Contrary to what I had thought last week I could have had another five day week at work (or something very close to it). Instead of that I asked for Friday off shortly after lunch Thursday due to having been out past 2300 twice so far through the week and feeling tired. I was under the mistaken impression that Friday's shift would have been working at a machine I don't much like, doing the job I actively dislike with the biggest (and therefore most awkward) magazine sections that work deal with. What I found out, less than 5 minutes after getting told having the day off, was that I had been scheduled to be working at the machine I find easiest to work at and would likely have got to go home early. Of course by that stage I couldn't very well ask to not
take the day off so I just made do during the time I would have been at work.
Surprisingly, especially to me, making do involved
* vacuuming (both my room and most of the lounge) and then emptying the bag inside the vacuum cleaner.
* washing my dishes (and a few of the other things that were on the bench).
* washing a load of clothes, hanging them out on the clothes line for the short period of time it was still in the sun and bringing the clothes back in to hang them on the airer I have.
I did also spend quite a bit of time at various places online following links the way I tend to (including going here
to see a tribute/parody of the Star Trek episode "The Trouble With Tribbles") and playing games. I even went back to a number of the questions I skipped at OK Cupid
and answered them properly, now I'm down to having skipped only 60 of the 3187 questions designed to help the website best find your 'matches'.
For everyone that doesn't have dw_news
on their friendspage: The most recent entry
includes links to a site that sells little cards that can have pictures from your scrapbook on one side and other information on the reverse. I've ordered 10 with the picture this icon comes from and a couple of contact details on the reverse. For a limited time (actually a limited number, 10,000 to be more specific) anyone on livejournal can get 10 of these cards free. Even those of us here in New Zealand, the complete other side of the world to where the company
responsible is situated.
I've found something else online that I want to spend money on. Library Thing
is a website basically dedicated to allowing users to catalogue all their books. The problem for me is that there's a limit of 200 books for users that don't pay, I have around 500 in my personal collection and a cataloguing tendency such that there would be a strong desire to add a number of other books that I've borrowed from libraries or have read while visiting my parents. Having paid for the collectorz.com
book database last year means I'm not so eager to be making full use of the website though, this may be a good thing.
Weight gain has been set back a little thanks to last Friday afternoon and my general inability to speak about things until to late. I didn't really eat a whole lot less than has become normal over the weekend but (with me actually being physically sick) it was enough of a change to bring me back to where I have been for most of the past few months. I might be going back up again now though, it's a little hard to say.