sareini: default (American gods - riding the lightning)
So. I've been registered with work to do their Text Chat thing for about three weeks now, which coincided with them rolling out a new service where they would have us texting for another company as well, which would gwt us lots of extra texts. In theory. Unfortunately for me, in the three weeks I've been registed, I've not received a single one, while others have been getting loads. So yesterday I rang into work to ask if everything was okay with my console (they'd been asking people to ring them if they hadn't received anything so they could send a dummy text to make sure everything was working).

...it turned out that, despite being able to log into the console, having uploaded three pictures and having changed my intro text and having it approved, I wasn't down as registered for Text Chat. Somehow my details had just disappeared from their system. So now I'm waiting for IT to figure out just what's gone on and fix it. The poor girl on the phone had no idea what could have happened.

And then, just to continue the theme of the day, yesterday afternoon I had to go into town to transfer money from Nick's account to mine. Just as I get to the bank, one of their ATMs jams and they have to close the bank to be able to fix it, leaving about ten of us standing outside in the freezing cold waiting for them to let us in.

I swear to Eris, I need to just be wrapped in an anti-static bag some days...
sareini: default (discworld - millenium hand and shrimp)
First off, a NaNo update:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
7,438 / 50,000
(14.9%)


As with every other year, I'm being my usual luddite self and handwriting my novel, because sitting at a computer and trying to write it just gives me too many distractions and I never get anything done. Plus, I can write pretty much anywhere in the house and I'm not limited to whenever Nick isn't using the computer that way. I don't think I'm doing too badly this year; yes, I'm a little behind on words as I didn't actually write on Tuesday due to watching Election coverage and on Wednesday due to recovering from watching election coverage, but catching up isn't too big of a problem, especially since I've already written over 1k words today and that's even with having to stop to do things on the computer every half hour.

In other news... still not got a computer of my own and so having to share Nick's. It's a strained situation, especially since a lot of the people I usually need to talk to are only on in the evening or at night... which is usually when Nick's on as well (not to mention the fact that I can't update lj whenever I feel like it like I used to...)

I've started playing around on Twitter a little, much to Nick's horror and dismay. I'm @Sareini over there.

Also, I think I broke another lightbulb yesterday.
sareini: default (Discworld - Exclamation marks)
- I'm now 29. Got Supernatural season 3 (Dean is still such a woobie!),the complete set of American Gothic and a month's subscription to Warhammer Online from Nick; a box of Lush stuff from my brother and nieces (Rachael now has pillar box red hair. I approve!); and two of those Scraperfoil kits and a bar of chocolate from Nick's mother.

- It snowed here on Monday and Tuesday. Snow. In October. What really did it for me, though, was seeing the news reports of it: "Meteorologists say snow caused by Arctic air". Well I never. Next they'll be telling me that cold weather is caused by a drop in temperature.

- I broke our microwave. And quite possibly the light fitting in the kitchen. And Nick's keyboard. My friends have dubbed this ability the "Luddite's Touch". I like it.

- Everywhere I look there are zombies (although, sadly, not literally). I'm just kicking myself that we don't have cable so I can watch Dead Set on E4.

- I have done practically no preparation for NaNoWriMo. It's going to be a fun November!

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