I apologise for the fact that I have lapsed rather lately. I knew I wouldn't
be able to keep up this facade of being in control of my life much longer...
What's happened since last time, then? Well I went for the interview in High
Wycombe, but they good as turned me down for the over-qualification chestnut,
though it was a worthwhile experience and the guy had a lot of constructive
comments to make, taking the attitude that I had taken the trouble to travel 50
miles to see him, and he was going to make the visit worthwhile. In the
meantime I've applied for jobs at BMG and the Open University, the latter of
which they have got back to me with a job description and a formal application
form, so there's hope there I guess, and it looks an interesting job,
developing course-based software for all their departments.
While back home I met up with an old college friend I hadn't seen properly for
months, which was great, demolishing pizza, wine and garlic bread like there
was no tomorrow - just before my interview actually; maybe not the best idea,
but I don't think the interviewer noticed anything much amiss.
Our star engineer did the remix, which sounds absolutely stonking, but true to
form, our boss wants "a few changes" made to it before he'll pay him for it.
The engineer has, with arm twisted painfully behind back, agreed to make the
changes, even though he suggested it would make it sound like something from
The Waltons rather than the euro-trance that his preferred version is.
I spent a fair bit of today looking for a car, which was a new experience to
say the least. I was eying up 1.2 litre Novas, and found one I really like for
about 3 grand. Hopefully we can haggle the price down a bit though... More
gutting though was ringing around for insurance quotes, where the cheapest I
have got so far is only a little under 600 quid which is flaming ridiculous for
a 26-year-old, even if I have only been driving a couple of months. I'll spend
some of tomorrow ringing around because I'm sure I can get something for under
300 quid even if the excess gets bumped up to something astronomic. Churchill
were going to clobber me in every way possible for being inexperienced, but
were quite apologetic about it I guess...
Other than that, time has been spent getting ready for my holiday. Still a
couple of weeks off, but looking forward to it as I haven't been away properly
for years. I'm going to Dublin with some friends from college and the net,
basically to spend a week soaking up the culture, and more to the point, the
gorgious black stuff. I've sorted out cash and insurance, more or less, and
I've ordered the rail tickets, so hopefully I can relax a bit for the last week
or so. We're going to be youth hostelling, which works out cheap but basic,
and low hassle.
No news on the accommodation front other than that I've until at least "early
August" to sort something else out. Still all too soon, but at least it isn't
going to interfere with my holiday which would have been an utter nightmare
Work has been as dull as ever, and if it wasn't for the car-hunting and holiday
arrangements I think I'd have been very very bored indeed.
Bye for now, see you again hopefully rather sooner than before...