D-Day

In approximately 18 hours, I will be jetting off to Europe on board an Olympic Airways Airbus, destination Athens. Which means that this is my last posting on this site for a while.

I’d like to thank my … no wait, that’s my Oscar acceptance speech. Anyway, see you around.

The Final Countdown

I’m now counting down the hours to my trip. At the moment I’m recording Mariah Carey’s Without You to mini-disc, for the plane ride and to listen to overseas. Also, my better half is lending me a laptop so that I can work on an idea that I’ve been formulating for a few years whilst on holiday.

In or out? Well, with all the trauma of being potentially retrenched twice by the same company in the short space of three months, the latest news confuses the crap out of me. The group MD visited the offices today and said that the CEO was the only casualty, and that everyone’s jobs are secure – for the moment. So now, technically I still work there, and technically I will have a job when I return, but, do I want to be messed around yet again? I’ve got five weeks to think about it :-).

Youth Day

George Mazonakis’ Ston Erota is playing now. Earlier, I was listening to Anna Vissi’s Xronia Polla. Greece, here I come!

I’ve just been modifying my Writing section, by resorting the content in reverse chronological order. I think it makes it easier to see what’s new, for the visitor.

I upgraded my home computer to Microsoft Windows XP Professional two days ago, because I was getting tired of how slow Windows 2000 was. Then my machine was slower than ever, but I think I’ve figured out the bottleneck. She’s humming along nicely, and most of the Windows Updates are finished. I wish I had ADSL!

Curious

Riddle me this: Why am I having trouble sleeping? I didn’t have any caffeine or sugar since 5pm, and dinner was a combination of mince and pasta. And yet, here I sit after midnight, unable to fall asleep. I tried lying down for 45 minutes, but it didn’t work.

Now I’m listening to Men Without Hats’ Pop Goes The World, and I’ve just finished adding about a chapter to my book (I’ve been writing it since December 2001 and I’m almost on page 60. That’s 19 000 words for the people who know about this sort of thing).

And yet, as I look at the date, which is Friday the thirteenth, I wonder if Jason has anything to do with it? Then again, it also means in 7 days (one week) I will be both working my last day at my day job, and departing overseas for Greece. All in one day. I’m impressed beyond words at my multitasking abilities!

Warm and fuzzy

Did you know? It takes just over two hours to print 1324 pages of the Macromedia Flash 5 Bible across a fast Ethernet LAN to a Xerox Document Centre, back to back and two pages per sheet? And it’s still warm when you take it out!

Yesterday was a productive day. My lawyer and I met with my ex-boyfriend and his lawyer to resolve the sale of my 50% share in the house. I was offered a fair payout, and then I am free and clear of ALL debt. Even though I don’t have a job anymore, it’s a warm fuzzy feeling inside. I think I shall use the money to pay for this holiday I’m going on next week.

Asperger’s Syndrome

Has anyone ever heard of Asperger’s Syndrome? Well it seems I’ve got it. It certainly explains a lot.

My boyfriend has been very supportive of me over the past year or so while I shout and scream and have mood swings, and it’s all been worth it, because now we know why I do it.

I really really adore him and everything he has done for me.

Jobless Joe

I’ve changed my MSN nickname to Jobless Joe to celebrate being without work again for the first time since I began in 1997 as a help desk technician.

On 20 June (17 days from now!) I am going overseas with my better half to Greece, UK and Netherlands, for a long-needed holiday. It will be for no less than 5 weeks, and I return on 25 July, hopefully with a new job!