I’ll get to why this blog update is being posted so late in the day in due course of time…I wanna get the stuff that happened through the rest of this past week out of the way first.
So the guy who signed me on at the jobcenter this past Wednesday didn’t ask for any evidence of what I’ve applied for…which is great coz I couldn’t get any evidence for the places I wrote down, which were places my parents and I passed by on our way back from our trip down Marple Lakes last Sunday…all places I hadn’t applied to in a while.
Anyway he then explained to me that they wanted to eventually worm everyone on over to using purely Universal Jobsmatch to log their jobsearch and apply evidence.
I hardly ever log on to UJ coz it’s a useless piece of junk. I know I’ve ranted about this before, but EFF it, I’ll rant again.
First of all, most of the vacancies don’t even tell you what company is advertising…it always says something like “Company Confidential” or “Vision Focus Group” or “Come On Get On Group”
Second of all, virtually none of the vacancies have an “apply” button, for you to click, which is supposed to log in UJ that you’re applying or have applied to that job. The few that do? The button just takes you to an external website and doesn’t log that you’re applying there.
Third of all…uhhh…hmmm…I KNOW I had a third thing about UJ to rant about but it escapes my memory.
I’m the lord and master of all daft ducks…and I prove it through some of my daft duckish actions.
This last Friday evening I cooked myself up some Chips, Fish Fingers and Mushy Peas.
Now, I like Salt, Vinegar and Sauce on my Chips and Fish Fingers…I put the Salt on, no problem…but then I go to put the Vinegar on…
Now, we have a Vinegar shaker that we put our Vinegar in…you know, with the special cap with the little hole in the middle to make it so you shake it out in little drops.
For some strange reason I decide to unscrew this cap and then try to shake the Vinegar on me chips.
So you might imagine a whole sloshing of vinegar saturated my meal…fortunately most of it drained right off and my meal wasn’t ruined.
I swear, sometimes I wish I had some kind of minder to watch over me and yell “STOP” when I’m about to do something dumb.
My progress with getting all the achievements on Infamous 1 has been steady…I completed the story once and now have started anew with it again coz obviously you can’t get everything in one play through and you learn things like the fact that one of the 300-or-so blast shards you need to find is booby-trapped in a dude’s locker and you have to heal him and let him defuse the locker.
Alright I think that about covers everything, now to why this blog update is so late.
See, the other day, I was checking my Outlook e-mail inbox when my Skype feed on there flashed up saying I got a message.
It was Luna! My one real life friend who keeps disappearing for ages on end!
She wanted to meet up in real life and catch up on what’s new. I was like “Heck, yeah!” so we arranged to meet this morning at 10 AM at our usual spot.
She told me to contact her when I was a few minutes away so she could set off too because apparently she lived somewhere very close to the town center.
So I set off…and sent her a text when I was about 5 minutes out…arrived at our usual spot at about 10 and waited for her to show up…
…half an hour later, no sign, I start to get impatient and try to call her…and get an answering machine. So I leave a message.
A further half-hour later I get sick of waiting and headed home.
I boot up my computer, go on my Outlook inbox, check my e-mails…then, on a whim, decide to check my Skype feed.
There she was online. So I poke her and ask what happened.
Her fail memory of doom, which much is like my own none-too-reliable-at-the-best-of-times memory only much, much worse, hasn’t gotten any better.
Also…her phone was dead…she forgot to charge it.
So we tried again after she convinced me to come right away with the offer of extra hugs.
This time with much more successful results. She actually popped out of a side-street about 40 feet in front of me when I was headed down the A6 after utilising my short-cut.
We wandered around town a bit talking about this and that and what have you, then she took me back to her new abode.
She has this second-floor apartment in a two-floor council house apartment building…one of many in a block among other blocks of the same thing.
So she was showing me her Princess Luna (from MLP) cosplay…and how the ears and horn kept falling out…and then we were bored and didn’t know what to do…then she had the idea of me playing a game on her boyfriends computer with her on her laptop.
We ended up playing Minecraft. At last I got to experience Minecraft first-paw. Coz there’s no way this hunk of junk laptop can support a game that big…it can barely support Second Life!
When I told her I was waiting to get the PS4 version, she was like “don’t bother, console version sucks, get the PC version when you get a better PC.” And I was like “m’okay.”
Boy did I get caught up in the game, though. We played until…oooh, it must have been around about half 6 or something like that because I remember walking home as it was getting on for 7 ‘o’clock.
She told me that, now that I know where she is, I can call in on her if I feel she’s disappeared too long again…but probably best to send a text ahead first coz she might be at work when I suddenly decide to drop in.
Alrighty, then…weight check!
Last week’s weight; 16 stone 11, 106.9 kg, 235.6 lb
This week’s weight; 16 stone 7, 105.0 kg, 231.4 lb
That reminds me…one of my close friends on Second life asked me how much I weigh…and when I told them they were like “that’s not too bad.”…mind you, they’re way over in America…and I think “obese” there and “obese” here are two different things.
On the subject of Second Life, I got a new Second Life Job. A new club opened up, and that selfsame friend took me there, and they were looking for hosts obviously. I liked the look of the place…it had a very promising crowd there when I first went, and amongst the crowd there were good people who already knew me…and I happened to mention in Local chat that I might like to work there.
This prompted the head host that was present to pounce on me and hire me on the spot…because the people who knew me knew I was this uber epically awesome club host and were giving me shining recommendations all the while.
From discovering a new club to being a part of its staff, all in one day. Oh yeah, I’m THAT good.
I think that’s all I have to tell y’all about for this week…
So, until next week…
Ciao for now,
Cordially, The Blue Fox Thom