to avoid typing with it too much just in case.

I think I saw the same article as you about internet friend networks (or some variant thereof), and I thought similarly.

I'm useless at packing, and always end up trying to take too much. You'd think I would have learned, especially as I don't drive and have to carry everything myself if I go by train or something. But no, it's always like luggage tetris in my huge rucksack!

Hope you have a great holiday anyway.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: September 13th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sends e-hugs and much, much sympathy*

Ranting is good. Ranting is great. Ranting is brilliant. You let off steam, and then everything doesn't seem so bad. Although I'm now building up steam again at the mention of this idiot and his 'internet friends aren't real friends' article. Total crap. Sometimes I think you guys know me better than my non-internet friends (in certain ways, anyway).

Hope your finger is feeling better - although I recommend you rest it properly. You wouldn't want to start typing too soon and damage it more severely, cos then you wouldn't be able to type for a long time! *grins* Seriously, if you want me to give your desk-chair a talking to, I will.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 13th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I feel very hugged now. Thanks again, guys.

It's true, I enthuse at you guys about some things that I don't even mention to non-LJ friends (mostly the fic stuff and the random insanity and Ryan-drooling, it has to be said, but even so). It's great just ramdomly chatting about common interests with people who are just as enthusiastic about strange topics of conversation.

I can't be too mad at the computer chair. Ive had it years, litteraly, since before i was at university, which is over a decade ago now, and it was second hand from my uncle then, so it's a very old chair. Possibly why it's now slightly broken. I just wish I could have found this out in a less painful way.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: September 14th, 2007 01:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm just about to sign off now and finish playing luggage tetris. Mr fb has just lugged a cooler bag containing half a hundredweight of sausages (as requested by our friends in France) down to the garage. I now need to go and divert another wobbly, and he's demanding my laptop bag .....oh bugger, time to go!
bloomeenee From: bloomeenee Date: September 13th, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had a crap day too... have a sympathetic hug.
I'm having nice comforting fried rice: shall I email you some? :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 13th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hugs back. Just spotted your post on my f-list. Glad it didn't turn out to be anything serious, but on the other hand I see why it must have been infuriating to go through all that stress, only to be told it's nothing.

I also had rice for tea, chicken flavoured rice cooked so long it was practically risotto - my favourite way to have rice. Although it wasn't as nice as the very cheesy mashed potato swimming in gravy that I had last night - the ultimate comfort food of the gods.

Hope we both have better days tomorrow.
hellcats_punk From: hellcats_punk Date: September 13th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh poor you! *sends hugs of sympathy*
I thought I was having a bad week but compared to this one day it seems like I have nothing to complain about really.

I know all about the covering a job for someone and everything going wrong with it. Everytime I have to cover for a girl at my work the computers all decide to crash and I have to do everything by hand (which takes twice as long) then put it all into the comps when they start working again.

Hey and you're doing better than me. I like you, don't like buying online, as I don't like giving details of how to get your hands on MY money over to people, no matter how secure the site is. I like the old fashioned go into a shop and speak to the seller way myself.

Glad your day has improved excluding the injury to your finger *glares at desk chair*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 14th, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the hugs. I didn't get chance to reply from work today, it was another manic one, and by the time I'd finished looking at Munchkin';s latest Ryan picspam my lunchbreak was over.

At last, it's Friday, the working week is over, and I don't have to worry about it until Monday now. It does always seem to take so much longer to do someone else's job, doesn't it? I supose it's because you aren't used to it, and keep having to stop and look at notes or remember how to do things (I do, anyway).

I do still prefer to go into a shop and buy from real people. The only reason I got the printer cartridges online was becasue that was the *only* place I could get them. I didn't know this when I got the printer, but then again the printer was a freebie from a friend who had just upgraded theirs, so I wasn't about to refuse on the grounds that the cartridges were a bit dificult to get hold of!

Hope your week is getting better now it's the weekend, anyway.
munchkinofdoom From: munchkinofdoom Date: September 14th, 2007 05:59 am (UTC) (Link)
OMG!!!!! *hugs*

I'm glad your day is over, and hopefully today will be better for you. Wait, don't you have today off? Hope so. Mind you, that means you're on dial-up. *headdesk*

Have uploaded today's pics to my scrapbook, and shall do the picspam soon... *hugs*

And yes, we are a mad lot! *veg*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 14th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I feel hugged again. Thankyou.

As I said to Hellcats Punk, it is now Friday, and the world looks better already (even if we are probably going to lose the rugby match against South Africa tonight).

I didn't have today off work, and it was another busy one, although better than yesterday (it didn't start with me throwing milk all over the kitchen for starters! definite bonus).
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