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Joules, trusted by... dozens... to make a drama out of your crisis...
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I live to write. It's not wise to get in my way.
August 2011: the earlier posts in this blog are a mess, the result of me changing the format some time ago. I'm working to edit the entire blog from the beginning, but with over 4K posts and sodall time for such luxuries it's going to take a while... [02/09/16 - Now reached 09/10/2004][20/03/2019 - giving up. I don't have enough time to update the blog atm, let alone edit old entries!]
If you come across any words you don't recognise in this blog, take a look at the Taylorspeke Glossary in the left-hand infopane, you'll usually find a definition there.
First, a recommendation. Dive over to The Jonathan Day Fiction Site and try some of the stories. I love this author's writing - it's funny, bitingly witty, dryly incisive, chilling, and deliciously subversive by turns. Absolutely well worth a look!
Monday, October 18, 2004
[growl] Another "I've gone off Mondays" Monday...
Took Kai into school, switched on Nappa for the walk to the PO then bus into town - to find that the new playlist I downloaded last night was scrambled. Switched off, and couldn't switch back on again no matter how I tried. No power. Changed the batteries (always carry a spare, when it goes it goes without warning). No joy. Marched grimly to PO - I need my musekick, especially after only 3 hours sleep - where I tried to ring Ken, only to find my phone battery was flat.
Went home, set phone battery to quick-charge, plugged Nappa into computer and managed to get the power on, only to have error messages flash up. Uninstalled/reinstalled software, but again could not switch on. Think it's died. Ordered a new mp3 player from Special Reserve ([wince] using money we don't have yet): will enquire about getting Nappa fixed when I get back from Winchester.
Hence was an hour and half late getting into town... X39 Bath-Bristol bus (one of which sailed past as I was approaching the bus stop, necessitating a 15 minute wait for the next) doesn't stop right outside the bus station any more, it stops a five minute walk away. That'll be fun with luggage and bratling on Wednesday!
Walked into bus station to find it being demolished.
Yes, fair enough, I do vaguely remember hearing news about it being redeveloped (let's face it, for the primary bus station for a major city it was a disgrace...) but wasn't aware of when it was happening. Now, apparently... Ticket office was closed - tickets being booked and sold from a narrow portacabin at the far end. Got in the queue, got to the teller, his computer packed up. Got back in the queue (at the front), finally bought tickets. Remembered to check that the Southampton bus does still go from its usual platform. Crossed fingers it doesn't rain on Wednesday as the bus station no longer has a roof...
[shakes head] Just as well I have a sense of humour, bizarre though it might be, ne?
The rest of the town trip went reasonably well, though, managed to get nearly everything I went in for, including Kai's watch. And later I managed a cycle's nap, which helped kickstart the brain in time for Spooks.
Hm. Did anyone else think that Tom was acting just a little OOC? As a way to write the character out of the series I suppose it was as good as any. (Though why go through all that angst at the end of series two if this was going to happen so early on in series three? Is he going to resurface (pun intended) later on...?) Adam makes a good replacement, even if he does seem too good to be true - at the moment...
Had an email earlier with a link to Japan for the Uninvited - a very interesting site with some excellent links. Well worth taking a look!
Can't concentrate on anything serious at the moment - gearing up for my break I think - so working on a third little lemon Twinfic, Sugar. Should have it finished tonight...