Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wow.. is it that time already?

Last day o August, and last day of summer as far as I'm concerned.. I know here in the Northern Hemisphere the change of the seasons is always around the 21st or thereabouts but I always consider them for the first of the month, you can disagree all you like but that how it is.. so.. starting tomorrow, we are in Autumn.

Not to regrettable imho.. this summer's been, well, average, one too hot week and otherwise.. bleh.. whatev. And I like the autumn, or fall as some of you say, it's nice, it's pretty, it's charming.

Can't believe it's already almost September.. wow.. nearing the end of the year, getting into those months where tinkling tinsel things will be up in the shops although, this is more to do with the ridiculously long part of the year that season takes up, but still.. seems like the year just began and.. fuck, what have I done? Oh.. got a new job, fair enough, went some places, fine, but one (modest student) film and one.. er, project thingy. And a few castings for stuff I obvs wasn't called back for, that's it! And I still haven't gotten around to sending out those emails to all those agencies.. don't know why I keep putting it off.. oh yeah, need to do that *makes note*

well.. I finally put up some videos, no films, nothing that could really be called acting but.. it's a start but it's possible a start is all it will ever amount to.. well, I'll see. Oh yeah, need to work more on that stuff, and all the other million ideas I've written down and did some work in organizing.. well.. I've done that.

I suppose I haven't done badly by my standards, but, they are my standards and you know how that goes..

4 months still..

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dare I say it?

Demon is now officially exorcised, for once and for all. I can wash my hands of it, sleeping soundly in the knowledge that it shall not return.. I can clean stuff up properly, knowing it won't get all messed up again and.. this weekend we should be able to do whatever we want to do, and not have to wait around for a bunch of dudes to fix it again.

I shouldn't have said that.. :/

So.. this morning they've been working away, made me get up early, went off for a bit, then came back and I was under the impression they'd have to do it in stages, like leave a bunch of stuff here and come back Thursday or whatever, but.. it's done... 'parently. Cooley will be pleased and I must say I'm rather chuffed myself.

And here I was, all ready to have a big ole grumble about the neverending mess here, the whole week being taken up with waiting around while dudes mess my place up, not being able to use the shower or toilet, and poor little Cooley, being repeatedly frazzled. So what do they do? They finish? And leave? Totally messed up my blog post.. if the internet was working better I'd have had it written already. Things just never work out do they?

Ok I can live with it.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Just Right.

Can you believe it the weather gods got it right! Temporarily at least, and even on a Sunday which is unusually lucky. It's been hotter than hell the last week or so, which you may have heard about.. well, yesterday the temperature dropped to below hot, or just a bit too warm, or just warm enough, or kinda cool to being, well, cold... at least comparatively, and raining. Lots..

It was quite vexing, not in the least because people actually showed up for a tour in this downpour.. well, it did stop raining after a few minutes, but still.

Well.. today was, ok the morning was a bit of a shambles seeing as our plumbing stuff was again out of order, and then the fixit dudes came and went a couple of times, but this time with an actual excorc.. I mean plumber and we had to wait around, and then sit around, and then wait around again, but after that.. it was cool.

Now I gotta go out to work again.. til about midnight.. *sighs*

Still a nice day though.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

It has returned.

I mean I knew it would, it returned before after the fixit dude came and fixed it, and the last time he did much the same thing, and besides.. demons never really leave...

Yeah, demon is back. So tomorrow finally a proper excor.. I mean plumber is coming. Now hopefully this time.. it will for once and for all be gotten rid of.

It's particularly impolite of it to always show up on the weekend, though.. damn demon. Methinks it's doing it on purpose.

Friday, August 26, 2011

It's been slow.

The internet. It's quite annoying, it's been blessing me with about an hour or 2 of working kinda ok a day all this week, and I never know when it's going to go out completely again, it's quite vexing.. but at least it's something for me to moan about as I've been relatively clear of big fucked up things recently.. after getting rid of the demon for once and for the moment.. I mean there's still the heat but I've more or less exhausted that subject.

So.. planning on becoming more organized the industrious again.. I made a list and everything, and the reason I haven't done anything more with anything is because the internet has been out, well real slow except for the aforementioned hour or 2 a day, and although for the most part I don't need the internet to do what I need to, or really don't need it at all, there are a few things I ideally would like to look up which may or may not have much to do with what needs doing. So there.

Ok so for me it's getting somewhere.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Summer finally showed up.

And fuck is it hot! Really fucking hot.

I mean, I know, I should be pleased, this is what I wanted, the lack of this is what I've been moaning about for the last month.. but fuck! It's just too hot. It needs to stop.

Last night was hot, one of the first night since being here we had to have the windows open. Of course, it also had to be the noisiest fucking night since.. well.. since about moving in, there was some scuffle on the street, some hooligans, I dunno, yelling and banging things, our building I think.. then a bunch of people talking, the police and witnesses I expect.. and after ages when that died down there were numerous maintenance vehicles, very noisy ones passing by all night and early morning.. and people.. talking loud, yelling, being loud, yelling.. that sort of thing.

And it was hot. It's still hot, too hot, and in about an hour I need to put on a long dark coat and hat, and stand around for 20 minutes, hoping to fuck that tonight the tourists are not in the mood for walking around the castle for 3 hours.. otherwise I then have to.. yes, walk around the castle for the next 3 hours, at least 2 of which will remain really fucking hot, and the other which would be perfect for a lovely evening walk if you're wearing appropriate clothing for the weather, ie, not a long dark coat.

It's too hot, I think I mentioned that.

Monday, August 22, 2011

*feels a bit sheepish and stuff*

And.. it got me. I've been doing these tours for a while, been in the underground.. the really spooky bit lots and lots of times, and sometimes with very small groups.. and I'm never actually scared myself, despite trying to convince others it's so damn scary but..

People get scared often, sometimes we hear something that just possibly is not quite explainable, some people are just spooked from being in there, and at least once every night someone walks across one of the metal covers on the floor making a loud noise which freaks people out. A sudden noise after silence.. and then everyone realizes it's just the floor.. the tour equivalent of the cat jumping out in the horror film, which is foreboding for the real scary action.

Well last night this made me jump. I felt pretty silly.. the same fucking thing that happens on every tour, and it fucking scared me... how ridiculous am I? It was after some strange noises that the group seemed pretty weirded out by.. and tbph, I was a little as well.

Actually I lie.. just 2 nights ago, in there with 2 people we heard something sounding like the rattling of metal, which was weird, and alter while telling a story, one of them thought she'd heard that noise again.. and I did the condensed version of the story so I could get out of that room quicker.

So yeah.. I'm little scaredy cat :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Despite it all.. it's been pretty good.

Been a pretty good weekend, despite having to work, and the ongoing battle of the demon which returned, did I mention that? Well it was banished again this morning so we'll see how that goes.. however, in spite of all this, we've had a pretty good time these past 2 days o the weekend.

One reason being, that standard, boring old chestnut that people have a tendency to bang on about ad nauseum, the weather. It's been nice! Sunny and stuff, something that rarely happens on the weekends so, took the opp to go out, hang out in a beergarden and play Scrabble. Yes, Scrabble!

Had to work, but just one tour and it was quite nice, a small cozy group, which are always more fun. Today I was actually productive and am terribly proud of myself, finally got around to uploading something I filmed a week ago, the delay has been due to the elaborate editing I planned to do on it, and well, after about a week of not getting around to it, I edited it, without some of the bits I wanted to do, and the parts which I did done very crudely, but you know, at this point I'm happy to have it uploaded.. so pats on the back for me. As well as that, I filmed something new, and I shan't promise a time frame for when that will be seen, but I just want to say this one will be up faster, yes, you can quote me on that. Of course that doesn't mean it will be, necessarily..

and that's pretty much it, off to work in an hour, and tomorrow it's Monday. Looks like rain...

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I bet Vaclav didn't have to deal with this!

So, the demon was exorcised.. the other day.. after an evening when they came in and fiddled around, which didn't achieve much except for make water run into the flat downstairs, they came back, did something else and after that everything went smoothly.

For about a day. And then, it came back. Yes, in the classic tradition of all horror tales, the demon returned. And right in time for the weekend. Of course, here we have people who actually help or rather try to help when something goes wrong, and we've already had the fixit dudes from the building in here, as well as the woman downstairs who just walked in while they were here.. which rather irked me to be perfectly honest.. and they half did something, with a date to come back and finish it tomorrow.

So.. we're left without access to some rather important facilities for the night, and again tomorrow, at some time our peace will be interrupted, as the cat is frazzled all over again.. while the dudes do whatever they do to make this place workable for another day or two.

I'm not going to hold my breath that this will fix the problem once and for all, the plumbing hasn't been changed since at least 1918.. which is the latest possible date that the building was finished.. being the date that Vaclav Talich, the composer moved in.. so, you know, that might be a reason for certain things. I bet if he lived in the flat they'd get it fixed properly already.. *grumbles and stuff*

Apart from that, having a nice weekend..

Thursday, August 18, 2011

*sits back and waits*

Haven't done this for a while..

I guess it makes sense..

Caption this. If there's anyone even out there..

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I shouldn't talk so soon but.. everything appears fine. Demon gone. There was a brief period where we thought this was going to be a long and bloody battle, the maintenance dude from the building came last night, I was out, working.. not the best night but not the point right now... and I came home and everything was apparently ok, with a date for him to come again today.

Well this morning the demon was back, if less ferociously and only briefly, then I get a visit from the neighbour downstairs about the water dripping from our flat into hers...

so.. maintenance dude came again, fiddled around, took the toilet out and put it in the hall.. and then came with another dude.. I'm assuming a specialist dude.. and they fiddled around a bit.. left, came back and finished it. Cooley was not pleased with all this.

Anyway, now, so far, all seems good. I am crossing all crossables though.. and even if this is fine it doesn't mean that other shit isn't fucked up.. now I have something work related to worry about, have to sit through a scolding, possibly.. I dunno, probably will keep the job for a while but you never know.. something to do with the clusterfuck of last night, which for the most part was not my fucking fault but I had to deal with disgruntled people all the same imho... I mean, I'm totally prepared to deal with whatever the outcome of this is but.. if I get criticized.. I know I'll cry.. and I don't want to hear it. I wish for at least one minute I could be free of stuff sucking.. at least really bad of course there'll always be plenty of things that suck at least a bit, but if I can just have.. a small break, from majorly sucky things.. I would quit grumbling! At least for the minute during which nothing sucks. Too much to ask I spose.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ok it's getting old.

This demon is pissing me off. Haven't showered since.. er, the other day and will only be able to get myself basically clean before setting off to work tonight, which will set off a whole new mess in the bath, leaving it all fucked up, or me with a whole lot more work to get it halfway manageable for when the plumber/exorcist comes this evening. I know it shouldn't matter, it's his job to wade through gunk, but still... don't want to let it go too bad.

It's always fucking something, if the water isn't running at all then we're locked out of the toilet or.. um, other stuff that happened at the other flat. It's getting old, tired, I can do without any dramas of this sort for a while. I mean how are people supposed to live like this? Well?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Living with Gunkiness.

So, the demon is still in the pipes, still waiting for the plumber/exorcist to come by..

it seemed tolerable to wait a little yesterday, and we didn't really want our Sunday... the first semi-sunny Sunday for at least.. er, a week but they have been scarce lately.. disrupted.. and we thought we'd manage with a quick rinse off shower for a few days.. and the toilet wasn't so bad at the time.

Well, now it seems worse, for various reasons, and the dishes are piling up in the sink because.. oh yeah.. the kitchen sink is part of this whole trilogy or triumvirate or whatever, and quickly rinsing off the few dishes we desperately need to do anything is enough to send gunk and mess gurgling out of bath drain. Oh and the toilet is totally not flushing again but you didn't want to know that. And there's other reasons, won't go into detail about everything though.

So, today I'm fully gunky. Don't need to go to work, and would have liked to go out and do some more shopping for the home and stuff but getting at least clean enough for just outside is too much trouble right now, so here I sit, in my own filth, feeling gunky. Just so you know.

In other news we did score some cool stuff, some furniture left by the dumpster which sorta coincided with stuff that if not necessarily what we most needed, is stuff we can use, so that's cool.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Coming out of the pipes..

Originally uploaded by Ms Kat.
It's been a weird few days. Well.. Friday was all set to be quite awesome, despite the continued silence of the phone, re me being in any more films anyway, did get some calls from another source regarding work but... more on that later.. so, Friday night I had off, and the opportunity to see a show which I missed in it's first run, a play by some fellow (I like to believe I'm in the same category even if it's a stretch) English speaking actors in Prague.. so.. cool.

Morning not so hot.. got woken by a rather annoyed just out of shower dude asking me to buy some drain cleaner at some point.. thought the problem couldn't be that bad, yesterday there wasn't any problem at all.

Well.. when I went to shower, the fucking thing filled up like crazy right away.. weird, out of nowhere. And the toilet wouldn't flush. So.. I figured I'd go out, buy the stuff and shower properly later.

Well anyway, lest this story get way longer than it needs to, got back, poured the stuff down and it really didn't make much difference.. and the water I poured in just stayed hanging around, and then later it started coming out of the drain.. like, all this gunk and crap rose up into the bath..

I somehow figured that it was connected to the kitchen sink.. and the toilet is somehow involved which is not a nice thought.. and it still wouldn't flush properly.. also not a nice thought sorry to bring it up hope you weren't just about to have lunch :/

well.. I battled with this thing all day.. shoved my hand into the gunk in the bath, tried to clear it.. of course now there was drain cleaner in the mix so my hands started to sting.. eventually it wen t down.. and I managed to clean the place a bit. Then I washed my hands in the sink and it all bubbled up again..

well fuck. So.. I managed to get it all down again, and clean up, sorta... and it was possibly to quickly shower in semi-gunky waster up to my ankles before going out to this show n schmooze I'd been looking forward to somewhat clean.

And that was fine.. we went early, got a beer, drained it.. a slightly less popular brand called Demon.. fittingly.. and we quickly downed a second, had some dinner, and got another one just before the show began.

Well.. one of us felt a bit ill during the show and had to go immediately after.. just had too much to drink too quick.. and I stayed, drank.. and talked and acted stupid and drank more and stayed...

got home pretty late, or early if you put it that way which I don't because I hate when people say that. If you go home about 5am then it's still late.. just because it's early for the next day doesn't mean you're not getting home late.. but whatev.

Yesterday I felt the demons.. and said demons, or other demons were still in our pipes. It's like there's a trifecta or tri something of demon possession between these three things in the pipes. We've been, or rather he's been fucking around with it for 2 days.. and it still won't flush and the bath still gets clogged up in 5 seconds. Just gotta get a plumber to do it.

And I felt like crap, most of the day.. and regarding the phone calls I did get, that was me agreeing to work on Saturday night.. so.. about 6 I had to get my stinking ass.. well I managed to wash in just above ankle gunky water again.. to go to work. No tour though luckily.. and I was feeling much better by then.

Demons still in the pipes though.

Friday, August 12, 2011

So.. that's it, going to be another year..

so no one called me.. another year of my drab existence before I get the chance to have a few days on a movie set.. *sighs*.. and yes I am trying to make this the shortest page on the blog ever.. why you ask?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

the sound of 1000 crickets is all I hear..

well... actually I hear none, but there isn't anything else.. except the odd car whooshing by, no phone or anything though..

oh well

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Another chance..

got one of them castings tonight, hopefully I'll get at least one film.. that'd be cool. Of course I've written it here and the law of the universe or stuff or whatever means that I probably won't.. o well.

Monday, August 08, 2011

I did find out something interesting.

The building I live in used to be the home of a quite important composer. I find that quite interesting. Carry on.

I sometimes wonder?

What the shortest post I've ever done is. Actually I never wonder that, I did just now though. *ponders*

Friday, August 05, 2011

There are a lot of short posts on this page.

If I didn't know better I'd think I was writing stuff just for the sake of filling up space.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Got to do.. got to do.

Alright.. enough pissing about it's time to do stuff! yes.. I'm actually doing all that stuff that I'm supposed to be doing.. like, making lists of stuff that I'm going to get around to doing at some point and.. well.. I've done the list. *feels all proud and stuff* now I can have a rest.. and get on with the next stage when I... well I'll do that later at some point that doesn't matter.. the point is I've done stuff!!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Not much change.

So my ankle's still fucked up. Don't know if it's that bad but it's something that should last a while.. and I can't get anyone to cover my shift tonight, not a surprise because I'm doing a tour that only 2 other people do...

grrr.. this sucks. It can't be good for me.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Happy Fucking August!

So.. it's here. It's Monday, it's raining.. and raining and raining, I have a fucked up ankle from walking down my stairs while fucking with the phone yesterday before work.. then a 3 hour tour in the most rough cobblestoned area of Prague, and a run to the tram stop and my internet has been patchy up until right now and quite frankly, I don't see this little stretch lasting.

On the other hand.. I don't have to work tonight and I have a good excuse to not leave the house at all.. though my ankle isn't so bad right now.. internet is on (for now at least) and the sound of the rain pitter pattering outside is strangely soothing.

So there you go.