Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bring it on, already.

I need sleep. I just couldn't sleep last night and got woken up about yet another fixit related affair. This time I had to get up and run to another flat, that I don't live in to let them in, because the dude who lives in it wouldn't answer the phone. I didn't have time to wash my hair so it's greasy.

I'm going to be busy in December. I got a job photographing Santa Claus, who will be coming to town this year, for the first time, at least that is, for the whole of the month. So I'll be standing there in a Santa hat trying to get kids to stop screaming while their photos are taken. Should be a laugh, I'm doing it every day from the 1st until the 23rd except for the days I have off, for various reasons. Should be a laugh.

I'm gonna be in a film again. Actually I was going to be in 2, but the first film student who called me about a film changed the film she was going to be doing later on. Oh well. I was actually wanted for 3, but the 3rd person who called me was filming on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd, which clashed with the first film I was called for, the one I'm not doing now, and with the job I'm doing, which all the films actually clash with, but I got the ok to get the days off for the first two, but figured it was pushing it for the 3rd one, especially seeing as it was for the first few days of Santa's inaugural Prague appearance. So I'm just in one. It's ok, I shan't be greedy this time. I don't know what the film is about though because the guy hasn't emailed me the script yet.

The next few days of November I have training for my photography job, the usual classes, a script to read (if I ever get it), and a birthday to get through, so I suppose I should get that sleep soon. Getting busy soon.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Beware the coming days..

Well I'm living with hot water again now.. and yes there's a funny little anecdote to be told there..

So, on Wed evening after my last rant, not having heard from anyone about this problem I got drunk. More drunk than I have been typically getting in recent months and I woke up with quite a headache, not quite a hangover yet, but the headache was there. So this fixit dude decides to call me just then. I answered it, he told me he was in the area and he could come and fix it now.. I stuttered out semi intelligebly that yes, he could come now, in about 5 minutes or whenever.

So in 5 minutes or whenever he was at the door, I had to go down and let him in, he set up all his crap in the hall and I went and sat in my living room as the hangover caught up with me, and the headache worsened. I sat there with my head resting on all the stuff I'd hurriedly thrown in that room from the hallway when the guy showed up.

He took FUCKING AGES! Like an hour and something. I felt like puking, but the bathroom is right by the hall where he was taking fucking ages to fix the water heater, and I didn't really feel comfortable with that. Bloody awful I tell you!

So anyway eventually it got done and I got to puke and do everything else I needed to, and could curl back up in bed to recover some more, now with heat, and running hot water.

Wow, glasses and hot water. It all seems too.. I mean.. I've even got a washing machine that sorta works though it leaves all my washing soaked. And I went to class last night and it didn't suck terribly.. things are just going too smoothly, I mean, apart from the chaotic business, the boozer I share the thing with who drives me crazy constantly, the card thingy for the camera that fucked up that I haven't replaced, the buttons that keep falling off my coats, not having any lovers that live in the same country as me, everything is just swell.

It's kind of frightening. There's definitely doom on the horizon. And no, I'm not negative, I'm just a realist.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Does everything have to turn into a bloody saga round here!

I'm still without a working heater in my home. I've mentioned it before, quite a while ago as it's been kind of long by now.

I think it's been about 2 weeks, give or take.. it started when it got cold, rather early for this time of year so I started heating. It went back to being warmer, and then colder again a few times so I turned it on and off more than once. The last time I turned it on I had it on during the day because I had stuff hanging up to dry, and when I got home it seemed unusually cold, and I noticed that the fuse had a spark but it wasn't alight. I checked the heater and it wasn't on at all.. so I turned the thing off.

The next day I hoped it would miraculously come back, but it didn't, but I didn't do anything about it for a day or 2, then I decided I really wanted the heating on so I fiddled around with it a bit, trying all the different combinations, turning the water on, seeing if it would make the flame come back. It didn't, and it still wouldn't do it when I returned it to the normal setting I use when I'm not heating.. meaning the hot water wasn't even coming on. Again I left it, hoping it would work again when I tried it the next day. It didn't.

This is a really interesting story.. I know...

So, it was a few days before the rent was due, so I didn't really want to contact the landlord yet so he wouldn't come in and say "oh why don't you just give me the rent money now, seeing as I'm here".. because I didn't have it. Luckily I had somewhere I can shower.. so it was possible to live without it for a few extra days.

On rent day, he came, I paid and I told him about the problem. It was a Friday so nothing could be done again til Monday, and I could have called him and told him about it earlier so the dude could have come in and fixed it.. but due to being locked out most of the day (another saga that I won't get into right now) I had other things on my mind.. but he told me to remind him about it Monday, and he'd get it sorted out.

On Monday.. which I believe is last Monday now, he sent me a message telling me he'd get hold of the fixit dude and he'd call me. If he didn't call then I was to call him on ..fixitdude's number...

The dude didn't call, so of course I put off calling him another few days for no reason except for that is the way I do things. When I called him he asked me first what type of water heater it was, something I don't usually take note of, and not being home I didn't know, I told him I'd go home and look and call him back. I didn't go home until the evening.. but the next day.. I believe this was Friday.. I called. I was standing in front of the water heater, prepared.

He asked me what type it was, I told him the brand name, the one that was written on the thing.. and for some reason that wasn't sufficient, he asked me some other questions which I didn't understand. He kept repeating something about type, or brand, which I'd already given him the answer to, so I don't know why it wasn't good enough. I explained the best I could what the problem was with it, no heat, no hot water, the fuse doesn't light up.. and that wasn't good enough either. Why he couldn't just bring his fat ass over with the tools he uses for every single machine he fixes no matter what the problem is, look at the fucking thing, and fucking fix it was beyond me.. but I didn't say this.. He kept repeating the same questions, (the ones I'd answered) and we got nowhere. Finally he suggested I look at it properly and text him about it later. Seeing as I'd already answered the questions I could understand this was completely useless to me.

So I called the landlord, explaining the problem. Seeing as he'd been there, looked at it, and described it exactly the same say as I'd told the dickhead on the phone, I figured he could sort it out for me. He said he'd call the guy as soon as he could.

I didn't here from either the rest of the day. Being a Friday, again, I thought maybe I would here again from one of them after the weekend. Today is after the weekend and I've still heard nothing. I sent an sms to the landlord reminding him of it.. and I'm yet to here any reply.

I'm not sure whether the landlord completely forgot to call the guy, or if he called the dickhead and the dickhead just ignored it or forgot it, or what. All I can hope is that one calls the other soon, the other one contacts me and we set an appointment for sometime this week.. most likely later in the week.

And of course it's fucking freezing. I mean, it's not so much now, but in general it is. Yes, I have somewhere else to shower but it's a pain in the ass to have to go somewhere else.. and it's cold in the flat.. I don't even want to get up in the morning. Well I don't want to get up in the morning anyway.. but that's not the point...

The point is that everything is fucked. Fucking fucked!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

And I thought I was all clever and stuff...

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You have got to be fucking shitting me!! For those who don't know, in proper English elementary school means what in Australia would be primary school, and something else everywhere else I think, but basically school for little kids up to about 12. The funny thing is I naturally put a bunch of different URLs in the thingy, and it made no sense. Blogs that should be considered particularly clever got high school, and some that are just personal blogs that are certainly no more witty and informative than mine (ok maybe a little) came up as "genius".

So I'm not taking it seriously. I mean, elementary school! With all the big words and stuff I use? I don't think so.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Wow. Those things are actual.. things!

I got my new glasses today. It's been 10 days I've been stumbling around without them. I should have gotten them sooner but it usually takes me about a week and then about a day to finally really think about maybe going somewhere and possibly doing something about something, so I went to the optics shop yesterday, picked out my frames and picked them up today.

It is amazing. A whole new world opened up for me.. it's like.. all those wobbly things that are out there.. that move and change and interact with other wobbly things.. they're actual things!

I mean, things like people and cars, and buildings.. dogs and windows and road signs.. those sorts of things. Tables and speakers and fridges.. appliances, coffee mugs, cd cases, computer screens...

words.. letters. It all makes sense now.

Monday, November 12, 2007

And the stupidity continues..

There's only so much patience a person has, and I'm not a person with a lot of patience. I can deal calmly, even nicely with a person who's severely fucked up out of a sense of compassion to the helpless for about.. oh 5 seconds.

And then I just want to kill...

It's been longer than 5 seconds.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

So much for that then

I thought I was back in the habit of blogging properly for a minute there but it seems like I'm still as lazy, preoccupied or whatever the fuck else it is I am to do it. Oh well.

Life has been uneventful but frustrating at the same time. Absolutely nothing going on except that bits and pieces of my life are falling to pieces. Little things.. like.. well it's not such a little thing.. my hot water heater deciding not to work.. first just the heaters weren't coming on.. which was mildly annoying because it is getting very cold, and a bit more annoying because coupled with the fact that my washing machine doesn't work properly and gives me the clothes soaking wet at the end of the wash it's too cold in the flat to dry the stuff. Then the hot water wouldn't work either.. and because it's coming up to rent time, and I want to push for paying it a day or 2 late, I didn't want to call the landlord to have someone fix it, because he might say.. oh I might as well pick up the rent while I'm there.. so it's been like that for days.. I do have somewhere to wash.. but not really properly and my clothes all need to be washed.. and my flat is a mess because the clothes are all over the place.. and I can't wash dishes properly.

I have one winter jacket that I've had for years.. it's too small for me and the buttons are all falling off.. it's inadequate enough usually but particularly this winter.. which is particularly cold.. considering it's not even winter yet and I'm calling it winter.. and I really need something better. Or at least something with buttons on it.

Then I lost my glasses. I wasn't even drunk. I went to meet someone to read through his play with him with some other people and by the time I got there I didn't have them. I thought I'd left them at home but when I came back they were nowhere. I searched and searched and searched.. and nothing. I must have dropped them somewhere on the way to this dude's place. I'm an idiot.

Oh and of course there are the usual problems.. whining people.. money!.. or lack of it.. the fucking class that I really have to fucking go to tonight because I haven't been fucking going to at all.. and it's fucking dark, and fucking freezing.. I think I mentioned that.. and all I want to do is.. well.. I'm not telling but I just don't want to do anything else.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Yes, this is completely fucking retarded.

So I'm going to post it.

Boreded Cieling Cat makinkgz Urf n stuffs
1 Oh hai. In teh beginnin Ceiling Cat maded the skiez An da Urfs, but he did not eated it.
2 Da Urfs no had shapez An haded dark face, An Ceiling Cat rode invisible bike over teh waterz.
3 An Ceiling Cat sayz, i can haz lite? An lite wuz.4 An Ceiling Cat sawed teh lite, to seez stuffs, An splitted teh lite from dark but taht wuz ok cuz kittehs can see in teh dark An not tripz over nethin.5 An Ceiling Cat sayed light Day An dark no Day. It were FURST!!!1
6 An Ceiling Cat sayed, im in ur waterz makin a ceiling. But he no yet make a ur. An he maded a hole in teh Ceiling.7 An Ceiling Cat doed the skiez with waterz down An waterz up. It happen.8 An Ceiling Cat sayed, i can has teh firmmint wich iz funny bibel naim 4 ceiling, so wuz teh twoth day.
9 An Ceiling Cat gotted all teh waterz in ur base, An Ceiling Cat hadz dry placez cuz kittehs DO NOT WANT get wet.10 An Ceiling Cat
called no waterz urths and waters oscunz. Iz good.
11 An Ceiling Cat sayed, DO WANT grass! so tehr wuz seedz An stufs, An fruitzors An vegbatels. It happen.12 An Ceiling Cat sawed that weedz ish good, so, letz there be weed. (and catnipz 2, so wen i makes kittehs they can getz hai.)13 An so teh threeth day jazzhands.
14 An Ceiling Cat sayed, i can has lightz in the skiez for splittin day An no day.15 It happen, lights everwear, like christmass, srsly.16 An Ceiling Cat doeth two grate lightz, teh most big for day, teh other for no day.17 An Ceiling Cat
screw tehm on skiez, with big nails An stuff, to lite teh Urfs.18 An tehy rulez
day An night. Ceiling Cat sawed. Iz good.19 An so teh furth day w00t.
20 An Ceiling Cat sayed, waterz bring me phishes, An burds, so kittehs can eat dem. But Ceiling Cat no eated dem.21 An Ceiling Cat maed big fishies An see monstrs, which wuz like big cows, except they no mood, An other stuffs dat mooves, An Ceiling Cat sawed iz good.22 An Ceiling Cat sed O hai, make bebehs kthx. An dont worry i wont watch u secksy, i not that kynd uf kitteh.23 An so teh...fith day. Ceiling Cat taek a wile 2 cawnt.
24 An Ceiling Cat sayed, i can has MOAR living stuff, mooes, An creepie tings, An otehr aminals. It happen so tehre.25 An Ceiling Cat doed moar living stuff, mooes, An creepies, An otehr animuls, An did not eated tehm.
26 An Ceiling Cat sayed, letz us do peeps like uz, becuz we ish teh qte, An let min p0wnz0r becuz tehy has can openers.
27 So Ceiling Cat createded teh peeps taht waz like him, can has can openers he maed tehm, min An womin wuz maeded, but he did not eated tehm.
28 An Ceiling Cat sed them O hai maek bebehs kthx, An p0wn teh waterz, no waterz An teh firmmint, An evry stufs.
29 An Ceiling Cat sayed, Beholdt, the Urfs, I has it, An I has not eated it.30 For evry
createded stufs tehre are the fuudz, to the burdies, teh creepiez, An teh mooes,
so tehre. It happen. Iz good.
31 An Ceiling Cat sayed, Beholdt, teh good enouf for releaze as version 0.8a. kthx bai.

And no, this is not substance.