In sickness and in health

So, I finally drag myself out of my sick bed to write something. I’m feeling awful! I’m on antibiotics and lots of pain killers, both of which I generally try to avoid at all costs. I have an extremely nasty throat infection and I’ve had a blood test for Glandular Fever which is *not* good. It’s easy to get down when it hurts to eat/drink/swallow/breathe and I can’t kiss my girlfriend for risk of infection.

But before the lurgie set in lots of stuff happened….

I’ve finally had some tech support work to do retrieving data from a badly broken hard disk and a web site job has come up. Sorry mchicago but the hosting fell through because the client has set up their own hosting and domain registration.

I went to the induction day at my new work place which was cool. Got to meet my new work buddies and have been warned about the political situation I may be starting off from! I must also be careful from here on in what I say in my blog in case workmates are reading 😛 (Hi Adam and Gary!)

I’ve been asked to work for two weeks during the summer holidays to help out setting up some new kit and getting used to the network which is good (extra money, won’t be such a shock in September) and bad (major panic about passing driving test in time which is looking increasingly unlikely). Driving is going OK but booking a test in time is proving impossible because the people I’ve got my lessons with messed me around.

The following day was Prom night which turned into an extremely romantic and memorable evening… and morning. The jazz band was very cool and the food wasn’t bad either. The room wasn’t fantastic but it didn’t really matter. Especially seeing as lauperr stole enough soap, shampoo, shower caps, tea, coffee, sugar, toilet rolls etc. to more than make up for the rip off price!

Cinema and Shopping
The next day lauperr and I went to watch Shrek 2 with my Aunty and her boyfriend which was really nice and the film was great fun. Had a relaxing evening with lots of pizza and shopping the next morning, and afternoon. A very successful shopping trip actually, a total of £2 was spent 😀

Propoganda from “Corporate B******s”
I’m getting increasingly irritated at the bollocks propoganda I’m being bombarded with at Showcase Cinemas and in Blockbuster about film piracy and how evil it is, funding terrorism, yadda yadda. I’ve found some of the video clips offensive, verging on threatening. “Corporate B******s” are not my words btw, but those of someone standing at the back of the Cinema who had nowhere to sit. The reason they had nowhere to sit is that the Cinema was breaking fire regs and had sold too many tickets to maximise profits.

lauperr‘s 18th
Yesterday was lauperr‘s 18th birthday which started with a Champagne breakfast with strawberries, cream, chocolate and roses courtesy of yours truly followed by presents and cards which I’m sure she’ll tell you all about.

After taking the dog to the pet shop for pampering and me to the doctors to have needles stuck in me (something wrong there, I’m sure) I treated lauperr to a meal at the Angel Hotel which was some seriously good nosh. Then we rented a couple of films (‘Identity’ (15) is a brilliant and clever film and ‘Love Object’ (18) is an OK film and also quite clever, not porn as lauperr‘s parents suspected!)

In the evening there was a birthday family meal at the Cantonese which was also seriously good nosh and extremely filling. After the meal we went pubbing with onelessmoment among others.

And finally today my family was invited to lauperr‘s house for the afternoon to meet her family (lots of them!) which went suprisingly (I thought) well.

I’ve just realised that the flash memory card from my phone containing all my phone numbers and mp3s has fallen out and disappeared. Please oh please don’t let it turn up in the washing machine!!!

Hope djkoa is having fun in Holland.

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