Monday, 23 July 2007

Monday Melee'ing for once

Turns out I really can't do this 9 til 5 thing without sleeping 5 til 9 afterwards, hence the lack of blogging. Sigh.

1. The Misanthtropic: Name something (about humanity) you absolutely hate.
That Stone Age tendency to form tribes and excommunicate anyone who doesn't fit.

2. The Meretricious: Expose something or someone that’s phony, fraudulent or bogus.
The myth that chocolate in large quantities might not be that good for you. Don't be ridiculous.

3. The Malcontent: Name something you’re unhappy with.
Feeling incompetent at work. It's not that I dislike the job, but I'm sort of used to being alright at everything I try, so it's a bit hard to get used to simply not getting it.

4. The Meritorious: Give someone credit for something and name it if you can.
The kind of friend who sends you a message after you've seen each other to say how nice it was. (I thought of it and then...didn't.)

5. The Mirror: See something good about yourself and name it.
I'm gradually learning that not everyone thinks sarcasm is an appropriate form of communication. Astonishing, I know, but there you go...

6. The Make-Believe: Name something you wish for.
A nice hot bath...

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Listening to: Our Earthly Pleasure - Maximo Park

Love it.

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

So...I am now employed in pensions and investments for the summer, which has been a bit of a culture shock for the last few days. It involves being awake, fed, dressed and groomed by 8am (rather than the usual 9/10/11am etc) and such things. I'm not gonna go into what exactly I do or where, as I have signed an alarming number of forms and they basically mean, as far as I can work out, that no one is liable if the company decide they don't want me, and there's a whole bunch of reasons why I could upset them. So not that I am exactly in a position of huge importance, but I'm leaving it out anyway.

What I have learned, at least, is that the Financial Services Authority own everyone's backsides in the pensions world, and that investment types aren't happy unless every other word used in a report or conversation is an acronym. Everyone I work with is lovely, or I would probably enquire whether they'd feel happier calling me by my initials.

I may have a few posts planned, so hopefully I'll post a bit more regularly when I've got more used to waking up and going to sleep at more regular times. I have beautiful new wireless internet which I will no doubt pay homage to later as well.

Oh, and did I mention how much I am in love with The Goo Goo Dolls' Dizzy Up The Girl? Well...I am.