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There's a storm in my teacup!

Well, in my dollar store mug.

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Work is disillusioning me at the moment - the problem with retail work as we approach Christmas is that customers get more impatient and come in more frequently - so to find Saturday's a bad day for several staff members, and I may well be looking at a 12 hour day is already a painful thought in my head. I mean, considering I'll be arriving before 10, I'll have spent more time at work that day than I will have at home. That, to someone who's a bit of a lazybones, doesn't sound right.

Ach, it's not that bad, really. It's money, at least. And doing the twelve hours won't be that bad - it's just knowing it's coming up when I can't be bothered, frankly.

So, what else to think of? Hm, besides the soul-searching we all do around this age?
  • Mum's hankering for sorting out the Christmas decorations. It's taking its toll when I've been coming back from work - mainly because Cliff hates Christmas so they keep bickering over his grumbling over the 'stupid time'. Also, Mum always has to scavenge which is causing us to have a lack of space for anything. My bedroom is a temporary wreck due to the presents all being harvested in my room for now, alongside the computer Cliff acquired that is, frankly, crap. So we're keeping a poor computer for no reason. Huzzah! It'll be gone by the year's end, I expect.

  • The feeling of singleness is kicking in a little, that'll pass. It's been on my mind more recently due to hearing other people in similar situations - that makes you think of it more, consciously or not. Otherwise I'm comfortable with letting life pass until someone nice shines out, as it were.

  • There's this massive feeling that I lost some of my schoolfriends too easily and the need to say hello to them again is remarkably vivid today.

  • I want to make a music CD so I have something half-decent to listen to when I get into work but keep forgetting to do such a thing.
And the soul-searching is about the merits of a college or university course. I'd meet more nice people if I figure out what course I actually think is wise to take. I did A-levels in Media and Business Studies and was told I'd make a good accountant, but I also feel like that'd be a dull job direction to go to. I know I'm good with numbers, but I'm also the type that makes little mistakes and gets too angry at myself when it happens. And with something like accounting, a little mistake can cause a snowball effect. A course for HTML or somesuch? I want to learn, but again, I don't think I'd have the talent to merit it becoming more than a pastime activity.

I need to write more - actually, I need to remember what I say more so I can write it. Methinks I'll be looking for a simple and carryable dictaphone of some format soon. Say, when I walked down the shops yesterday I ended up thinking of a daffy chorus, which someone was amused at. I know I could write some decent stuff in this frame of mind, it's getting the time to... which is why recording it so when I do have more time, I can get it written, is key.

Oh, and I bought a second-hand Dreamcast (after the other one went kaput) for a fiver today at work, with Shenmue and some crap game. Shame my friend has most of my games now. I'll have to see if I can acquire any back.

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Can't suppose I helped much with allowing the feeling of singleness to pass. Apologies.

As for HTML, you knew enough about design to have your journal done up nice. I think if you gave it a shot, you'd be surprised just how good you could become.

Ach, don't you apologise. It just made me think about it, not get myself down about it.

As for HTML, for this journal design... I just found a nice webpage design and added very little to it, really. You did far more work on it than I. But maybe. Still, I need the time and I have little of it.

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