+ today felt like the first day of Autumn, for some reason. It's got much cooler here all of a sudden, and as I was walking home from Blockbuster earlier I just got, I dunno, the whiff of Autumn, or something. Just that biting freshness of the cold air, (or something charmingly poetic along the same lines) - and again later with the smell of smoke (someone was burning things), which reminds me so forcibly of November and bonfire night. It's nice, I think, although I'll miss the summer. Summer's great. You know, one of my least favourite days of the year is the day the clocks go back. Mnerh.
+ this week I have been mostly doing not a lot. i've played squash a bit, although it was all sort of packed in together (once on Tuesday, twice on Wednesday), and cooked a bit, and read some fanfiction, but i'm at a bit of a loose end. it'll be nice when university starts.
+ which is only two weeks away. things financial are looking more or less fine, now. things preparational less so, and things fashionable - well, you can probably guess. If not, ask Lou. On Monday I'm going to go and buy a laptop, which is exciting - thank you all for the helpful suggestions, by the ... oh wait. hold on. You're all USELESS.
+ *grin* whoever said i didn't have good people skills?
+ tonight was nice - all the family bar Helen went out for a meal at a local indian restaurant, which is v. good and v. filling. mm. also got to see and have a chat with Rich for the first time in a few weeks which was nice, and also met his wife and baby. gorgeous family :)
+ what else? well, i had a hard enough time detailing the nothingness of life when i was working - now that i'm doing literally nothing at all, it seems to have got even worse. then again, i did apply for a student account today, so... no, yes, that proves the point i was making. if i was even making a point, which is not even the point at all. exactly.
+ i opted (sensibly, i hope) for the free £50 bonus rather than a free MP3 player (don't listen to enough music) or 10 free CDs (don't listen to enough music). i have this feeling that money is going to become a delightful and extremely rare thing for me, in the same sort of way that sex has. i remember visiting Laura and her pals at Uni last year and watching their agonised uncertainty about spending a fiver, and thinking damn, can't wait 'til i'm in that boat.
+ had a longish phone conversation with Lou the other night, which is another of these delightful rareties. It was really nice speaking to her again, actually - and she was full of helpful suggestions about going to Uni, which is good ('tissues! lots of tissues!' one almost suspects they're blowing more than noses in Nottingham), and is as we know and all-round winner at life. <3, love.
+ hopefully will also see Emma in the week before she goes off to join her fellow narcs at Warwick University. :D. although, if we manage to spend a day together without at least one reference every five minutes to "LOVELY BOWLIN' WARNEY" or Gary Pratt's all-round magnificence, i shall shoot myself in surprise. uh, metaphorically speaking.
+ at the moment she is trying to teach me the fielders of cricket using the unbeatable Yahoo! Doodle, although her progress is hindered slightly by me insisting that the drawing of the oval is PERFECT and that the shades complement each other perfectly. It's all about the big picture.
+ more of you should have messenger and be around. Megan, you should. And Paige. if anything, to prove to people i know someone called Paige :p. at least i have reliable people like the Emmas, Aisy and Allie around to bother.
+ anyway. i'm going to go learn more about real good crik't then head to bed - i am currently reading Robinson Crusoe (ish) and a book by Jodi Piccoult, so there is promise of good things. mm, i love not having to get up in the morning. night all x
p.s. tell me, why DID the chicken cross the road?