May 15th, 2003

Looi Kin-Ming

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Something of a bitty day - started to tackle the lawn (well, it was beginning to provide halfway decent cover for passing giraffes...), arranged a 3 month service on the car (more like 4 month now but original appointment got cancelled due to chickenpox) and various things too dull to mention.

Did some research and I think I've identified the DVD writer for me, the NEC ND1300A. Like the Sony, it supports DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW but is rather cheaper. Now downloading so much video that a CD-R isn't as convenient an archive medium as it used to be. I'll probably be placing an order as soon as I make up my mind on memory cards for the digital camera and PDA.

Oh, and I ordered a load of Meat Loaf back catalogue CDs (and a couple of Jim Steinman ones) from Play and Amazon. Looking forward to those no end!

Also learned that Play has apparently already shipped my pre-ordered copy of GTA: Vice City for the PC. Hooyah! Mind you, this is also going to be potentially painful as I'm already deeply engrossed in Vietcong. Sat Cong!

Fencing tomorrow could also be painful - I'm still feeling a tad stiff from Monday.
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    Tequila Talkin' - Lonestar
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Looi Kin-Ming

Wasn't I supposed to have been made redundant?

Huh. Had a phone call a short while ago from the staffing manager at my former employer, asking about my availability for some freelance work, some 4 days after I finished doing just that for them. If I'm supposed to have been made redundant, why the calls?!?

Anyway, believe it or not, I declined a 2-3 week project in Brazil because I had personal things arranged for this month, most notably Silver Arrow in a couple of weeks. Yes, I actually declined freelance work in favour of a Robin of Sherwood con!

Still, that may still not be the end of things - he then asked about amenability to freelancing in London and said he'd try to re-jig staffing and call me back in the morning.

Major weirdness. Main thoughts:

  • I can't help thinking it'd be healthier for all if both parties went our separate ways, for now, at least (starting to sound like I'm talking about former girlfriends now!)
  • It was actually kind of exhilarating to be able to decline a project (and stand some chance of forcing a more convenient alternative)
  • Silver Arrow had better be good...
  • This is probably the kick up the backside I needed to get motivated about getting a new job
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    Badlands, Bruce Springsteen
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