Thursday, November 09, 2006


My internet connection has been a little exey of late. I think I dropped my wireless receiver thingy too many times. Oops! So will be back to regular blogging (including reading and commenting) soon. This was written over a couple of days, so may be a tad disjointed.

The post I promised for the other day - still on its way. Its art in words. Though I do have perfectionist tendancies, so I have to finish it, proof read, and make sure that I put everything in it that I wanted. Will be around next week sometime.

Recently there has been quite a lot of roadworks done near my work. This includes adding a few extra lanes near a roundabout. Making the roundabout, that was never really round, a circle. But because it is a kind of elongated intersection anyways, the new roundabout is not located in the centre, where it should be!

Coming in to work one morning this week, and the guy on the left, who is supposed to give way to me, is already sitting there, waiting. Since you don’t have time to get around the intersection once the person on your right (in this case, me) enters, I assumed he used it regularly, and was being polite. Then I get halfway around the roundabout and nearly collide, head on, with someone COMING THE WRONG WAY AROUND THE ROUNDBOUT! She just looked at me, looked around, and went on her merry way.

I was so stunned I couldn’t even beep her. I don’t think I could have reacted any more if I saw a giraffe just wandering across the road.

I got told today that I think too much. Its true. And it is a curse. I truly hate it.

I have never slept well. Since I was about 16 I've woken up at about 3.30 in the morning. Most nights its at least twice, but recently it has escalated to about three times. Proper woken state. I could watch TV, blog, read a book, I am that with it. And I usually lasts for half an hour to an hour. Sometimes more. But I just want to go back to sleep. So I don't do any of that.

And I end up thinking. Sometimes its no biggie. Sometimes my mind will just jump to the events of a few months back. Theres nothing to distract me, and its always at the back of my mind. So it surfaces from the dark, oily depths of my subconcious. Or I'll have a really sickening, disturbing dream. And I wont want to go back to sleep at all. So I actively try to stay awake.

I can't remember the last time I slept through the night. I have taken sleeping pills and I still wake up and think. And I think like that during the day too.

I hate the SR right now because he was the one to tell me that. We're friends now. Thats it. It was a mutual decision. No biggie. He sent me an ambiguous text and I had to ring him to get it clarified. But it was just stated as a fact, as a part of the conversation to try to get me to not worry about it. But I've been overthinking it and its absolutely beating me up today. And I still haven't figured out why.

I went to dancing last night, leaving a stack of songs on my download list. My net connection has been pretty exy lately, so I had two songs completed. When I got back about 3 hours later - about 30 songs completed! Whoa!!!

Two songs I'm absolutely loving right now - Through Glass by Stone Sour, and Lips of an Angel by Hinder. Loved them to bits from the first time I heard them.

Question: Is it ok to give someone a hand me down gift?

The item in particluar is something I have recently upgraded, and I know of someone else who desperately wants one, but don't need it urgently enough to go and get it themself. The original value of this item is worth more than my entire christmas budget for my family.


dirk.mancuso said...

I'm not sure what the hand-me-down is, but if it as pricey as it sounds, then YES! I am sure the person on the receiving end would be thrilled.

Desirea Madison said...

Some of my favorite outfits were hand me down. I try to buy expensive things used. They'll appreciate it, and if there is any doubt: EBAY!

mist1 said...

I love hand-me-downs.

Jana_no1 said...

It depends on what you are going to give me...???

**hint, hint, wink, wink

Steph said...

I'm a "re-gifter" from way back. I figure it's better than throwing something you don't want, away.
Let someone else dispose of it. Haaaaaaaa!!

Natalia said...

Hmmm about the gift. I think it depends. I would give someone something I am getting rid of if it was in good shape and if it's not for a major holiday or event. Hmmm...then again...scratch that. I am going to Dublin to see my boyfriend. He doesn't have a computer. I recently got a new laptop and I am taking my old one for him. He doesn't know. He just knows he is getting an early x-as pressie. I mean... a laptop is big.


phishez_rule said...

Dirk - Its not that its pricey. Its that I'm cheap with my family budget!

Desirea - Hmm. Didn't think of that one. Could sell it in time for christmas too...

Mist - I dunno. I'm the youngest, so the novelty wear off by the time you're about 5.

Jana - I've already got your pressie. But I can toss in a pack of batteries for you if you want too!

Steph - Haha. I like it. I have too much junk lying around. Know anyone who wants a broken/repaired with tape bead curtain?

Natalia - damn good idea. Though I'm sure he'll want to play with you more when you get there

Professor said...

I hate the wake up in the middle of the night routines. i can hardly fall asleep because i am worrying about waking up. Maybe we should both drink heavily and pass out prior to bed time?

phishez_rule said...

Prof - just one more thing we have in common. 'Tis sad but true - alcohol really does help sometimes.