Well, as i've managed to waste my savings on a laptop, i suppose i ought to use it to update this rather neglected corner of the internet.
So, I'm still in my flat (or, as Rachel renamed it in a rtaher Dr Seuss esk fashion, my "Flouse"). Still a team leader in my factories production labs. However my duties are now officially running the samller shaped cutter lab, and one shift of the main flat cutter lab (as opposed to the previous spending lots of my time on the main lab, but not gettign the shift pay). So, back to working a week of 6am till 2 pm followed by a week of 2pm to 10pm. No skin off a single man's nose this shift work, and not bad 22% pay rise to do it.
Sadly with work, sometimes I'm busy and love it, other times i'm quiet and thats when i dislike it. I need to be rushing like crazy to be happy in a job that doesn't exactly offer many intellectual challenges (even for a drop out like me :-) ).
Personally wise, I've become remarkably reliant on the excercise I do to stay positive. Felt a little down last week, didnt do my excercise, got steadly worse. So, it seems the excercise is vital to my hapiness. Some may argue that it means i'm slightly addicted to it, but thats no bad thing as I don't actually go mad with it. On the plus side, i definatly seem to look better for it.
Still considering OU courses, need to figure out what i want, how much that would cost and how to save for it. Then of course there si the over arching issue of "am I up to it?".
Off to Amsterdam next week for the Lowlands festival, for <lj user="sallamino">'s birthday with an odd collection of people (only kidding :-p). Will come back significantly less monied, but hopefully with some excellent memories.
Hopefully I shall make it back up to brum on next paycheck, many people i need to catch up with properly, who I've unforgivably neglected recently.
In a random aside, is the new gothsoc committee (from the website) look really young, or am I just getting old? :-)