Archive for January, 2006

Back to the grindstone..

Back in work yesterday. As soon as i made it into the office i could tell it was gonna be shit. The atmosphere was tangible and everyone was goin around with a face like a smacked arse!
I mean i dont mind at all but the job is paying for my course so i have to go away to do it! You’d swear that i was pullin a sicky. And there are people who disappear for weeks on end on sick notes when it’s plain obvious to everyone there isnt one thing wrong with them!

Settled in to gettin rid of the stack of stuff on my desk and got on with the day as best i could. So many payments and things i commited to doing before christmas are still there to be done! :-\

At least it’s good to get back into the routine of it all. Watching what i am eating aswell…so i am keeping check on my new years resoloutions! Instead of the usual Special K, Toast (dripping with butter) and tea and sometimes a sausage i have gone for Ryvita crackers and jam and a cup of tea and keeping my lunch small and simple. Hand in hand with my indoor soccer game on sunday night i should be losing one or two pounds 😀


A + and a big Minus

Last day of college today, Monday was a bit frightening and a shock to the system. A lot of hard stuff has to be taken in. We were starting the Hardware course of the A+ certificate as part of the Diploma.
I didn’t feel too bad, looking around the class i knew other people weren’t getting a full grip on it either. There is a lot of technical stuff to be remembered which is really the only thing i can see that will pose a problem. In a way i’m looking forward to getting back into the office. The course is all well and good and the day break down is great, it flies and your sorted but i would like to just get back to the office.

Ice Skating

After college this evening we headed off to go Ice Skating i nthe RDS in Dublin. Have to say i was a bit warey, see what you have to understand is its in my nature to think that what ever can go wrong …WILL go wrong!

We arrived and got sorted out and it was time to hit the ice…now i went ice skating two years ago and it was a carbon copy. I resemble a calf being born and then trying to walk on oil…i clutched the edge for the better part of 20 mins. When i got a gist of it i managed to push myself off with my right foot and move for a couple feet at a time. I witnessed a few bad falls and was too afraid to go hell for leather, in the end i had to be assisted around but i did make a fair decent few laps on my own propulsion!

I’d go again…but not in a hurry!

Poker and Tantrums

Last night we had a poker night, usual situation occured…a platter of Corona and a shit loada pizza. I have to say i was pretty wrecked to start with after coming back from town and into work till ten so, add on the fact that im chewing down UNI FLU tablets like they were going out of fashion.

We played 3 games, to be honest it wasn’t a good vibe at all, there was too much crap talk and in the end i was being wound up something awful after winning the game on a chip count.The right buttons were pressed and at the end of the night i jokingly spurt out some shit about some one ‘bottom dealing’, so all hell breaks loose i leave the room grab my gear and bid them good night and walk home, i realise when i hit the scratcher how tired i actually am. I feel bad for the whole thing but in the end he knew exactly what he was doing by hittin the buttons. I was like a coiled spring at the end of the night.

bonus tho, no hangover 😉

Jarhead The Trailer

I’m dying to go see this movie. After reading the book and thought it was pretty good, there hasnt been a good war film released in ages. The clip looks great and im a fan of anything Jamie Foxx puts his name to. Its released here on the 13th of Jan, ol Ireland behind everyone else!

Further Education? Educate this!

I’m back in on a module on my course this week for two days and a following 3 days next week. We’re covering the A+ in the next step of the diplom, it’s supposed to be one of the toughest modules that people get bogged down on. We started with PC Fundamentals which i have to say was rather basic but i did take some interesting things away from it.
The class is primarily made up of civil servants like myself so we all have something in common i guess. Some are nice and some are borderline ignorant. I suppose you get this mix everywhere. To be honest its nice to get out of the office and work my way back into the new year on a little less hassle.

the hump of the week

Last night saw me checking my email and bits and pieces and the flaking at home, G had gone to her families, I escaped that with my argument that I was pure tired…also I don’t think she wanted me there in a way because the more and more the day went on the more grumpier I was getting. At the end of work I just couldn’t bare it, I was in tatters. Slept for a couple hours and then got up for an hour and read for a while and then nodded off again, slept like a baby on valium to be honest. Knee deep into my new book, a new Ross O Carroll Kelly one, have to say its hillarious. Found it very hard to put it down. Similar to his other books but if you have read them you actually grow with the guys charactor, even though he’s mentally the asme age as a toddler.

Office is beginning to resemble Beirut in here, I think the General Public can just smell the blood and are moving in for the kill. A lot of similar calls but with different out comes. Its been another long day but I have to say after a full nights sleep last night I was better prepared. Resoloutions are going on track…for lunch i’m down to a pint of milk and a yohgurt and for breakfast instead of my usual fry or butter loaded toast i just had special K, one of the girls i go to tea with suggested that if i kept it up for a couple of weeks i can drop a jean size….complete steamer! : )

Tonight im going to head up to the gym to break myself in gently, im gonna go up for a steam and sauna. Then for a week off work i’m in college taking another part of my Diploma Course in Computer Studies…it’s going so so, i’m enjoying it so far but have this fear of failing :-\

and to boot i think im coming down with a cold….