rosiedoes: (Personal: Long Man)
Except it's Tuesday and we're just back at work from the winter break and KILL ME NOW I WANT TO SLEEP.

At least I'm off on Friday for Bear and my anniversary.
rosiedoes: (Sherlock: 3 Patch Problem)
So, my knee was fine until I fell on it really heavily three times at practice today. Over all, it was a good practice, but now my leg feels really quite pathetic and feeble. Coming out of the gym it felt like it was just going to give way (which, given the problems with the quadriceps insertion is a possibility).

I also have a cold, right now. I'm exhausted and frankly feel physically quite miserable. I hope I'm better by Saturday, as Vicky is coming down to visit properly for the first time in about five years.

Unfortunately, I see a hell of a lot of non-weekends in my future. I will be so glad when the office move is over with.

Also, I still have patches of that rash. I can't wait for my blood test on Monday, so I can have some answers. Mind you, it took them weeks and five instances of blood taking to get anything, last year. *head desk*

I hope this gets sorted soon. I'm so tired of being ill.

Well, motherfuck.

Sunday, 22 August 2010 12:30 am
rosiedoes: (Default)
Still have massive knee pain today. To the point where sometimes, while sitting on the floor at the bout (which the Goldie Lookin' Chain Gang won in the last jam by one point - go coach!) I actually had to put my hands under my knee and lift my leg to move it.

I think the other pains in my hip and foot are due to the altered gait as I've been compensating for the pain.

I think I have inflammation of the quadriceps insertion - basically where the muscle joins the patella/kneecap. It doesn't really hurt if my knee is completely folded without pressure from standing or anything, say, if I pull my knee up to my chest while sitting; but that moment when you push up to get up from a chair or step up a step is really painful. Like, actually cry-out painful. This would be why I had to roll off the sofa to get up the other night.

Clearly, I should have bought those knee supports I'd intended to get this month.

The bout was great, though. I was really impressed by Sin D Doll and Jack Attack and it was lovely to see [ profile] scoobygang63, briefly - she was doing trackside maintenance for the Rockin' Rollers, which is awesome. I'm so glad she's got into roller derby.

I would have liked to have gone on to the afterparty but Sharon was keen to get home and she was on my Network Railcard, so I had to go with her. Never mind. By the time I did get home and got my pyjamas on, the monitoring station called to say that the intruder alarm had gone off at the office, so [ profile] shiny_starlight and I had to get dressed and get a taxi to Hove to investigate and reset it. Nobody had been in - I checked the door system - which is kind of weird.

I'm really glad to be home, though; and super glad I don't have to be at work in the morning. I think I'd about have to kill myself if I did.

I has an internetz!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010 09:11 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: Glomps)
God. I am back. It's been a nightmare only being able to get online on my phone. I never check LJ from there because the screen is so tiny and if you try to post you have to do it in a box an inch square.

We are now in the new house! Hurrah! It is much bigger than the old place, although I do feel a bit lost with all the space. We now own a big, squishy green sofa and a blue armchair, too. Since we've been here, it has snowed more than I've ever seen in the space of a year. Getting to work tomorrow is going to be more than a little bit ridiculous. No matter which way I walk, it'll be uphill.

Work is exactly the same as it was a few weeks ago. They keep telling me I'm amazing but I have still seen no payrise or official promotion. :\ I did get a bonus for "going above and beyond" when I arranged the company Christmas party, which was nice.

Christmas sucked because I had a reaction to the smoke cloak issued by the intruder alarm at work - and then I got a cold on top of it. New Year was weak because my plans went tits up. Not a great start to the year, but I did make up for it with lunch with Matthew and Wild Things Weekend with the girls.

Wild Things Weekend involved myself, [ profile] shiny_starlight, [ profile] supercasio and [ profile] fadefromblack, food, zombie escape plans being taken very seriously, confusing Matthew with unsolicited texts about not wearing red shirts in the event of a crisis, awesome food at the best buffet restaurant you will ever go to (honestly, it's like a palace of nom), lots of goofing around and feeling sick from over eating on the beach and then... Where the Wild Things Are.

Now, I'm not going to spoil this, but I do have to ask, "Who the fuck thought this was suitable for children?" It's fucked up! At one point I thought the kids in front of me would start screaming, it was so dark and creepy. It was also insanely depressing and had an air of a film that had significant scenes missing - like bits had been edited out for rating approval. So fucking weird. I would like to see a Director's Cut of this one, because I feel like so much is unclear.

But anyway - that's the update. How have you all been?
rosiedoes: (Season: Winter)
Nerdy Christmas tree is go!

Yes, I do believe that is a character from Dragonball Z. Or something. I'm not a fan, I wouldn't know.

Woop woop!

Sunday, 31 May 2009 03:21 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: Happy)
Moving to Brighton and taking the job at Babel was clearly the best thing I've ever done.

The people I work with are awesome. Brighton is awesome. This summer is going to be brilliant.


Thursday, 30 April 2009 07:34 am
rosiedoes: (FOB: TrohMG!)
What the fucking fuck? I logged into my bank account just now and they've paid me for a full - and I mean FULL - month's work. I've only been there two weeks...

Oh man. I'm going to have to go to Payroll and say, "WHUT? THNX, BUT WHUT."


Wednesday, 1 April 2009 05:22 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: Happy)

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Thursday, 11 September 2008 03:49 pm
rosiedoes: (Default)
Two pieces of news: I have a temping job at a fundraising company and I'm being put forward for a permanent role as a PA.

And I just paid someone to shove two enormous needles in my ears so I now have 4mm plugs. The needle looked scarier than it was.

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Wednesday, 30 July 2008 11:47 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: Shocking)
Guess what I did today - aside from fall off a stool in a First Aid training centre and twist my foot?

I spent the morning handling and counting real human bones (everything from feet to kneecaps to skulls) so that they can be cremated. Yes, I did just say that.

They're old training aids from the early St John days and because they constitute "human tissue" they can't just be binned out of respect for the PERSON THEY USED TO BE and because of human rights (seriously) they can't be put on display anymore, even though they were from people who gave their bodies to science.

Good job I'm not squeamish, really.

(If anyone's wondering why I'm volunteering at my old job, it was at a centre in the suburbs, with two elderly ladies who absolutely could not have managed lifting and cleaning some of the shit we did today. It had nothing to do with NHQ, and everything to do with the brigade and history. Although two Asian girls came in and asked us how to get on courses, so I went into Account Co-ordinator mode and gave them all the relevant courses and numbers so they could book.

Job bitterness fail.)

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Sunday, 20 July 2008 11:43 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: Happy)


Fuck. Yes.

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Monday, 23 June 2008 02:36 am
rosiedoes: (FOB: SrsBiz)
I just applied for a job with a major international company in the North West Chicago area.

I don't know if I'll get it (I doubt I will, on account of the fact they'd have to sponsor me) BUT I thought. "Why not?"

The chance of an email saying, "No thanks" over the opportunity to live and work in Chicago? NO BRAINER. I am SO FUCKING QUALIFIED for this job.


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Tuesday, 10 June 2008 12:42 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: Happy)

I just had the best news ever about work.

(Some of you probably won't know what I'm talking about, but this is a long-running thing and it is awesome, I swear.)
rosiedoes: (FOB: ?!)

My certificate is ending soon and I need to book in for a refresher course.

It runs out XX Month.

I am due to have a baby at the end of April so may not be able to attend XX Month - XX Month.





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Monday, 7 April 2008 01:25 pm
rosiedoes: (CS: Gabesus)
I've decided I really want to start going to see gigs again. Not just the huge ones at Hammersmith Apollo, but local gigs, at places like the Dub and the former Monarch.

Problem is, I moved out of that social group a long time ago, now and the bands we used to be into aren't really what I'm into at the moment.

Is there anyone around who'd be up for checking out bands in London? I'm used to hanging out in Camden, but I guess I could go further afield. I mostly want the chance to get talking to soundtechs and roadies, to start making contacts and stuff. I really want to push for a new career, now. I can't stand being in the office all the time.

I'm not into that new folk crap that's everywhere at the moment, though - I'm talking real music, please!

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Saturday, 16 February 2008 06:38 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: Happy)
Today I went shopping with the adorable [ profile] scoobygang63 and proved that my waist and my boobs and my arse DO NOT BELONG ON THE SAME PERSON.

Maybe my boobs and my arse, but not my waist. Because 44-32-48 IS NOT SHOPPABLE. When I put on a waist belt over my t-shirt in Primark, two chavvy girls' eyes nearly fell out. It looked insane. I looked like someone had stuck a bike pump up my arse and inflated me, like a cartoon.

See, I have an interview for my boss's job on Monday, with what sounds like a middle-aged man who knows I'm bisexual (equal opportunities forms, oh yay) but has never met me, and said he can't wait to meet me. EXPLOITEXPLOITEXLOIT. So, I have a grey pencil shirt, a grey and white striped, slightly-over-sized boy-shape shirt, over a black tight tee, and with black heels. I just tried it on with the Magic Pants. HOSHIT. Even I would do me.

I spent almost £40 in Primark for which I got:

An enormous handbag in grey, black and reddish pink - £6
Two pairs of flannel pyjamas in shades of blue - £8
Blue and yellow 'California Dreams' retro t-shirt - £4 (reminds me of the Rehab Summer Camp one I was wearing at the time)
A green and white vest top - £2
5 pairs of stripey socks - £4
2 pairs of tube socks - £2
Pants: 2x Space Invaders, 1x Rubiks Cube, 1x Made in the 80s, 1x Magic Fat Bird pants.

I've a feeling there was something else but I can't remember what it was. (Oh - a PVC make up bag)

All in all, a good day. I spent less than £100 on clothes and got quite a bit, plus a good outfit for the interview.

I really hope I get this job.

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Thursday, 20 December 2007 12:24 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: Shocking)
Apparently, the place where we had our work Christmas party is on fire.


That's what you get for calling it EMBER, kids.

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Thursday, 6 December 2007 09:46 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: SrsBiz)
I need a career change.

I've resolved to get a new job in the New Year, but I'm thinking about getting into something that would allow me to be rated as a Skilled Worker, perhaps, so I could work internationally in the future.

I've thought about becoming a tattooist, because it's obviously something I love and I do have some skills with regard to drawing and shading - it's something I've always loved. I'm also not too bad with the blood aspect or dealing with other people (having been described by my manager, yesterday, as 'one of the best customer service staff I've ever met'). But that's hard to get into and would take a long period of training/apprenticeship during which I suspect I would be on really shit money.

Totally, totally different careers interest me, too - I mean, I'd be happy to become a plumber, even, if I could get the training. I suspect that the majority of women would be pretty happy to have a woman, er, checking their pipes (shows my kind of social circle, actually, that).

Does anyone have any suggestions? At the moment, I'm a National Account Co-ordinator for a charity; I manage the training for mega-huge companies, solve all their problems, deal with all their queries from, 'When is the next First Aid at Work Course?' to, 'How many First Aiders do we need?', to 'WTF is this on my invoice?', to 'Mavis has got a bad back, can she do the course?'. We're talking the parent-companies of high street banks, here. Companies that huge. And in the last year or so, I've had two of my contacts leave and go to new companies, and contact us from their new jobs to ask if they can have an account and please can Rosie be my account manager, plsplspls?

I'm good at what I do now, and I know that. But it's time to do something else.

The only thing is, I don't have parents or anything to support me in this. Nothing to fall back on. And damn, have I seen my friends pull some amazing feats when it comes to getting out there under their own steam and going for what they want (and I am so, so proud of one person in particular; they know who they are) so I shouldn't complain... but man. It's a daunting prospect.

But I know I have to do this sooner rather than later and now is the perfect time.

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Friday, 26 October 2007 01:00 pm
rosiedoes: (FOB: SrsBiz)
I am so quitting my job.

Search for a new one starts tonight.

Fuck this shit and our totally fucking incompetent Finance Department.

The only thing that stopped me just walking out was the fact I was listening to Cobra Starship so I was in a much lighter frame of mind than I should have been.

But seriously. I am sick of this bullshit.

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Monday, 8 October 2007 01:11 pm
rosiedoes: (Mood: Happy)
Got told today that I'm getting £250.00 bonus this month for being awesome.


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