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Jan. 16th, 2016

2016 Update

So what's changed:

  • Got the job I applied for
  • By doing so I beat out the guy already doing the job on a secondment
  • Free of a customer facing role, now working a steady 8-4 shift on Monday to Fridays. No more lates or weekend working
  • Have a clear idea of where my career is headed
  • Getting closer to the goal of buying our own home, fuck this renting bullshit
  • Feeling good in general, life's on the right track, and I can't really bitch and whine all that much about everything going on right now
  • Eating better
  • Writing more
  • Still enjoying writing
  • 8 years into my relationship and still going strong
  • Relations with the family are better than ever
  • Health has been up and down, but definitely doing better

    I'm sure there's more, but for me? Those are the highlights.

    Here's to 2016 being a good year.
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  • Jun. 14th, 2015

    I honestly forgot for the longest of times how much I love writing.

    In particular original characters.

    It's good to be back in a creative place again, it really is.

    I have *counts* 14 threads on the go and I'm just really enjoying everything that I'm doing and I'm grateful that my creative muse has come back to me.

    May it continue for a long time!

    Jun. 2nd, 2015

    Several GIFs to describe my emotional and mental state right now in life, love, work, creativity and other such things )

    'nuff said.

    Feb. 24th, 2015

    Taken charge of my "destiny" if you like.

    Applied for a pretty different job from the one I'm doing at the moment and have successfully attended an interview with a rather big name in my centre and the company in general O.o Oh well, I know I did everything I could and if they don't want my skillz then they're crazy.

    Now to crack on with my HR qualification.

    Even if it's driving me to distraction because the first module is about absence.

    Seriously boring.

    Sidenote: I need some new icons.

    Feb. 3rd, 2015

    Wow, it's been a while. Such a long time in fact that I nearly forgot my password. Though that's not much of a surprise considering passwords and I are like two very distant relatives, rarely meeting and exchanging information. Seriously ever since I went all AWOL from the internet world it's as if my brain forgot the basic principle of how to store and recall and very useful recollection later password memory. I can't count on two hands the amount of times I've had to reset my passwords over and over until something has finally stuck.

    Life has changed quite a bit, some good, some not so good, but that's all part of living last I checked.

    Home alone given that my wife has gone and gotten herself a swanky new secondment which means she's travelling a lot more now. Numnuts here gets to stay at home, catching public transport and dealing with the banes that comes right along with being a coach on a complaint handling floor. Such is life! But fingers crossed I may be out of the trenches soon enough given that I have an interview for a system access / change making job wc 16th February 2015. An interview I managed to wrangle from a 20 minute conversation with the line manager, score! Shows that I can bullshit with the best of them.

    Feels like there's a lot to put down, but don't know how to begin.

    Sufficed to say I am in a much better place now than I was a few months ago, the occasional break down aside ;)

    New Year resolution for 2015? Get back into the swing of my journal and maybe just maybe find a new game.


    We'll see.

    Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to go sort out my hangouts and other such fun things that come with being online again.

    May. 11th, 2014

    Nothing quite beats cutting into your thumb and nail attached to said thumb whilst baking and knowing you're going to have to take the nail polish off you so painstakingly put on so you can take a good look at the exact amount of damage you've done to yourself.

    And oh yeah nail polish remover stings like a bitch.


    Apr. 29th, 2014

    Que Sera Sera )

    Jan. 18th, 2014

    Dear life,

    I would very much like a break, please and thank you.

    - Mands

    Dec. 30th, 2013

    So turns out my mother has fracutured her humereus bone on her one good arm.

    This means she is in effect unable to do anything for herself.

    Currently in the emergency decisions unit as they try to figure out what to do as in whether they're keep the massive neck to wrist cast or operate.

    My brother's in a state.


    *rubs temples*

    Dec. 21st, 2013

    Because I clearly won't quit spamming you folks with the wedding stuff.

    More pictures here

    And.... here

    We really need to get off our asses and pick which pictures from the whole selection we want in the wedding book.

    This is me right now.


    Dec. 20th, 2013

    'But I've really learned you don't have to fit in. No matter where you go, you're always going to be you and if they don't like you for who you are, then what's the point of being someone else?'

    God bless, Jena Malone.

    I agree 110% with that quote and it echoes my thoughts on everything, it really does.

    Dec. 15th, 2013

    Personal stuff is personal )

    Dec. 11th, 2013

    Nope noppity nope nope my temper's all over the place at the moment. GIFs, many GIFs )

    This just sums up... everything I am feeling right now.

    Pendulum swinging, wheeee.

    Must. Cool. Down.

    Damn me for having my father's temper.

    Dec. 10th, 2013

    This is exactly how I feel in GIFs )
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    Dec. 7th, 2013

    Ugh work dinner was... ugh. Now my stomach hurts >.< Stupid new food, knew I never should have trusted you!

    In other news, meme!

    1. How long have we been playing together?
    2. First characters we played together?
    3. What was your first impression of playing with me?
    4. Funniest scene we were in together?
    5. Most depressing?
    6. Sappiest/fluffiest?
    7. Favorite ship with me?
    8. Favorite bromance?
    9. Favorite rivalry/enemyship?
    10. Which one of my characters (to date) is your favorite? Why?
    11. Anything in particular that makes my RP stand out?

    Dec. 2nd, 2013

    In so much pain.

    My Dentist is pure evil, I am convinced of this.

    Five fillings I had to have in one sitting. Not two like she said there was going to be, but five!

    My jaw, my teeth, my neck, my head, everything hurts >.<

    I was in there for fifty minutes!

    She stuck me four times with the damn needle to numb up the area but then realised that for 1 of the fillings she hadn't numbed me then tried to do the filling WITHOUT.

    Fuck me sideways, that hurt!

    *crawls under a rock*

    Bright side? Booked the honeymoon.

    Nov. 30th, 2013

    So we haven't had anything back from the official photographer save two very kickass pictures



    Here's some from the wedding that our friends/family took with their mobile devices ;)





    Annnnd just for reference I am the brunette and Willow is the blondie!

    Can't wait to see the other pictures that Suzie took!


    Nov. 29th, 2013

    Went a little crazy, treated myself to a permanent insanejournal account.

    Shiny new layout and kickass muppet moodtheme FTW!

    Granted when I bought it the email said I was now permanently insane, but that's not much of a change.

    Now I have so many new shiny icons to play with!


    Nov. 9th, 2013

    *screams into a pillow over latest text messages with my mother*

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